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Graduate Assistant for Student Staff Development - Position Description

Under the guidance and supervision of the Area Director, the Graduate Assistant for Student Staff Development will provide general support in the area of student staff recruitment, selection, training, evaluation and recognition within the Department of Residential Life Housing, and Food Service.

Specific duties will vary depending on the current needs of the department and include:

  • Assist in the coordination of all Residential Life student staff recruitment and selection processes.
  • Assist in the coordination of all Residential Life trainings for student staff with various department staff.
  • Design, coordinate, and implement in-service programs for student staff.
  • Conduct and track assessment.
  • Participate in the teaching of the leadership course (CEP 314).
  • Create and maintain a monthly student staff newsletter.
  • Assist with the coordination of student staff evaluation processes.
  • Coordinate student staff recognition through collaboration with various other department staff and the Residence Hall Association.
  • Assist with the coordination of academic recognition programs in conjunction with the National Residence Hall Honorary for residents.
  • Conduct research as needed for positions, evaluations, assessment tools, etc.. that assist the department in developing best practices for student staff development.
  • Assist in the development and tracking of all budgets associated with student staff recruitment, selection, and training programs.
  • Assist with opening, closing, and finals week activities.
  • Participate in at least one additional committee/departmental area as assigned. Some options could include:
    • Coordinating Prospective Student Tours or Overnight Visits
    • Diversity & Social Justice Committee
    • Academic Success Committee
    • Health and Wellness Committee
    • Intramural Coordination
  • Other duties as assigned.

Direct Supervisor:

Area Director

Minimum Qualifications:

To be eligible for an assistantship, students must be admitted to a degree-granting program at the University of Nevada, Reno and be in good academic standing. The students must maintain an overall graduate studies GPA of at least 3.00 and must be continuously enrolled in at least 6 graduate level credits throughout the duration of the assistantship.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous residence life experience and/or pursuing graduate study in Educational Leadership program with Higher Education Administration emphasis. Experience working with student staff selection, training, or recognition.  Experience with assessment.

Remuneration:

This is a 10-month renewable position (with potential option to work summers as needed) and includes a stipend of $1,550.00 per month, medical coverage, and 10 credits per semester (at minimal cost).  Professional development funds for conference attendance may also be available. The Graduate Assistant for Student Staff Development will work an average of 20-25 hours per week.

Special Qualifications Required:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Proficient in MS Excel and MS Word
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work in a team environment, and independently as needed
  • Ability to travel or if expected to drive a state vehicle, must have Nevada State Driver's License or ability to obtain one within required time period
  • Carry out physical activity requirements commensurate with duties of the position, i.e., walk up multiple flights of stairs in case of emergency, lift 25 pounds, etc.

Definition:

Graduate assistantships are available to graduate students at Nevada. Specific policies pertaining to graduate assistants are provided in Title 4, Chapter 5 of the Board of Regents Handbook.


Graduate Assistant for Leadership & Programming - Position Description

Under the guidance and supervision of the Area Director, the Graduate Assistant for Leadership & Programming is a live-in position that will provide general support in the area of student leadership and programming within the Department of Residential Life Housing, and Food Service.

Specific duties will vary depending on the current needs of the department and include:

  • Co-advise the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and/or the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH).
  • Oversee the operations of the Community Resource Center.
  • Supervise one paraprofessional office manager.
  • Assist in training, and facilitate ongoing support for the RA advisors of Hall Leadership Councils.
  • Coordinate and facilitate leadership training for students involved in RHA, NRHH and hall councils.
  • Collaborate with student leadership to implement high-quality, large-scale events.
  • Direct staff programming efforts in conjunction with the Resident Directors to meet the needs of weekend and late-night programming.
  • Assist in coordination of campus-wide promotion of residence hall programs.
  • Design and coordinate promotion of res hall activities and opportunities using creative and innovative multi-media mediums.
  • Direct social media outreach and video promotion initiatives.
  • Create and maintain an annual programming calendar.
  • Coordinate leadership recognition programs in conjunction with NRHH.
  • Conduct and track programming assessment.
  • Assist with opening, closing, and finals week activities.
  • Participate in at least one additional committee/departmental area as assigned. Some options could include:
    • Coordinating Prospective Student Tours or Overnight Visits
    • Student Staff Recruitment & Selection Committee
    • Student Staff Training & Development Committee
    • Diversity & Social Justice Committee
    • Academic Success Committee
    • Health and Wellness Committee
    • Intramural Coordination
  • Other duties as assigned.

Direct Supervisor:

Area Director

Minimum Qualifications:

To be eligible for an assistantship, students must be admitted to a degree-granting program at the University of Nevada, Reno and be in good academic standing. The students must maintain an overall graduate studies GPA of at least 3.00 and must be continuously enrolled in at least 6 graduate level credits throughout the duration of the assistantship.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous residence life experience and/or pursuing graduate study in Educational Leadership program with Higher Education Administration emphasis. Experience working with leadership development or student organizations. Experience in graphic arts, web design and/or video editing.

Remuneration:

This is a 10-month renewable position (with potential option to work summers as needed) and includes a stipend of $1,550.00 per month, medical coverage, and 10 credits per semester (at minimal cost).  Professional development funds for conference attendance may also be available. The Graduate Assistant for Leadership & Programming will work an average of 20-25 hours per week.

In addition, a room and board plan while classes are in session will be provided with the expectation that the Graduate Assistant for Leadership and Programming will maintain availability and visibility during non-business hours for night, weekend, and holiday programming, events, and meetings, which will result in an average of 10 additional hours per week.

Special Qualifications Required:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Proficient in MS Excel and MS Word
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work in a team environment, and independently as needed
  • Ability to travel or if expected to drive a state vehicle, must have Nevada State Driver's License or ability to obtain one within required time period
  • Carry out physical activity requirements commensurate with duties of the position, i.e., walk up multiple flights of stairs in case of emergency, lift 25 pounds, etc.

Definition:

Graduate assistantships are available to graduate students at Nevada. Specific policies pertaining to graduate assistants are provided in Title 4, Chapter 5 of the Board of Regents Handbook.

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