Graduate Job Opportunities

Graduate Assistant for Graduate Development

ABOUT THE OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDENT LIFE & THE GRADUATE STUDIES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The Office of Graduate Student Life (OGSL) and the Graduate Studies Professional Development Center (GPDC) work together to provide a vibrant graduate student experience through programming, access to information, professional development needs for both graduate students and postdocs. and services available at CWRU and creates opportunities to build community, foster conversations, and encourage collaboration across disciplines. Both offices are housed together and often work collaboratively on programming and services.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The graduate assistant is chiefly responsible for partnering in the development of the graduate student community, development of programs to enhance the student experience, conducting assessments about services/programs, and knowledge of the campus at a deeper level. Assist the OGSL Director in the support of the Graduate Student Council (GSC). Creativity, ability to work autonomously, innovative thinking and the ability to work with a team is required. A successful candidate will also possess strong organizational and time management skills.

CONTRACT DATES

August 10, 2020 - May 14, 2021 (With the option to begin in May 2020 as well as the opportunity to add an additional year based on performance)

QUALIFICATIONS
  • All applicants must be enrolled as a part-time/full-time degree-seeking graduate student.
  • All applicants must have obtained a bachelor's degree prior to the Fall 2020 academic semester to qualify for the graduate assistant positions.
  • Applicants must be available to work the complete term of the contract dates. If the graduate program conflicts with the contract dates, please notify the selection committee in writing.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Plan and implement the Fall Feast program
  • Work with the OGSL Director in developing the spring Graduate Student Appreciation Week program which includes Cleveland business outreach and creation of departmental programming.
  • Work with the GPDC director to plan and coordinate Fall, Spring, and online new student orientation.
  • Assist with program logistics including arranging space, catering, and set up/takedown for department-sponsored events
  • Work directly with the executive board of the Graduate Student Council (GSC) as assigned by the OGSL Director.
  • Manage the marketing of programs and services for the office. Including but not limited to the creation of flyers, social media posts, as well as updating the website. (Familiarity with Canva would be helpful)
  • Use CampusGroups, the campus engagement platform, to create events, track attendance, and engage with students for both offices as well as GSC.
  • Act as a representative to build relationships with departments/offices/schools across campus
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
  • $13.75/hour (approximately $9,625/10-month contract)
  • A flexible schedule not to exceed 20 hours per week which includes weekend and/or evening hours.
  • Professional development opportunities (practicums, department events, workshops, etc.)