Human Resources

Graduate Assistant of Programming & Events (Part-time)

Department

Student Affairs

Overview

The Graduate Assistant of Programming and Events reports to both the Director of Prevention & Advocacy and the Director of Residence Life as this is a dual role between these two highly collaborative offices. The successful candidate will join a dynamic staff dedicated to the development and well-being of all students. The focus of the GA position is to provide educational programs campus wide and to targeted groups, especially those in the residence halls, and help with logistics and assessment of registered events with alcohol on campus.

This position is generally a 18-20 hours per week position, including business hours with some evenings and weekends. The hours are flexible to work with the candidate’s class schedule each semester. The preferred start date for this position is August 1 but is also flexible. It is a ten-month position (roughly August 1 – June 1) with ideally a two-year commitment. On-campus housing and a partial meal plan are also included in addition to a stipend.

Responsibilities

There are two main areas of responsibility for this position, each with specific tasks:

  1. Educational Programs
  • Help coordinate campus-wide and in-hall educational events and initiatives to reach the goals established in the Student Affairs Curricular Approach (attached)
    • Assist in educational efforts around substance education and bystander intervention, and the SPINT/Affinity housing program
    • Serve as one of the advisors for Reimert Hall Council which is a group of student leaders who live in the Reimert Hall Complex who meet weekly to discuss trends in the community and advocate for positive changes
    • Facilitate Everything You Need to Know About Events workshop for first years and second years; develop and implement additional proactive programming and educational initiatives for students related to registered events
    • Develop relationships with students living in spaces where students can register social events to understand their needs and help address trends and issues as they arise
  • Assist in preparing Student Leader Facilitation Guides for RAs and Peer Educators to use for hall/group programs
  • Facilitate risk management and other wellness-related programs to student staff including RAs, Peer Advocates, and Peer Educators.
  1. Registered Events
  • Coordinate the Event Director Training program logistics including room reservations, advertising & registration process, supply orders, and email responses to registration
  • Review Opening Event Forms and Closing Event Forms to identify issues or trends
  • Conduct assessments to evaluate process and impact of education and events
  • Coordinate weekly communication with Event Directors via an e-newsletter (Mailchimp) utilizing health promotion, harm reduction, and social norms clarification

Additionally, the Graduate Assistant will:

  • Meet weekly with supervisors
  • Participate in the on-call crisis response team rotation
  • Attend various weekly departmental meetings when possible
  • Serve as a visible role model in the community by attending events and dining on campus
  • Research evidence-based practices and make recommendations for change or improvement as requested

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and current enrollment in a master’s program required. Enrollment in a program related to higher education or counseling strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated initiative to solve problems and create and implement new ideas or programs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to student development, including the ability to research best practices and assess student learning
  • Ability to present to small and large groups
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Anticipated Start Date

August 2022

Application

Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.

Ursinus is an AA/EO employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.