Graduate Assistant, Office of Academic Resources

Haverford College
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Summary:

Haverford College seeks to hire a part time (20 hours per week), exempt Graduate Assistant for the Office of Academic Resources (OAR). The Graduate Assistant is an essential member of the OAR team who provides technical and organizational support to the office along with working directly with Haverford students to help them thrive in their academic pursuits in the college.  

Majority Primary Function:

  • Work closely with students from all class years -- in a mentorship capacity -- to promote their intellectual, scholarly, and personal development 

  • Lead and/or co-facilitate student success workshops including but not limited to: semester blueprinting, time management, study strategies, reading strategies, understanding and overcoming procrastination and perfectionism, midterm and final exam preparation, and educational technology tools 

  • Assist with the creation and distribution of office newsletters, publications, resources, and other outreach material 

  • Create and manage a robust approach to the maintenance of the office’s social networking platforms 

Other Essential Responsibilities:

  • Forge and nurture relationships with other campus offices and partners, including, but not limited to, the Library, the Center for Career and Professional Advising, and the Writing Center 

  • Identify and implement creative campus-wide outreach initiatives 

  • Provide support for academic skills seminars and panels offered by the office 

  • Enrich ties between the OAR and academic programs such as Multicultural Scholars Program, Mellon Mays 
Undergraduate Fellowship, Upperclass Advisors, Teaching Assistants, & Peer Tutors 

  • Support OAR partnerships with various student cohorts and develop cohort-specific resources 

  • Serve as a member of committees comprised of close campus partners committed to academic enrichment and 
student development 

  • Actively participate in ongoing assessment and information-gathering efforts on behalf of the office. This includes, but is not limited to, organizing, moderating, and reporting on an ongoing series of student focus groups 

  • Research innovative practices and resources related to student learning and development 

  • Schedule student appointments, manage reservations for space usage, and closely monitor office calendars
  • Manage event registrations and RSVPs for OAR and non-OAR events hosted by the office 

Education, Training, & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment, and to make appropriate decisions
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to student development and diversity across the College community
  • Exceptionally strong attention to detail and possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong problem solving, analytic, and research skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, patience, initiative, an attitude of resilience, and openness to evolving responsibilities.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite and Adobe Photoshop preferred.
  • .Ability to work flexible daytime and evening schedule.

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position:

  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
  • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds) Up to three hours
  • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Up to three hours
  • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Never
  • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Never
  • Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction: Up to three hours
  • Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): Up to three hours
  • Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): Up to three hours
  • Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): Up to three hours
  • Walking (to move entire body in erect position): Up to three hours
  • Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): Up to three hours
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): three to six hours
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Up to three hours
  • Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Up to three hours
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Up to three hours
  • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): Up to three hours
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): Never
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): Never

To apply: Interested applicants should submit an online application to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to The application deadline is Monday, May 22, 2017.

Haverford College has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the academic program, lived experience, and composition of the College community. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will contribute to the College’s educational mission.

Haverford College is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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