Graduate Assistant (Staff), Community and Academic Service-Learning

Job description

General Summary

[email protected] provides graduate students in programs (and concentrations) such as Public Administration, Social Work, Psychology, Communication, Management and HESA a robust graduate assistantship in the areas of research, instruction/training, management and community service.

The Engage assistantships allows graduate students to both initiate and manage community based programs and training. It allows a graduate student in the aforementioned programs grant writing and grant management experience, management of personnel, instructional practice for both student and staff, institutional and community evaluation and assessment, program management and the use of research in grant development and implementation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Specifically, the GA provides critical institutional support and coordination in the following:

  • Engage suite events, Retreats, community impact, community service and academic service-learning evaluation for reports and self-studies such as the Carnegie Classification, Campus Compact and the Higher Learning Commission -

• Onboarding and training of community volunteers associated with key Engage programs such the Eagle Engage Corps, St. Joe Health Navigators, United Way Campaign, etc.

Liaison between Engage and key community entities and initiatives including YpsiGlow, Heritage Festival, YpsiProud, Ypsilanti Township and Ypsilanti City Master Plan Coordination of the bi-annual AS-L faculty fellow seminar and coordination of faculty community based learning projects.

Support and coordination for Academic Service-Learning courses and co-training of faculty/staff in community based learning. The GA will manage and/or co-facilitate community partnerships for many faculty and AS-L courses throughout the year. Provides administrative support to the fall and winter faculty seminars through identification and preparation of seminar literature in concert with faculty participants.

• Ford Community Corps. Management and oversight of AS-L Grant project with faculty. MANAGEMENT, RESEARCH & COMMUNITY SERVICE

• Development and dissemination of office bi-annual office newsletter, maintenance of all social media related to Engage and oversight of web page

Special projects: Engage area is dynamic and develops new grant and externally funded projects annually. A GA may also support through research and grant writing new programs such as: Community Forums related to community initiatives, Bike Share, Spark StartUp Fair, Pitch Ypsi. Black Ypsi, African American Signage project or restorative justice community project with Washtenaw County Sheriff's office, etc.


Background in Management, Public and/or Arts Administration and/or Non-Profit organizations highly desired. Interest and experience in working in community based organizations (social service, art, government, etc.) and/or college-based service learning a plus

Strong event planning /organizational, writing and editing skills highly desired. Graphic design skills and familiarity with design software (e.g. Illustrator/Canva) desired, but not required. Familiarity and/or experience with the grant writing and reporting including grant budgets a plus.

Students who are seeking concentrations in community or non-profit management or non-profit certifications within their programs. We seeks students who may pursue an MA in Psychology with a a concentration in community health, HESA, Management, Human Resources, Communication and Arts Administration

Required: Cover Letter, Resume and Three References. Supplemental Information

[email protected] - Community and Academic Service-Learning GA

Graduate Assistantship Full Time (20 Hours a week)

September 2019- April 2020

Required: Cover Letter, Resume and Three References.




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Posted: 2/20/2019
Application Due: 5/8/2019
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