Graduate Resident Mentor
Category:: Graduate Assistant
Department:: Residence Life and Housing
Locations:: Oswego, NY
Posted:: Mar 28, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
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Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News "America's Best Colleges" in 2010, a Kiplinger's "Best College Value" for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.
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Description of Department: The Department of Residence Life and Housing at SUNY Oswego is a leader in developing a premier residential environment where students are actively engaged in their learning experience. Our environment places student learning and success at the center of all our formal and informal programs, policies, procedures, and physical facilities. Our department encourages collaboration with other students, faculty, and staff in and out of the classroom to enrich the learning experience. Furthermore, our programs are directed to enhance students' capacity and aspirations for growth intellectually, socially, aesthetically, interpersonally, and physically. The Department purposefully and intentionally provides programs and experiences that will offer our residential students a comparative advantage among college graduates.
The Department of Residence Life and Housing at the State University of New York at Oswego is seeking qualified applicants for our Graduate Resident Mentor (GRM) position; this is a live-in, half-time Graduate Assistantship in the Hart Hall Global Living and Learning Center. An average of twenty hours of work per week is expected for this position.
Multiple vacancies anticipated for the 2019-2020 academic year
Posting Date: March 28, 2019
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until all vacancies are filled.
Selection Process: Applicants must apply to a SUNY Oswego Graduate Program before their GRM application will be considered. After initial screening, which may include telephone interviews, finalists will be invited for on-campus interviews.
Compensation: Compensation includes tuition waiver for six (6) credits and $1500 stipend each semester. A fully furnished one-bedroom apartment, all utilities (including local phone, cable tv, and internet), free on-campus parking, and a full meal plan while classes are in session during fall and spring semesters. Occupancy of the apartment is for the term of employment. Compensation is pending budgetary allowance and the stipend is subject to appropriate personal income taxation as determined by the IRS code.
Date of Appointment: August 12, 2019, through May 19, 2020, with potential reappointment for a second year.
Description of Responsibilities: The GRM's responsibilities include facilitating the development of community among residents in the hall and on the GRM's assigned floor, encouraging and supporting learning, mutual respect and appreciation of others. GRMs must complete additional administrative and programming tasks as directed by the department. Other specific responsibilities include serving as Teaching Assistant for a one-credit IST course taken by all Hart residents and assisting in the coordination of the community service component of the Hart Hall program. GRMs are provided with a tuition waiver of six (6) credits, but may take additional credits, not to exceed nine (9) total credits each fall and spring semester. GRMs are responsible for the cost of any credits beyond the first six (6) credits covered by the GRM position. GRMs may be allowed to complete internships or practicums per departmental review and approval.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and matriculation into a SUNY Oswego Graduate Program by August 1, 2019. GRMs are required to maintain a minimum cumulative and semester GPA of 3.0 for the term of employment.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include: an understanding of global and international issues; fluency in language(s) other than English; experience in teaching, community service, global or international endeavors and/or mentoring.
If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:
Brian Gordinier, Residence Hall Director, Hart Hall
Katiuzca Loaiza, Community Development Specialist
Official transcript(s) for all degrees will be required if hired; background checks will be completed for finalists.
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