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Graduate Assistant for Student Affairs

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Summary and Scope of Position:  

The Graduate Assistant for Student Affairs is a member of the Student Affairs team. The successful candidate will join a dynamic staff dedicated to the development and well-being of students. The main focus of the GA position is to provide and support prevention education on topics including drugs and alcohol, mental health, healthy relationships, sexual violence, and overall wellness issues. Additionally, the GA will participate in the conduct process. The Graduate Assistant reports to the Director of Prevention & Advocacy who reports to the Interim Dean of Students.   

This position is generally a 20 hours per week position, including business hours, some evenings and weekends. The preferred start date for this position is August 1. This is a ten-month position (August 1 – May 31).  

Specific Responsibilities:  

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

1. Educational Programs & Outreach  

· Coordinate Event Director program logistics including room reservations, advertising & registration process, supply orders, automated email responses, and technology enhancements  

· Attend Event Director Training sessions in the fall semester; lead Event Director Training sessions in the spring semester  

· Coordinate weekly communication with Event Directors regarding social event expectations and Pre- and Post-Event form submissions  

· Prepare Student Leader Facilitation Guides for RAs and other student leaders to use for hall/group programs  

· Facilitate Risk Management and other Wellness-related programs to Student Affairs student staff, first-year students, and Greek organizations as requested  

· Administer the Campus Health Assessment survey and prepare a preliminary findings report from the reported data  

2. Conduct Process & Mediation  

· Serve as a conduct officer for low-level, first offense cases  

· Coordinate and teach the alcohol education class  

· Facilitate e-Chug and e-Toke meetings with students and make referrals as appropriate  

· Maintain accurate records in Maxient for student sanctions involving the alcohol education class, e-Chug, and/or e-Toke  

· Facilitate roommate and conduct process-initiated meditations using best practices  

Additionally, the Graduate Assistant will:  

· Attend various weekly departmental meetings  

· 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  


A stipend for the duration of the contract (August 1 – June 1), a 1-bedroom furnished apartment, which includes all utilities and internet. A meal plan consisting of 10 meals weekly during semesters. There is no tuition credit for this position. 


Interested candidates should hit the apply button. 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 EO/AA 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.  




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Posted: 5/24/2019
Application Due: 8/5/2019
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