GA- Special Projects and Communications

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Requisition Number:


Position Title:

GA- Special Projects and Communications

Position Eclass:

GF - Graduate Flat Pay

Position Summary:

The term Graduate Assistant is the umbrella term that encompasses all types of GA appointments. Graduate Assistants are employed by the University to teach, conduct research, or assist with administrative duties in departments and non-academic units. Every attempt is made to assign Graduate Assistants to positions that are directly related to the student’s field of study or that provide the opportunity to develop transferable, professional skills. Graduate Assistantships are assigned in the department or unit and confirmed by the Graduate School.

Additional Details:

Reporting to the Senior Director of New Student Transitions & First Year Experience, this position primarily supports special projects for both the department and the Division of Student Success.

RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):
Divisional Support: Support varied efforts by the Senior Director that are tied to broader, divisional programs and projects. Topics are varied. Potential duties include:

  • Special events, team-building, recognition/awards
    • Assist in planning by way of ordering supplies, day-of program set up and attendance, facilitating sign-up or nomination processes, etc.
  • Bi-monthly divisional newsletter
    • Send reminders about deadlines
    • Compile graphics submitted by departmental representatives as well as original content
    • Schedule the newsletter to go out on predetermined dates/times
  • Social media
    • Supervise the undergraduate social media manager for the Division
    • Create original content as needed
    • Attend events/capture divisional efforts to post to divisional social media

Special Projects: Support the launch or continuation, development, implementation, and reporting of special projects that involve the Senior Director. Topics are varied. Potential duties include:

  • Research
    • Oftentimes, special projects require investigation into local data, national trends, benchmarking, etc.
  • Writing
    • Executive summaries of research projects
    • Proposals
    • Reports
  • Meeting attendance and note-taking
  • Administrative assistance as needed

Additional New Student Transitions & First Year Experience Initiatives:

  • All NST & FYE staff provide support for departmental programs and services, regardless of the specific functions of each job
    • Assist with all NST & FYE major events, such as NAV1GATE, SOAR, First Finals Fest, Storm the Streets; includes day-of assistance
    • Represent the department at a number of University events, including Showcase, Destination, etc.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

To be eligible for appointments as a graduate assistant, you must:
•Maintain academic good standing at all times (3.0).
•Be enrolled full-time, which is generally a minimum of 9 credits.
•Make satisfactory progress toward your degree as defined by your academic program and the Graduate School.
•Meet the requirements to be eligible for employment in the U.S.

Additional Minimum Qualifications:

•Quality written and oral communication skills required.
•Marketing, communications, and/or social media experience is required.
•Attention to details and deadlines.

Number of Months per Year:


Org #-Department:

New Student Transition and FYE - 44601

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Posted: 2/4/2021
Application Due: 3/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time