Graduate Program Assistant

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Position: Graduate Program Assistant Location: Chicago, IL
Job Id: 607 # of Openings: 1 Wheaton in Chicago Graduate Program AssistantJob Overview
The Wheaton in Chicago Graduate Program Assistant (GPA) is a member of the Center for Urban Engagement (CUE) team. Under the guidance of the Assistant Director of Wheaton in Chicago, the GPA works part-time to collaborate on and provide leadership for some initiatives and services of the program. This is a residential position; the GPA must live on-site at the Wheaton in Chicago facilities. Year-round housing will be provided in a Wheaton in Chicago apartment for the duration of the time of service. Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate with Wheaton in Chicago staff to plan and implement program orientation, mid-semester retreat, end-of-semester retreat, and program excursions.
  2. Collaborate with Wheaton in Chicago staff to plan and implement weekly community dinners and neighborhood excursions.
  3. Develop growth-oriented relationships with Wheaton in Chicago students through regular presence at program events and program excursions, 1-1 meetings, and student care.
  4. Collaborate with Assistant Director of Wheaton in Chicago to provide on-site coordination for Urban Track of Wheaton Passage program.
  5. Collaborate with Assistant Director of Wheaton in Chicago to establish and participate in an on-call system for student emergencies.
  6. Collaborate with Assistant Director on hospitality for guests at the Wheaton in Chicago facilities.
  7. Collaborate with Assistant Director on recruiting students to the Wheaton in Chicago program.
  8. Collaborate with CUE personnel, volunteers, and students to create content for CUE social media accounts.
  9. Meet weekly with Assistant Director for supervision, collaboration, and personal development.
  10. Attend CUE team meetings.
This job description is intended to represent key areas of responsibilities; specific assignments may vary from time to time, and other duties may be assigned. Note on benefits:WIC GPA benefits for all applicants include stipend, housing, and covered costs for transportation and meals for program-related activities. Students in the MA program in Higher Education and Student Development may be eligible for an additional tuition discount contingent on funding availability. Qualifications
  1. Enrolled in a Masters program in the Wheaton College graduate school.
  2. Experience living, learning, and/or working in urban contexts
  3. Student Development experience preferred
  4. Organized and self-motivated with strong administrative and collaborative skills.
  5. Evidence of Christian character and commitment
  6. Leadership ability and mentoring experience
  7. Communication and management skills
  8. Understand issues related to sexuality and racial identity development
  9. Experience in addressing diversity issues in a Christian context
Physical RequirementsThe employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 10 pounds. FLSA Status - Exempt Please note, the following is needed for a complete application:
  1. Review the specific Job Descriptions and Supplemental Application Questionnaire here.
  2. Complete a Wheaton College application for employment.
  3. Complete the supplemental application questionnaire (located in the supplemental information file).
  4. Submit your completed Supplemental Application Questionnaire to: [email protected]
As a Christ-centered community, Wheaton College faculty and staff must affirm the College’s Statement of Faith as expressing their own theological convictions and agree to live by the moral standards in Wheaton’s Community Covenant, modeling these commitments for the Christian formation of our students. Wheaton College faculty and staff also support the Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment, which highlights our desire to treat all individuals as equal image-bearers of Jesus Christ through diversity, inclusion, justice and unity. Updated February 2021




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Posted: 3/7/2021
Application Due: 5/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time