Graduate Assistant in Student DevelopmentLocation:
Clinton, NYOpen Date:
Jul 15, 2021Description:
The graduate student assistant of the Days-Massolo Center (DMC) will support the department’s educational initiatives; gain practical, hands-on experience; and collaborate with diverse populations of students, faculty, staff, and their allies. This position works directly with the DMC professional and student staff to increase student engagement and enhance students’ collegiate co-curricular experience by supporting the initiatives of the Center, serving as a catalyst for social change and a resource for shared experience, and creating a more inclusive campus environment.
The graduate student assistant will be responsible for supporting the DMC Student Ambassadors and DMC Student Organization Cluster. They will coordinate and assist with monthly cluster meetings for student organizational leaders and lead cluster organizational development.
Additionally, the graduate student assistant will also serve as coordinating support for the DMC Student Ambassador program in management, training, and operational support. This person will also assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate and facilitate monthly student organization cluster meetings with DMC Student Ambassadors, as well as manage their participation in ongoing cluster strategic change management work
- Assist in the planning and coordination of monthly Center based programming series by developing workshop topics, securing speakers, reserving spaces, designing assessment rubrics, and creating promotions
- Serve as support to the Director, LGBTQIA+ Identity Specialist(s)
- Serve as support to the coordination and planning of components of the DMC 10 Year Anniversary year
- Represent the DMC at various events and outreach activities
- Support the mission, policies, and procedures of the department and the College
- Assist DMC assessment and strategic planning efforts
- Develop communication with campus community to facilitate coordination of programs
- Participate in weekly staff meetings
- Complete special projects or other duties as assigned
This is a temporary, non-benefited, position with a work schedule of a maximum of 20 hours per week for 33-36 weeks between August 2021-June 2022.Qualifications:
- Willingness to support diversity and cultural issues, especially those related to higher education and social justice.
- Experience working within diverse educational, racial, ethnic, LGBTQIA+, identity, and/or cultural communities
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Flexibility and ability to adapt
- Sound decision making, judgement, and ability to maintain confidentiality
- Well-developed organizational and administrative skills
- Experience in program/event development and implementation
- Ability to build community with students and staff
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Acceptance into graduate program.
- Completion of bachelor's degree
- Resume (maximum length: 2 pages)
- Personal statement (maximum length: 1 page) tell us about yourself, highlight your collegiate experience. Be sure to speak about your career goals and how you will be a good fit for a graduate student assistantship at Hamilton College.
- Two professional references (not letters of recommendation) All references must be from recent supervisors or faculty members. If you are considered for the position, references will be contacted.