Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.
Who we are
The Department of Student Activities fosters and supports leadership, learning, and involvement opportunities that enhance the growth and development of students and recognized student organizations. As members of the university community, we are committed to a philosophy of shared responsibility that develops leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good, and we subscribe to the Texas A&M core values of Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service. To learn more, please visit https://studentactivities.tamu.edu/.
What we want
The Student Government Association Advisor (SGA Advisor), will serve as an active member in the Campus Engagement & Traditions unit within the Department of Student Activities. The responsibilities will include planning, implementing, and assessing a proactive risk management program for the Student Government committees at Texas A&M University. Serves as the primary advisor for the Student Senate, as well as, other SGA committees. Oversees the administrative processes of pre-event planning, student organization development, and the diversity and inclusion education. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this description appeals you then apply for this great opportunity!
What you need to know
Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.
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Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Four years’ experience in student affairs work or related specialty area with a bachelor’s degree
- (Two years’ experience in student affairs work or related specialty area with a master's degree)
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Other Requirements or Other Factors:
- General office conditions with the majority of time spent in contact with students. Attends meetings and conferences concerning students and with student groups at times beyond usual working hours
- Requires some evening and weekend work
- Commitment to university’s and department’s core values
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education or related field
- Two or more years post-graduate experience in higher education, student affairs, or specific area(s) described in this position description
- Significant student group advising, leadership training, and experience in the specific area(s) described in this position description
- Student Organization Advising - Serves as an Advisor to the Student Senate, a high profile student organization within the Student Government Association. Serves as primary advisor to multiple SGA committees. Will also serve in the role as a co-advisor to Fish Aides and other SGA committees. Advising of a student group may include, but is not limited to, leadership development, risk management education, financial oversight, programming and logistics of events, marketing and communications, and other administrative tasks as required by the group or department.
- Program Administration & Oversight – SGA Organization Development - Responsible for oversight of SGA committee and advisor development for Student Government Organizations. Manages, with support from student staff, the maintenance of the Student Government Association handbook, end of the year report, new officer orientation, and computer training. Duties include, but are not limited to, provide access and maintenance to technology resources and communication and trainings of available resources for SGA organizations. Is responsible for committee advisor communication and development including, but not limited to, risk management education, diversity and inclusion support, and community management.
- Supervision - Responsible for direct supervision of a graduate assistant and student assistant. Prioritized supervisory topics include, but are not limited to, SGA assessment, SGA orientation, and student development.
- Diversity & Inclusion - Models a strong understanding of and appreciation for the University's, Division's, and Department's priorities related to creating a community of respect and inclusion. Performs other duties as assigned.