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Leadership Graduate Assistant

Georgia College & State University
Georgia College & State Univ

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Job Title: Leadership Graduate Assistant
Location: Georgia College & State Univ
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 269395
About Us

Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is the state's designated public liberal arts university, where students learn the essential skills to compete in a fast-paced and technology-driven global society. As one of only three selective state institutions in the University System of Georgia and a top 10 ranked public university in the Southeast, GCSU offers nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs that emphasize an expansive liberal arts education focused on critical thinking. Through personalized attention and award-winning, high-impact practices such as internships, service- and community-based learning, diversity, and study abroad, GCSU prepares leaders, problem solvers and life-long learners for successful careers. The university offers small class sizes and personalized attention for optimal student engagement in a residential setting with opportunities for a variety of transformational experiences through experiential learning. The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming and diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia and located only 90 miles southeast of Atlanta.

Georgia College & State University is committed to protecting academic freedom and supporting the freedom of expression as outlined in the University System of Georgia's Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom policy and its Ethics Code of Conduct. For more information, visit us online at

Job Summary

The leadership graduate assistant is responsible for implementing and supporting the curriculum and Research & Public Service Priorities of the Georgia College Office of Leadership Programs. The incumbent will support students, clients, affiliates, and partners, providing individual and small-group consulting.


Advising and Consulting -
The leadership graduate assistant provides individual and small-group leadership-development and training consultations to Georgia College students, as well as to clients, affiliates, and partners. Such activities may include consultations, team-building and group-development programs, and workshops. The incumbent develops individual and small-group learning plans, including actionable personal leadership-development plans, as well as consultation scripts, and bespoke training curricula. They conduct assessments, interpret and evaluate results, and present their interpretations and findings. They customize learning content and implementation to meet stakeholder needs and adjust their approach to their audience as appropriate.

Program Support -
The leadership graduate assistant maintains responsibility for several ongoing, regularly recurring internal processes, as well as for projects and activities administered by the Office of Leadership Programs. They should possess a demonstrated ability to work independently and solve problems within the scope of their duties and should have an ability to manage confidential information appropriately.

Collaboration -
The leadership graduate assistant works collaboratively with each member of the Office of Leadership Programs. They should demonstrate capacity for recognizing interdependencies in cross-functional projects; ability to work collaboratively and productively with others to achieve results; ability to scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects accurately; ability to set objectives and goals; ability to break down work into process steps; and ability to measure performance against goals and to evaluate results.

Instruction and Content Delivery -
The leadership graduate assistant develops original content for delivery through workshops, programs, retreats, and conferences and provides innovative, interactive, and dynamic means of delivery, facilitation, and engagement.

Additional Duties -
The leadership graduate assistant performs other duties as assigned by the director or assistant director of leadership programs. They participate in staff, committee, and other university meetings as appropriate and at the request of the director or assistant director.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Earned bachelor's degree and acceptance to or currently enrolled in a GCSU graduate program.

Other Required Qualifications
Be approved for regular admission to a graduate degree program at Georgia College.

Maintain academic good standing. If a student's grade point average falls below a 3.00 (academic warning), the student will have next semester or summer term to improve and return to good standing before termination of the assistantship. Should a student fail to return to good standing after the next semester or summer term, or should a student receive academic exclusion and be dismissed from the degree program, the assistantship will be terminated at once.

Course loads for graduate assistants must be at least six graduate semester hours.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment, to take initiative, and to follow through with all responsibilities and assigned tasks.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Analytical, organizational and written communication skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by GCSU.

Georgia College & State University is a national award-winning institution in areas of student success and achievement. It strives to achieve excellence in the composition of its community, educational programs, university policies, research and scholarship, campus life, employment practices, extracurricular activities, and community outreach. It is a priority of the university to be a welcoming and inclusive environment so that its campus culture will enhance the ability of its community members to succeed in their endeavors, to be respected as individuals, and to feel a sense of belonging. Please visit Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel.
This position does not require security clearance.

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Georgia College & State University is the state's designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. The College enrolls approximately 7,000 students -5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students-- and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the College.  Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom, and who are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to provide a first-class learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make transformative contributions to their communities and to the world.

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