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Graduate Assistant - Academic Outreach

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Georgia College & State University
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Job Title: Graduate Assistant - Academic Outreach
Location: Georgia College & State Univ
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 271789
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 gcsu.edu.

Job Summary

- Plan and implement hands-on academically engaging programs with P-12 students and adults.
- Planning will include using teacher/program leader requests and/or appropriate Georgia Standards of Excellence to create custom, quality programs designed specifically to meet the needs of each group served.
- Most programs are science or environmental based and planning will be a hands-on, minds-on application of these studies, offering a valuable resource.
- Supervise undergraduate staff in facilitating programs.
- Provide resources to undergraduate staff to assure competency in subject matter and activity implementation
- Act as a resource during programs for questions or concerns

Responsibilities

Event Planning - 15
(Plan activities for programs) Will work closely with the director in planning programs for area schools and programs in the form of field trips, in-school visitations, weekly and after-school programming.
Related Knowledge and Skills: ability to use search engines, creativity, books and other resources to find age-appropriate activities that correspond to Georgia Standards of Excellence and/or teacher/program leader requests.

Outreach - 60
(Facilitate activities for area participants as well as supervise/train undergraduate staff in activities.) Implement programs to P-12 students of Baldwin and surrounding counties as well as some adult programs.
Related Knowledge and Skills: Enthusiasm for subject, must enjoy working with children of all ages, strong work ethic, group management skills

Data Processing/Entry - 10
(Enter program report information into an excel file for record keeping purposes.) Maintain the program reports for all programs completed.
Related Knowledge and Skills: Excel Proficiency

Inventory - 10
(Assist with getting supplies/replacing supplies for programs) Maintaining supplies and organizing storage.
Related Knowledge and Skills: Organizational skills, creativity

Other Duties as Assigned - 5
The graduate assistant performs other duties as assigned and participates in staff, committee, and other university meetings as appropriate and at the request of supervisor.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree

Other Required Qualifications
Approved for regular admission to a graduate degree program at Georgia College & State University. Upload Acceptance into 'Other' attachment in application.

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.

This position will work in-person 19 hours per week.
-Full assistantships (19 hours/week) cover all but $25 of tuition.
-Applicable student fees are not covered by the assistantship.

Course loads for graduate assistants must be at least 6 graduate semester hours.

Required Experience
-Because we work with children of all ages, a successful Background investigation and drug screening are required.
-Regular Admission to a Georgia College Graduate Program
-Undergraduate degree
-Prior experience working with children
-Strong work ethic
-Enthusiasm
-Flexibility
-Patience
-Ability to work well with others

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Interest or background in science

Preferred Experience
Prior experience managing groups, excel experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

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.

KNOWLEDGE
Microsoft Office Suite

SKILLS
Detail oriented and ability to prioritize tasks
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 may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug Screen

Organization

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.

Company info
Website
Telephone
478-445-5004
Location
231 West Hancock Street
Milledgeville
GA
31061
US

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