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Graduate Assistant, Career Development

05/17/2017 4:40 pm

 

 
 

The Graduate Assistant will support Career Development through planning and executing workshops and events, counseling students and alumni, and effectively performing other duties as listed in the description.  He/she co- supervises student workers. When the Director is out of the office, the Graduate Assistant will act in his/her place.  The benefits include a monthly stipend and up to 21 credit hours of tuition remission per academic year.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Counsel students regarding resumes, cover letters, interviewing, deciding a career path, finding an internship, graduate school, the job search, etc.
  • Work with undecided students through one-on-one appointments to help them learn how their values, skills, interest and personality relate to choosing a career path.
  • Help plan and organize the annual Career and Internship Fair
  • Help plan and organize other events and workshops including Coffee and Career Chats, Nursing Interview Workshop, Education Interview Workshop, etc.
  • Help prepare and write articles for the semi-annual Career Connections newsletter
  • Update internal career portal and external website with career related information and events and services offered by the department
  • Present career-related material in workshops and classes
  • Inform current students and potential students of services offered by Career Services at ROAR Days, SOAR Days and Visit Days
  • Help manage the Federal Work Study Off-Campus Program, including the annual budget
  • Administer and gather data from graduate surveys
  • Other duties as assigned 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Applicant must be admitted into the MAT or MBA program.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be computer proficient and comfortable with general office equipment (phone, fax, printer).
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret information.
  • Ability to work 25+ hours per week.
  • Ability to effectively present information to students, parents, employers, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to develop rapport with students and alumni to effectively counsel them. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree required. A degree in psychology, education or a related field is desired.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter and list of professional  references to: HumanResources@rockford.edu