Graduate Assistant, Career Development
04/11/2018 10:00 am
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. Position begins 8/1/18 and GA’s are required to work year round.
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
- 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