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Graduate Assistant, Student Activities

09/11/2017 12:00 pm

Rockford University is accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant for Student Activities to begin January 2018. The successful candidate will assist in the day to day operations in the Student Activities and will


The Graduate Assistant for Student Activities: Events, will assist in the day to day operations in the area and will report directly to the Director of Student Activities.  The primary emphasis of this position is to assist in the implementation of student programs with the goal to increase student involvement through social program.  Emphasis will be given to both commuter and residential students.  GA will be required to work an average of 25 hours per week.




  •   Spend time   becoming familiar with the programming efforts at RU
  •   Be knowledgeable   of the resources available on campus to all students
  •   Make student   referrals utilizing available resources
  •   Assist in the   preparation of all activities linked with CAB, Student Activities,       Orientation, Welcome Weeks, Family Weekend, Homecoming, April Weekend,     Sibling Weekend, etc.
  •   Complete specific   Orientation and Activity tasks assigned
  •   Assist director   throughout with programming and events
  •   Prepare and   send correspondence to students
  •   Assist in   scheduling student events
  •   Observe/shadow CAB   meetings with Director
  •   Hold meetings   while being observed by Director for constructive feedback
  •   Once Director   and GA feel comfortable, the GA may conduct meetings        unsupervised and will   have their own supervision load (CAB)
  •   Assist in gathering   data for month end and year end reports  
  •   Maintain Website/   Event Calendar/ Event Publicity
  •   Complete end of   semester status reports on programs and seek feedback for    next semester   programming
  •   Research “Best   Practices” in commuter students, future programs and other    topics as needed


  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree
  • Candidate will admitted into the MAT or MBA program     
  • Ideal candidate will have undergraduate experience in student life/student development and be familiar with co-curricular activities in higher education.
  • Must have knowledge of publisher, excel, and word; graphic design/ editing a plus.


  • Tuition remission up to 21 hours per year
  • Monthly stipend


Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter, resume and a list of professional references to: