Position InformationPosition Title Graduate Assistant
Posting Number 2012001093P Full Time or Part Time Part Time Hours/Day 20 hours a week Regular/Temporary Regular If Temporary: Number of Weeks/Months Calendar Type Calendar Year If Academic Position: Number of Weeks/Months Position Type Preferred Start Date
Position Summary Information
Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,500+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.
Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values a diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.
A recent graduate working to gain practical training.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Hours of Work The Office is seeking a graduate student who can commit to 20 hours a week—this includes time spent both in the office and at events. There is flexibility with scheduling and some weekend and evening hours are required. Ideal candidates will commit to 10 months; the position may be renewed for an additional appointment based on job performance and mutual acceptance.
Late Night Programming • Benchmark, create, and implement a late-night programming model • Provide appropriate event coverage for late-night programs, as needed • Serve as a member of the Alcohol and Other Drugs committee, as needed
Student Organizations & Club Management • Assist in developing and improving student organization processes, including creation and management of new organizations, training for club leaders, tools for communication, assessment, and advisor support • Serve as a resource for student organizations in planning events • Develop and present 1-2 workshops per semester
New Student Orientation • Assist in the selection process of the Orientation student Core Team and Orientation Leaders • Support and assist in spring Orientation Leader training • Assist in the development of the Orientation program, materials, and assessment
Undergraduate Intern • Supervise the undergraduate Student Engagement Intern • In collaboration with the Director, create projects and initiatives for this position, including overseeing the social media, event planning, and student organization marketing Staff Member • Attend staff meetings and other meetings, as assigned; work nights and weekends, as required • Support and attend large-scale events sponsored by the Office and Student Government Association • Take part in trainings, retreats, and planning sessions, as needed • Participate in campus-wide events, such as Family Weekend, Skyhawk Welcome Days, and
Accepted Student Days • Serve as a leader in fostering a campus culture in which differences are embraced and work to advance the College's mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion • Partner with other Student Affairs Offices and seeks out opportunities to work with others • Perform other duties as assigned
Education and/or Experience
A Bachelor's Degree with experience or interest in campus/student event management, leadership development, and student advisement. Currently enrolled in a Master's Program in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, Education, Social Work, or related fields. Familiarity with event planning/ programming. In addition, the successful candidate must be dependable and have excellent interpersonal communication (written, oral, and electronic) skills. Candidate must demonstrate integrity, initiative, openness, teamwork, and a positive attitude. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a commitment to higher education, student development, and diversity/inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Problem-Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; respond promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively Delegation – Delegates work assignments; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of DEI policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in the decision-making process Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions Innovation – Meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel. Talk and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
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