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Student Engagement Graduate Student Assistant

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Currently enrolled graduate-level University student at UNT Dallas, UNT Dallas College of Law, UNTHSC, or UNT making satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree program. Please upload a copy of your class schedule or include your availability in your cover letter.

Posting Details

Posting Information

Requisition Number STU -201000000178
Job Title Student Engagement Graduate Student Assistant
Job Description

The Student Engagement Graduate Student Assistant position prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities in higher education. This position provides students with an opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of the student affairs profession and gain hands on experience in many areas within the Office of Student Affairs at UNT Dallas.

Furthermore, the position will afford students the opportunity to analyze the functions of various administrative departments, their relationships to one another and to the institution in order to understand contemporary societal issues and their impact from an institutional perspective.

Working with experienced student affairs administrators, graduate assistants will work to improve the quality of life on campus, foster a safe, healthy, and respectful environment, support academic achievement and success, and promote leadership and civic engagement. Graduate assistants will also participate in campus community-wide projects and professional development opportunities and begin developing their professional network.
Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

• Attend regularly scheduled Student Affairs Staff meetings and trainings.
• Attend regular one-on-one meetings with supervisor.
• Cultivate and maintain good working relationships with staff, faculty and students
• Assist with New Student Orientation and Commencement
• Participate in student leadership trainings
• Support College policies and guidelines
• Work with staff to develop extra-curricular events and services.
• Assist with the planning of all aspects of Student Organization/Greek Life leadership trainings and workshops
• Responsible for room reservations for student groups and other areas as needed
• Responsible for tracking room reservations from student groups
• Develop workshops and trainings that benefit targets student groups and the student body as a whole
• Maintain events on website for Student Affairs
• Assist in Program Proposals for programs hosted by Student Affairs
• Assist in event management of programs hosted by Student Affairs
• Responsible for the planning, application process and implementation of the JAG Awards
• Responsible for maintaining the annual calendar for the Office of Student Affairs
• Assists in assessment efforts for student engagement
• Assists with the planning and execution of the student organization showcase each semester
• Lead the promotion of student life events through the use of social media channels, print material, and other forms of appropriate communication to the campus community.
• Encourage and support students, student organizations, departments, and academic programs, on events that benefit the student community and align with the college’s mission.
• Assist in the development of leadership resource guides and programming materials.
• Bring creative ideas and energy to the position.
• Additional duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Students

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications

Currently enrolled in graduate-level courses with the University System (Dallas/College of Law, HSC or UNT) each semester of the assistantship and making satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree program. Three years of work experience of a progressively responsible and difficult nature; or, any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:

• Demonstrates commitment to university mission, goals, programs, policies and services intended to maximize student personal growth, education and development, as well as fostering student success
• Interest in working in the field of Student Affairs
• Thorough knowledge of modern office practices and procedures and of business English; and accuracy in spelling and arithmetic demonstrating evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to keep complex records, to assemble and organize data, and to prepare reports from such records.
• Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work of others.
• Ability to compose effective correspondence.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Considerable knowledge of academic requirements and policies, or of administrative procedures relative to the area of employment.
• Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to conduct oneself in a highly professional and ethical manner.
• Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications

One year minimum experience of direct involvement on campus

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions

Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule

Scheduled work hours within the 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM timeframe, Monday – Friday, with varying evening event assistance as needed

Substitution of Experience/Education No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Currently enrolled graduate-level University student at UNT Dallas, UNT Dallas College of Law, UNTHSC, or UNT making satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree program.

Please upload a copy of your class schedule or include your availability in your cover letter.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Texas Workforce Commission
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Linked In
    • Indeed
    • Professional Diversity Network
    • Company Website
    • Job Fair
    • Current Employee
    • Other (Specify Below)
  2. Please specify source from above

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you currently enrolled in courses at UNT, UNT Dallas, UNT Dallas College of Law or UNT HSC?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * When is your anticipated graduation date?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * What is your current classification?
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    • Graduate
  6. * Describe a work scenario where you were required to take considerable initiative to work independently and make a decision.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Describe a situation when you had to deal with a difficult customer? How did you handle it? What happened?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Class schedule
  3. Graduate transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Veteran Preference (DD-214)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Undergraduate Transcript
  4. References