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Graduate Assistant - Student Activities

STATUS: Filled

POSITION OPENING:  Graduate Assistant – Student Activities  

DEPARTMENT:  Residence Life

DATE:  August 19, 2014                                         POSITION:   Part-time (10-months)

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt (Administrator)                  CLOSING DATE:   August 26, 2014

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Graduate Assistant for Student Activities is responsible for the day-to-day facilitation of evening and weekend campus events with primary work Wednesday – Saturday evenings.  Provide oversight of the on-campus pub and café and work with student leaders.  Reports to Director of Student Activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; enrollment in WJU graduate program.
  • Prior collegiate student leadership experience.
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License, good driving record, comfort driving seven and twelve passenger vehicles.
  • Flexibility and commitment to work Wednesday – Saturday evenings throughout the academic semester (including weeks on call), to make one’s home in a campus apartment, and to be engaged in the WJU campus culture.
  • Passion for working with college students.
  • Availability for full-time work schedule during two weeks of student leadership training, First-Year Connections and Fall Orientation from mid to late August, preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • As available, co-advise the Campus Activity Board, facilitate and chaperone student events, trips, and conferences both on and off campus,
  • Be responsible for all Student Activities Office student programming on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights; be prepared to work primarily evenings and weekends; communicate with Director as needed.  
  • Oversee the daily operation of the RATT, the campus pub and cafe, including weekday and weekend programming. 
  • Coordinate off-campus transportation shuttles to local venues, including regional day trips and airport shuttles; supervise group of student certified drivers. 
  • Be available to assist with major campus events, including New Student Orientation, New Cardinal Days, First Blast, Homecoming Weekend, Culture Fest, Last Blast Spring Carnival and Senior/Graduation Week and Graduation. 
  • Assist Director in booking acts and confirming details of Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 programming schedules.
  • Serve as front-line professional staff responder in on-call campus duty rotation for a week at a time, approximately every 3 weeks; requires being available daily Monday-Friday 5pm-8:30am and 24/7 Saturday and Sunday to respond to student emergencies. Enforce and uphold all University policies and regulations to promote safety of residents. File incident reports as needed.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Application material must include:

  • Letter of application describing your relevant experience
  • Current resume
  • Copy of acceptance letter into the Master’s Program at Wheeling Jesuit University
  • Contact information for three to five professional references

Submit to:
   Wheeling Jesuit University
   Director of Human Resources       or         jobs@wju.edu
   316 Washington Avenue
   Wheeling WV 26003

AS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, WE ENCOURAGE APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED VIETNAM ERA VETERANS, DISABLED INDIVIDUALS, MINORITIES, AND WOMEN


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