The primary responsibilities of the Graduate Assistant for New Student Programs & Leadership include assisting with the planning and implementation of Fall and Spring Orientation programs, the planning and implementing of student leadership development training and activities, and planning and implementing first-year student programming, including administrative support for the Connections Project FYE Program. The Graduate Assistant for New Student Programs & Leadership is supervised by the Director for New Student Programs, Involvement & Leadership.
Essential Functions of Position:
ADVISING Provide support and training to student Peer Mentors in the Connections Project First Year Experience program. Provide support and training to Orientation Team student leaders. Work in collaboration with faculty and staff to develop effective leadership training and student programming. Provide support and training to student leaders by helping members understand their roles, how to access campus resources, and how to plan and implement programs and events. Assist with Leadership development and activities as needed; may include leadership workshops, presentations, and trainings, one-one meetings, student group forums, informal and formal events & discussions, student leadership summit, LeaderShape, student leaders retreat, student club training & development, and women's leadership experience.
PROGRAMMING Take a lead role in developing and implementing Hawk Days and New Student Orientation. Take a lead role in developing and implementing social events and activities during New Student Orientation and assist with Welcome Week events. Take lead role in facilitating Connections Project semester projects including Common Reading Book events. Collaborate with Campus Partners (i.e. Counseling and Psychological Services, Housing and Residence Life, Center for Social Justice & Civic Engagement, Career Services, Student Success Center, Campus Safety etc.) on programming relevant to HNU students. Encourage student involvement and participation in programming and student clubs and organizations. Communicate events and activities to the University community using the Campus Events Calendar, email, flyers, etc. Assist with other campus-wide programming initiatives as needed.
ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES Attend all departmental staff meetings and trainings. Attend all Student Affairs trainings and staff meetings. Attend weekly supervision meetings with the Director of New Student Programs, Involvement & Leadership. Serve on the Orientation Planning Committee and Common Reading selection and book launch. Assist with student leader recruitment and selection process. Collaboration with other departments as appropriate. Participation in professional staff residential housing on-call rotation. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor's degree. Must be an enrolled and registered Graduate Student in order to apply for this positioned required. Prior experience in event planning, advising, orientation, first year experience, and/or residence life preferred.
TO APPLY: The review of applications will begin immediately. For consideration, applicants should submit a Holy Names University staff employment application with a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of professional references to email@example.com.
About Holy Names University (HNU) Oakland's Holy Names University (HNU) was founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, the university's mission is to empower and prepare a diverse student body for productive lives of leadership and service in a complex world. HNU offers a liberal arts and professional education through 15 undergraduate majors and seven master's degree programs. HNU's student-centered education, with small class sizes and courses in varied formats and schedules, meets the current needs of adult learners, including first-generation students and working adults. The university's idyllic, 60-acre campus is nestled in the Oakland hills of California and offers panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. To learn more, visit www.hnu.edu
Holy Names University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from the community, alumni and the general public. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Nestled in the Oakland, CA hills with a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay, HNU is rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, empowering a diverse student body for leadership and service. Guided by the core values of the Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, HNU is a progressive, inclusive, and rigorous academic community offering a liberal arts and professional education. We prepare students to think critically and imaginatively, to understand and employ the veraious modes of knowledge, to communicate clearly and persuasively, and to promote the common good. Visit our website at www.hnu.edu to learn more about Holy Names University.