Graduate Assistant-Office of Judicial Affairs
The College Judicial System resolves alleged violations of Oswego State University’s Code of
Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct (Code of Student Conduct) by a student or student
organization. The Office of Judicial Affairs is the clearinghouse for all judicial cases that are generated
within the campus community, including but not limited to, cases arising within the residence halls,
academic units, and other locations including off campus areas. The Office of Judicial Affairs also
works with the Personal Safety Committee, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Committee, as well as
other administrative committees.
This office coordinates disciplinary hearings, maintains disciplinary records and oversees the selection
and training of judicial bodies. Another major responsibility is the education of the campus community
about the College Judicial System, including expectations of student behavior, student rights and
responsibilities, and notice of judicial charges. The Office of Judicial Affairs also acts as a referral
resource for students who may need additional academic, personal, and career related support and
The Office of Judicial Affairs has working relationships with many offices, departments, and programs
on campus as well as within the community.
Graduate Assistant Responsibilities:
The Judicial Graduate Assistant will serve as a member of the Office of Judicial Affairs in all aspects of
the College Judicial System. The Graduate Assistant will participate in meetings with the Assistant
Dean of Students and may also participate in other meetings as deemed appropriate. The Graduate
assistant will be an active team member and is expected to provide input toward the work of the
Office of Judicial Affairs including evaluation of the programs and services provided to the campus
community. The Graduate Assistant must possess the highest level of integrity and confidentiality due
to the nature of the work generated in the office.
The Graduate Assistant will be responsible for the following:
- Assist the Assistant Dean of Students for the Judicial Affairs with the implementation of the College Judicial System based on skills and areas of interest.
- Assist with the recruitment, training and advisement of the Peer Judicial Board and Student Conduct Committee; Act as Code Administrator for hearings as needed.
- Track the completion of judicial sanctions by students who were found responsible for a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.
- Work with students who are alleged to have violated the Code of Student Conduct and educate them of their rights and responsibilities within the College Judicial System.
- Conduct disciplinary conferences with students and provide follow-up sanction letters.
- Coordinate and participate in educational awareness campaigns with other departments and academic units on campus.
- Assist with other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Students for Judicial Affairs, including clerical duties and statistical reporting.
Qualifications - The successful candidate will present evidence of the following:
- Strong desire to work within the College Judicial System to explain, enforce, and educate the campus community about the policies and procedures contained in the Student Handbook.
- Effectively counsel students of their rights and responsibilities and act as a referral agent to other resources on and off campus.
- Ability to resolve incidents with students through individual meeting from a student development perspective, which fosters personal growth, intellectual development, and civic responsibility.
- Use fairness and reasonable judgement based on facts presented.
- Work as an effective member of a professional team, with high levels of integrity, energy and confidentiality.
- Ability to use computer word-processing and other software programs.
- Possess organizational skills, effective time management skills, and strong oral and written communication skills.
Terms of Employment & Compensation:
Twenty hours per week including stipend of $5,600 per academic year appointment, health benefits
(provided by graduate student union) and 6 credit hours per semester. ($6,000 for second year
Term of employment is for one academic year from August 2013 through May 2014**.
There is no obligation to work during the period of academic recess. GA’s generally start two weeks
prior to the start of the academic year in August and one week before start of second semester.
Graduate Assistant must be a full time graduate student matriculated into a graduate program at
SUNY Oswego by the start of employment. During each semester of employment, Graduate Assistant
must maintain a B average and be enrolled in at least 6 graduate credit hours but no more than 9
credit hours. Internships or practicum experiences that require a substantial time commitment out
of the Office of Judicial Affairs will be reviewed and may not be approved. Graduate Assistant must
abide by the rules and regulations of the College, both on and off campus, as identified in the Student
Supervision: The Assistant Dean of Students for Judicial Affairs will supervise the Graduate Assistant.
*benefits may be modified to comply with current practice.
**start and end dates may be flexible
How to Apply
Candidates must submit a cover letter to Lisa Evaneski, which includes: graduate program of matriculation; Describe how your professional and/or volunteer experiences qualify you for this position. Explain your understanding of the role of Judicial Affairs on College Campus.
Attach resume and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references
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