First Summer Session begins
Tuesday, May 28, noon - noon
Second Summer Session begins
Monday, June 17, noon - noon
Location: Oswego and vicinity
Thursday, June 6, noon - noon
Thursday, June 20, noon - noon
The Compass is a student success center prepared to meet a variety of needs throughout a student's time at Oswego. We help students transition into college and discover their strengths, values, and interests through self-assessment - and then assist them in connecting that to the best major. We also help them explore various career fields, gain valuable internship or volunteer experience, and transition to the world of work or graduate school. There is a solid plan for student success at SUNY Oswego, and we are here to help!
If you would like to join our team in one of the THREE Graduate Assistant openings this fall, please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references electronically to:
Review of applications will begin April 1, 2013 and will continue until positions are filled.
Graduate Assistant Opportunities for fall 2013 to spring 2014 include:
- Career Services Employer Relations/Job Development
- Compass Student Staff & Resource Center
- Mentor Scholar Program
Please review the following descriptions for the THREE available Graduate Assistant positions.
Graduate Assistant- Career Services Employer Relations/Job Development
Supervised by the Associate Director for Employer Relations, Career Service
- Assist with all employer relations functions and major employment programs.
- Assist in the management of the recruiting program including creating and managing employer accounts and job postings, conduct workshops and assist students with access, and update related web-based resources.
- Assist in evaluating web-based recruitment resources and make recommendations for improvement.
- Make contact with potential new and returning employers in the region and nationwide for on-campus recruiting, resume referral, and career fair program opportunities
- Conduct workshops on Linkedin strategies
- Assist with major events, including career fairs, networking programs, etiquette dining events, etc.
- Participate in weekly staff meetings (required) and PR intern meetings (when possible).
- Provide primary leadership for selection, training, and supervision of Public Relations intern team.
- Promote online tools (Optimal Resume, CareerShift, LakerLeads, Linkedin, etc.)
- Provide individual resume and job search assistance.
- Monitor Career Services overall website and recommend changes and updates.
- Conduct Linkedin workshops and utilize local resources to increase student use of Linkedin.
- Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills in person and on the phone
- Positive attitude and productive work ethic
- Computer Skills: Filemaker Pro, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point and Excel
- Ability to take initiative and work unsupervised with commitment to excellence
- Sense of humor
Terms of Employment/Compensation:
- This position requires a commitment of 20 hours a week with a contract period starting August 22, 2013 to June 1, 2014. Graduate Assistants are considered 1/2 time professional staff and will take no more than 9 credit hours per semester.
- Remuneration includes a $8,400.00 stipend for 32-week academic year schedule· Additional benefits include: health insurance available, free employee parking, 10% off new textbooks from the college store and opportunities for professional development.
If you have any questions or would like more information about this position please contact Gary Morris at email@example.com
Graduate Assistant- Compass Student Staff & Resource Center
Supervised by the Assistant Director of Major and Career Exploration, Compass
This position will provide higher education experience in the areas of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. The Compass Graduate Assistant will work with other staff members to provide a welcoming office environment that offers students diverse opportunities to engage in their educational planning process during every stage of their academic career. The Compass Graduate Assistant is responsible for becoming familiar with the programs, resources, and functions of the Compass.
- Provide supervision to undergraduate student interns (Navigators).
- Provide supervision to Advanced Navigators.
- Assist in creating and maintaining a student-centered environment in the Compass Resource Center that is professional and supportive.
- Support Compass student intern program including co-instruction of course.
- Schedule intern office hours and staff meetings.
- Prepare and lead presentations, staff development and training sessions for interns.
- Assist Compass staff with program development and implementation.
- Communicate with campus community through various mediums including listservs, podcasts, workshops, and classroom presentations.
- Be knowledgeable about Compass student resource areas and their functions in order to provide students appropriate services, resources, and information.
- Assist students in the Compass Resource Center with resources such as:
- Major Exploration and Confirmation
- Self-Assessment and Career Exploration Software
- Enrollment in MyPlan
- Internship, Volunteer and Service Learning database search
- Registration for workshops, mock interviews, and special events
- Starting a resume and initializing a job/graduate school search
- Must be available for weekly staff training and Compass Intern class (Tuesdays at 8:15am-9:15am)
- Other duties as assigned
Terms of Employment/Compensation:
- This is a year-long assistantship starting August 22, 2013 to June 1, 2014. Graduate Assistant must be a full-time, matriculated graduate student at SUNY Oswego and enroll in no more than 9 credit hours per semester.
- Remuneration for the year is $8400 stipend for 20 hours per-week. Additional benefits include: health insurance available, free employee parking, 10% off new textbooks from the college store, and opportunities for professional development.
If you have any questions or would like more information about this position please contact Jackie Wallace at Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Assistant - Mentor-Scholar Program
Supervision: Mentor-Scholar Coordinator
Job Description/Program Overview:
Mentor-Scholar is an academic and social mentoring program that partners SUNY Oswego undergraduates and Oswego Middle School students through the academic year. Mentoring pairs meet biweekly in the hour after school to work on homework and general academics while addressing social issues and having fun. SUNY Oswego students participate in a two credit hour GST 302 course through the fall and spring semesters addressing issues on mentoring, poverty and adolescent growth in the context of youth programming.
Graduate Assistant Responsibilities:
The Mentor-Scholar Graduate Assistant will work closely with district administration, staff and faculty at the Oswego Middle School, and college personnel in implementing a large-scale mentoring program called "Mentor-Scholar." The Graduate Assistant will be responsible recruiting, selecting, and training undergraduate mentors. This will include the design and implementation of a one-credit course intended to increase mentor knowledge in the areas of cultural competency, adolescent development, and secondary education. We are looking for enthusiastic applicants who work well as part of a team and possess the skills necessary to work independently in implementing new initiatives.
The Graduate Assistant will be responsible for:
- The recruitment and selection of undergraduate mentors
- Teaching a 1 - Credit GST course designed for mentors
- Support a staff of 6 student Team Leaders
- Assist with other duties as assigned by the Mentor-Scholar Project Coordinator including clerical duties and statistical reporting
The successful candidate will present evidence of the following qualifications:
- Passion for educational equity
- Work as an effective member of a professional team, with high levels of integrity, energy and confidentiality
- Possess organizational skills, effective time management skills, strong written and oral communication skills with proven interpersonal skills
- Experience with middle and/or high school students
- Experience in curriculum design and/or course facilitation
Terms of Employment and 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.
- 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 academic year in August and one week before the 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 credit hours but no more than 12 credit hours.
- Graduate Assistant must abide by the rules and regulations of the College, both on and off campus, as identified in the Student Handbook.
If you have any questions or would like more information about this position please contact Patty Waters at email@example.com