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Graduate Assistant

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: March 16, 2023

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Position Details

Position Information

Working Title
Graduate Assistant

Posting Number

Position Type
Graduate Assistant

Position Status
Part Time

Student Access and Inclusion

100576 - Centennial Scholars Program E&G

Stipend Amount

Position Summary Information

General Information
The Centennial Scholars Program (CSP) removes the financial barrier of higher education and enables academically prepared and motivated Pell Grant eligible students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to attend college. The program seeks graduate assistants who desire a non-traditional and student-focused assistantship as a mentor. Mentors are supportive, knowledgeable of campus resources, and committed to helping students achieve their goals. Mentors will assist in the success of the program, working on average 20 hours per week.

Duties and Responsibilities
* Establish a positive and supportive rapport with members of the CSP program. First/Second year mentors host weekly small group meetings with 5-8 mentees and meet bi-weekly in a one-on-one setting. Third/Fourth year mentors host bi-weekly workshops for their cohort and meet bi-weekly in a one-on-one with assigned mentees.

* Lead four hours of on-campus study hours for program participants to attend.

* Maintain two hours of CSP office coverage weekly.

* Provide support for the program through an assigned individual role. These roles could include, but are not limited to social media coordinator, workshop coordinators, teaching assistants for UNST 102, marketing and interview coordinator, leadership team, and community service.

* Meet with assigned supervisor regularly. * Support and attend program events as requested. * Develop positive and effective working relationships with colleagues in CSP, Valley Scholars Program, and other university departments.

* Other duties as assigned.

* Appreciation for both the undergraduate student experience and value of mentoring.
* Strong leadership, organizational, and critical thinking skills.
* Excellent communication, interpersonal, and listening skills.
* Collaborative spirit that allows for development of strong working relationships with colleagues and departments across campus.
* Ability to work independently and take initiative.
* Exceptional attention to detail.

Conditions of Employment
Students may apply to a graduate assistantship prior to being accepted into a graduate program. However, to be eligible to receive an assistantship upon entry into a graduate program, the following criteria must be met:

  • The student must be conditionally or unconditionally accepted into a graduate program. Students who are provisionally accepted will not be eligible until they achieve conditional or unconditional acceptance into their program.

    • The students must have an official transcript on file indicating completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or agency
      • After receiving an assistantship, the student must maintain at least a 3.0 graduate GPA in order to retain or reapply for the assistantship.

        These are minimum criteria. Graduate program coordinators have the right to impose additional criteria if they see fit.

        Posting Detail Information

        Posting Date

        Beginning Review Date

        Closing Date

        Open Until Filled

        Proposed Starting Date

        EEO Statement
        James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

        We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

        Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

        Reasonable Accommodation Request
        If you are a student with a disability and need assistance please contact the Office of Disability Services at (540) 568-6705 or . You may also visit the Office of Disability Services, located in the Student Success Center, Suite 1202 and they will be happy to assist you.

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Keywords: James Madison University, Harrisonburg , Graduate Assistant, Other , Harrisonburg, Virginia

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