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Graduate Assistantships 2023-2024
Please note: Positions are contingent on funding

Academic Program Assistantships

Applicants can only apply for Graduate Assistant positions in the Academic Department of their program of study. If your department is not listed, there are no open Academic Program positions (for example an Education major can not apply for a Business Academic Program Assistantship).

If you have applied to the M.S. in Biology, your academic program application is also your application for a graduate assistantship in the Biology Department. You do not need to complete a Graduate Assistant application. If admitted into the M.S. in Biology program, you are required to do your assistantship in the Biology Department.

Job Summary: Department of Biology Graduate Assistant

The primary responsibility of each GA is to provide support as a teaching assistant in our laboratory courses, and in the maintenance of laboratory facilities and equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide in-class and/or online instructional support for students and assist instructors in delivering course content; this will include any preparation required to demonstrate knowledge and competency in the subjects being presented in lab (e.g., studying lab material, attending lectures).
  • Providing logistical support outside of regularly scheduled laboratory classes for setup and teardown of weekly laboratories.
  • Preparation and grading of weekly pre-lab and in-class assessment.
  • Assist in preparation, proctoring, set-up/tear-down, and grading of midterm and final exams for lectures and labs.
  • Maintaining 2 office hours per week for undergraduates to seek assistance with assignments, lab reports, and preparation for examinations, for the lecture and laboratory courses to which the GA is assigned.
  • Provide mentorship for our undergraduates, and to serve as role models for our students.
  • Monitoring and reporting instances of bias to instructors and administration.
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment and facilities.

Depending upon the course, additional work for GAs may include:

  • Coordinating work responsibilities with all other GAs assigned to a given section of lab.
  • Preparing detailed dissections of anatomical material to use for in-class observations, quizzes, and examinations (e.g., BL157, BL158, BL160, BL230L, 231L, BL350L).
  • Maintenance and care of live animals used in our laboratories.
  • Maintenance and care of live plants in our greenhouse.
  • Depending upon the laboratory course, GAs may be required to maintain van certification to drive university vehicles for short-distance transportation during some field-based laboratory courses).

Required Qualifications

  • Admission to a JCU graduate program.
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations.
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status.

Working Hours and Conditions

20 hours per week in Biology laboratory setting.

Contact Information
Dr. Ralph Saporito
Phone: 216.397.4492
Email: rsaporito@jcu.edu

Boler College of Business Graduate Assistants

The following positions are restricted to applicants admitted to or matriculated in a Boler College of Business graduate program. 

Applicants may indicate their interest in a specific position or multiple positions in their required GA Application.

Position Descriptions:

Academic Success Center Graduate Assistant

Contribute to promoting, advising, and coaching students in academic success strategies. Teach multiple sections of AS 112, ACADEMIC SUCCESS STRATEGIES, and coach students one-on-one in academic skills and improving their academic performance. Assist with Peer Success Advisor presentations, coaching and oversight. Provide personal email, text, and phone outreach to students with academic concerns.

 

Boler Dean's Office

The Graduate Assistant (GA) serves in a part-time time (20 hours weekly) working position and reports to the assigned department supervisor. The GA engages with Boler administration, faculty, alumni, and students to enhance Boler’s academic and student programming at John Carroll University. The GA contributes to the advancement of Boler’s mission and strategic plan. The College's commitment to this position is to provide a professional and personal development opportunity that prepares the GA for the workplace while supporting the Boler College of Business and John Carroll University. 

 

Boler Professional Development (BPD) Program Graduate Assistant

The primary duties of this position involve day-to-day management and execution of the Boler Professional Development (BPD) program curriculum and events. The position's primary responsibility is to ensure Boler students meet their BPD graduation requirements and have superior professional skills upon graduation. This position is a full-time (20 hours per week) graduate assistantship and reports to the Boler Professional Development Program Manager.

 

Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship Graduate Assistant

The GA for the Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship assists in the operations of the entrepreneurship program. This includes academic programs, social ventures operated by entrepreneurship students, and community programs. Our team has the privilege of developing and implementing a variety of learning experiences and events for JCU and high school students, and the Greater Cleveland community. Our GA is an integral member of our team, assisting with all aspects of designing and implementing these experiences and programs. The Director of the Muldoon Center will work with our GA to identify skills they want to develop and plug them in to opportunities to do so.

 

Contact Information
Tracy Patterson, MBA
Phone: 216.397.1970
Email: tpatterson@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Department of Counseling Graduate Assistant

Graduate assistants in the Department of Counseling are expected to support the research and scholarship of faculty members. Graduate assistants are also expected to help with recruiting/professional events as the Department of Counseling looks to expand and diversify its student enrollment and population. The ideal candidate will bring both professionalism and enthusiasm to this position as they gain professional and personal development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Aid faculty with research, including but not limited to: completing literature reviews, collecting data, analyzing data, and coding.
  • Help with recruiting/professional events (may include some evening or weekend attendance).
  • Assist with updating site directories for practicum and internship sites, as well as other Department of Counseling forms as needed.
  • Support prospective students during the application process, such as answering questions about the program(s), providing tours, etc.
  • Collaborate with faculty members for workshops/programs hosted by the Department of Counseling.
  • Represent the Department of Counseling in a professional, ethical, and respectful manner when interacting with other professionals and students.
  • Develop, maintain, and/or enhance information regarding the Department of Counseling (e.g., newsletters, website, social media, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
  • Flexibility, self-motivation, creativity, organization, and professionalism.
  • Able to use Google Account (e.g., Google Documents, Google Slides, Google Forms, etc.) and Microsoft Office products.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to the counseling profession.
  • Friendly and positive demeanor when working with faculty, staff, students, and prospective students.
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program.
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations.
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background or experience with research.
  • Knowledge of data analysis programs (e.g., SPSS, Qualtrics, etc.).
  • Previous experience with recruiting/event planning.
  • Valid driver's license and vehicle.

Working Hours and Conditions

Graduate assistants in the Department of Counseling are expected to maintain a schedule each semester of their 20 hours of work per week. The Department of Counseling has a graduate assistant office that can be used Monday through Friday. Graduate assistants are not required to have set working hours on the weekends but may be asked to help with events that take place on the weekends or they may need to work independently on the weekends in order to complete tasks. Graduate assistants are expected to maintain regular communication with their department supervisor regarding the availability.

Contact Information

Dr. Nathan Gehlert, Chair
Dr. Andrew Intagliata, Acting Chair
Phone: 216.397.4617
Email: aintagliata@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Department of Education and School Psychology Graduate Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist with faculty and departmental scholarship and research. Duties may include:

  • Writing abstracts for conferences
  • Conducting literature searches
  • Writing literature reviews or other parts of manuscripts
  • Designing research
  • Collecting data
  • Analyzing data
  • Identifying appropriate archival materials
  • Finding data or other information online
  • Presenting data (in written or oral form)
  • Overseeing undergraduate research assistants
  • Designing websites and online materials related to research
  • Acting as a liaison between the department and other organizations
  • Coordinating and applying for funding
  • Helping to write grant applications
  • Organizing and maintaining folders, drives, databases that house articles, data, write-ups, etc.,
  • Completing IRB forms and maintaining and managing regulatory compliance
  • Coding data or articles for meta-analyses
  • Completing CITI Training
  • Conducting interviews
  • Responding to participant inquiries
  • Conducting field research activities off campus
  • Helping to conduct action research, focus group research, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Full-time, matriculated graduate student in a degree seeking program
  • Effective verbal, analytical and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
  • Technology skills: Microsoft office, Canvas, social networking sites
  • Friendly, reliable, and self-motivated
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status

Working Hours and Conditions

Monday through Friday 9-5 primarily, with some evening hours possible. Office work, primarily writing, analyzing data and collecting data in the field.

Contact Information
Dr. David Shutkin
Phone: 216.397.4754
Email: dshutkin@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Department of Theology and Religious Studies Graduate Assistant

The Department of Theology & Religious Studies seeks to fill two (2) full-time GA positions for the 2023-2024 academic year. TRS GAs work collaboratively with each other, faculty, and staff supporting the teaching, research, and service responsibilities of the department.      

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help faculty develop syllabi, design assignments, build Canvas sites, and other teaching-related activities, including holding regular office hours
  • Research books for course adoption; assist with book orders
  • Place items on reserve for courses
  • Attend class to facilitate teaching
  • Assist students with papers, exam preparation, and other tutoring-type activities
  • Proctor make-up quizzes/exams for undergraduates as necessary
  • Correct quizzes and exams; assist with grading of essays and grade entry
  • Occasional classroom teaching
  • Active research support (bibliographic searches, literature reviews, tracking down needed books/articles, inter-library loan orders, etc.)
  • Proofreading, abstracting, and reviewing books, articles, films, and other teaching or research resources
  • Assist with copy-editing and online publication of faculty research
  • Occasional photocopying or scanning of sensitive research/teaching materials
  • Help plan and host special professional events and conferences
  • Support faculty university service (e.g., assist with departmental committees)

Required Qualifications

  • Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student in the Theology & Religious Studies M.A. program
  • Evidence of academic excellence in undergraduate work
  • Strong writing, editing, and speaking skills
  • Facility in MS Office and Google Suite applications
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and student assistants
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in theology, religious studies, or cognate fields
  • Prior teaching and/or tutoring experience
  • Facility in graphic design software and familiarity with a range of social media platform

Working Hours and Conditions

GAs are expected to be available on campus up to 20 hours per week, in order to assist faculty during normal business hours Monday through Friday. TRS provides GAs with a large shared office with individual work stations.

Contact Information:
Dr. Edward Hahnenberg
Phone: 216.397.1674
Email: ehanenberg@jcu.edu

Non-Academic Department Assistantships

Applicants may apply to multiple positions in the following JCU non-academic departments.

Job Summary: Campus Ministry Office - Graduate Assistant/Resident Minister

The Graduate Assistant/Resident Minister is an important part of the University’s Campus Ministry program and represents the Campus Ministry Department in the Residence Halls. They work in collaboration with their supervisory campus minister to integrate faith with campus social and academic life. They establish an active religious presence in residential areas, and encourage faith development and religious practice in the lives of students. This graduate student serves as a resource for students of all religious traditions and lends support and strength to the programs and activities of the campus ministry department and the residence halls.

Expectations of the Graduate Assistant/Resident Minister:

  • Plan at least one major Campus Ministry program per semester
  • Plan and implement hall-based programs
  • Meet weekly with the GA/Resident Ministry team
  • Meet weekly with the Campus Ministry staff
  • Campus Ministry supervision on a bi-weekly basis
  • Availability for evening and weekend programming
  • Regular presence at JCU dining facilities
  • Area Coordinator check-in on a monthly basis
  • Mandatory training program in August, a mid-year and end of the year evaluation
  • Participate in and help with Sunday worship (6pm or 10pm), and all major university liturgies

Primary Responsibilities

  • To encourage and promote participation in campus ministry activities and justice opportunities
  • To be available to the students in the residence halls on a regular and consistent basis, as well as being a pastoral presence in time of personal crisis
  • To assist in the design and implementation of programs which benefit the moral and spiritual development of students in the residence halls
  • Participate in weekly Campus Ministry and Resident Ministry staff meetings as required
  • Worship with the JCU faith community and serve as a minister of hospitality
  • Co-lead or lead at least one immersion experience (at the discretion of the Campus Ministry staff)
  • Plan and implement First Year retreat experiences
  • Significant contribution to at least one area of campus ministry programming (TBD)
  • Compliance with university rules and regulations
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Campus Ministry

Required Qualifications

  • Candidate must live in the Residence Halls
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full-time graduate student status

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Campus Ministry as an undergraduate
  • Prefer an individual with at least one year of post-graduate employment or volunteer experience

Working Hours and Conditions

Because the position requires live on campus, and includes room and board, the expectation is that this GA work 25 hours/week. Many of the duties entail evening and weekend hours.

Contact Information
John Scarano
Phone: 216.397.4701
Email: jscarano@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Career Services Graduate Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet with students and alumni in a career coaching capacity related to career development and job search strategies.
  • Present workshops on resume writing, job search, interviewing and other career-related topics in support of the Boler College and College of Arts and Sciences Professional Development Programs.
  • Assist in planning and delivering career-related events including job fairs, workshops and special events.
  • Work directly with student services offices and student organizations to plan, organize and deliver career programming.
  • Contribute new ideas and fresh perspective to the office in an effort to engage students and provide outreach to all of Career Services’ stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the overall success of career services by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Admission to a JCU graduate program
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full-time graduate student status

Technical:

  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Google suite
  • Willingness to learn new computer technology

Organizational (ability to):

  • Plan programs and set priorities
  • Maintain a professional workspace and office environment
  • Effectively manage time and meet deadlines
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously

Personal Characteristics:

  • Leadership experience
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Team oriented
  • Flexible/adaptable

Working Hours and Conditions

20 hours per week in exchange for 15 credit hours of tuition remission per academic year and fees (excluding
graduation fee) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).

Contact Information
Tainne Dallas
Phone: 216.397.4435
Email: tdallas@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Recreational Programs Graduate Assistant

The Graduate Assistant of Recreational Programs for the Department of Recreation at John Carroll University is a two-semester commitment, under the guidance of the Director of Recreation, and is renewable for a second academic year. They work closely with the Director, student supervisors, and other student employees to oversee all JCU Recreation programming including: Intramural Sports, Club Sports, and Group Fitness. Vital components of this position are substantial knowledge of and experience with collegiate recreation programming, student and staff development, and leadership and teamwork.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with all aspects of the Intramural Sports program including 20 sport leagues and tournaments annually
  • Assist with hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating Intramural Sports Supervisors, Officials, and Scorekeepers
  • Act as campus liaison and oversee operation of Intramural Sports software (IM Leagues)
  • Develop and update staff and participant manuals and rulebooks for all sports, leagues, and tournaments
  • Assist with advising 12 student-run Club Sports, and work directly with officers, members, and coaches
  • Assist with hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating Programs Supervisor
  • Review Club Sports travel and event requests using Carroll Connect, and assist officers with event planning
  • Contribute efforts to annual Club Sports funding allocation process and spending
  • Assist with hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating student and non-student Group Fitness Instructors
  • Schedule weekly and semester-long practices, games, tournaments, and group fitness classes
  • Assist with strategic planning and goal development for future improvements to recreational programming
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining JCU Recreation policies and procedures
  • Review daily shift reports and provide corrective action, as needed
  • Provide front-line program supervision and management, as needed
  • Be aware of and enact Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • Actively participate in staff training sessions, meetings, and team-building/service events
  • Maintain active American Red Cross CPR/AED and First-Aid certifications (provided upon hire if not already certified)
  • Maintain 20 weekly office hours in coordination with Director of Recreation
  • Assist in other departmental planning efforts that further the mission of the University

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related and relevant field
  • Accepted and enrolled into the Graduate School at John Carroll University
  • Previous experience working in a collegiate recreation setting or similar experience
  • Experience with staff management and leadership/professional development
  • Professional representative of JCU Department of Recreation who embodies department values at all times
  • Desire to gain further knowledge in collegiate recreation or facility operations
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously while maintain high standards and attention to detail
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a collegiate recreation leadership/supervisor role
  • Experience with NIRSA and NIRSA events and programming
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED and First-Aid certification

Working Hours and Conditions

This is a 20-hour per week assistantship. University core business hours are generally 5:30 am - 5:00 pm. However, this position will require work to be performed outside of normal business hours based on department operations. Availability to work some nights and weekends when needed in order to ensure a quality student experience is an expectation for this position.

Physical Requirements

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other office locations; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Contact Information
Matt Clark
Phone: 216.397.1979
Email: cclark@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Graduate School Graduate Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities

This position’s responsibilities will include overall support to the Graduate School, focusing specifically on assistance with recruitment, as well as building community among current graduate students.

1. Recruitment:

  • Develops and leads campus tours:
  • Working with the Admission team, GA leads on-campus tours for prospective students;
  • Helps schedule, develop, and attend recruiting events (e.g., webinars, happy hours);

2. Community building and outreach:

  • Working with the Graduate Student Experience Advisor, helps plan and provides support for community-building events and Graduate Student Association initiatives;
  • Compiles a monthly newsletter sent out to the entire graduate school community including students, faculty, staff, and alumni;
  • Maintains the Graduate School’s social media presence, including Facebook and Instagram. In this role, the GA should stay abreast of changes in social media platforms and how to leverage them to support student recruitment and retention;
  • Liaises with campus partners to ensure that graduate students’ interests and needs are being met;

3. General support for current and prospective students:

  • Responds to prospective and current student questions;
  • Assists new students in completing online applications and in completing related enrollment procedures and registration activities, as requested by the Assistant Dean and Graduate Student Experience Advisor;

4. General office support:

  • Supports Dean on special projects;
  • Creates social media marketing materials aligning with brand standards;
  • Helps maintain a welcoming environment for visitors;
  • Attends all Graduate School Committee meetings;
  • Oversees office supply levels and ordering processes;
  • Other duties as described.

Required Qualifications

  • Admission to a JCU graduate program.
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations.
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status.

Contact Information
Dr. Rebecca Drenovksy
Phone: 216.397.4285
Email: rdrenovsky@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Center for Digital Media Graduate Assistant

The Center for Digital Media (CDM) Graduate Assistant is often the first point of contact for students, staff, faculty, and guests seeking assistance with multimedia projects.  They regularly offer student workshops and other outreach programs designed to promote and demonstrate the use of CDM-supported technologies and equipment.  The Graduate Assistant also assists the Faculty Liaison with the management of the CDM, including the routine hiring and supervision of CDM student assistants, the purchase of equipment for checkout and internal use, maintaining and updating of the CDM’s multimedia workstations, and other day-to-day tasks.

Required Qualifications

  • Admission to a JCU graduate program
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full-time graduate student status

Preferred Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm, energy, and a desire to learn
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Desire to develop interpersonal, communication, and technical skills
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail in written work is a must
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technology.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated research skills.
  • Experience with Apple hardware and software
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud apps
  • Experience with VR headsets and controllers
  • Experience with 3D modeling and printing

Working Hours and Conditions

20 hours per week in exchange for 15 credit hours of tuition remission per academic year and fees (excluding
graduation fee) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).

Contact Information
Chetan Kapoor
Phone: 216.397.1719
Email: ckapoor@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Learning Commons Graduate Assistant

The Graduate Assistant for the Learning Commons will work toward continual improvement of the Learning Commons and will serve as a liaison for the library, faculty & students. The GA is the day to day coordinator of the operations of the Learning Commons including hiring, training, supervising, and supporting a staff of student workers. As the LC is the physical embodiment of the academic and wellness goals of the Library, the GA will imagine new possibilities for student support and update existing services. The needs of the Learning Commons will most likely continue to grow and change with our student population’s needs, the GA will also be able to practice flexibility in addition to time management and other needed career skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The LC GA will work with Peer Learning Facilitators to:
    • Determine which subjects have a need for student tutors & hire them
    • Assist with all new hire paperwork 
    • Plan and complete orientation and training
    • Act as a liaison between students and payroll, departments, library staff, etc.
    • Hold students accountable for attendance, behavior, etc.
    • Schedule and reserve rooms for tutoring
    • Create and maintain inter-departmental relationships 
  • Marketing responsibilities for the LC GA are:
    • Update calendar and distribute
    • Update Twitter, Facebook & website as needed
    • Update signage
  • Other duties as assigned including:
    • Be committed to the continual improvements of the Learning Commons (take part in wellness events, collaborate with career center, counseling center, counseling department, academic advising offices)
    • Replenish Learning Commons supplies
    • Maintain assessment of the Learning Commons

Required Qualifications

  • Collegiality, flexibility, and understanding of student, faculty & staff perspectives.
  • Ability to learn library-specific tools for website management.
  • Confidentiality is a must.
  • Effective communication skills with the campus community. 
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program.
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations.
  • Must maintain full-time graduate student status.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Detail oriented
  • Able to work in a variety of working conditions
  • Willing to work in a self-paced environment

Working Hours and Conditions

20 hours/week, mostly evenings - need to be available when the Learning Commons is the most active.

Sitting and desk work during scheduled hours generally.

Contact Information
Amy Wainwright
Phone: 216.397.4259
Email: awainwright@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Office of Student Engagement - Fraternity and Sorority Life Graduate Assistant

The purpose of this position is to manage and administer programs and services for Fraternity and Sorority Life in the Office of Student Engagement. Reporting to the Fraternity and Sorority Advisor (FSA), the Graduate Assistant (GA) for Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) is a member of the Student Affairs staff and works as part of a team to develop a vibrant campus culture focused on student learning and development. The Graduate Assistant will assist in the implementation of engaging co-curricular educational opportunities in support of the students’ personal and interpersonal development, leadership development, professional development and spiritual development. Provide support to the Student Welcome and Transition (SWAT) Leaders.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advise executive board leaders of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the Panhellenic Council (PC).
  • Attend IFC and PC executive board and general meetings.
  • Advise FSL leaders on planning and executing major fraternity and sorority events including but not limited: Fraternity and sorority recruitment, continuous recruitment, educational and leadership development programming and Greek Week.
  • Assist with program evaluation and assessment of student learning initiatives.
  • Coordinate communication and day-to-day support for SWAT Leaders.

Required qualifications

  • Experience with international fraternities and sororities and their campus governing bodies (IFC & PC). 
  • Membership in an international fraternity or sorority.
  • Demonstrated commitment to co-curricular experiences as key student learning opportunities that prepare students for life after graduation.
  • Basic understanding of assessment and evaluation of student programs and initiatives and the role both play in supporting the improvement of fraternity and sorority programs, services, practices, and policies.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status

Preferred qualifications

Participation and leadership in undergraduate co-curricular experiences.

Working Hours and Conditions

Generally 20 hours/week. This position may require work outside of normal business hours.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other office locations and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Contact Information
Mary Ann Hanicak
Phone: 216.397.1936
Email: mhanicak@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Office of Student Engagement - Organizational Support Graduate Assistant

Working primarily with the Senior Director of Student Engagement, the main responsibilities of the graduate assistant are to assist in the development, management, and administration of programs and services for student organizations. The graduate assistant also assists in the staffing and development of off-campus and large-scale Student Engagement programming.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Coordinate the development and support of Student Organizations and members.

Training & Development

  • Coordinate ongoing large-scale training and development for officers in campus student organizations.
  • Manage the student organization Canvas site, including offering trainings for new organization leaders, tracking officer changes, and reviewing website content and events.
  • Meet with the officers of student organizations when necessary in a coaching capacity to ensure organizational growth and leadership development
  • Assist with the development and implementation of advisor training/development sessions as needed.

Administration

  • Maintain database of petitioning and registered student organizations.
  • Work with the Student Government Director of Student Organizations on the organization recognition process, make sure proper paperwork and constitutions are on file, and make adjustments to necessary websites or other documents with listings of organizations and budget codes.
  • Advise the Student Organization Budget Board (SOBB) and attend all meetings
  • Provide administrative support for organization policy development/enforcement.
  • Maintain current and accurate lists of members, appropriate archives, and other relevant information.
  • Ensure activities and events are consistent with the university mission and the Community Standards Manual.
  • Supervise the officer transition process every winter (as well as April for certain groups).
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with organization advisors.
  • Coordinate the large annual Student Involvement Fair in September as well as a supplemental involvement fair early in the spring semester.

2. Participate in the staffing and delivery of off-campus Student Engagement events as well as large-scale Campus Traditions ((Streak Week, Homecoming and Family Weekend, Christmas Carroll Eve, Senior Week).


3. Facilitate leadership development programs for the general student body.

Required Qualifications

  • Admission to a JCU graduate program
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrate a sincere interest in working with student organizations in the field of student affairs.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to relate effectively with all members of the campus community are necessary.
  • Ability to manage multiple administrative processes concurrently while managing a high volume of email from JCU students.

Working Hours and Conditions

  • Most work takes place within an office suite
  • Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed, including attending SOBB meetings and providing staff support to evening and off-campus Student Engagement events
  • Must be available to work starting on the Wednesday before classes begin in the fall through the Friday of Spring Commencement weekend.

Physical Requirements

Ability and willingness to transport oneself to off-campus Student Engagement events.

Contact Information
Kyle O'Dell
Phone: 216.397.1983
email: kodell@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Student Accessibility Services Graduate Assistant

This individual will assist in the provision of services to students with disabilities. The Graduate Assistant will be responsible for determining reasonable academic and non-academic accommodations for students with disabilities (under supervision). This person will need to be or become proficient in the Americans with Disabilities Act  (ADAAA) as amended and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, training will be provided. Students interested in this position should be enrolled in the mental health counseling, school counseling, or special education program. This position reports to the Director of Student Accessibility Services. Experience working with individuals with disabilities is preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review disability related documentation, conduct student intakes, information sessions for prospective students/families and implement accommodations 
  • Meet with students in an “academic coach” role, to assist with disability management, study/organizational skills and implement specific learning strategies
  • Maintain accurate case files and complete relevant paperwork
  • Coordinate and implement adaptive technology needs for students
  • Assist with accessibility trainings, outreach and workshops for the campus community
  • Assist with the coordination of academic and non-academic accommodations
  • Coordinate annual departmental assessment to students, faculty and staff
  • Assist with other departmental tasks as needed
  • Manage and update department website

Required Qualifications

  • Admission to a JCU graduate program
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status

Contact Information
Allison West Kaskey
Phone: 216.397.4967
Email: awest@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Counseling Center Graduate Assistant

The University Counseling Center is seeking a GA for a confidential position. The Counseling Center provides individual and group therapy, psychiatry, prevention and outreach services to enhance student mental health. Our GA is an essential part of our work, assisting with social media, tabling, workshops, and administrative duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads efforts to market services, events, and workshops with print and social media
  • Plans and implements Mental Health Minutes, a podcast focused on improving student mental health
  • Provides tabling and workshops to increase awareness and improve coping for students
  • Organizes collaborations with Wellness Center, CSDI and other offices as needed
  • Covers reception duties as needed to schedule clients, check in clients for appointments, and manage requests from campus partners

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate student in the Master of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Ability to maintain excellent boundaries and protect client confidentiality
  • Interest and ability to work well with diverse students
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full-time graduate student status

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or training in marketing or social media
  • Speaking or teaching experience
  • Interest in the mental health and wellness of university students

Working Hours and Conditions

Hours within the normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00. Must be able to work in person.

Contact Information
Katharine Hahn Oh
Phone: 216.397.4283
Email: khahnoh@jcu.edu

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