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Assistantships

The Division of Student Affairs at DePaul maintains several graduate assistantships across its 10 departments.

Compensation

Compensation information is intentionally not included in job descriptions on this web page. Compensation varies for all positions but will include a bi-weekly stipend, dependent upon the weekly schedule and length of the position (typically the academic year or calendar year). Each graduate assistantship includes a partial tuition waiver of $10,000, distributed across the 3 academic terms. Compensation details for each position are shared with candidates during the interview process.

Application Process

The application process involving the positions open for the 2018-2019 academic year has been concluded. Below is a generalized description of how the application process works each year.

  1. Interested candidates should review the position descriptions, to determine which positions they are qualified for and have an interest in pursuing.
    • Positions are open to full-time, graduate students admitted and enrolled at DePaul.
    • Each position description includes specific programs of study that may be preferred.
    • Please contact the position supervisor listed on the job description with questions.
  2. Candidates can apply for each position individually on the Campus Job Board, through the Office of Student Employment website: studentemployment.depaul.edu
    • Preference is typically given to candidates who apply by the deadline in early March.
    • Candidates may apply for multiple positions, but note each position is a different posting on the Campus Job Board.
  3. Individual departments typically begin to reach out to applicants for interviews starting mid March.
    • Departments may have different interview timelines and processes. If candidates apply for multiple positions, multiple interviews may be necessary.
    • Submitting an application does not guarantee an interview.
  4. Assistantship offers are usually sent out by mid April.

Department Assistantships

Athletic Academic Advising: Graduate Assistant

Department: Athletic Academic Advising

General Summary:
The Graduate Assistants in Athletic Academic Advising academically advise student-athletes regarding curriculum choices and requirements, as well as Big East, NCAA and University academic regulations and explore students' interests, strengths and weaknesses and guide them from initial enrollment to graduation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Academically advise student-athletes regarding curriculum choices and requirements, as well as Big East, NCAA and University academic regulations, explore students' interests, strengths and weaknesses and guide them from initial enrollment to graduation
  • Provide academic support and monitoring to assigned teams and communicate with coaches, staff and atheltics administraion which includes processing midterm progress reports for assigned student-athletes as well as mangers and student workers
  • Plans personal and career development workshops for student-athletes
  • Coordinate the quarterly travel letter process including collecting and verifying travel information with coaches as well as missed class time reporting
  • Provide tutoring to student-athletes
  • Research and write bi-annual newsletter highlighting the academic achievements of student-athletes
  • Assist with NCAA, Conference, University and external reports and award nominations
  • Oversee the department’s website and remain current on necessary technology
  • Oversee student-athletes during required study table hours and enforce office policies
  • Describe services offered by Athletic Academic Advising to visiting recruits and their families
  • Knowledge of and adherence to all applicable NCAA rules, policies and procedures. Attend and participate in monthly NCAA rules compliance meetings
  • Assist with various other duties and responsibilties

25 hours per week (including evening and weekend hours during the academic year)—12 months per year—stipend and tuition waiver provided.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) required:

  • Ability to work with and an appreciation for faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries while being accessible to students, faculty and staff
  • Service oriented and committed to the academic success of DePaul student-athletes
  • Ability to organize and establish priorities independently and work under time constraints
  • Superior interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, organizational skills and follow through
  • Proficient in Word, knowledge of PeopleSoft, Excel and Access and an aptitude to incorporate new computer applications to streamline department processes

Position Qualifications:

  • Admitted as a degree-seeking student to a Master's Degree program in the College of Education
  • Previous tutoring and/or teaching experience preferred
  • Previous experience working in intercollegiate athletics a plus

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DePaul management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

Office of Multicultural Student Success: Graduate Assistant, PATHS

Department: Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS)

Mission Statement:
The Office of Multicultural Student Success seeks to cultivate retention and persistence to graduation for students of color, students who demonstrate financial need, first-generation college students, undocumented immigrant students, and students with marginalized genders and sexualities.

General Summary:
The Graduate Assistant (GA) reports to the Program Coordinator of Multicultural Student Success. Through the area of Post-College Success, the Graduate Assistant will work in developing programs, outreach initiatives and academic and post-college interventions that contribute toward the retention and graduation of first-generation, low-income and students of color at DePaul University. More directly, this position co-runs the PATHS career discernment program. In addition, this coordinator provides mentorship, advising, and career coaching directly to students engaged in OMSS initiatives.

General Requirements:

  • Assist with the implementation and assessment of the Providing Access through Holistic Support program (PATHS) that serves undergraduate student participants that identify as low-income students, first generation students and students of color.
  • Provide support and direction for all co-curricular engagement and community development initiatives and events (Post College Success) which may include but not be limited to the following: staffing events, training and curriculum development, making logistical reservations and arrangements for events, contacting and working with other departments and collaborators, and performing independent research.
  • Facilitate collaboration opportunities and act as a liaison between student organizations, campus partners, staff, and faculty.
  • Maintain strong communication with PATHS participants through effective outreach methods including writing an e-newsletter using a Customer Relations Management system.
  • Assist with the logistical planning and development of PATHS related programming efforts.
  • Conduct research components and compile data assessments that are relevant programs, initiates, events, and retention.
  • Assist with supervision, development and training of undergraduate student employees and interns.
  • Attend department staff meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) required:

  • A strong desire to work in a collaborative environment with people from diverse/different backgrounds which include but not limited to first generation, low-income, students of color.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of DePaul University.
  • Experience and interest in multicultural, social justice, and diversity issues and identity conscious leadership development.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook. Experience using Mail Chimp and Adobe Creative Suite preferred but not required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated effective critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Ability to organize, and maintain office documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal/customer service skills.
  • Some working knowledge of college student development theory or counselling preferred but not required.

Position Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as full-time graduate student for 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Student must work well with diverse groups of people at all levels.
  • Student must be responsible and able to work independently.
  • Must be capable of managing multiple tasks; paying particular attention to detail.

Hours/Schedule:
Work hours are 20 hours per week (800 hours total - , served primarily Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm. Some evening and weekend hours are required. Renewal of the position may be possible if The Office of Multicultural Student Success staff feels that the student is satisfactorily progressing in their academic program, and are satisfied with the quality of work being provided. The position is based on the DePaul University academic calendar.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DePaul management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

Office of Multicultural Student Success: Graduate Assistant, Undocumented Student Support

Department: Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS)

Mission Statement:
The Office of Multicultural Student Success seeks to cultivate retention and persistence to graduation for students of color, students who demonstrate financial need, first-generation college students, undocumented immigrant students, and students with marginalized genders and sexualities.

General Summary:
This Graduate Assistant (GA) assists the Associate Director in providing support for undocumented students at DePaul University. This position requires a commitment to diversity with a high level of discretion and advocacy. GA will provide direct assistance to undocumented students via one-on-one sessions to assess development needs and promote optimal personal and social development. In addition, the GA will advocate for the student by introducing them to key resources on and off campus.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead one-on-one coaching sessions with undocumented students.
  • Lead weekly communication with students to promote newly available resources.
  • Update a DPU undocumented student resource website.
  • Compile assessment data and reports for relevant services and initiatives.
  • Assist with general office duties when necessary, including answering phones, taking accurate messages, checking the Cultural Center email, responding to room reservation requests, assisting visitors, filing and data entry.
  • Attend department staff meetings and continuous professional development opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated advocacy for and/or support for undocumented populations.
  • A strong desire to work in a collaborative environment with people from diverse/different backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of DePaul University.
  • Committed to promoting and executing student confidentiality with utmost detail and proactive advocacy.
  • Experience and interest in diversity issues and identity development.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and social media platforms
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated effective critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal/customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of college student development theory and/or counseling.

Position Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as full-time graduate student
  • Student must work well with diverse groups of people at all levels.
  • Student must be responsible and able to work independently.
  • Must be capable of managing multiple tasks; paying particular attention to detail.

Hours/Schedule:
Work hours are 20 hours per week (800 hours total - , served primarily Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm. Some evening and weekend hours are required. Renewal of the position may be possible if The Office of Multicultural Student Success staff feels that the student is satisfactorily progressing in their academic program, and are satisfied with the quality of work being provided. The position is based on the DePaul University academic calendar.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DePaul management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

Office of Multicultural Student Success: Graduate Assistant, Cultural and Resource Centers

Department: Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS)

Mission Statement:
The Office of Multicultural Student Success seeks to cultivate retention and persistence to graduation for students of color, students who demonstrate financial need, first-generation college students, undocumented immigrant students, and students with marginalized genders and sexualities.

General Summary:
The Cultural and Resource Center Graduate Assistants (GA) will provide direct assistance to the Coordinators in the development, coordination, execution and evaluation of programs. In addition to programming assistance, the GA will supervise and support evening undergraduate front desk staff at the Cultural & Resource Centers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists Coordinators in identifying and reserving programming spaces
  • Support Coordinators in administrative tasks such as meeting agenda and minutes taking
  • Promote and market programs/events at promotional tables, involvement fairs
  • Compile assessment data and reports for relevant programs, initiatives, and events
  • Assist with general office duties when necessary, including answering phones, taking accurate messages, checking the Cultural/Identity Center email, assisting visitors, filing and data entry.
  • Serve as an evening (5:00pm-9:00pm) liaison to professional staff for undergraduate student supervision of four Cultural and Resource Center front desk assistants
  • Attend department staff meetings and continuous professional development opportunities as recommended by supervisor
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A strong desire to work in a collaborative environment with people from diverse/different backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of DePaul University.
  • Committed to promoting and executing a welcoming environment with proactive advocacy.
  • Demonstrated advocacy for and/or support for underrepresented populations.
  • Experience and interest in diversity issues and identity development.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and social media platforms
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated effective critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Ability to organize, and maintain office documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal/customer service skills.

Position Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as full-time graduate student
  • Student must work well with diverse groups of people at all levels.
  • Student must be responsible and able to work independently.
  • Must be capable of managing multiple tasks; paying particular attention to detail.

Hours/Schedule:
Work hours are 20 hours per week (800 hours total , served primarily Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am – 9:00pm. Renewal of the position may be possible if The Office of Multicultural Student Success staff feels that the student is satisfactorily progressing in their academic program, and are satisfied with the quality of work being provided. The position is based on the DePaul University academic calendar.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DePaul management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

Office of Multicultural Student Success: Graduate Assistant, STARS

Department: Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS)

Mission Statement:
The Office of Multicultural Student Success seeks to cultivate retention and persistence to graduation for students of color, students who demonstrate financial need, first-generation college students, undocumented immigrant students, and students with marginalized genders and sexualities.

General Summary:
Through the area of College Transition in the Office of Multicultural Student Success, the Graduate Assistant will work directly in support of the STARS program, a peer to peer mentorship program for first year and new transfer students that positively impacts the retention and graduation of first-generation, low-income and students of color at DePaul University. This graduate assistantship provides mentorship, advising, and leadership development for STARS Peer Mentors and works to directly engage participants in the STARS program and other OMSS initiatives.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand the mission of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and serve as a role model for the mission in your work as the Graduate Assistant to the STARS program
  • Conduct bi-quarterly 1:1 meetings with STARS peer mentors to assist with their leadership and professional development including referrals to additional resources as needed
  • Attend weekly 1:1 meetings with the STARS supervisor and weekly peer mentor meetings, participate in check-ins, and lead selected experiences during the Peer Mentor meetings
  • Check BlueStar notes daily; escalate critical issues to the STARS supervisor immediately
  • Develop authentic, engaged relationships with the mentors so that the GA can serve as a resource in times of crisis for the mentors. Develop broad relationships with the mentee community so as to foster greater mentee participation in STARS social programming and academic progress interventions
  • Contact and book outside presenters to conduct professional development workshops for the Peer Mentors throughout the academic year
  • Determine what professional development the mentors need after Spring training and work with the STARS supervisor to design those workshops for the Fall quarter or contact outside facilitators to address those needs. Create “resource handouts” to improve mentor effectiveness with mentees
  • Build and maintain mentor database with the mentor’s demographic information and tutoring subject areas; as needed, populate the mentee database with mentee demographic information and regularly update this database as the mentee population changes
  • In the fall quarter, conduct assessment project for mentors and mentees to determine the gender, race, commuter-status, etc of our mentor and mentee populations
  • In the winter quarter, play a key role in the selection and hiring process for each year’s Peer Mentor class including, but not limited to, assisting with interviewing candidates, handling paperwork and files associate with hiring, and participating in decision making for final hires and alternates selection
  • Process quarterly survey data collected from the STARS program in order to inform the quarterly planning process
  • Design end of contract appreciation experience for the Peer Mentors
  • Other duties as assigned

Principal Learning/Objectives:

  • The student will have an opportunity to put theory to practice in a student affairs office setting, specifically with the STARS Program.
  • The student will have an opportunity to engage in one on one leadership and professional development with student employees.
  • The student will develop practical programming skills.
  • The student will develop strong large group, small group, and 1:1 facilitation skills
  • The student will connect how effective mentorship and engagement in the first year leads to higher rates of retention and success for our target population

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Excellent skills in collaboration and communication.
  • Ability to adhere to a clearly defined work calendar and to manage multiple deadlines.
  • Facilitation experience with large and small groups and 1:1 advising
  • Providing identity-conscious services and programs to STARS participants

Position Requirements:

  • Previous experience working with students of color, first-generation and or low-income college students is highly recommended
  • Proven commitment to diversity, cultural competence, and social justice minded pedagogy
  • Must be currently pursuing a Master’s degree in the College of Education at DePaul University
  • Must be enrolled in 8 credits per quarter during the duration of the appointment

Hours/Schedule:
Work hours are 20 hours per week (800 hours total - , served primarily Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm). Some evening and weekend hours are required. Renewal of the position may be possible if The Office of Multicultural Student Success staff feels that the student is satisfactorily progressing in their academic program, and are satisfied with the quality of work being provided. The position is based on the DePaul University academic calendar.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DePaul management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

New Student and Family Engagement: Graduate Assistant, Academic Partnerships

Department: New Student and Family Engagement

General Summary:
The Office of New Student & Family Engagement works to help ensure the quality of the student experience at DePaul University by providing programming and services that aid in students’ transition and integration process into the university community. Reporting to the Assistant Director of New Student & Family Engagement, this 12-month assistantship works primarily with the university’s parent and family programs and the Chicago Quarter program, DePaul’s first-year experience seminar, in meeting the goals of the office.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Along with the Assistant Director, develop and implement programs, events, and activities to support the parents, families, and/or supporters of DePaul students. Current initiatives include parent/family orientation sessions, Family Weekend, and ongoing communications. The graduate assistant will lead the planning and coordination of Family Weekend signature events.
  2. Together with the Associate Director, provide support for the Chicago Quarter program, specifically the student mentors, staff professionals, and Common Hour initiatives. Responsibilities may include staff selection, training, student support, and other program management tasks.
  3. Supervise one to three student coordinators, including recruitment, selection, onboarding, and day-to-day management of position responsibilities.
  4. In collaboration with another graduate assistant, oversee the planning and implementation of the department’s student leadership recruitment and selection processes.
  5. Participate in the Academic Partnerships team, providing leadership to student coordinators and contributing to strategic planning in the area.
  6. Provide assistance for programs and events sponsored by the Office of New Student and Family Engagement.
  7. Represent the Office of New Student and Family Engagement to new students, families, and guests of the University.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Enrolled as a graduate student at DePaul University, with intent of maintaining student status through the entire 2018 - 2019 academic year. Preference will be given to candidates in their first or second year in the College Student Development program within the College of Education.
  • Display strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills and the potential to further develop these skills;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of DePaul University;
  • Demonstrated time-management skills and flexibility as well as the ability to critically think and problem-solve through complex situations;
  • Ability to work well independently and take initiative to prioritize and complete position duties;
  • Strong organizational, administrative, customer service, and leadership skills, including the ability to effectively communicate, delegate, and work to develop a team;
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for DePaul and the Chicago community; and
  • Strong desire to learn about all of the resources, services, opportunities, and policies at the University.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with social media outlets and management of social media strategy and messaging.
  • Previous experience with large-scale event/program development and implementation.
  • Experience with representing an organization to external audiences.
  • Previous experience working with students in the college setting.

Hours & Schedule:
Graduate assistantship will formally begin June 1, 2018. The GA is expected to work an average of 20 hours a week for 12 months. Due to the nature of this position, after-hours and weekend work responsibilities will be required during program implementation, but will be communicated to the graduate assistant in advance. The graduate assistant may be reappointed to this position based upon satisfactory completion of work responsibilities and academic progress.

Required Dates:

  • Chicago Quarter Pre-Immersion Meeting: August 23
  • Chicago Quarter Immersion Week: August 27 – 31
  • Great Starts Meeting: September 4
  • Family Weekend: October 12 – 14
  • Premiere & Transition DePaul Orientation Programs
  • Departmental Weekly Staff Meetings
  • Student Affairs Divisional Meetings
  • Academic Partnerships Weekly Team Meetings

Transition DePaul Programs:

  • Monday, June 4, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – Lincoln Park Campus
  • Monday, July 2, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – Lincoln Park Campus
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – Lincoln Park Campus
  • Monday, August 20, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – Lincoln Park Campus
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Monday, August 27, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – Lincoln Park Campus
  • Friday, August 31, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – Lincoln Park & Loop

Premiere DePaul Programs:

  • Thursday, June 21-Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Monday, June 25-Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • Thursday, June 28-Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Monday, July 2-Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  • Monday, July 9-Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Thursday, July 12-Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Monday, July 16-Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Monday, July 23-Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • Thursday, July 26-Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Monday, July 30-Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Thursday, August 2-Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Thursday, August 23-Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Wednesday, August 29-Thursday, August 30, 2018

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DePaul management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

New Student and Family Engagement: Graduate Assistant, New Student Programs

Department: New Student and Family Engagement

General Summary:
The Office of New Student and Family Engagement works to help ensure the quality of the student experience at DePaul by providing programming and services to aid in students' transition and integration process into the University. Reporting to the Associate Director of New Student and Family Engagement, this 12-month assistantship works primarily with the Premiere and Transition DePaul orientation programs as well as the University's Welcome Week initiatives.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Execute logistics for the summer and quarterly Premiere and Transition DePaul programs, including collaborating with campus partners, negotiating program details, and coordinating day-to-day program logistics.
  2. Manage the overall recruitment, selection and supervision of an orientation leader student staff of 36.
  3. Assist in the creation and facilitation of orientation leader training.
  4. Coordinate and implement the Welcome Week initiatives:
    1. Collaborate with University departments and organizations to create a calendar of events to meet the needs of DePaul's diverse student body, including the coordination of the Welcome Week committee.
    2. Lead the planning of Welcome Week signature events.
    3. Develop and implement a budget for Welcome Week signature programs.
    4. With the Associate Director, share in the supervision of the Welcome Week student coordinator.
    5. Manage relationships with external vendors and contracted performers.
    6. Oversee the overall marketing (print and online) strategy for Welcome Week.
    7. Determine and implement assessment strategy for overall Welcome Week program and for individual signature events.
    8. Develop annual Welcome Week wrap-up report.
  5. Provide assistance for programs and events sponsored by New Student and Family Engagement.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director and Coordinator for New Student Programs.

Principal Learning Objectives:

  1. The Graduate Assistant will have an opportunity to put theory to practice in a student affairs office setting.
  2. The Graduate Assistant will develop student supervision and coaching skills.
  3. The Graduate Assistant will gain insight on the impact of transition programs on student success.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Excellent skills in collaboration and communication
  • Ability to adhere to a clearly defined work calendar and to manage multiple deadlines

Position Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as full-time graduate student for 2018-2019 academic year at DePaul. Preference will be given to 2nd year or entering 1st year graduate students in the College of Education Counseling–College Student Development program.
  • Demonstrates desire to apply student development theory to practice
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently and take initiative to prioritize and complete position duties;
  • Experience in large scale programming and/or project management

Hours & Schedule:
Graduate assistantship will formally begin June 1, 2018. The GA is expected to work an average of 20 hours a week for 12 months. Due to the nature of this position, after-hours and weekend work responsibilities will be required during program implementation, but will be communicated to the graduate assistant in advance. The graduate assistant may be reappointed to this position based upon satisfactory completion of work responsibilities and academic progress.

Required Dates:

  • Orientation Leader Training: June 11-21
  • Premiere & Transition DePaul Orientation Dates
  • Welcome Week Events: August 27–September 7
  • Departmental Weekly Staff Meetings: TBD
  • Student Affairs Divisional Meetings: TBD
  • New Student Programs Team Meetings: TBD

Transition DePaul Programs:

  • Monday, June 4, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – Lincoln Park Campus
  • Monday, July 2, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – Lincoln Park Campus
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – Lincoln Park Campus
  • Monday, August 20, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – Lincoln Park Campus
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Monday, August 27, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – Lincoln Park Campus
  • Friday, August 31, 2018 – Loop Campus
  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – Lincoln Park & Loop

Premiere DePaul Programs:

  • Thursday, June 21-Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Monday, June 25-Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • Thursday, June 28-Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Monday, July 2-Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  • Monday, July 9-Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Thursday, July 12-Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Monday, July 16-Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Monday, July 23-Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • Thursday, July 26-Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Monday, July 30-Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Thursday, August 2-Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Thursday, August 23-Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Wednesday, August 29-Thursday, August 30, 2018

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DePaul management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

Office of Student Involvement: Graduate Assistant, Campus Activities

Department: Office of Student Involvement

General Summary:
Reporting to the Program Coordinator for Campus Activities, the graduate assistant for campus activities is responsible for co-advising the DePaul Activities Board and other campus-wide programming efforts, including Fraternity and Sorority Life programs. The graduate assistant will directly work with students in an advising setting on a weekly basis both on an individual basis and in a group. The graduate assistant must be able to balance advising students while coordinating multiple events throughout a quarter. This is a ten-month position. This position is open exclusively to College Student Development (CSD) and Educational Leadership focus in Higher Education.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. (50%) Serve as the co-advisor to the DePaul Activities Board (DAB)
    1. Directly advise a minimum of 4 student leaders. This includes attendance at weekly meetings (one-on-one with supervisor, board meeting, etc.) events planned by the committee, training, advising and evaluation of student coordinators and committee members.
    2. Provide training and support to students in the areas of leadership development, programming, budgeting, conflict resolution, time management, recruitment and retention of committee members, communication skills, and effective meeting facilitation.
    3. Create and facilitate monthly team-building and leadership development activities.
    4. Develop and manage online event evaluations for DAB events.
    5. Accompany student groups to conferences, meetings, events, and retreats held off campus.
  2. (25%) Assist with Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) programs, including recruitment efforts, FSL week, and end-of-year FSL award ceremonies.
  3. (15%) Provide support to the campus-wide programming efforts in conjunction with the Program Coordinator for Campus Activities.
  4. (10%) Participate in all Student Involvement department staff and divisional meetings; interact regularly with staff and students, and key activities such as Fraternity & Sorority Life Week, OrgConnect, Involvement Fairs, and FEST.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned by the Student Involvement staff.

Principal Learning Objectives:

  1. The student will have an opportunity to put theory to practice in a student affairs office setting, specifically in advising students both on a one on one basis and in a group setting.
  2. The student will have an opportunity to advise the DePaul Activities Board.
  3. The student will have an opportunity to advise Fraternity and Sorority Life programs.
  4. The student will develop practical programming and budget allocation skills.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to handle basic budgetary needs on a large scale
  • Comfort with technology; able to pick up new technologies quickly
  • Ability to work autonomously in a flexible and dynamic environment
  • Ability to adhere to a clearly defined work calendar and to manage multiple deadlines

Position Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as full-time graduate student for 2016-2017 academic year (student must be current or entering graduate student in Counseling – College Student Development)
  • Demonstrates ability to apply student development theory to practical experiences
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience in budget planning
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Presentation or workshop training experience and skills

Hours & Schedule:
Graduate assistantship will begin at the start of the Fall 2018 quarter. The student will be required to work 25 hours per week between the hours of 9am-5pm unless otherwise noted. Renewal of the position may occur if the Student Involvement staff feels the student is satisfactorily progressing in their academic program, and are satisfied with the quality of work being provided by the student. The position is based on the DePaul University academic calendar.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DePaul management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

Office of Student Involvement: Graduate Assistant, Student Organizations

Department: Office of Student Involvement

General Summary:
Reporting to the Program Coordinator for Student Organizations, this graduate assistant for student organizations is responsible for coordinating the Student Activity Fee allocation process through OrgSync for all registered undergraduate student organizations. The graduate assistant provides support to all registered student organizations while assisting in the development of training tools to engage Student Activity Fee Board (SAF-B) members. The graduate assistant must be able to follow up with a variety of student organizations and individuals regarding SAF-B, OrgSync, and other related tasks such as the quarterly involvement fairs and the biannual student organization registration process. All graduate assistants are also assigned cross-functional projects outside their primary core function. This is a ten-month position.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. (20%) Assist Program Coordinator for Student Organizations in management of the Student Activity Fee Budget.
  2. (20%) Review and process Student Activity Fee applications submitted by student organizations.
  3. (5%) Provide training on the funding guidelines and requirements to Student Activity Fee Board members.
  4. (10%) Facilitate monthly funding workshops for student organizations throughout the academic year to provide training and funding guidelines to presidents and treasurers.
  5. (20%) Communicate funding awarded to student organizations, as well as provide feedback from the Student Activity Fee Board.
    1. Assist with the administration of the budget management system on OrgSync.
    2. Advise student organizations in terms of financial planning to support events, appropriate budgeting, and money management.
  6. (5%) Prepare allocation report for the Vice President for Student Affairs concerning each funding hearing.
  7. (5%) Prepare annual report for the department summarizing all Student Activity Fee allocations.
  8. (5%) Support Program Coordinator for Student Organizations initiatives related to student organization registration, training, and support.
    1. Assist with the student organization registration process.
    2. Track student organization best practices, issues, policies, and assessment data based on programming and OrgSync registration.
    3. Co-supervise the student involvement ambassadors and their programming initiatives.
    4. Participate in all departmental staff meetings, retreats, divisional meetings and departmental events including OrgConnect, Involvement Fairs, FEST, and the Blue Demon Dance.
    5. Perform other duties as assigned by the Office of Student Involvement.
  9. (10%) Cross functional assignments:
    1. Serve as co-chair for the Blue Demon Week Committee (focusing development and planning in Fall Quarter and program execution in Winter Quarter)
    2. Lead efforts in our Senior Year Recognition program (Spring Quarter)
  10. (25%) Assist with Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) programs, including recruitment efforts, FSL week, and end-of-year FSL award ceremonies.
  11. (15%) Provide support to the campus-wide programming efforts in conjunction with the Program Coordinator for Campus Activities.
  12. (10%) Participate in all Student Involvement department staff and divisional meetings; interact regularly with staff and students, and key activities such as Fraternity & Sorority Life Week, OrgConnect, Involvement Fairs, and FEST.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned by the Student Involvement staff.

Principal Learning Objectives:

  1. The student will have an opportunity to put theory to practice in a student affairs office setting, specifically with the Student Activity Fee and with student organization registration.
  2. The student will have an opportunity to advise the Student Activity Fee Board.
  3. The student will develop practical programming and budget allocation skills.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required:

  • Ability to handle basic budgetary needs on a large scale
  • Comfort with technology; able to pick up new technologies quickly
  • Ability to work autonomously in a flexible and dynamic environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with professionalism, to staff and students regarding how the funding process and OrgSync operates
  • Ability to adhere to a clearly defined work calendar and to manage multiple deadlines

Position Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as full-time graduate student for 2018-2019 academic year (student must be current or entering graduate student in Counseling – College Student Development)
  • Demonstrates ability to apply student development theory to practical experiences
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience in budget planning
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Presentation or workshop training experience and skills

Hours & Schedule:
Graduate assistantship will begin at the start of the Fall 2018 Quarter. The student will be required to work 25 hours per week between the hours of 9am-5pm unless otherwise noted. Due to the demands of this position, this position will need to be in the office on Mondays and Fridays to accommodate application reviews and hearings. Renewal of the position may occur if the Student Involvement staff feels the student is satisfactorily progressing in their academic program, and are satisfied with the quality of work being provided by the student. The position is based on the DePaul University academic calendar.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DePaul management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

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