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Graduate Assistant Positions

Graduate assistantships within NSU's Division of Student Affairs and the College of Undergraduate Studies are available for the following areas.

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Please note: Available assistantships vary from year to year.

Job Descriptions

Graduate Assistant for Club and Organization Engagement

Primary Purpose:

The Graduate Assistant for Club & Organization Engagement will assist in the marketing, advertising, promotion, and programming/planning efforts of the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement as it relates to university-wide events and initiatives. To unite the entire university student body, this Graduate Assistant will purposefully and strategically oversee the operations and management of all undergraduate clubs and organizations. This Graduate assistant will serve as the advisor for the Inter-Organization Council and assist with the logistical and risk management efforts as they pertain to club and organizations. The Graduate Assistant will also assist with graduate organization management on SharkHub. 


Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with the planning, organization, and implementation of campus-wide special events and projects, including but not limited to: CommunityFest, Student Life Achievement Awards (STUEY’s), Homecoming, Waves of Welcome, Sharks on the Scene (S.O.S), and Diversity events. 
  • Ensure that all new organization registration submissions are turned in and filled by the designated deadline through SharkHub. 
  • Assist in the continued implementation and coordination for SharkHub trainings.  
  • Maintain accurate records of all student organizations including but not limited to: E- Board members, active members, organization rosters, budget, meeting times, chartering packets, leadership training attendance, etc. with the Coordinator of Campus Life and Student Engagement.
  • Work with the Office to Student Leadership and Civic Engagement to manage the service requirements for registered student organizations.
  • Provide incoming students with special interest information about student organizations by the first week of school and educate the student leaders about the importance of contacting incoming students.
  • Responsible for executing the engagement and recruitment opportunities for students including but not limited to Winter Involvement Fair, Sharkapalooza and Shark Tank Thursdays to showcase student organizations/departments during Welcome weeks.  
  • Assist in the advisement of clubs and student organizations recruitment, publicity, fundraising, programming efforts and budget management.
  • Coordinate the creation and dissemination of information and workshops to aid students in increasing knowledge in these areas and make them readily available via the web and other appropriate means.
  • Implement a recruitment and retention plan for organizations which may or may not be limited to how-to documents/resources, promoting leadership development workshops, etc.
  • Advise Inter-Organizational Council and its relation to the Undergraduate Student Government Association as the voice of student clubs and organizations.
  • Assist in the daily operations/management of the Undergraduate Clubs and Student Organizations by sending undergraduate account statements provided by the Student Activity Fee & Accounts Office to all Presidents, Treasurers, and Advisers and important notices regarding events/updates.
  • Responsible for approving the Registered Student Organization (RSO) submission of events on SharkHub. Ensure that the web calendar is well marketed, and organizations understand the value of posting their events on SharkHub.  
  • The Graduate Assistant will recognize the “Organization of the Month” to highlight organization success with support from IOC.
  • The Graduate Assistant will also assist with the Graduate organizations management on SharkHub. 
  • The Graduate Assistant will also manage and update the club emails during transition of officers as needed.
  • Answer and respond to inquiries via phone, in person, and by mail in a timely and professional manner
  • Act as an integral member of the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement by offering support to all departmental initiatives, program and services
  • Prepare and manage assessment and evaluation of events and meetings.
  • Attend, participate, and/or work functions as needed by the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Foster strong relationships and serve as a liaison with NSU administration, faculty and staff, and students. Act as a resource for all staff and studentsin regard to University questions.  
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university must already be completed
  • Must be positive, organized, helpful, student-centered, friendly, and responsible
  • Prefer someone with prior experience in Student Affairs/Services in a college/university setting (i.e. involvement in student activities, residential life, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher; Email Program; Internet and basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • May work nights and weekends
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to lift twenty-five (25) pounds

 

Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement

Primary Purpose:

The Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement will assist in the marketing, advertising, promotion, and programming/planning efforts of the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement as it relates to university-wide events and initiatives. To unite the entire university student body, this Graduate Assistant will purposefully and strategically design events that will facilitate student unity, campus traditions, and school spirit. Additionally, this Graduate Assistant will help to create a vibrant campus by ensuring our students have engagement opportunities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with the planning, organization, and implementation of campus-wide special events and projects, including but not limited to: CommunityFest, Student Life Achievement Awards (STUEY’s), Homecoming, Waves of Welcome, Sharks on the Scene (S.O.S), Weekend Programming and Diversity Events.  
  • Encourage the participation and involvement of students and student leaders of all colleges and centers at the university-level
  • Promote positive coverage of NSU events, trends and activities and market university-wide events and programs to all the NSU Community
  • Promote and engage students through all Social Media platforms including but not limited to Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. 
  • Develop, promote, and maintain a methodology for tracking student attendance and participation through Sharkhub Event Pass in campus-wide special events, and use those methods for future marketing  
  • Collaborate with other members of the Division of Student Affairs and College of Undergraduate Studies in divisional programs that promote student unity and awareness
  • Create intentional marketing and opportunities for unengaged students in collaboration with Razor’s Edge Leadership.
  • Assist in major divisional research forany and allnew student affairs initiatives and programs  
  • Establish and maintain positive relations with higher administrators and key community leaders and organizations
  • Provide students with referrals to various resources off and on campus
  • Assist in budget management and contract negotiations
  • In charge of tracking monthly engagement submissions and creating monthly engagement calendars
  • Establish creative marketing strategies to distribute Engagement Calendars in the beginning of each month.
  • Collaborates with the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Office to create engaging marketing that educates students and encourages participation
  • Coordinate with various NSU departments and student clubs/organizations to help promote monthly engagement events and programs with an extra focus on weekend events.
  • Create and execute weekend events, when needed
  • Work in collaboration with the Graduate Assistant for Student Programming to implement collaborative events with S.E.A. Board throughout weekend programming.
  • Assist with the coordination of services provided by Student Photography when scheduling for Clubs and Organizations.
  • Serve as co-chair of Homecoming with Director of Campus Life and Student Engagement
  • Serve as co-chair for Waves of Welcome schedule of events
  • Co-chairs Crunch Brunch • Flexibility in work schedule, as needed
  • Answer and respond to inquiries via phone, in person, and by mail in a timely and professional manner
  • Act as an integral member of the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement by offering support to all departmental initiatives, program and services
  • Prepare and manage assessment and evaluation of events and meetings.
  • Attend, participate, and/or work functions as needed by the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Foster strong relationships and serve as a liaison with NSU administration, faculty and staff, and students. Act as a resource for all staff and students in regard to University questions.  
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university must already be completed
  • Must be positive, organized, helpful, student-centered, friendly, and responsible
  • Prefer someone with prior experience in Student Affairs/Services in a college/university setting (i.e. involvement in student activities, residential life, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher; Email Program; Internet and basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • May work nights and weekends
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to lift twenty-five (25) pounds

 

Graduate Assistant for Student Governance

Primary Purpose:     

The Graduate Assistant for Student Governance will assist in the marketing, advertising, promotion, and programming/planning efforts of the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement as it relates to Undergraduate Student Government Association, Regional Pan Student Government and Pan Student Government Association. This Graduate Assistant will purposefully and strategically help to improve the leadership capacities and organizational effectiveness of undergraduate and graduate student government associations.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with the planning, organization, and implementation of campus-wide special events and projects, including but not limited to: CommunityFest, Student Life Achievement Awards (STUEY’s), Homecoming, Waves of Welcome, Sharks on the Scene (S.O.S), Fins Football, and Room Reservations. 
  • General Consultation and Responsibilities: Act as an Advisor to Undergraduate SGA and Pan SGA and assist with the operation of Regional Pan SGA as needed  
  • Meet regularly with the leadership of USGA committees
  • Attend all weekly USGA and monthly Pan SGA meetings  
  • Assist those constituent Pan SGA’s as needed in terms of their planning; resources available etc. • Maintain documentation and records as needed 
  • Act as a resource for other organizational efforts as needed 

Undergraduate Student Government Association

  • Assist the Assistant Dean for Campus Life and Student Engagement with the day-to-day advisement of USGA  
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of both the Fall and Winter USGA retreats
  • Attend and assist with the planning and implementation of traditional USGA programs (for example: Water Works, Friday Carnival, and elections)
  • Assist with the promotion, advertisement, recruitment, advisement, and content delivery of the Freshman Council program
  • Assist with the promotion of and logistics of USGA elections
  • Attend USGA subcommittee meetings as needed and assigned

Pan Student Government Association

  • Assist with the planning and logistics of the monthly Pan SGA meetings  
  • Assist the Assistant Dean for Campus Life & Student Engagement with regular and as needed communication to Pan SGA members  
  • Attend and assist with selected Pan SGA subcommittee meetings (i.e. General Allocations, Professional Development Grants, and HPD Concerns)  
  • Record, distribute, and maintain meeting minutes of full board Pan SGA meetings and selected subcommittees  
  • Manage the Pan SGA SharkHub page.  
  • Build and maintain current and past Pan SGA membership rosters  
  • Keep accurate record of all Professional Development Grant & General Allocation applications for both Davie and Regional Pan SGA 
  • Help facilitate leadership trainings or workshops for Davie, as well as regional, Pan SGA 
  • Answer and respond to inquiries via phone, in person, and by mail in a timely and professional manner
  • Act as an integral member of the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement by offering support to all departmental initiatives, program and services
  • Prepare and manage assessment and evaluation of events and meetings.
  • Attend, participate, and/or work functions as needed by the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Foster strong relationships and serve as a liaison with NSU administration, faculty and staff, and students. Act as a resource for all staff and students in regard to university questions.  
  • Other duties as assigned

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university must already be completed
  • Must be positive, organized, helpful, student-centered, friendly, and responsible
  • Some knowledge of Student Government Association and experience in leadership role.
  • Prefer someone with prior experience in Student Affairs/Services in a college/university setting (i.e.involvement in student activities, residential life, etc.) 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher; Email Program; Internet and basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • May work nights and weekends
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to lift twenty-five (25) pounds

 

Graduate Assistant for Special Events and Projects

Primary Purpose:     

The Graduate Assistant for Special Events and Projects will assist in the marketing, advertising, promotion, and programming/planning efforts of the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement as it relates to university-wide events and initiatives. To unite the entire university student body, this Graduate Assistant will purposefully and strategically design events that will facilitate student unity, campus traditions, and school spirit. Additionally, this Graduate Assistant will help to create a vibrant campus by ensuring our students have engagement opportunities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with the planning, organization, and implementation of campus-wide special events and projects, including but not limited to CommunityFest, Student Life Achievement Awards (STUEY’s), Homecoming, Weeks of Welcome, Sharks on the Scene (S.O.S)/eSharks, Weekend Programming and Diversity events.  
  • Encourage the participation and involvement of students and student leaders of all colleges and centers at the university-level.
  • Promote positive coverage of NSU events, trends and activities and market university-wide events and programs to all the NSU Community.
  • Develop and maintain a methodology for tracking student attendance and participation in campus-wide specialevents, anduse those methods for future marketing.  
  • Collaborate with other members of the Division of Student Affairs and College of Undergraduate Studies in divisional programs that promote student unity and awareness.
  • Assist in major divisional research for all new student affairs initiatives and programs.
  • Establish and maintain positive relations with higher administrators and key community leaders and organizations.
  • Assist in budget management and contract negotiations.
  • Secure and arrange venues, talent, event logistics, productions, etc.
  • Along with Associate Director serve as co-chair to coordinate, plan, and execute CommunityFest. 
  • Conceptualize, plan, and execute all programming and events for eSharks and Sharks on the Scene (S.O.S.) including an out-of-town trip per semester.  
  • Serve as on campus bus coordinator for all Fins Football home games.
  • Administer student satisfaction assessment strategies on campus.
  • Serve as co-chair of the Student Life Achievements Awards (STUEY’S).
  • Flexibility in work schedule, as needed.
  • Answer and respond to inquiries via phone, in person, and by mail in a timely and professional manner.
  • Act as an integral member of the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement by offering support to all departmental initiatives, program and services.
  • Prepare and manage assessment and evaluation of events and meetings.
  • Attend, participate, and/or work functions as needed by the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Foster strong relationships and serve as a liaison with NSU administration, faculty and staff, and students. Act as a resource for all staff and students in regard to University questions.  
  • Provide students with referrals to various resources off and on campus.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university must already be completed.
  • Must be positive, organized, helpful, student-centered, friendly, and responsible.
  • Prefer someone with prior experience in Student Affairs/Services in a college/university setting (i.e.involvement in student activities, residential life, etc.). 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher; Email Program; Internet and basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • May work nights and weekends.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to lift twenty-five (25) pounds.

 

Graduate Assistant for Club and Organization Operations

Primary Purpose:     

The Graduate Assistant for Club & Organization Operations will assist in the marketing, advertising, promotion, and programming/planning efforts of the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement as it relates to university-wide events and initiatives. To unite the entire university student body, this Graduate Assistant will purposefully and strategically support the planning and execution of events hosted by students by liaising with the appropriate campus partners on behalf of student groups. Additionally, this Graduate Assistant will help to create a vibrant campus by ensuring our clubs and organizations have spaces on campus to properly engage our students. This Graduate Assistant will also over see the student staff who work in the office. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with the planning, organization, and implementation of campus-wide special events and projects, including but not limited to: CommunityFest, Student Life Achievement Awards (STUEY’s), Homecoming, Waves of Welcome, Sharks on the Scene (S.O.S), Diversity events, and Room Reservations 
  • Encourage the participation and involvement of students and student leaders of all colleges and centers at the university-level
  • Promote positive coverage of NSU events, trends and activities and market university-wide events and programs to all the NSU Community
  • Serve as primary contact for SharkHub trainings & direct contact to Anthropology consulting.  
  • Create SharkHub resources included by not limited to “How To’s”, FAQs and Training Videos. • Serve as point of contact for depts across campus for reserving spaces Campus Life and Student Engagement directly oversees.  
  • Collaborate with other members of the Division of Student Affairs and College of Undergraduate Studies in divisional programs that promote student unity and awareness
  • Assist in major divisional research for any and all new student affairs initiatives and programs
  • Establish and maintain positive relations with higher administrators and key community leaders and organizations
  • Answer and respond to inquiries via phone, in person, and by mail in a timely and professional manner
  • Work closely with internal NSU constituents and external community partners to establish or maintain relationships for events
  • Manage a student staff of 1-20 student employees by managing schedules, retreats, trainings, meetings and accolades.
  • Assist registered student organizations with their space and event planning needs inclusive of room reservations, work orders, AV requests, etc.
  • Act as an integral member of the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement by offering support to all departmental initiatives, program and services
  • Prepare and manage assessment and evaluation of events and meetings.
  • Attend, participate, and/or work functions as needed by the Division of Student Affairs
  • Foster strong relationships and serve as a liaison with NSU administration, faculty and staff, and students. Act as a resource for all staff and students in regard to University questions 
  • Provide students with referrals to various resources on campus 
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university must already be completed
  • Must be positive, organized, helpful, student-centered, friendly, and responsible
  • Prefer someone with prior experience in Student Affairs/Services in a college/university setting (i.e. involvement in student activities, residential life, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher; Email Program; Internet and basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • May work nights and weekends
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to lift twenty-five (25) pounds

 

Graduate Assistant for Student Programming- FILLED

Primary Purpose:     

The Graduate Assistant for Campus Programming will assist in the marketing, advertising, promotion, and programming/planning efforts of the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement as it relates to university-wide events and initiatives. To unite the entire university student body, this Graduate Assistant will purposefully and strategically design events with the Student Events and Activities Board that will facilitate student unity, campus traditions, and school spirit. Additionally, this Graduate Assistant will help to create a vibrant campus by ensuring our students have engagement opportunities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Advises the Student Events and Activities Board (S.E.A. Board), and assists with developing programs, events, and activities for NSU students.
  • Able to develop student programs throughout the year.
  • Develop and implement plans to market, promote, and publicize programs to the campus community.
  • Develop a strategic plan with short- and long-term goals and objectives, consistent with the mission of S.E.A. Board, with the Student Director of S.E.A Board.
  • Responsible for enforcing all NSU policies as well as policies from the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement as it relates to programming.
  • Recruit, train and advise student programming board members.
  • Assist in the planning & implementation events and contracting of vendors (including but not limited to Sharkapalooza, Homecoming Week, STUEYs, and Weeks of Welcome. 
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings, training sessions, and division-wide meetings and programs related to S.E.A. Board.
  • Review and approve S.E.A. Board event requests via SharkHub. 
  • Review and manage the programming budget and S.E.A. Board budget requests.
  • Work in collaboration with the Graduate Assistant for Special Events and Projects to implement collaborative events with S.E.A. Board throughout weekend programming.
  • Serve as co-chair of the Student Life Achievements Awards (STUEY’S)
  • Answer and respond to inquiries via phone, in person, and by mail in a timely and professional manner.
  • Act as an integral member of the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement by offering support to all departmental initiatives, program and services.
  • Prepare and manage assessment and evaluation of events and meetings.
  • Attend, participate, and/or work functions as needed by the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Foster strong relationships and serve as a liaison with NSU administration, faculty and staff, and students. Act as a resource for all staff and students in regard to University questions.  
  • Provide students with referrals to various resources off and on campus.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university must already be completed.
  • Must be positive, organized, helpful, student-centered, friendly, and responsible.
  • Prefer someone with prior experience in Student Affairs/Services in a college/university setting (i.e., involvement in student activities, residential life, etc.).
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher; Email Program; Internet and basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • May work nights and weekends.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to lift twenty-five (25) pounds.

Career and Academic Advisor - FILLED

Primary Purpose: To assist students and alumni in achieving their academic and professional goals.       

 

 Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide career and/or academic advisement to undergraduate students and/or alumni during 1:1 appointment or in groups with choosing or changing a career direction, identifying career goals, establishing an academic plan, writing a resume /cover letter, preparing for interviews, and conducting a successful job search.
  • Provides students with information about NSU resources and tools to help them be successful students
  • Assists Advising team with (e.g., add/drops/withdrawals, degree audits, creating resources, student outreach, etc.) during individual appointments and drop-ins
  • Administer and review assessments (Focus 2) with students/alumni to identify their career interests, preferred work environments, and how to make decisions about career choices
  • Create and deliver CAPS related workshops and events e.g. (professional branding, resume and cover letter, mock interview)
  • Research and keep abreast of current employment trends to best assist various student population
  • Aid with the compiling of data for CAPS surveys and reports
  • Participate in various departmental Student Affairs events and programs and staff development, as well as university events such as student orientations or open houses
  • Actively participate in weekly CAPS staff meetings
  • Aid CAPS with special projects and duties as assigned
  • Maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and currently enrolled in the College Student Affairs program
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Strong administrative skills, including written and oral communication skills, time management and project management skills
  • Available for occasional evening and weekend hours and programming
  • Strong interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, positive can-do attitude, and ability to work well in a team

 

Marketing and Communications Coordinator - FILLED

Primary Purpose:  

Provides support for marketing and communication for the Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS). Assist with the development, execution, and monitoring of social media and content marketing campaigns by creating original social media pieces, managing current social media outlets and conducting market research.     

 

 Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and deliver effective marketing strategies as it relates to increasing the visibility of the CAPS services and programming
  • Aide in designing and developing marketing materials for CAPS Office
  • Manage marketing campaigns and communication of events and workshops through Handshake (career development platform) and social media channels Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok 
  • Aide in promoting the CAPS services i.e. advising appointments, mock interviews, internship/job search, workshops, Handshake, and events. 
  • Support the employer relations team in approving/declining employer accounts and approving/declining job approvals in career platform Handshake
  • Develop and send e-mail campaigns through career platform Handshake
  • Serve on the Events and Communications Committee within the CAPS department
  • Assist with other projects, events, workshops, and assigned duties as needed 

Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in the College Student Affairs Master Degree Program required
  • Strong administrative skills, including written and oral communication skills, time management and project management skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Canva and social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok) required 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated to perform duties as well as create and complete projects with limited supervision
  • High enthusiasm, flexibility and ability to deal with multiple projects desirable
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Available for occasional evening and weekend hours and programming
  • Prefer 1+ year of experience in marketing and communications and customer service

 

Employer Relations Coordinator

Primary Purpose:  

Provide support for programming, logistics, to students, employers and alumni for the Employer Relations Team. Aide in the promotion of recruiting opportunities including campus recruiting, internships, Career Expo and other career related events

 

 Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with the daily operations and logistics of CAPS programming and events
  • Develop and conduct student and employer surveys on programs and CAPS industry specific monthly newsletter and interpret results to present findings at weekly employer relations staff meetings
  • Responsible for developing CAPS industry specific monthly newsletters including identifying internships, jobs, resources and events
  • Identify opportunities for outreach and collaboration with student organizations. This includes but is not limited to attending IOC, SGA, and individual student organization meetings, and events on campus
  • Support the employer relations team in approving/declining employer accounts and approving/declining job approvals in career platform Handshake
  • Develop and send e-mail campaigns through career platform Handshake
  • Serve on the Events and Communications Committee within the CAPS department
  • Assist with other projects, events, workshops, and assigned duties as needed

Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in the College Student Affairs Master Degree Program required
  • Strong administrative skills, including written and oral communication skills, time management and project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated to perform duties as well as create and complete projects with limited supervision
  • High enthusiasm, flexibility and ability to deal with multiple projects desirable
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Proficient incanvaand social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tiktok)  
  • Available for occasional evening and weekend hours and programming
  • Prefer 1+ year of experience in communications, human resources, employer relations, recruiting, customer service or related

Graduate Assistant for Training and Development

Primary Purpose: 

The Training & Development Graduate Assistant (GA) position for the Office of Orientation reports to the Director of Orientation and supports the mission of the College of Undergraduate Studies. The Training and Development Graduate Assistant will manage and assist in aspects of the planning and organization of student Team recruitment, selection, employment, recognition, training and ongoing staff development and in-services.

Essential Job Functions:

Team Oversight

  • Responsible for the supervision of Orientation Coordinators and co-management of a team of up to 60 Shark Preview Leaders and 3 Orientation Coordinators.
  • Develop and coordinate the Shark Preview Leaders and Orientation Coordinators selection process; including, but not limited to marketing, planning of information sessions, update of team contracts, coordinating the interview process, along with the group process, contract review sessions and assisting each new team member through the University’s student employment process.
  • Provide on-going supervision and support to a group of Shark Preview Leaders through weekly  meetings and trainings.
  • Provide on-going supervision and support to a group of Orientation Coordinators through team meetings and one on one meetings.
  • Responsible for the update of assessment content, distribution to students/guests and compilation of findings for reports.
  • Responsible for the planning the Shark Preview training; including, but not limited to, training curriculum, logistics, guest speakers, preparation of materials, social outings and assessment.
  • Plan, organize and lead the annual student staff retreat.
  • Assist Director and Coordinator in planning annual graduate assistant training and semester staff in-services (second year).
  • Responsible for all team communications in relation to; including, but not limited to, hours, meetings, and upcoming events.
  • Coordinate the student office staff hourly schedule each semester and staying on top of their request for time off. This also includes the coordination of our office staff to work/volunteer at all campus-wide events; including, but not limited to Open Houses, Homecoming, Admissions events, along with all direct events.
  • Responsible for coordinating the performance evaluation process for all student staff on a semester basis.
  • Responsible for Shark Preview day-of prep; which will require planning of staff responsibilities leading up to the Shark Preview and Orientation program(s) so that all materials and signage are gathered so that supply bins are prepped accordingly, and then dismantled afterwards in a manner that ensures ease of prep for the next program.
  • Responsible for constructing student duty logs and administrative staff duty logs indicating by time/program where each staff member needs to be on the days of Shark Preview and Orientation.
  • In charge of formal staff recognition, and planning of the annual banquet.
  • Assist with the execution of all shark preview and orientation programs.
  • Travel to regional campus orientation program may be required.
  • Assist Director and Coordinator of Orientation with program development and all logistics as needed.
  • Develop and monitor budget expenditures of assigned program budgets.

Additional Job Functions:

  • Work with other divisional and campus departments to foster strong relationships with regards to orientation programming efforts, including but not limited to:
    • Collaborating with various offices within and outside of the Division of Student Affairs/College of Undergraduate Studies to provide information to new and continuing students.
    • Participate in University events and activities on behalf of the Office of Orientation.
    • Promote and support all programs and initiatives within the Division of Student Affairs and College of Undergraduate Studies.
  • Stay current on research and be a resource regarding national trends in orientation and the transitional needs of new students.
  • Must embrace and exemplify the core values, commitment statements and the NSU Experience Model of the Division of Student Affairs and College of Undergraduate Studies.
  • Assist with major divisional research for any and all new student affairs initiatives and programs.
  • Will attend various office and major orientation committee meetings; including but not limited to Central Staff Meetings, Orientation & Shark Preview Team Trainings, and Direct Supervisor One-On-Ones.
  • Assist with Orientation inventory and the organization of Orientation storage spaces.
  • Assist with office responsibilities including answering phones, filing, and faxing, photocopying and other office duties.
  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, and in writing.
  • Continually communicate with the Director and Coordinator about projects, events, responsibilities, and concerns. Ask for help when needed.
  • Maintain 20 hours per week during established office hours. Must be flexible with work schedule – available to work during the day, evenings, and weekends.
  • Maintain complete confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Orientation and Special Programs, Director of Orientation and Commuter Services, the Assistant Dean of First Year and Transitional Programs, the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies or other staff in special project assignments.

Required Qualifications:

  • NSU student pursuing a graduate or terminal degree in College Student Affairs.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university must already be completed.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be extremely organized and detail oriented.
  • Demonstrated quality campus involvement at the previous institution.
  • Experience in planning, promoting, and/or executing a campus event or program at the previous institution.
  • Must have wise judgment to make good decisions and must represent the division with integrity.
  • Must be a creative, positive, helpful, student-oriented, friendly, and most important have a sense of humor.
  • Must demonstrate a sense of job responsibility, initiative, energy, leadership, approachability, and maturity.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher; Email Program; Internet and basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Must be able to lift twenty (20) pounds.

 

GA for Orientation and Commuter Services

Primary Purpose: 

The Orientation and Commuter Services Graduate Assistant (GA) position for the Office of Orientation reports to the Director of Orientation and supports the mission of the College of Undergraduate Studies. The Graduate Assistant will manage and assist in aspects of the planning and organization of student recruitment, selection, employment, recognition, training and on-going staff development and in-services for Orientation as well as Commuter Events and Services.  

Essential Job Functions:

Team Oversight

  • Directly responsible for the supervision of 3 Orientation Coordinators and a team of up to 25 Orientation Leaders as well as co-supervision of 100 Peer Leaders.   
  • Develop and coordinate the Transitions Team (Orientation Leaders/Peer Leaders, and Orientation Coordinators) selection process; including, but not limited to marketing, planning of information sessions, update of team contracts, coordinating the interview process, along with the group process, contract review sessions and assisting each new team member through the University’s student employment process.    
  • Develop and coordinate a team of commuter ambassadors to assist with and promote commuter events and services. 
  • Provide on-going supervision and support to a group of Orientation Leaders/Peer Leaders through bi-weekly one on one meetings to monitor the students’ communication plan efforts.  
  • Responsible for the update of assessment content, distribution to students/guests and compilation of findings for reports.   
  • Directly responsible for the planning the annual transition team training; including, but not limited to, training curriculum, logistics, guests’ speakers, preparation of materials, social outings, and assessment.      
  • Plan, organize and lead the annual student staff retreat.   
  • Assist Director and Coordinator in planning and executing aspects of Shark Preview such as volunteer coordination and transportation needs.   
  • Responsible for all team communications in relation to; including, but not limited to, hours, meetings, and upcoming events.  
  • Coordinate the student office staff hourly schedule each semester and staying on top of their request for time off.  This also includes the coordination of our office staff to work/volunteer at all campus-wide events; including, but not limited to Open Houses, Homecoming, Admissions events, along with all direct events.  
  • Responsible for coordinating the performance evaluation process for all student staff.  
  • In charge of the annual orientation team skit production, team practice and performances for summer orientations.  
  • Will assist the office Director with the transition team employment process by coordinating all paperwork, communications with staff about the process and will ensure individual follow-up with team members.  
  • Directly responsible for orientation day-of prep; which will require planning of staff responsibilities leading up to the orientation program so that all materials and signage are gathered so that supply bins are prepped accordingly, and then dismantled afterwards in a manner that ensures ease of prep for our next program.    
  • Responsible for constructing student duty logs and administrative staff duty logs indicating by time/program where each staff member needs to be on the days of Orientation.    
  • In charge of formal staff recognition, and planning of the annual banquet.  
  • Assist with the execution of all Office of Orientation programs.  
  • Assist Director and Coordinator with program development and all logistics as needed.    
  • Attend all Orientation Leader trainings, retreats, and workshops. 
  • Develop and monitor budget expenditures of assigned program budgets.  

Additional Job Functions:

  • Work with other divisional and campus departments to foster strong relationships with regards to orientation programming efforts, including but not limited to:

o Collaborating with various offices within and outside of the Division of Student Affairs/College of Undergraduate Studies to provide information to new and continuing students. 
o Participate in University events and activities on behalf of the Office of Orientation and Commuter Involvement.
o Promote and support all programs and initiatives within the Division of Student Affairs and College of Undergraduate Studies.

  • Stay current on research and be a resource regarding national trends in orientation and the transitional needs of new students.
  • Must embrace and exemplify the core values, commitment statements and the NSU Experience Model of the Division of Student Affairs and College of Undergraduate Studies.
  • Assist with major divisional research for any and all new student affairs initiatives and programs.
  • Will attend various office and major orientation committee meetings; including but not limited to Central Staff Meetings, Orientation Team Trainings, and Direct Supervisor One-On-Ones.
  • Assist with Orientation inventory and the organization of storage spaces.
  • Assist with office responsibilities including answering phones, filing, and faxing, photocopying and other office duties.
  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, and in writing.
  • Continually communicate with the Director and Coordinator about projects, events, responsibilities, and concerns. Ask for help when needed.
  • Maintain 20 hours per week during established office hours. Must be flexible with work schedule – available to work during the day, evenings, and weekends.
  • Maintain complete confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Orientation and Special Programs, Director of Orientation and Commuter Services, the Assistant Dean of First Year and Transitional Programs, the Associate Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, the Assistant Dean, Associate Dean, the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies or other staff in special project assignments.

Required Qualifications:

  • NSU student pursuing a graduate or terminal degree in College Student Affairs.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university must already be completed.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be extremely organized and detail oriented.
  • Would like to have someone who has demonstrated quality campus involvement at the previous institution.
  • Would like to have someone who has had the opportunity to plan, promote and/or execute a campus event or program at the previous institution.
  • Must have wise judgment to make good decisions and must represent the division with integrity.
  • Must be a creative, positive, helpful, student-oriented, friendly, and most important have a sense of humor.
  • Must demonstrate a sense of job responsibility, initiative, energy, leadership, approachability, and maturity.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher; Email Program; Internet and basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Must be able to lift twenty (20) pounds.

 

Graduate Assistant for Special Programs and Events

Primary Purpose: 

The Special Programs and Events Graduate Assistant (GA) position for the Office of Orientation reports to the Director for Orientation and Commuter Services and supports the mission of the College of Undergraduate Studies. The Special Programs and Events Graduate Assistant will directly coordinate and manage major office programs, serve as the liaison for all marketing and strategic communications to engage students and parents through our website, social media, and other communication channels.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for the set-up and management of Shark Preview day of program aspects such as check-in, check-out, and luggage check stations.
  • Directly responsible for the planning and execution of office programs such as, but not limited to: Shark Preview, Student Reunions, Commuter, and other Office of Orientation events.
  • Directly supervise 3 Orientation Coordinators and co-manage a team of up to 60 Shark Preview Leaders.
  • Work with the Office of Marketing and Administrative Services to develop and produce marketing materials for Shark Preview, Commuter and Orientation Events.
  • Serve as a liaison with the Office of Marketing and Administrative Services, Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Orientation for web content development and maintenance (no web design experience necessary).
  • Responsible for the timely management of content for the ‘Class of’ Facebook groups, and additional Office of Orientation social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and SharkHub, as well as other forms of media (video/photo) development.
  • Work closely with the Director for Orientation, Coordinator for Orientation and Special Programs and Orientation Coordinators to manage Shark Preview and other program logistics.
  • Assist the Director for Orientation in assessment and maintaining data on Shark Preview attendance records as well as Shark Preview student enrollment and retention.
  • Attend all Orientation and Shark Preview Leader trainings, retreats, and team bonding events.
  • Assist with implementation of Shark Preview Leader staff development, trainings, and retreats when necessary.
  • Assist with all Office of Orientation programs such as Shark Preview, Orientation and Commuter Events when necessary.
  • Develop and monitor budget expenditures of assigned program tasks.

Additional Job Functions:

  • Work with other divisional and campus departments to foster strong relationships with regards to Office of Orientation programming efforts, including but not limited to:

o Collaborating with various offices within and outside of the Division of Student Affairs/College of Undergraduate Studies to provide information to new and continuing students. 
o Participate in University events and activities on behalf of the Office of Orientation.
o Promote and support all programs and initiatives within the Division of Student Affairs and College of Undergraduate Studies.

  • Stay current on research and be a resource regarding national trends in orientation and the transitional needs of new students.
  • Must embrace and exemplify the core values, commitment statements and the NSU Experience Model of the Division of Student Affairs and College of Undergraduate Studies.
  • Assist with major divisional research for any and all new student affairs initiatives and programs.
  • Will attend various office and major Orientation and Shark Preview committee meetings; including but not limited to Office of Orientation Staff Meetings, Office of Orientation Team Trainings, and Direct Supervisor One-On-Ones.
  • Assist with inventory and the organization of storage spaces.
  • Assist with office responsibilities including answering phones, filing, and faxing, photocopying and other office duties.
  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, and in writing.
  • Continually communicate with the Director for Orientation about projects, events, responsibilities, and concerns. Ask for help when needed.
  • Maintain 20 hours per week during established office hours. Must be flexible with work schedule – available to work during the day, evenings, and weekends. Maintain complete confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Coordinator for Orientation and Special Programs, Director for Orientation and Commuter Services, the Associate Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, the Assistant Dean, Associate Dean, the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies or other staff in special project assignments.

Required Qualifications:

  • NSU student pursuing a graduate or terminal degree in College Student Affairs.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university must already be completed.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be extremely organized and detail oriented.
  • Demonstrated quality campus involvement at the previous institution.
  • Experience to planning, promoting, and/or executing a campus event or program at the previous institution.
  • Must have wise judgment to make good decisions and must represent the division with integrity.
  • Must be a creative, positive, helpful, student-oriented, friendly, and most important have a sense of humor.
  • Must demonstrate a sense of job responsibility, initiative, energy, leadership, approachability, and maturity.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher, Email Program, Social Media, Internet, and basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Must be able to lift twenty (20) pounds.

Graduate Assistant for Intramural and Club Sports

Primary Purpose:     

The Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports is a member of the Division of Student Affairs and is responsible for furthering the mission of the University Center. This position is responsible for fostering the growth and development of recreational program opportunities in the areas of Intramural Sports. Additional responsibilities and duties are outlined as follows.

Essential Job Function:

  1. To assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive schedule of intramural sport leagues, tournaments, and special events.
  2. To recruit, hire, train, schedule and supervise an intramural sport officials staff of up to 40 employees.
  3. To ensure proper site-management for all intramural sport leagues, tournaments and events; maintaining regular visibility to all staff and participants.
  4. To assist in accurately inventorying and ordering equipment, uniforms and supplies needed for all intramural sports programs.
  5. To coordinate and implement a comprehensive marketing plan to attract a diverse population of intramural sports participants.
  6. To collaborate with internally and with other university departments in the successful implementation of intramural leagues, tournaments, and events.
  7. To track standings and relevant statistics; posting said information for participant view.
  8. To complete accident and incident reports as necessary.
  9. To administer disciplinary hearings as needed

 Marginal Job Function:

  1. To assist with annual budget preparation and yearly allocations.
  2. To work with the grounds staff on field maintenance.
  3. To assist with program development at all NSU Student Education Centers.
  4. To do other relevant duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Prior experience in intramural sports administration.
  2. Prior experience as a sports official.
  3. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  4. Acceptance in to an NSU Graduate degree program.

 

Graduate Assistant for Operations and Staff Development- FILLED

Primary Purpose

This position will implement, administer, and refine training and development programs for the entire recreation and wellness student employee base, with specific emphasis on programs for students who work within facility operations. This position will also assist with overall facility operations. Specific responsibilities are as follows:

Essential Functions:

  1. Oversee and assist with recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of the student staff of the RecPlex. This is a group of approximately 35-40 students who serve as facility supervisors, service desk attendants, fitness floor attendants, and climbing wall attendants. 
  2. Oversee and assist in conducting initial training for all RecPlex student-employees, ensuring basic competencies in all job related functions, knowledge and understanding of departmental and university policies and procedures, and basic directory information for all Recreation and Wellness programs, services, and opportunities. 
  3. Oversee and assist with conducting on-going training for all RecPlex student-employees beyond the initial training. This training should both review and expand upon the basic competencies previously learned with the outcome of providing superior service to all patrons. 
  4. Demonstrate regular visibility to the student-staff and RecPlex patrons, to include early mornings, late nights, and weekends. 
  5. Assist in conducting formal and informal evaluations for all student-employees a minimum of once per academic semester for the purpose of performance improvement and professional development.
  6. Assist in coordinating facility reservation requests.
  7. Assist in coordinating facility related special events and associated logistics. 
  8. Assist in ordering and tracking disposable equipment purchases related to the successful operations of the entire NSURecPlex.
  9. Serve as building supervisor as needed.
  10. Other relevant duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a relevant discipline.
  2. Prior relevant experience, preferably in a university setting.

 

Graduate Assistant for Fitness and Wellbeing

Primary Purpose:     

The Graduate Assistant for Fitness and Wellbeing is a member of the Division of Student Affairs and is responsible for furthering the mission of the University. This position is responsible for development and implementation of fitness programs and diverse wellbeing initiatives for the NSU student body. Additional responsibilities and duties are outlined as follows.

Essential Job Function:

  1. Develop, coordinate and deliver health and wellbeing programs to the NSU student community inclusive of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, occupational and financial opportunities.
  2. Develop, coordinate and deliver health and wellbeing programs for unique university populations to include residential students, Greek communities, and all registered student clubs and organizations inclusive of clubs sports. 
  3. Recognize and promote awareness to special health and wellbeing monthly topics to include, but not limited to, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Alcohol Awareness Month, Sexual Awareness, and beyond. 
  4. Coordinate group exercise opportunities for NSU students and RecPlex members. 
  5. Coordinate personal training opportunities for NSU students and RecPlex members. 
  6. Assist in the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of all student and temporary employees in the areas of fitness and well-being.

 Marginal Job Function:

  1. To assist with annual budget preparation and yearly allocations. 
  2. To assist with fitness and wellbeing program development at all NSU Student Education Centers. 
  3. To do other relevant duties as assigned.

Additional Job Functions: 

Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applications or employees with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations when necessary. The following are abilities and physical requirements for all positions at the University. 

  1. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, with or without the use of an interpreter.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English Language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids and services.
  3. Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staffs at all levels. 
  4. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
  5. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, and telephones. 
  6. May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms and, on occasions, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a relevant discipline.
  2. Prior experience, preferably in a university setting.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  1. One or more nationally recognized certifications in fitness and/or wellbeing

Graduate Assistant, Assistant Area Coordinator

Primary Purpose:       

The Assistant Area Coordinator (AAC) position within the Office of Residential Life and Housing is a 20 hour a week position intended for a graduate student. The AAC’s primary responsibility is supervision of the community development of a residential area housing approximately 180-608 residents; assisting with the supervision a staff of 5-16 Resident Assistants and assisting in the implementation of goals and objectives set forth by the Office of Residential Life and Housing.

Primary Responsibilities:

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • Encourage, assist, and advise Resident Assistants in the development of their community development, including active and passive programming and the FINS model
  • Work cooperatively with the Area Coordinator to ensure community development which promotes a sense of residential belonging.
  • Provide leadership to staff and students in the development of a community environment. (Floor community, hall community, and connection to the campus community).
  • Ensures that the needs of residents, including those of minorities and special interest groups are assessed and that programs are initiated to meet those needs.
  • Maintain a high level of visibility by making every effort to get to know residents in the area and attending resident and staff activities.
  • Ensures that community development records are maintained including hall assessments, resources, expenses, participation, etc for future use by staff and student leaders.
  • Assists the Area Coordinator with development and implementation of a student and staff recognition program.
  • Each AAC is given additional duties such as tracking program attendance or maintaining the monthly on-line programming documentation and budgeting.

STAFF SUPERVISION

  • Assists with the supervision and evaluation of Resident Assistants under the Area Coordinator.
  • Supervise and evaluate Front Office Staff including Front Office Assistants and Supervisors
  • Oversee hall front office staffing including scheduling, leading staff meetings, administrative paperwork and staff development
  • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Housing in the selection, training and evaluation of front office staff
  • Provides support, resources and direction to staff.
  • Maintains meaningful and consistent contact with each staff member.
  • Share your perception of each individual Resident Assistant and of his/her work by offering positive feedback and constructive criticism when appropriate.

EDUCATIONAL DISCIPLINE

  • Encourage self-discipline, self-government, and respect for individual rights among residents; encourage individual assertiveness.
  • Clearly communicates Residential Life policy to staff and residents.
  • When necessary, assists RAs in confronting residents who violate policies.
  • Conducts disciplinary hearings and applies sanctions when such action is appropriate.
  • Refers cases to the Area Coordinator, Associate Director of Residential Life or Director of Residential Life and Housing when necessary.

STAFF TRAINING

  • Assists Area Coordinator and Graduate Assistant for Student Staff Training Development with area staff orientation and training for August and January, serving as a training facilitator when needed.
  • Assists with department-wide Residential Life in-service training for staff throughout the year.
  • Attends Senior Staff in-service training sessions.

DEPARTMENTAL COMMUNICATION AND DECISION-MAKING

  • Participates in regular meetings with the Area Coordinator and occasional meetings with the Associate Director for Residential Life, the Director of Residential Life and Housing and other residential life and housing and student affairs staff members.
  • Assists the Area Coordinator with facilitating weekly area staff meetings.
  • Attends bi-weekly Senior Staff meetings.
  • Serves on and chairs Residential Life committees assigned by the Associate Directors and Director of Residential Life and Housing.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Assists the Area Coordinator with the administrative functions in their area, including preparation of weekly reports, key inventories and timely completion of forms and correspondence.
  • Assists with check-in, check-out of all residents and coordinates/cooperates with the Associate Director of Housing and Director of Residential Life and Housing on all tasks related to the assignment of rooms.

STAFF SELECTION

  • Participates in all phases of the Residential Life selection processes including leading a selection team.
  • Makes recommendations for staff assignments to the different areas.

COUNSELING

  • Provides developmental and crisis counseling as well as other support services to residents as needed.
  • Maintains current knowledge of campus and community services and resources.
  • Makes referrals when appropriate.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Weekend and evening duties.
  • Emergency response.
  • Maintains a high level of visibility by making every effort to get to know residents in the area and attending resident and staff activities.
  • Is available in the area to attend to informal and unscheduled responsibilities.
  • Assumes Residential Life “On-Duty” responsibilities with other staff such that someone is on duty every week.
  • Works with summer conferences and summer school programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Office of Residential Life.
  • Establishes and maintains operational relationships with University departments.
  • Researches specific topics upon request of the Director and/or Associate Director of Residential Life.

Supervision:

            Supervision will take place in weekly meetings with the Area Coordinator and occasional meetings with the Assistant Director of Residential Life and Director of Residential Life.  He/she will attend the weekly Residential Life senior staff meeting as well as meet as needed with the Area Coordinator, Director Staff, and Dean of Student Affairs Staff.

Ongoing Training:

            The GA would seek out ongoing training opportunities such as conferences and seminars to learn how to further the position at Nova Southeastern University and to provide personal and professional development.

Qualifications:

  • The abilities and qualities that are essential to this position are:
  • Should be a full-time (per terms of program) graduate student enrolled in Nova Southeastern University.
  • Be able to work effectively with University students and staff in a residence hall environment.
  • Demonstrate a sense of job responsibility, initiative, energy, leadership, approachability, and maturity.
  • Preference is given to candidates who have residence hall experience and/or the desire to work within Student Affairs and/or a higher education setting.
  • Must be available to live on-campus and eat in the university dining facilities.
  • Due to the GA responsibilities, no other job can be held concurrent with the GA appointment.
  • Reappointment is based on exemplary performance.

 

 

Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development

Primary Purpose:            

The Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development will promote, coordinate, and build leadership development programs at NSU. The primary responsibility of the Graduate Assistant is to develop and improve the leadership capacity of both positional, non-positional student leaders, and support Student Leadership and Civic Engagement initiatives. Day-to-day responsibilities include ongoing coaching with student organizations as well as marketing and recruitment of specific initiatives outlined below.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Facilitate the promotion, advertisement, recruitment, and content delivery of the Emerging Leaders Experience I and II (ELE).
  • Facilitate the promotion, advertisement, recruitment, and content development of the InNOVAtiveSeries (ILE) for NSU’s Registered Student Organizations leadership addressing development of the Individual Student Leader Core Competencies.  
  • Serve as a liaison between SLCE and Interorganizational Council and NSU’s Registered Student Organizations student.
  • Oversee office Group Initiative/Team Building equipment and utilize equipment for facilitation purposes.
  • Coordinate and facilitate workshops to enhance student and organizational leadership capacity as needed.
  • Assist the GA for Leadership and Civic Engagement Initiatives in the planning of the Annual Leadership Conference and the Annual Leadership Awards.
  • Assist as needed with the RE Leadership Selection Process.
  • Assess programs and events to ensure that program outcomes are being achieved and make continuous improvements.
  • Assist in supporting weekdays/weekends of service as needed.
  • Attend all training sessions and division-wide meetings as deemed appropriate.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Coordinate other departmental and divisional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College/University.
  • Enrolled in a graduate professional program at NSU. (With emphasis in College Student Affairs preferred).
  • Prior experience in student leadership or student activities.
  • Proven high academic performance and successful participation in campus co-curricular activities.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and on a team
  • Valid driver’s license with the ability to operate an NSU van/vehicle to support departmental initiatives
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher; Email, Internet, and basic computer knowledge

Student Leadership & Civic Engagement Staff Philosophy

The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement’s Core Covenant articulates the central values of our team which drives our expectations for action and interaction with our students and staff. Therefore, we commit to one another to aspire to the following:

We uphold the mission and values of Nova Southeastern University, the Division of Student Affairs & the College of Undergraduate Studies, and the Office of Student Leadership & Civic Engagement.

We expect our student leaders and professional staff to have an understanding of their roles and work to support the initiatives of others within the office and throughout Division of Student Affairs & the College of Undergraduate Studies, and the wider university.

We value:

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Flexibility
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Optimism

We demonstrate the ability to listen to others, think critically and adapt our approach to create positive change while encouraging each other to learn from challenges and mistakes.

We create an environment for students and staff that is developmental, student centered, and provides them the tools to succeed.

We utilize research, assessment, and creative thinking to provide intentional programs and opportunities for students to develop their leadership abilities, enhance networks, and become civic-minded individuals.

We believe in a holistic view of success through outcome-driven initiatives and investment in the NSU community.

Our work is driven by student affairs theories, a commitment to professionalism, and a passion to help build leaders of the future.

 

Graduate Assistant for Service Initiatives

Primary Purpose:            

The Graduate Assistant for Service Initiatives will identify, promote, coordinate, and build student interest and engagement regarding community service activities. The primary responsibility of the Graduate Assistant is to identify, promote, coordinate, and build student interest regarding campus-based and community service projects in the Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach counties, as well as domestic and international service sites. Day-to-day responsibilities include recruitment, management, and ongoing support of the alternative break program. Specific initiatives outlined below.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with the coordination of the Sharks and Service (SAS) alternative break program including but not limited to, logistics, travel, risk management, site selection, recruitment of student participants, participant training, and on-site reflection. for all trips including local, domestic, and international sites.
  • Develop and implement training for all student site leaders apart of the Sharks and Service (SAS) program.
  • Assist in the development, promotion, organization, and implementation of Recruit a Shark Day and Community Affiliate programming.
  • Aid in facilitation and promotion of service opportunities on campus.
  • Assist in serving as a clearinghouse for civic engagement for all NSU staff, students, and alumni.
  • Serve as a liaison between SLCE and service student organizations.
  • Aid in development and maintenance of a comprehensive database of community service organizations within the local community.
  • Assist as needed with the RE Leadership Selection Process.
  • Attend all training sessions and division-wide meetings as deemed appropriate.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Coordinate other departmental and divisional duties as assigned.
  • Assess programs and events to ensure that program outcomes are being achieved and make continuous improvements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College/University
  • Enrolled in a graduate professional program at NSU.  (with emphasis in College Student Affairs preferred)
  • Prior experience leading community service projects and/or groups
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and with a team
  • Valid driver’s license with the ability to operate an NSU van/vehicle to support departmental initiatives.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher; Email, Internet, and basic computer knowledge

Student Leadership & Civic Engagement Staff Philosophy

The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement’s Core Covenant articulates the central values of our team which drives our expectations for action and interaction with our students and staff. Therefore, we commit to one another to aspire to the following:

We uphold the mission and values of Nova Southeastern University, the Division of Student Affairs & the College of Undergraduate Studies, and the Office of Student Leadership & Civic Engagement.

We expect our student leaders and professional staff to have an understanding of their roles and work to support the initiatives of others within the office and throughout Division of Student Affairs & the College of Undergraduate Studies, and the wider university.

We value:

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Flexibility
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Optimism

We demonstrate the ability to listen to others, think critically and adapt our approach to create positive change while encouraging each other to learn from challenges and mistakes.

We create an environment for students and staff that is developmental, student centered, and provides them the tools to succeed.

We utilize research, assessment, and creative thinking to provide intentional programs and opportunities for students to develop their leadership abilities, enhance networks, and become civic-minded individuals.

We believe in a holistic view of success through outcome-driven initiatives and investment in the NSU community.

Our work is driven by student affairs theories, a commitment to professionalism, and a passion to help build leaders of the future.

Graduate Assistant for Veterans Resource Center

Primary Purpose:

The Veterans Resource Center Graduate Assistant will play a pivotal role in the daily operations of the VRC and the innovative development of veteran, military affiliated, and Army ROTC programs through networking, outreach, research, marketing, and facilitation of support services on-campus and in the community.  

The role will entail collaboration with the Senior Director of Military Affairs, NSU Military Affairs office, university leadership, staff, faculty, student workers, students, veterans, and military affiliated personnel to create and refine best practices that promote a vibrant military friendly campus climate through transitional assistance, social engagement, academic excellence, degree achievement, and career attainment.  

The Veterans Resource Center Coordinators’ day-to-day responsibilities will utilize a student-centered approach that will require influential leadership capacities and organizational effectiveness to support veteran, military affiliated students, and Army ROTC cadets on the Davie / Fort Lauderdale, as well as regional campuses.  

Essential Job Functions  

Supervision:  

  • Supervises, coordinates, evaluates, and facilities the functions of all the VRC student employees; develops and refines ongoing staff training, standard operating procedures, and student staff roles and responsibilities.
  • Advise the executive board of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) and Freedom Sharks student groups; developing and cultivating the SALUTE Veteran National Honor Society 
  • Establish and implement short and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures.
  • Responsible for leadership, direction, and advocacy for a comprehensive array of services, programs, and activities that support student development and the mission of NSU.
  • Manage and monitor daily operations of the Veterans Resource Center.
  • Develop and implement ongoing engagement opportunities with other departments.

 Programming/Engagement:  

  • Oversee the development, promotion, organization, and implementation of annual NSU veteran programs to include our regional campuses and online student populations.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of student veteran participation in campus wide events such as: NSU Community Fest, Sharkapalooza, Block Painting, Involvement Fairs, Homecoming Week, etc. 
  • Provide incoming veteran and military affiliated students with pertinent information through participation in student orientations, workshops, information sessions, and university-wide presentations.
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements campus-based, veteran focused events, outreach, and related promotions; represents the VRC at special events.
  • Responsible for the development and enhancement of services for veterans, military affiliated, Army ROTC cadets, and legal dependents, and survivors.
  • Coordinates speaker series, job postings, internship opportunities, and other advancement/professional development opportunities; coordinates drop-in hours with student services.

Marketing:  

  • Maintain visibility to identify opportunities for networking, outreach, and collaboration with on-campus and community partners
  • Develop and deliver effective marketing strategies as it relates to increasing the awareness of the Veterans Resource Centers services and programs
  • Update and maintain the NSU Military Affairs website, publish newsletters, brochures, web pages, social media content, etc. that can be used to promote and support military and veteran’s students

Additional Tasks:  

  • Able to complete other duties as assigned, including occasional work on nights and weekends.
  • Assists students with application procedures, financial aid programs, and other applicable student services; aids in resolving problems in relation to veteran student issues
  • Benchmarking peer and aspirational institutions and assessing current practices, policies, and events
  • Attend divisional training sessions and meetings as deemed appropriate
  • Identify scholarship programs specific to veterans and military affiliated students

Preferred Skills:  

  • Is positive, student-centered, friendly, responsible, and maintains a high level of personal ownership.
  • Organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and mission driven.
  • Efficient with Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams, social media platforms and Canva. 
  • Direct working experiences with the U.S. Armed Forces or veteran populations
  • Knowledge of current VA Educational Benefits

Graduate Assistant for Student Media

Primary Purpose:    

The Graduate Assistant shall advise the student-run media areas, The Current (newspaper), Radio X, and Sharks United Television (SUTV), and development of its student employees, volunteers, and practicum students. Student Media serves as a tool to support and recognize NSU students, provide experiential learning and a mode by which to connect students to the university and highlight their efforts and accomplishments.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Advises managers as it relates to overseeing the day to day operations of The Current, Radio X & SUTV including but not limited to office and staff scheduling, office protocol, office guidelines and ensure accountability where appropriate; 
  • In collaboration with areas managers, recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates all staff members; 
  • Engages with undergraduate practicum students, who contribute original content and participate in the operation of The Current, Radio X, and SUTV, to ensure each student’s success in the program; 
  • Oversees staff members with respect to their duties and responsibilities; 
  • Cultivate student employees’ professional development determining strengths and weaknesses and implementing developmental programs; 
  • Assist with the planning/implementing of events sponsored by Student Media including: NSU Multimedia event programming, Student Media Leadership Retreats (Summer/Winter), Holiday Party, End of the Year Banquet, community service projects, and special projects; 
  • Assist with the planning/implementing of Student Media participation in campus wide and community events such as: NSU CommunityFest, Sharkapoolaza, Block Painting, Move in day, Homecoming Week, etc.; 
  • Student Affairs connector: creating collaborative opportunities with various NSU departments/faculty, market/promote opportunities available to students, and become knowledgeable about resources within the division as well as the larger university community; 
  • Develops communication channels/relationships with student body, NSU staff/faculty, and articulate Student Medias’ role to the campus and the community; 
  • Acts as liaison between staff/faculty advisor and staff; 
  • Arranges and chairs bi-weekly meetings with managers from Radio X, SUTV, The Current; 
  • Attends all staff meetings: The Current (Tuesday), Radio X (Wednesday), SUTV (Friday); 
  • Maintain all assessment spreadsheets; tracking to students, internship database, and financials 
  • Works directly with the Assistant Director of Student Media on all administrative and operational matters; 
  • Reassigns staff as needed to assume responsibility for unfilled staff positions accepting responsibility for certain areas where appropriate; 
  • Attend meetings/leadership & job skill enhancement training, and perform functions as deemed appropriate by Director of Student Media 

Qualifications

  • Candidate must be in a graduate-level academic program to be qualified for a graduate assistant position; 
  • Interest in student development; 
  • Some computer experience and software knowledge with Word and Excel; 
  • Prior Experience having worked in an academic journalistic or multimedia position helpful; 
  • Excellent composition skills; 
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to speak publicly; 
  • Ability to meet deadlines; 
  • Personable and proven ability to work with individuals as well as teams; 
  • Strong leadership/ability to motivate others; 
  • Good sense of humor 

Graduate Assistant for Razor’s Edge Shark Talent Scholars Program

Primary Purpose:      

The Graduate Assistant (GA) will assist the Chair, Coordinators, and students in the operation of the Razor’s Edge Shark Talent Scholars (STP) program as it seeks to engage the unengaged within the NSU Community. Primary responsibilities include assisting in leadership, coordination, and management of the STP program as well as providing support for day-to-day operations including recruiting, ongoing coaching and communication with students in the program. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work extensively with Razor’s Edge STP leadership and students to develop and implement or integrate into activities/events which will engage the campus community.
  • Meet one-on-one with students, as needed, to provide mentoring and guidance.
  • Assist with the recruitment, screening, communications to/from, and tracking of all Razor’s Edge STP applicants/students/parents as well as potential DPVA students.
  • Oversee organization and logistics of the Shark Preview Weekends and coordinate with other NSU professionals regarding Razor’s Edge STP applicants/students.
  • Assist leadership in the organization, implementation, communications, logistics, and coordination of integrating the STP into the DPVA Performing and Visual Arts season and other programs as needed.
  • Attend and provide support and leadership to Razor’s Edge STP students during summer orientation, the Razor’s Edge Challenge, and STP orientation.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating the Razor’s Edge STP retreat(s) and conclaves as well as attending these events.
  • Assist with the selection and training of students within the Razor’s Edge STP for leadership roles within STP and in the NSU Community.
  • Supervise and assess student attendance and performance at events.
  • Create and/or assist with the development of marketing materials for all STP programs and events.
  • Maintain the Razor’s Edge STP website, Facebook page or other social media sites.
  • Provide organizational coaching as part of the overall student organization consulting team with responsibilities including:
    • Meet regularly with the STP leadership.
    • Attend organizational meetings as appropriate.
    • Assist students in developing clear mission and vision statements.
    • Advise student leaders in identifying measurable and realistic goals.
    • Assist with developing organizational standards for active membership
  • Ensure that all Razor’s Edge STP materials and resources are up-to-date and available in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate and secure room assignments, needed equipment, and other logistical matters for all Razor’s Edge STP activities.
  • Continually communicate with the STP leadership about projects, events, responsibilities, and concerns. Seek guidance, support and help, as needed.
  • Conduct presentations promoting the Razor’s Edge STP, as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Must have familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Power Point); Publisher; Email Program; Internet; and, various social media platforms.
  • Must be creative, positive, organized, helpful, student-centered, friendly, responsible, culturally sensitive, and have a good sense of humor.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written communication.
  • Must have strong interpersonal communication skills, resourcefulness, and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must have good judgment to make solid decisions, and must represent the Razor’s Edge STP with integrity.
  • Must be extremely well organized and detail-oriented.
  • Must demonstrate a sense of job responsibility, initiative, energy, leadership, approachability and maturity.
  • Must be willing to work 25-30 hours per week, more or less, as needed, and must be flexible with work schedule including being able to work days, evenings and weekends, as needed.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program at NSU.

Required Experience:

  • Prior experience in student leadership or student activities.
  • Proven high academic performance and successful participation in campus co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

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