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We’re excited about your interest in joining our team at Nova Southeastern University! The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement serves to provide students with opportunities for engagement that focus on understanding leadership style and promoting active citizenship.

The office is supported by two full time professional staff members, four graduate assistants and numerous undergraduate student employees. These graduate assistantships are typically filled during our Graduate Recruitment process each year in January-March for Fall placement. Students enrolled in the Master of Science in College Student Affairs Program are given priority in these positions.

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


How to Apply

Interested applicants can learn more about the Master of Science in College Student Affairs Program, the application and interview process by visiting the Student Affairs page. This page will provide an overview of all current available positions, graduate assistant tuition, housing packages and stipend information. 

For more information about the M.S. in College Student Affairs please review the academic program here 

Undergraduate Student Employment

The office is also supported by a staff of student Program Assistants. The main functions of these positions are to support general office functions in the physical office as well as on site at our program offerings. Recruitment for these positions typically occurs in the spring/summer for fall employment but note that positions are available on a rolling basis as office needs become available.

Primary Purpose:            

The Leadership & Civic Engagement Program Assistant is a student staff member of the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. Student staff members provide general clerical and office support, answer and direct telephone inquiries, greet visitors, respond to questions and support departmental marketing for the office.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicant must be in good judicial and academic standing (2.0 minimum GPA)
  • Willingness to commit for a minimum of one academic year of employment
  • Ability to work a minimum of 5 hours per week in the office as well as additional hours outside the office as necessary (ie. Open house, tabling, event support, etc. as those opportunities arise)
  • Be available for a bi-weekly staff meeting 

How to Apply

Interested students can learn more about the positions available via JobX. Any available positions will be posted there on a rolling basis, with an emphasis on the winter semester for start of employment the following fall. 

For more information on Student Employment and JobX navigate to the Student Employment page.

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