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Student Development Graduate Assistantships

Apply to be a Graduate Assistant

In addition to your graduate assistant role, you will participate in a variety of events, socials, and workshops that will expand your knowledge and build relationships. We promote a strong sense of community that begins with orientation and continues throughout your time with us.

Learn about the University's Higher Education and Student Affairs (MSE) programs.

Read the Graduate Assistant Development brochure here and apply here.

Timeline to apply and accept an offer

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Candidates should complete every item listed below for full consideration. It's the candidate’s responsibility to ensure all materials are submitted to be considered on a rolling basis.

1. Online application

2. Email StuDevGA@udayton.edu your resume (including two references) and answers to essay questions. Please submit two separate documents (1 - Resume and 2 - Letter of Interest).

Letter of Interest (provide answers to the two questions below)
  1. Describe your interest in working at the University of Dayton as a graduate assistant with the Division of Student Development or one of our campus partner offices. Specifically describe the skills or strengths you bring to the assistantship. How will an assistantship in these areas positively impact or aid you in fulfilling your life's purpose, vocation, or future career goals?
  2. The University of Dayton is a Catholic & Marianist institution committed to Inclusive Excellence. Review our Commitment to Community document (https://udayton.edu/studev/leadership/indexresources/files/commitment_to_community.pdf). We value teamwork, collaboration, and the unique gifts each diverse person brings to the community. Describe your commitment to Inclusive Excellence and articulate how you will incorporate this educational philosophy into your work as a graduate assistant.

For applications that are approved, candidates will receive an offer to interview virtually or in person.

Offer letters for employment and alternates will be sent via email. Additional information about alternate status will be shared with candidates who are not offered an assistantship. The deadline for candidates to accept or deny an offer of employment/alternate status will be included in the email message.

Graduate Assistant Positions | *GA Partner Positions

Overview

Located at ArtStreet, the Brook Center provides relationship education, focusing on relationships with self, others, and your environment. As we critically evaluate life experiences and societal influence, we invite curiosity around identity, past experiences, hope for the future, and taking control of individual agency to address our community’s urgent needs and improve wellbeing for all of our community members. We focus on holistic development of our students by prioritizing health and wellbeing in personal, relational, and intellectual growth.

This position is an important member of the entire Brook Center team. As such, collaborating within the office on projects related to LGBTQ+ student services, mental health education, sexual violence prevention education, and health equity education topics will be a crucial and integral part of the experience. The Graduate Assistant is responsible for supervising all student staff, managing the ArtStreet reservation system, co-teaching UDI 360, and supporting the coordination, marketing, and advising of campus-wide programming provided by the Brook Center, particularly during high volume times of the year. This position includes opportunities to program, advise, create and facilitate educational experiences, and gain experience completing a variety of logistical and administrative tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise approximately eight student staff members, providing them with professional development opportunities and supporting them as they manage building reservations, staffing the Food4Flyers pantry, and ongoing tasks that are asked of them.
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of educational content related to areas housed in the Brook (some flexibility exists here on which topic the GA focuses on).
  • Create campus-wide programming initiatives related to Brook Center topics.
  • Collaborate with offices/organizations to improve programming and education.
  • Co-teach UDI 360: Adulting 101.
  • Be present at events sponsored by the Brook Center.
  • Research current trends and best practices.
  • Collect assessment data from participants and assist in sharing the results with staff and collaborators.
  • Serve as the primary contact for Brook Center social media posts.
  • Expected to work some nights and weekends to better assist with campus programming.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Serve as an advisor and supervisor for one or more student groups.
  • Support students in their wellbeing goals, including but not limited to: healing from power based personal violence, managing mental health, learning more about their own identities, achieving health goals.
  • Serve on various departmental and divisional committees.

Remuneration
  • Competitive stipend.
  • Tuition Remission.
  • Health Care: Offered enrollment in University of Dayton health care plan as applicable to Graduate Assistants.

For more information, contact:

Laura Carper, coordinator, sexual violence prevention education at lcarper1@udayton.edu or 937-229-1292.


Overview

Campus Recreation (UDCR) is a department within the Division of Student Development that provides growth opportunities and educational experiences that enrich the lifelong learning process of the University of Dayton Community. We are seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic, and proactively growing professional to assist with the administration of the Member Services and Facility Operations components for the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful candidate will be responsible for actively engaging, through a variety of initiatives, members of our University community to maintain high levels of involvement in Campus Recreation. The position is part time (20 hours per week / 9 months) and is supervised by the Assistant Director of Facility Operations & Member Services. The individual will also have opportunities to engage in departmental committees and projects such that a holistic Campus Recreation experience is gained.

Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant for Operations and Member Services is to assist with the organization, facilitation, and management of Campus Recreation’s comprehensive effort to encourage participation and engagement in UDCR services from all segments of the University community. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge and oversee operation of recreational management software (Fusion).
  • Assist in the hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of approximately 50 student staff.
  • Provide direct supervision to 6 Lead Supervisors (student staff).
  • Communicate with UDCR members on all aspects of membership and usage policies.
  • Create, update, and maintain operational manuals for department staff related to POS, customer service, communication skills, cash handling, rec software proficiency, and general departmental knowledge in alignment with industry standards.
  • Oversee the creation and management of the operations staff schedule.
  • Contribute to an innovative curriculum of student staff in-services that support and challenge staff to a high standard of service.
  • Assist with membership management through creation and procurement of reports.
  • Assist with compiling daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly user data.
  • Create and facilitate creative member programs to engage and extend the member base.
  • Be knowledgeable of and provide information on all department facilities, programs, and services.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and facilitation of the department’s comprehensive risk management plan.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings and staff development activities sponsored by the department and division.
  • Provide instruction for American Red Cross CPR / AED / First aid for the Professional Rescuer.
  • Oversee locker rental and turnover process.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a preference for those with coursework in a service related field.
  • A positive work history in a university recreation or service related position with a preference for experience in Facility Operations or Member Services.
  • Candidate must be accepted into the College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or Business Administration Master’s program, prior to starting the position.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated experience in leading groups in classroom/seminar settings.
  • Proven ability to grasp and operate modern software programs is needed for success in this position.
  • Demonstrated integrity, dependability, sound judgment, teambuilding, and resourcefulness to establish and maintain collaborative, positive, and effective working relationships with multiple and diverse constituency groups.
  • Exhibit a willingness to work on a flexible basis, as programs and events are often in the evenings and on weekends.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, diverse student service environment, while possessing exceptional passion and energy for working in this setting.
  • Exhibit positive attitude and be a self-starter with the ability to instill the same values in others.

Remuneration

  • A competitive $24,000 combined stipend and tuition remission package; up to 24 credit hours per academic year.
  • Option for summer employment; hourly pay during summer.
  • Health Care: Offered enrollment in University of Dayton health care plan as applicable to Graduate Assistants.

Application Timeline

  • Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and two professional references to Ben Heller at bheller1@udayton.edu.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with priority given to those received by Friday, Dec. 11.

For more information, contact:

Ben Heller, assistant director of Facility Operations & Member Services at bheller1@udayton.edu or 937-229-2634.


Overview

The Career Services Graduate Assistant Career Advisor will provide career advising to students and alumni after completion of a comprehensive training program. The assistantship will expose a student to all aspects of the operation of a career center and provide an excellent orientation to a possible career in this area of student services. The position is part-time (20 hours per week/9 months) and supervised by the Executive Director of Career Services.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibility of the graduate assistant will be to provide career advising to students and alumni after completion of a comprehensive training program. Additional responsibilities will include developing and presenting a variety of career programs and seminars, supporting the daily drop-in hours program, conducting mock interviews with students, providing support to the Alumni Mentoring Program, and assisting with Career Services’ publicity, outreach, and education efforts.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidate must demonstrate knowledge of the career development process, ability to build rapport with students, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, and presentation skills. Ability to take the initiative to complete tasks and develop new programs when appropriate is also desired. Experience with MS Office, web-based applications, and social networking sites preferred.

Remuneration

  • August 1, 2021-May 15, 2022: 20 hours/week. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
  • Competitive stipend.
  • Tuition remission.
  • Option for hourly summer employment.
  • University Healthcare.

For more information contact:

Jason Eckert, executive director of Career Services at jeckert1@udayton.edu or 937-229-2045. Visit: udayton.edu/careerservices.


Overview

The Global Learning Living Community & Cross-Cultural Connections-Residence Coordinator (GLLC-RC) position is a unique role engaging U.S. and international residents in cultural exploration and dialogue in a living environment. This position includes dual responsibilities between the Center for International Programs (CIP) and Housing and Residence Life (HRL). The GLLC provides a unique focus on cultural diversity and world affairs with the goal to develop intercultural competency and sensitivity among its residents. This position leads in the planning/implementation of the annual kick-off events while assisting in the support of academic inquiry, residential programming and informal dialogue. This position serves as a resource for all residents of the GLLC, assisting international students in navigating the university culture and structure and facilitating communication between residents. The GLLC  RC is co-supervised by an Area Coordinator and the Assistant Director for Campus Engagement. This position meets regularly with supervisors, students and other staff. The RC is expected to follow all policies and provisions outlined in the university’s code of conduct. This position is an 11-month live-in assignment, renewable annually, with expectations of working 20 hours per week with a start date of July 1.

GLLC Responsibilities

  • Supervision: Directly supervises 1-3 undergraduate GLLC staff members (Resident Assistants). Maintain a professional relationship with undergraduate staff through weekly meetings and establish and maintain relationships with CIP & HRL Staff.
  • Community Development: Foster an atmosphere that is conducive to cross-cultural dialogue, exploration, academic and personal growth. Assist in implementation and planning of the residential curriculum and community standards process. Attend community programs and standards meetings as necessary. Involve residents in planning programs that enhance the development of the community such as retreats, relationship development and programs.
  • Student Conduct: Confront and document students who violate University policies as indicated by the University’s student code of conduct. Facilitate behavioral hearings and necessary follow-up with students to educate and understand impact in the community. Facilitate educational sessions and/or respond to bias and intolerance as needed.
  • Administration: Assisting in the management of the GLLC in conjunction with CIP and AC. Perform and assist in the duties of the supervisor (AC) in their absence. Complete all paperwork and duties assigned by CIP and HRL. Assist in responding to students in crisis and concerns. Assist in the co-management of the OrgSync portal for their community.
  • Advising and Informal Counseling: Establish and maintain a professional relationship with residents and student staff. Advise students within the limits of their capabilities in academic, social, and personal matters. Assist in the support of students on topics (including, but not limited to): homesickness, international transition, college adjustment, roommate conflicts, substance use, and mental health. Be familiar with University policies to direct students to appropriate resources while exercising sensitivity, patience, and care when addressing concerns around a student’s personal wellbeing.
  • Crisis Response and Special Coverage: Assist with on-call duty response for the University as directed by the Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life. Assist in providing additional on-call/duty coverage as assigned for University holidays and weekends including, but not limited to, opening weekend, Labor Day, Family Weekends, Fall Break, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and closing.

In addition, the RC is responsible for the following:

  • Working with the RAs in the CCC to facilitate programming for the community; serving as a resource for residents; supporting the Global Competency Certificate mini-course
  • Acting as a liaison between students and CIP/HRL while maintaining a regular communication plan with GLLC residents
  • Maintaining a flexible schedule of 10-15 office hours in the CIP and 10 office hours in HRL
  • Attending pertinent meetings and participating in various selection and placement processes between the CIP and HRL
  • Serving on in-area, departmental and University processes or committees as assigned
  • Reporting any student needs, issues, and areas of concern to their AC and the AD (CIP)
  • Participating or assisting in various department, divisional, and institutional training
  • Assisting with departmental opening and closing processes per supervisors direction
  • Facilitate departmental/divisional presentations/training such as Opt-In, Flyer host and community meetings
  • Participating in international campus events and programs throughout the year
  • Assist in the planning of transportation for any off-campus programs/events for the GLLC

All other duties as assigned directed by their supervisors

Preferred Qualifications

  • International and/or cross-cultural experience(s)
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to confront cultural differences in a sensitive and respectful manner
  • Enthusiasm for the process and outcomes of intercultural learning and international education
  • Practice or knowledge in implementing new programs and/or improving current structures and models
  • Some knowledge of a second language and any diversity training experience
  • Capacity to effectively and fully communicate between supervisors in both CIP and HRL

Remuneration

  • Competitive stipend with an option for hourly summer employment
  • Room and board
  • Tuition assistance while participating in the GA program.
  • Option for hourly summer employment
  • University Healthcare

Additional Information:

  • Outside employment: The GLLC RC may not hold an outside position or employment during the academic year but may request academically-related positions, to include but not limited to internship and co-op, through their supervisor and CIP with final approval from the Assistant Vice President of Student Development and Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life.

For more information contact:

Sangita Gosalia

Director of Campus Engagement

Center for International Programs

sgosalia@udayton.edu

937-229-4907

 

Paul Wojdacz

Assistant Director of Residence Life for West Campus

pwojdacz1@udayton.edu

937-229-3519


Join a team that specializes in bringing the nation's top thought leaders together to provide the most unique leadership programs in the Dayton region. The UDCL Graduate Assistant will serve as an integral part of a high performing team who works with our 40+ partner organizations to develop leaders who enhance the region and make an impact on the world. The UDCL Graduate Assistant will primarily be responsible for working with the Event Operations & Business Manager, and/or Assistant Directors in areas pertaining to program logistics and preparation, administrative and financials, program management, registration systems, etc. for 20 hours per week/minimum of 9 months (typical work schedule falls Monday-Friday between 8:30 am-4:30 pm). The successful candidate will utilize such skills as attention to detail, strong work ethic, commitment to high performance, and customer service excellence to make a positive impact on people's lives every day. This position is targeted to begin by August 1, 2022 with summer employment available.

Application Timeline

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter addressing the minimum qualifications to leadership@udayton.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with priority given to applications received by January 24, 2022.

Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant position assists with the Center for Leadership’s operations, administration, organization, and management to provide the highest-quality leadership development programming experience. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge and assist in operation of registration software (Cvent) through creation, updating, and maintaining program details and participant enrollment.
  • Assist the Event Operations & Business Manager with program logistics and preparation, administrative, and registration system on-site, virtual, and/or blended programs, cohorts, and graduations.
  • Assist in the hiring, training, and supervision of student staff.
  • Oversee the creation and management of the Student Logistics staff schedule.
  • Responsible for assisting UDCL professional staff with providing on-site support, including program facilitator introductions, observing leadership programs and interacting with participants to gain consumer insights, program knowledge, and ensure program and partner satisfaction.
  • Manage the UDCL Continuing Education Unit process with Special Programs and Continuing Education Office, from the application to processing the final forms for participants
  • Create, update, and maintain operational manuals for department staff related to logistics, customer service, UDCL software proficiency, and general departmental knowledge in alignment with industry standards.
  • Assist with compiling daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly program and partner data.
  • Be knowledgeable of and provide information on all department programs and services to guests and partners.
  • Create and foster long term relationships with participants and partner organizations.
  • Assist in marketing and promotional assignments in order to ensure programs have strong attendance.
  • Represent UDCL at various internal and external events, some evenings required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Must be in good disciplinary standing in order to be employed as a graduate assistant (see Conditions for Eligibility).
  • Interest in leadership and/or training and development.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and follow-up skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to speak in front of a group.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
  • Ability to work physically on campus and remotely, if needed.
  • Valid driver's license, low risk driving record, and ability to be insured by the university. Preferred Qualifications.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, human resources, training and development, education, or communications.
  • Previous experience in operations, training and development, or leadership development programs.
  • Experience working independently as well as collaborating in a team environment.
  • Experience in customer service with both internal and external clients.
  • Demonstrate superior written communication skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Success in coaching and delivering feedback to others; having difficult conversations.
  • Experience learning new technology, including databases, software applications, web-based applications, registration systems, and Adobe Suites; experience with Zoom is a plus.
  • Previous sales and/or marketing experience.
  • Confidence in working with leaders at all levels of an organization.

Conditions for Eligibility

ACADEMIC STANDING

Candidates must be enrolled as full-time students in a degree-seeking program to be employed as a graduate assistant.

Graduate assistants are expected to balance their academic workload with the requirements of the assistantship. Failure to remain in good academic standing will result in employment termination.

Candidates may apply for an assistantship even if they have not been accepted into an academic program at the time of application. The application process outlined here is NOT linked with the application process and/or academic entry to graduate/professional education at the University of Dayton. Please submit any needed application materials to the academic program(s) of your choice, according to those separate guidelines, while pursuing the graduate assistantship. An official offer of a graduate assistantship for 2021-2022 is contingent upon the candidate’s acceptance into an academic program.

Renumeration

  • A competitive stipend.
  • Tuition remission package.
  • Option for summer employment.
  • Health Care: Offered enrollment in University of Dayton health care plan as applicable to Graduate Assistants.

Financial Aid

Being employed as a graduate assistant may affect a candidate’s financial aid status.
Candidates are responsible for inquiring with financial aid to determine the degree to which the compensation package will impact their financial situation before acceptance of the assistantship.


Overview

The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Student Life is responsible for supporting the coordination, marketing, and advising of campus-wide programming provided by the Campus Activities Board (CAB); coordinating #UDLATENIGHT programs, student staff, and marketing; as well as overseeing the Late Night Grant Process to award funds to student organizations. The position is part-time (20 hours per week/10 months) and is supervised by the Assistant Director for Student Life.

Student Organization Advising

  • Serve in an advisory capacity for the Campus Activities Board (CAB).
  • Advise various members of CAB in the development of purposeful programs that affect the greater University of Dayton community.
  • Assist in the selection, evaluation, and training of CAB members.
  • Act as on site resource for events implemented by CAB and UDLateNight Ambassadors.
  • Assist the Concert & Performers Committee in the selection and execution of a mid/large size band for a spring concert.
  • Administer, with the Assistant Director for Student Life, the Late Night Programming grants.
  • Provide supervision for the Late Night Ambassadors/Late Night Manager & assist the Assistant Director for Student Life in the selection & training of the ambassadors.
  • Work nights and weekends, as an expectation, to better assist with campus programming.
  • Create & print marketing for the UDLateNight movie series & monthly large scale events, and coordinate social media.
  • Work with Assistant Director for Student Life to initiate other major University programming initiatives (New Student Welcome, Family Weekend).
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Develop educational opportunities and learning outcomes for student organization leaders.
  • Work with the Assistant Director for Student Life on assessment of student leaders and student workers.
  • Serve on various departmental and divisional committees.
  • Attend the NACA (National Association for Campus Activities) Regional Conference and/or National Convention with the Campus Activities Board Center for Student Involvement Graduate Assistant Campus Activities Board and Late Night Programming.

Committee Work

  • Standing appointment to the Late Night Grant Committee to award funds to student organizations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Previous programming experience preferred.

Remuneration

  • August 1, 2020-May 15, 2021: 20 hours/week. Evening and weekend hours are required.
  • Competitive stipend.
  • Tuition remission.
  • Option for hourly summer employment.
  • University Healthcare.

For more information, contact:

Jillian Van Auken, assistant director for Student Life at 937-229-3333.


Overview

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, a part of the Center for Student Involvement, believes that well-developed fraternity/sorority life professionals entering the workforce will have a wide range rather than siloed experiences within a Sorority and Fraternity community of over 1000 members. Serving in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life for two years, the Graduate Assistant will be supervised by either the Director or the Assistant Director. They co-advise the four governing councils at the University of Dayton: College Panhellenic Council (CPC), Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)). The Graduate Assistants will also help plan and implement several community-wide programs, develop presentation and facilitation skills, and help craft their graduate experience to meet their professional goals. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life employs two graduate assistants.

Responsibilities (to be split between the two Graduate Assistants):

  • Co-advise College Panhellenic Council (CPC) or Interfraternity Council (IFC) and attend weekly council and executive meetings, as well as NPHC or MGC.
  • Advise the assigned CPC or IFC leadership positions.
  • Assist with implementation of the CPC’s primary and open recruitment processes or IFC’s Fall and Spring Recruitment processes.
  • Assist with implementation of all 4 councils’ events.
  • Serve as the chapter coach for assigned 5+ chapters ranging all four councils.
  • Advise the Greek Week committee and assist in facilitating Greek Week events.
  • Co-Advise the Inclusive Leaders for Equity, Advocacy, and Diversity (iLEAD) committee.
  • Lead risk management and event registration for all values-based fraternities and sororities.
  • Attend all Sorority and Fraternity Community meetings.
  • Marketing efforts for council, community, and office initiatives which could include website development, publications, and marketing plans. Center for Student Involvement Graduate Assistant Fraternity & Sorority Life.
    • Manage FSL Social media accounts and create the Monthly FSL Flyer, distributed to all members.
  • Advising Order of Omega Honor Society.
  • Assist in researching best practices for fraternities and sororities, implementing fraternity and sorority curriculum, reviewing the annual strategic plan, and updating the community on progress made.
  • Advise and counsel individual students on issues related to their fraternity/sorority experience.
  • Assist the director and assistant director with leadership experiences, educational programming, and community-wide initiatives from all four values-based Sorority and Fraternity councils: CPC, IFC, MGC and NPHC.
  • Remain up-to-date on all student organization event registration policies.
  • Weekends and evening hours may be required.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned, including assisting with Center for Student Involvement initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Membership in a nationally recognized Greek-lettered organization.
  • Experience as an officer of either a fraternity or sorority chapter or council.
  • Experience with CampusGroups or similar software.

The Mission, Vision and Values of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Mission

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Development is committed to building a community of fraternal organizations prepared to advance the fraternal movement on campus and within the greater University of Dayton and City of Dayton communities. We acknowledge the histories, experiences, cultures, and rituals of our chapters and their membership, and provide space to further their legacies – thereby respecting the dignity of every person. Through personal and professional coaching, we cultivate leaders who are accountable and able to advocate for themselves and those they serve through self-governance. The Office prioritizes the health and well-being of our students while crafting innovative opportunities for students to become productive global citizens. Vision Promoting greater citizens for social change, fostering impactful relationships, and striving for community excellence. Values Scholarship Leadership Civic Engagement Integrity Social Justice Accountability Friendship

Remuneration

  • August 1, 2020-May 15, 2021: 20 hours/week. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
  • Competitive stipend.
  • Tuition remission.
  • Option for hourly summer employment.
  • University Healthcare.

For more information, contact:

Evan W. Englander, director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at eenglander1@udayton.edu or Alexandra Smith, assistant director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at asmith14@udayton.edu.


Overview

The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Student Life and Student Leadership Programs is responsible for supporting the student organization event registration process and the student organization recognition process and creation and execution of a comprehensive leadership program. The GA will support the co-curricular transcript (CCT) process, assist in supervision of the Student Leadership Ambassadors, and help to facilitate the Student Development Leadership Institute presentation series. The position is part-time (20 hours per week/10 months) and is co-supervised by the Assistant Director for Student Life and the Assistant Director for Student Leadership Programs.

Responsibilities

Student Life

  • Review, approve, and assist registered student organization events.
  • Review, approve, and assist with the creation of new organizations.
  • Co-facilitate and assess the Leadership in Service scholarship program.
  • Lead and assist with departmental programming including Up the Orgs, Presidents meetings and Fall Leadership Conference.
  • Assist with the creation and execution of the end of the year Leadership Celebration.
  • Manage and maintain the general student organization email account.
  • Manage and maintain the department’s imprinting approval process.
  • Manage upkeep of rosters, constitutions, and other key document for recognized student organizations.
  • Lead and manage the department’s student organization social media marketing strategies and initiatives.
  • Research and assess our current practices based upon CAS and NACA standards as well as peer institutions.
Student Leadership
  • Co-facilitate and assess the Leadership in Service scholarship program. Center for Student Involvement Student Life & Student Leadership Programs.
  • Assist with the creation and execution of office programming such as: the Fall Leadership Conference, the end of the year Leadership Celebration, and the Women’s Leadership Immersion.
  • Serve as co-adviser for the Student Leadership Ambassadors (staff of 5-6 students in the office).
  • Create program assessment tools and evaluations. Tabulate responses and summarize comments from participants in a report.
  • Provide analysis and recommendations for program changes.
  • Train student participants in the Collegiate Leadership Competition.
  • Maintain the content of the Involvement Generator.
  • Maintain Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) process.
  • Process student requests for copies of their CCT.
  • Create, facilitate, and assess programming as part of the Student Development Leadership Institute presentation series.
  • Assist with AVIATE event registration and PATH point distribution.
Professional Development Opportunities
  • Assist with assessment of student employees and student organizations.
  • Serve on various departmental and divisional committees.
  • Student Organization Advising.
  • Teaching and Supervision.
  • Student Leadership Development.
  • Project Management, Risk Management and Assessment.
  • Opportunities to serve on various departmental and divisional committees.

Remuneration

  • Competitive stipend.
  • Tuition Remission.
  • Health Care: Offered enrollment in University of Dayton health care plan as applicable to Graduate Assistants.

For more information, contact:

Chelsea Rooney (formerly Fricker), assistant director of Student Leadership Programs at cfricker1@udayton.edu  or Jack Pence, assistant director of Student Life at jpence1@udayton.edu.


Overview

The Graduate Assistant (GA) for the Student Government Association is responsible for supporting the events and activities of SGA as well as providing oversight to SGA student organization funding. The position is part-time (20 hours per week/10 months) and is supervised by the Director of Student Leadership Programs.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a co-adviser to the Student Government Association.
  • Assist with personal and leadership development of SGA members, including planning and implementing SGA retreats and ongoing curricula.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings associated with shared advising duties:
    • Schedule individual SGA advising meetings
    • Meet regularly with the leadership of SGA committees
    • Attend weekly SGA meetings (Sundays at 6 pm)
    • Attend SGA subcommittee meetings as needed and assigned
      • Student meetings regularly occur outside typical business hours; evening and weekend hours required
  • Work directly with SGA members to support and implement SGA programs, events, and initiatives:
    • Serve as the primary adviser to senate advocacy projects
    • Guide SGA Assessment of programs, events, and initiatives
    • Work closely with the executive officers
  • Support the SGA VP Finance and Director of Student Leadership Programs in overseeing the budget and budget request processes:
    • Maintain SGA receipts and assist the VP Finance in maintaining checkbook records
    • Process SGA budget and payment requests
  • Assist with the annual SGA election process.
  • Assist in the facilitation of SGA leadership transitions.
  • Other SLP/SGA duties as assigned.

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Student Organization Advising
  • Student Leadership Development
  • Budget Management
  • Project Management, Risk Management, & Assessment.
  • Opportunities to serve on various departmental and divisional committees.

Remuneration

Competitive stipend.

Tuition Remission.

Health Care: Offered enrollment in University of Dayton health care plan as applicable to Graduate Assistants.

For more information, contact:
Chris Fishpaw, director of Student Leadership Programs at cfishpaw1@udayton.edu or 937-229-2000.


The MarComm graduate assistant (GA) in the Office of Communications and Community Relations will use many different forms of media across multiple channels to communicate the brand and message consistently. Reporting to the director, the graduate assistant will work creatively to manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines. The GA will also communicate effectively and diplomatically with diverse campus community members, including faculty, students, and staff.

Student Development’s site is the initial and primary form of communication and information for prospective students and their families, alumni, donors, and external audiences. This position will support web content editing and work with the Division’s content managers to update the site. The GA will also have experience using social media to inform and engage target audiences.

Responsibilities

  • Communications: Develop weekly news digests, including planning, copywriting, editing, and researching content. Assess effectiveness and report monthly progress using the division's Anthology platform.
  • Content Development: Create written, visual, and multimedia content, including marketing copy, photography, and video production.
  • Marketing Strategy: Assist with developing and implementing marketing strategy initiatives.
  • Graphic Design: Design flyers, graphics, and other marketing collateral. 
  • Social Media: Assist the director with social media messaging and maintain a publication schedule.
  • Brand Management: Review marketing materials to ensure consistency with the University brand.
  • Website Management: Using the Cascade platform, assist with content edits, including performing updates and making content engaging to potential students/families and alumni.
  • Data Management: Create surveys and analyze data.
  • Marketing Research: Conduct research on trends in higher education.
  • Other duties as assigned: Proofreading, administrative tasks, and ad hoc support.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and acceptance into a Graduate Program at the University of Dayton.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Artistic ability and creativity.
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, ability to prioritize, multitask, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.,) and familiarity with various social media platforms and web design programs are highly desired.
  • Knowledge about design elements (i.e., color and composition).
  • Artistic ability and creativity are highly desired.
  • Brainstorming and mocking up design ideas.
  • Working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel. 
  • Full-time enrollment status.

Remuneration 
  • Competitive stipend.
  • Tuition assistance while participating in the GA program.
  • University healthcare.

For more information, contact:

Edel Jesse, Ph.D., director of Communications & Community Relations at ejesse1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3497.


Overview

The Dean of Students Office utilizes proactive, evidence-based strategies, primary prevention programming, and best practices to assist students in creating healthy relationships with themselves and others to cultivate an ethic of wellbeing. We create an environment where students can focus on their academic, personal, spiritual, and social growth in a community that encourages individual drive toward growth. Through open dialogue and critical analysis, we support and empower students to achieve their personal and academic best. The Dean of Students Office seeks the holistic development of all students in our Marianist community which values the dignity of each person, so that they in turn may succeed, thrive, and contribute to their communities.

This position is an important member of the entire Dean of Students Office team. As such, collaborating within the office on projects related to Case Management Services, Mental Health and Wellbeing Education, and Health Education topics will be a crucial and integral part of the experience. The Graduate Assistant is responsible for supporting the coordination of outreach, support of identified students, and identifying and developing collaborative responses from a team approach to crisis situations. This position includes opportunities to program, advise, create and facilitate educational experiences, and gain experience completing a variety of logistical and administrative tasks.

 Responsibilities

  • Assist in the creation and implementation of educational content related to areas housed in the Dean of Students Office(some flexibility exists here on which topic the GA focuses on)
  • Create campus-wide programming initiatives related to the Dean of Students Office topics
  • Collaborate with offices/organizations to improve programming and education
  • Be present at events sponsored by the Dean of Students Office
  • Research current trends and best practices
  • Collect assessment data from participants and assist in sharing the results with staff and collaborators.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Serve as an case manager for ongoing student support needs
  • Support students in their academic and personal development, including empowering them to advocate for themselves both in and out of the classroom, intervention and engagement of faculty, serving on the Academic Intervention Response team to discuss strategies for outreach to at-risk students, among other areas
  • Serve on various departmental and divisional committees

Remuneration

  • Competitive stipend
  • Tuition Remission – Up to 24 credit hours, not to exceed $15,923/academic year (2022-2023 rate)
  • Health Care: Offered enrollment in University of Dayton health care plan as applicable to Graduate Assistants

For more information, contact:

Paul Schweickart, Clinical Case Manager, Dean of Students Office, pschweickart1@udayton.edu

Dean of Students Office - (937) 229-1212


Summary of the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community 

The Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, through collaborative action with community partners, faculty, staff, and students, cultivates civically engaged leaders and equitable communities. 

We live our values through our work by: 

  • Utilizing an Asset-Based Approach 
  • Striving for Inclusive Excellence 
  • Building Mutually Beneficial Partnerships 
  • Fostering Experiential Learning 
  • Applying Transdisciplinary Methodology 
  • Practicing Critical Analysis 

To assist the accomplishment of this mission, the Fitz Center offers graduate assistantships (GA) that support the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community with a focus on these particular areas: 

Student Programs and Support 

  • Support specific student leadership programs as appropriate. Support examples could include River Stewards Program/Dayton Civic Scholars project development, the Semester of Service program, Neighborhood School Centers, Ethics and Leadership Initiative, and other FCLC initiatives. 

Communications 

  • Leadership role around communication and the creation and posting of the regular electronic newsletter and social media 
  • Leadership role around recruitment (ex. talking with First-Year Experience Classes, Promoting Fitz Center Programs, attending specific campus events) and support of FC campus partnerships/projects 
  • Leadership around student involvement metrics and, if appropriate, assessment activities and related grant preparation 

The graduate assistant will be hired on a 12-month contract (August 1stto July 31st). The GA's work 20 hours a week (on average). Office hours are negotiable, but it is generally expected that the GA's work each workday. Evening and weekend hours may be required on occasion and some weeks may require more than 20 hours, while others will require less. 

GA's receive a stipend plus tuition remission for up to 18 credit hours per year. They receive 2 weeks off during Christmas break and a portion of their hours off for other university holidays. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Enrolled Graduate student with a UD graduate program, taking at least 2 graduate courses each semester (GA's accepted on contingency while waiting for acceptance into a graduate program). 
  • Ability to work autonomously (self-motivated to perform duties as well as create and complete projects with limited supervision).
  • Ability and flexibility to work as part of a team. 
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to balance multiple demands, handle interruptions, and meet deadlines. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially creating and using spreadsheets. 
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, including comfort with public speaking. 
  • Comfortable with and ability to collaborate successfully with a variety of constituents. 
  • Persistent and attentive to detail. 
  • Willingness to be flexible with work hours: 
  • Some weekend and evening hours will be required. 
  • Some weeks (i.e., orientation weeks for our programs) will require more than the average of 20 hours while other weeks will require less. 
  • Robust organizational, problem-solving and project management skills. 
  • Experience with experiential education, servant leadership, and community engagement. 
  • Proof of a valid driver's license and willingness to drive university vans as part of responsibilities. 
  • Commitment to and knowledge of diversity and social justice education, the common good, civic engagement, and cultural humility. 
  • Awareness of, respect for, and experience with diverse perspectives. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated abilities in cultural humility and sensitivity. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with collaborative partnerships to address local needs and challenges. 
  • Experience with training, on-boarding of new programs; 
  • Nonprofit work experience. 
  • Experience planning and implementing multi-stakeholder events and/or programs, developing or participating in community-engaged learning programs, and knowledge of social issues. 

Expectations: 

  • Be respectful of the human rights of all groups, both in language and action. 
  • Be resourceful and educative in all aspects of the position responsibilities. 
  • Be willing to grow and learn. Be open to feedback and willing to offer constructive feedback.
  • Represent the office in a professional manner to all constituents. 
  • Be able to commit to a flexible schedule, including working some evenings and weekends and working an above-average number of hours on some weeks. 

Application Process: 

Consideration for employment is based on the review of a resume and cover letter, an interview (not guaranteed to all applicants), and may vary based upon position and program area. Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to fclc@udayton.edu to begin the application process. Submission of these items does NOT guarantee an interview or a placement.


Overview

The Residence Coordinator (RC) position is a graduate assistantship for Housing and Residence Life. The RC is responsible for assisting a full-time Area Coordinator (AC) or Community Coordinator (CC) in the overall management of a residential community. There are 10 unique residential communities in the department. The RC is expected to follow all policies and provisions outlined in the university’s Student Standards of Behavior. The RC position is a 10 month live-in assignment, renewable annually, with expectations of working 20 hours per week. The RC may not hold any additional outside position or employment during the academic year, but may request academically-related positions, including but not limited to, internship or co-op through their AC or CC with final approval from the Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life.

Responsibilities

Supervision

The RC directly supervises a sub-staff of 6-8 undergraduate staff members (Resident Assistants or Fellows). The RC will establish and maintain a professional relationship with undergraduate staff through weekly all staff, sub staff and 1:1 meetings. RCs are also responsible for evaluating staff job performance via the departmental evaluation process.

Community Development

The RC is responsible for fostering an atmosphere that is conducive to academic and personal growth among the residential communities of their RA/Fellow staff. The RC will assist in the implementation of the educational plan for their community. The RC will advise and involve staff in planning initiatives that enhance the development of the residential community and are in line with the residential curriculum. The RC will support the implementation of the department’s community standards process. The RC is expected to attend community programs and community standards meetings as necessary. The RC may advise the Hall Council in their area.

Student Conduct

Depending on the residential area to which he/she is assigned, the RC will be expected to confront and document students who violate University policies as indicated by the University Student Standards of Behavior. Depending on the residential area and as directed by the AC/CC, the RC will facilitate behavioral hearings with students in Housing & Residence Life Residence Coordinator, Graduate Assistantship order to educate them on University policies and provide an opportunity for them to conceptualize the impact of their decisions and behavior on the community. The RC is also responsible for assigning appropriate consequences, student follow-up, and data entry into the University’s judicial database. The RC will facilitate Opt-in sessions, in partnership with the Office of Community Standards and Civility, as an alternative to the Student Conduct System for first time incidents of a minor nature.

Administration

The RC is responsible for assisting professional staff (AC/CC) in the overall management of the residential community. Consequently, the RC may be expected to perform the duties of the AC/CC in his/her absence. The RC must complete all paperwork and other duties that assist the professional staff in responding to student issues and concerns. The RC will be responsible for co-management of the 1850 portal for their community.

Advising and Informal Counseling

The RC will be expected to establish and maintain a professional relationship with residents and each staff member in his/her residential area. RCs will advise students within the limits of his/her capabilities in academic, social, and personal matters. The RC should also be aware of student issues including, but not limited to, homesickness, college adjustment, roommate conflicts, substance use, and mental health. The RC must also be familiar with University policies in order to direct students to appropriate resources. The RC must exercise sensitivity, patience, and care when addressing concerns that could adversely affect a student’s personal well being.

Crisis Response and Special Coverage

Each RC is required to assist with on-call duty response for the University as directed by the Assistant Vice President of Student Development and Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life. RCs may also be expected to provide additional on-call/duty coverage as assigned for University holidays and weekends including, but not limited to, opening weekend, Labor Day, Family Weekend, Fall Break, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Day, Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and closing.

In addition, the RC is responsible for the following:

  • Reporting any student needs, issues, and areas of concern to his/her direct supervisor.
  • Acting as a liaison between students and Housing and Residence Life
  • Reporting any student emergencies, unusual behavior, and/or extended absences to his/her direct supervisor.
  • Participating in graduate (GALI) and undergraduate (ULI) staff training.
  • Participating in departmental selection processes as assigned.
  • Assisting with departmental opening and closing processes.
  • Assisting with area opening and closing events/activities per AC/CC direction.
  • Serving on in-area, departmental and University committees as assigned.
  • Attending departmental and divisional training sessions.
  • Facilitate Opt-In sessions in partnership with the Office of Community Standards & Civility.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Previous experience in residence life.
  • Ability to implement a residential curriculum (Lesson Plan Implementation).
  • Enthusiasm for promoting a diverse and inclusive experience.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
Remuneration
  • Competitive stipend.
  • Room and board.
  • Tuition assistance while participating in the GA program.
  • Option for hourly summer employment.
  • University Healthcare

Traditional Areas

  • Residential Communities: Marycrest Complex, Stuart Complex, Marianist Hall, Virginia Kettering Hall, Irving Commons, South Quad (including Campus South, Garden Apartments, and Lawnview Apartments), Cadwell, Adele Center and E. Stewart Gardens.
  • Primarily first and second year students residing in double-loaded corridors or suite/apartment style housing.
  • RC lives in a single room with a private bathroom on a floor or apartment building of residential students.
  • RC may be responsible for community building and responding to the residents who live on the floor as the RA of the floor.
Student Neighborhood
  • Residential Communities: Student Neighborhood (North, College Park, and South), Plumwood apartments, University Place apartments.
  • Primarily junior and senior students residing in houses or apartments.
  • RC lives in a house or apartment in a residential community.
  • Facilitate Flyer Host training.
  • Partner with community organizations and neighborhood districts to facilitate town hall meetings.

For more information, contact:

Brian Jackson, assistant director of East Campus at bjackson1@udayton.edu or Paul Wojdacz, assistant director of West Campus at pwojdacz1@udayton.edu or call 937-229-3317.


Statement of Inclusive Excellence

The Division of Student Development recognizes the educational benefits of diversity for students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to engaging in reflection, dialogue and experiences that both challenge and affirm multiple perspectives. Our Marianist charism calls us to value the dignity of every person and to advocate for social justice.


Overview

The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations contributes to the mission of Housing & Residence Life and the University of Dayton by providing oversight of three 24-hour desk operations in the residence halls which includes physical key control processes, mail operations, and safety & security. Responsibilities include assisting the Operations Manager in selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating Desk Assistants and Desk Assistant Supervisors.  The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations will also assist in the coordination of annual check-in/out processes and the early drop-off process for first-year students.  

 

This position is a 10-month live-in assignment, renewable annually, with expectations of working 20 hours per week. The person in this position may not hold any additional outside position or employment during the academic year, but may request academically-related positions, including but not limited to, internship or co-op. This position is also part of the Housing and Residence Life on-call rotation.


Responsibilities

Supervision

The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations is supervised by the Operations Manager and is expected to attend regularly scheduled meetings with the Operations Manager to receive supervision, updates, and important information pertinent to the position.  The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations supervises 3 Desk Assistant Supervisors (student supervisor) and 40-50 Desk Assistants. The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations will establish and maintain a professional relationship with undergraduate staff through all-staff, sub-staff, and 1:1 meetings. The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations is also responsible for evaluating staff job performance via the departmental evaluation process. 


 

Selection and Training

The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations will assist the Operations Manager in coordinating the annual/ongoing selection and training processes for Desk Assistants and supervisors.  Responsibilities include serving on the selection committee for Desk Assistants and supervisors, communicating regular updates and training expectations to the Desk Assistant staff, revising and updating the Desk Assistant manual. The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations will also assist in creating and presenting training sessions.

 

Administration

The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations is responsible for assisting the Operations Manager in the overall management of the residential front desks. Consequently, The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations may be expected to perform the duties of the Operations Manager in their absence. The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations must complete all paperwork and other duties that assist the professional staff in responding to desk issues and concerns. The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations will be responsible for co-management of the Desk Google Site and Isidore training modules. 

The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations is responsible for the physical key control process. This process includes performing key audits, updating key information in StarRez, and processing lock changes. 


Special Coverage

The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations is required to assist with on-call duty response for the University as directed by the Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life. The Graduate Assistant for Housing Operations may be expected to provide additional on-call/duty coverage as assigned for University holidays and weekends including, but not limited to, Opening Weekend, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Fall Break, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day Spring Break, Easter, and Closing. 


Remuneration 

  • Competitive stipend.
  • Room and board
  • Tuition assistance while participating in the GA program.
  • Option for hourly summer employment
  • University Healthcare

For more information contact:

Caitlyn Kowalski

Operations Manager, Housing & Residence Life

(937) 229-3317

stimsonc1@udayton.edu


Overview

As the University of Dayton continues to be at the center of a global, dynamic research and advocacy community, the Human Rights Center (HRC) has set in motion programs and projects with diverse partners to deepen our vital commitment to advancing human rights. The Human Rights Center creates positive change through education, dialogue and research for and about advocacy. As part of a University for the Common Good, we are committed to bridging the gap between theory and practice in order to advance human rights and sustainable development locally, nationally and around the world. Projects supported by the Human Rights Center, including Abolition Ohio, Malawi Rights and Development Practicum, and the Moral Courage Project, integrate interdisciplinary academic and experiential learning with human rights and rights-based research and advocacy outcomes. These multifaceted projects are undertaken with partner organizations to enable students to gain and apply learning to human rights and development practice at home and abroad. Key initiatives of the Center, including the Romero Human Rights Award and the Social Practice of Human Rights Conference, aim to bridge the gap between theory and practice, between scholars and practitioners. By drawing top-notch scholars, practitioners, and organizations to the University, the Center catalyzes critical reflection and innovation in the field of human rights, and celebrates institutions and individuals who have significantly contributed to combating injustice. The Center creates an empowering environment for faculty, students and partners to engage in transdisciplinary research for and about human rights advocacy and education. A range of targeted fellowships, scholarships and affiliations provide opportunities for deepening applied knowledge, experience and evidence in the field of human rights and rights-based development across the University. The Center is also in the process of strategic planning and visioning for its future. See go.udayton.edu/hrc. 

Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant at the Human Rights Center will:

  • Contribute to community-based human rights and sustainable development projects and programs;
  • Solo and in conjunction with the HRC, assist with planning, preparation, and implementation of on and off-campus programming and events;
  • Attend and assist with the running of meetings, record minutes, assist with the implementation of programming, manage media channels;
  • Support the organization of the Social Practice of Human Rights Conference and the Romero Human Rights Award;
  • Contribute to communications about and outreach of the Center;
  • Attend off campus human rights meetings and events;
  • Contribute to on-campus programs and partnerships;
  • Assist with coordination of student engagement activities with undergraduate interns;
  • Contribute to human rights advocacy projects, including teaching and facilitating dialogues;
  • Assist in the production of reports and advocacy materials;
  • Coordinate the production and delivery of awareness and training materials on and off campus;
  • Contribute to human rights and sustainable development research projects;
  • Act as a mentor and supervisor of HRC undergraduate students in areas of expertise; and
  • Act as a core member of the HRC team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, issues concerning human rights and social justice globally, nationally and on the UD campus.
  • Experience working with and/or holding a leadership role as part of an organization.
  • Strong research and oral and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of social media and other digital platforms.
  • Experience in generating and delivering visual presentations, generating promotional and educational material in both print and electronic form.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience in project coordination, workshop facilitation, organizational management and event planning.
  • Able to work both independently and as a strong team player.

Remuneration

  • Competitive stipend.
  • Tuition assistance while participating in the GA program.
  • Option for hourly summer employment.
  • University Healthcare.

For more information, contact:

Shelley Inglis, executive director of the Human Rights Center at singlis1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3229.


Position Overview

The graduate assistant (GA) for Creating Inclusive Communities (CIC) at the University of Dayton assists in creating learning experiences for students and supports professional development opportunities offered to faculty and staff. The CIC GA is funded by the Office of the Provost and supervised by the director of Multi-Ethnic Education and Development. The GA will support the work of the CIC core planning team, which includes representation from multiple departments. The GA co-advises the student organizers of the CIC Fall Conference, assists with the CIC mini-course, and offers logistics and planning support for a variety of diversity and inclusion initiatives designed for students, faculty, and staff. The GA will also provide support for the Diversity Peer Educators program and other initiatives offered by the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center to further develop their level of multicultural competency. 

The CIC GA will regularly meet with the MEC Director and participate in the CIC core planning team meetings. The CIC GA position is for one year. The GA will work 20-hours per week and has a 10-month contract. There is an expectation to follow policies and provisions outlined in the University’s Student Standards of Behavior. The CIC GA may not hold an outside position or employment during the academic year but may request participation in academic-related positions, to include but not limited to an internship and co-op, with final approval granted by the Director of MEC. This position begins August 1, 2022 and ends on May 15, 2023. 

Responsibilities 

CIC Core Planning Team 

  • Assist with communication and marketing of CIC initiatives.
  • Assist with scheduling meetings, reserving rooms, and taking minute meetings. 
  • Act as a liaison between students and campus partners (CIC Core Planning Team and others).
  • Assist with creating program assessments and evaluation forms. Compile and report data collected, and help with documenting all aspects of CIC and the writing of annual reports. 

CIC Mini Course 

The goals of the CIC mini-course: 

  1. To empower and support students to better understand privilege and oppression through a mini-course offered each Spring; 
  2. To offer students an opportunity to participate in an off-campus experience during the Spring semester to further immerse themselves in exploring the topics of power and privilege in all its forms; 
  3. To support students in presenting their skills and knowledge at Stander each Spring; and 
  4. To support students who participated in the mini-course offered the previous year in offering a student-driven conference and other student-led sustainable action projects designed to dismantle injustice within the UD community and beyond. 

The CIC GA plays a leadership role in planning and implementing recruitment and selection efforts for the Spring CIC mini-course. The person in this position serves as a resource for all CIC students, including individuals in the current and previous cohorts. 

  • Develop and manage the recruitment and selection process of student participants for the CIC mini-course offered during Spring 2023. 
  • Attend the CIC mini-course offered during the Spring semester and support the instructors.
  • Assist, as needed, with logistics related to the student’s participation in the Stander Symposium. 

Logistics 

  • Assist in managing logistics (e.g., arranging travel, assisting with registration, making hotel reservations, etc.) and the budget related to a Spring off-campus diversity experience offered to the students participating in the mini- course. 
  • Co-advise the CIC students who are coordinating the Fall CIC Conference, which includes assisting with logistics, addressing budget-related questions, and helping to publicize the conference. 

Diversity Education 

  • Support and assist in facilitating initiatives out of the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center that use Intergroup Dialogue, including the Diversity Peer Educator Program and the Dialogue Zone, to further develop their intercultural competencies. 

Faculty and Staff Engagement

  • Assist with faculty and staff engagement experiences, which are coordinated by a member of the core planning team. 

Advising and Informal Counseling The CIC GA is expected to establish and maintain a professional relationship with the CIC students and other individuals involved with this initiative. The GA will advise students within the limits of their capabilities related to academic, social, and personal matters. The CIC GA must also be familiar with University policies, procedures, and campus resources to adequately advise students. The CIC GA must exercise sensitivity, patience, and care when addressing concerns that could adversely affect a student’s personal well-being. 

In addition, the GA is responsible for the following:  

  • Reporting any student needs, issues, and areas of concern to the Director in the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center or the appropriate member of the core CIC team. 
  • Arrange transportation for any off-campus programs/events. 
  • Serve on committees as assigned. 
  • Maintain office hours for 20-hours a week and attend pertinent meetings (e.g., MEC staff meetings, Dialogue Zone, CIC core planning team meetings), as assigned. 
  • Participate in pertinent campus events and programs throughout the year, as assigned. 
  • Attend and participate in department, division, and campus training sessions, as appropriate.
  • Implement and maintain regular communication with the CIC students. 
  • Assist the MEC Director in advising the Diversity Peer Educators. This new group has included participation from previous CIC participants. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Experience facilitating student programming and/or other initiatives. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • An understanding and ability to discuss concepts and issues related to race, gender, sexuality, nationality, ability, religion, and other dimensions of diversity in a productive and respectful manner in conjunction with the cultural and historical contexts producing these conditions.
  • Experience coordinating programming for students. 
  • Ability to manage conflicts in a sensitive and respectful manner. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Capacity to work with diverse individuals and as a member of a team. 
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Experience coordinating diversity programming. 
  • Experience facilitating diversity training experiences. 
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, which includes managing multiple priorities and details for concurrent events. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative partnerships with students, faculty, staff, and community partners. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and presentation skills. 

Remuneration 

  • Competitive stipend
  • Room and board 
  • Tuition Remission 
  • Health Care: Offered enrollment in University of Dayton health care plan as applicable to Graduate Assistants*

*Graduate Assistants are offered individual coverage through the University's healthcare, dental and vision plans. If elected, coverage would begin with the start date of the contract issued by the University. For more information about the coverage options available, please see the Graduate Assistant Benefit section of the Human Resources website at: https://www.udayton.edu/hr/benefits/ga_insurance.php. 

For more information, contact: Dustin Pickett, Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center at dpickett1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3635.


Overview

The Graduate Assistant (GA) for programming and leadership initiatives within the Multi-Ethnic Education & Engagement Center (MEC) will aid in the creation and execution of an inclusive communication and education model, which includes the development of campus-wide co-curricular experiences, that are informed by collecting data and program assessments. The GA will work closely with students, assist in the facilitation of intercultural learning and engagement opportunities, and coordinate student programming. The graduate assistant is supervised by the Associate Director of Campus and Community Engagement in the Multi-Ethnic Education & Engagement Center.

Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibilities include assisting the Associate Director of Campus and Community Engagement in the creation and execution of co-curricular experiences, such as the MEC Retreats, and coordinating the P.E.E.R.S. Mentoring Program, and LEAD Team engagement.
  • Work closely with student leaders involved with cultural heritage month programming, which includes serving on a team, supporting ongoing programming.
  • Co-advise and support the Multicultural Programming Council.
  • Develop co-curricular experiences based on research and program data for the UD student community, which includes direct programming for multicultural students (i.e., African American, Asian American, Latino/Latina/LatinX, Native American, Pacific Islander, Multiracial). Some evening and weekend events may occur.
  • Research current inclusive and diverse models and theories in higher education, which includes a focus on the leadership development of emerging populations of students.
  • Create program assessment tools and evaluation forms. Analyze and report the data collected, which includes tabulating responses, summarizing comments from participants, and sharing the results with MEC staff and partners (if applicable).
  • Supporting the ongoing leadership development, crisis management and general wellbeing of students.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean/Executive Director of the Multi-Ethnic Education & Engagement Center.
  • The GA may also assist other MEC staff members with additional initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Background: Minimum—Bachelor’s degree; Experience: Experience facilitating student development programming and/or other initiatives. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience coordinating diversity programming.
  • Knowledge and experience facilitating diversity and inclusion training experiences.
  • Ability to build rapport with multicultural students (i.e., African American, Asian American, Latino/Latina/ LatinX, Native American, Pacific Islander, Multiracial), which includes appropriately challenging and supporting students.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, which include managing multiple priorities and details for concurrent events.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative partnerships with faculty, staff, and community partners.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and presentation skills.

Remuneration 

  • Competitive stipend.
  • Tuition assistance while participating in the GA program.
  • Option for hourly summer employment.
  • University Healthcare.

For more information, contact:

Sam Ortiz, associate director of Campus and Community Engagement at sortiz1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3635.


Overview

The Graduate Assistant (GA) for the Diversity in Engineering Center within the School of Engineering will be a key team member in summer camp preparation, data mining and DEC promotion and marketing. The GA will work closely with staff in the Diversity in Engineering Center including the Assistant Directors for the Women Engineering Program, Minority Engineering Program, International Engineering Engagement; the Recruitment/Outreach Coordinator; and student workers. The GA is supervised by the Director of the Diversity in Engineering Center.

Responsibilities

  • Lead (with support of the DEC team) key academic-year preparation components of the Summer Engineering Experience at the University of Dayton (SEE-UD) including marketing, participant registrations, student leader hiring and training, securing faculty and staff for running sessions, etc.
  • Continue work on DEC awareness and promotion through working with DEC staff on website content development.
  • Initiate development of DEC “fact book” summarizing data on engineering undergraduate and graduate students such as demographics of students, graduation rates, etc.
  • Assist in executing events sponsored by the center.
  • Participate in staff meetings and staff development activities sponsored by the Diversity in Engineering Center and School of Engineering.
  • Office hours 20 hours per week, which includes some nights and weekends, as an expectation, to better assist with diversity programming. ● Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience facilitating student programming and/or other initiatives.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with Excel. School of Engineering Diversity in Engineering Center.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the experience of engineering undergraduate students.
  • Ability to build rapport with multicultural engineering students, female engineering students and international engineering students.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, which include managing multiple priorities and details for concurrent events.
  • Prior experience with data collection and analysis.
  • Prior marketing and communication experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative partnerships with faculty, staff, and campus partners.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and presentation skills.

Remuneration

  • Competitive stipend.
  • Tuition Remission.
  • Health Care: Offered enrollment in University of Dayton health care plan as applicable to Graduate Assistants.

For more information, contact:

Laura Bistrek, P.E., director of Diversity in Engineering Center at lbistrek1@udayton.edu or call 937-229-5080.


UD Sinclair Academy

The University of Dayton and Sinclair College have partnered to offer an alternative path to a four year degree with access, affordability, student success, and experience in mind. UD Sinclair Academy students are considered dual citizens of both institutions and can take advantage of academic, student development, and financial benefits

Overview

The University of Dayton is seeking a collaborative and motivated graduate assistant to support the success and retention of students enrolled in the UD Sinclair Academy from the time of enrollment through the transition to UD. The graduate assistant will advocate, lead, manage, facilitate, develop, and enhance the experience for students enrolled in the UD Sinclair Academy. This graduate assistantship is an integral part of the University’s mission to improve access, affordability, diversity, inclusion, and success. This professional will support and strengthen the relationship with and improve the quality of student experience for newly admitted and transitioning UD Sinclair Academy students. Reporting to the Director of Student Success for Community College Partnerships, this position will work closely with Recruitment and Admission, Flyer Student Services/Registrar, other areas within Enrollment Management, student development, and academic units at UD, as well as building a collaborative relationship with Sinclair College academic advisors and support services. As a Catholic, Marianist University, the University of Dayton is looking for a candidate that models inclusive behavior that reflects the values of our diverse community committed to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

The successful candidate will ensure that each newly admitted UD Sinclair Academy student understands the steps necessary to prepare them for success, as well as that each UD Sinclair Academy student who is ready to transition to UD is prepared to continue their education at UD.

For most of the time in this position, the GA will work during normal business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday) and will work approximately 20 hours a week, with working hours flexible depending on the GA’s course schedule

Responsibilities

  • Support Director of Student Success for Community College Partnerships and Recruitment and Admission team with development and execution of an onboarding process for newly admitted UDSA students (i.e., period between UDSA enrollment deposit and the first academic advising appointment with a UD advisor).
  • Development and execution of programming to engage current UDSA students to support retention and success.
  • Development and execution of an onboarding process for ready-to-transition (to UD) UDSA students (i.e., period between informing UD advisor about their transition to UD and the first day of classes).
  • Assist with outreach to ensure current UDSA students are fulfilling program requirements (meeting with UD academic adviser, academic requirements, etc.).
  • Technical support and training for UDSA students (e.g., Porches, 1850, Isidore)
  • Advocacy for the removal of barriers for the UDSA program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Interest in transfer students and community college partnerships.
  • Strong customer service experience.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing a master’s degree in college student personnel or higher education administration.
  • Experience in transfer or community college students
  • Project management experience.

Remuneration

  • Competitive stipend.
  • Tuition Remission.
  • Health Care: Offered enrollment in University of Dayton health care plan as applicable to Graduate Assistant.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

For more information, contact:

Julia Thompson, director of Student Success for Community College Partnerships Office of Recruitment and Admission at jthompson@udayton.edu or 937-229-2874.


GENERAL INFORMATION
Wittenberg University is a private four-year college affiliated with the Lutheran faith tradition with an enrollment of approximately 1800 students. Designated as a national liberal arts college, Wittenberg University recruits students from all regions of the United States and many foreign countries. The campus is situated on 70 acres of rolling hills in Springfield, Ohio and is easily accessible from Columbus and Dayton.

RESIDENCE LIFE INFORMATION

Approx. 1,200 students live in six mixed-gender residence halls, and over 100 University houses and apartments. Generally residence halls are meant for first and second year student; houses and apartments are for juniors and seniors. Residence Life professional staff are comprised of Associate Dean of Students & amp; Director of Residence Life, Associate Director of Operations and Facilities, three Area Coordinators, and a Graduate Assistant. The Graduate Assistant reports to the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life and provides support and outreach for the residents and student staff of that building. The in-hall professional staff work in conjunction with Resident Advisors to provide living environments that promote academic and social success.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT RESPONSIBILITIES

The Graduate Assistant position is a 10-month live-in assignment, renewable annually, with the expectation of working 20 hours per week plus serving in a rotating on-call schedule. As a member of the Student Development staff, the Graduate Assistant is dedicated to student growth and development outside of the classroom and considers Residence Life an integral part of this learning experience. In supporting the learning environment, the Graduate Assistant is a role model, a facilitator, a leader, and an essential person in the effective operation of the residence life program. The duties of the Graduate Assistant include the following:

Residence Life

  • Student Outreach: Establish personal contact with students in order to adequately address student needs and concerns by remaining visible, approachable, and active in the halls. This includes maintaining regular offices hours in each of the living communities, participating in community events, as well as other methods of maintaining community visibility. (30%)
  • Departmental/Divisional Responsibilities: Participate in Residence Life and Student Development administrative tasks, staff meetings and trainings, professional and student staff selection, development, and training. Provide supervision of a staff of up to 10 RA’s. Divisional responsibilities include divisional meetings, late night and all campus events, and other duties as assigned. (25%)
  • Counseling and Crisis Intervention: Provide front-line assistance to students experiencing emotional, academic, physical, and/or interpersonal difficulties, and refer them to other professionals when appropriate. Assist in crisis situations. Participate in Care Team and retention efforts. Maintain accurate records of interventions through Maxient software. (15%)
  • Policy and Student Conduct: Understand, support, and enforce campus regulations in a developmentally appropriate context; conduct educational disciplinary meetings; and assign appropriate sanctions. Support resident advisors in the enforcement of policy. (15%)
  • Duty Coverage: Serve as on-call contact for campus emergencies; generally one out of every four weeks. Maintain accurate and timely records of responses in Maxient software. Participate in Residence Life incident debrief meetings. (6%)
  • Administration and Management: Assist in the oversight of one residence hall, including attention to significant administrative detail, occupancy management, budget management, assessment of physical environment, and communication with the housekeeping staff. (5%)
  • Programming: Facilitate creative programming with student staff and hall government, and develop programs to support students’ continued development through the rigors and responsibilities of university life. Assist with hall CORE teams as needed. (5%)

SUPERVISOR

Directly reports to the Associate Dean of Students and Director for Residence Life

QUALIFICATIONS

Student in Higher Education & Student Affairs program at UD. Experience and understanding of residence life and leadership programs and theories is strongly preferred. Candidate must demonstrate an understanding of the role co-curricular programs play in a student’s development and on a residential, liberal arts campus. Experience managing logistics of events or processes.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

A furnished apartment (including utilities) and board plan, stipend and professional development opportunities. Pets meeting specific guidelines are allowed.