Division of Student Affairs
Oakland Center, Room 144
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
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(248) 370-4200

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Grad Assistants

View all position descriptions below, and click here to apply for graduate assistantships. 
Housing
Graduate Assistant Apartment Community Manager
Department: University Housing
Reports to: University Student Apartments Manager

Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant Apartment Community Manager is responsible for supporting the Apartment Community Manager in the planning, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive community and student development programs for all student apartments 450-600 undergraduate and/or graduate students. GA’s are responsible for assisting with staff supervision & training, student organization advising & group development, student contact & individual student development, administrative and departmental responsibilities.

Supervision Received

The Graduate Assistant Apartment Community Manager reports to and is supervised by Apartment Community Manager. Verbal contact is expected on a regular and frequent basis. Written reports may be expected concerning specific situations. Decisions involving delegated areas should be communicated to the Apartment Community Manager, and are often made in consultation with him/her.

Supervision Exercised

The Graduate Assistant for the Apartments will assist with the supervision of all Apartment Community Assistants.

Conditions of Employment
  1. Preferred appointment is given to candidates with completed BA/BS and acceptance into a degree-granting graduate program. Must be enrolled in a degree-granting program.
  2. Must be enrolled for a minimum of three credits and may carry a maximum of eight graduate credits or twelve undergraduate credits per semester.
  3. A minimum 2.75 grade point average must be maintained during the period of employment.
  4. Due to the formal and informal demands of the position, involvements in other activities which require a sizeable time commitment (volunteer work, other employment, class loads above 8 or 12 credits, etc.) are permitted only with written advance authorization from the Assistant Director for Residence Life. Those who are required by their academic program to participate in field experience/internships which require a significant time commitment must clear these with their AD and Director of University Housing in advance.
  5. Must be in good disciplinary standing.
Employment Policies and Expectations
  • Supervision & Training:
    • Supervise 9-12 Apartment Community Assistants (ACA) in their building responsibilities through regular meetings, daily contact, performance evaluations, etc.
    • Responsible with other Senior Staff for staff training in the areas of personal well-being, student learning, multicultural development, character development, and community responsibility, community standards, team development, etc.
    • Advise ACA’s in the development, planning & assessment of community programming.
    • Develop & maintain formal/informal contact with ACA’s to assist with job/personal concerns.
  • Administrative Functions:
Provide students with information regarding university & community resources.
  • Maintain liaisons with resources including; Recreation Center, Living Learning programs, Graham Health Center, OUPD, Division of Student Affairs and other departments and community agencies.
  • Manage the staff training and development funds designated for the apartments.
  • Maintain four weekly posted office hours in the apartment office.
  • Student Development/Contact Component:
Establish informal relationships with students residing within University Apartments.
  • Attend building meetings, regular rounds, etc.
  • Build visibility & relationships with students in the community through attendance at building programs, student organization meetings, eating in the café, rounds, etc.
  • Work with ACA’s to assist students experiencing academic issues & personal concerns by making referrals as appropriate.
  • Educate students through the development & implementation of programs & activities.
  • Address inappropriate student behavior and assist students in with changing behaviors through the educational discipline process and making appropriate decisions.
  • Student Organization Advising & Group Development:
Advise area student groups/organizations.
  • Advise the Apartment Community Association.
  • Assume leadership for the development of individual student leaders and the student group.
  • Guide student leaders in the development, planning, assessment & implementation of community programming.
  • Maintain formal/informal contact with student leaders to assist with leadership & personal development through community programs, organization meetings & individual meetings, etc.
  • Departmental Component:
Work in conjunction with Senior Staff and Central Staff.
  • ALL Graduate Assistants are required to attend weekly Senior Staff meetings. Additionally, ALL Graduate Assistants are required to schedule supervision time each week with the Assistant Director for Residence Life.
  • Other collaborations with Central Staff may involve but are not limited to: cash handling for conferences and training, logistics relating to payment/arranging training components, ordering office/operational supplies, and participation in all staff activities/events (when required).
  • ALL Graduate Assistants are expected to act in accordance with all Housing Staff Policies as outlined in the Housing Staff Manual
Violation of employment policies and expectations

If one or several of these employment policies and expectations are violated, you will be provided a timely and orderly process for the investigation and adjudication of the alleged violations. If you are determined to be responsible for the alleged violations, you will be subject to disciplinary action. The Student Employee Discipline Procedures can found and read in detail in the Housing Staff Manual.

 

Graduate Assistant for the Bear Bus
Department: University Housing
Reports to: Assistant Director of Residence Life

Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant will also supervise the on-campus transportation system, the Bear Bus. Tasks will include, but are not limited to maintaining a daily transportation service to students and specialty weekend trips to local venues.

Supervision Received

The Graduate Assistant for Bear Bus reports to and is supervised Assistant Director of Residence Life. Verbal contact is expected on a regular and frequent basis. Written reports may be expected concerning specific situations. Decisions involving delegated areas should be communicated to the appropriate AD, and are often made in consultation with them.

Supervision Exercised


The Graduate Assistant for Operations Management is responsible for the supervision of all Bear Bus Driver staff.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Preferred appointment is given to candidates with completed BA/BS and acceptance into a degree-granting graduate program. Must be enrolled in a degree-granting program.
  2. Must be enrolled for a minimum of three credits and may carry a maximum of eight graduate credits or twelve undergraduate credits per semester.
  3. A minimum 2.75 grade point average must be maintained during the period of employment.
  4. Due to the formal and informal demands of the position, involvements in other activities which require a sizeable time commitment (volunteer work, other employment, class loads above 8 or 12 credits, etc.) are permitted only with written advance authorization from the Assistant Director for Residence Life. Those who are required by their academic program to participate in field experience/internships which require a significant time commitment must clear these with their AD and Director of University Housing in advance.
  5. Must be in good disciplinary standing.
Employment Policies and Expectations
  • Bear Bus Component:
Supervisor for all Bear Bus operations and staff.
  • Supervision of the Bear Bus on campus shuttle involves: interviewing/hiring new staff members, staff training, scheduling, planning special trips, and handling staff discipline. 
  • Generating weekly, monthly, semester reports will be required regarding usage.
  • Upkeep on the vans and shuttles will be required periodically (semester cleanings, oil changes, general vehicle maintenance).
  • Coordinate the rental calendar and information for the vans and shuttles.
  • Departmental Component:
Work in conjunction with Senior Staff and Central Staff.
  • ALL Graduate Assistants are required to attend weekly Senior Staff meetings. Additionally, ALL Graduate Assistants are required to schedule supervision time each week with the Assistant Director for Residence Life.
  • Other collaborations with Central Staff may involve but are not limited to: cash handling for conferences and training, logistics relating to payment/arranging training components, ordering office/operational supplies, and participation in all staff activities/events (when required).
  • ALL Graduate Assistants are expected to act in accordance with all Housing Staff Policies as outlined in the Housing Staff Manual

Violation of Employment Policies and expectations


If one or several of these employment policies and expectations are violated, you will be provided a timely and orderly process for the investigation and adjudication of the alleged violations. If you are determined to be responsible for the alleged violations, you will be subject to disciplinary action. The Student Employee Discipline Procedures can found and read in detail in the Housing Staff Manual.

 

Graduate Assistant for Marketing
Department: University Housing
Reports to: Assistant Director for Housing Enrollment and Marketing

Resonsibilities

The Graduate Assistant for Marketing will help to develop and disseminate new marketing materials for the Department of University Housing. Additionally, this GA will take on a developmental role in the department’s technology-driven and social media marketing, and will participate in cooperative recruitment efforts with the Department of Undergraduate Admissions.

Supervision Received

The Graduate Assistant for Marketing reports to and is supervised by the Assistant Director for Housing Enrollment and Marketing. Verbal contact and in-person meetings are expected on a regular and frequent basis. Written reports may be expected concerning specific situations. Decisions involving delegated areas should be communicated to, and will often be made in consultation with, the Assistant Director.

Supervision Exercised

The Graduate Assistant for Marketing does not manage a staff and is therefore not responsible for supervising other employees of University Housing.

Conditions of Employment
  1. Preferred appointment is given to candidates with completed BA/BS degrees and acceptance into a graduate-level, degree-seeking program.
  2. Candidates must be enrolled for a minimum of three credits and may carry a maximum of eight graduate credits or twelve undergraduate credits per semester. 
  3. A minimum 2.75 grad point average must be maintained during the period of employment. 
  4. Due to the formal and informal demands of the position, involvements in other activities that require a sizeable time commitment (volunteer work, other employment, class loads above eight graduate or twelve undergraduate credit hours, etc.) are permitted only with written authorization from the Assistant Director for Housing Enrollment and Marketing. Those who are required by their academic program to participate in field experiences/internships that require a significant time commitment must clear these activities with the Assistant Director, as well as the Director of University Housing, ahead of time. 
  5. Candidates must be in good disciplinary standing.
Employment Policies and Expectations
  • Marketing Component
    • Help conceive, produce and employ print marking materials for University Housing
    • Develop and maintain an interactive social media presence for University Housing, utilizing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and FourSquare
    • Direct and edit informative videos for the University Housing website
    • Participate in the training and management of the Housing Ambassador team and the Grizz Pack
    • Attend recruiting events as needed
    • Other tasks as designated by the Assistant Director for Housing Enrollment and Marketing
  • Departmental Component
Working in conjunction with central and senior staff, as well as the Assistant Director of Residence Life, as needed
  • All graduate assistants are required to attend weekly senior staff meetings.
  • Collaborations with central staff may involve, but are not limited to: cash handling for conferences or training sessions, ordering office/operational supplies, and participation in staff activities and events, as required.
  • All graduate assistants are expected to act in accordance with all Housing staff policies as outline in the Housing Staff Manual.

Violations of Employment Policies and Expectations

If one or several of these employment policies and expectations are violated, you will be provided a timely and orderly process for the investigation and adjudication of the alleged violations. If you are determined to be responsible for the alleged violations, you will be subject to disciplinary action. The Student Employee Discipline Procedures can be found and read in detail in the Housing Staff Manual.

 

Hall Director
Department: University Housing
Reports to: Assistant Director for Residence Life

Responsibilities

The Hall Director is responsible for supporting the Assistant Director for Residence Life in the planning, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive community and student development program for a residence hall of 70 to 500 students. HD’s assume primary responsibility for assisting Resident Assistants in their skill and knowledge development for their job functions. Hall Directors are responsible for staff supervision & training, student organization advising & group development, student contact & individual student development administrative and departmental responsibilities.

Supervision Received

The Hall Director reports to and is supervised by the Assistant Director for Residence Life. Verbal contact is expected on a regular and frequent basis. Written reports may be expected concerning specific situations. Decisions involving delegated areas should be communicated to the AD, and are often made in consultation with him/her.

Supervision Exercised


With the assistance of the AD, the Hall Directors supervise Resident Assistants. Decisions regarding type of supervision exercised are based on hall placement and Assistant Director assessment.

Conditions of Employment
  1. Preferred appointment is given to candidates with completed BA/BS and acceptance into a degree-granting graduate program. Hall Directors must be enrolled in a degree-granting program.
  2. Hall Directors must be enrolled for a minimum of three credits and may carry a maximum of eight graduate credits or twelve undergraduate credits per semester.
  3. A minimum 2.75 grade point average must be maintained during the period of employment.
  4. Due to the formal and informal demands of the position, involvements in other activities which require a sizeable time commitment (volunteer work, other employment, class loads above 8 or 12 credits, etc.) are permitted only with written advance authorization from the Assistant Director for Residence Life. Hall Directors who are required by their academic program to participate in field experience/internships which require a significant time commitment must clear these with their AD and Director of University Housing in advance.
  5. Hall Directors must be in good disciplinary standing.
Employment Policies and Expectations
Supervision & Training
  • Supervise 2-14 Resident Assistants in their floor responsibilities through regular meetings, daily contact, performance evaluations, etc.
  • Responsible with other Senior Staff for staff training in the areas that support the mission of Housing, individual hall goals, mission of Oakland University, and community development.
  • Work with the Program Coordinator and advise Resident Assistants in the development, planning & assessment of programming.
  • Develop & maintain formal/informal contact with Resident Assistants to assist with job/personal/academic concerns.
Student Organization Advising & Group Development
  • Advise House Counsel.
  • Assume leadership for student organizations/group development (These include student leadership training; recruitment, etc.)
  • Guide student leaders in the development, planning, assessment & implementation of community programming.
  • Develop & maintain formal/informal contact with student leaders to assist with leadership & personal development through programs, organization meetings & individual meetings, etc.
Individual Student Development & Student Contact
  • Establish informal relationships with students living on floors in the hall you oversee. These include attending floor meetings, regular rounds in the hall, etc.)
  • Build visibility & relationships with students in the community through attendance at programs, student organization meetings, eating in the dining room, etc.)
  • Work with RAs to assist students in the areas of academics & personal concerns by making referrals as appropriate, etc.
  • Educate students about university resources, policies, etc. through the development & implementation of programs & activities. 
  • Address students about inappropriate behavior and assist with changing behaviors through educational processes including the housing judicial process.
Administrative Functions
  • Provide duty coverage for one or more residence halls as appropriate.
  • Respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.
  • Provide students with information regarding university & community resources.
  • Meet with Program Coordinator and Associate Director for Administrative Services as appropriate.
  • Maintain liaisons with resources including; Recreation Center, Living Learning programs, Graham Health Center, OUPD, Division of Student Affairs and other departments and community agencies.
  • Manage the staff training and development funds designated for your hall.
  • Maintain four weekly posted office hours in the hall staff office.
  • Mildly disagreeable working conditions involving working in an environment with limited privacy and noise. Staff must frequently respond to situations at any time of the day and night. The job requires moderate physical effort when responding to emergencies.
Departmental Responsibilities
  • Assist in the recruitment of professional and paraprofessional staff and in their selection through interviewing and evaluation.
  • Participate in departmental activities as appropriate including; training, check in and out, Committees & task groups, liaison relationships, etc.
  • Participate in fall and winter staff training prior to the beginning of each semester. 
  • Act in accordance with all Housing Staff Policies as outlined in the Housing Staff Manual.
Violation of Employment Policies and Expectations

If one or several of these employment policies and expectations are violated, you will be provided a timely and orderly process for the investigation and adjudication of the alleged violations. If you are determined to be responsible for the alleged violations, you will be subject to disciplinary action. The Student Employee Discipline Procedures can found and read in detail in the Housing Staff Manual.

 

Graduate Assistant for Human Resources and Training/Development
Department: University Housing
Reports to: Assistant Director for Residence Life

Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant for Human Resources & Training/Development assumes the primary leadership role for the interviewing, evaluation, and (when applicable) the selections for all student/paraprofessional staff positions in Residence Life. They should ensure matters concerning position descriptions and staff policies are up to date and accurate. Additionally they will help to develop training manuals, collaborate with HD/GA staff to facilitate performance analyses of their staffs, and develop materials that will enable employees to better perform at their job.

Supervision Received

The Graduate Assistant for Human Resources & Training/Development reports to and is supervised by the Assistant Director for Residence Life. Verbal contact is expected on a regular and frequent basis. Written reports may be expected concerning specific situations. Decisions involving delegated areas should be communicated to the appropriate AD, and are often made in consultation with them.

Conditions of Employment
  1. Preferred appointment is given to candidates with completed BA/BS and acceptance into a degree-granting graduate program. Must be enrolled in a degree-granting program.
  2. Must be enrolled for a minimum of three credits and may carry a maximum of eight graduate credits or twelve undergraduate credits per semester.
  3. A minimum 2.75 grade point average must be maintained during the period of employment.
  4. Due to the formal and informal demands of the position, involvements in other activities which require a sizeable time commitment (volunteer work, other employment, class loads above 8 or 12 credits, etc.) are permitted only with written advance authorization from the Assistant Director for Residence Life. Those who are required by their academic program to participate in field experience/internships which require a significant time commitment must clear these with their AD and Director of University Housing in advance.
  5. Must be in good disciplinary standing.
Employment Policies and Expectations

Human Resources Component:
  • Assist in the recruitment of professional and paraprofessional staff and in their selection through interviewing and evaluation.
    • The HRGA will work with the Assistant Director for Residence Life to partially oversee and facilitate the hiring and recruitment processes of new student/paraprofessional Housing Staff. 
    • Specifically, the HR component involves: sitting in on interviews, calling back individuals who have submitted application materials (when necessary), setting up interviews, ensuring that there are up-to-date Staff Manuals (not training manuals), refining offer letters and other applicable hiring forms for accuracy, and lastly, partial (with recruitment team) oversight and planning/facilitation of staff recruitment both for the Oshkosh Placement Exchange and the Student Staff Recruitment Group Process.
Training/Development Component:
  • Organize, create, and/or implement training(s) throughout the academic year for student staff. This includes, but is not limited to, fall and winter semester all staff training.
    • Organize training throughout the academic year
    • Work with GAs and HDs to develop effective training sessions specific to their staffs
    • Create, develop, and update training manuals for each position (student staff and GA staff)
    • Responsible for helping to improve and innovate processes within the Housing Department
    • Perform “Need Assessments” with the HDs and GAs, as needed, to discuss operations that are not performing efficiently
    • Work with HD/GA supervisor to identify problems and create solutions for their given area of supervision
Departmental Component:
  • Work in conjunction with Senior Staff and Central Staff.
    • ALL Graduate Assistants are required to attend weekly Senior Staff meetings. Additionally, ALL Graduate Assistants are required to schedule supervision time each week with the Assistant Director for Residence Life. 
    • Other collaborations with Central Staff may involve but are not limited to: cash handling for conferences and training, logistics relating to payment/arranging training components, ordering office/operational supplies, and participation in all staff activities/events (when required).
    • ALL Graduate Assistants are expected to act in accordance with all Housing Staff Policies as outlined in the Housing Staff Manual
Violation of Employment Policies and Expectation

If one or several of these employment policies and expectations are violated, you will be provided a timely and orderly process for the investigation and adjudication of the alleged violations. If you are determined to be responsible for the alleged violations, you will be subject to disciplinary action. The Student Employee Discipline Procedures can found and read in detail in the Housing Staff Manual.

 

Judicial Affairs
This GA would be responsible for handling Housing Judicial matters. This GA will maintain and process judicial paper work that is submitted to the Housing Department. In addition to tracking things such as documented verbal warnings and referrals. This GA will also sit in on judicial hearings and have the opportunity to teach Civility Matters Class.

Preferred appointment is given to candidates with completed BA/BS and acceptance into a degree-granting graduate program. Candidates must be enrolled in a degree-granting program.

The remuneration for this position would be a tuition waiver of 8 credits per semester (for both in and out of state students), a furnished apartment located on campus, a meal plan, single health insurance, and a stipend.

 

Graduate Assistant for Operations Management
Department: University Housing
Reports to: Associate Director of Housing

Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant for Operations Management will directly supervise both the Housing Mail Desk staff/operations, which include but are not limited to, on campus mail service delivery, package logistics and any other tasks assigned.

Supervision Received

The Graduate Assistant for Operations Management reports to and is supervised Associate Director of Housing. Verbal contact is expected on a regular and frequent basis. Written reports may be expected concerning specific situations. Decisions involving delegated areas should be communicated to the appropriate AD, and are often made in consultation with them.

Supervision Exercised

The Graduate Assistant for Operations Management is responsible for the supervision of all Desk Receptionist staff.

Conditions of Employment
  1. Preferred appointment is given to candidates with completed BA/BS and acceptance into a degree-granting graduate program. Must be enrolled in a degree-granting program.
  2. Must be enrolled for a minimum of three credits and may carry a maximum of eight graduate credits or twelve undergraduate credits per semester.
  3. A minimum 2.75 grade point average must be maintained during the period of employment.
  4. Due to the formal and informal demands of the position, involvements in other activities which require a sizeable time commitment (volunteer work, other employment, class loads above 8 or 12 credits, etc.) are permitted only with written advance authorization from the Associate Director for Housing. Those who are required by their academic program to participate in field experience/internships which require a significant time commitment must clear these with their AD and Director of University Housing in advance.
  5. Must be in good disciplinary standing.
Employment Policies and Expectations

Mail Desk Component:
  • Supervisor for all Mail Desk operations and staff.
  • Supervision involves: interviewing/hiring of new staff, staff training, staff discipline, organizing staff social/volunteer activities with desk supervisors, ensuring scheduling is accurate, oversight of electronic balance and time logs, oversight of staff time cards, and lastly to devise professional development opportunities for both desk receptionists and desk supervisors.
Departmental Component:
  • Work in conjunction with Senior Staff and Central Staff.
  • ALL Graduate Assistants are required to attend weekly Senior Staff meetings. Additionally, ALL Graduate Assistants are required to schedule supervision time each week with the Associate Director for Housing. 
  • Other collaborations with Central Staff may involve but are not limited to: cash handling for conferences and training, logistics relating to payment/arranging training components, ordering office/operational supplies, and participation in all staff activities/events (when required).
  • ALL Graduate Assistants are expected to act in accordance with all Housing Staff Policies as outlined in the Housing Staff Manual
Violation of Employment Policies and Expectations

If one or several of these employment policies and expectations are violated, you will be provided a timely and orderly process for the investigation and adjudication of the alleged violations. If you are determined to be responsible for the alleged violations, you will be subject to disciplinary action. The Student Employee Discipline Procedures can found and read in detail in the Housing Staff Manual.

 

Graduate Assistant for Programing
Department: University Housing
Reports to: Assistant Director for Residence Life

Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant for Programming is responsible for supporting the Assistant Director for Residence Life in the planning, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive program dealing with activities in the Residence Halls. The Graduate Assistant for Program’s primary responsibility for assisting Resident Assistants in their skill and knowledge development for their job functions as it relates to programs. Graduate Assistant for Program is responsible for program board supervision & training, student organization advising & group development, student contact & individual student development, administrative and departmental responsibilities. This position requires approximately 20 hours per week, which may include some weekends and evenings.

Supervision Received

The Graduate Assistant for Programming reports to and is supervised by the Assistant Director for Residence Life. Verbal contact is expected on a regular and frequent basis. Written reports may be expected concerning specific situations. Decisions involving delegated areas should be communicated to the AD, and are often made in consultation with him/her.

Supervision Exercised

The Graduate Assistant for Programming is responsible for the supervision of all RHA employees.

Conditions of Employment
  1. Preferred appointment is given to candidates with completed BA/BS and acceptance into a degree-granting graduate program. Must be enrolled in a degree-granting program.
  2. Must be enrolled for a minimum of three credits and may carry a maximum of eight graduate credits or twelve undergraduate credits per semester.
  3. A minimum 2.75 grade point average must be maintained during the period of employment.
  4. Due to the formal and informal demands of the position, involvements in other activities which require a sizeable time commitment (volunteer work, other employment, class loads above 8 or 12 credits, etc.) are permitted only with written advance authorization from the Assistant Director for Residence Life. Those who are required by their academic program to participate in field experience/internships which require a significant time commitment must clear these with their AD and Director of University Housing in advance.
  5. Must be in good disciplinary standing.
Employment Policies and Expectations

Departmental Responsibilities
  1. Assist in the recruitment of professional and paraprofessional staff and in their selection through interviewing and evaluation.
  2. Participate in departmental activities as appropriate including; training, check in and out, Committees & task groups, liaison relationships, etc.
  3. Participate in fall and winter staff workshops prior to the beginning of the academic year. 
  4. Working conditions involving working in an environment with limited privacy and noise. Staff must frequently respond to situations at any time of the day and night. The job requires moderate physical effort when responding to emergencies.
  5. Act in accordance with all Housing Staff Policies as outlined in the Housing Staff Manual.
Violation of Employment Policies and Expectations

If one or several of these employment policies and expectations are violated, you will be provided a timely and orderly process for the investigation and adjudication of the alleged violations. If you are determined to be responsible for the alleged violations, you will be subject to disciplinary action. The Student Employee Discipline Procedures can found and read in detail in the Housing Staff Manual.

 

Security Coordinator Graduate Assistant
Department: University Housing
Reports to: Assistant Director of Residence Life

Responsibilities


The responsibilities of the Night Watch Security Coordinator consist of supervising the Night Watch staff (about 35 student-staff). This includes: hiring, training, and supervising of all Night Watch employees; scheduling of employees; completing payroll procedures for employees; and assessing the security of the residence halls environment. This GA will have four student supervisors, who have moved up the ranks in the Night Watch program, to help with these responsibilities.

Supervision Received


The Graduate Assistant for Operations Management reports to and is supervised Assistant Director of Residence Life. Verbal contact is expected on a regular and frequent basis. Written reports may be expected concerning specific situations. Decisions involving delegated areas should be communicated to the appropriate AD, and are often made in consultation with them.

Supervision Exercised

The Graduate Assistant for Operations Management is responsible for the supervision of all Nightwatch Staff.

Condition of Employment
  1. Preferred appointment is given to candidates with completed BA/BS and acceptance into a degree-granting graduate program. Must be enrolled in a degree-granting program.
  2. Must be enrolled for a minimum of three credits and may carry a maximum of eight graduate credits or twelve undergraduate credits per semester.
  3. A minimum 2.75 grade point average must be maintained during the period of employment.
  4. Due to the formal and informal demands of the position, involvements in other activities which require a sizeable time commitment (volunteer work, other employment, class loads above 8 or 12 credits, etc.) are permitted only with written advance authorization from the Assistant Director for Residence Life. Those who are required by their academic program to participate in field experience/internships which require a significant time commitment must clear these with their AD and Director of University Housing in advance.
  5. Must be in good disciplinary standing.
Employment Policies and Expectations

Nightwatch Component:
  • Supervision involves: interviewing/hiring of new staff, staff training, staff discipline, organizing staff social/volunteer activities with desk supervisors, ensuring scheduling is accurate, oversight of electronic balance and time logs, oversight of staff time cards, and lastly to devise professional development opportunities for both Nightwatch and Nightwatch supervisors.
Departmental Component:
  • Work in conjunction with Senior Staff and Central Staff.
  • ALL Graduate Assistants are required to attend weekly Senior Staff meetings. Additionally, ALL Graduate Assistants are required to schedule supervision time each week with the Assistant Director for Residence Life.
  • Other collaborations with Central Staff may involve but are not limited to: cash handling for conferences and training, logistics relating to payment/arranging training components, ordering office/operational supplies, and participation in all staff activities/events (when required).
  • ALL Graduate Assistants are expected to act in accordance with all Housing Staff Policies as outlined in the Housing Staff Manual
Violation of Employment Policies and Expectations

If one or several of these employment policies and expectations are violated, you will be provided a timely and orderly process for the investigation and adjudication of the alleged violations. If you are determined to be responsible for the alleged violations, you will be subject to disciplinary action. The Student Employee Discipline Procedures can found and read in detail in the Housing Staff Manual.
RECREATION
AND WELL-BEING
Career
Services
Career Ambassador Program (CAP) Graduate Assistant 

Preferred start date: Fall 2015 (with up to 20 hours per week during summer 2015 available for training)
The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Career Services is an Oakland University graduate student who works in Career Services and serves as Liaison to permanent staff and student ambassadors. The GA, under the direction of the Associate Director, coordinates the activities of the Career Ambassador Program (CAP). Additionally, the GA is involved in a variety of meetings/appointments/events/workshops regarding a diverse array of career development topics, including: skill assessment, career exploration, researching & networking with employers, application documents and process (resumes/cover letters/references), the digital world (social media), interviewing, importance of non-verbals and first impressions, salary negotiations and cost of living, and transitioning into the workforce; ultimately focused on providing quality Career Services to OU students and alumni, regardless of area of study.

Students with assistantships are expected to be enrolled as full-time students at Oakland University during the semester(s) for which they are appointed. Applicants must be enrolled in or pursuing admittance to (with plans for a Fall 2015 start) one of the following programs: Master of Arts in Communication, Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership, Master of Education in Teacher Leadership, or Master of Training and Development.

Primary responsibilities

Coordinate activities related to the CAP
  • Manage schedule of events including: student appointments (Career 101), office hours, presentations, events, tabling, and trainings
  • Create and oversee tasks of Career Ambassadors depending on needs of program
  • Build presentations and content for CAP programming
  • Coordinate physical and virtual resources offered through CAP
  • Forecast and offer recommendations on CAP future enhancements
Training and ongoing development of Career Ambassadors
  • Develop group trainings each fall and winter semester
  • Facilitate orientation and job-specific trainings for new-hires 
  • Offer support and feedback to Career Ambassadors for continuous professional development
Career coaching
  • Meet with OU students one-on-one to provide feedback and assist with the development of professional resumes/cover letters and practice interviews
  • Communicate with OU students about general information and resources for a job search or career exploration. Provide referrals to Career Services staff, appropriate OU departments and external resources when necessary
  • Deliver presentations to large groups of students. Presentation topics include: resumes, job search strategies, career event preparation, LinkedIn, networking and other career-related topics
Career Services support
  • Maintain Career Tool Content
  • Partner with student affairs division and university partners regularly
  • Conduct various Career Services & OU events in effort to promote offerings to students and alumni
  • Support the staff in hosting employers who participate in on-campus recruiting, meet and greet visits, information tables and other career events
  • Assist with Career Services events and other projects as assigned by Career Services staff
Application process

Apply directly to Brian J. Partie, Jr., Associate Director, Career Services at partie@oakland.edu with cover letter and resume.  
Center for
Student Activities (CSA)

Graduate Assistant in Student Organizations and Greek Life

The Center for Student Activities and Leadership Development is seeking a graduate assistant to engage students in the areas of student organizations and Greek Life. The 20 hour per week position will begin September 2015 and end in April 2016 with the potential to be a two year assignment. Graduate students in Educational Leadership, Higher Education, Communication, Counseling, Human Resources Development, Training & Development, and Public Administration are encouraged to apply. The Graduate Assistant in Student Organizations and Greek Life will report directly to the Assistant Director of Student Organization Programs. 

Student Organization Tasks: 

  • Development and execution of monthly student organization training 
  • Manage GrizzOrgs (student organization database) including oversight of campus-wide event calendar 
  • Planning of annual Student Activities and Leadership Awards Night 

Greek Life Tasks: 

  • Serve as the advisor to IFC, Panhellenic, NPHC, and Greek Council 
  • Planning of Greek Retreat(s) and New Member Training 
  • Development and facilitation of Greek Week 
  • Assist in the development of Fraternity/Sorority Life branding 
  • Assist with Sorority/Fraternity Recruitment 
  • Implementation of Fraternity/Sorority Life Accreditation Program 

Additional responsibilities: 

  • Attend bi-weekly Center for Student Activities staff meetings 
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with the Assistant Director of Student Organization Programs 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications: 

The Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations and Greek Life must be enrolled for the 2015-2016 academic year in a master’s level graduate program. Desired qualifications include: strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, Google Mail, social media, and basic website development, effective multi-tasking, organization and program planning skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Initiation into a national fraternity/sorority chapter and previous experience in student activities are preferred. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. 

Tuition: 

Tuition (eight credits per semester or a total of 16 credits) will be compensated for the 2015-2016 academic year (Fall 2015 and Winter 2016). Any additional credits and class fees, including books, will be the responsibility of the student. 

Compensation: 

The stipend is $7200 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Student will receive a pay check (via direct deposit if desired) on the last business day of each month. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: 

Allison Webster, Assistant Director of Student Organization Programs 

Center for Student Activities, 49 Oakland Center, Rochester, MI 48309-4401 

Email: webster@oakland.edu, Phone: 248-370-2024, Fax: 248-370-4337 

Project Upward Bound

Responsibilities:

Provide support to the PUB Administrative Team for developing and implementing enrichment programming. Work closely with the Project Advisor on recruitment and retention.

Preferred Experience

  • Meet graduate assistantship requirements and must undergo background check to work w/minors
  • High integrity with ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse audiences
  • 1 - 2 years successful interaction w/diverse high school at-risk youth
  • Must have assertive (not aggressive) but inviting demeanor to function effectively in high schools
  • Must be Microsoft Office proficient with good written and oral communication/presentation skills
  • Must be licensed w/good driving record to be eligible to drive OU vehicle or provide own transportation
 
Duties
  • Assist with scholar assessment, selection, success planning, and progress/performance monitoring
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships w/personnel at each target school
  • Secure documents from scholars, parents, and target schools as necessary; update databases
  • Represent PUB at scholars' extra-curricular/school related activities such as National Honor Society induction, sport and academic competitions, National College Application Day, prom, and graduation
  • Create, maintain, and update an attractive PUB informational bulletin board at each target school
  • Assist with implementing College Seminar (juniors) and Senior Seminar on Saturdays, including guidance regarding college entry and persistence
  • Provide substitute supervision at College Club (after-school tutoring) when supervisor is absent
  • Assist in coordinating community service, social enrichment, fund raising, and conference activities
  • Maintain appropriate regular PUB-related social media communications w/PUB scholars
  • Follow up on PUB alumni
  • Attend and contribute to PUB Administrative Team meetings
  • Conduct information/training sessions as appropriate
  • Conduct data research, collection, and report preparation

Send questions about the job responsibilities to PUB@oakland.edu. Inquiries about whether the assistantship is available and for an application contact Oakland University’s Graduate Study Office at gradstudy@oakland.edu or www.oakland.edu/gradstudy.