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Graduate Assistant, Academic Advising (GameAbove)

Eastern Michigan University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 21, 2024

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Title: Graduate Assistant, Academic Advising (GameAbove)

Employee Classification: GS - Graduate Student - Stipend

Pay Grade: GS 00

Division: Academic and Student Affairs

Department: COET Dean

Campus Location: Main Campus

General Summary

The role of the GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology (GACET) Graduate Assistant Advisor (GA) is to assist academic advisors on individual and group advising initiatives. The GA must be able to work a minimum of twenty (20) daytime hours, Monday-Friday, on-campus. Some weekends and evenings may also be required. Although the GA's assignments will largely be determined by the needs of the office at the given time, every effort will be made to match GA's interests, skills, experience, and abilities with the appropriate and desired tasks.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide educational guidance and assistance for students when choosing courses, creating schedules, and planning for academic success.
  • Gain familiarity advising a diverse population of students, including first-generation, non-traditional, probationary, and culturally diverse students.
  • Meet with new students through freshman orientation and transfer appointments to assist them with initial adjustment to university academic life.
  • Guide students through the exploratory process by meeting one-on-one (on-campus/virtual / phone) with them when needed.
    Assist in planning and implementing group advising and student outreach programs.
  • In consultation with one or more staff or faculty members, assist in the support of the affairs of a program, department, office and/or curriculum. Other departmental related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Have an interest in serving students in a higher education setting

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills

Ability to take initiative and exhibit independent judgment

Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Zoom

Excellent organizational skills; capable of multitasking effectively

Demonstrate level of competency in public relations, customer service, and communication

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Energetic, proactive, and service-driven

Ability to work up to 20 hours per week (10 for 50%) is required GPA of 3.0 or higher is required Admission and enrollment in a graduate program is required Maintenance of a 67% course completion is required Enrollment in at least 6 credits for Fall and Winter semesters is required.

With the guidance of one or more staff or faculty members, perform a mixture of services in support of communication, technology, business operations or student affairs activities as more than 50% of their service. The Staff Graduate Assistant receives a stipend and tuition waiver subject to federal tax.

Special Instructions:

In addition to providing a resume, applicants should address via cover letter their interest in the position and how Academic Advising will relate to their graduate program and future professional goals.

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