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Graduate Assistant, Student Engagement and Leadership

Emerson College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Dec 1, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Graduate Assistant, Student Engagement and Leadership
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Join our community and experience Emerson College!

Graduate Assistant serves the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership in a number of ways. The position will receive direct one- on-one advising experience, research and benchmarking experience and programmatic development. The position is a flexible 15 hours a week, being mindful of night and weekend commitments. This position will work hand-in-hand with student workers, student volunteers and other professional office staff.

Your Key Responsibilities


The Student Engagement and Leadership Graduate Assistant will help with specific day-to-day tasks of the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership. Duties may evolve due to the ongoing and shifting priorities, as well as the interest of the Graduate Assistant.
  • Operates within the several functional areas that comprise the Campus Centers
  • Provides oversight of live events within the Campus Centers
  • Assists with the development of student employee training and development program
  • Co-Advises Emerson Mane Events, the college's student activities board
  • Assists with the annual Emerson Recognition & Achievement Awards
  • Administers Student Organization Reactivation Workshops
  • Participates with the creation and updating of online training resources
  • Helps with Student Organizations, Support Services, and Office Support
  • Helps create intentional branding and marketing to promote the office and its features
  • Assists student organizations with day to day tasks such as budget management

Your other responsibilities:

  • Works effectively with diverse populations to formulate both specific project goals and broad organizational objectives
  • Understands and utilizes the skill set of group members to accomplish group goals.
  • Identify and monitor potential student organization advisors

Communication & Collaboration:
  • Works with a diverse student population that engages in learning differently
  • Understands the importance of and work to develop professional relationships with constituents, staff, faculty, peers, etc.

Problem Solving & Critical Thinking:
  • Uses discretion when dealing with liability, suitability, or matters of confidentiality
  • Diagnose problems, generates and choose between multiple solutions, and evaluate outcomes
  • Gathers and analyzes information in order to formulate personal opinions on issues and problems

Self-Management & Appraisal:
  • Prioritizes commitments and employ time management skills to maintain balance between academic work, extra-curricular activities, personal time, etc
  • Articulates personal skills, abilities, and areas for growth
  • Reflects upon and provide analysis of personal development and learning
  • Other duties as assigned

  • High School Diploma
  • 3-5 years of experience in a related field
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized, flexible

Your preferred qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Work Environment:
  • Typical work environment
  • Ability to sit for long periods
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods

Grade of Position: A12N

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 15.00

Hiring Range: $13,944.84 - $14,565.56

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About Us
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

Diversity Statement
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email:

Annual Clery Report
In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

Grade Ranges
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