Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/20/2019 11:50 AM)
Job ID
2019-1194
# of Openings
1
Category
Student Affairs

Overview

The Graduate Assistant (GA) in the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement serves a central role in living out our vision of: educating and empowering Macalester students to be their most successful selves through developmental leadership opportunities in the co-curricular. The Graduate Assistant role is vital to our work, signature programs, initiatives, and values. 

 

The OSLE Graduate Assistant provides quality advising, support, and guidance to the student body and Macalester community through programming and advising of on-campus learning and engagement opportunities. The Graduate Assistant collaborates with campus partners, explores new ideas to encourage student leadership development, and leads late night and weekend programming initiatives. This position serves in the campus on call summer rotation. 

 

This position also receives a semi-furnished one bedroom apartment and meal plan.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as co-advisor to the Program Board in partnership with the Coordinator of Student Programming & Engagement.
  • Supports, develops, and assesses late night (10pm-midnight) and weekend programs and initiatives.
  • Engages in and contributes to collaborative projects directed by OSLE and in collaboration with campus partners.
  • Uses knowledge of student learning and development to design and implement student engagement opportunities guided by student learning outcomes. Assesses the effectiveness of these strategies in fostering trans-formative learning experiences.
  • Demonstrates the commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity. Actively engages in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion to increase individual capacity to support institutional changes that create and sustain a more welcoming and inclusive environment across the Macalester Community.

Qualifications

  • Bachleors Degree required
  • Enrollment in University of St Thomas, Masters in Leadership in Student Affairs or another graduate program is required.
  • Student Engagement and Programming Experience Preferred

For best consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage. Review of applications will begin immediately. All inquiries about this position should be directed to:

 

Ashley Ellingson

Talent Acquisition Manager

aellings@macalester.edu

 

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Institutional Overview 

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphases on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

 

Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.

 

Benefits

Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit http://www.macalester.edu/employmentservices/benefits/ for more information about benefits at Macalester College.