These graduate assistantships are held by students in the graduate College of Education, College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL) emphasis.
There are dual application process that are required when applying for CSAL graduate assistantships:
1. Apply for admission to the College of Education
2. Apply for CSAL Graduate Assistantships
CSAL Graduate Assistantship Requirements:
Each Graduate Assistantship requires a baccalaureate degree and admission to the College of Education M.Ed. program. Students pursue the Adult & Higher Education degree with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL). Grad assistants work 20 hours per week from around the beginning of August through May.
While the Dean of Students Office coordinates the application process, all decisions to offer Graduate Assistantships are made by the staff in each office that sponsors an assistantship. Typically, these decisions are made by April 1.
To apply for a Graduate Assistantship submit the following through the online graduate assistantship application site:
2. Names and contact information of three references; and
3. Statement of Intent. Please submit a two to three page statement which addresses the reasons you are interested in the student affairs profession and graduate study in the CSAL program. This statement should also address the skills and experience you will bring to not only a graduate assistantship but also to the academic program.
If you have any questions about the graduate assistantship application process or about the positions posted below, contact:
Director of Judicial and Special Programs
EXTENDED YEAR CONTRACT POSITIONS
July 28, 2014 through May 23, 2015
Disability Support Resources - offer pending
Housing and Residence Life - Assistant Living Center Director - offers pending
Student Academic Success Center - Learning Skills Specialist - offer pending
ACADEMIC YEAR CONTRACT POSITIONS
August 18, 2014 - April 25, 2015
Please visit the Graduate Studies website for other graduate assistantship openings:
Under the Division of Student Services, this position will report to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation. Primary responsibilities will be student staff development and programming for the department of Campus Recreation.
DISABILITY SUPPORT RESOURCES
Position/Purpose: To provide administrative and advisory support in the supervision of Disability Support Resources.
Assistant Living Center Directors are half-time, graduate assistant positions responsible for sharing and/or providing the administrative leadership of a residential area housing 200 to 700 students. The assistantship position connects the academic experience by applying classroom theoretical and research practices to daily student interactions that consist of advising, counseling, conflict mediation, supervision, training, evaluation and assessment processes. Graduate Assistants report directly to a full time, master’s level professional staff member.
Graduate Assistants have the opportunity to develop and gain skills in the competency areas of administration, advising, counseling, consultation, assessment, communication, diversity/inclusion, ethics, leadership, research, sustainability, technology, theoretical foundations, and transitions/wellness.
It is the goal of the Department of Housing and Residence Life to hire staff that is committed to increasing their knowledge, experience, appreciation, and respect for cultures, issues, and local, regional and global communities. We strive to develop a community that facilitates interaction among students, faculty and staff of diverse traditions, abilities, sexual orientations, religious and spiritual convictions, socio-economic status, and racial and ethnic origins. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are committed to the ongoing development of intercultural understanding and awareness.
Under the general supervision of the Coordinator of the Learning Skills Services, the Learning Skill Specialist will assist in the implementation of learning skills services for Grand Valley students. This will include meeting with students individually, providing group workshops on learning skill topics and developing new workshops to meet the needs of Grand Valley students. The Learning Skills GA will also assist in follow-up related to MAP-Works and work with housing staff to provide support and services to housing students in the area of learning skills.
ACADEMIC YEAR POSITIONS
Program Assessment and Development Research (60%)
Assist with the collection, organization, and analysis of data as part of the office’s assessment plan and self-study (15%)
Research current trends, issues, and best practices in undergraduate research, assess current practices, and present findings in appropriate publications (40%)
Conduct an assessment of the web resources provided by OURS. (5%)
Further develop online resources available to students.
Provide program outreach by attending Campus Life night and developing partnerships with student academic and professional associations.
Project Support, Advising, Small group instruction (35%)
Assist with project support including programming creation, maintaining databases, website and Facebook page, designing marketing materials and providing marketing outreach. (15%)
One-on-one and small group instruction related to undergraduate research opportunities (exploring and identifying opportunities, applications and faculty recommendations, involvement in high impact experiences) (20%)
Grant Support (5%)
Conduct intake for all travel grants recipients. (as needed)
Design and conduct assessment for travel grants. (as needed)
Work collaboratively with the office coordinator to manage student budgets. (as needed)
The graduate student will interact with students, faculty and administrative personnel at Grand Valley State University. The administrative responsibilities of this position are designed to develop and enhance program development skills, organization, problem solving, coordination and interpersonal skills that are vital in student affairs professional leadership positions.
Must be admitted to a master’s degree program at GVSU and enrolled for a minimum of nine credit hours per semester in a graduate program at Grand Valley State University.
Successful candidates will possess the following: demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal and organizational skills; demonstrated project management skills; an ability to work independently and as part of a team; clear commitment to working with diverse populations; and the ability to work occasional nights and weekends.