SUNY Oswego

    Graduate Assistantship - 0208 and 208A-Student Engagement & Leadership

    Department: Student Engagement & Leadership

    Graduate Assistant for Academic Support
    20 Hours Per Week

    Unit/Division:  Student Engagement & Leadership

    Semester(s) Graduate Assistant is Needed: Fall 2023, Spring 2024

    Name of Person who will Supervise GA: Michael Paestella

    Supervisor Job Title:  Associate Director 

    Supervisor Department:  Student Engagement & Leadership

    GA Supervisor Email:

    Number of Hours Expected to Work Each Week: 20

    Tuition and Stipend: $6,250.00 award each semester. Compensation is to
    be apportioned partially towards tuition along with a portion towards a stipend.

    Location where GA will Report to Work:  131 Marano Campus Center

    Job Description and Key Responsibilities including Virtual/Remote Expectations:

    No Virtual or Remote work available for this position.
    The Graduate Assistant (GA) will be an active team member in their work with the Department of Student Engagement & Leadership (SEL) including the planning, facilitation and evaluation of those programs and services provided to the campus community. The GA will report to a professional staff member of SEL, while working on various programs with a variety of SEL staff. The GA will have responsibilities with the following based on their strengths, interests, and departmental needs:

    1. Assist in coordination and implementation of the major programs managed by SEL to include: Week of Welcome, Student Involvement Fair, ALANA Multicultural Leadership Conference, Constitution Day, I Am Oz, MLK Jr. Celebration, Days of Service, Late Night Study Break, Spring Leadership Conference, Voter Registration and Awareness Campaigns, OzFest, along with other programs/events coordinated by the Department of Student Engagement & Leadership.

    2. Serve as a resource along with facilitating training sessions and programs for student organization officers on Laker Life, Risk Management, Officer Transitions, FSC Standards of Excellence, etc.

    3. Assist with the planning, promotion, and implementation of programs for the Fraternity & Sorority Community (FSC) and Community Service.

    4. Assist with the daily operations of The Point.

    5. Assist in the maintenance and administration of the department web page and/or Laker Life page along with managing social media accounts.

    6. Produce statistics and gather assessment data on various events, programs and topics as assigned.

    7. Other duties as assigned to support the programing initiatives of the department.


    The successful candidate will present evidence of the following:

    1. Full matriculation into a graduate/certificate program approved by Graduate Studies at SUNY Oswego.

    2. Experience and interest in student organizations, student activities programming, student leadership, civic engagement, and community service.

    3. Prior experience as an active member and/or officer of college student organizations is desired.

    4. Ability to write clearly and concisely in a style that effectively communicates information to students, faculty, and staff. The candidate must be able to speak and present to groups of students, faculty and staff of various sizes on different subject matters.

    5. Ability to work as an effective member of a professional team in a diverse environment.

    6. Ability to facilitate and/or assist with various programs and events.

    7. Organizational skills, effective time management skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and high levels of integrity, energy, and enthusiasm.

    8. Ability to use computer word-processing, content management software, and other programs to update department web page & programs using Laker Life, and social media.


    The term of appointment runs from August 2023 through May 2024 excluding academic recesses. The Graduate Assistant for SEL is expected to keep 20 office hours per week, excluding applicable holidays, during the term of appointment. Additionally, variable evening and weekend hours are also required to attend student meetings and assist in coordinating various events and programs. 

     Rights and Privileges: (pending system/campus approval of standard GA benefits)

    1. Parking: Graduate Assistants are entitled to receive an employee-parking sticker. Graduate Assistants do not pay a parking registration fee and they may park in employee parking lots.

    2. College Store: Graduate Assistants are entitled to a 10% discount on new textbooks purchased through the College Store.

    3. Check out the Graduate Assistantships page for more details:

    List any Learning Outcomes related to the GAs Academic Program:
    Learning outcomes for this position include professional and soft skills such as: communication skills; teamwork; problem solving; leadership; interpersonal skills; adaptability; work ethic; time management and attention to detail. This position provides an opportunity to work with students and faculty in a professional setting, as well as planning and organizing toward specific goals.

    Any restrictions to the type of student who would be eligible?

    What behavioral expectations do you have? For example, what is your preferred communication timeline for a GA who needs to call out sick? 
    The expectation is that the student handles their responsibilities in a professional manner equivalent to that of career position.

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