SUNY Oswego

    Graduate Assistantship - 0215-GPP20 Career Services, Alumni & Development

    Department:  Career Services, Alumni & Development

    Graduate Assistant  - Pre-Professional

    20 Hours per Week

    Unit/Division:  Career Services, Alumni & Development

    Semester(s) Graduate Assistant is Needed:  Fall 2021, Spring 2022

    Name of Person who will Supervise GA:  Jacqueline Wallace

    Supervisor Job Title:   Assistant Director-Career Services

    GA Supervisor Email:

    Number of Hours Expected to Work Each Week:  20

    Tuition $2,250 per semester
    Stipend $2,250 per semester

    Location where GA will Report to Work:  145 Marano Campus Center-In person only, no remote work

    Job Description and Key Responsibilities including Virtual/Remote Expectations:
    This position will provide higher education experience primarily in the area of Career Services. The Graduate Assistant, with support from their supervisor in Career Services, will provide supervision and mentorship to a team of interns (in person). Our team strives to provide a welcoming environment that offers students and alumni diverse opportunities to engage in their career development through services offered at the Compass resource center, at related events and presentations. The Graduate Assistant is also responsible for becoming familiar with the programs and services offered through the various departments at the Compass, including Career Services, Community Services, EXCEL: Experiential Courses and Engaged Learning and Orientation. Training will be provided, and prior knowledge of Career Services and the other departments at the Compass is not a requirement.

    Responsibilities: Collaborate with Career Services to provide training, direct supervision and ongoing feedback to undergraduate student interns in the Resource Center (Navigator Interns and Advanced Navigator Interns). Be knowledgeable of departmental areas at the Compass in order to provide students appropriate services, resources, and information on: Effective strategies to critique marketing materials, such as of résumés, cover letters and LinkedIn Resources to explore majors and career fields, including self-assessments and web resources Strategies to search for experiential opportunities such as Internship, Co-Op, Community Service and Service Learning Opportunities Support major events and program, such as graduate school and career fairs Connecting to opportunities for full and part-time jobs and continued education, including graduate school Assist intern staff to create and maintain a positive, supportive, and professional student-centered environment in the Resource Center. Schedule intern office hours, plan and conduct weekly staff meetings, including ongoing professional development and related projects which support the goals of the program. Assist in the development of and oversee intern staff training at the start of the fall and spring semesters. Lead the recruitment and hiring for interns and advanced intern staff each semester. Provide program support, conduct presentations on campus and table at events to promote programs and services offered at the Compass as needed. Serve as a liaison between the professional staff and the intern team, including the promotion of events, programs and services. Assist in the collection of assessment data to support the services provided by the Navigator Program in the Compass Resource Center.

    Terms of Employment/Compensation: This is a year-long assistantship starting ASAP to May 13, 2022. Graduate Assistant must be a full-time, matriculated graduate student at SUNY Oswego by fall 2020 and enroll in no more than 9 credit hours per semester. Remuneration for the year is $9,000 stipend for 20 hours per week. Additional benefits include health insurance available, free employee parking, 10% off new textbooks from the college store, and opportunities for professional development.

    To Apply: Please submit the following application materials to Résumé Cover Letter Contact Information for three professional references

    If you have any questions or would like more information about this position please contact Jackie Wallace, Assistant Director of Career Services at

    List any Learning Outcomes related to the GAs Academic Program:
    The GA will be able to mentor undergraduate student interns, providing on-going feedback and professional development opportunities The GA will be familiar with the career development resources and tools and be able to refer students to appropriate resources through the resource center. The GA will be able to collaborate with the department to identify innovative programs and services offered in the Compass resource center The GA will be able to work effectively with a team and provide input, share ideas, work collaboratively and receive feedback.

    Any restrictions to the type of student who would be eligible?
    Enrolled full-time in a graduate program at SUNY Oswego
    What behavioral expectations do you have? For example, what is your preferred communication timeline for a GA who needs to call out sick?
    The official form of communication for the office is email; however, if there is an emergency or the GA needs to call out sick, text or a phone call is preferred. Arrive at scheduled hours on time and prepared at training, staff meetings, and hours in the resource center. We're in the business of professional growth and development - we are here to support your future career goals!

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