SUNY Oswego

    Graduate Assistantship - 0223-GPP Student Wellbeing Education GA Dean of Students

    Department: Dean of Students Office

    Graduate Assistant - Pre-Professional
    20 Hours per Week

    Unit/Division:  Dean of Students Office

    Semester(s) Graduate Assistant is Needed:  Fall 2024, Spring 2025

    Name of Person who will Supervise GA:  Michelle Sloan

    Supervisor Job Title:  Assistant Dean of Students for Student Wellbeing

    GA Supervisor Email:

    Number of Hours Expected to Work Each Week:  20

    Location where GA will Report to Work:  508 Culkin Hall

    Compensation: $6,250 per semester between stipend and tuition-negotiable.

    What is the date that the review process will start for applicants?

    March 30, 2024

    What is the date you will make a final decision regarding the selection of the candidate for this
    May 1, 2024

    Job Description and Key Responsibilities including Virtual/Remote Expectations:
    This position may be done remotely approximately 25% of the time.
    The Office of the Dean of Students (ODS) Graduate Assistant
    Student Wellbeing) will work in the Office of the Dean of Students
    supporting programs and services.
    This is a 20 hours per week Assistantship for Fall and Spring semesters.
    Duties require in-person and remote work as well as occasional weekend
    or evening work programs and training).

    The Office of the Dean of Students is dedicated to providing programs and services to students that support healthy choices, support students in transition, and foster a community of mutual respect and integrity so that
    students can be successful. This position will support student success and in particular will provide information, resources and services to connect students to resources, programs and emergency funds that will support their academic, personal and professional success.

    SUNY Oswego’s Office of the Dean of Students (ODS) champions the student experience, ensures student success, and offers dynamic student engagement opportunities that ensure an inclusive, healthy, and safe learning environment for all students. Our team advocates for students as they navigate personal and educational challenges and responds to the emerging needs of our diverse students. The ODS supports a holistic network of care and cultivates collaborative partnerships to forward campus-wide efforts that integrate academic and student life; seeks to ensure that sufficient support networks for all students exist; engage with students in their campus communities; and support the implementation of a campus-wide focus on well-being.


    • Support the coordination of Health Promotion outreach to students on campus
    • Support the coordination of the Step Up! Bystander Intervention Program
    • Support the coordination of DeStress for Success workshops
    • Support the coordination of the Oz Peer Eds and Sexperts peer education programs
    • Support the coordination of the Sexual Health Vending Machine and Junk Mail
    • Connect students with resources and services
    • Connect with campus departments including SHOP, First Year Programs, EOP, Counseling Services, Health Services, Advisement Center, Student Association to facilitate outreach, training efforts, and resource updates
    • Assist in the development of promotional and marketing materials and to assist with outreach and programming events (tabling, coordinating meetings or training events)
    • Support ODS Office functions (attend meetings, events, office hours, communication plans, and work as needed with other student workers and volunteers)                               


    • The GA for Student Wellbeing will report to the Assistant Dean of Students for Student Wellbeing and will attend weekly one on one meetings, will attend Student Affairs and ODS meetings, trainings and events as the schedule permits.
    • Maintain good working relationships with staff, faculty and students
    • Participation in Divisional leadership training or other professional development as schedule allows
    • Serve as liaison with student organizations and student leaders
    • Support College policies and guidelines
    • Demonstrate professionalism
    • Work independently
    • Maintain confidentiality in a student-centered office
    • Occasional weekend or evening hours may be required


    • Desire to work with alcohol and drug programming
    • Must be a full time graduate student and matriculated in a graduate degree or certificate program
    • Have excellent communication skills including presentation skills
    • Work as a team member with high levels of empathy and confidentially
    • Possess good organizational skills, effective time management and strong written communication skills

    Successful candidates must be able to start on August 21, 2024 - position is for fall and spring 2024-2025 only academic semesters.

    Shelly Sloan, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Wellbeing
    501 Culkin Hall

    TO APPLY: Submit the following materials:

    •  Re´sume´
    •  Cover Letter
    •  Name and contact information for three Professional References

    List any Learning Outcomes related to the GAs Academic Program:
    Coordination of programs; presentation/public speaking skills, report writing; budgeting

    Any restrictions to the type of student who would be eligible?
    Current enrollment in a graduate degree or certificate program
    Proficient attention to detail
    Evident leadership and organizational skills
    Positive attitude
    Advanced interpersonal and communication skills 

    What behavioral expectations do you have? For example, what is your preferred communication timeline for a GA who needs to call out sick?
    Professional demeanor; able to keep confidentiality; will communicate on a regular basis with supervisor and office staff about schedule and any changes.

    Would you like to formally express your interest in this position? 

    The information in this form will be sent directly to the supervisor indicated for this position above. 
    A confirmation email with the supervisor's name and email will be sent to you after you complete the form.

    All subsequent communication regarding  this position should be made directly with the supervisor by utilizing the email provided.