SUNY Oswego

    Graduate Assistantship - 0224-GAP20 GA for Associate Dean of Students. Dean of Student's Office

    Department: Dean of Students Office, Division of Student Affairs

    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:  Christy Huynh

    Supervisor Job Title:  AVP & Dean of Students

    GA Supervisor Email:

    Number of Hours Expected to Work Each Week:  20

    Compensation: $6,250 Tuition/Stipend per semester-negotiable how much for each category, but compensation must be paid something in both Tuition and Stipend categories.

    Location where GA will Report to Work: 501 Culkin Hall

    Job Description and Key Responsibilities including Virtual/Remote Expectations: 
    Virtual/Remote approximately 50%
    The Office of the Dean of Students (ODS) Graduate Assistant will work in the Office of the Dean of Students supporting programs and services. Fall and Spring semesters.  Supervised by the Associate Dean of Students. This is a 20 hours per week Graduate Assistantship for Fall and Spring semesters of academic year 2024-25. Duties require in-person and remote work as well as occasional weekend or evening work (doing outreach or training efforts with staff). The Dean of Students Office 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.


    • Assist with the management of the Student Emergency Fund  (checking website, respond to inquiries, record keeping/track requests, facilitate applications, attend meetings)
    • Support all campus efforts to address student financial wellbeing (committees, review of materials and websites, educational programming or presentations)
    • Provide follow up with student recipients of emergency funds-phone, email, forms, referrals
    • Support assessment: departmental projects as well as the emergency fund
    • Support all ODS services and programs (outreach, program development).
    • May join staff or other GA’s to do campus educational presentations.
    • Lead one or more presentations
    • Connect students with resources, services and emergency funding sources
    • Help to develop and revise documents.
    • Review and support changes to the Oz Concern Navigator (online resource tool)
    • Serve on campus committees coordinated by the ODS staff  
    • 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
    • Help to develop promotional and marketing materials and assist with outreach and programming events  (tabling, coordinating meetings or training events)
    • Support ODS functions (attend meetings, events, office hours, communication plans, and work as needed with other student workers and volunteers)

    List any Learning Outcomes related to the GAs Academic Program:

    • Resolve student issues within a professional team environment 
    • Learn campus and off campus resources that address student need 
    • Collaborate and contribute to the work done in the campus food pantry

    Any restrictions to the type of student who would be eligible?
    A grad student in good standing. Full time student (9 credit hours)

    What behavioral expectations do you have? For example, what is your preferred communication timeline for a GA who needs to call out sick?
    The GA will report to the Associate Dean of Students and will attend regular one---on---one meetings with supervisor
    Will attend Student Affairs and ODS staff meetings and training events  
    Maintain good working relationships with staff, faculty, and students
    Participate in Divisional leadership training or other professional development as schedule allows
    Serve as liaison with student organizations and student leaders
    Attend meetings and campus programs as directed
    Support College policies and guidelines
    Demonstrate professionalism Maintain confidentiality in a student---centered office

    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.