SUNY Oswego

    Student Orientation and Family Engagement 0385

    Department:   Student Orientation and Family Engagement

    Graduate Assistant - Pre-Professional
    20 Hours per Week 

    Unit/Division:  Student Affairs

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

    Name of Person who will Supervise GA:   Maddy Knaack

    Supervisor Job Title:  Coordinator - Student Orientation and Success

    GA Supervisor Email:

    Number of Hours Expected to Work Each Week:  20

    Tuition and Stipend is $6500 for each Fall and Spring semesters to be determined at hire. Must receive compensation in both Tuition and Stipend categories. $3000 stipend for the Summer term.

    The date that the review process will start for applicants: 
    March 25, 2024

    The date we will make a final decision regarding the selection of the candidate for this position:  

    May 11, 2024 

    Location where GA will Report to Work:   145 Marano Campus Center

    Job Description and Key Responsibilities including Virtual/Remote Expectations:
    There is no remote work available with this position.

    Graduate Assistant - Student Success 
    New Student Transition Services (75%)

    • Schedule meetings with incoming students and families to assist with any questions or concerns they might have as they transition into the SUNY Oswego community. 
    • Conduct proactive outreach to incoming students through phone calls, web-based meetings, and other methods to provide personalized assistance to ease their transition to SUNY Oswego.
    • Represent the office of Student Orientation and Family Engagement with interdepartmental engagements. Including, but not limited to: tabling efforts, program execution, and educational presentations via webinar & seminar.

    Student Orientation and Success Programming (25%)

    • Co-teach GST 304 - a general studies course consisting of Orientation Leaders - with the Coordinator - Student Orientation and Success
    • Aid in the execution of Student Success Programming, including but not limited to Letters From Home, Late Night Breakfast, and Bowling Programs
    • Assist the department in the execution of the Summer Orientation program (including both the SUNY Oswego campus program, Syracuse Orientation, and the Downstate Orientation program), providing programmatic and preparatory support
    • Aid in the hiring process of various student staff positions including but not limited to Laker Leaders and START Mentors
    • Serve in an on-call rotation during Summer Orientation program dates, responding to concerns as necessary.
    • Contribute to the accomplishment of strategic goals of the department, division, and university through committee involvement and by completing other tasks, as assigned.

    This position reports to the Coordinator - Student Orientation and Success, with indirect supervisory responsibilities held by the Coordinator - Student and Family Transitions.
    List any Learning Outcomes related to the GAs Academic Program:  

    • Ability to work effectively with various constituencies in a diverse community.
    • Effective interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
    • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
    • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
    • Ability to serve as a calming supporter to incoming students

    Any restrictions to the type of student who would be eligible?
    Must be available to work: Fall/Spring: August 1st, 2024 - May 31st, 2025
    Summer term: June 1, 2025 - August 1, 2025.
    Work nights and weekends in their capacity as a transition support provider.

    What behavioral expectations do you have? For example, what is your preferred communication timeline for a GA who needs to call out sick?   

    GA's should communicate with their supervisors whatever it is they need to be successful. GA's are expected to remain in close communication with their supervisors to ensure that the whole team is aware of their needs/availability.

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