Graduate Assistant for Emerging Scholars Program - Hourly - 11567BR

Graduate Assistant for Emerging Scholars Program - Hourly

Undergraduate Research
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Position Overview

The graduate assistant will provide administrative support for the Emerging Scholars program: The graduate assistant will monitor student participation in Emerging Scholars and academic progress utilizing current KU systems (HR System, Advising Tool, Enroll & Pay, MySuccess, etc.). Depending on qualifications and availability, the graduate assistant may also be asked to lead program meetings and/or meet individually with Emerging Scholars.

Job Description

  • Monitor daily timesheets for Emerging Scholars and follow up as needed
  • Utilize KU systems (Advising Tool, MySuccess, Enroll & Pay, and HR Pay) to monitor student engagement with the program and their academic progress. Communicate with Center staff and follow up with students as needed.
  • Organize group meeting logistics
  • Schedule individual meetings for Emerging Scholars and Center staff
  • Prepare reports and emails detailing hours worked for each Emerging Scholar
  • Email and/or call Emerging Scholars to follow up on meetings
  • Communicate with Emerging Scholars Peer Mentors about student meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  1. Enrolled as a KU graduate student in good standing. During the summer period, the graduate student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 credit hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 credit hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester or 5) be a doctoral candidate who has completed their comprehensive exams and received an exception to enroll in one credit hour.
  2. Demonstrated computer competency (Microsoft Office suite) and capacity to learn new software systems (Advising Tool, MySuccess, Enroll & Pay, and HR Pay).
  3. Strong attention to detail as evidenced through previous employment and/or experience and application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Ability to work collaboratively
  2. Strong written skills
  3. Experience working with a diverse group of people as evident through student or professional experience.
  4. Experience supporting low-income students as evident through student or professional experience
  5. Experience in a mentored research experience

Additional Candidate Instructions

The applicant must provide a KU application, a list of three references with email and phone contact information, a resume, and a one-page cover letter addressing how the applicant meets the qualifications.

Job posting will close on May 3, 2018 at midnight for review of applications beginning on May 4th, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

Dyan Morgan
Assistant Director, Center for Undergraduate Research

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