Student Affairs Special Projects Graduate Assistant-Hourly - 22710BR

Student Affairs Special Projects Graduate Assistant-Hourly

Department: 
Student Affairs
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
S-Student

Position Overview

The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs coordinates and develops student support services and programs and serves as an advocate for student needs across the university community that contribute to overall academic success. Student Affairs extends beyond the classroom and strives to engage the KU community in services and programs that make learning possible.

The Student Affairs Special Projects Graduate Assistant reports to the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs. Duties will primarily focus on providing coordination and support for key Student Affairs programs and services. Additionally, this position will work with the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs to develop and plan projects and initiatives to support the success and retention of underrepresented and/or underserved student populations.

Job Description

  • Support the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs in coordinating key Student Affairs programs and services, including, but not limited to, The Connect, University Awards and the Bias Education and Support Team (BEST).
  • Assist in providing assistance and consultation to Student Affairs staff and units regarding strategies to elevate diversity, equity, and social justice across all programs and services.
  • Develop and assist with projects related to supporting the success and retention of underrepresented and/or underserved student populations.
  • Manage The Plug KU, a social media platform established to increase campus engagement among historically marginalized and underrepresented students.
  • Assist with advising identity-based student organizations.
  • Collaborate with campus partners and stakeholders in the development of events and initiatives.
  • Attend and participate in all related meetings, programs, and events.
  • Meet deadlines promptly, as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs.

Required Qualifications

  1. Must be a graduate student in good academic standing for the 2022 – 2023 academic year.
  2. Strong interpersonal and written skills as evidenced in the application materials and interview process.
  3. Experience presenting information to groups.
  4. Experience working both individually and as part of a team as evidenced through the application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of Student Affairs programs and services.
  2. Experience working on diverse teams and in diverse settings.
  3. Strong commitment to addressing inequities within higher education for underrepresented students.
  4. Active connection to student groups or other campus initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  5. Strong self-starter who is able to take initiative and work independently.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Appointment: 50% (20 hours per week)
Length of Employment: 2022 – 2023 academic year (two year commitment preferred)

Contact Information to Applicants

Kevin Joseph, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs
1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 132, Lawrence, Kansas, 66045.
For more information feel free to call (785) 864-4060 or visit the Student Affairs website at studentaffairs.ku.edu.

Advertised Salary Range

$15.00

Anticipated Start Date

22-Aug-2022

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
22710BR
Department:
Student Affairs
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
S-Student