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Graduate Assistant, First Year Experience

Job Description Summary
The Graduate Assistant for First Year Experience (FYE) is a graduate student staff position in the Division of Academic Affairs in the Office of Student Success under the supervision of the Director of First Year Experience. This position supports New Student Orientation (NSO), the SLU 101 course, and the FIRSTS program. Additionally, the position will assist with the planning and implementation of FYE activities and events throughout the year as assigned by the Director.
Job Description
Duties and Tasks:
Develop, coordinate, market, and execute creative and relevant educational, cultural, social and spirit based activities and events for FYE.
Assist with the day-to-day operations of the office and SLU 101.
Assist with analytics and research.
Develop and maintain social media publications.
Maintain the orientation@saintleo.edu account.
Act as a web liaison for the office to update and maintain the office's webpages.
Assist with the planning, training, supervising and evaluation of Orientation Leaders.
Participate in University functions, committees, etc. as appropriate.
Represent the University as appropriate.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge:
Bachelor's degree required.
Must be accepted and enrolled in a Saint Leo University Master's degree program. Graduate students in any major are eligible to apply.
Knowledge of higher education and its goals.
Skills:
Possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
Skills and experience with marketing to include social media, print, email and video.
Skills and experience with conducting research and assessment.
Skills and experience with event planning.
Abilities:
Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
Ability to function autonomously and as a member of a team.
Ability to work cohesively with a diverse student body.
Ability to learn and utilize technology and technological programs.
Ability to work weekend and evenings when necessary.
ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.
NOTICE:
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.

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