Summary and Scope of Position:
The Graduate Assistant for Prevention, Advocacy, and Wellness Education is a member of the Student Affairs team. The successful candidate will join a dynamic staff dedicated to the development and well-being of students. The main focus of the GA position is to provide prevention education on topics including drug and alcohol, mental health, healthy relationships, sexual violence, and overall wellness issues. The Graduate Assistant reports to the Prevention and Advocacy Educator who reports to the Associate Dean of Students.
This position is generally a 20 hours per week position, including business hours, some evenings and weekends. The preferred start date for this position is August 1, 2017. It is a ten month position (August 1 – June 1).
- Develop, implement, and evaluate monthly prevention programs for student populations including, but not limited to Greek Life, Student Athletes, SPINT Housing, Ambassadors, and Event Directors.
- Design and promote social norms campaigns twice a semester.
- Facilitate on-going training and development programs for relevant student leaders.
- Research and implement evidence-based practices in an effort to inform the strategic planning process.
- Assist with Student Affairs staff training, events, and programming.
- Administer weekly alcohol education program through the student conduct process.
- Conduct follow-up meetings with students sanctioned e-Chug and e-Toke assessments.
- Administer the Campus Alcohol and Drug Survey.
- Collaborate with organizations and departments across campus.
- Serve as a visible role model in the community by attending on-campus events.
- Attend various weekly departmental meetings.
- Assume other responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree and current enrollment in a master’s program required. Enrollment in a program related to higher education, psychology, or counseling strongly preferred.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Commitment to student development, including the ability to research best practice and assess student learning.
- Demonstrated initiative to critically solve problems and create and implement new ideas or programs.
- Ability to present to large groups.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Flexibility with work schedule is necessary.
A $12,000 stipend for the duration of the contract (August 1 – June 1), a 1-bedroom furnished apartment, which includes all utilities and internet. A meal plan consisting of 10 meals weekly during semesters. There is no tuition credit for this position.
Interested candidates should apply online here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.
Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.