Fraternity and Sorority Affairs - Leadership Development GA
The Graduate Assistant for Student Organization Development is a para-professional staff member in the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS). The primary charge of the Graduate Assistant is to coordinate a variety of campus-wide leadership development programs and services, with specific attention to leadership training and educational programs for student organization leaders. The graduate assistant is directly involved in leadership training and development, student group advising, in addition to coordinating support, as needed, for services and programs of areas within ODOS. This position requires the flexibility, ability, and willingness to work nights and weekends in structured and unstructured settings with students, staff, and faculty.
The primary areas of responsibility for the Graduate Assistant are as follows:
1. Signature Leadership Programming (60%):
- Coordinate and implement the signature undergraduate leadership programs including, but not limited to:
- Leadership Speaker Series
- Medallion Leadership Program (1-2 programs per semester)
- Fall Leadership Training (September)
- Hazing Prevention Week (September)
- Fraternity/Sorority Fall New Member Orientation (October)
- Fraternity/Sorority New Member Educators Institute (January)
- Spring Leadership Training (January)
- Expectations for Excellence Strategic Planning Kickoff (January)
- Spring Appreciation Dinner (January)
- Fraternity/Sorority Spring New Member Orientation (February)
- Fraternity/Sorority Achievement Reception (April)
- Provide ongoing evaluation of learning objectives and assessment for these signature programs.
- Create or coordinate resources and curriculums that target members at specific developmental levels such as new member groups, emerging leaders, and experienced/senior leaders.
2. Student Organization Leadership Development (20%):
- Design, initiate, and facilitate curriculum for leadership education and other training programs for students at all developmental levels consistent with the College educational mission and values, student developmental needs, and the Rochester Center for Community Leadership (RCCL) model of community leadership.
- Remain informed of leadership initiatives relevant to student organizations in the RCCL, Wilson Commons Student Activities (WCSA), and Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (FSA) to help fraternity and sorority members remain informed of leadership programs and resources.
- Foster cross-organization and inter-council communication and collaboration, connecting student organization leaders to College leadership development programs.
- Meet monthly with the Leadership GA to understand leadership programs occurring in WCSA and RCCL.
- Collaborate with the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center to facilitate intercultural competency training and LGBTQI+ training for students.
- Collaborate with the Health Promotion Office and Center for Student Conflict Management to create and promote educational programs which address social issues confronting today's student such as alcohol, substance abuse, risk management, hazing (specifically Hazing Prevention Week programming), values and ethics, health issues, sexual harassment and violence. Particular attention should be paid to bystander intervention training and resources.
- Chair the Fraternity and Sorority Recognition Committee, responsible for overseeing the awards selection process and ongoing recognition for the positive leadership of fraternity and sorority members and organizations.
- Promote and coordinate student attendance at national, regional, and local leadership opportunities (i.e., Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI), LeaderShape, Association of College Unions International (ACUI), etc.)
3. Leadership Transition and Planning (10%):
- Develop comprehensive system-wide training workshops and other resources to ensure continuity and a smooth officer transition for organization and council leadership.
- Provide strategic planning resources to new executive board officers, with particular attention to helping organizations complete Student Organization Annual Review and Expectations for Excellence plans.
4. Administrative Responsibilities (10%):
- Report directly to, and meet weekly with, the Director of FSA and serve as a member of the FSA staff. Participate in WCSA and RCCL staff meetings and functions, as needed.
- Participate in quarterly meetings of the Leadership Working Group and support this group’s initiatives between meetings.
- Attend Office of the Dean of Students First Friday staff meetings.
- Serve as an ODOS Representative in departmental and/or College committees, as needed.
- Attend various programs and meetings sponsored by WCSA, FSA, and the RCCL and their student organizations, as needed.
- Other duties of special interest to the graduate assistant or as assigned by the Director or Assistant Director of FSA.
20 hours per week including some evening and weekend events. Term of position is July 1-June 30 with possible reappointment.
Minimum requirements for the position include, but are not limited to:
- Must be a full-time, matriculated graduate student in a Masters or Doctoral program at the University of Rochester.
- Strong leadership, campus programming, detail management, and student organization experience preferred.
- Ability and flexibility to work independently and in conjunction with the College community.
- Experience with a Greek-letter organization preferred, but not required.
- Interest in a two-year appointment preferred, but not required.
An unfurnished, two-bedroom, garden apartment, including all utilities, and a $3,000 stipend.