Student Activities Graduate Assistant Positions

Open Positions:

Graduate Assistant for Careers for the Common Good

University of Connecticut – Center for Career Development & Student Activities, Community Outreach (CO)

Graduate Assistant for Careers for the Common Good (CCG), the full-time graduate assistant position that reports to both the Center for Career Development and Community Outreach Programs, Services, and Initiatives in a joint effort to develop and promote Careers for the Common Good at UConn.
Inspired by UConn’s commitment to developing active global citizens, Careers for the Common Good fosters socially responsible career pathways that positively affect the community and society at large. This is a two-year assistantship pending a satisfactory performance after the first year.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create an annual plan for each CCG initiative including, but not limited to goals, objectives, outcomes, and assessments
  • Assess and evaluate program needs, effectiveness, and efficiency; develop assessment tools, collect data; analyze data using quantitative and qualitative methodologies and develop reports as requested
  • Develop and manage relationships with non-profit and public service employers, and leverage these relationships to coordinate and facilitate speakers, panels, and information sessions that promote careers for the common good to students
  • Develop programs targeted to Community Outreach student leaders and advise on career resources that leverage service experiences including CO Senior events.
  • Identify and promote additional off-campus and on-campus recruitment activities to relevant student populations on behalf of partner organizations by posting on Handshake, posting to UConn calendar, sending emails, etc.
  • Coordinate career fair/expo style event to promote non-profit and public service opportunities and employers to UConn students by coordinating facilities, marketing the event to employers and students, communicating with employer representatives, and collaborating with campus partners
  • Research common good programs at peer and aspirant universities, as well as colleges and universities with established programs, and provide feedback about potential opportunities for UConn’s CCG program to further develop
  • Participate in related departmental initiatives such as staff meetings, committees, and retreats; chair/lead activities when deemed appropriate; assist with departmental initiatives such as career fairs, trainings, etc.
  • Serve as a learning partner for an alternative break weekend service trip at least once per year
  • Critique resumes on a weekly basis
  • Supervise undergraduate student worker(s), managing weekly meetings and reporting accomplishments and/or challenges in supervising student worker(s) and relevant projects back to supervisors

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

  • Understanding of non-profit career fields and/or post-graduate service opportunities
  • Ability to create and maintain positive relationships with multiple stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated ability in written and verbal communication
  • Experience working in diverse environments
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills
  • Ability in managing multiple tasks and projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the use of personal computers and basic software programs
  • Public speaking and/or group facilitation experience
  • Willingness to work irregular and flexible schedule

Preferred Qualifications and Time Commitment:

    • Proficiency with data management software such as Excel
    • Ability to work independently with little supervision
    • Self-starter and ability to work well with ambiguity
    • Availability to work summers before 1st and 2nd years of graduate program
    • Supervision experience