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Graduate and Athletic Assistantships 2019-2020
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Biology

Biology Position Description

  • Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to 9 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications– Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student in the biology program. It is vitally important that prospective students determine whether or not there are faculty in the biology department that have research interests that parallel their own. And if so, whether those faculty are accepting research students into their labs. Prospective students should take the initiative to contact individual faculty that they are interested in working with. Below are some links that should help students make that determination: On the biology web page, students can access the faculty list and click on each faculty member’s name to get a general idea of research interests. Additionally, these faculty have more extensive research pages:
    Dr. Anthony: http://anthonyjcu.blogspot.com/
    Dr. Drenovsky: http://drenovskyjcu.blogspot.com/
    Dr. Sheil: http://sheillab.blogspot.com/
  • Responsibilities – Teaching laboratory set up and take down, assisting professor in teaching laboratory, maintaining office hours (one per section), grading as assigned by supervising professor, additional duties as assigned. Anticipated work schedule:
    Assist in laboratory (4–10 hours/week)
    Laboratory Prep and clean up (2-4 hours/week)
    Office hours (1-3 hours/week)
    Grading (5-13 hours/week)

Contact Information
Ralph Saporito, Ph.D.
216.397.4492
rsaporito@jcu.edu

Business

Business

  • Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications – Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student in MBA or M.S. Accountancy program.
  • Responsibilities – Students will be assigned to a specific department in which work will be assigned.
    • Assist with faculty research projects.
    • Assist faculty with course-related activities.
    • Assist in graduate business student events.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Contact Information
Walter Simmons, Ph.D.
216.397.4659
wsimmons@jcu.edu

Counseling
  • Hours and Wages – The Counseling Graduate Assistant is expected to work 20 hours per week in exchange for up to nine credit hours of tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours), and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).

 

  • Qualifications
  • Full-time, matriculated degree-seeking graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling.
  • Ability to work 20 hours per week. Hours are negotiable, but must include a mix of afternoon, early evening, and one to two half days on Saturday per semester. Someone working full-time would not be able to meet the requirements for this position.
  • Experience conducting literature reviews.
  • Strong academic writing skills.
  • Familiarity with SPSS or similar program preferred.
  • Applicants need to be flexible, self-motivated, reliable, and able to work on campus during the day when needed.
  • Commitment to and excitement for the field of counseling.

 

  • Responsibilities
  • This position involves working closely with Counseling Department faculty and providing service to the department.
  • Work with faculty will be primarily research oriented. The graduate assistant will assist faculty in all stages of the research process including: completing literature reviews, collecting and organizing data, entering data into computer programs, transcribing interview tapes, and reviewing manuscripts.
  • Service to the department may involve a number of different activities depending on the needs of the department. Activities may include: assisting with the admission process, assisting with the activities of the Beta Chi honorary society, communicating with applicants interested in the program, attendance at group interviews for program applicants, and assistance with the program accreditation process. Responsibilities of being a Beta Chi honorary society officer will not be counted towards the hours required for fulfillment of a graduate assistantship.
  • The graduate assistant may also be asked to assist with the program’s satellite location on the campus of Lorain County Community College. This may require travel to Lorain, Ohio.

 

Applying for this position

In the statement of purpose, applicants should address:

  • Their counselor identity.
  • Professional reasons for applying for the position.
  • Their skills that meet the needs of the position.
  • Their experience/involvement with research and scholarly writing.

 

Contact Information
Nathan Gehlert, Ph.D.
216.397.4697
ngehlert@jcu.edu

 

Education and School Psychology
  • Hours and Wages – 10-20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications – Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student in a School Psychology or Education program. Graduate assistants must be able to work 10-20 hours per week during the day-mornings and afternoons. Those working other jobs full time, or doing full-time student teaching, would not be able to meet the requirements for this position. Applicants need to be flexible, self-motivated, reliable, and be able to work on campus when needed during the day. Previous experience in a research class, or doing research, is preferred.
  • Responsibilities – The graduate assistants support faculty with their research, teaching, or service work. This may involve a number of different roles depending on the needs of the faculty member, such as copying, doing literature reviews, collecting data, entering data into computer programs, transcribing interview tapes, analyzing data, and assisting faculty with program accreditation work. Assistants may also be asked to support faculty members with their classes, or complete some of their work hours in field sites outside of the University.

 

Contact Information
Yi Shang, Ph.D.
216.397.4767
yshang@jcu.edu

English
Humanities
Nonprofit Administration
  • Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications – Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student in the Nonprofit Administration Program.
  • Responsibilities – Duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Research marketing and advertising opportunities for the program.
    • Attend conferences and market the program.
    • Communicate with the Faculty and Community Advisory Committee (CAC) about upcoming meetings and events.
    • Create meeting minutes and distribute to Faculty and CAC.
    • Develop and enhance the program’s website.
    • Update the program’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
    • Aid the director with class materials (this can include grading assignments, scheduling speakers, etc.).
    • Discuss the program with current students and address any questions or concerns they may have.
    • Post course offerings each semester.
    • Collect class information for each cohort.
    • Communicate with alumni and collect alumni information.
    • Plan events for students and alumni (including speakers and social gatherings).

 

Contact Information
Ms. Dani Robbins
216.397.1568
drobbins@jcu.edu

Theology and Religious Studies
  • Hours and Wages – 10-20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications – Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student in the Theology and Religious Studies program.
  • Responsibilities – Graduate assistants have two primary roles. They work with faculty in classes, assisting with grading and tutoring. They may also be asked occasionally to present a lecture or lead a session in a course. The second role is to work with the faculty on their research projects. This can include such tasks as consulting on projects, library and Internet research, and editing and checking manuscripts.

 

Contact Information
Sheila McGinn, Ph.D.
216.397.3087
smcginn@jcu.edu

Counseling Center
  • Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications– Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student.
    • Interest in outreach programming and/or higher education.
    • Highly developed written and verbal skills with the ability to relate effectively with a diverse campus community and maintain confidentiality.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate in a positive manner with students, peers, and professional staff.
    • Master’s candidate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling preferred.
  • Responsibilities – Under the supervision and consultation of UCC staff members, the graduate assistant for the University Counseling Center is responsible for a variety of responsibilities including:
    • Assist the UCC administrative assistant with front desk coverage, which may include: answering phone calls, appraising urgency for appointments, scheduling appointments, and consulting with students, staff, faculty, and families about sensitive and/or confidential information.
    • Maintain the UCC’s website and social media accounts in order to market UCC services, provide psycho-educational information to JCU students, and de-stigmatize mental health topics and UCC services.
    • Coordinate UCC outreach events, including scheduling of rooms, marketing of events, and gathering of materials. Will also facilitate or co-facilitate some programs.
    • Work with staff, faculty, other graduate assistants, and student organization leaders to promote mental health programming on campus.
    • Enter and maintain UCC data in conjunction with the UCC director and administrative assistant.
    • Oversee the UCC’s psycho-educational pamphlet inventory.
    • Modify and send out the UCC’s end-of-the-year student satisfaction survey.
    • Other duties as assigned.

 

Contact Information
Mark Onusko, Psy.D.
216.397.4283
monusko@jcu.edu

Learning Commons/Academic Resource Center
  • Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications – Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student
    • Collegiality, flexibility, and understanding of student, faculty, and staff perspectives
    • Ability to learn library-specific tools for website management
    • Confidentiality a must
    • Effective communication skills with the campus community
  • Responsibilities
  • Maintain relationship with departments that currently have established study tables
  • Create new relationships with departments that do not yet have study tables in the Learning Commons
  • Identify students who excel in their subject areas to be potential Peer Learning Facilitators (PLFs).
  • Interview and hire selected candidates for the PLF position
  • Coordinate with the Writing Center and Counseling Department’s stakeholders to create training for PLFs
  • Train the incoming PLFs
  • Manage day-to-day scheduling issues for the study tables and hold PLFs accountable for attendance, behavior, etc.
  • Maintain public-facing study table calendar options
  • Maintain relationships with non-academic departments that are stakeholders in the Learning Commons
  • In collaboration with the Outreach and Student Engagement Librarian, identify and create new relationships with non-academic departments to establish new programming or services
  • Participate in events and programming in the Learning Commons (ie Wellness in the Stacks, Relaxation Room Opening, and other de-stress events)
  • Create content and maintain social media channels appropriate for the Learning Commons
    • Average of 20 tweets written and sent each week of the semester
    • 1-2 posts written for Facebook each week of the semester
  • Be committed to the continual improvements of the Learning Commons

 

Contact Information:
Ms. Michelle Millet
216.397.3053
mmillet@jcu.edu

Institutional Effectiveness
  • Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications– Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student.
    • SPSS and other statistical applications.
    • Familiarity with all Microsoft Office applications.
    • Website management software.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Confidentiality a must.
  • Responsibilities – The graduate assistant will help with data entry and analysis using SPSS and Excel, manuscript assistance, development of department newsletter, computer searches in professional literature, attendance at UAC committee meetings, and other tasks as assigned such as:
    • Website management.
    • Literature searches with information data bases.
    • Data entry and analysis of student learning outcomes data.
    • Support for strategic planning, development of benchmarks and dash board indicators for institutional performance.
    • Data entry and analysis of civic engagement research.
    • Data entry and support for institutional effectiveness: Fact Book, IPEDS, UCAN, and related external and internal data requests.

 

Contact Information
Todd Bruce, Ph.D.
216.397.1600
rbruce@jcu.edu

Academic Advising
  • Hours and Wages – 10 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications – Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student.
  • Overview – The Graduate Assistant position in the Office of Academic Advising will teach a section of AR112: Applied Strategic Learning and provide academic counseling to students who need support in areas of academic planning, goal-setting, and skills development. This position will provide vital support to students struggling academically in order to facilitate persistence, retention, and successful engagement or “thriving” at the University. This position also will focus on outreach for transfer, readmitted, and non-traditional students. Academic counseling, as intentional, individual outreach, speaks to the University’s philosophy that each student matters–in the spirit of cura personalis.
  • Responsibilities
  • Teach a section of AR 112: Applied Strategic Learning
  • Provide academic counseling to students in confidential individual and/or group settings; outreach will be targeted to students who
    • Are transfer, readmitted, and non-traditional
    • Could benefit from additional academic support
    • Receive multiple Early Alert notifications or multiple poor Midterm grades
    • Have an Academic Warning or Academic Probation sanction
    • Do not declare an academic major by end of sophomore year
    • Are unable to declare a major because of low GPA
    • Will not graduate on-time because of poor academic progress
    • Are at jeopardy for losing financial aid assistance because of poor academic progress
    • Are not attending classes as reported by faculty
  • Manage and schedule student appointments using an online JCU calendar and email, coordinating communication with Advising Administrative Assistants
  • Create academic support resources for student and faculty use as requested
  • Monitor student progress and prepare weekly updates on student cases for supervision
  • Document counseling work professionally (timely, confidential, appropriately written, on file in Advising Office, etc.)
  • Participate in weekly supervision and case consultation with Dr. Sherman and other Advising Graduate Assistant
  • Read and reflect on training materials provided by Dr. Sherman
  • Attend campus-wide meetings and events as requested
  • Coordinate counseling work and communicate with other administrative offices as requested, making appropriate campus referrals
  • Other duties as required

 

Contact Information
Catherine Sherman, Ph.D.
216.397.1620
csherman@jcu.edu

Center for Career Services
  • Hours and Wages 
    – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications 
    – Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student.
  • Technical
    – Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
    – Willingness to learn new computer technology.
  • Organizational
    – Ability to plan programs and set prioritizes.
    – Ability to maintain a professional workspace and office environment.
    – Time management/ability to meet deadlines.
    – Ability to multitask.
  • Manage Multiple Projects Simultaneously
  • Personal Characteristics
    – Leadership experience.
    – Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
    – Team oriented.
    – Flexible/Adaptable.
  • Responsibilities:
    – Meet with students and alumni in a career coaching capacity related to career development and job search strategies.
    – Present workshops on resume writing, job search, interviewing and other career-related topics in support of the Boler College and College of Arts and Sciences Professional Development Programs.
    – Assist the Career Advisor/Event Coordinator in planning and delivering career-related events including job fairs, workshops and special events.
    – Work directly with academic departments, student services offices and student organizations to plan, organize and deliver career programming.
    – Assist in the training of Peer Advisors.
    – Contribute new ideas and fresh perspective to the office in an effort to engage students and provide outreach to all of Career Services’ stakeholders.
    – Contribute to the overall success of career services by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Contact Information
Patrick Mullane
216.397.14495
pmullane@jcu.edu

Student Affairs – Assessment and Communications

There are no positions available for 2019-2020.

  • Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications – Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student.

 

Summary

The graduate assistant for assessment and communications assists the departments in the Division of Student Affairs in the collection, analysis and reporting of data related to student participation in co-curricular activities, satisfaction with programs and services, and assessment of learning outcomes related to student leadership and involvement. The Graduate Assistant will assist with the general coordination of communications projects and will serve as a technology resource for the division.

 

The GA interacts with key departments such as Institutional Effectiveness, Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) team to ensure the effective promotion and communication of the Division of Student Affairs’ mission and assessment data through programs, services, administrative processes, and learning opportunities. In addition, the GA supports Division of Student Affairs staff in maintaining a strong digital presence both on the web and on a variety of social media platforms.

 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assist with the on-going collection, analyzing, and communication of assessment information and program/service evaluation projects for the departments in student affairs including the National College Health Assessment, Resident Satisfaction Survey, HERI first year and senior year surveys.
  • Assist staff in developing surveys and provide support for data analysis and reporting of results.
  • Develop reports and presentations of results of surveys and other assessments to assist divisional leaders in the use data to improve educational and co-curricular opportunities as well as enhance services, processes, and programs.
  • Work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to support institution-wide survey administration and analysis including the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSEE)
  • Assist with identifying opportunities for new and innovative web and social media strategies in an effort to improve services and address important organizational goals.
  • Assist with creation of web content for sites operated by departments within the division.
  • Serve as an additional Student Affairs liaison to ITS and IMC to define and support the standards of technology used within the DOSA.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the divisional mass email system.

 

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Data analysis skills and knowledge of Microsoft Excel, SPSS Statistics and survey instruments such as Qualtrics.
  • Experience with assessment and evaluation.
  • Experience with website development and social media platforms.
  • Strong technical writing, oral communication and presentation skills.

 

Preferred qualifications

  • Participation in undergraduate research with experience in assessment/evaluation development, administration, analysis, and reporting.
  • Participation in undergraduate co-curricular and leadership experiences.

 

Normal working hours and conditions

  • Generally 20 hours/week. This position may require work outside of normal business hours.

 

Contact Information
Mary Ann Hanicak
216.397.1936
mhanicak@jcu.edu

Student Affairs – Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications – Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student.

Summary

The purpose of this position is to manage and administer programs and services emanating from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Reporting to the Fraternity/Sorority Advisor (FSA), the Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life is a member of the Student Affairs staff and works as part of a team to develop a vibrant campus culture focused on student learning and development. The Graduate Assistant will assist in the implementation of engaging co-curricular educational opportunities in support of the students’ personal and interpersonal development, leadership development, professional development and spiritual development.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assist the FSA to advise the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the Panhellenic Council (PC).
  • Attend IFC and PC executive board and general meetings.
  • Assist the FSA to advise major fraternity and sorority events such as: Formal Recruitment, Informal Recruitment, educational leadership development programming, and Greek Week.
  • Assist with program evaluation and assessment of student learning initiatives.
  • Maintain the fraternity and sorority life website.
  • Maintain fraternity and sorority files on Google Drive and assist FSA with keeping current chapter membership rosters.
  • Participate in divisional workgroups and/or committees in support of the university learning goals.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience with international fraternities and sororities and their campus governing bodies (IFC & PC).
  • Basic understanding of assessment and evaluation and the role they play in supporting the improvement of fraternity and sorority programs, services, practices, and policies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to co-curricular experiences as key student learning opportunities that prepare students for life after graduation.
  • Excellent writing skills.

Preferred qualifications

  • Membership in an international fraternity or sorority.
  • Meaningful undergraduate co-curricular experiences.

Normal working hours and conditions

  • Generally 20 hours/week. This position may require work outside of normal business hours.

Contact Information
Mary Ann Hanicak
216.397.1936
mhanicak@jcu.edu

Student Engagement
  • Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) up to 9 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).

Description:

The main responsibilities of the graduate assistant are to assist in managing and administering of programs and services under the auspices of the Office of Student Engagement in order to provide a vibrant, engaging and active campus life. The graduate assistant will work primarily with the Associate Director of Student Engagement in advising student leaders in the Student Union Programming Board at John Carroll University. The graduate student will help to provide advising to students and ensure quality programming for the campus including Late Night Programming initiatives.

Qualifications:

Leading candidates will demonstrate a sincere interest in working with student activities in the field of student affairs. Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to relate effectively with all members of the campus community are necessary. The successful candidate must begin work on the Monday before classes begin in the fall and continues through the last day of finals in the fall and spring semester. Hours worked before classes begin and after the last day of classes will be deducted during office hours during the semesters and will need to be pre-approved by the Assistant Director of Student Activities. A minimum of twenty hours of work is expected each week. Office hours must be approved by the Associate Director of Student Engagement and posted outside of the office.

Programming/Advising

  • Attend all team member meetings with the Student Union Programming Board (SUPB).
  • Attend and chaperone nighttime social programming as determined by the associate director of student engagement.
  • Help to plan and execute the following major events: Homecoming Week, and CarrollFest.
  • Create, manage, analyze and distribute the yearly SUPB survey.
  • Help plan and participate in leadership, transition, and diversity development for the members of the SUPB.
  • Hold one-on-one advising meetings as outlined by the associate director.

Major Campus Events

  • Assist advising the student Homecoming planning committee.
  • Assist advising the CarrollFest planning committee.
  • Assist and attend with the following events (when needed): Student Involvement Fair, Christmas Carroll at Carroll, and Senior Celebration.
    Other Duties
  • Assist the SUPB student leaders in managing their office space effectively.
  • Assist with calendaring and planning for semester events.
  • Collect event evaluations from SUPB executive Board members to process for reporting purposes.

Late Night Programming

  • Assist with planning and implementation of Late Night Programming initiatives as requested by the assistant director.

Student Engagement Staff

  • Attend weekly staff meetings as well as one-on-one meetings with the associate director.
  • Attend large campus-wide events sponsored by the OSE, as needed, such as: Christmas at Carroll, Senior Celebration, and Streak the Center events.
  • Maintain notes, electronic files and folders, and instructions for the various areas of responsibility/tasks.
  • Work on any other initiatives as assigned by the director or associate director of student engagement.
Orientation, Leadership, Commuter, and Parent Programs
  • Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications – Full-time, matriculated, master’s degree-seeking student. Leading candidates will demonstrate an interest in working with college students. Highly developed written and verbal communication skills are required. The successful candidate must begin work on the Monday before classes begin for both the fall and spring semesters. Twenty hours of work is expected each week, with some evening and weekend hours required.
  • Responsibilities
    Position Title: Graduate Assistant
    Reports to: Director of Orientation & Leadership Programs
    Description: The main responsibilities of the graduate assistant are to assist in the planning, management, and administration of programs and services related to orientation, leadership development, commuter student services, and parent programs. This staff member will work primarily with the Director of Orientation & Leadership Programs to facilitate programming and outreach to commuters students as well as in leadership development initiatives.
    Responsibilities:Commuter Student Services
    • Plan and implement both social and developmental initiatives for students who commute from home
    • Maintain the commuter student services website

Leadership Programs

  • Assist in the research, development, and implementation of leadership development initiatives, including retreats
  • Create leadership development resources

Parent Programs

  • Provide assistance in the planning and implementation of Parent & Family Weekend
  • Maintain the parent programs website

Orientation

Required

  • Provide assistance in staff recruitment and selection
  • Provide assistance at Streak Week and Transfer Orientation activities

Preferred

  • Serve as the Graduate Intern for summer New Student Orientation (for additional compensation)

Other Duties

  • Work on any other initiatives assigned by the Director of Orientation & Leadership Programs

Contact Information
Kyle O’Dell, Ph.D.
216.397.1983
kodell@jcu.edu

Center for Service and Social Action
  • Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications
    – Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student at John Carroll University
    – Organizational skills
    – Willingness to engage with and mentor college students
    – Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel preferred
    – Experience in a school based program or tutoring preferred
  • Responsibilities
    General Position Description: We the People is a Congressionally funded curriculum designed to encourage civic education and engagement among 4th-12th grade students. At John Carroll University, students enrolled in a variety of majors provide weekly instruction to 4th graders, 5thgraders, 8th graders, and high school students in under-resourced urban schools. Currently 77 students serve as tutors in area schools where they serve approximately 500 students each semester.
    Responsibilities for the Academic Year:
    – Attend August Graduate Assistant Workshop
    – Facilitate We the People service learning program by
    – Working collaboratively with the Assistant Director of Program Development;
    – facilitating assignment of tutors in service placements;
    – assisting with trainings such as Service PLUS and pre-service orientation:
    – supervising, guiding and supporting the work of undergraduate Student Coordinators;
    – supporting the students in their weekly lesson planning;
    – observing the tutors in the classroom;
    – helping students process and make sense of their experiences;
    – participate in the AR144 course at JCU, Wednesday evenings at 8pm;
    – Assisting with the planning of the Youth for Justice Summit and Project Citizen Showcase;
    – Assisting with the planning of the We the People Mock Congressional Hearing held on the JCU campus in May. The graduate assistant would be expected to work collaboratively with various offices on campus to implement and execute the Hearing, Showcase, and Summit.
  • Anticipated Work Schedule:
    Flexible; ideally will be available at different times to meet students’ needs as well as provide support to students in the classroom.

 

Information
Sr. Katherine Feely, SND
216.397.1966
kfeely@jcu.edu

Athletics – Coach (Football, Swimming, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Basketball)
  • Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications – Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student. Must possess knowledge of and experience in coaching their respective collegiate sport. Playing experience at the collegiate level is highly desired. Must demonstrate ability to communicate in a positive manner with student athletes, coaches, and alumni.
  • Responsibilities
    Position Title: Athletic Assistant Coach
    Reports to: Head Coaches and Athletic Director
    Description: The Athletic Assistants will serve their respective teams in directing a successful NCAA III sport program.
    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Assist in the direction of the athletic team.
    • Assist in organization of all practice sessions.
    • Responsible for coaching at least one position.
    • Work in accordance with all staff members associated with John Carroll’s athletic department.
    • Represent John Carroll Athletic Department in a positive manner.
    • Recruit qualified student athletes to participate in the athletic program.
    • Work with the admissions department in regards to scheduling appointments for prospectus students.
    • Conduct recruiting calls and recruit mailings.
    • Carry out recruiting assignments as established by head coach.
    • Assist in preparations for suitable playing and practice sites.
    • Assist head coach in annual fundraising projects.
    • Assist head coach in monitoring student athletes’ grades and activities.
    • Possess ability to communicate the Mission of the University and the Athletic Department Philosophy and Goals to student athletes.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to University Mission and Athletic Department Goals and Learning Outcomes.
    • Comply with all rules affiliated with John Carroll University and Division III of the NCAA.

 

Contact Information
Please contact the head coach of each respective sport directly

Athletics – Recreation
  • Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications – Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student. Must possess knowledge of and experience in the sports information field. Previous experience in a sports information office is desired. Must demonstrate ability to communicate in a positive manner with student athletes, coaches, and alumni.
  • Responsibilities
    Position Title: Athletic Assistant for Fitness and Recreation
    Reports to: Director of Club Sports, Intramurals and Recreation
    Description: The Assistant is responsible for providing assistance in the complete administration and supervision of the Recreation Center and Fitness Programs. Primary responsibilities would be supervision of the Corbo Fitness Center and fitness programs.
    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for recruiting, training, scheduling, and evaluating student employees working in the Corbo Fitness Room.
    • Responsible for daily inspections of the room to ensure that the room is clean and that all machines are functioning.
    • Assist in the purchasing, inventory, maintenance and repairs of all fitness equipment during the academic year.
    • Responsible for advising a student focus group to specifically look at student needs related to fitness programming and improvements to our Corbo fitness room.
    • Develop a Corbo fitness center orientation program for new users of the room.
    • Conduct monthly or semester fitness incentive programs and post current fitness information on the bulletin boards in the Corbo Fitness Center.
    • Assist recreation director in researching fitness equipment and enhancements for the Corbo Fitness Room.
    • Responsible for recruiting, training, scheduling, and evaluating all group fitness class instructors.
    • Responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing a class to prepare students for certification in group instruction.
    • Planning, organizing, and implementing a personal training program for students, faculty, and staff.
    • Assist in the marketing of all fitness programming.
    • Coordinates data entry and processing of new memberships and cancellations.
    • Coordinates the issuance of photo ID cards to new members.
    • Handling participant suggestions, inquiries, and complaints related to the Recreational Facilities and fitness programming.
    • Responsible for monthly fitness participation reports.
    • Assist with facility supervision and management.
    • Possess ability to communicate the University Mission and Athletic Department/Recreation Department philosophy and goals to students.
    • Create an environment which places emphasis on respect for others.
    • Average 20 hours per week in assignments
    • Complete other duties as assigned Reporting Relationships

Work study personnel and senior supervisors will report to this individual.

Contact Information
Courtney Farver
216.397.3092
cfarver@jcu.edu

Athletics – Sports Information
  • Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications – Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student. Must possess knowledge of and experience in the sports information field. Previous experience in a sports information office is desired. Must demonstrate ability to communicate in a positive manner with student athletes, coaches, and alumni.
  • Responsibilities
    Position Title: Athletic Assistant for Sports Information
    Reports to: Sports Information Director
    Description: The Sports Information Athletic Assistant will work with the Sports Information Director to enhance marketing and communication efforts for the Intercollegiate Varsity Athletic programs at John Carroll University.
    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Webcasting – take a producer/director role in the overall production of web broadcasts. Training of assistants, oversee actual broadcast, and provide analysis following the event.
    • Interviews of student athletes and coaches. Direct involvement in setting up and producing video interviews of JCU athletic personnel.
    • Outside media relations. Work with entities such as Sports Time Ohio and local newspapers and radio stations to promote JCU’s presences in the desired markets.
    • Communications with Alumni. Work with the SID to produce an electronic newsletter. Implement text message strategy to communicate news alerts and game scores to alumni.
    • Communicate with current student body. Work with various constituencies on campus to effectively market athletic events. Serve as the liaison to the Carroll News and WJCU for promotional endeavors.
    • Communication with recruits. Devise plans to reach out to recruits through the website. Correlate data from web hits on jcusports.com and distribute to interested parties.
    • Talent development. Work closely with a designated group of students on staff in sports information to develop both broadcast and print talent. Identify candidates for these areas and utilize time in the office and at events to train.
    • Manage event crews to run broadcast and set forth assignments for writers. Schedules for pre-game set up, in-game responsibilities and post game breakdown. Create a rotation of student assistants for interviews and production.
    • Possess ability to communicate the Mission of the University and the Athletic Department Philosophy and Goals to student athletes. Demonstrate a commitment to University Mission and Athletic Department Goals and Learning Outcomes.
    • Comply with all rules affiliated with John Carroll University and Division III of the NCAA.
    • Average workload is 20 hours per week.
  • Reporting Relationships
  • The Sports Information Athletic Assistant will be responsible for oversight of student work-study employees.

Contact Information
Russell Houser
216.397.1997
rhouser@jcu.edu

Center for Digital Media
  • Hours and Wages– 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications– Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student.
  • Required Skills The successful GA will possess the following skills:
    • Knowledge of graphical software such as Adobe Creative Suite
    • Ability to use Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple iMove, Apple Garage Band, and Audacity for audio and video editing
    • Familiarity with Adobe Dreamweaver for web page editing
    • Familiarity with Apple Macintosh platform
    • Familiarity with Canvas Learning Management System
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Familiarity with computer peripherals including high-resolution scanners and Wacom tablets
    • Familiarity with media conversion and optimization
    • Excellent interpersonal skills both verbal and written
    • Willingness to work variable hours to meet faculty schedule

 

Contact Information
Jim Burke
216.397.4484
burke@jcu.edu

Health Education and Promotion

Hours and Wages– 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).

Description:

The graduate assistant is a paraprofessional employee of the John Carroll University Division of Student Affairs. The GA works closely with the Coordinator of Student Wellness to develop and implement programs to promote health and wellness to students on the John Carroll University campus. The GA will work with the Coordinator of Student Wellness to hire, train, and supervise student peer health advocates. The GA will also assist with health information campaigns, campus-wide health and wellness initiatives, providing information and resources to students, and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with creation and implementation of outreach and educational programs and trainings for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Assist with assessment of educational programs that include creating pre- and post- program surveys to ensure learning objectives are met through educational presentations.
  • Assist with creating and updating marketing and social marketing materials for Student Wellness that includes the website, Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, and other office materials.
  • Assist with recruitment and education of peer health advocates.
  • Ensure that the Student Wellness Center has appropriate resources (up to date information and supplies).
  • Oversee distribution of posters and other materials.
  • Conduct meetings and programs that are sanctioned using motivational interview techniques.
  • Stay current with the technology and issues our students are facing.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours to deliver educational programs.

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in public health.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Strong communication skills including: attention to detail, ability to prioritize tasks, active listening, public speaking, small group and one to one interactions.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Technology skills: Microsoft office programs, social networking sites.
  • Preferred prior experience as a peer leader with undergraduate students.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time graduate assistant position (20 hours per week) for the 2019-20 school year.

Contact Information
Jamie Linn
216.397.1973
jlinn@jcu.edu

Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Summary

The Graduate Assistant (GA) serves in a full-time time (20 hours weekly) position and reports to the Director of the Center. The GA provides direct services to students from historically underrepresented backgrounds in order for them to become successful and fully engaged in all aspects of their educational experience at JCU. The GA is responsible for several on-going and short-term projects that advance the vision of the Center.

Goals and Objectives

The goal of this position is to provide a professional development opportunity that prepares the GA for the experience of being a professional staff member in a University setting. The GA will work toward the following objectives meeting to meet the following general goals:

  • Articulate and employ the mission and vision of the department and John Carroll University.
  • Contrast/practice ways to frame and facilitate student development through a Catholic Jesuit social justice lens.
  • Examine and evaluate the expectations, demands, and responsibilities of a professional position within the Division of Student Affairs.Duties and Responsibilities

The GA’s responsibilities will be based on their assignment, which will be determined by the areas of interest of the successful candidate. The GA will focus on the following:

MELT Peer Mentoring Program

  1. Assist with the implementation of the programs and initiatives that provide support and advocacy for students who are first generation, low income, LGBTQ+, and/or students of color.
  2. Responsible for the $20,000 that help operationalize the program, which include compensation, programming, and support services.
  3. Supervise and develop a team of 15-20 Peer Mentors and evaluate performance each semester.
  4. Supervise an undergraduate intern for the MELT program.
  5. Develop weekly and monthly programming aimed at addressing issues impacting first-year students, specifically mentees in the program.
  6. Assist the Director in evaluating the program at the end of the year.
  7. Research and benchmark the program with peer colleges and universities at the local, state, and national level.

Cultural Student Organization Advising

  1. Reinforce the cultural identity and leadership skill development of the multicultural student organizations connected to CSDI.
  2. Record and help student leaders evaluate programming.
  3. Responsible for the $10,000 Community Development Activity budget used for small-scale cultural student organization programming; track expenditures, ordering, and purchase reconciliations.
  4. Advocate, as necessary, for individual students across campus.

Cultural Competency and Leadership Development

  1. Assist in the design and implementation of diversity trainings and educational programs, such as: Safe Zone, Resident Advisor Training, etc.
  2. Assist Director in educating other areas of the University on trends and challenges related to students who are first generation, low income, LGBTQ+, and/or students of color.
  3. Research and benchmark the Center’s offerings with peer colleges and universities at the local, state, and national level. The GA will also undertake additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director, including:
  1. Provide support to the procedures and operations of the Center.
  2. Represent the Center in Division of Student Affairs and University at a cross-campus committee, activity, or program.

 

Required qualifications

  • GA must be enrolled full-time per semester, defined as nine hours per semester or 15 hours over the course of the fall and spring semesters in a given academic year.
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations.
  • The GA will possess a demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to social justice issues, show success in mentoring students, and demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • The successful candidate must have an appreciation and understanding of student development within the context of a Catholic Jesuit university.

Preferred qualifications

  • A practical understanding of issues and trends impacting historically underrepresented students at colleges and universities in the United States.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in undergraduate student organizations, especially cultural student organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in event planning.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in facilitating workshops, presentations, and trainings as they relate to diversity, social justice, and/or leadership development.
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle.

    Normal working hours and conditions
    This position will require work to be performed on a flexible schedule determined by the Director and GA. Both parties will brainstorm, negotiate, and agree to the best dates, times, and manners to meet the GA’s weekly hours.

Contact Information
Salomon Rodezno
216.397.1583