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Graduate Assistantships 2022-2023
Please note: Positions are contingent on funding

Job Summary: Department of Biology Graduate Assistant

The primary responsibility of each GA is to provide support as a teaching assistant in our laboratory courses, and in the maintenance of laboratory facilities and equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide in-class and/or online instructional support for students and assist instructors in delivering course content; this will include any preparation required to demonstrate knowledge and competency in the subjects being presented in lab (e.g., studying lab material, attending lectures).
  • Providing logistical support outside of regularly scheduled laboratory classes for setup and teardown of weekly laboratories.
  • Preparation and grading of weekly pre-lab and in-class assessment.
  • Assist in preparation, proctoring, set-up/tear-down, and grading of midterm and final exams for lectures and labs.
  • Maintaining 2 office hours per week for undergraduates to seek assistance with assignments, lab reports, and preparation for examinations, for the lecture and laboratory courses to which the GA is assigned.
  • Provide mentorship for our undergraduates, and to serve as role models for our students.
  • Monitoring and reporting instances of bias to instructors and administration.
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment and facilities.

Depending upon the course, additional work for GA’s may include

  • Coordinating work responsibilities with all other GAs assigned to a given section of lab.
  • Preparing detailed dissections of anatomical material to use for in-class observations, quizzes, and examinations (e.g., BL157, BL158, BL160, BL230L, 231L, BL350L).
  • Maintenance and care of live animals used in our laboratories.
  • Maintenance and care of live plants in our greenhouse.
  • Depending upon the laboratory course, GA’s may be required to maintain van certification to drive university vehicles for short-distance transportation during some field-based laboratory courses).

Required Qualifications

  • Admission to a JCU graduate program.
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations.
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status.

Working Hours and Conditions

20 hours per week in Biology laboratory setting.

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

Job Summary: Boler College of Business Graduate Assistant

The Graduate Assistant serves in a full-time time (20 hours weekly) position and reports to the Associate Dean. This individual engages with Boler administration, faculty, alumni, and students to enhance Boler’s academic and student programming at John Carroll University. The Graduate Assistant contributes to the advancement of Boler’s mission and strategic plan. The goal of this position is to provide a professional and personal development opportunity that prepares the Graduate Assistant for the experience of a professional staff member while supporting the Boler College of Business and John Carrol University.  

Duties and Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant will be assigned to a specific department within the Boler College of Business. Each department will then assign specific duties required of the GA position which may include:

  • Assist faculty with research projects, engage in literature searches, and assist in the development of new material for courses.
  • Assist faculty with grading of student assignments – pending approval from the department chair.
  • Assist faculty with course-related activities.
  • Work with the Deans, Internship and Employment director, and Graduate School to support recruitment and employment efforts which may include:
    • contacting prospective students/employers
    • creating marketing materials
    • peer advising/mentoring
    • conducting campus tours and orientation activities
    • creating presentations
    • delivering presentations
  • Work with Graduate School on designated projects such as onboarding new students and student success initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Graduate Assistant is required to assist in organizing and executing Boler and John Carroll events. These mandatory events include, but are not limited, to:

  • Edward J. and Louise E. Mellon Series on Publicly Held Ohio Corporations Speaker events
  • Boler Professional Development (BPD) events
  • Internship and Employment events.
  • Other events. Associate Dean or department directors will provide a schedule of the time and dates of these events.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate Assistant 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.
  • Graduate Assistant must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 must be maintained while in the position and have no active academic probation(s).
  • Graduate Assistant must have a demonstrated commitment to the Boler College of Business mission and strategic plan.
  • Graduate Assistant needs to have strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, be self-motivated and have a general knowledge of campus resources.
  • Graduate Assistant must be dependable and flexible, be able to relate well to a variety of people, respect faculty and students’ confidentiality, have strong reading and writing skills, be friendly, patient, and have a sense of humor.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A practical understanding of professional work responsibilities and expectations.
  • Leadership experience in undergraduate student organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in event planning.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in facilitating workshops, presentations, and trainings.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in online and social media marketing.
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle.

Working Hours and Conditions

This position will require work to be performed on a flexible schedule determined by Associate Dean. Both parties will brainstorm, negotiate, and agree to the best dates, times, and manners to meet their weekly 20 hours.

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

Job Summary: Department of Education and School Psychology 

For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Department of Education and School Psychology (DEAS) has two openings for graduate assistants: one full time (20 hours/week) and one half time (10 hours/week). The ideal candidate will matriculate in the fall of 2022 as a graduate student in the DEAS and have prior experience as a research assistant. Currently, there are seven members of the faculty in the DEAS each actively engaged in scholarship and publishing. Faculty research agendas vary from cultural and political theory in education to educational psychology and from qualitative to quantitative methods. Graduate assistants are assigned to support the scholarship of one or more members of the faculty depending on qualifications and experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist with faculty and departmental scholarship and research. Duties may include:

  • Writing literature reviews or other parts of manuscripts,
  • Designing research,
  • Collecting data,
  • Analyzing data,
  • Identifying appropriate archival materials,
  • Finding data or other information online,
  • Presenting data (in written or oral form),
  • Overseeing undergraduate research assistants,
  • Designing websites and online materials related to research,
  • Acting as a liaison between the department and other organizations,
  • Coordinating and applying for funding,
  • Helping to write grant applications,
  • Organizing and maintaining folders, drives, databases that house articles, data, write-ups, etc.,
  • Completing IRB forms and maintaining and managing regulatory compliance,
  • Coding data or articles for meta-analyses,
  • Completing CITI Training,
  • Conducting interviews,
  • Responding to participant inquiries,
  • Conducting field research activities off campus,
  • Helping to conduct action research, focus group research, etcetera.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Full-time, matriculated graduate student in a degree seeking program
  • Effective verbal, analytical and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
  • Technology skills: Microsoft office, G-Suite, Canvas, social networking sites
  • Friendly, reliable, and self-motivated
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program.
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations.
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate student in the Department of Education and School Psychology.
  • Fall 2022 matriculation date. 
  • Prior experience as a research assistant in one or more area. 

Working Hours and Conditions

There are two positions, one full time (20 hours/week) and one half time (10 hours/week). Graduate assistants in the Department of Education and School Psychology are assigned an office to work in. Graduate assistants are expected to be in regular communication with the professor(s) to whom they are assigned and to be available to meet on campus or in the field, depending on research assignment.

Contact Information
Dr. David Shutkin
Phone: 216.397.4754
Email: dshutkin@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Nonprofit Administration Graduate Assistant

The Graduate Assistant in the Nonprofit Administration program supports the Director in executing all facets of the Nonprofit Administration program offerings. This is a great opportunity for an aspiring nonprofit leader as they will interact with community leaders across the spectrum and be mentored while they gain valuable work experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Represent the NPA program at conferences, community events, and throughout the university
  • Communicate with the Faculty and Community Advisory Committee (CAC) about upcoming meetings and events
  • Create meeting minutes 
  • Plan and staff events, community workshops and programs
  • Develop and enhance the program’s website
  • Manage the program’s social media (Facebook, Twitter) and job board
  • Create and distribute an annual newsletter
  • Graphic Design
  • Aid the director with class materials (formatting and editing course materials, research, scheduling speakers, etc.)
  • Discuss the program with current students and address any questions or concerns they may have
  • Coordinate submissions for Capstone proposals and Nonprofit Leader of Tomorrow Award
  • Plan events for students, the larger community and alumni (including speakers and social gatherings)
  • Thought partnership 
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student in the Nonprofit Administration Program. Must have:

  • Strong verbal, writing, and editing skills
  • Be available in the afternoon hours Mondays through Thursdays and occasionally on Fridays
  • Be flexible, self-motivated, and able to work independently
  • Have the ability to relate effectively with a diverse campus community and maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to social justice issues  
  • Commitment to and excitement about developing unapologetic social justice leaders
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program.
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations.
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong editing skills
  • Event Planning experience
  • Graphic Design competencies

Working Hours and Conditions

  • 2:00 - 6:30 Mondays - Thursdays
  • Fridays as needed

Contact Information

Dr. Dani Robbins

Phone: 216.397.1568

Email: drobbins@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Theology and Religious Studies Graduate Assistant

The Department of Theology & Religious Studies seeks to fill two full-time GA positions for the 2022-2023 academic year. We anticipate our third GA slot will be filled by a current GA returning for her second year in the program. TRS GAs work collaboratively with each other, faculty, and staff supporting the teaching, research, and service responsibilities of the department.   

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help faculty develop syllabi, design assignments, build Canvas sites, and other teaching-related activities, including holding regular office hours
  • Research books for course adoption; assist with book orders
  • Place items on reserve for courses
  • Attend class to facilitate teaching
  • Assist students with papers, exam preparation, and other tutoring-type activities
  • Proctor make-up quizzes/exams for undergraduates as necessary
  • Correct quizzes and exams; assist with grading of essays and grade entry
  • Occasional classroom teaching
  • Active research support (bibliographic searches, literature reviews, tracking down needed books/articles, inter-library loan orders, etc.)
  • Proofreading, abstracting, and reviewing books, articles, films, and other teaching or research resources
  • Assist with copy-editing and online publication of faculty research
  • Occasional photocopying or scanning of sensitive research/teaching materials
  • Help plan and host special professional events and conferences
  • Support faculty university service (e.g., assist with departmental committees)

Required Qualifications

  • Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student in the Theology & Religious Studies M.A. program
  • Evidence of academic excellence in undergraduate work
  • Strong writing, editing, and speaking skills
  • Facility in MS Office and Google Suite applications
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and student assistants
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in theology, religious studies, or cognate fields
  • Prior teaching and/or tutoring experience
  • Facility in graphic design software and familiarity with a range of social media platform

Working Hours and Conditions

GAs are expected to be available on campus up to 20 hours per week, in order to assist faculty during normal business hours Monday through Friday. TRS provides GAs with a large shared office with individual work stations.

Contact Information:
Dr. Edward Hahnenberg
Phone: 216.397.1674
Email: ehanenberg@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Graduate Assistantship/Resident Minister in the Campus Ministry Office

The Graduate Assistant/Resident Minister is an important part of the University’s Campus Ministry program and represents the Campus Ministry Department in the Residence Halls. They work in collaboration with their supervisory campus minister to integrate faith with campus social and academic life. They establish an active religious presence in residential areas, and encourage faith development and religious practice in the lives of students. This graduate student serves as a resource for students of all religious traditions and lends support and strength to the programs and activities of the campus ministry department and the residence halls.

Expectations of the Graduate Assistant/Resident Minister:

  • Plan at least one major Campus Ministry program per semester
  • Plan and implement a weekly hall-based program
  • Meet weekly with the Resident Ministry team
  • Meet weekly with the Campus Ministry staff
  • Campus Ministry supervision on a bi-weekly basis
  • Availability for evening and weekend programming
  • Regular presence at JCU dining facilities
  • Area Coordinator check-in on a monthly basis
  • Mandatory training program in August, a mid-year and end of the year evaluation
  • Participate in and help with Sunday worship (6pm or 10pm), and all major university liturgies

Primary Responsibilities

  • To encourage and promote participation in campus ministry activities and justice opportunities
  • To be available to the students in the residence halls on a regular and consistent basis, as well as being a pastoral presence in time of personal crisis
  • To assist in the design and implementation of programs which benefit the moral and spiritual development of students in the residence halls
  • Participate in weekly Campus Ministry and Resident Ministry staff meetings as required
  • Worship with the JCU faith community and serve as a minister of hospitality
  • Co-lead or lead at least one immersion experience (at the discretion of the Campus Ministry staff)
  • Plan and implement First Year retreat experiences
  • Significant contribution to at least one area of campus ministry programming (TBD)
  • Compliance with university rules and regulations
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Campus Ministry

Required Qualifications

  • Candidate must live in the Residence Halls
  • Enrollment in graduate school
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Campus Ministry as an undergraduate
  • Some post-graduate volunteer or ministry experience

Working Hours and Conditions

Because the position requires live on campus, and includes room and board, the expectation is that this GA work 25 hours/week. Most of the duties entail evening and weekend hours.

Contact Information
John Scarano
Phone: 216.397.4701
Email: jscarano@jcu.edu

Job Summary: First@JCU Graduate Assistant

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 Carrol 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 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

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: 

1.   First@JCU Program

  • Assist with the implementation of the programs and initiatives that provide support and advocacy for students who are first in their families to attend college. 
  • Responsible for the budget that helps operationalize the program, which include programming and support services. 
  • Supervise an undergraduate intern for the First@JCU program. 
  • Develop weekly and monthly programming aimed at addressing issues impacting first-generation students, especially sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 
  • Assist the Director in evaluating the program at the end of the year. 
  • Research and benchmark the program with peer colleges and universities at the local, state, and national level. 

2. Cultural Student Organization Advising

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

3. Cultural Competency and Leadership Development

  • Assist in the design and implementation of diversity trainings and educational programs, such as: Safe Zone, Resident Advisor Training, etc. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 Assistant Director and the Director including:

  • Provide support to the procedures and operations of the Center. 
  • Represent the Center in Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and University at a cross-campus committee, activity, or program. 

Required Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program.
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations.
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status.

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.

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

Selen Zarrelli

Email: azarrelli@jcu.edu

Phone: 216.397.1505

 

Job Summary: MELT Graduate Assistant

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. 

Duties and Responsibilities

he 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:

1. MELT Peer Mentoring Program

  • 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.
  • Responsible for the $30,000 that help operationalize the program, which include compensation, programming, and support services.
  • Supervise and develop a team of 30+ Peer Mentors and evaluate performance each semester.
  • Supervise an undergraduate intern for the MELT program.
  • Develop weekly and monthly programming aimed at addressing issues impacting first year students, specifically mentees in the program.
  • Assist the Assistant Director in evaluating the program during and at the end of the year.
  • Research and benchmark the program with peer colleges and universities at the local, state, and national level.

2. Cultural Student Organization Advising

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

3. Cultural Competency and Leadership Development

  • Assist in the design and implementation of diversity trainings and educational
  • programs, such as: Safe Zone, Resident Advisor Training, etc.
  • 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.
  • 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 Assistant Director and the Director, including:

  • Provide support to the procedures and operations of the Center.
  • Represent the Center in Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and University at a cross-campus committee, activity, or program. 

Required Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program.
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations.
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status.

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.

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

Selen Zarrelli

Email: azarrelli@jcu.edu

Phone: 216.397.1505

Job Summary: CAS Dean's Office Graduate Assistant

The CAS Dean's office seeks a GA to coordinate social media content, channels, and outreach within and beyond the College of Arts and Sciences at John Carroll. The successful candidate will manage the CAS Dean's Office social media presence, and will coordinate with department and program social media managers to amplify their content as well. Their work will support CAS admission/recruitment initiatives as well as general marketing and visibility for the College. Secondarily, the GA will provide research support for planned and potential CAS programmatic initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, produce, and manage content for CAS social media channels
  • Build relationships with CAS department/program leaders and staff to coordinate content delivery on social media platforms
  • Support research and development efforts for key strategic CAS initiatives

Required Qualifications

  • Experience using a range of social media platforms
  • Ability to exercise professionalism and good judgment in social media content management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Skills in creative problem-solving
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some knowledge of best practices for institutional social media accounts
  • Some knowledge of social media metrics

Working Hours and Conditions

Most work will be in-person, with regular hours negotiable according to the successful candidate's schedule.

Contact Information

Dr. Bonnie Gunzenhauser

Phone: 216.397.1940

Email: bgunzenhauser@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Graduate Assistant of Facility Operations & Member Services

The Graduate Assistant of Facility Operations & Member Services for the Department of Recreation at John Carroll University is two-semester commitment, under the guidance of the Director of Recreation, and is renewable for a second academic year. They work closely with the Director, student supervisors, and other student employees to oversee the operations of all JCU Recreation facilities including: Corbo Fitness Center, fitness studio, recreational and varsity gymnasiums, racquetball courts, and locker rooms. They also oversee alumni and community memberships and coordinate internal and external reservations. Vitals components of this position are substantial knowledge in facility operations, customer service, student and staff development, and leadership and teamwork.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee all JCU Department of Recreation facilities, memberships, and reservations
  • Assist with strategic planning and goal development for future facility, membership, and reservation improvements
  • Hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate Facility Operations Supervisors and Attendants
  • Process membership applications/renewals and issue photo membership cards to patrons
  • Review facility reservation requests, schedule space and staff, and meet with internal and external reserving groups
  • Assist with developing and overseeing capital outlay plan to repair and replace existing facility equipment
  • Perform daily/weekly walkthroughs of the JCU RecPlex to ensure clean and safe facilities
  • Provide outstanding customer service to students, faculty/staff, alumni, and community members
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining JCU Recreation policies and procedures
  • Provide budget oversight for facilities, programs, and services
  • Assist with determining facility hours and schedules through patron headcounts
  • Review daily shift reports and provide corrective action, as needed
  • Provide front-line facility supervision and management, as needed
  • Be aware of and enact Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • Attend all staff training sessions, meetings, and team-building/service events
  • Maintain active American Red Cross CPR/AED and First-Aid certifications (provided upon hire if not already certified)
  • Maintain 20 weekly office hours in coordination with Director of Recreation
  • Assist in other departmental planning efforts that further the mission of our University

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related and relevant field
  • Accepted and enrolled into the Graduate School at John Carroll University
  • Previous experience working in a collegiate recreation setting or similar experience
  • Experience with staff management and leadership/professional development
  • Professional representative of JCU Department of Recreation who embodies department values at all times
  • Desire to gain further knowledge in collegiate recreation or facility operations
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously while maintain high standards and attention to detail
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a collegiate recreation leadership/supervisor role
  • Experience with NIRSA and NIRSA events and programming
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED and First-Aid certification

Working Hours and Conditions

This is a 20-hour per week assistantship. University core business hours are generally 5:30 am - 5:00 pm. However, this position will require work to be performed outside of normal business hours based on department operations. Availability to work some nights and weekends when needed in order to ensure a quality student experience is an expectation for this position.

Physical Requirements

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other office locations; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

 

Contact Information

Matt Clark

Phone: 216.397.1979

Email: cclark@jcu.edu

Job Description: Graduate Assistant to the Coordinator of Student Wellness


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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with creation and implementation of outreach and educational programs and trainings for 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, Instagram, and other office materials. 
  • Assist with recruitment and education of peer health advocates.
  • Responsible for implementation of the Works in Progress initiative as well as social norming campaigns to reduce stigma surrounding health and wellness behaviors of college students.  
  • Ensure that the Student Wellness Center has appropriate resources (up to date information and supplies).
  • Serve on campus wide committees for health and wellness initiatives on campus. 
  • Oversee distribution of posters and other materials.
  • Provide individual and group meetings using motivational interviewing techniques and other best practices for restorative actions on topics such as alcohol and other drug use, behavioral issues, and mental health concerns
  • Stay current with the technology and issues our students are facing.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours to deliver educational programs.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in public health.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Strong communication skills including: attention to detail, ability to prioritize tasks, active listening, 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred prior experience as a peer leader with undergraduate students.

Working Hours and Conditions

Occasional evening and weekend hours to deliver educational programs. 

Contact Information:
Jamie Greenwolf
Phone: 216.397.1973
Email: jgreenwolf@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Institutional Effectiveness Graduate Assistant

The Institutional Effectiveness GA will primarily complete assigned projects that support the work of the office (e.g., program review, assessment of student learning, data analysis and reporting, strategic planning support, survey administration, and data governance).  Specific tasks may include quantitative and qualitative data analysis, management of assessment logistics, attendance at committee meetings, and other tasks as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Website management
  • Data entry and support for institutional effectiveness:  Fact Book, IPEDS, related external and internal data requests
  • Analysis of student learning and survey data
  • Support for strategic planning, development of benchmarks and dashboard indicators for institutional performance and policies
  • Management of logistics for policies, assessment of student learning, and student evaluation of teaching

Required Qualifications

  • Familiarity with all MS Office applications
  • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Good communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Attention to detail
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program.
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations.
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with website management software

Working Hours and Conditions

The 20 hours can be arranged around the GA's schedule of courses and other academic program responsibilities. The rest of the office works standard JCU office hours, so some overlap with those times is expected.

Contact Information
Robert Bruce
Phone: 216.397.1600
Email: rbruce@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Campus Programming Graduate Assistant

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 Assistant Director of Student Engagement to ensure quality programming for the campus including weekend and late-night programming initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the Assistant Director of Student Engagement with the leadership and direction of the Student Union Programming Board (SUPB)
  • Attend all SUPB executive board and general member meetings
  • Provide advisor coverage for nighttime and weekend social programming as determined by the Student Engagement staff
  • Help plan and participate in leadership, transition, and development for the members of the SUPB
  • Hold one-on-one advising sessions with SUPB members as assigned by the Assistant Director of Student Engagement, managing program development, execution, and evaluation
  • Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of night and weekend programs as well as large-scale Campus Traditions (Streak Week, Homecoming and Family Weekend, Christmas Carroll Eve, Senior Week).
  • Facilitate leadership development programs for the general student body

Required Qualifications

  • A sincere interest in working with campus programming in the field of Student Affairs
  • Must be able to begin work on the Monday before classes begin in the fall semester and continue through the Friday before Commencement in the spring semester
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to relate effectively with all members of the campus community
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status

Preferred Qualifications

  • Campus involvement during candidate's undergraduate experience 
  • Prior participation in campus programming/events as an undergraduate student

Working Hours and Conditions

Twenty (20) hours of work is expected each week, with evening and weekend hours required. Weekly SUPB Executive Board and General Member meetings are Tuesday evenings (7-9:30pm).

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift/carry/push items up to 20 lbs
  • Driver's license

Contact Information

Katie Jansen

Phone: 216.397.4288

Email: kjansen@jcu.edu

Job Summary: Graduate Assistant, Commuter Services and Leadership

Working primarily with the Senior Director of Student Engagement, the main responsibilities of the graduate assistant is to facilitate programming and outreach to commuter students. Additionally, this staff member will facilitate student leadership formation activities both in the fall and spring. The ideal candidate will also be able to serve as the Graduate Intern for New Student Orientation in the summer as well. 

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Commuter Services 

  • Plan and implement social initiatives for students who commute from home.
  • Create and distribute regular communication to commuter students

2. Facilitate leadership development programs for the general student body.

3. Social Programming

  • Participate in the delivery of night and weekend programs as well as large-scale Campus Traditions ((Streak Week, Homecoming and Family Weekend, Streak the Center, Senior Week).
  • Serve as a staff advisor to off-campus events in a rotation with other Student Engagement staff members.

4. (Preferred) Serve as the Graduate Intern for New Student Orientation in the summer (for additional compensation)

  • Assist in the selection and training of Orientation Leaders
  • Serve as a member of the Orientation Leadership Team during O-Staff training in the spring semester and throughout the summer Orientation sessions.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrate an interest in working with college students 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. 
  • Must begin work on the Monday before classes begin in the fall and continues through the Friday before Commencement in the spring semester.
  • Some evening and weekend hours are required.
  • Admission to a JCU graduate program.
  • GA must maintain a term GPA of 3.0 while in the position and hold no active academic probations.
  • Must maintain full time graduate student status.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Campus involvement during candidate's undergraduate experience
  • Prior participation in leadership development activities as a student

Working Hours and Conditions

Office hours take place between 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday based on a schedule negotiated with supervisor. Assistance with evening and weekend Student Engagement events when needed, both on and off the JCU campus.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift/carry/push items up to 20 lbs
  • Driver's license

Contact Information:
Kyle O'Dell
Phone: 216.397.1983
email: kodell@jcu.edu