Center for Advising Administration & Academic Partnerships Graduate Assistantship

Job Description

GA will provide advising support for students visiting the Student Success Center in addition to assisting with programs designed for specific student populations. General responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

  • Advise students in academic difficulty, students whose progress grades indicate the need for more academic assistance, and those whose suspension appeals have been granted. 
    • Assist with teaching academic success courses.
    • Assist with the coordination and implementation of student success initiatives
    • Advise chapter of Tau Sigma, National Honor Society.
    • Participate in committee meetings, professional development, and training opportunities.
  • Academic and professional knowledge and skills to be derived from this experience: 
    • Enhance interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills 
    • Familiarity with University policy and procedures 
    • Knowledge of academic and campus resources 
    • Experience collaborating with other campus offices 
    • Proficiency in advising skills and technologies 
    • Experience facilitating instruction and discussion in a class setting
  • Suitable Academic Programs: Higher Education, Counseling, or a related program
  • Qualifications: 
    • Enrolled full-time in a Master’s degree program in good academic standing
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Experience working with students
    • Ability to plan and complete work independently to meet deadlines
    • Interest in academic advising
    • Commit to a minimum of two semesters; preferably four semesters
  • Hours, Stipend, Start/End Date: 
    • Hours: A total of 20 hours per week on an established schedule that fits into the student’s course demands and the needs of the department.
    • Stipend: A stipend of $5,500.00 per semester will be paid for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.
    • Start/End Date: The assistantship begins August 25, 2020 and ends May 9, 2021.
  • Contact Information: The supervisor for the GA position is Dr. Catherine Moss, Assistant Director of Advisor Support and Completion Initiatives, Center for Advising Administration & Academic Partnerships, Student Success Center, Norfolk, VA 23529. All inquiries can be made to (757) 683-3773 or cbmoss@odu.edu.