Leadership & Student Involvement – Graduate Assistant for Involvement

Graduate Assistantship

Position Description: The position of Graduate Assistant for Involvement is a part time position within Leadership & Student Involvement. This position reports to the Coordinator for Involvement.  The general responsibilities of the GA will include, but not limited to: 

  • Manage the student employees focused on customer service and event staffing. 
  • Hire, train, and supervise the student employee and Event Staff
  • Coordinate Fall & Spring student staff trainings
  • Collaborate to coordinate, market, and/or implement events targeted to special populations of ODU students on an as needed basis
  • Support student organization engagement and training
  • Take a major role in the advising and planning of ODU’s Annual Homecoming. ODU’s Homecoming is a week-long event with programs such as Monarch Day, parade, major concert, most spirited student organization competition, and the football game.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation for all campus-wide events coordinated by LSI including Relay for Life, Week of Welcome events, PAW events, and Fraternity/Sorority Recruitment.

Qualifications: Regular or provisional admission in a graduate degree program at ODU (higher education administration preferred) with good academic standing is required. Graduate assistants are required to maintain a full course of study during the term of their appointment as a graduate assistant. Strong oral and written skills. Computer competency and excellent organizational skills are essential. Able to supervise weekend and evening campus events.

Preferred Qualifications: undergraduate involvement in an event planning organization or residence life

Length of Assistantship: July 10 – May 9 (10 months)

Compensation & Hours: $11,111.12 stipend. The GA position requires 20 hours per week, including some evenings and weekend programs.  

Contact Person: Jen Cohen, Associate Director, Leadership & Student Involvement, jcohen@odu.edu, 757-683-3446