Leadership & Student Involvement (LSI) Graduate Assistant for Programming

Graduate Assistantship

Position Description:  

The Graduate Assistant for Programming assists with the supervision and development of the Student Activities Council, management of the Programs All Weekend (PAW) calendar, and coordinating major campus events. Specifically, the position will:

  • With support from the Coordinator, provide advising and support to the Student Activities Council (SAC) in all phases of programming and production including goal setting, contracting artists, compliance with contractual obligations, committee development, risk management, publicity, budgeting, and event management. The Graduate Assistant will directly advise four positions on the SAC executive board.
  • Provide leadership development, including coordinating the SAC professional development series, the SAC Fall Retreat, and other workshops.
  • Meet with and provide programming guidance to student organizations and offices planning Programs All Weekend (PAW) events on an as-needed basis. Instruct them on policies and processes in order to plan successful campus events.
  • Work with student organizations and offices in the development of PAW program applications, and help to recruit new groups to apply for funding. Further, work with the coordinator on the development & distribution of marketing materials once the calendar has been set.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation for all campus-wide events coordinated by LSI including, but not limited to, Week of Welcome events, PAW events, Homecoming, summer programming, and programming for special populations.
  • Attend the NACA Regional and NACA National Conferences with the Coordinator and a student delegation, as well as help coordinate the logistics of ODU’s conference participation

Qualifications: Regular or provisional admission in a graduate degree program at ODU 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: Experience in campus programming and event planning. Strong interpersonal skills.

Length of Assistantship: 10 months (July through May)

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

Contact Person: Matt Garvin, Coordinator for Student Activities, mgarvin@odu.edu