Center for High Impact Practices Academic Initiatives Graduate Assistantship

The Center for High Impact Practices is seeking out a graduate student to assist with four student-focused academic programs: LeADERSInnovate MonarchsImpact Learning Communities (ILCs), and the ODU Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) National Leadership Honor Society. The Academic Initiatives Graduate Assistant will provide both administrative and direct support to students participating in these programs. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and experience with performing detail-oriented work. The assistantship pays a stipend of $11,000 for the entire academic year (which will be prorated this year depending on start date). If you are interested in this opportunity, please see the position description below. Direct your application materials and questions to Dr. Jenn Grimm, Director of Academic Initiatives for the Center for High Impact Practices, at or 757-578-1485.


The Center for High Impact Practices (CHIP) supports academic success in the classroom and beyond through student-centered programs, resources, and high-impact educational activities. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Academic Initiatives, the graduate student will assist with four programs: LeADERS, Innovate Monarchs, Impact Learning Communities (ILCs), and the ODU Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) National Leadership Honor Society.


• Enrolled full-time in an ODU master’s-level graduate degree program with minimum GPA of 3.0
• Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and public speaking communications skills
• Experience in management, supervision, or leadership
• Demonstrated experience in performing detail-oriented tasks
• Knowledge of higher education culture and resources
• Experience with Excel spreadsheets
• Demonstrated positive attitude, self-motivation, and the ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment
• Preferred experience with assessment-related tools, including SPSS and Qualtrics
• Must be willing to make a commitment of one academic year


• Maintain 20 office hours a week with flexibility when needed
• Attend weekly meetings with supervisor and professional staff meetings
• Support student leaders for ODU’s Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) circle with planning for meetings, events, and special initiatives
• Provide administrative support for ODK recruitment, membership management, and student-initiated activities
• Support LeADERS program administration via weekly student membership processes, website and database management, digital student communications, and semesterly review of student ePortfolios
• Meet 1:1 with current and prospective LeADERS students to disseminate program information and advise students on LeADERS courses and their ePortfolio
• Act as a program mentor for student teams engaged in the Innovate Monarchs program and assist with administrative duties for the Innovate program, such as recruitment, meeting logistics, and tracking student administrative processes
• Work collaboratively with supervisor to conduct data collection and analysis for various programs; Support survey creation and dissemination
• Assist with the maintenance of various databases, schedules, and systems for the upkeep of programs
• Assist with special events for LeADERS, Innovate Monarchs, and Impact Learning Communities
• Assist with other special events presented by the Center for High Impact Practices (e.g., staffing tables and/or giving presentations)
• Assist with special projects as assigned


The CHIP Academic Initiatives Graduate Assistant position is paid an $11,000 stipend for the entire academic year. The assistantship begins on August 25, 2020 and ends on May 09, 2021. Students hired after August 25, 2020 will receive a prorated stipend. This assistantship requires a one academic year commitment.


Students may apply for the CHIP Academic Initiatives Graduate Assistant position by submitting the following to

• Cover letter
• Resume/CV
• List of references (minimum two professional)
• Unofficial college transcript

Please contact Dr. Jenn Grimm, Director of Academic Initiatives, with questions at or 757-578-1485.