Graduate Assistant for Programming

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Graduate Assistant for Programming  

Student Engagement & Enrollment Services, Student Engagement & Traditions  

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Job Summary: The Graduate Assistant for Programming will assist with the supervision and development of large- and small-scale programming initiatives. This will include co-advisement of a programming board, management and facilitation of department and division-wide programming events and initiatives. 

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Duties & Responsibilities:  

  • With support from the Coordinator, provide advising and support to a programming board 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.  
  • Advise student organization leader positions.  
  • Provide leadership development for student leaders.  
  • Meet with and provide programming guidance to student organizations and offices planning events on an as-needed basis. Instruct them on policies and processes to plan successful campus events.  
  • Work with student organizations and offices in the development of 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 SET including, but not limited to, The Monarch Experience events, PAW events, Homecoming, Traditions Week, 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 as applicable.  

Required Skills:  

  • Regular or provisional admission in a graduate degree program (higher education program preferred) at ODU with good academic standing.  
  • Maintain a full course of study during the term of their appointment.  
  • Strong oral and written skills.  
  • Computer competency.  
  • Excellent organizational skills.  
  • Able to supervise weekend and evening campus events.  

Employment Schedule/Hours: The GA position requires 20 hours per week, including some   

evenings and weekend programs.  

Academic Qualifications & Preferred Majors: Regular admission in a graduate degree program at ODU with good academic standing, maintenance of a full course load of student enrollment during the term of their appointment, and a 3.0 or higher GPA is required.  Dropping below the required GPA or reducing one’s course load below full-time can be grounds for dismissal. Preference given to those enrolled in the Higher Education Administration program.   

For More Information, Please Contact: Jen Cohen,   

Position Reports to: Jen Cohen  

Knowledge and Skills Derived from Experience:  

  • Event planning and management 
  • Risk Management  
  • Student advisement 
  • Program delivery and assessment 

Compensation: $11,111.12 stipend.  

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

How to Apply: Please send resume to Jen Cohen,