Available Immediately: 
Leadership Institute Graduate Student Position

The Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute staff at Central Michigan University seeks a talented graduate student to serve in the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, available immediately. The position works closely with the new student transition program, Leadership Safari, but also supports other co-curricular leadership development programs within the department (please see the position description for more information). A successful candidate must be enrolled in a graduate program (masters or doctoral) at Central Michigan University, beginning January 2019. The start date will be contingent upon the candidate's availability. Students will be compensated at an hourly rate for fall 2018, and as a Graduate Assistant for Spring 2019. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Alex Kappus (kappu1as@cmich.edu) as soon as possible.

University Recreation Marketing Graduate Assistant

Responsible for leading the marketing team in a collaborative environment to develop ideation, creation, and implementation of marketing and advertising materials through social media, web, and print for the unit (including but not limited to Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Aquatics and Fitness programs).  Schedule and lead monthly-unit marketing meetings. Direct contact with sponsors and campus partners including existing and new relationships. Schedule and manage graphic design / marketing team hours. Lead graphic design / marketing team. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills desired but not required. Please see position description for more information.

Anticipated Openings Fall 2019:

Financial Wellness Collaborative (1 anticipated opening)

Financial Wellness Program Graduate Assistant. Under general direction, coordinates and oversees the programmatic activities and execution of financial wellness and educational efforts offered through the Central Michigan University Financial Wellness Collaborative. Performs a variety of professional responsibilities, including student ambassador recruitment, development and supervision, as well as logistical programming and alignment with defined competencies and learning outcomes. Exercises technical and functional supervision for student volunteer staff. The Financial Wellness Program GA serves as a resource for the Collaborative Executive Board and work groups in development and execution of strategic plan goals. Read the full position description here.

Multicultural Academic Student Services (1 anticipated opening)

Mentorship Graduate Assistant. The mentoring graduate assistant position is responsible for supporting the retention efforts of the Multicultural Academic Student Services office through student engagement and support.  This position will be required to lead our mentoring programs Men About Change, including recruiting efforts, creating initiatives and supporting learning outcomes as well as leading social media campaigns to support program grow.  As the leader of  this mentor program this position will work with fellow students to encourage and develop student success and develop leadership skills.

Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center (1 anticipated opening)

Campus Programs Graduate Assistant. Primary duties include managing the Service Ambassador, David Garcia Project, and Safer Sex Patrol programs in an advisor and training capacity. Will work to build collaborative partnerships both on and off campus. Read the full position description here.

Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute (5 anticipated openings)

Leadership Programs Graduate Assistant (4 anticipated openings). The Graduate Assistant for Leadership Programs coordinates the planning, development, and execution of co-curricular programs within the Leadership Institute. The Graduate Assistant works collaboratively with Leadership Institute staff and performs a variety of professional consultation and assessment efforts for educational programming, including staff recruitment, staff development, logistical planning and curriculum development with university-wide leadership competencies and learning outcomes. The Student Leadership Programs Graduate Assistant exercises technical and functional supervision of student staff of the student staff of various leadership programs including: Leadership Safari, Purpose, the Spark Leadership Experience, Connections Leadership Conference, Ignite Leadership Series, the LeaderShape institute, Student Leadership Network, Ignite Leadership, and custom programs for assorted student populations. Read the full position description here.

Leader Advancement Scholars Graduate Assistant (1 anticipated opening). The Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute Graduate Assistant is will assist with duties related to the management of the Leader Advancement Scholarship cohort. This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment and enrollment management initiatives designed to attract high- ability high school seniors to the university, providing academic advising and assisting with course registration for Leader Advancement Scholars, and assisting with the design and implementation of student leadership programs for scholarship recipients. Read the full position description here.

Student Activities and Involvement (5 anticipated openings)

Fraternity and Sorority Life Graduate Assistant (2 anticipated openings). The successful candidate will assist in providing leadership to the Fraternity & Sorority Life community at Central Michigan University. They will work with all Greek councils to meet their goals that support their mission statement and Fraternity & Sorority Life’s. In addition, they will work to improve campus & community relations. Read the full position description here.

Student Activities Graduate Assistant (2 anticipated openings). 
The successful candidate will assist in providing oversight and visionary leadership to the Student Activities committees (Mainstage, Homecoming, Siblings Weekend & CMU Up All Night) and our campus programming board (CMU Program Board). They will oversee & advise the committees and assist them in their efforts to reach their goals and those of the Office of Student Activities & Involvement. Read the full position description here.

Student Organization Development Graduate Assistant (1 anticipated opening). This position assists the Office of Student Activities and Involvement in providing support to the more than 400 student organizations on campus by overseeing a Student Organization Specialist Programs, supporting the Office Front Desk, and participating in the implementation of Engage Central. Read the full position description here.

University Recreation (2 anticipated openings)

Competitive Sports and Facilities Graduate Assistant (1 anticipated opening).  Responsible for scheduling facility space for club sports practices and competitions/tournaments. Supervise home events with assistance of competitive sports staff, as needed. Responsible for facility special events/rental logistics preparation/supervision for special events and student group Dance Parties. Responsible for conducting and maintaining equipment inventory. Assist IM Disciplinary Appeals Hearing Board. Develop and maintain IM equipment inventory. Attend Club Sports officer meetings. Maintain active and engaged relationships with university and community partners. Some evenings and weekends required. All other duties as assigned. Certification Requirement:  Red Cross CPR-PR certification desired.

Marketing Graduate Assistant (1 anticipated opening). Responsible for leading the marketing team in a collaborative environment to develop ideation, creation, and implementation of marketing and advertising materials through social media, web, and print for the unit (including but not limited to Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Aquatics and Fitness programs).  Schedule and lead monthly-unit marketing meetings. Direct contact with sponsors and campus partners including existing and new relationships. Schedule and manage graphic design / marketing team hours. Lead graphic design / marketing team. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills desired but not required.


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