Anticipated Openings at CMU Fall 2019:

Center for Inclusion and Diversity (2 anticipated openings)
  1. CLOSED: Intergroup Dialogue Graduate Assistant The position assists the Learning through Dialogue project in creating spaces for intergroup dialogue across co-curricular and academic programs by reporting to and assisting the project co-directors (one student affairs professional and one faculty member).  Tasks will vary week by week according to the needs of the project, including facilitator training and coaching, program design, delivery of staff training, faculty support, and the administrative functions of the project.  The ideal candidate will have prior experience facilitating intergroup dialogue or similar curricula in social justice education. Read the full position description here.

Financial Wellness Collaborative (1 anticipated opening)

  1. CLOSED: 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)

  1. CLOSED: 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. Read the full position description here.

Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center (1 anticipated opening)

  1. 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 (3-4 anticipated openings)

  1. Leadership Programs Graduate Assistant (2 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.

  2. CLOSED: 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 (6 anticipated openings)

  1. CLOSED: 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.

  2. CLOSED: 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.

  3. CLOSED: 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.

  4. CLOSED: CMU IMPACT Program Graduate Assistant (1 anticipated opening). The CMU IMPACT program is designed to provide students of color the support and resources needed to successfully transition into Central Michigan University. IMPACT is a program that focuses on mentorship and making strong campus connections. The successful candidate will assist in the planning and implementation of the CMU IMPACT program. They will work with the selection and training of a volunteer staff of over 120 students and assist in the development of a curriculum that will assist students of color with their academic and social integration into CMU. Read the full position description here

Undergraduate Admissions (1 anticipated opening)

  1. CLOSED: Admissions Graduate Assistant. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions Graduate Assistant will assist with duties related to admissions and recruitment initiatives targeted at prospective students. This includes, but is not limited to, assisting with the organization and execution of current recruitment events and programs. In addition to recruitment events and initiatives, assisting with coordination of the ambassador program and interacting with prospective students and guests will be also be included. Read the full position description here.

University Recreation (3 anticipated openings)

  1. CLOSED: Competitive Sports and Facilities Operations Graduate Assistant (1 anticipated opening).  Responsible for scheduling facility space for designated groups, such as club sports practices/competitions/tournaments, registered student organizations, etc. Supervise home events with assistance of competitive sports staff, as needed. Responsible for designated facility/operations special events/rental logistics preparation and supervision. Assist with coordinating IM Individual/ Dual Sports & Special Events. Responsible for conducting and maintaining equipment inventory for club sports and daily open recreation use. Assist IM Disciplinary Appeals Hearing Board. Attend Club Sports officer meetings. Supervise student staff, as directed.  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. Read full position description here.

  2. CLOSED: Marketing and Membership Services Graduate Assistant (1 anticipated opening).  Provide operational support and supervision of membership services for the Student Activity Center. Serves as a contact with sponsors and campus partners including existing and new relationships.  Represent department at cross-campus partner events when necessary. Assist with student marketing staff on a variety of marketing initiatives including print, digital, social media, and video creation. Collaborate with professional staff on timelines for marketing strategies, promotional campaigns and publicity distribution.  Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills desired but not required.  All other duties as assigned.  Read full position description here.

  3. CLOSED: Fitness and Wellness Graduate Assistant (1 anticipated opening).  Assist with the implementation of fitness and wellness programs. Assist in the coordination and daily operation of multiple university fitness centers, group exercise programs, personal trainers and wellness programs. Schedule, hire, train, supervise, evaluate and motivate assigned fitness staff. Plan and implement special events including marketing and evaluation of events. Assist with coordinating departmental special events. Assist with supervision of Special Events. Maintain active and engaged relationships with university and community partners and work with outside groups who are interested fitness. Some evenings and weekends required All other duties as assigned. Certification Requirement:  Red Cross CPR-PR, Nationally accredited fitness certification desired, but not required in Group Fitness and/or Personal Training (e.g., ACSM, ACE, NETA, NASM, NSCA),or Specialty format fitness instruction (e.g., Zumba, YogaFit). Read full position description here.

Anticipated Openings at Alma College Fall 2019:

  1. First-Year Experience Graduate Assistant (1 anticipated opening). This position will assist with all duties related to the first-year residential experience at Alma College. This includes, but is not limited to, mentoring first year residents, managing day-to-day residence hall operations, and developing first year engagement opportunities that support student persistence and development. Live on required. Read full position description here.

  2. Second-Year Experience Graduate Assistant (1 anticipated opening). This position will assist with all duties related to second year residence hall housing and programming at Alma College. This includes, but is not limited to, mentoring second year residents, managing day-to-day residence hall operations, and developing second year engagement opportunities that support student persistence and development. Live on required. Read full position description here.

  3. CLOSED: Junior/Senior-Year Experience Graduate Assistant (1 anticipated opening). This position will assist with all duties related to the junior/senior residential experience at Alma College. This includes, but is not limited to, mentoring junior/senior residents, managing day-to-day residence life operations, and developing engagement opportunities that support junior/senior student persistence and development. Live on required. Read full position description here.


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