Open Graduate Assistantships

Departments interested in listing open Graduate Assistantships should contact gradschool@uconn.edu.



UCONN- Department of Student Activities
Office of Community Outreach (CO)
2017-2018 Graduate Assistant Position

Position: Community Outreach Graduate Assistant

Position Summary:  Under the direction of the Associate Director for Community Outreach, the Community Outreach Graduate Assistant (GA) is responsible for supporting the service class for the Human Rights in Action Learning Community (HRALC) and supporting one-time service programs and projects with the Office of Community Outreach.  The work with HRALC will engage first and second year students through the coordination of the service experience course designed to increase knowledge of Human Rights at the local, national and global levels.  This assistantship will provide the instruction and oversight of all service related activities for the community and support further engagement with the Office of Community Outreach and The Human Rights Institute.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct credit bearing service course that develops competence of students in service opportunities and offers opportunity for assessment and evaluation of experiences.
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships that lead to service-learning opportunities for students, supervise project teams, and assess student learning;
  • Assist in the development of CO wide service initiatives including all related budgeting, scheduling, marketing; assuming greater direct responsibility until student leaders, volunteers, and workers become proficient in programming and organizational skills.
  • Advise and mentor students to support their engagement in service activities.
  • Hold weekly office hours within the office space in the J. Ray Ryan building;
  • Act as a liaison between Community Outreach, The Human Rights Institute, key students and faculty and staff stakeholders from throughout the university; send periodic updates, coordinate meetings as needed, and complete public presentation as needed;
  • Staff at least one weekend or weeklong alternative break & immersion trip;
  • Advise student leader(s); assist with student supervision; facilitation of reflection activities; actively participate in group service projects; support data collection
  • Connect students with relevant faculty, programs, and events occurring across campus, encouraging engagement and student development;
  • Communicate regularly with The HRALC Faculty Director and designated staff within Office of First Year Program and Learning Communities;
  • Complete other duties as required, including but not limited to, office projects and department committees

Commitment: 20 hours per week; schedule will vary based on student’s availability and programmatic needs. Weekend and evening hours are required in order to attend related events.

Application Process:  Interested candidates should send: (a) letter of interest, (b) resume/CV, and (c) names and contact information for three professional references to: Ada Elderkin, Administrative Assistant, Department of Student Activities; 2110 Hillside Road – Unit 3008, Storrs, CT 06269-3008 or ada.elderkin@uconn.edu.  Electronic applications are preferred. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interviews will commence immediately. UCONN strongly encourages applications from people of color, women and people with disabilities.

 


Center for Career Development (CCD)

The Center for Career Development is delighted to announce three Graduate Assistantships for the 2017 – 2018 academic year.

With a focus on providing career preparation to undergraduate and graduate students, postdoc scholars, and recent alums (across all University of Connecticut locations) the Center is a dynamic place to work. In each of the three graduate assistantships there are defined roles and tasks, but also the opportunity to bring creative ideas. Additionally, the Center values the professional development of its employees and the entire staff engages in gaining new skills and knowledge.


Center for Career Development (CCD)

Student Coaching & Counseling Graduate Assistant

Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Responsibilities

  • Serve as Residential Life Liaison for the Center for Career Development; provide outreach and develop career-related workshops for residential students
  • Provide one-on-one counseling to students developing a Personalized Career Plan on résumés, major choice and occupational decisions, utilizing assessment instruments and tools as necessary
  • Serve as a coach for students enrolled for new programming initiative, Career Academy
  • Train CCD Staff, Graduate Assistants, and Career Interns to give presentations/workshops related to the Personalized Career Plan and Career Academy
  • Presents standard and tailored programs and workshops for a variety of constituents
  • Attend staff and consultant meetings on a regular basis and contribute ideas and suggestions as appropriate

Qualifications

  • Pursuing master’s degree or doctoral degree at the University of Connecticut
  • Written and oral communication skills, public speaking, organization, and data management
  • Comfortable interacting with undergraduate and graduate students from a range of academic fields of study
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Ability and desire to learn and understand various technologies utilized in career development

Position Information

  • One-year appointment: Fall 2017-Spring 2018
  • 20 hours per week

To Apply

  • Send résumé and cover letter to careerpresentations@uconn.edu
  • Application materials will be reviewed and screened until the position is filled with preference given to candidates who apply prior to July 7, 2017.

Questions

Center for Career Development, Wilbur Cross Building

 

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO employer


Center for Career Development (CCD)

Graduate Assistant for Hartford Regional Campus – Advising & Programs

Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Responsibilities

  • As available, meet with students to share advice on careers, job search; critique resumes and cover letters; provide practice interviews
  • Work with CCD Marketing to promote CCD support and services to Hartford students
  • Direct students to the CCD – Hartford website (reference material and resources); direct students to CCD – Storrs resources (including advisors)
  • Set up Fall/Spring CCD programs; deliver CCD presentations
  • Support FYE
  • Track student CCD engagement
  • Direct employers to CCD contacts for job posting (HCL), On Campus Interviewing, Career Fairs
  • Promote offerings through standard and creative approaches
  • Attend departmental staff and committee meetings with direction from supervisor

Qualifications

  • Pursuing master’s or doctoral degree at the University of Connecticut
  • Experience advising students or clients and delivering programs
  • Ability to share constructive feedback during critique sessions with undergrad/graduate students
  • Comfortable interacting with undergrad/graduate students from a range of academic fields of study
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience cultivating participants and promoting programs and services
  • Organizational skills
  • Written and oral communication skills

Position Information:

  • One-year appointment: Fall 2017-Spring 2018
  • 20 hours per week

To Apply

  • Send résumé and cover letter to Robert Volle, Robert.Volle_jr@uconn.edu.
  • Application materials will be reviewed and screened until the position is filled with preference given to candidates who apply prior to July 7, 2017.

Questions

Contact Robert Volle, Robert.Volle_jr@uconn.edu, Program Director of Regional Campus Career Programs and Services, Center for Career Development, Wilbur Cross Building

 

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO employer


Center for Career Development (CCD)

Graduate Assistant for Graduate Student and Postdoc Advising & Programs

Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Responsibilities

  • Provide one-to-one résumé and CV critiques and conduct practice interviews for doctoral students and postdocs
  • Partner to increase opportunities, live and virtually, for graduate students and postdocs to gain career preparation skills
  • Deliver core workshop and program content to graduate students and postdocs live and virtually
  • Promote offerings through standard and creative approaches
  • Co-lead development of Certificate of Career Preparation
  • Attend departmental staff and committee meetings with direction from supervisor
  • Provide logistical support for signature graduate student and postdoc programs

Qualifications

  • Pursuing master’s or doctoral degree at the University of Connecticut
  • Experience advising students or clients and delivering programs
  • Ability to share constructive feedback during critique sessions with graduate students
  • Comfortable interacting with graduate students and postdocs from a range of academic fields of study
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience cultivating participants and promoting programs and services
  • Organizational skills
  • Written and oral communication skills

Position Information:

  • One-year appointment: Fall 2017-Spring 2018
  • 20 hours per week

To Apply

  • Send résumé and cover letter to Kay Gruder, Kay.gruder@uconn.edu.
  • Application materials will be reviewed and screened until position is filled with preference given to candidates who apply prior to July 7, 2017.

Questions

  • Contact Kay Gruder, Kay.gruder@uconn.edu, Center for Career Development, Wilbur Cross Building

Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services

 

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO employer


Honors and Enrichment Graduate Assistant – Full Graduate Assistantship AY 17-18

The Honors & Enrichment Graduate Assistant will support STEM students in Honors & Enrichment Programs by creating community and professional development opportunities, advising student organizations, administering programs by coordinating with campus partners, developing communication strategies with student groups, and conducting assessment and evaluation. This person will report to the Honors Program STEM Scholar Advisor and will support the goals of Honors & Enrichment Programs.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Apply to this Assistantship here