GA Opportunities

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


Center for Career Development (CCD)

Programming Graduate Assistant

Fall 2018-Spring 2019

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the coordination of the Center for Career Development’s programming, which collaborates with various departments including but not limited to: Off-Campus Student Services, First Year Programs & Learning Communities, Honors Program, and Residential Life.
  • Work collaboratively with Assistant Director of Programming and Programming team staff to develop and implement both in-person and virtual presentations/workshops that meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Create video scripts for the Center’s learner videos for CCD On Demand and record voiceovers for videos with PowerPoint.
  • Serve as chair for various programming projects/programs including the Center’s annual Beyond UConn Conference.
  • Update and develop presentation PowerPoint slides and leader’s notes.
  • Develops content for weekly newsletters for various campus offices and write blogs for departmental website.
  • Facilitate core and tailored programs and workshops and represent the CCD at tabling events for a variety of constituents.
  • Coach students in one-on-one career coaching sessions, including résumé critiques and practice interviews.
  • May provide one-on-one coaching to students on major choice, occupational decisions, utilizing assessment instruments and other tools as necessary.
  • Attend staff and consultant meetings on a regular basis and contribute ideas and suggestions as appropriate.
  • Participate in department meetings, strategic planning, departmental training and other committee meetings.

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 PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Ability and desire to learn and understand various technologies utilized in career development

 

Position Information

  • One-year appointment: Fall 2018-Spring 2019
  • 20 hours per week

 

To Apply

  • Send résumé and cover letter to Amelinda.vazquez@uconn.edu.
  • Application materials will be reviewed and screened until the position is filled with preference given to candidates who apply prior to July 6, 2018.

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Graduate Assistantship for Communication and Media

The Graduate School

Position Summary:

The Graduate School is the home for graduate and postdoctoral education at the University of Connecticut. The University offers graduate degree programs in virtually every field of instruction and confers more than 2,200 graduate degrees and certificates every year. The Graduate School nurtures a vibrant community of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, fosters collaboration across departments, programs, and campuses in research and teaching, and facilitates the preparation of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for their future careers.  The vision for training of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at UConn rests on these pillars: community, collaboration, and preparation. The Graduate School serves as a central resource for applicants to graduate programs, for current graduate students, and for postdoctoral scholars. In addition to supporting graduate students’ academic relationship with the University, The Graduate School seeks to build an active, engaged community of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

This GA will report directly to the Assistant Dean of The Graduate School and will serve as the webmaster to reorganize and update our website as well as serve as communications coordinator by managing Soapbox, Mail Chimp, the Daily Digest, listservs, social media, and other methods of communication. Specific duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on office needs as well as the interests and innovations of the successful candidate.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Update, organize, and improve The Graduate School website ensuring all material is current and links are active
  • Be aware of and utilize data analytics to inform the design of the website as well as to discover areas of interest of our communities
  • Provide technical and creative support in developing web content possibly including video, podcasts, and interactive training modules
  • Support communications from The Graduate School to the graduate student and postdoctoral scholar community utilizing Soapbox, Mail Chimp, the Daily Digest, social media, etc.
  • Maintain listservs for accurate delivery of communications
  • Identify newsworthy stories to highlight the scholarship of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
  • Provide event photography support
  • Attend staff meetings and retreats of The Graduate School and the Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Affairs team
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

This is a multi-year assistantship pending a satisfactory performance after each year.

This assistantship is a 20 hour per week, 9 month appointment to begin in August; evening or weekend hours may be required. Employment may also be available during the summer.

Candidates must possess demonstrated experience in web development and coordination of professional communication as well as exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, and the willingness to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations and as a team. Proficiency in Aurora/Word Press, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn new software is crucial. High standards regarding accuracy and attention to detail is required, as is the ability to use experience and good judgment to make appropriate decisions.

To Apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Final submission deadline for consideration is Friday, June 1, 2018.  Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume/CV, and names and contact information for two references to Martha Marroni at Martha.Marroni@uconn.edu