Graduate Assistant - Office of Admission

Graduate Assistants act as helpers to their departments, students or professors in a research or administrative capacity. Their primary responsibilities include assisting with various administrative tasks, organizing campus events and conducting various research task.

Students intending to get an MBA: you must receive a GA position before being enrolled in any MBA courses; once you have been enrolled in any MBA courses you are no longer eligible to receive a GA position.

* Individuals must be accepted into the Benedictine College graduate program in order to be selected for Graduate Assistant positions. Furthermore, individuals must remain in good-standing in the graduate program in order to continue in the GA position.

Position Summary

The Graduate Assistant, under the direction of the Director of Undergraduate Admission, is involved in a variety of activities within the Office of Admission. This position is best suited for graduate students who are interested in pursuing professional opportunities in the field of higher education/student affairs or communications. The Graduate Assistant in the Office of Admission will work up to 20 hours per week and report to the Director of Undergraduate Admission.

Essential Functions

  • Providing direct support to the Director of Undergraduate Admission
  • Assisting with website maintenance
  • Assisting with communication plan development
  • Working with Communication Coordinator and Visit Coordinator or others, depending on the individual GA applicant strengths
  • Assist with signature events for Office of Admission
  • Perform tasks necessary to maintain smooth office operations, forms and procedures, and the daily workflow.
  • Monitoring admission email account and responding to inquiries
  • Ability to have a strong sense of professional ethics and respect for privacy and confidentiality.
  • Creativity, high energy, strong work ethic, and professionalism.
  • Perform additional job related duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

Competency Statement(s)

  • Accountability looks at the extent to which an individual is willing to accept responsibility. This competency asks the question “How do you look at responsibility for your work?”
  • Accuracy looks at the extent to which an individual’s work is correct and error free within company policies and guidelines. This competency asks the question “How well do you perform your work, and check the quality of the work before passing it along?”
  • Written Communication Skills looks at the extent to which an individual writes concise, clear letters, reports, articles, or e-mails, including proofing and editing. This competency asks the question “How well do you write, edit, and proof written materials?”
  • Creative-Creative skills looks at the ability of the individual to think in ways that produce something new or which lead to novel ideas. This competency asks the question “How well do you find connections among unrelated data and information?”
  • Detail orientation looks at the ability of the individual to pay meticulous attention to all aspects of a situation or task, no matter how small or seemingly unimportant. This competency asks the question “How well do you understand and work with the ‘nuts and bolts’ of a task?”
  • Friendliness looks at the ability of the individual to behave in a beneficial, amicable, or favorable manner toward someone. This competency asks the question “How pleasant and cheerful do you act toward others?”
  • Innovation is the ability to go beyond the conventional, a willingness to try different solutions, and to encourage new ideas from employees and co-workers. This competency asks the question “How willing are you to “work outside the box”?”
  • Organizational skills looks at the ability of the individual to be structured and methodical in working skills. This competency asks the question “Is your working style neat and disciplined?”
  • Responsibility looks at the ability of the individual to be trustworthy or answerable for their conduct. This competency asks the question “How trustworthy and reliable are you?”
  • Self motivational skills looks at the ability of the individual to reach a goal or perform a task with little supervision or direction. This competency asks the question “How successful are you at providing your own incentives for success?”

Education

  • Bachelor Degree Required
  • Must be fully admitted to a Master’s program at Benedictine College

Experience

  • Experience working in higher education setting
  • Strong writer with copy editing skills
  • Proficiency with website and email content management systems, as well as MS Office Suite and/or customer relationship management systems

Apply

Please submit an application for employment to jobs@benedictine.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Benedictine College welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

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