Departments within the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Florida and Student Affairs at Santa Fe College, as well as related departments and colleges, provide employment opportunities for graduate students interested in pursuing a career in a student affairs related field. These graduate positions enable students to combine the knowledge learned in the classroom with the experience of working in a professional setting. In short, students are able to put theory into practice. The personal and professional skills gained by being able to directly apply what is learned in the classroom, will be beneficial throughout your professional career.

If you plan to attend the Student Personnel in Higher Education (SPHE) program as a full-time student and will not be working as a full-time professional, please indicate your interest in applying for a Graduate Assistantship/Position on your On-Campus M.Ed. SPHE program application. Selection for the SPHE academic program and the assistantship/position hiring process are separate, but collaborative and concurrent processes. On-campus SPHE students are required to have a Graduate Assistantship/Position or related employment due to the “theory-to-practice” nature of the program.

Most graduate assistantships/positions are 20 hour per week positions for the spring and fall semesters. Some assistantships/positions are also available in the summer. Candidates must be accepted to a graduate program at the University of Florida in order to obtain graduate employment.

(NOTE: First preference is given to students applying to the SPHE master’s degree program.)

Some terminology to be aware of:
• Assistantships – typically include a stipend, tuition waiver, and health care
• Positions – may not include tuition waiver or health care, but do include a competitive stipend and other benefits. Be sure to ask supervisors during your interviews.

Our graduate assistant positions are intentionally designed to give students hands-on opportunities to work and grow throughout their time in school.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITIONS FOR 2021-2022 will be posted in January 2021.

Candidates outside of the Student Personnel in Higher Education will not be reviewed until the SPHE students have been hired. If there are any vacancies, candidates will be contacted. This does not usually occur until late March or early April.

AVAILABLE STUDENT AFFAIRS Assistantships:

OVERVIEW:

  • University Advancement works to engage alumni and students, parents and friends, foundations and corporations to partner with UF and move the university forward. UF Advancement is meant to serve the whole university — all its colleges, institutes, departments and centers. Our roadmap is based on the university’s strategic priorities.
  • Alumni Relations and Annual Giving engages and involves volunteers, alumni and friends in the life of the university and is the foundation’s annual fundraising effort specifically seeking recurring gifts from alumni, families, friends, faculty, staff and students in support of the university’s many colleges and units.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement advises the Cicerones Student Organization.

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week, with additional time required during peak periods such as the beginning and end of each semester. Frequent night and weekend hours are required. Off during break weeks and university holidays. Some conference attendance and travel may be required in August 2020 and February 2021. Eligible to receive professional development funds to offset travel to student affairs conferences.

Contract Dates: August 15, 2020 through April 30, 2021 (position could also be extended)

REMUNERATION:
Salary includes in-state tuition for nine (9) credit hours per semester and $13,000 stipend for an academic year (fall – spring). NOTE: Florida is one of the few states without a state income tax.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise Florida Cicerones Student Organization
    • Provide guidance to officers and members and interpret university policy and procedure
    • Advise officers in decision-making matters and provide feedback about performance
    • Facilitate recruitment and selection of new members and elections of executive board
    • Attend executive board (Monday evenings) and general body meetings (taking place Tuesday evenings from 5:00-6:00pm for both semesters)
    • Assist with oversight over the Cicerones budget
  • Support Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) Membership program
    • Provide onsite management of Beat T-Shirt Giveaways
    • Assist in annual update of the F Book
    • Manage all social medial accounts for STAT, primary Facebook and Instagram
    • Support annual sales strategy through Orientation Sessions marketing and promotion
  • Supports broad based Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Initiatives
    • Gator Nation Tailgates, Giving Day, Grand Guard, 40 Under 40, Gator 100
  • Other duties as assigned, performs light administrative tasks such as filing, general correspondence, and other duties assigned when necessary

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  1. Applicant should be a current graduate student at the University of Florida
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills
  3. Comfort working in both a team environment and independently are essential
  4. Project management skills, organizational skills and attention to detail
  5. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required
  6. Must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
OVERVIEW:

  • The College of Health & Human Performance (HHP) houses approximately 2500 students pursing degrees in the following areas: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology; Health Education & Behavior; or Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management. The Office of Academic & Student Affairs within HHP is responsible for both academic and student affairs related programming primarily targeting undergraduate students.
  • The Office of Academic & Student Affairs is seeking a Graduate Assistant to assist with managing student affairs functions in the office including student leadership programs/organizations, mentor/mentee programs and student communication functions.

TIME COMMITMENT:

20 hours per week, primarily during business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays), occasional evening/weekend events. No on-call responsibilities.

  • Contract Dates: Estimated August 14, 2020 – May 13, 2021, prefer a 2 year contract.

REMUNERATION:

Salary includes in-state tuition for nine (9) credit hours per semester and $16,000 annual stipend. NOTE: Florida is one of the few states without a state income tax.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate and oversee HHPeers Mentor/Mentee Program: including recruitment, matching, welcome event scheduling, etc.
  • Create/manage content for the weekly HHP Pulse Student Newsletter
  • Assist with oversight of HHP Ambassadors program: including recruitment, training, scheduling, etc. for new and current ambassadors
  • Assist with management of HHP’s Student College Council
  • Assist with college event planning/execution such as (but not limited to): HHP Involvement Fair, HHP internship fair, New Student Convocation, Graduate Student Orientation, HHP Commencement ceremony and various information sessions. Experience with public speaking is a plus.
  • Teach a college specific section of First Year Florida (during second year of GA position)
  • Assist with management of HHP scholarship application process and review
  • Research best practices for peer advising programs on campus and collaborating with HHP academic advising team to create content/modules/videos for Canvas
  • Management of the HHP undergraduate exit survey and data reporting
  • Serve on university, college or departmental committees as a representative for HHP
  • Other projects based on GA’s interests/skills and HHP student success initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned
OVERVIEW:

  • The Academic Advising Center (AAC) is the advising office for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). The AAC provides several advising services for CLAS students, exploratory students, Pre-Health and Pre-Law students, and other students interested in CLAS majors. CLAS is the largest college on campus, with more than 700 faculty members responsible for teaching the majority of the university’s core curriculum courses to at least 35,000 students each year. CLAS has more than 10,000 undergraduate students pursuing a variety of disciplines

TIME COMMITMENT:

You must be able to work both fall and spring semesters in order to fulfill the 0.5 FTE (20 hour/week), nine-month appointment.

REMUNERATION:

This position includes a tuition fee waiver for nine (9) credit hours/semester during the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Tuition for the specified number of credit hours for each term will be paid, but the student is responsible for the fees associated with each credit. The current annual rate of pay for this 9 month appointment is $16,000.

NOTE: Florida is one of the few states without a state income tax.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

General responsibilities for a graduate assistant in the AAC include advising students regarding registration, choosing and changing majors, campus resources to enhance academic success, and many other advising services. Graduate Assistants have the opportunity to get involved in different committees within our office which are focused on serving PROMISE scholars, exploratory students, and probation students.  Graduate Assistants may also have the opportunity to work with the CLAS Ambassadors, sophomore leadership seminar, assessment committee, communications committee and transfer student outreach.

OVERVIEW:

  • Disability Resource Center Mission: The Disability Resource Center celebrates disability identity as a valued aspect of diversity. We champion a universally-accessible campus community that supports the holistic advancement of individuals with disabilities.
  • Disability Resource Center Vision: The DRC envisions a universally inclusive community where all individuals are seen as valued and contributing leaders of society.

ASSISTANTSHIP TITLE:
• Graduate Assistant

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 40%- Leads or co-advises DRC student groups. This includes leading Rising Scholars, a 9 week mentorship group to enhance the transition experience, and co-advising Disability Ambassadors, an outreach and education group which extends the DRC mission.
  • 40%- Develops and conducts outreach programming and education, including training content to re-frame disability as a valued aspect of diversity. May need to work occasional evening/weekend student events.  Presents to student groups and classes as assigned.
  • 20%– Completes administrative tasks such as supporting development of DRC policies and procedures, engaging in professional development opportunities, and supporting research projects at the DRC.

REMUNERATION:
Rate of pay/stipend: Annual- $16,000 (Bi-Weekly – $820.51)

Tuition waiver or scholarship offered: Tuition waiver for Fall/Spring (9 credit hours per semester)

Benefits: Eligible to enroll in GatorGradCare health insurance plan

Length of Assistantship: 9 month Assistantship

Start date and End Date: First day of Fall 2020 and last day of finals in Spring 2021

Hours Worked: 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week)

OVERVIEW:
The University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education within the Division of Student affairs is a comprehensive housing department that houses 8,200 undergraduates and 980 apartments for graduate and professional students (and families). Residential Life provides a residential learning model along with a focus on academic initiatives within the halls as the cornerstone for a signature on-campus housing experience.

GRADUATE POSITION TITLE:
Graduate Community Coordinator – Live IN

RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Responsibilities:

  • Develop/implement/supervise others towards providing community development and learning for residents in assigned area
  • Follow/implement Housing crisis and incident protocols and follow-up procedures
  • Understand the unique needs of and be an advocate for diverse groups of students.
  • Actively engage in the planning and implementation of resident curriculum expectations, area programming, Living Learning Community programming, and other similar projects by student staff, the area government, and the area professional staff
  • Support professional staff in proper administration of area and divisional policies and procedures
  • Attend all staff meetings and other meetings as required by supervisor
  • Recognize and manage conflict effectively among staff, student residents, and colleagues
  • Manage student staff expectations/accountability through on-line module based program (Canvas)

Facility/Staff Development & Supervision Responsibilities:

  • 20 hour weekly stipend pay expectation with office hours, night, weekend, weekday hours in assigned area
  • Supervise an undergraduate student staff (5-12 staff)
  • Conduct regularly scheduled supervisory individual and group meetings with student staff and the area professional staff
  • Initiate and implement ongoing training and staff development activities for student staff such as motivation, confrontation, helping skills, handling crisis situations, policies, staff team building, etc.
  • Serve as a conduct hearing officer
  • Conduct building rounds and inspect public area facilities on a regular basis
  • Assist the area professional staff with maintaining quality of area office operations, area security, maintenance, custodial and other services

REMUNERATION:

Rate of pay/stipend: $505 biweekly based on employment dates

Tuition waiver or scholarship offered and details:

  • In-state tuition scholarship (SPHE students only, does not cover fees): 9 credit hrs per semester Fall/Spring
  • Make note: For first academic year in program, an out of state fee waiver to offset a percentage of the difference from out of state fees to in-state fees may be available, but is not guaranteed.

Benefits:

  • Fully furnished on-campus apartment ($10,000 +/- value): includes utilities,  world-class wireless, basic cable
  • $300 per semester fall/spring meal balance for use on campus
  • Reserved on-campus parking space (decal must be purchased)

Length of position: 

  • Start date and end date: July 27, 2020 to May 3, 2021

Hours worked:

  • Stipend biweekly pay based on a 20 hr work week
  • Evening/weekend hours
  • Crisis/Incident response on-call 1-2 weeks in a semester
OVERVIEW:
The University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education within the Division of Student affairs is a comprehensive housing department that houses 8,200 undergraduates and 980 apartments for graduate and professional students (and families). Residential Life provides a residential learning model along with a focus on academic initiatives within the halls as the cornerstone for a signature on-campus housing experience.

GRADUATE POSITION TITLE:
Graduate Community Coordinator – (Live ON, Living Learning Communities)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Responsibilities:

  • Develop/implement/supervise others towards providing community development and learning for residents in assigned area
  • Follow/implement Housing crisis and incident protocols and follow-up procedures
  • Understand the unique needs of and be an advocate for diverse groups of students.
  • Actively engage in the planning and implementation of resident curriculum expectations, area programming, Living Learning Community programming, and other similar projects by student staff, the area government, and the area professional staff
  • Support professional staff in proper administration of department policies and procedures
  • Attend all meetings as required by supervisor
  • Recognize and manage conflict effectively among staff, student residents, and colleagues
  • Manage student staff expectations/accountability through on-line module based program (Canvas)

Living Learning Community (LLC) Position Responsibilities

  • 20 hour week expectation with night, weekend, weekday hours in the Office of Student Learning and Engagement
  • Coordinate residential curriculum for 7-8 living learning communities
  • Conduct regularly scheduled in-direct supervisory and training of individual and collective RAs managing specific LLC responsibilities.
  • Provide support for the advisor-in-residence/academic initiatives programs.
  • Collaborate to support marketing for LLCs and LLC stakeholder meetings
  • Communicate with full time staff, LLC advisory board members, student staff, and students in a professional and timely manner.
  • Attend/Lead a combination of staff meetings, one-on-one meetings with supervisor, stakeholder meetings and student organization meetings.

REMUNERATION:

Rate of pay/stipend: $505 biweekly

Tuition waiver or scholarship offered and details:

  • In state tuition scholarship (SPHE students only, does not cover fees):  9 credit hrs per semester Fall/Spring
    • Make note: for first academic year in program an out of state fee waiver to offset a percentage of the difference from out of state fees to in-state fees may be available but is not guaranteed.

Benefits:

  • Fully furnished on-campus apartment ($10,000 +/- value): includes utilities, world class wireless, basic cable
  • $300 per semester fall/spring meal balance for use on campus
  • Reserved on-campus parking space (decal must be purchased)

Length of Position: 

  • Start date and end date: July 27, 2020 to May 3, 2021

Hours worked:

  • Stipend biweekly pay based on a 20 hr work week
  • Evening/weekend hours
OVERVIEW:
The Dean of Students Office at the University of Florida is committed to the total development of students. The major purpose of the department’s programs, services and activities is to facilitate and enhance the intellectual psychological, personal, and social development of students.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The New Student and Family Programs Graduate Assistant works as a team member in the Dean of Students Office to address issues related to students’ and family members’ transition to a university setting.

This position works with the staff of New Student and Family Programs to address the needs of specific special populations on campus, including but not limited to, Innovation Academy Students, International Students, Graduate Students, PaCE Students, UF Online Students and Transfer Students. This position will assist with the development, production and assessment of support programs which serve these various populations of students.

This position will be responsible for the management of social media accounts for NSFP. This involves work around NSFP programs (Family Weekend, Preview, First Year Florida, Convocation, and Student Leaders). Management includes monitoring and posting to accounts along with developing strategic social media plans. The role will work in collaboration with all aspects of NSFP including but not limiting to Family, Transitions, and Orientation Programs. Part of this role will work directly with office wide communication including but not limited to Family, Transitions, and Orientation Programs. This position would assist with growing the programs offered through our office devoted to special populations and online extended outreach services. This position is an excellent opportunity to learn skills in the areas of program planning, orientation development, teaching, assessment, strategic planning, and collaboration.

REMUNERATION:
Salary includes in-state tuition waiver for 9 credit hours, $16,000 stipend for an academic year (fall and spring semester) & GatorGradCare (health insurance).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in content development for special population orientation programs including but not limited to Transfer, Graduate, International, and UF Online, serving over 2,000 students a year.
  • Collaborate with over 30 different campus departments and individuals to assist in the acquisition of content for online orientation programs.
  • Assist in content review and editing for special population orientation.
  • Create and implement assessment of existing population specific programs and provides support in their modification and continued development.
  • Track online orientation usage data for all orientation programs.
  • Benchmarking of online programming at peer institutions.
  • Facilitate the expansion of transition programs for UF Online students such as live streamed workshops and online video conferencing.
  • Manage and support social media accounts across Family, Transitions, and Orientation Programs.
  • Assist with office wide communication pertaining to Family, Transitions, and Orientation Programs.
  • Maintain accurate records and files related to this.
  • Serves as the instructor on record for SLS 1102: First Year Florida during their second year.
  • Contribute to the NSFP office and Emergency Dean on Call, Protest & Safety Team, NSFP Programs (including Preview, Family Weekend, New Student Convocation).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
OVERVIEW:
The Dean of Students Office is your gateway to the University of Florida. We encourage growth, provide care, and promote accountability. New Student and Family Programs, is responsible for providing programs that support new student success and transition to the University of Florida. New Student and Family Programs exists to help new students and their families with their transition and growth. The New Student and Family Programs area is dedicated to student success and creating a culture of care from day one.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The New Student and Family Programs Graduate Assistant works directly with the Assistant Director for Transition Programs in the New Student and Family Programs area within the Dean of Students Office. The Graduate Assistant for Transition Programs will work with the University of Florida’s premier first-year seminar course, First Year Florida. This includes supporting programs and services for first-year and transfer students. This position primarily assists in the coordination of First Year Florida Peer Leader recruitment, selection, training, advising, and supervision component.

Additional components include but are not limited to the development, coordination, and instruction of the Peer Leader one-credit training course (IDS4905) as well as assistance with Instructor training and support, Peer Leader retreat and supervision of the Peer Mentor program. The Graduate Assistant for Transition Programs will serve as a Graduate Leader in their first-year and instructor on record for First Year Florida during their second year. The Graduate Assistant for Transition programs will also have the opportunity to assess programmatic components, assist in the editing and management of the First Year Florida textbook, Campus Resource Guide and monitor the Campus Partner Presentation Portal.

REMUNERATION:

  • 9 Month Academic Year Rate of Pay: $16,000
  • Bi Weekly Rate of Pay: $820.51
  • Begin Date: August 14, 2020
  • End Date: May 14, 2021

The position is 20 hours per week with additional time required during peak periods such as the beginning and end of each semester. Some evening and weekend hours are required. This position is a one-year contract with the ability to stay two years depending on demonstrated success as well as continued funding.

Your stipend will be accompanied by a tuition waiver for the minimum required registration (9 credits each Fall and Spring). You are reminded that while tuition is included in your assistantship, all students are responsible for the fees associated with each credit hour of registration.

As a Graduate Assistant, you are eligible to enroll in the GatorGradCare health insurance plan. There is a monthly premium of $10.00 for your individual coverage. This premium will be collected through payroll deduction.  GatorGradCare enrollees who include coverage for their dependent(s) on their online enrollment are responsible for the dependent premium.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in the coordination of recruitment and selection process for First Year Florida Peer Leaders.
  • Assists in the training, supervision, and advisement of 70-90 First Year Florida Peer Leaders and 10-20 Peer Mentors.
  • Assists in the development, coordination, and facilitation of Peer Leader and Peer Mentor retreats.
  • Coordinates and oversees Peer Leader Banquet.
  • Serves as the instructor on record for SLS 1102: First Year Florida during their second year.
  • Assists in the programming and development of First Year Florida’s Transition Conference.
  • Coordinates planning and programming of Peer Leader Banquet.
  • Assists with the analysis, synthesis, and reporting of assessment data for First Year Florida components.
  • Assists in resource development for University staff and faculty that serve as First Year Florida Instructors.
  • Assist in the editing and management of the First Year Florida textbook and Campus Resource Guide.
  • Monitors the Campus Partner Presentation Portal.
  • Contribute to the NSFP office and Emergency Dean on Call, Protest & Safety Team, NSFP Programs (including Preview, Family Weekend, New Student Convocation)
  • Collaborates with University staff/faculty and other department to assist in the goals of this position.
  • Maintains accurate records and files related to this area.
  • Serves on University, Student Affairs, and departmental committees and task forces.
  • Is fiscally responsible with programs and events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
OVERVIEW:

  • The Dean of Students Office is your gateway to the University of Florida. We encourage growth, provide care, and promote accountability. New Student and Family Programs, is responsible for providing programs that support new student success and transition to the University of Florida. New Student and Family Programs exists to help new students and their families with their transition and growth. The New Student and Family Programs area is dedicated to student success and creating a culture of care from day one.
  • New Student and Family Programs successfully orients over 7,000 new freshmen, 2,000 transfer students and over 10,000 family members each summer.  As a national model, Preview in conjunction with other orientation and transition programs, has successfully contributed to a first year retention rate over 97%.  This program features 23 two-day programs over the span of three months and features over 150 different campus partners.  Each year Preview selects approximately 45 student leaders to assist in coordination of the Preview program.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Orientation Programs Graduate Assistant works directly with the Assistant Director for Orientation Programs (Preview) area within the Dean of Students Office and provides programs and services for new freshmen and transfer students and their families (including first-year student orientation, transfer orientation, welcome activities, orientation leader training course, and additional programs as needed). This position primarily assists in the coordination of orientation student leader selection, training, and supervision component.

Orientation Leader training components include but are not limited to the development, design, coordination and co-instruction of the spring semester Orientation Leader 3 credit training course (EDA4930) as well as the development of staff retreat, and intensive training week. This position will also include assessment of the training efforts and leadership development of the Orientation Leaders.

In addition this position will help with the logistical coordination of the transfer orientation and new student orientation program. This is an excellent opportunity to learn skills in the areas of leadership development and training, teaching, supervision, program planning, budget management, assessment, strategic planning, and collaboration.

REMUNERATION:

  • 9 Month Academic Year Rate of Pay: $16,000
  • Bi Weekly Rate of Pay: $820.51
  • Begin Date: August 14, 2020
  • End Date: May 14, 2021

The position is 20 hours per week with additional time required during peak periods such as the beginning and end of each semester. Some evening and weekend hours are required. This position is a one-year contract with the ability to stay two years depending on demonstrated success as well as continued funding.

Your stipend will be accompanied by a tuition waiver for the minimum required registration (9 credits each Fall and Spring). You are reminded that while tuition is included in your assistantship, all students are responsible for the fees associated with each credit hour of registration.

As a Graduate Assistant, you are eligible to enroll in the GatorGradCare health insurance plan. There is a monthly premium of $10.00 for your individual coverage. This premium will be collected through payroll deduction.  GatorGradCare enrollees who include coverage for their dependent(s) on their online enrollment are responsible for the dependent premium.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn skills in the areas of student leader development, assessment, programming, curriculum development, strategic planning, and collaboration.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in the coordination and marketing of the recruitment, interview and selection process of New Student and Family Programs, Undergraduate Orientation Leaders, Preview Staffers
  • Assists in training and supervision of Orientation Leaders during academic year
  • Assists in the design and coordination EDA 4930 the Preview Staff Training Course
  • Assist in the preparation and participation in our Regional Conference SROW
  • Assist in the facilitation, training, and coordination of Spring Leadership Retreat including curriculum development, staff selection and assessment.
  • Collaborates with other departments and individuals to assist in the goals of this position including the Office of Student Activities, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Division of Enrollment Management and Academic Affairs
  • Serves as the instructor on record for SLS 1102: First Year Florida during their second year.
  • Maintain accurate records and files related to this area
  • Serve on University, Student Affairs, and departmental committees and task forces
  • Contribute to the NSFP office and Emergency Dean on Call, Protest & Safety Team, NSFP Programs (including Preview, Family Weekend, New Student Convocation)
  • Practice fiscal responsibility within programs and events
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Evening and weekend work required
OVERVIEW:
At the University of Florida approximately 40,000 students live off-campus. Off Campus Life is committed to
educating and assisting UF students to achieve a positive off-campus living experience. Through OCL’s resources,
services, education, and support we foster leadership and civic engagement to develop great Gator neighbors in
Gainesville and throughout the Gator Nation. The Office of Off Campus Life (OCL) educates students on topics
including but not limited to off campus housing search strategies, safety, city codes, community responsibilities,
civic engagement, and fun things to do in Gainesville.

Educational outreach is conducted through print materials, website, social media, events, and programming. OCL is
a unique university office that frequently collaborates with non-university groups and businesses in addition to oncampus
offices. External partners include City of Gainesville officials, Gainesville Police Department, City Code
Enforcement office, community members, local business owners, landlords, and local apartment management.
Collaborating campus offices include Housing and Residence Education, New Student & Family Programs, the Dean
of Students Office, Student Legal Services, GatorWell, the International Center, Student Activities and Involvement,
and UFPD. The Off Campus Life Graduate Assistant is a paraprofessional staff member who aides the Director of Off
Campus Life in providing events and services for UF students that live off-campus.

REMUNERATION:
The position is 20 hours per week with occasional after-hour or weekend events. Salary includes instate tuition waiver for 9 credit hours, $16,000 stipend for an academic year (fall and spring semester).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Assisting with strategic planning, monthly goal setting and educational outcome development.
  • Coordinating and facilitating monthly events including: assisting with planning, securing locations, maintaining attendance list, assisting with event management, and assessment.
  • Assisting with the creation of new events and educational programs.
  • Providing office presentations both on-campus and in the Gainesville community or various topics.
  • Creating content for monthly e-newsletter sent to students living off-campus.
  • Designing and scheduling weekly social media content for the OCL office.
  • Responding to walk-in, phone call, and email questions from students, family members, citizens, and other university and city offices.
  • Providing one on one meetings with students and family members of students that are looking for off campus housing or who have concerns while living in the community.
  • Assisting in the education of incoming students and parents through presentations at Preview (orientation).
  • Co-advising the Off Campus Ambassadors, OCL’s sponsored student ambassador program.
  • Assisting the Off Campus Ambassadors with their monthly events and outreach efforts.
  • Creating, revising, and editing office print and digital materials including, but not limited to: E-Newsletter, Press Releases, event descriptions, Gator Guide to Off Campus Life (OCL’s annual magazine-style publication), Gator Times submissions, Annual Report, etc.
  • Assisting with student assessment, tracking of office outreach, and contacts.
OVERVIEW:

  • As an integral part of the educational mission of the University of Florida the areas of Student Engagement which includes Student Activities & Involvement, impact the student experience by providing a foundation of engagement opportunities that enhance campus life. The Student Activities & Involvement Graduate Assistant aides in this by supporting a multitude of student organizations and their initiatives, educating students about co-curricular involvement and its benefits, and provides engagement opportunities that augment the campus life experience.

POSITION TITLE: Graduate Assistant, Student Activities & Involvement

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week, with additional time required during peak periods such as the beginning and end of each semester. Frequent night and weekend hours are required.

Contract Dates: August 2020 – May 2021 (subject to change). Opportunity for hourly summer employment may be available.

REMUNERATION:
Salary includes in-state tuition for nine (9) credit hours per semester and plus the current UF minimum salary for a 9-month Graduate Assistant appointment.

NOTE: Florida is one of the few states without a state income tax.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in the Fall and Spring Registration Process for all student organizations, including student organization constitution review, student organization outreach meetings, and program assessment.
  • Coordinate portions of student organization training series for all student organizations, including but not limited to, semester training, monthly orientations for new groups, as well as ongoing training for faculty advisors
  • Assist with advising the Reitz Programming Board (RPB) executive board, committee directors, and committees which includes regular meetings, attending general body meetings, and other administrative functions
  • Assist in booking performers for various Reitz Programming Board committees and reviewing contracts and agreements for registered student organizations as directed
  • Assist with the design of the training schedule for student organizations or advisors for the year
  • Design retreat/training schedules for Reitz Programming leaders in collaboration with professional staff and play an active role in providing on-going training to the RPB leaders on pertinent topics such as program planning, risk management, marketing and diversity
  • Assist in creation of marketing materials for the series
  • Serve as an area advisor to specific student groups on issues related to contracts, event planning, and other financial matters related to their programs
  • Assist with the management of student organization contracts and agreements
  • Serve as an event lead for campus programs and events
  • Educate students and student organizations on campus and community policies and regulations.
  • Participate in event staffing throughout the year
  • Create, administer, and evaluate assessments of programs and other general data
  • Provide support for programs and initiatives of Student Activities & Involvement, as requested
  • Serve on University committees, as requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Preferred:

  1. Students admitted or enrolled in the Student Personnel in Higher Education (SPHE) academic program area
  2. Previous experience as an officer in a student organization
  3. Previous experience in program/conference planning and presenting leadership workshops
  4. Experience working within a collegiate setting; this may include undergraduate involvement in campus activities, student union/campus center operations, programming boards, or similar activities experience
  5. Demonstrated effective oral, written, and presentation communication skills
  6. Experience working in a fast-paced environment requiring exceptional customer service skills

To Maintain the Assistantship:

  1. Maintain a 3.0 or better GPA each semester
  2. Meet the minimum course registration requirements for each semester of appointment
  3. Must be enrolled in nine (9) credit hours of graduate course work during the fall and spring terms.
  4. Throughout the contract dates, this position will require 20 hours per week which may include occasional night and weekend hours, and the potential for additional time required during peak periods such as the beginning and end of each semester.

ALL STUDENT AFFAIRS Assistantships:

Across the University of Florida and the Division of Student Affairs, we offer a variety of opportunities through our many graduate assistantships. Some of the assistantships listed below are currently filled, but may come available next academic year.

• Alumni Relations and Annual Giving – Cicerones
• College of Education
• College of Health & Human Performance – Academic Advising
• College of Liberal Arts & Sciences – Academic Advising
• Dean of Students Office – New Student & Family Programs – Special Populations
• Dean of Students Office – New Student & Family Programs – Transition Programs
• Dean of Students Office – New Student & Family Programs – Orientation Programs
• Dean of Students Office – Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
• Disability Resource Center
• Housing & Residence Education – Graduate Community Coordinator (Live In)
• Housing & Residence Education – Graduate Community Coordinator (Live On)
• Housing & Residence Education – Conduct & Community Standards
• Housing & Residence Education – Hiring & Training
• Housing & Residence Education – Living Learning Communities
• Housing & Residence Education – Student Leadership
• Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program/First-Generation Student Success
• Multicultural & Diversity Affairs – Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs
• Multicultural & Diversity Affairs – Black Affairs
• Multicultural & Diversity Affairs – Hispanic-Latino Affairs
• Multicultural & Diversity Affairs – LGBTQ+ Affairs
• Off Campus Life
• Student Engagement – Sorority & Fraternity Affairs
• Student Engagement – Student Activities & Involvement – Student Organizations
• Student Engagement – Student Activities & Involvement – Brown Center for Leadership & Service
• Student Engagement – Student Activities & Involvement – GatorNights
• Student Engagement – Newell Hall
• Student Government Advising, Operations and Services