2020 Graduate Advisor Applications

 

Deadline: March 9, 2020 or until filled.

 

Two Positions Available:

Informational Flyer

For more information about the positions:

Contact: Bill Tourville

For inquiries call (507) 389-6076

or email william.tourville@mnsu.edu

 

 

Graduate Advisor to the Student Events Team 

HR Position Description - SA Detail Description - Application Link

Reports to
Gregory Wilkins
Associate Director for Student Activities
Bill Tourville
Assistant Director for Campus Programs

Graduate Assistantship Application Deadline

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 9, 2020.  Students applying to the Counseling and Student Personnel Master’s Program in the College Student Affairs program do not need to submit separate application materials to be considered for this position.  All other applicants may submit a Graduate Assistantship application, cover letter, and resume to the contact person noted at the end of this position description.  Applications will be accepted until March 9, 2020 or until the position is filled, which ever happens first. All Assistantships within Student Activities are contingent on anticipated student fee funding.

 Salary

Full-time assistantship (20 hours per week) with $5,000 stipend for each semester of appointment, out-of- state tuition waiver and waiver of tuition charges for up to 9 graduate credits per semester. Appointments made after the tenth day of classes are not eligible for tuition waiver.

Overall responsibility
Work with Assistant Director and members of the Student Events Team in furthering the Student Events Team mission while adhering to the University mission. Areas of responsibility include program planning, risk management, leadership training, group dynamics, promotion/marketing, and advising.

Key areas of responsibility

Percentage of Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities/ Tasks

 

60%

 

 Advising and Program Development

  • Advise three to five Student Events Team board members including weekly one-on-one meetings
  • Co-advise President including weekly two-on-one with Assistant Director
  • Attend and moderate weekly Student Events Team board meetings
  • Facilitate and develop group dynamic team building sessions with the Student Events Team Programming Board
  • Be present during Student Events Team sponsored programs to assist with program implementation, student leader training, and risk management

 

 

25%

 

Programming and Marketing

  • Through survey assessment, MAV Card Scanner, and personal participation, analyze success of Student Events Team sponsored programs
  • Identify and develop key institutional partnerships for collaborative programming
  • Marketing coordination including website development, press releases, poster design, and social media plan
  • In cooperation with Assistant Director and Student Events Team summer representative, plan and implement Welcome Week and related programs
  • Assist with the planning of Homecoming

 

 

15%

 

Student Development

  • Assist Student Events Team president to plan winter retreat
  • Development of student learning outcomes and outcomes based assessment
  • Develop and implement individual and group leadership training on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis

 

Learning Objectives

 

Advising and Student Development

  • Gain experience advising undergraduates on a student programming board in areas including program development, marketing, time management, recruitment, and interpersonal development.
  • Assist with student leadership training models and undergraduate retreat development and implementation.
  • Learn and practice group dynamics and group advising.

 

Program Development

  • The Graduate Advisor will gain considerable experience developing programs that meet Student Events Team’s mission and vision including developing documentation, promotional materials, assessment tools, surveys, and performance evaluations.
  • The Graduate Advisor will gain experience with departmental strategic planning and assessment data collection.

 

Student Affairs Professional Development

 

  • The Graduate Advisor will learn what is expected from a student affairs professional in an office setting, including but not limited to: organization and time management, punctuality, crucial conversations, and working in a collaborative environment.
  • Attend and participant in student affairs professional develop and networking opportunities including interdepartmental committees, regional conferences, and individual development.

 

 

Term of employment

  • May 2020 – August 2020 (Optional), pending funding
  • August 2020 - May 2021

Minimum qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a graduate program at Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Prior program planning, development and implementation experience
  • Ability to work late evenings and weekends on an irregular basis.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Attention to detail, professionalism, dependability, and strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as team member
  • Embrace the vision, mission and core values of Student Activities
  • Experience in event management
  • Exceptional decision-making skills
  • Experience leading and/or working with college programs or student organizations
  • Ability to manage crisis situations
  • Experience with collegiate programming boards and/or enrolled in the Counseling and Student Personnel (Student Affairs) program or a closely related program

Contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funds, there is a possibility that this appointment may be continued beyond the initial period of employment. 

 

Graduate Advisor for Fraternity & Sorority Life, Dance Marathon, and Off-Campus Housing

HR Position Description - SA Detail Description - Application Link

Reports to

John Bulcock
Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life and Off-Campus Housing

 Gregory Wilkins - Associate Director for Student Activities

 Graduate Advisor Application Deadline

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 9, 2020.  Students applying to the Counseling and Student Personnel Master’s Program in the College Student Affairs program do not need to submit separate application materials to be considered for this position.  All other applicants may submit a Graduate Assistantship application, cover letter, and resume to the contact person noted at the end of this position description.  Applications will be accepted until March 9, 2020 or until the position is filled, which ever happens first. All Assistantships within Student Activities are contingent on anticipated student fee funding.

 Salary

Full-time assistantship (20 hours per week) with $5,000 stipend for each semester of appointment, out-of- state tuition waiver and waiver of tuition charges for up to 9 graduate credits per semester. Appointments made after the tenth day of classes are not eligible for tuition waiver.

 Overall responsibility

Work with Assistant Director of Student Activities and members of the Fraternity & Sorority community in furthering its mission while adhering to the University's mission.  This includes serving as direct advisor to a governing council and to at least one honorary organization.

Advise students in the planning and execution of the MSU, Mankatao Dance Marathon program, known as “Mavathon.”

Work with Assistant Director of Student Activities to facilitate the Off-Campus Housing Advertising Program.

Provide additional support, as needed, to the Office of Student Activities and the Centennial Student Union.

 Key areas of responsibility

  • Work with the Assistant Director of Student Activities and members of the Fraternity & Sorority community in furthering its mission while adhering to the University's mission.
    • Provide advice and support to Fraternity & Sorority governing councils, chapters, and honorary organizations.
    • Assist with fraternity and sorority recruitment processes.
    • Develop, present, or facilitate educational programs and retreats.
    • Represent Fraternity & Sorority Life and Student Activities at university, alumni, and other functions.
    • Assist in the development and implementation of large-scale events targeting Fraternity & Sorority Life stakeholder groups.
    • Advise a team of students in the planning and execution of the MSU, Mankato Dance Marathon program, known as “Mavathon.”
      • Directly advise the Mavathon Committee.
      • Manage the selection process for Mavathon committee chairs.
      • Serve as liaison to local and national staff for Children’s Miracle Network/Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.
      • Manage the full-scale development and implementation of fundraising opportunities for Mavathon.
      • Manage the logistical components of the Mavathon event.
    • Work with Assistant Director of Student Activities to facilitate the Off-Campus Housing Advertising Program.
        • Coordinate with housing partners and scheduling office to manage logistics and set up for housing fairs.
        • Participate in the development of marketing materials for housing fairs.
        • Provide ongoing support to the maintenance of accurate records for housing partners.
        • Represent the department at neighborhood association or city staff meetings.
    • Provide additional support, as needed, to the Office of Student Activities and the Centennial Student Union
        • Represent the department at Admissions fairs and/or Summer Orientation programs
        • Provide support during Welcome Week, Homecoming, and other events.
        • Assist in the planning and implementation of the Student Activities Awards and Recognition program.
        • Attend weekly Student Activities leadership team meetings and monthly Centennial Student Union staff meetings.

 Term of employment

  • August 2020 - May 2021
  • Pending funding, there may be an opportunity to begin before August 2020

 Minimum qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a graduate program at Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Prior program planning, development and implementation experience

 Preferred qualifications:

  • Attention to detail, professionalism, dependability, and strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as team member
  • Embrace the vision, mission and core values of Student Activities
  • Exceptional decision-making skills
  • Experience leading and/or working with volunteer programs
  • Prior experience in working with Fraternity & Sorority Life, including membership in a social fraternity or sorority as appropriate
  • Enrollment in the Counseling & Student Personnel-College Student Affairs, Educational Leadership, or Experiential Education Master’s programs

 Contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funds, there is a possibility that this appointment may be continued beyond the initial period of employment.