Summer Immersion Graduate Assistant

Northeastern University  |  Boston, MA

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Job Details

Position Title:

Summer Immersion Graduate Assistant

Job Type: First Year/Orientation/Transition/Retention Programs Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services
Location: Boston, MA
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 30681
Application Deadline: 03/16/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$3,500 - $3,500
Additional Compensation:
Housing for 8 weeks (Training and six-week Immersion program) 15-meal plan for 8 weeks
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Benefits
Salary Range:
$3,500 - $3,500
Additional Compensation:
Housing for 8 weeks (Training and six-week Immersion program) 15-meal plan for 8 weeks
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Position Description

Overview of the Office of Opportunity Scholarship and Outreach Programs

The Office of Opportunity Scholarships and Outreach Programs (OSOP) at Northeastern University is committed to serving nearly 200 first-generation, low-income students of diverse backgrounds through student programming and holistic support services beginning with a pre-college summer immersion and following each student through graduation and alumni services. The office works as a team to practice student-centered advising, life-skills coaching, holistic support, and retention plans through five different scholarship programs geared toward the specific needs of first-generation, low-income students at a rigorous five-year university. The unit manages the non-cognitive selection process for the competitive Torch Scholars Program, where 400 students from across the nation apply for a full scholarship and support services. A cohort of 13 scholars is selected each year. The Torch Scholars Program (Torch) at Northeastern University is dedicated to closing the achievement gap for first-generation, low-income students through a two-pronged effort: a full scholarship covering a pre-college program and eight subsequent semesters of study, and a comprehensive support program that is designed to improve the college retention rate, leadership opportunities, social capital, and academic achievement of each student.

Two Graduate Assistants are needed to manage the day-to-day program of a 6-week summer immersion program for 13 first-generation college students in the Torch Scholars Program. Graduate Assistants work as a team with OSOP staff to provide consistent support and student development opportunities for Torch Scholars. Graduate Assistants receive a stipend and room/board for the duration of the Program. This is a live-on position with on-call responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities

A. Co-teach the class College Seminar (Mondays-Thursdays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.; Fridays, 8:00 am - 9:45 am), work with the Program Director to plan daily lessons, implement curriculum according to Program goals, regularly assess student performance, and evaluate student progress as related to course goals to support each student’s transition from high school to college.

B. Plan programs and events including but not limited to: daily study sessions (Community Learning SpaceCLS), off-campus excursions, student development workshops, and community service opportunities.

C. Maintain daily communication with Program Director and OSOP Staff regarding student behavior, group dynamics, and student development. Monitor and track progress of each Scholar on a regular basis and share all information with Program Director to ensure student success, development, and safety. Attend 2 Progress Meetings with OSOP Staff and submit student Progress Reports for your Scholar caseload at the end of each week. Scholar case load: 6-7 students.

D. Serve as Lead/On-Call GA. Maintain a positive, appropriate, and productive presence during evening and weekend hours with the Scholars. When “on-call,” take responsibility for responding in an efficient and appropriate manner to any crisis situations should they occur (follow Crisis Plan as received in GA Training prior to starting the Summer Immersion Program).

E. Other responsibilities as determined by the Program Director in conjunction with OSOP staff.

GA’s report directly to the Torch Scholars Program Director during the Summer Immersion Program and collaborate with NU professional staff and faculty from Admissions, Residence Life, Career Services, Financial Aid, University Health Counseling Services, Civic Engagement, and teaching faculty. 

Position Length

  • June 23 – August 17 (8 weeks)
  • Training runs from June 23-July 5 (July 4 is a day off)
  • Students arrive July 6

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • Enrolled in Masters program in Higher Education, preferably having completed one year of graduate education.
  • Teaching experience, in the classroom or through facilitating training or workshops.
  • Appreciation of diversity, the strengths and challenges of first-generation students
  • An understanding and knowledge of student development.
  • A sense of humor.

Application Information

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of two references to Jennifer Schoen at j.schoen@neu.edu, by March 16, 2019. Please don’t hesitate to call Jennifer with any questions prior to applying. I will be attending the NASPA conference, March 10- 12. Please text 206-523-8393 if you'd like to meet or have any questions during the conference. Call 617-373-7705 after March 13. Thank you! For more information on the Torch Scholars Program, please visit www.northeastern.edu/torch.

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