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Graduate Assistant - Global Leadership Development

Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

 

Graduate Assistant - Global Leadership Development

 

The Center for Community Engagement & Service at American University seeks to hire a Global Leadership Development Graduate Assistant to support the implementation of the AU Alternative Break Programs. The Graduate Assistant (GA) will provide leadership, training, and student mentorship in the AU Alternative Breaks program. The GA works closely with the Assistant Director, Global Learning and Leadership and the Graduate Assistant for Alternative Breaks in leading the student Alternative Break leaders in developing our award winning programs.

 

Alternative Breaks are student-led, student-managed social justice immersion service programs that bring students into communities around the country and into the world to engage on specific social issues. The primary responsibility of the Global Leadership Development Graduate Assistant is to train and advise the Alternative Break student leaders and ensure that the Alternative Break program runs smoothly and effectively. The GA’s duties will include designing and facilitating leader trainings, program event-planning, fundraising, logistics, outreach and recruitment, program assessment, and student coaching.

 

Hours and Compensation

This position requires approximately 15-20  flexible office hours per week, with some weeks requiring more time. The schedule includes periodic Friday evening trainings. The GA will be compensated $16.00 an hour.  The position requires a work commitment effective January 2019 through May 2020.

 

Note: Alternative Break GAs cannot also serve as Alternative Break Program Leaders. GAs must be on campus at American University for the full academic year.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement marketing and publicity for Alternative Breaks, including developing a slogan, attending and facilitating all informational sessions, managing the website, utilizing creative advertising techniques on campus.

    • Oversee the creation/design and approval of posters and flyers for individual programs

    • Serve as liaison to all campus media outlets

  • Develop a rapport with program leaders and an understanding of their Program’s goals and social justice theme.

    • Support Program Leaders in recruitment and participant selection process

    • Advise Program Leaders in pre-trip training, ensuring that group meetings are going well and leaders are appropriately preparing and guiding their groups for a successful experience.

  • Serve as a member of the Alternative Break Advisory Board. Attend regular meetings. Assist in selecting programs/trips.

  • Event planning: Active Citizen Day and other program-wide social justice events

  • Plan and lead Program Leader training (and fall retreat), with assistance from the Assistant Director and fellow Graduate Assistant.

  • Plan and lead fundraising initiatives, including the UFUND crowd sourcing campaign, Letter Writing Party and other group fundraisers

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements

  • Community based learning or community engagement experience

  • Significant Intercultural experience, study or work abroad, or similar

  • Experience with social media and marketing strategy

  • Ability to design and facilitate trainings

  • Event planning skills

  • Attention to detail and thorough follow-up are critical

  • Proficient in Google Docs, Qualtrics, Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel)

  • The GA serves as spokesperson for the Alternative Breaks program, contributing their ideas for improvement and sharing the message of our experiences with the campus and beyond.

 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Knowledge of DC area nonprofit organizations and/ or schools

  • Service corps experience (Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, TFA)

  • Experience with Alternative Break programs

  • Knowledge of a second language

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 15-20-Nonexempt

 

Salary Range

  • $16.00/hr

 

 

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Graduate Assistant - Global Leadership Development

 

The Center for Community Engagement & Service at American University seeks to hire a Global Leadership Development Graduate Assistant to support the implementation of the AU Alternative Break Programs. The Graduate Assistant (GA) will provide leadership, training, and student mentorship in the AU Alternative Breaks program. The GA works closely with the Assistant Director, Global Learning and Leadership and the Graduate Assistant for Alternative Breaks in leading the student Alternative Break leaders in developing our award winning programs.

 

Alternative Breaks are student-led, student-managed social justice immersion service programs that bring students into communities around the country and into the world to engage on specific social issues. The primary responsibility of the Global Leadership Development Graduate Assistant is to train and advise the Alternative Break student leaders and ensure that the Alternative Break program runs smoothly and effectively. The GA’s duties will include designing and facilitating leader trainings, program event-planning, fundraising, logistics, outreach and recruitment, program assessment, and student coaching.

 

Hours and Compensation

This position requires approximately 15-20  flexible office hours per week, with some weeks requiring more time. The schedule includes periodic Friday evening trainings. The GA will be compensated $16.00 an hour.  The position requires a work commitment effective January 2019 through May 2020.

 

Note: Alternative Break GAs cannot also serve as Alternative Break Program Leaders. GAs must be on campus at American University for the full academic year.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement marketing and publicity for Alternative Breaks, including developing a slogan, attending and facilitating all informational sessions, managing the website, utilizing creative advertising techniques on campus.

    • Oversee the creation/design and approval of posters and flyers for individual programs

    • Serve as liaison to all campus media outlets

  • Develop a rapport with program leaders and an understanding of their Program’s goals and social justice theme.

    • Support Program Leaders in recruitment and participant selection process

    • Advise Program Leaders in pre-trip training, ensuring that group meetings are going well and leaders are appropriately preparing and guiding their groups for a successful experience.

  • Serve as a member of the Alternative Break Advisory Board. Attend regular meetings. Assist in selecting programs/trips.

  • Event planning: Active Citizen Day and other program-wide social justice events

  • Plan and lead Program Leader training (and fall retreat), with assistance from the Assistant Director and fellow Graduate Assistant.

  • Plan and lead fundraising initiatives, including the UFUND crowd sourcing campaign, Letter Writing Party and other group fundraisers

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements

  • Community based learning or community engagement experience

  • Significant Intercultural experience, study or work abroad, or similar

  • Experience with social media and marketing strategy

  • Ability to design and facilitate trainings

  • Event planning skills

  • Attention to detail and thorough follow-up are critical

  • Proficient in Google Docs, Qualtrics, Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel)

  • The GA serves as spokesperson for the Alternative Breaks program, contributing their ideas for improvement and sharing the message of our experiences with the campus and beyond.

 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Knowledge of DC area nonprofit organizations and/ or schools

  • Service corps experience (Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, TFA)

  • Experience with Alternative Break programs

  • Knowledge of a second language

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 15-20 Nonexempt

 

Salary Range

  • $16.00/hr

 

 


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