Primary Role: Under limited supervision, the Graduate Assistant position performs a variety of non-routine tasks related to the successful completion of the daily duties for La Casa. Graduate Assistant is responsible for staffing the center during the evening office hours as well as providing administrative, programming, supervisory, and other assistance to the director. Depending on the qualifications and interests of the applicant, he/she may also have additional project assignments.
Academic Year: 2020-2021, 10-month academic appointment
Weekly hours:20 hours per week, 50% of Full Time Equivalent; Monday through Thursday evening hours, some flexible Friday and weekends
Compensation: $10,000 stipend disbursed in 10 monthly payments, a 30 credit hour fee remission with a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester and 6 credit hours during the summer, and health insurance coverage from August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021.
- Staff La Casa in the evenings from Monday to Thursday to act as a resource and support for students and student organizations.
- Co-supervise undergraduate staff of La Casa, interns and volunteers
- Participate and work closely with the Latino graduate student association
- Help with special programs or projects
- Open La Casa when director or departmental secretary is unable to do so
- Represent La Casa or Director in committees or off-site events
- Help in planning, arrangements, serve as facilitator, moderator, participant, when necessitated for programs
- Work with students on the Indiana Latino Leadership Conference
- Assist with Latino Congratulatory Ceremony
- Lead planning of the Latino Leadership Retreat and Day of Dead Program
- Facilitate with Support Initiatives
- Contact potential co-sponsors for programs
- Meeting with director and departmental secretary on weekly basis
- Help with news release, emails and flyers for programs
- Publicize events on La Casa’s Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and other social media accounts
- Encouraged to seek additional funding support
- Encouraged to do assessment, research
- Other duties as assigned based on need and current projects.
Must qualify for Federal Graduate Work Study funding, as determined by the Bloomington Office of Student Financial Assistance (BOSFA). Must fill out a FAFSA form for BOSFA to determine if the student qualifies for Work Study funding.
Minimum Education: Must be enrolled in good standing as a fulltime student at Indiana University Bloomington.
Minimum Experience: One year of office, community outreach, public relations, programming, event planning including development, assessment, and implementation.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Knowledge of Latino cultures;
- Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is desirable but not required;
- Knowledge of computers and database/spreadsheet/ word processing/desktop publishing software and social networking applications;
- Excellent verbal and written communication and leadership skills;
- Ability to work with wide range of people;
- Excellent organizational skills.
The Graduate Assistant must be a Bloomington campus student and may not concurrently hold a position as Associate Instructor, Graduate Assistant, or Research Assistant, nor be committed to other full time or part time work. The employee will be expected to work evening hours and work weekend events as needed.To Apply:
- Applications may be submitted before 3/20/2020
- Follow the link to https://jobs.iu.edu/: Go to Staff Positions, then “All external candidates” and search for Job ID # 291729 “Programming and Educational Outreach, Graduate Assistant Work Study,” and complete the application including your resume and cover letter.
- Questions? Please contact La Casa at 812-855-0174 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Graduate student applicants must qualify for Federal Student Aid. Applicants must complete and submit a 2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form which can be found at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. The deadline to submit the FAFSA form for Indiana is April 15, 2020 as a received date or as soon as possible, please. FAFSA forms submitted and received after April 15 may have a delay in eligibility determination. After July 1, 2020, the IU Bloomington Office of Student Financial Assistance (IUBOSFA) will advise the unit vacant position supervisor of the applicant’s eligibility assessment results. Applicantsshouldnot submit their confidential FAFSA reports to the supervisor.