Graduate Assistant Work-Study,
21st Century Scholars Program, BL-ACSP,
Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
The Twenty-First Century Scholars Graduate Student (work-study) Retention and Student Development Specialist provides program assessment, services in coordination with the AmeriCorps Member with scholarship retention efforts, directed programming, and student development opportunities for Twenty-First Century Scholars. The Retention and Student Development Specialist monitors, assesses, and evaluates co-curricular programming and its impact on student development. The goal of this position is to provide meaningful leadership development activities for affiliated student organizations (Leadership Corps and elements of the GIVE BACK Program), collect and analyze data to enhance student experiences, participate in outreach to Scholars eligible populations, and strengthen program initiatives that influence academic performance, retention, and graduation of students.
Academic Year: 2020- 2021, 10 month academic appointment
Weekly hours: 20 hours per week, 50% of Full Time Equivalent
Mon – Fri 8AM to 5PM, some evening events till 9PM, occasional Sat and/or Sun events 8AM to 5PM.
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.
- Monitor, assess, and evaluate co-curricular programming, effectiveness of outreach initiatives and activities, and the impact on student development
- Assist in the development of student leaders within supported organizations
- Collect, analyze, record, and report data
- Assist with database management
- Attend essential Twenty-First Century Scholars programming
- Communicate via telephone, email, and in person
- Collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and community
- Perform other duties as determined by the Director, Twenty-First Century Scholars Program
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: Bachelor degree required. Must be actively enrolled in a graduate degree program on the Bloomington campus
Minimum Experience: Experience with student development, student leadership, student programming, leadership evaluation and assessment.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Possess practical application and experience with database, spreadsheet, word processing, presentation software, and applications required for data organization, analysis, and data reporting
- Able to maintain confidentiality and adhere to FERPA Regulations
- Culturally competent
- Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Possess strong critical thinking and reasoning abilities
- Possess high organizational and planning skills, detail-oriented
Must arrive promptly for scheduled work hours. Must be willing to sign and adhere to a confidentiality statement and follow all outlined office and university policies and guidelines. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check and federal work-study eligibility.
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.
- Applications may be submitted before 4/1/2020
- Follow the link to https://jobs.iu.edu/: Go to Staff Positions, then “All external candidates” and search for Job ID # 291776 “Retention and Student Development Specialist, Graduate Assistant Work-Study,” and complete the application including your resume and cover letter.
- Questions? Please contact 21st Century Scholars at 812-856-1910 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 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019, 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.