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									                                  Graduate Assistant Position Information

The Office of Student Involvement (OSI) provides programming, community service opportunities,
leadership development, and student organization assistance in an effort to enhance student life,
contribute to enrollment growth, and establish a collegiate learning experience for students at the
University of Central Florida. OSI also advises and coordinates several student agencies, including the
Campus Activities Board, Volunteer UCF, Knightcast, Late Knights, Homecoming, the Multicultural
Student Center, and Knights of the RoundTable.

Graduate Assistant (GA) positions are offered by OSI to support the mission of the office. These
positions are funded by the Activity and Service Fee as allocated by the Student Government
Association. Each position reports to a professional staff member in OSI and involves intensive work
with student leaders and the general student body. The regular term of service is a semester, but the
contract may be renewed for additional semesters. GA positions are part-time, 20 hours per week, and
pay a stipend that equates to $10.62 per hour. GA’s that meet the minimum requirements as set by
Graduate Studies may in addition receive tuition waivers and health insurance.

Positions Offered for 2011 - 2012:

    1. Graduate Assistant for the Campus Activities Board (CAB)

    2. Graduate Assistant for Registered Student Organizations

Application Process:
Applicants must submit the following information in a single Microsoft Word Document and send the
application materials in an e-mail attachment to Matthew.Betz@ucf.edu

    a. Cover letter (indicate the desired position, highlight relevant skills/experiences, anticipated
       date of graduation, and availability for interview)
    b. Résumé (include email address and additional contact information)
    c. Three (3) references with current contact information


Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Contact Person: Matthew Betz at Matthew.Betz@ucf.edu or 407-823-6471
                                   Office of Student Involvement
                                   Campus Activities Board (CAB)
                               Graduate Assistant Position Description

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) Graduate Assistant will assist the student director(s) and the
Coordinator in the planning, staffing, and facilitation of campus wide programming through CAB. The
Graduate Assistant will help to coordinate and provide oversight for the Campus Activities Board and the
approximately 9 different committees. They will also work closely with the Student Government
Association, other OSI Agencies, and various university and community partners. The Graduate
Assistant will attend and contribute to the OSI Staff meetings and assist with other duties and projects
for OSI when deemed necessary.
Supervisor: Coordinator for Programming, Office of Student Involvement (OSI)

General Responsibilities:
    Assist the Coordinator to which the position reports
    Serve as a positive role model for students
    Promote involvement in student life including student activities, student organizations,
        intramural sports, and professional development
    Attend monthly staff meetings
    Meet regularly with Coordinator
    Maintain clear files (electronic and hard copy) of the areas of responsibility
    Meet with Coordinator at least once per semester for a job performance evaluation
    Provide a written end-of-semester report
    Keep regular and consistent office hours
    Participate in conversations with regard to developing office policies and procedures
    Handle sensitive and confidential data in an appropriate manner
    Assist in recruiting, selecting and training new student leaders
    Supervise students’ use of OSI office space and resources
    Assist with special projects when requested
    Support the mission of OSI, CAB, Student Affairs and UCF

Campus Activities Board Responsibilities:
    Advise assigned Student Directors and committees
    Provide motivation and encouragement for CAB members
    Attend CAB’s weekly Executive Board Meeting
    Attend Committee Meetings and any other meetings related to CAB when necessary
    Assist in the development of programming policies and procedures, along with the Student
      Director(s)
      Develop a strategic plan with short and long term goals and objectives, consistent with the
       mission of the Campus Activities Board, with the Student Director(s) and Coordinator
      Coordinate with Student Director(s) any on-site needs at programs/events
      Coordinate reports detailing event attendance, budget, and assessment outcomes, to be given
       to the Student Director(s), Coordinator, and Director of OSI
      Oversee all legal and financial documentation, as received by the Student Director(s)
      Assist in overseeing the budget, which is maintained by the Student Director
      Organize leadership retreat with Coordinator and Student Director(s)
      Encourage leadership development by providing educational opportunities
      Meet weekly with Student Director(s) and Coordinator
      Complete any special projects as requested by Coordinator, Assistant Director, or Director of OSI
      Other duties as assigned or necessary

Desired Qualifications:
    Pursuing a degree in Student Personnel Administration or similar program
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Advising experience
    Event planning experience
    Appreciation of human diversity and diverse ideas
    Knowledge of relevant technology
    Excellent interpersonal skills
    Excellent organizational skills
    Availability to work evening and weekend hours
    Knowledge of leadership development and/or training
    Experience with teaching, training, facilitating and/or leading groups and individuals



For more information about the position please contact:

Melanie Bullock
Coordinator for Programming
Office of Student Involvement
University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-6471
E-Mail: Melanie.Bullock@ucf.edu
                                     Office of Student Involvement
                                         Student Organizations
                                 Graduate Assistant Position Description


The University supports a variety of student organizations with a belief in their co-curricular value, their
role in the general education of students, and their ability to serve as an asset to the University
community. Student organizations play an important role in the total university life and must,
therefore, exercise judgment and responsibility in the planning and implementation of their activities.
Registration of student organizations (of which there are almost 400) is permitted and completed upon
the recommendation of the Office of Student Involvement and the review and concurrence of the
Student Government Association.

The Graduate Assistant will assist the University in this process, including but not limited to registration
and constitution review. Additionally, they will inform student organizations about university policies
and will help coordinate and facilitate training sessions to meet the needs of the student organizations
and the Office of Student Involvement. The Graduate Assistant will provide services to all registered
student organizations, organizations that have fallen out of active/good standing, and new student
organizations wishing to be recognized by the university.

Supervisor: Coordinator, Office of Student Involvement

General Responsibilities:
    Assist the Coordinator to which the position reports
    Serve as a positive role model for students
    Promote involvement in student life including student activities, student organizations,
        recreational sports, and professional development
    Attend staff meetings
    Meet regularly with the Coordinator
    Maintain clear files (electronic and hard copy) of the areas of responsibility
    Meet with the Coordinator at least once per semester for a job performance evaluation
    Provide a written end-of-semester report
    Keep regular and consistent office hours
    Participate in conversations with regard to developing office policies and procedures
    Handle sensitive and confidential data in an appropriate manner
    Supervise students’ use of OSI office space and resources
       Assist in recruiting, selecting and training new student leaders for all OSI agencies
       Assist with special projects when requested


Student Organization Responsibilities:
     Assist with the student organization registration and update process
     Review student organization constitutions to make sure they meet university requirements
     Develop manuals/handbooks and workshops to assist student organization officers/advisors
        with group functioning and knowledge of university policies
     Supervise student cubicle use in OSI, including managing the agreements and procedures
     Co-advise the Knights of the Round Table (KoRT), a student agency which facilitates student
        involvement and serves as a resource and advisory group for all student organizations
     Assist in the development of programming policies and procedures, along with the Student
        Director
     Coordinate reports detailing event attendance, budget, and assessment outcomes, to be given
        to the Student Director, Coordinator, Associate Director, and Director of OSI
     Attend weekly KoRT meetings and any other meetings related to the agency
     Complete any special projects as requested by the Coordinator, Associate Director, or Director
        of OSI
     Other duties as assigned or necessary

Desired Qualifications:
    Pursuing a degree in Student Personnel Administration or similar program
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Advising experience
    Event planning experience
    Appreciation of human diversity and diverse ideas
    Knowledge of relevant technology
    Excellent interpersonal skills
    Excellent organizational skills
    Availability to work evening and weekend hours
    Knowledge of leadership development and/or training
    Experience with teaching, training, facilitating and/or leading groups and individuals
    Knowledge of student affairs legal issues, especially as they relate to student organizations


For more information about the position please contact:

Matthew Betz
Coordinator for Student Organizations
Office of Student Involvement
University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-6471
E-Mail: Matthew.Betz@ucf.edu

								
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