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Graduate Assistant Placement Partnership

The Division of Student Affairs and the Higher Education Program at Georgia Southern work closely to offer hands-on learning experiences for students seeking a career in Student Affairs in the classroom and also in graduate assistant roles.  Creating a good match with career desires and interests to roles within Student Affairs/higher education is critical.  Please see the opportunities below as well as the process to inquire about positions.

Available positions for Fall 2020 are currently available!  Inquire and apply as directed below.  If there is an interest in a particular area not listed below, please reach out directly to the appropriate department within the  Division of Student Affairs to inquire.

Hiring DepartmentGA Duties/Focus Area During AssistantshipDept. ContactContact EmailAssistantship Location
Leadership & Community EngagementServe912 (local service/volunteer program): Lead and mentor our Serve912 student leadership team as they plan and take part in local service activities in the Statesboro community. This includes leading the Serve912 board of directors and the monthly team meetings as well as managing the day-to-day needs of the Serve912 volunteer trip program, supporting OLCE events, and serving as an active member of the community engagement team. This position is 20 hours per week, some evenings and weekends are required, and some local driving may be required.Jordan Wilburnrwilburn@georgiasouthern.eduStatesboro
Leadership & Community EngagementAfter School Garden Program (ASGP) Manager-GA: assists managing the After School Garden Program, which includes but is not limited to: recruiting/coordinating teachers, maintaining raised garden beds, coordinating lesson plans and outreach, communicating with Park/Rec & Bulloch School systems. Also assist with sustainability programs including tailgate recycling, RecycleMania, No Impact Week, GreenFest and outreach for each of these programs. Develop display boards for events, plan for GreenFest, advertise, and conduct sustainability outreach activities on campus and in the community, coordinate volunteers for sustainability events, give sustainability presentations and tours when needed, etc. Assist with marketing of sustainability programs and events. Assists with additional tasks as needed. Cami Sockowcfs@georgiasouthern.eduStatesboro
Leadership & Community EngagementCampus Community Garden (CCG) Manager-GA: assists managing the Campus Community Garden Program, which includes but is not limited to: recruiting participants, maintaining raised garden beds, coordinating/organizing workshops and outreach. Also assist with sustainability programs including tailgate recycling, RecycleMania, No Impact Week, GreenFest and outreach for each of these programs. Develop display boards for events, plan for GreenFest, advertise, and conduct sustainability outreach activities on campus and in the community, coordinate volunteers for sustainability events, give sustainability presentations and tours when needed, etc. Assist with marketing of sustainability programs and events. Assists with additional tasks as needed. Cami Sockowcfs@georgiasouthern.eduStatesboro
Leadership & Community EngagementLeadership & Community Engagement - Savannah Campus GA: In partnership with the Savannah Campus Coordinator you will help lead community engagement programs including, the Serve912 program (local service/volunteer program), the Alternative Breaks program, and Service Learning initiatives. This position will also support our leadership programs including, the Nick Mamalakis Emerging Leaders Program, and the Southern Leaders Program. This position will serve as a Teaching Assistant for a leadership course each semester. This position is 20 hours per week, some evenings and weekends are required, and some local driving may be required.Ben Phillipsbphillips@georgiasouthern.eduSavannah
Student ActivitiesAdvise student leaders, assist in the planning, implementation, coordination, daily administration, facilitation, supervision and evaluation of OSA/UPB campus programs and services.Office of Student Activitiesosa@georgiasouthern.eduSavannah
Multicultural AffairsAssist with the development and implementation of diversity education programs, mentoring initiatives, and trainings for the Georgia Southern undergraduate and graduate student community and create and implement programs for the larger campus community. Program focus areas include topics in social justice, multiculturalism, or diversity. Many of these programs are essential to the success of the office and require the student to work independently. Position requires some evenings and weekends.Takeshia Brownfbrown@georgiasouthern.eduSavannah
Career and Professional DevelopmentCareer Development Specialist GA: assists Career Development Specialists in providing relevant services to students through individual contacts (resume prep, job search, interview prep), class room presentations, and assistance at office sponsored events. This position will support the College of Science and Mathematics, as well as the JPH College of Public Health. Adam Martin acmartin@georgiasouthern.eduStatesboro
Career and Professional DevelopmentCareer Development Specialist GA: assists Career Development Specialists in providing relevant services to students through individual contacts (resume prep, job search, interview prep), class room presentations, and assistance at office sponsored events. This position will support the College of Arts and Humanities, as well as the Waters College of Health Professions. Adam Martin acmartin@georgiasouthern.eduStatesboro
Career and Professional Development

Major and Career Exploration Center (MACE) GA: assists students with various aspects of exploration related to academic majors and career exploration. GA will also assist with data collection and analysis related to student contacts.Adam Martin acmartin@georgiasouthern.eduStatesboro
Fraternity & Sorority LifeThe graduate assistant for Fraternity & Sorority Life is a full time graduate student, with a 20-hour per week commitment, as well as some evenings and weekends being required. FSL graduate assistants' primary responsibility will be to assist the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life with the direct advisement and supervision of the Georgia Southern fraternity & sorority community.Francisco Lugoflugo@georgiasouthern.eduStatesboro and Savannah

Process

  1. Fill out an “online Graduate Assistantship Application” to ensure your interest is noted with the College of Graduate Studies (COGS).  This link can be found athttps://cogs.georgiasouthern.edu/new-current-students/graduate-assistantships-information/.  This step is important for the hiring manager in any of the positions listed above to find your application and move forward quicker.
  2. If you see any positions of interest in those noted above, send an email at to the respective department at the contact info. listed, mention you submitted an official application for a graduate assistantship through COGS, and that you have an interest in one of the positions.
  3. The department will review your application and arrange a time to visit on the phone or in person to discuss it further

NOTE:  All Student Affairs departments strongly value the relationship with the Higher Education Program and believe in a congruent match between interested student and the hiring department.  All efforts will be given to offer priority consideration to those within the Higher Education Program and those departments who have positions available and being made available on this page.

Next Steps

  • After sending an email to the hiring department, browse the Division of Student Affairs website to learn more about what we do as a Division and how we serve students.  Connecting your in class experience to the work within Student Affairs as a practitioner is vital.
  • Consider going by any Student Affairs department and find out more what they do!  Talk to leadership and perhaps arrange a time to learn more about their department, even if it is no the department you are interested in working.  We all play a role in the development of students and see our functional areas as opportunities to collaborate for student success.
  • The positions noted above are considered priority placement opportunities for Georgia Southern Higher Education Program graduate students until May 1st.  After that date, the hiring department will consider other admitted students from other departments in addition to those from the Higher Education Program.
  • Any follow up questions on the process listed above, contact Dr. Dan Calhoun (Higher Education Program Coordinator) at dwcalhoun@georgiasouthern.edu or Dr. Ken Gassiot (Associate Vice President for Student Engagement) at kgassiot@georgiasouthern.edu

Student Resources

Higher Education Program

(program info, admissions, coursework, resources)

https://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/edld/higher-education/higher-education-student-resources/
Division of Student Affairs
https://students.georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 4/3/2020