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Position Listings

Graduate Assistantships listed below are available for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please do take a moment to review each description paying special attention to start dates and the terms of employment.  Please check back on a regular basis as this page will be updated as changes in positions occur.  

Campus Activities and Events

Graduate Assistant for Campus Activities and Events (12-month; 28 hours/week; starts June 1)

The Graduate Assistant for Campus Activities and Events will serve primarily as a member of the professional advising team for three dynamic programming student organizations: CLEMSONLiVE (programming board), TigerPaw Productions (concert committee), and Central Spirit (athletic spirit club).  This position will also work with U-NITES!, Clemson’s late night programming series. The graduate assistant position is meant for an individual with student leadership experience, who takes initiative, has the ability to multi-task, and a desire to have frequent and positive professional interactions with students.

Center for Career and Professional Development

Graduate Assistant for Career Development (12-month; 25 hours/week; starts June 22)

The Career Development GA will be responsible for general office management, in addition to providing career counseling, facilitating workshops and assisting the career development team with career counseling events including the fall and spring resume blitzes. The ideal candidate will commit to two years of work with the Career Center.

Dean of Students

Graduate Assistant (12-month; 28 hours/week; starts June 8)

The Graduate Assistant for Underrepresented Student Retention in NSFP will assist in designing and implementing retention programs and initiatives for underrepresented populations on campus. The Graduate Assistant will also provide direct advising and counseling students on issues of personal growth and development, academic success, campus involvement and engagement.   Also in this role, the GA will be a co-advisor to student mentoring organizations.

Fraternities and Sororities (3 positions)

Graduate Assistant (10-month, 25 hours/week, starts July 15)

The Graduate Assistant for Fraternities and Sororities is a 25 hour per week, full-time graduate student whose primary responsibilities include assignments in both the area of Fraternity and Sorority Housing and Fraternity and Sorority Life.  This live-on graduate assistant position provides support to fraternity and sorority chapters within the Clemson Fraternity and Sorority Community.  The Graduate Assistant for Fraternities and Sororities will be challenged to provide advising, support, and accountability for fraternity and sorority chapters to further the success and development of individual chapters and the Clemson Fraternity and Sorority community as a whole.  The Graduate Assistant for Fraternities and Sororities will be co-supervised by Fraternity and Sorority Life and Residential Life professional staff.

Gantt Center for Student Life

Graduate Assistant for Student Clubs and Organizations (9-month; 28 hours/week; starts August 7)

The mission of the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Center for Student Life is to create an engaging, inclusive and supportive learning environment for students. We accomplish this mission through a variety of programs and support services.  One of the program areas of the Center is Student Organizations & Clubs (SOC).  This area provides programs and support services geared towards undergraduate and graduate student organizations, their officers, members and advisors.  The graduate assistant position works closely with the Associate Director of Student Organizations & Clubs to plan, implement, and assess a variety of programs and services to accomplish these goals.  The assistantship involves significant interaction with a variety of students, as well as program planning, implementation, and assessment.

Healthy Campus

Graduate Assistant (12-month; 28 hours/week; starts June 24)

The Healthy Campus Graduate Assistant is a 28-hour per week, full-time graduate student whose primary responsibilities include assisting with alcohol and other drug initiatives, which may include: the Clemson Community Coalition, bystander intervention presentations, and the Aspire program.

New Student and Family Programs

Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership (12-month, 28 hours/week, starts May 15)

Applicants should possess an interest in orientation, first-year student issues (transition, retention, etc.), leadership development, technology, and family and parent programs. Additionally, applicants should have experience with event planning and coordination.  Applicants must be applying to, accepted, or enrolled in a graduate program at Clemson University. Preference will be given to candidates who are enrolled in the Master of Education in Student Affairs program. A two-year commitment for this Graduate Assistantship is preferred; availability during New Student Summer Orientation is required. Starting date is firm: May 15-18th, 2015.

New Student and Family Programs 

Graduate Assistant for Underrepresented Student Retention (12-month; 20 hours/week; starts August 3)

The Graduate Assistant for Underrepresented Student Retention in NSFP will assist in designing and implementing retention programs and initiatives for underrepresented populations on campus. The Graduate Assistant will also provide direct advising and counseling students on issues of personal growth and development, academic success, campus involvement and engagement.   Also in this role, the GA will be a co-advisor to student mentoring organizations.

Office of Community and Ethical Standards

Graduate Assistant (12-month, 28 hours/week; starts August 1)

The Graduate Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Associate Director of the Office of Community and Ethical Standards. Along with the Director, Senior Associate Director, and Associate Director, they represent the University in all student conduct concerns.

University Housing & Dining

Graduate Assistant for Advising (10-month, 25 hours/week, starts July 15)

The Residential Life Graduate Assistant for Advising is a 25 hour per week, full-time graduate student position whose primary responsibilities include advising the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) chapter at Clemson.  The Residential Life Graduate Assistant for Advising has an integral support role to the RHA Executive board members; guiding RHA in developing best practices and financial policies; developing training for Executive Board Members and Community Council Boards. The Graduate Assistant for Advising will provide direction and feedback engaging with Board members and advising the RHA regarding student advocacy, conference travel and event planning efforts.  The Graduate Assistant for Advising reports directly to the Community Director for Holmes/McCabe, who serves as the primary professional staff advisor to RHA.

University Housing & Dining

Graduate Assistant for Academic Initiatives (10-month, 25 hours/week, starts July 15) 

The Residential Life Graduate Assistant for Academic Initiatives is a 25 hour per week, full-time graduate student whose primary responsibilities include assisting with coordination and implementation of academic and assessment related projects for University Housing and Dining.  Projects include the faculty-in-residence program, residential curriculum development, annual and bi-annual evaluations and surveys, campus assessment initiatives, Resident Assistant Leadership Class coordination, and other initiatives determined by supervisor.   The Graduate Assistant for Academic Initiatives reports to the Associate Director of Residential Life for Academic initiatives.

University Housing & Dining

Graduate Assistant for Sustainability (10-month, 25 hours/week, starts July 15)

The Housing Graduate Assistant for Sustainability is a 25-hour per week, full-time graduate student position whose responsibilities include: advising the Housing Ecological Representative (EcoReps) Program, collaborating with the Leading for our Environment And Future (LEAF) Living-Learning program, and campus engagement through partnering with campus constituents such as resident assistants, student government, campus administrators, facilities staff and faculty members. The Graduate Assistant will work in collaboration with internal and external partners and report directly to the Associate Director for Sustainability.  The GA for Sustainability is a role model, mentor, and advisor.

University Housing & Dining (5 positions)

Graduate Community Director (10-month, 25 hours/week, starts July 15)

The Graduate Community Director (GCD) is a 25 hour per week position.  GCDs are full-time graduate students involved in the management, or co-management of a residential community dependent upon community design.  GCDs work with a variety of student populations including first year students, sophomores, & upper-class.  GCDs also work with Faculty-In-Residence staff members and Living-Learning Communities.  Each GCD reports to a Community Director or Assistant Director according to the community design in their particular placement. This is a live-in position.  Graduate Community Directors (GCDs) are integral to the residential experience. GCDs work with multiple partners to build positive communities and implement the residential curriculum of Residential Life. GCDs are role models, mentors, supervisors and advisors.

University Housing & Dining

Graduate Assistant for Training and Development (12-month, 25 hours/week, starts June 1)

The Residential Life Graduate Assistant for Training & Development is a 25 hour per week, full-time graduate student position whose primary responsibilities include assisting in the development and implementation of a comprehensive training and development strategy designed to educate and support 200 student staff and 23 graduate staff members in University Housing & Dining. The Graduate Assistant for Training & Development is integral to work including: assisting with design and implementation of training that aligns with the UH&D mission, vision and core values, and utilizes the Residential Experience Model (REM) as a foundation for preparing undergraduate and graduate staff; assisting in evolving the foundation of training to a year round pro active continuing education opportunity for staff; researching and benchmarking best practices for training an!
d development; and other initiatives determined by supervisor. The Graduate Assistant for Training & Development reports to the Associate Director for Residential Education.

Academic Success Center

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College of Engineering and Science - RISE Program

Gradaute Assistant for Residential Learning (12-month; 20 hours/week, starts May 1)

Assist with coordination, promotion, and expansion of the RiSE Living-Learning Community to improve and contribute to the recruitment, retention, and engagement experiences of undergraduate students in engineering & science.

Clemson Abroad

Graduate Assistant (12-month; 28 hours/week; starts May 15)

The Clemson Abroad Office, part of the Office of Global Engagement, promotes credit bearing international activities for Clemson’s undergraduate population.  The Graduate Assistant for Clemson Abroad will be responsible for maintaining frequent and effective communication with prospective, current and returned students; coordinating recruitment and marketing activities; facilitating programming in collaboration with their counterpart in International Student Services; assisting with study abroad fairs; international education week; and coordinating with other student service units on campus to promote and support Clemson Abroad programs

Student Financial Aid

Graduate Assistant (12-month; 15 hours/week; starts May 11)

The Office of Student Financial Aid is seeking a hard-working, self-motivated graduate student to fill the assistantship position in our office. The position will be integral in helping students and  families further their education by assisting them with the financial aid process.

The Bridge to Clemson Student Life/Resident Director (2 positions)

Graduate Assistant/Resident Director (12-month; 25 hours/week; starts July 20)

The Bridge to Clemson Program Student Life Graduate Assistant (GA) works collaboratively with Clemson and TCTC Bridge program staff to foster a healthy living and learning environment for all Bridge students and deliver to students the tools and services they need to succeed academically and interpersonally during their Bridge year. The GA position has specific residence life responsibilities, as well as academic support and/or student involvement and engagement responsibilities. The successful applicant for this position has interest in or experience working with housing and residence life, new student programs, orientation, academic support programs, academic advising at a two- or four-year institution. Other desired knowledge, skills and abilities include being able to effectively lead and manage undergraduate student employees; work collaboratively with constituents; and plan, organize, schedule and deliver student services and programs

The Bridge to Clemson Academic Support and Advising

Graduate Assistant for Academic Support and Advising (12-month; 20 hours/week; starts August 10)

The GA will help deliver comprehensive academic support and advising services to students in the Bridge to Clemson program.  The GA will assist with the training, recruitment, mentoring, and evaluation of undergraduate Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders, scheduling of SI sessions, data collection, and general program evaluation and assessment.  The GA will also assist with the drop-in academic advising appointments offered to Bridge to Clemson students each week.

Undergraduate Studies - Freshmen Academic Programs 

Graduate Assistant for Freshmen Academic Programs (12-month; 25 hours/week; starts June 1)

The Graduate Assistant(GA) for Freshman Academic Programs will assist with a variety of initiatives designed to assist freshman students in their transition to Clemson University. Programs coordinated by this office include the Early Success Program, New Student Academic Progress Program, Summer Reading, and Academic Recovery Workshops. The GA will gain skills and experience in the following areas: academic advising, academic coaching, co-teaching college success course, supervision on undergraduate students, team building and activity planning and implementation, collaboration with campus partners, and direct student and parent contact and support.

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