Thursday, October 15, 2009

Graduate Staff Assistant Position

Date Available: October 21, 2009
Application Deadline: October 21, 2009
Notification Date: October 28, 2009

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education seek a graduate staff assistant to help with the Education, Learning and Society (ELS) Minor the Diversity Minor program during the 2009-10 academic year. These two programs serve approximately 400 undergraduate juniors and seniors who have declared minors and assist approximately 400 freshmen and sophomores who are preparing to declare a minor. Both minor attract students from a variety of majors and departments and maintain partnerships with a number of programs and offices through the UW and the community.

Duties and Responsibilities
-Direct communication with the academic advisers of each minor to determine particular needs of both programs as they grow.
-Management of academic advising overflow of both minors, including in-person advising sessions with undergraduates, email conversations, phone calls, group presentations, information sessions and degree audit report maintenance.
-Assistance with ELS Minor Colloquium course, GEN ST 300, including grading, lecturing, and creation of syllabi and list of readings.
-Assistance in the creation of a capstone course for the Diversity Minor.
-Assistance with upkeep of the websites for both minor programs.
-Assistance with events planning and publicity for both minor programs.
-Assistance with management and updating of lists of courses approved for each of the minor programs.
-Additional duties as assigned that may arise pertaining to the growth and maintenance of each program.

For detailed information on Benefits for this position,
click here.
• Enrolled as a full time graduate student in good academic standing during the 2009-10 academic year.

• Strong scholarly and pedagogical interest in diversity and education;
• Experience working with and/or advising undergraduates;
• Superior writing, editing, and oral communication skills;
• Strong organizational aptitude;
• Experience building and managing web pages;
• Ability to work effectively in small groups; and,
• Enrolled as a graduate student.
Familiarity with UW web technologies.

Condition of Employment:
This is a standard 50% graduate research assistant position, and is available starting October 21, 2009.

It requires at least a commitment through June 25, 2010. The successful applicant must be enrolled as a full time graduate student in good academic standing throughout the employment period.

Application Process:

Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment(s) will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.