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Graduate Assistantship - New Student Programs

Graduate Assistantship, New Student Programs 
An exciting opportunity is available for a graduate assistantship (GA) in the Office of New Student Programs (NSP) at West Chester University during the 2023-2024 academic year, August through May. The Graduate Assistant serves as an integral part of the Orientation Team to facilitate two distinct components of NSP: 1) contribute to the design, implementation, and assessment of multiple new student programs and experiences; and 2) assisting with hiring and training for the orientation leader undergraduate staff. The information below outlines some of the responsibilities, attractive skill sets, and hands-on opportunities involved in the position: 
Major Responsibilities: 
Program Logistics  
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of Winter in-person and virtual new student and family orientation programs  
  • Create winter welcome days calendar of events, a welcome week at the start of the Spring semester  
  • Attend welcome week committee meetings 
  • Analyze orientation day assessment data and compile an annual report 
  • Plan, organize, and finalize summer training for orientation leaders and undergraduate coordinators 
  • Other duties as assigned 
Student Staff Development  
  • Manage recruitment and hiring process for incoming team of undergraduate coordinators and orientation leaders  
  • Create weekly newsletter for orientation student staff  
  • Lead recognition initiatives for orientation student team including recognition banquet  
  • Attend weekly meetings with undergraduate coordinators (elevated orientation leader position) 
  • Research best practices of orientation leader trainings  
  • Create and evaluate pre-assessment for orientation leaders and undergraduate coordinators to use as a guideline when prioritizing training needs 
  • Host monthly orientation leader meet-ups or socials for students already hired to facilitate team bonding experiences  
  • Mentor undergraduate coordinators and orientation leaders 
  • Other duties as assigned  
Required Skills: 
  • Organization and ability to manage multiple priorities 
  • Mentoring experience  
  • Event planning and execution 
  • Competent in assessment strategies  
  • Strong communication skills  
Skills that will be Developed and Enhanced: 
  • Large and small event planning  
  • Student leader supervision 
  • Assessment and outcomes reporting  
  • Understanding of a university-wide orientation program   
This GA position will provide 9 tuition credits along with a $1,875 stipend per semester. This GA will be expected to work 15 hours per week in person within the New Student Programs office suite located in 202 Lawrence Center. Questions about the position, please reach out to Jennifer Ruggiero-Patel, Associate Director of New Student Programs at