Graduate Assistant: Parkside Purpose Project
The Graduate Assistant for the Parkside Purpose Project will provide leadership over the Spring 2024 Parkside Purpose pilot. This position will accomplish the following tasks:
Event management: Coordinate and lead two events for participating students. Assess the effectiveness of events by collecting and reviewing event analytics.
- Event #1 – Awareness Event – Introduce Parkside Purpose to participating first-generation college students and coordinate appointment schedules.
- Event #2 – Implementation Event – End-of-year celebration to review and revise their goals and learn about ways to continue working on their academic/career plans and professional development in preparation for their second year at Parkside.
- Career Coaching: Lead appointments with participating students in one-on-one and group meetings to discuss Parkside Purpose goals that are related to their career and professional development.
- Caseload management: Use EAB Navigate to communicate with assigned caseload and provide appointment notes.
- Professional development: Participate in mandatory training workshops required by the University and the department.
- Student must be enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside as a graduate student
- Ability to demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Must possess a strong customer service orientation and have the ability to exercise good judgment
- Ability to work and communicate with a diverse staff and student population
- Current Clinical and Mental Health Counseling graduate student
- Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
- Experience in a coaching, educating, or mentoring role
- Experience working with students or clients in an individual or group setting
High Impact Practice Statement: By incorporating classroom learning into hands-on work experience as well as receiving supervision and coaching, students gain the necessary tools to grow and contribute as professionals.
Alignment with NACE Career Readiness Competencies
- Guide students in their career and professional development through goal-setting and reflection
- Plan and facilitate engaging events that will meet the needs of students in the Parkside Promise program
- Assess event outcomes and evaluate effectiveness through analytics
- Communicate with students in the Parkside Purpose program regarding goals, appointments, and events
- Collaborate with the Advising & Career Center team through email, phone, and in-person conversations/meetings
- Collaborate with Advising and Career Center team and other stakeholder groups to plan, organize, and facilitate Parkside Purpose events and programming
- Utilize the following technologies to communicate, record data, and develop the program: Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, EAB Navigate, and others as appropriate
- Approach new or unfamiliar technologies with a growth mindset
- Serve as a role model for students in the Parkside Purpose program
- Work independently to manage caseloads and provide effective career coaching
- Positively represent the institution through Parkside Purpose events, programming, and communication
- Participate in mandatory training workshops to polish and add to current skill set
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
- Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different cultures and engage in anti-racist practices
- Address systems of privilege that limit opportunities for members of historically marginalized communities and underrepresented/underserved populations