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Leadership & Campus Life Graduate Assistantships

Leadership and Campus Life at Oklahoma State University includes the departments of Campus Life (the Office of Arts, Culture, and Entertainment and the Student Union Activities Board, student organizations, the Student Volunteer Center, parent and family programs and commuter and non-traditional student services), the Center for Ethical Leadership, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and the Student Government Association. Though not all of these areas recruit new graduate teaching assistants each year, GTAs within Leadership and Campus Life have responsibilities to their specific program as well as the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from staff across the unit.


Requirements

All positions require a bachelor's degree and admittance to a graduate program. Some positions may require an early summer start date. 

 

Remuneration

  • Stipend: $1,200/month
  • Tuition: In and out-of-state waiver
  • Some positions in LCL will offer other remuneration with their positions. See Specific position details for more information.

 

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  • Student Union Activities Board - Arts, Culture & Entertainment Office
    Responsibilities
    • Co-Advise and assist with the functions and events of the Student Union Activities Board Executive Committee to include:
      • Provide one-on-one leadership advising to assigned committee chair people
      • Keep detailed records of events hosted by assigned committees
      • Attend each event hosted by assigned committees and serve as a professional point of contact during these events
      • Attend Tuesday night Member and Executive Meetings
      • Assist with semesterly executive board retreats: curriculum development, presentations, relationship building, etc.
    • Assist the Coordinator for Arts, Culture and Entertainment with the necessary functions to keep the board running on a daily and semesterly basis to include: 
      • Keep detailed records of expenditures
      • Record program evaluation responses and conduct regular assessment of events and program outreach
      • Process performer contracts
      • Other duties as assigned
    • Complete the requirements of the Winston Shindell Fellowship, including:
      • The establishment and maintenance of communication with Mr. Shindell and his family about educational and professional plans
      • The completion of at least three internship experiences within the organizational structure of the Student Union
      • Attendance to the ACUI regional and/or national conferences
    • Assist the Manager for Arts, Culture and Entertainment with some functions of the ACE Office, including:
      • Assist with Student Arts Alliance programs when needed
    • Assist with special events, including Fanfare of Lights, the Miss OSU Scholarship Pageant, Summer on the Plaza, and others.
    • Participate in ACE Office professional development activities
    • Work on a 0.5 FTE-basis with selected focus area

     

    Reporting Relationship
    • The individual selected for the Student Union Activities Board focus area will report to the Coordinator for Arts, Culture and Entertainment.

     

    Length of Assistantship
    • The assistantship shall be guaranteed for up to 12 months with the opportunity of a second term, if agreeable to the graduate teaching assistant, the coordinator and the Manager of Arts, Culture and Entertainment.

     

    Compensation
    • The compensation for this position shall be $1,200/month for 20 hours per week (0.5 FTE)
    • Parking pass for the Student Union parking garage
    • From the Winston Shindell Fellowship
      • $400 OSU meal plan semesterly
      • $1,200 housing stipend semesterly
    • Out-of-state portion of tuition may be waived for qualified candidates
    • Up to 12 hours of in-state tuition will be waived
    • Graduate-level membership in one approved professional organization
    • Optional health insurance program
    • Potential for assistance to travel to professional conferences depending on budget

     

    Qualifications
    • Admission to a graduate-level program at Oklahoma State University
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to relate to diverse populations are required for this position
    • Experience in student activities, event planning and campus life programs (especially with co-curricular programming) preferred
    • Preference will be given to those students pursuing advanced degrees in higher education administration, college student development, occupational and adult education, psychology, counseling, sociology, business administration or other appropriate field of study.

     

    Additional Qualifications
    • Stated desire to work in or for a student union, ideally with the goal of becoming a director of student life or director of a student union
    • Demonstrated involvement with ACUI, NACA or a similar professional organization 
    • Previous experience in campus programs and/or event planning
  • Leadership Programs - Center for Ethical Leadership

    The Center for Ethical Leadership GTA position offers the candidate opportunities to develop as a leader, a professional, a program manager and a communicator. Working alongside other student affairs professionals in the center, this individual has opportunities to construct curriculum for leadership seminars, develop leadership programs for undergraduate students and possibly travel with undergraduate students on a leadership study abroad trip. This GTA role develops student leaders through programs, coaching and seminars. Furthermore, this role also develops the graduate student into a student affairs professional ready to make immediate contributions the the field. This is an exciting role with space for creativity while still providing structure and support.

     

    Responsibilities
    • Assist departmental staff in teaching obligations
    • Assist departmental staff with or coordinate individual assessment and research projects
    • Work with departmental staff to organize and lead the Leadership Development Series and the Lead Orange campaign
    • Participate in at least one meaningful professional development program each year, including but not limited to presenting or volunteering at an approved conference or publishing an article or column in a field publication or academic journal 
    • Maintain membership in at least one professional organization
    • Work with fellow GTAs from Campus Life to recruit, interview, select and train future GTAs for Campus Life
    • Possibility of assisting with a study abroad program
    • Work on a 0.5 FTE-basis with selected focus area

     

    Reporting Relationship
    • The individual selected for the Ethical Leadership Programs Focus Area will report to the Assistant Director for the Center for Ethical Leadership

     

    Length of Assistantship
    • The assistantship shall be guaranteed for up to 12 months with the opportunity of a second term, if agreeable to both the GTA and the Assistant Director for the Center for Ethical Leadership

     

    Compensation
    • The compensation for this position shall be $1,200/month for 20 hours per week (0.5 FTE)
    • Out-of-state portion of tuition may be waived for qualified candidates
    • Up to 12 hours of in-state tuition will be waived
    • Optional health insurance program

     

    Qualifications
    • Admission to a graduate-level program at Oklahoma State University
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to relate to diverse populations are required for this position.
    • Experience in student activities, campus life programs (especially with co-curricular programming) and research activities preferred
    • Preference will be given to those students pursuing advanced degrees in higher education administration, college student development, occupational and adult education, psychology, counseling, sociology, business administration or other appropriate field of study.

     

    Focus Area Responsibilities
    • Assist program coordinator and assistant director in creating, implementing and sustaining meaningful leadership development programs
    • Depending on need, assist with the planning and implementation of a leadership study abroad course
    • Assist with the grading of the President's Leadership Council applications
    • Run the Living Learning Program, OSU Leads
    • Collaborate with the Center for Ethical Leadership staff on leadership development ideas, programs and initiatives
  • McKnight Scholars Leadership Program - Center for Ethical Leadership
    Responsibilities
    • Develop the second - fourth-year McKnight Scholars experience
    • Assist and attend the study abroad course during the summer
    • Utilize social media strategically to connect alumni and current McKnight Scholars
    • Utilize social media strategically to recruit future McKnight Scholars
    • Assist in the scoring of all scholarship applicants and help with the selection process
    • Create space for current McKnight Scholars to lead the program
    • Manage a $500,000 scholarship and programming budget
    • Assist departmental staff with or coordinate individual assessment and research projects
    • Participate in at least one meaningful professional development program each year, including but not limited to presenting or volunteering at an approved conference or publishing an article in a field publication or academic journal
    • Maintain membership in at least one professional organization
    • Work with fellow GTAs from Campus Life to recruit, interview, select and train future GTAs for Campus Life
    • Work on a 0.5 FTE-basis with selected focus area
     
    Reporting Relationship
    • The individual selected for the Ethical Leadership Programs Focus Area will report to the Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership
     
    Length of Assistantship
    • The assistantship shall be guaranteed for up to 12 months with the opportunity of a second term, if agreeable to both the GTA and the Assistant Director for the Center for Ethical Leadership
     
    Compensation
    • The compensation for this position shall be $1,200/month for 20 hours per week (0.5 FTE) 
    • Out-of-state portion of tuition may be waived for qualified candidates
    • Up to 12 hours of in-state tuition will be waived
    • Optional health insurance program
    • Potential for assistance to travel to professional conferences depending on budget
     
    Qualifications
    • Admission to a graduate-level program at Oklahoma State University
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to relate to diverse populations are required for this position.
    • Experience in student activities, campus life programs (especially with  co-curricular programming), and research activities preferred
    • Preference will be given to those students pursuing advanced degrees in higher education administration, college student development, occupational and adult education, psychology, counseling, sociology, business administration or other appropriate field of study
     
    Additional Qualifications
    • Previous members of the McKnight Scholars Leadership Program given first priority
     
    Focus Area Responsibilities
    • Assist the Assistant Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership with program development of the McKnight Scholars Leadership Program
    • Assist with the planning and implementation of various leadership programs for the Center for Ethical Leadership
  • CampusLink & Student Organizations
    Responsibilities
    • Maintain student organization files and materials in Engage and/or other platforms.
    • Assist departmental staff in teaching/ presentation obligations - in person and/or online
    • Assist departmental staff with or coordinate individual assessment and research projects
    • Participate in at least one meaningful professional development program each year including but not limited to presenting or volunteering at a conference or publishing an article or column in a field publication or academic journal
    • Maintain membership in at least one professional organization
    • Work with fellow GTAs from Campus Life to recruit, interview, select, and train future GTAs for Campus Life
    • Complete experience through internships available in a number of interest areas

     

    Reporting Relationship
    • The individual selected for the CampusLink/Student Organizations focus area shall report to the Assistant Director of Campus Life

     

    Length of Assistantship
    • The assistantship shall be guaranteed for up to 12 months with the opportunity of a second term, if agreeable to both the Graduate Teaching Assistant and the Assistant Director for Campus Life

     

    Compensation
    • The compensation for this position shall be $1200.00/month for 20 hours/week (0.5 FTE)
    • Out-of-state portion of tuition may be waived for qualified candidates
    • Up to 12-hours of in-state tuition will be waived
    • Graduate-level membership in one approved professional organization
    • Optional health insurance program
    • Potential for assistance to travel to professional conferences depending on budget

     

    Qualifications
    • Admission to a graduate-level program at Oklahoma State University
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to relate to diverse populations are required for this position.
    • Experience in student activities, campus life program
  • Off-Campus Student Association & Renter's Advisory
    Responsibilities
    • Act as a liaison between the Off-Campus Student Association (OCSA), landlords and property management companies, and OSU
    • Respond to phone, email, and social media queries regarding landlord/tenant issues
    • Plan and implement the annual Renter’s Fair along with the OCSA student leaders
    • Assist departmental staff with or coordinate individual assessment and research projects
    • Participate in at least one meaningful professional development program each year including but not limited to presenting or volunteering at a conference or publishing an article or column in a field publication or academic journal
    • Maintain membership in at least one professional organization
      Work with fellow GTAs from Campus Life to recruit, interview, select, and train future GTAs for Campus Life
    • Complete experience through internships available in a number of interest areas

     

    Reporting Relationship
    • The individual selected for the OCSA focus area shall report to the OCSA Coordinator

     

    Length of Assistantship
    • The assistantship shall be guaranteed for up to 12 months with the opportunity of a second term, if agreeable to both the Graduate Teaching Assistant and the OCSA Coordinator

     

    Compensation
    • The compensation for this position shall be $1200.00/month for 20 hours/week (0.5 FTE)
    • One Student Union parking garage permit per year
    • Out-of-state portion of tuition may be waived for qualified candidates
    • Up to 12-hours of in-state tuition will be waived
    • Graduate-level membership in one approved professional organization
    • Optional health insurance program
    • Potential for assistance to travel to professional conferences depending on budget

     

    Qualifications
    • Admission to a graduate-level program at Oklahoma State University
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to relate to diverse populations are required for this position
    • Ability to listen to and comprehend student and landlord issues and offer reasonable solutions to problems as suggested in the Oklahoma Landlord and Tenet Acts
    • Experience as an off-campus student or in residential life, preferably within apartment style facilities
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