Department: Department of Student Engagement | Pay: $20 per hour | Hours per week: 17 hours Dates: August 14 - December 15, 2023, January 3 - May 10, 2024 (with no work on academic breaks) Office: Shapiro Campus Center, Suite 203Â
The Student Engagement Graduate Assistant for Club Support is responsible for supporting the Department of Student Engagement, with particular focus on advising Brandeisâ™ ~200 student organizations. The Department of Student Engagement (DSE) at Brandeis University empowers students to engage, learn, and lead on and off campus. DSE oversees all undergraduate student organizations, major campus events and traditions, community engagement and service experiences, fellowship programs, and various student spaces on campus.Â
Club Support - 50%Â
Advise the Club Support Committee of the Brandeis Student Union, including regular meetings with the Club Support Committee Chair.Â
Assist with the implementation and assessment of DSE new advising structure.
Advise a caseload of 5-10 clubs including regular check-ins, policy and budget advising, and assistance with event management.Â
Coordinate training for club leaders at the beginning of each semester on topics related to club policy and best practices.Â
Hold Event Support Meetings to assist clubs with the details of planning their events.
Assist with the club contract process for groups hiring external contractors.
Administration and Communication - 20%Â
Support maintenance of the current student organization platform including content creation, event management, etc.Â
Create and manage the weekly Club Leader Newsletter.Â
Assist with the Department of Student Engagement social media and monthly newsletter, as it relates to club programming.Â
Regularly help update club leader resources and Student Organization Handbook as needed.
â‹ Leadership Development - 10%Â
Assist with facilitation of leadership workshops and/or training for club leaders. Help implement and assess student achievement learning outcomes for the new leadership development model at Brandeis.Â
Budgeting and Club Finance - 10%Â
Support the Budget Analyst with club treasurer training throughout the year.
Advise clubs on best financial practices.Â
Aide in policy development and streamlining of efficient club finance processes.
â‹Event Planning - 5%Â
Assistance with coordination of the Fall and Winter Involvement FairsÂ
Primary coordination of the Involvement Fairs during year 2Â
Aiding in other Student Engagement events such as Back to Brandeis, Volunteerfest, Family Weekend, Winter Welcome, Celebration of Service, and Senior Week.Â
Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
Required to be pursuing a graduate degree in student affairs, college student personnel, higher education, or a related fieldÂ
Opportunity to continue in the second year, dependent on successful performance in the first year.
Interest and/or experience planning events and advising students.Â
Interest and/or experience leading trainings and/or exposure to facilitating and presenting.
Ability to problem solve and work collaboratively with staff and students.Â
Understanding of and commitment to Student Engagement mission, vision, and goals.
Interest and/or experience in social justice initiatives and supporting department goals around topics of diversity, equity, and inclusionÂ
Work will primarily be in person, with opportunities for remote work a few hours per week.
Note: as part of this position, some night and/or weekend work may be required.
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.