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Academic Retention and Engagement Center Graduate Assistant-Hourly

Company: University of Kansas
Location: lawrence
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

The Academic Retention and Engagement Center (AREC) is a newly formed center under The University Academic Support Centers (UASC) as a part of the Department of Academic Success. AREC supports initiatives that focus on centering the experiences of traditionally underserved populations at KU. UASC is a comprehensive student support unit designed to provide resources to strengthen the academic skills and written communication of students at the University of Kansas while supporting the University's commitment to the academic success and holistic development of students. Specifically, UASC supports the intellectual development of individuals by encouraging active participation both in and out of the classroom; coordinating services and programs in which students can acquire and practice life management, decision-making, and learning skills; and linking students to other resources that will help them learn these skills.

Responsibilities of the Graduate Assistant include (but are not limited to the following):

Student Program Support (65%)

* Assist with the recruitment and retention of students in center programs including Multicultural Scholars Program, Hawk Link and University Peer Mentor Program. * Plan and implement engaging program initiatives that align with your assigned support program or the mission of the Academic Retention and Engagement Center. * Maintain regular communication to engage with perspective and current students through websites, newsletters, social media, e-mail, group me and other established means of communication. * Provide administrative support for the programs and AREC staff including data collection and tracking that supports the centers overall assessment plan. * Meet one-on-one with students as assigned to provide coaching or advising around executive function, student engagement or academic resources. * Hire, train and supervise undergraduate staff to provide support for your specific program needs with the consultation of assigned supervisor.

General Duties (25%)

* Attend staff meetings with the UASC team and the AREC Team and provide updates as needed. * Meet regularly with supervisor to provide updates on programs, professional development and support needs. * Actively participate in UASC and AREC strategic planning and committees. * Provide support for campus partnerships and programs as they align with this role. * Be aware of best practices, trends, and research surrounding populations served by this program. * Assist with the development, promotion and implementation of engagement opportunities prioritizing the needs of first generation, low income and underrepresented minority students. Opportunities may include workshops, programs, resource fairs and trip.

Other Duties as assigned (10%)

* As the vision for the center continues to develop there will be opportunities to gain other professional experiences as you or your supervisor deem fitting.

UASC hours of operation:

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Some evening and weekend work.

Training/supervision: The GA will report to the Associate Director or Assistant Director of Academic Retention and Engagement

Required Qualifications

* KU graduate student enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, and in good academic standing. * Superior written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience with student programming and implementation. * Experience coaching, mentoring, advising or supporting students in a one-on-one environment. * Experience working with traditionally underserved populations. * Strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging priorities. * Ability to take initiative, work independently, and collaborate with a diverse groups. * Experience with using web technology, PC programs, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as determined by interview/application materials. * Experience supervising student employees.

Keywords: University of Kansas, Lawrence , Academic Retention and Engagement Center Graduate Assistant-Hourly, Other , lawrence, Kansas

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