Graduate Assistant, Career & Professional Development, Both Campus Locations
Mount Saint Mary's University
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 3830952
Graduate Assistant, Career & Professional Development, Both Campus Locations
About Mount Saint Mary's University:
Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equity, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active, global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. www.msmu.edu
Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required. Applicants must also provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination of condition of employment.
To support student success through the coordination of the Career Peer Coaching program that provides individual and group sessions on career education/readiness. The position is responsible for ensuring students employed in the Career Peer Coaching program are trained and supported to deliver career coaching and workshops to students on a variety of career education/readiness topics. The Graduate Assistant is a part-time (on average 20 hours a week), limited-term, internship position.
Position Hourly Range: $21.43
Hiring salary can be above the posted pay range if candidate's qualifications are determined to be above the minimum requirements of the position description.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Peer Career Coaching Program Coordination
Co-coordinates the undergraduate Peer Career Coaching program under the guidance of Assistant Director for Career Education & Counseling with duties including (but not limited to) hiring, regular supervision, performance evaluations, ongoing training, programming support, and management of intake and fulfillment of career education or CPD participation requests by delegating to appropriate staff (e.g. workshops, tabling)
2. Student Engagement
Conducts career coaching/counseling for students through one-on-one sessions, workshops, and other experiences in ways that are engaging, culturally conscious, and effective
Connects students to resources, industry, alumni, and experiential learning opportunities
Delivers experiences, trainings, workshops and events for students on career education topics including (but not limited to) resume building, cover letter writing, graduate school preparation, interview preparation and practice, job and internship search, and career exploration
Promotes student use and effective navigation of student career management portal, Handshake
2. E-Learning Instructional Design
Researches, evaluates, updates and develops e-learning content (tutorials, asynchronous Canvas modules, worksheets/guides, blended learning toolkits, audio and video content, website/blog text, case studies, etc.) which transform career education topics into engaging instruction
3. Professional Development
Ensures continuous enhancements through local, regional, and national benchmarking with professional associations, peer institutions/programs, and industry networks
Updates position-related skills by participating in appropriate professional development offerings throughout the year
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
a. Actively participates and contributes to weekly individual and/or team meetings b. Supports major CPD event planning and day-of staffing c. Becomes familiar with the services and resources of the office and represent CPD in various university programs at-large; assist in the marketing of programs and services d. Performs other duties as assigned
2. Professional Development:
a. Ensures continuous enhancements through local, regional, and national benchmarking with professional associations, peer institutions/programs, and industry networks b. Updates position-related skills by participating in appropriate professional development offerings throughout the year
Awareness or capacity to learn and embrace social justice themes, anti-racist practices, and Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Awareness or capacity to learn and apply student development theory, career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles and career readiness strategies and techniques (resume building, cover letter writing, job searching, etc).
Awareness or capacity to learn needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design.
Abilities and Skills:
Ability or capacity to learn and facilitate effective student employee engagement (including recruiting, onboarding, training, supervision, offer feedback/guidance, conduct performance evaluation/intervention, etc.)
Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.
Ability to communicate with people from diverse cultures.
Ability or capacity to learn and implement program and project management skills.
Currently enrolled as a graduate student in higher education/postsecondary/student affairs or related program.
1-2 years of prior experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Work Location: Both Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles) and Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)
Start Date: August 01, 2023
Expected End Date: May 09, 2024
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.