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Graduate Assistant - Division of Student Success 2022-2023

Apply now Job no: 492719
Work type: Graduate Assistant
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: Academic Affairs, Student Success

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Job Summary/Basic Function

The Graduate Assistant (GA) will provide assistance with the tutoring program coordinated by Student Success. Programming responsibilities may include Study Strategies Week and other events and programs coordinated by Student Success. The duties of the GA do not include tutoring, however, they are essential in aiding peer tutors develop skills that will help them grasp course materials and learning strategies. The GA will be integral in helping Student Success provide individualized tutoring and mentoring support to on-campus and online students. The GA will assist Academic Success and Life Coaching in developing and updating online appointment scheduling software documents, forms, and website covering all aspects of tutoring support services and academic success programs. GA will be supervised by the Coordinator for Academic Success.

Number of hours per week (not to exceed 20, except during August and January): The Graduate Assistant is expected to work an average of 20 hours per week from August until the beginning of May for a total of 675 hours. The Graduate Assistant may be needed for more than 20 hours per week during the peer tutoring planning and training week in August and January. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. Regular office hours will be scheduled based on the GA’s availability.

Specific responsibilities:
The Graduate Assistant (GA) will assist Student Success with management of the peer tutors. The Graduate Assistant will perform the following functions:
• Directly supervise lead tutor liaisons and co-supervise peer tutors
• Assist in approving tutoring timesheet submissions through ADP
• Communicate regularly with tutors through GroupMe, text, email, Canvas, etc.
• Plan and lead professional development sessions and orientation sessions for tutoring staff
• Observe tutoring appointments and providing constructive feedback
• Manage tutoring requests through online scheduling software
• Organize data, run reports on usage of tutoring services, access need, and make recommendations for future growth and tutoring support
• Coordinate the tutor request form to help find tutors for various disciplines
• Develop digital signage, social media content, and promotion materials for on-campus and online tutoring
• Establish faculty partnerships and organize classroom shadowing for peer tutors
• Plan and facilitate presentations and success workshops in classrooms
• Work closely with the Student Success Directors and Coordinators on assigned projects
• Assist with peer mentoring program for academically at-risk students
• Provide front desk coverage for the Division of Student Success
• Provide testing support
• Must be willing to work some weekend or evening hours

Minimum Qualifications

• Must be a full-time degree-seeking student in a graduate degree program at Maryville University
• Excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently as well as in a team; ability to work on several projects simultaneously, balance priorities, and meet deadlines; ability to maintain confidentiality; comfortable with technology, text, and email communication; strong problem solving abilities; demonstrate ability to provide excellent customer service; ability to work successfully with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

• Two years of experience as a peer tutor in the Center for Academic Success and Life Coaching
• Graduate students from all programs will be considered but those students demonstrating an interest in higher education/student affairs are preferred

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Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

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