Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located about 22 miles from Boston and 30 miles from Providence, RI on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,500 students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and pre-professional fields.
The Office of Student Engagement provides Stonehill students with transformative experiences that foster social interaction, self-exploration, student engagement, and leadership development. In turn, students will create and participate in a welcoming, supportive, and engaging environment that enriches the academic, social, and personal experience of all students. Our goal is to provide quality services and programs for our students that will contribute to their academic and co-curricular successes by focusing on four key areas:
Orientation and first-year experiences
Student organizations and governance
Leadership and professional development
Our hope is that these areas will facilitate active student participation in co-curricular activities and leadership while also promoting learning, building community, and empowering students.
This graduate assistant will gain experience and knowledge in student affairs and higher education, particularly in the following areas: event advising, planning, and execution; student organization management; student intern supervision; and new student orientation. Under the direct supervision of the Director and in collaboration with the Associate Director and Coordinator, the Graduate Assistant will be able to augment what they are learning in the classroom with significant hands-on experience working with the Office of Student Engagement, colleagues in Student Affairs, and Stonehill students.
Position Dates: August 2021 – May 2022 (exact start/end dates are negotiable). This ten-month position may be renewed for an additional appointment based on job performance and mutual acceptance
Payment: Furnished On-Campus Apartment (estimated value of rent and utilities: $12,600) and Full Meal Plan (estimated value: $3,400 spread over two semesters)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Hours of Work The Office is seeking a graduate student who can commit to 20 hours a week—this includes time spent both in the office and at events. There is flexibility with scheduling and some weekend and evening hours are required. Ideal candidates will commit to 10 months; the position may be renewed for an additional appointment based on job performance and mutual acceptance.
Late Night Programming
Benchmark, create, and implement a late-night programing model
Provide appropriate event coverage for late night programs, as needed
Serve as a member of the Alcohol and Other Drugs committee, as needed
Student Organizations & Club Management
Assist in developing and improving student organization processes, including creation and management of new organizations, training for club leaders, tools for communication, assessment, and advisor support
Serve as a resource for student organizations in planning events
Develop and present 1-2 workshops per semester
New Student Orientation
Assist in the selection process of the Orientation student Core Team and Orientation Leaders
Support and assist in spring Orientation Leader training
Assist in the development of the Orientation program, materials, and assessment
Supervise the undergraduate Student Engagement Intern
In collaboration with the Director, create projects and initiatives for this position, including overseeing the social media, event planning, and student organization marketing
Attend staff meetings and other meetings, as assigned; work nights and weekends, as required
Support and attend large-scale events sponsored by the Office and Student Government Association
Take part in trainings, retreats, and planning sessions, as needed
Participate in campus wide events, such as Family Weekend, Skyhawk Welcome Days, and Accepted Student Days
Serve as a leader in fostering a campus culture in which differences are embraced and work to advance the College’s mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Partner with other Student Affairs Offices and seeks out opportunities to work with others
Perform other duties as assigned
A Bachelor’s Degree with experience or interest in campus/student event management, leadership development and student advisement is required. The applicant must be currently enrolled in a Master’s Program in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, Education, Social Work or related fields. In addition, the successful candidate must be dependable and have excellent interpersonal communication (written, oral, and electronic) skills and familiar with event planning/ programming. Candidate must demonstrate integrity, initiative, openness, teamwork, a positive attitude. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a commitment to higher education, student development and diversity/inclusion.
Interested applicant must submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume via the think below:
Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.
About Stonehill College
Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,400+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values a diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.