This is an 10-month position September through June, 20 hours per week.
Compensation - $10,000 stipend and $8,000 tuition reimbursement ($4,000 per semester)
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, elementary education, nursing and social work. The College also offers articulated programs, including dental, optometry, chiropractic and health professions, as well as visual arts therapy and law, with colleges and institutions in New Jersey and New York.
Undergraduate students may choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with over 500 course offerings and more than 40 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 16:1 and an average class size of 21, which affords students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty
The College offers part-time graduate programs leading to degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.
The Graduate Assistant (GA) reports to the Associate Director of Student Success for Advisement with a dotted line to the Assistant Director of Student Success. The GA for Advising and Testing will support Ramapo College’s enrollment goals and efforts through a dual position within the Center for Student Success. The position has a dual assignment: The first is in Academic Advisement reporting to the Associate Director of Academic Advisement and second in the Testing Center reporting to the Assistant Director of Student Success and Testing. In Advisement, the position will function in an administrative capacity to the Associate Director of Student Success for Advisement, serve the advisement team in a broad spectrum of activities including but not limited to advising walk-in appointments, supporting student appointments, preparing reports and coordinating assessment of advisement, events and initiatives. In the Testing Center, the position will assist with the administration of computer-based and paper/pencil tests/exams offered by the Center and with the preparation of reports and materials for Student Success. This position will work closely with the Office of Specialized Services to assist with the scheduling, administration and communications regarding accommodated testing.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE TESTING CENTER
Provide quality customer service to new and current students, faculty, staff and the general public
Proctor tests according to CTA Standards and Guidelines and established Testing Center policies and procedures
Provide administrative support for the Testing Center
Assist with scheduling of on campus tests
Follow up with appropriate parties in case of missing exams
Administer appropriate tests based on test referral or by referring to College Data Management system;
Explain and clarify test instructions for students; disseminate test results and advise students if additional testing is needed
Refer students to next office and/or academic support programs when appropriate
Ensure test results are entered in the appropriate College Data Management system
Maintain and troubleshoot problems with computer hardware and software; report equipment malfunctions to HELPdesk
Maintain integrity of testing environment; (check IDs and calculators, monitor testers throughout testing session, secure materials and secure the Testing Center according to institutional procedure)
Maintain a professional and clean Testing Center and testing environment;
Store and file reports, correspondence and testing data in an organized manner
Inventory supplies and notify Testing Team when supplies need to be ordered
Prepare reports and other materials for the Testing Center and Student Success
Assists in the recruitment, selection, training and supervision of student aides
Represents the Testing Center at campus programs as requested
Assists in the promotion, implementation and administration of Testing Center Initiatives
Become a certified ACCUPLACER, STAMP, TEAS, CLA and CLEP test proctor
Update and edit the Testing Center website as needed and have a working knowledge of WordPress
Assists with the development and implementation of assessment tools, collects and summarizes data, and delivers recommendations
Assist with public relations and marketing to expand testing services
Participate in College-wide events, such as Commencement, Orientation, Opening Convocation, Founders’ Day, Student Success programs, and others
Complete other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Student Success for Testing and Assistant Vice President of Student Success.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT
In conjunction with the Associate Director or designee, assist in the coordination, recruitment, selection and training of the Peer Advisors.
In conjunction with the Associate Director or designee, provide assistance in the management of the Peer Advisors program. Provide support to the student staff regularly.
Facilitate walk-in appointments to the Center for Student Success.
Utilizes available technology in the delivery of academic advisement services, including CONNECT, UAchieve, Slate, Google Suite, and others as required (training provided as needed).
Assists in the coordination, promotion, and evaluation of the six phase Appreciative Advisement model.
With supervision from a senior advisor, serve as the assigned academic advisor to a caseload of students as needed.
In conjunction with the Associate Director, assists with the coordination and promotion of Academic Advisement Months and other events.
Assist with Advisement and Orientation events managed by the Center for Student Success.
Create materials and facilitate presentations to promote Academic Advisement and Center for Student Success services
Assist with the development and implementation of assessment tools, collect and summarize data, and deliver recommendations.
Provide clerical support for the Center for Student Success as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
*All the details of this position are subject to change
Enrollment in a graduate program at the College or another college/university for a minimum of six (6) credit hours per semester or two (2) courses per semester, whichever is greater, during the academic year;
Proof of course enrollment and good academic standing each semester;
Active and satisfactory academic progress towards completion of a graduate degree in an approved graduate (Master’s) program with transcript provided to the Supervisor(s)/Human Resources Department at the end of each semester;
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and
Good academic standing during the term of the contract.
Undergraduate experience in academic and student affairs services is preferred.
Excellent oral and written skills are a must.
Potential candidate should have public speaking experience and a commitment to student academic and social success.
Supervisory experience is preferred.
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, and diversity programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.
"Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as sixth in the Best Regional Universities North category for public institutions, Ramapo College of New Jersey is sometimes mistaken for a private college. This is, in part, due to its unique interdisciplinary academic structure, its size of approximately 6,008 students and its pastoral setting in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/New York border.Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers six graduate programs as well as articulated programs with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine."