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Student Activities Involvement Position Listing

General Description:


The Graduate Assistantship for Recognized Student Organization Services is a part time 10 month academic year appointment in the Student Activities office.  The Graduate Assistant supervised by the Assistant Director of Involvement.  The Graduate Assistant assists in providing programs and services that promote student involvement specific for off campus students.


Specific Duties:


  • Develop and implement programmatic initiative related to student involvement for off campus students in student organizations  including but not limited to such areas as leadership development, officer training, organizational development, membership recruitment, succession planning, and diversity.
  •  Conduct outreach activities that promote new student involvement in campus organizations for off campus students at fairs, displays, and appointments with students.  Assist the Assistant Director with the coordination of  RSO Fair each semester.  Faciliate the create of new student organizations from the expressed desires of students.
  •  Develop strategies to recognize the accomplishments and achievements of students and student organizations.  Implement methods to promote the Student Awards program.
  •  Develop and  implement leadership training and organizational development activities such as retreats, workshops, member education and leadership transition.  Coordinate the student organization conference each semester.  Develop training and development resources for student leaders and advisers of Recognized Student Organizations.
  •  Advise the Off Campus Student Association.   Serve as a liaison to the Transfer student organizations and nontraditional student association. Facilitate a First Year Commuter Student Mentoring Program. Oversee the Davidson 105 area for off campus students.  Insure that supplies are maintained and assess the needs of off campus students to determine future enhancements for the area. 
  •  Develop and implement programs and services that meet the desires, needs and expectations of off campus students.              Oversee the Off Campus Housing Fair.  Partner with other departments and organizations to offer programs for off campus students
  •  Promote new student involvement.  Conduct outreach activities that promote  student involvement to off campus students in campus organizations at fairs, displays, and appointments with students. .Coordinate, publish, and update the Coordinate the Commuter Student List serve (updating postings weekly).  Maintain and update the off campus student services website.
  •  Serve as a consultant for RSO members to implement leadership training and organizational development activities such as retreats, workshops, member education and leadership transition. Develop training and development resources for student leaders and advisers of Recognized Student Organizations.  Assist with the advising of the Student Organization Board.
  •  Assist in the preparation and maintenance of appropriate periodic/special operations reports and surveys.
  •  Serve as an active member of the Student Activities Dept, attend meetings, and contribute to departmental goals and objectives. Provide assistance to other members of the staff as requested and assume additional responsibilities within the scope of the position as required.  Provide support for special events and functions that occur. Participate in staff development programs for the department and Division of Student Affairs to enhance personal and professional development.  Participate in departmental and divisional planning and evaluation processes.  Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.  Provide information to the Director as requested.  Conduct other administrative duties for the office as appropriate.  \

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Background in program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population
  • Attention to detail and an enjoyment of evaluation and research     
  • Strong organization, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to serve as a role model for undergraduate students and alumni volunteers.
  • Competence in technology; proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and outgoing
  • Possess and have demonstrated past leadership experience
  • Understanding of the value of out-of–class involvement.



Required Conditions:


  • Must have flexible work hours; some evening and weekend work required.
  • Full time admission to and enrollment in a graduate program at the University of Louisville. (Preferably College Student Personnel or Higher Education programs).
  • Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout their term of appointment. Failure to do so can result in the loss of their position and future financial remuneration.



Compensation & Benefits:


  • Stipend of $1,200 a month for 10 months.
  • Full time graduate in-state tuition remission
  • Health care benefits/insurance.          
  • Professional development opportunities at workshops and conferences may be available.


Appointment Date:


August 1 – May 31


Submission Process:


All submissions for this assistantship should be made electronically and include a current resume, letter of interest, and three professional references.  Reference list must include address, title, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) for all references.  Applicants should include any student organization leadership positions from their undergraduate experience in their resume`.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Contact Person:


For more information contact:


            Tim Moore
            Director of Student Activities
            Student Activities Center, Suite W310
            University of Louisville
            Louisville, Kentucky 40292
            Phone: (502) 852-8329
            Facsimile: (502) 852-7332




The University of Louisville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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