Graduate Assistant, Student Services

Wheeling Jesuit University - Wheeling, WV (30+ days ago)4.0

Position Details

Student Services


Graduate Assistant, Student Services



FLSA Status



Director, Student Services

Supervision Received

Reports to the Student Services Director. The Student Services Director will provide general direction but the Graduate Assistant position is expected to perform most responsibilities independently.



Supervision Exercised



Serves as the primary contact in Student Services for Homecoming event; leads programming efforts for Living-Learning Communities in association with Residence Life; assists all departments in planning and implementing student programming and special projects including attending campus events as the professional staff member on duty. Will assist with administrative duties as needed.

Position Requirements
Minimum Education Level Required

Bachelor’s Degree. Must be enrolled in a WJU master’s degree program for the extent of the Graduate Assistantship. *3.0 GPA required.

Minimum Experience Level Required

One year of documented undergraduate student leadership experience required. Two to three years preferred. A combination of requirements and preferences will be considered.

Physical Demands Required

Required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear and use hands to handle and feel objects; lift and / or move up to 20lbs; reach with hands and arms, climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; occasionally lift and / or move up to 100lbs; have vision abilities that include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Regularly exposed to moderate office noise level.

Compliance Responsibilities Required

Collect, identify, date and store documentation for the department and compliance are as mandated by the Compliance Program. Ensures certifications and qualifications are maintained per job description.


Ability to work additional hours to complete special projects and assignments as required.

WJU Core Competencies
Concern for Regional and Global Neighbors

Welcomes people of all creeds, races and nationalities.

Educational Excellence

Supports faculty, students and the institution in the mission to provide or receive an education.

Service to Others

Values WJU’s quest to prepare students to use their talents to serve others.

Position Competencies

Listens to others and communicates in a professional manner.

Decision Making

Makes good decisions and is able to guide others to do the same.


Defines problems, collects information and uses facts to solve a problem.


Promotes cooperation within the team to meet goals.

Technical Capabilities

Uses technology to complete tasks efficiently.

Position Key Accountabilities
Key Accountability

Student Programming - Assistance

Job Duties

Assists with developing student programming for campus. This includes serving as the primary point of contact within Student Services for Homecoming week activities including working with Alumni Affairs and Student Government Association (SGA) on event planning, promotion and execution; collaborating with the Office of Residence Life to develop a robust Living Learning Communities program including developing policies, standards, objectives, themes and programming; assisting all departments in the Division of Student Affairs with student programming; attending campus events as the Student Services staff member on duty including some evening and weekend events; assisting in maintaining the Student Services component of the online University Calendar; answering phone calls and assisting visitors on an as needed basis; and attending weekly supervision meetings with Director of Student Life for updates and feedback; attending various inter and intra departmental meetings as assigned. Other duties as assigned.

Performance Standards

Able to perform duties with minimal supervision.
Ability to take and give direction.
Detail oriented.
Ability to use data to solve problems.
Creates a positive work environment.
Builds rapport by listening talking and encouraging others.
Coordinates ideas and resources to meet goals.
Models success behaviors, a positive work manner and constant self-improvement.

General Support

Supports and promotes the University. Other duties as assigned.

Displays a positive demeanor.
Capable of prioritizing needs with deadlines.
Ability to relate to others in a professional, positive manner.
Promotes events / activities.
Manages Student Services social media accounts.

Brand: Wheeling Jesuit University
Address: 316 Washington Avenue Wheeling, WV - 26003
Property Description: 1 - 316 Washington Avenue, WV
Property Number: 1