Graduate Assistant
Pittsburgh, PA
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Chatham University
Graduate Assistantship
Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health; business & communication; and the arts & sciences.
Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.
To help support the continued growth of the University, Gradate Assistantships (GA) are available that provide an excellent opportunity to "Earn as you Learn". All the GA positions combine a professional part-time position pay and 50% tuition discount. Positions are available in the following disciplines:
Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Masters in Communications
MFA in Creative Writing
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
Master of Fine Arts in Film and Digital Technology
Master of Science in Athletic Training
Master of Science in Biology
Master of Sustainability
Master of Arts in Food Studies
Dual: Master of Arts in Food Studies and MBA
Dual: Master of Sustainability and MBA

More information on these graduate degrees can be found at https://www.chatham.edu/admission/graduate/index.cfm.
There are GA positions available in student affairs, admissions, advancement, sustainability, academic affairs and business. More details on these positions can be found at www.chatham.edu/careers.

Qualifications:
  • Must hold a bachelor's degree
  • Must be enrolled in 9 credits per term for fall, spring and/or summer as a full-time student. Each program has different summer requirements and/or class availability.
  • Must work up to 19 hours per week (not to exceed 545 total hours in a calendar year) from August 15, 2019 through August 15, 2020 during regular business hours (or off hours as determined by the position/supervisor).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Each position has a job description which entails additional qualifications.
To Apply:
Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers Search for the Graduate Assistant positions and review the job descriptions of these part-time positions and follow the instructions to complete the job application process. Please include a cover letter indicating your interest in a certain job and degree.
Deadline: Review of applications immediately with a firm deadline of June 30.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diverse candidates.

POSTIONS AVAILABLE:

Job Title: Coordinator of Residential Community Development

Position Reports to: Director of Residence Life

Position Summary:
The Office of Residence Life is seeking a self-motivated, reliable and organized individual for the Coordinator of Residential Community Development position. The Coordinator will oversee community engagement and residential develop programs including living learning community programming, interest group programming, First Year Experience (FYE) programs, community building in the residence halls and more in collaboration with the Graduate Resident Directors. In addition, the Coordinator will focus on strategies to build cultural competence, conflict management and communicate skills among residents and within the resident assistant staff. The Coordinator will also assist with daily residence life operations including front office duties, assisting with move in and housing logistics and other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience working as a resident assistant or in residential life.
  • Must be enrolled in 18 credits spread across the fall, spring and/or summer terms. Each program has different summer requirements and/or class availability.
  • Must work 19 hours per week (not to exceed 545 total hours in a calendar year) from August 15, 2019 through August 15, 2020 during regular business hours (or off hours as determined by the position/supervisor).
  • All applicants must apply to the position through Chatham's employment portal and apply and receive admission to one of the following Chatham graduate programs (pending the completion of Academic Affairs' review of program capacity): MBA, Biology, Communication, Creative Writing, Athletic Training
  • Availability on nights and weekends.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills.

Remuneration: Coordinators will receive a scholarship for 9 credits of tuition (50% off registered credits) and be eligible for up to $6,000 cash stipend per year for up to 19 hours per week ($11/hour). Candidates must agree to a 2-year contract.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work in coordination with Residence Life professional, graduate and student staff to build community in the residence halls via programs and services.
  • Create comprehensive resident education and engagement programs.
  • Assist with planning and executing RA pre-service and ongoing training utilizing a community development framework.
  • Oversee the management of the Resident Hall Association
  • Assist with programing in the Living Learning Communities
  • Provide support and assistance for university orientation and retention initiatives as needed.

Job Title: Coordinator of Campus Intramurals, Recreation & Wellness Programs

Position Reports to: Assistant Dean of Students and Associate Director of Athletics

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for working with the Athletics and Fitness Center and other key campus departments in delivering services and programs related to campus recreation, intramural activities, fitness workout and exercise routine, wellness education and club sports. In this role, the Coordinator will bolster campus intramural. wellness and recreation activities with the goal of providing a robust student experience focused on health, wellness and wellbeing.

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience working in campus recreation, intramural, and/or wellness programming
  • Must be enrolled in 18 credits spread across the fall, spring and/or summer terms. Each program has different summer requirements and/or class availability.
  • Must work 19 hours per week (not to exceed 545 total hours in a calendar year) from August 15, 2019 through August 15, 2020 during regular business hours (or off hours as determined by the position/supervisor).
  • All applicants must apply to the position through Chatham's employment portal and apply and receive admission to one of the following Chatham graduate programs (pending the completion of Academic Affairs' review of program capacity): MBA, Biology, Communication, Creative Writing, Athletic Training
  • Availability on nights and weekends.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills.

Remuneration: Coordinators will receive a scholarship for 9 credits of tuition (50% off registered credits) and be eligible for up to $6,000 cash stipend per year for up to 19 hours per week ($11/hour). Candidates must agree to a 2-year contract.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan and execute campus intramural, fitness workout and exercise routine and recreation activities.
  • Create and execute marketing campaigns to bolster student participation in campus intramural and recreational activities.
  • Support club sports operations and work with the Office of Student Engagement to explore collaboration between intramurals, recreation and student organizations.
  • Provide campus programming which is focused on student health and wellbeing including stress management and self-care (in coordination with Counseling and Health Services).
  • Support campus-wide initiatives and programs such as New Student Orientation and campus retention efforts.

Job Title: Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs

Position Reports to: Director of Multicultural Affairs

Position Summary:
The Coordinator will assist in the formation of programs and initiatives geared towards forming a more equitable and culturally informed campus. Founded in 2017. Multicultural Affairs is responsible for leading efforts to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes multicultural education, student success, and retention. Multicultural Affairs considers and affirms the role of multiple identities with relationship to various social contexts and interlocking systems of power, privilege, and oppression in shaping the experiences of the students we serve. Ultimately, we are working towards Chatham University's goal of "building lives of purpose and fulfilling work" through the development of an active and engaged citizenry.

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Must be enrolled in 18 credits spread across the fall, spring and/or summer terms. Each program has different summer requirements and/or class availability.
  • Must work 19 hours per week (not to exceed 545 total hours in a calendar year) from August 15, 2019 through August 15, 2020 during regular business hours (or off hours as determined by the position/supervisor).
  • All applicants must apply to the position through Chatham's employment portal and apply and receive admission to one of the following Chatham graduate programs (pending the completion of Academic Affairs' review of program capacity): MBA, Biology, Communication, Creative Writing, Athletic Training
  • Availability on nights and weekends.
  • A vested interest in areas of equity and inclusion as evidenced by personal/professional experience and/or campus/community involvement.

Remuneration: The Coordinator will receive a scholarship for 9 credits of tuition (50% off registered credits) and be eligible for up to $6,000 cash stipend per year for up to 19 hours per week ($11/hour). Candidates must agree to a 2-year contract.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Programs and services related to LGBTQIA+ student support
  • Execution of Lunch and Learn programming including Diversity Dialogues and Multifaith series.
  • Serve as liaison for the Office of International Affairs and support collaborative programming.
  • Assist with planning and management of the RISE mentorship program
  • Assist with managing budgets including preparing purchase orders, preparing contracts, overseeing student purchases and submitting reconciliations.
  • Support campus-wide initiatives and programs such as New Student Orientation and campus retention efforts.

Job Title: Coordinator of Student Engagement

Position Reports to: Associate Director of Student Engagement

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for delivering services and programs related to student engagement, learning and development. In this role, the Coordinators will support all areas of the Student Engagement operations including student organization development and support, advising the Chatham Activities Board, overseeing the Carriage House Programming Coordinators, planning campus late night and weekend events as well as managing major campus events.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience working in student engagement/student life. This includes experience with student clubs, organizations, campus events and/or general student affairs programs and services.
  • Must be enrolled in 18 credits spread across the fall, spring and/or summer terms. Each program has different summer requirements and/or class availability.
  • Must work 19 hours per week (not to exceed 545 total hours in a calendar year) from August 15, 2019 through August 15, 2020 during regular business hours (or off hours as determined by the position/supervisor).
  • All applicants must apply to the position through Chatham's employment portal and apply and receive admission to one of the following Chatham graduate programs (pending the completion of Academic Affairs' review of program capacity): MBA, Biology, Communication, Creative Writing, Athletic Training
  • Availability on nights and weekends.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills.

Remuneration: Coordinators will receive a scholarship for 9 credits of tuition (50% off registered credits) and be eligible for up to $6,000 cash stipend per year for up to 19 hours per week ($11/hour). Candidates must agree to a 2-year contract.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Advising student organizations
  • Planning and executing campus late night and weekend events
  • Assisting Student Affairs and Student Engagement staff with campus programming
  • Assist with supervising student workers and Carriage House Program Coordinators
  • Coordinating program and events with campus partners
  • Managing the Chatham U mobile app
  • Managing operations in the Carriage House (student center)
  • Assist with managing budgets including preparing purchase orders, preparing contracts, overseeing student purchases and submitting reconciliations.

Admissions Outreach Coordinator - Chatham Admissions

Chatham University has an opening for an Admissions Outreach Coordinator.

The Admissions Outreach Coordinator will be offered to a new student in select graduate programs starting fall 2019 at Chatham University.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The position will be responsible for coordinating and managing prospective student call team activities with undergraduate and graduate student workers. The position will also work with Admissions Leadership to participate in, and attend, local/regional college fair events.

Supervision Exercised: Functional supervision of undergraduate and graduate student workers.

Position Requirements:
  • Must hold a bachelor's degree
  • Must be enrolled in 9 credits per term for fall, spring and/or summer. Each program has different summer requirements and/or class availability.
  • Must work 19 hours per week (not to exceed 545 total hours in a calendar year) from August 15, 2019 through August 15, 2020 during regular business hours (or off hours as determined by the position/supervisor).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must have valid driver's license

Remuneration:
  • Will receive a scholarship for 9 credits of tuition (50% off registered credits) and be eligible for up to $6,000 cash stipend per year for up to 19 hours per week ($11/hour).

Experience: Required skills include proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, ability to quickly learn and utilize proprietary educational software, exemplary written and verbal communication skills, basic math ability, and excellent problem-solving skills. Individual should have strong people skills with the ability to help people feel at ease. Must function comfortably in a team structure and be able to speak before large and small groups with confidence.

Job Title: Coordinator of Civic Engagement and Leadership Development

Position Reports to: Assistant Dean of Students

Position Summary:
The Office of Student Affairs is seeking a self-motivated, reliable and organized individual for the Coordinator of Civic Engagement and Leadership Development position. The preferred candidate will have an interest in community service, civic engagement, leadership and a passion for helping others. The Coordinator for Civic Engagement and Leadership Development will assist with the management of campus-wide service days, leadership programs and civic engagement opportunities.

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience working in campus programming, leadership programs or campus/community engagement and service.
  • Must be enrolled in 18 credits spread across the fall, spring and/or summer terms. Each program has different summer requirements and/or class availability.
  • Must work 19 hours per week (not to exceed 545 total hours in a calendar year) from August 15, 2019 through August 15, 2020 during regular business hours (or off hours as determined by the position/supervisor).
  • All applicants must apply to the position through Chatham's employment portal and apply and receive admission to one of the following Chatham graduate programs (pending the completion of Academic Affairs' review of program capacity): MBA, Biology, Communication, Creative Writing, Athletic Training
  • Availability on nights and weekends.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills.

Remuneration: Coordinators will receive a scholarship for 9 credits of tuition (50% off registered credits) and be eligible for up to $6,000 cash stipend per year for up to 19 hours per week ($11/hour). Candidates must agree to a 2-year contract.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan and execute campus community service events and activities
  • Create and execute marketing campaigns to bolster student participation in campus programs and events related to community service and leadership development
  • Collaborate with offices, such as, the Office of Career Development and Alumni Relations, to produce relevant and timely leadership development programs which build students personal and professional competencies
  • Manage and expand leadership retreats including the Emerging Leaders retreat and the Women of the World retreat.
  • Partner with the Pennsylvania Center for Women in Politics to bring civic engagement programming to campus including voter registration events, the social activism institute and other educational programs.
  • Support campus-wide initiatives and programs such as New Student Orientation and campus retention efforts.

Development Writer - Chatham Advancement

Chatham University has an opening for a Development Writer in its office of University Advancement.

The Development Writer position will be offered to a new student in select graduate programs starting fall 2019 at Chatham University.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The position will provide writing and editing for a variety of projects, including grant proposals and reports, corporate sponsorship packages, donor stewardship reports, annual fund appeals, special acknowledgements, white papers and donor recognition publications.

Supervision Exercised: Not applicable.

Position Requirements:
  • Must hold a bachelor's degree
  • Must be enrolled in 9 credits per term for fall, spring and/or summer. Each program has different summer requirements and/or class availability.
  • Must work 19 hours per week (not to exceed 545 total hours in a calendar year) from August 15, 2019 through August 15, 2020 during regular business hours (or off hours as determined by the position/supervisor).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must have valid driver's license

Remuneration:
  • Will receive a scholarship for 9 credits of tuition (50% off registered credits) and be eligible for up to $6,000 cash stipend per year for up to 19 hours per week ($11/hour).

Experience: Required skills include exemplary writing skills with samples of writing for a variety of projects. Strong verbal communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and ability to quickly learn and utilize proprietary educational software. Must function comfortably in a team structure and be able to work effectively on deadlines.

Forester, Eden Hall Campus
Chatham University has two openings for entry-level Foresters.
The Forester position will be offered to a new student in the graduate program in Sustainability starting in fall 2019 at Chatham University.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform a variety of outdoor assignments, which allow the public to safely access and enjoy the Eden Hall woodlands. Duties include, but are not limited to, clearing downed trees from hiking trails and helping to remove invasive plant species.

  • Help to promote the woodlands as an organizing focus for community development among students at Eden Hall and on all campuses of Chatham University.
  • Plan and implement community service projects and citizen engagement activities focused on trail improvement/enhancement.
  • Develop citizen science programming to involve the community in collecting, analyzing, and making conclusions about woodlands data. May involve science education and communication product content development.

  • Create and promote recreational opportunities in the woodlands.
  • Produce interpretive educational materials including signage, posters, brochure, and web content.
  • Support the creation of an Eden Hall Forest website as part of the larger site with information about all of the data collected through class activities, citizen engagement projects, etc.
  • Assist with the DCNR grant for the development of a Master Plan for Eden Hall trails and help to maintain project momentum by tracking progress toward goals and deadlines. Requires interaction with Study Committee and the landscape architect firm.
  • Collaborate with external groups like the Audubon Society, the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Society, and others to build capacity and educational/recreational offerings.
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Forestry, Forest Ecosystem Management, Environmental Resource Management or related area. A bachelor's degree in another area, combined with experience working in a forestry related field may be substituted.
  • Must be enrolled in in 9 credits per term for two of three terms fall, spring and/or summer.
  • Must work 19 hours per week (not to exceed 545 total hours in a calendar year) from 15 August 2019 through 14 August 2020. (May include evening and weekend hours depending on requirements at any given time.)
  • The position requires rigorous physical exertion including, but not limited to, traversing
uneven, rugged terrain in inclement weather and the ability to lift and move heavy objects.
This is a two year appointment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of silviculture, reforestation, and wildlife habitat.
  • Knowledge of forest management policies and practices.
  • Knowledge of fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Systems.
  • Knowledge of forest practices as they relate to ecosystem management principles.
  • Ability to identify different types of plants, animals and habitats.
  • Ability to operate and maintain various equipment and tools, and use proper safety methods.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Job Title: Graduate Assistant -Program Coordinator

Position Reports to: Falk Professor of Socially Responsible Business

Position Summary

The Falk School of Sustainability and Environment is seeking a Program Coordinator, who will be enrolled as a graduate student in the Falk School for the Fall 2019 semester and spring 2020 semester, to support the launch and convening of the Executive Education Program in Sustainability at the Falk School. This Executive Education program will empower Pittsburgh-area business leaders, whether in a designated sustainability role or not, to lead or influence sustainability-related change processes. Business leaders will learn to navigate immediate stakeholder interests and the broader, deeply intertwined interests of both governments and society to help drive environmental innovation and value creation for business and its communities, ultimately to build a more sustainable global economy and contribute to the common good.

This part-time position is funded at 545 hours starting in the Fall of 2019, will collaborate with the Falk Professor of Socially Responsible Business to design executive courses, identify potential course instructors - from among Chatham professors and external experts - and create promotional materials for these courses. The program coordinator will assist with the creation, coordination, and dissemination of office outreach and communication efforts, including recruiting participants to attend the courses and ensure their successful registration.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Coordinator will coordinate the event planning and implementation for one-day two-day and three-day on-campus courses that will take place in the Fall and Spring semester. This will include making room reservations with Eden Hall facilities coordinator to reserve clean and appropriately sized spaces on campus as well as coordinating with the IT department for appropriate technology requirements and organizing meals and refreshments. Program coordinator will also be required to keep the Dean of the Eden Hall Campus, Campus Events Coordinator and dining management, informed about basic details of these events. The Program Coordinator may be required to assist with special projects, preparation of publications and/or newsletters and researching/writing blogs or social media posts and advertising for publication.

The Program Coordinator will coordinate with companies, professors and instructors about ideal dates for courses and will respond to emails regarding these courses and will keep organized files about courses, participants, budget, itinerary, etc. Assist the Falk Professor and with other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in any field

  • Project management and/or program coordination experience of any kind

Hard Skills
  • Must be comfortable with computer programs, including Microsoft Publisher
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office (Excel & Outlook)
  • Ability to write a professional email
  • Must have strong writing skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be motivated to contribute to the development of this new program which is a start-up.
  • Professional behavior, especially good communication and follow-through is expected.
Soft Skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Attentive listener
  • Proactive to problems
  • Reactive to issues
  • Kind and friendly attitude

Graduate tuition remission benefit of 50% tuition discount.



Physical Requirements
Hear: Continuous
Speak: Continuous
See: Continuous with 20/20 acuity
Stoop/Bend/Kneel/Squat: 10%
Use telephone: 50%
Use computer: 40%
Reach above shoulders: 5%
Fine hand manipulation: 25%
Sit: 40%
Stand: 25%
Walk: 35%
Push/Pull: 5%
Write: 80%

Job Description Graduate Assistant: Financial Analyst
The Graduate Assistant in the Department of Finance and Administration you will provide support to the Associate Vice President of Finance and Administration and other members of the Business Office. Candidates pursuing their Master of Accounting or Master of Business Administration degree strongly preferred.
Must have strong business background and excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills. Experience with computerized accounting systems or report writers (MS Dynamics) preferred. Must have demonstrated understanding of cost accounting and financial statements prepared under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Demonstrated leadership, analytical and strategic planning skills are expected, as is a team-oriented, proactive, problem-solving outlook. Expected to maintain absolute confidentiality as data is highly sensitive in nature. Must possess ability to partner with people at all levels of the organization.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Support the annual budget process to align with strategic initiatives
  • Prepare actionable, forward-looking operational and statistical variance analysis focused on key business drivers, including enrollment, discount rate and operating expenses
  • Support Program Directors, Deans and Vice Presidents as they analyze departmental financial operating results on a monthly basis
  • Ability to work in a project-based environment
  • Ability to follow standard accounting and finance practices, and departmental procedures and processes
  • Understand, interpret, and communicate effectively to management and fellow team members
  • Research and compile data for financial sections in national state and local surveys
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Provide analytical and statistical information on grant support and participate in other special projects as needed
  • Work closely with the accounting team to complete account reconciliations and ensure accurate financial reporting and decision support
  • Evaluate financial performance by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts
  • Perform all other duties assigned
Job Type Full-time