Graduate Assistant, Academic Advising
Categories: Northeast Region 1
|Office of General Education
|Feb 8 2018
|March 2, 2018
Under the supervision of the Registrar & Coordinator for Student Retention, the graduate assistant will perform duties related to the College’s retention plan and serve as an active member of the Student Retention Team. This is a two year, 20 hours/week, appointment not to exceed 800 hours/year. Commitment runs from approx August 4th – May 30 each of the two years.
- Assist students in developing an educational plan and strategy to improve student success
- As needed, meet with students who are considered potentially at risk by virtue of enrollment classification; academic progress alert; chapel attendance alert or identified by an individual faculty member or office.
- Assist such students by providing information on available academic resources designed to help students be academically successful.
- Participate in student orientation as requested.
- Refer students to internal programs for additional support services including tutoring and counseling and follow up as needed.
- Assist with individual and/or group coaching on issues related to academic success.
- Assist with the development and presentation of workshops for students on reading strategies, study skills, test taking, time management, note taking and other fundamental academic skills.
- Monitor and follow up on early alerts from faculty, advisors or other campus partner offices.
- As directed by the Coordinator of Student Retention, provide data summaries and/or individual student information.
- Track and report early alert student outcomes.
- Conduct intake interviews with students and provide information on established support services.
- Maintain consistent and reliable attendance.
Messiah College 1 College Ave Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Dottie Weigel firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bachelor’s degree, pursuing graduate degree in Higher Education Administration;
- current enrollment in Master of Arts in Higher Education Program at Messiah College
- Excellent organizational, time management and independent thinking skills
- Ability and willingness to follow through with assisting students
- Demonstrated commitment to the student success
- Knowledge of study techniques necessary to enhance grades and maintain good academic standing
- Excellent people skills with demonstrable evidence of the ability to work with individuals of varying educational, financial and cultural backgrounds
- Excellent verbal, listening, written, judgment and interpersonal skills
- Strong organizational and planning skills that reflect timeliness, the ability to prioritize projects and intentional follow up
- Ability to work effectively with a wide range of campus constituents
- Demonstrated commitment to excellent student (customer) service
- Christian faith commitment required