Graduate Advisor for Fraternity & Sorority Life and Dance Marathon - Student Activities
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 2, 2023. All applicants must submit an application, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including a cover letter summarizing interest, experience, and how it relates to the role; a resume; a list of three professional references (name, email, phone, title, place of employment, and relationship to you); and a supplemental document that addresses the following:
Academic program the candidate is pursuing;
Anticipated graduation date and whether or not the candidate has already started the program;
A statement addressing the candidate's experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and how they can contribute to creating a more inclusive and equitable environment.
Applications will be accepted until March 2, 2023, or until the position is filled, whichever happens first. All Assistantships within Student Activities are contingent on anticipated student fee funding.
APPLICATION CLOSE DATE: December 31, 2023
POSITION START DATE: July 30, 2023
Reports to John Bulcock, Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life and Off-Campus Housing
Gregory Wilkins, Associate Director for Student Activities
Full-time assistantship (20 hours per week) with $5,000 stipend for each semester of appointment, out-of- state tuition waiver and waiver of tuition charges for up to 9 graduate credits per semester. Appointments made after the tenth day of classes are not eligible for tuition waiver.
Work with Assistant Director of Student Activities and members of the Fraternity & Sorority community in furthering its mission while adhering to the University’s mission. This includes serving as direct advisor to a governing council and to at least one honorary organization.
Advise students in the planning and execution of the MSU, Mankato Dance Marathon program, known as “Mavathon.”
Provide additional support, as needed, to the Office of Student Activities and the Centennial Student Union.
In addition to these key areas, the Graduate Advisor may work with Assistant Director of Student Activities to facilitate the Off-Campus Housing Advertising Program.
Key areas of responsibility
I. Required Responsibilities
a. Work with Assistant Director of Student Activities and members of the Fraternity & Sorority community in furthering its mission while adhering to the University’s mission.
· Provide advice and support to Fraternity & Sorority governing councils, chapters, and honorary organizations.
· Assist with fraternity and sorority recruitment processes.
· Develop, present, or facilitate educational programs and retreats.
· Represent Fraternity & Sorority Life and Student Activities at university, alumni, and other functions.
· Assist in the development and implementation of large-scale events targeting Fraternity & Sorority Life stakeholder groups.
b. Advise a team of students in the planning and execution of the MSU, Mankato Dance Marathon program, known as “Mavathon.”
· Directly advise the Mavathon Committee.
· Manage the selection process for Mavathon committee chairs.
· Serve as liaison to local and national staff for Children’s Miracle Network/Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.
· Manage the full-scale development and implementation of fundraising opportunities for Mavathon.
· Manage the logistical components of the Mavathon event.
c. Provide additional support, as needed, to the Office of Student Activities and the Centennial Student Union.
· Represent the department at Admissions fairs and/or Summer Orientation programs
· Provide support during Welcome Week, Homecoming, and other events.
· Assist in the planning and implementation of the Student Activities Awards and Recognition program.
· Attend weekly Student Activities leadership team meetings and monthly Centennial Student Union staff meetings.
II. Potential Other Area of Responsibility
a. Work with Assistant Director of Student Activities to facilitate the Off-Campus Housing Advertising Program.
· Coordinate with housing partners and scheduling office to manage logistics and set up for housing fairs.
· Participate in the development of marketing materials for housing fairs.
· Provide ongoing support to the maintenance of accurate records for housing partners.
· Represent the department at neighborhood association or city staff meetings.
- A Bachelor's Degree
- Enrollment in a graduate program at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
- Prior program planning, development and implementation experience.
- Admitted to a Minnesota State University, Mankato graduate program by start date.
- Enrolled in a minimum of six (6) graduate credits per semester during assistantship, and in good academic standing.
- Attention to detail, professionalism, dependability.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
SALARY/STIPEND: Up to $10,000 plus tuition stipends, dependent upon availability of funds, period of appointment, and assignment. Appointments made after the tenth day of classes are not eligible for a tuition waiver.
Term of employment:
· August 2023-May 2024, with potential for renewal (pending funding and mutual agreement)
· Pending funding, there may be an opportunity to begin before August 2023
Minnesota State System policy requires that graduate assistants must reside within the State of Minnesota for the duration of their appointment.
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at www.mnsu.edu.
John Bulcock, Assistant Director of Student Activities
Minnesota State University, Mankato
173 Centennial Student Union
Mankato, MN 56001
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
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