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Supplemental Instruction - GA Any 4/17/2015 [-]

Employment Department: Center for Student Achievement

Contact: Heather Porter


Phone: 410-677-4865

Job Title: Supplemental Instruction GA

Job Description:

The GA for Supplemental Instruction’s primary responsibilities are to assist with the development and implementation of all functions relating to the management of the SI program and supervision of over 70 undergraduate SI leaders. This assistantship also provides experiences to learn about other Center for Student Achievement initiatives such as academic coaching, tutoring, study skill workshops, and working with students who are experiencing academic difficulty.

Primary Responsibilities:  Hours Per Week: 20

  • Work 20 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends
  • Become knowledgeable about all CSA services including but not limited the learning and study strategies inventory (LASSI), study skills strategies, tutoring, and academic coaching
  • Assist with the management of over 75 sections of SI supported courses, including hiring and supervising SI leaders and corresponding with faculty
  • Assist in the development and provision of trainings for SI leaders (lead In Service trainings each semester)
  • Collaborate with the Graduate Assistant for Tutoring on peer leader programming efforts
  • Observe SI sessions and provide feedback to SI leaders on a weekly basis
  • Collect data on student usage of Supplemental Instruction and compare data of non-SI vs. SI participants
  • Manage SI paperwork, attendance records, SI leader office hours, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Director in the expansion of the SI program
  • Assist with marketing efforts with students, families and faculty including, open houses, orientation, etc.
  • Serve on other committees as assigned

Research and/or Teaching Duties May Include:

  • Teach and develop study strategies workshops
  • Develop on-line instructional workshops facilitation (podcasts) and service promotion through social media
  • Coach students on probation and restricted academic status
  • Conduct research on learning center best practices, learning strategies, SI, tutoring, and advising
  • Provide tutoring services for courses within the GA's undergraduate major
  • Develop assessment measures for the SI program.


Location: Center for Student Achievement

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to by May 1st.

Date inactive: 5/2/2015

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Graduate Assistant - Exhibits Any 4/17/2015 [-]

Employment Department: Ward Museum

Contact: Dr. Kristin Sullivan


Job Title: Graduate Assistant - Exhibits

Job Description:
What does a museum’s exhibits department do? How do collections management, exhibit preparation, and public programming work? This assistantship will draw on applied anthropological and public history approaches to museum studies, folklore, tourism, heritage conservation, art, and the environment as the Graduate Assistant immerses his- or herself in a museum setting, assisting in day-to-day activities of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art’s Exhibits Department, working directly with the Curator and Folklorist. Hands-on experience may be provided in the areas of archival organization, material culture documentation, folklore research and organization, grant writing, non-profit management, and other areas as dictated by student interests and museum needs.

Salary: $4,000/semester with tuition assistance. The appointment is contingent upon the student’s admission, enrollment, maintenance of minimum credit requirements, and good standing in a graduate degree program at Salisbury University. The student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to retain her/his assistantship. To be eligible for the tuition waiver, the student must enroll for a minimum of six credits in the fall and spring semesters. Tuition is waived only for graduate courses applicable toward degree requirements.

Location: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804. The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University strives to lead the way for advancing the understanding of wildfowl art and the interrelationships of art, nature, and culture. Through educational programs, exhibits, and events the Ward Museum builds upon the legacy of wildfowl carvers Lem and Steve Ward in order to bring young and old to a greater understanding of the human relationship to the natural world.

The Ward Museum is a premier educational facility for the study of material culture, living traditions, and environmental concerns for the school children, scholars, and artists who are a part of the community the museum serves. It is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Hours Per Week: 20

How To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume or CV to Open until filled; first consideration will be given to applications received by April 30th.

Notes: 2015-16 school year, with the possibility of renewal.

Date inactive: 4/30/2015

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Volunteer Center Coordinator/GA Any 4/13/2015 [-]

Employing Department: Career Services

Contact: Shannon Sigamoni


Phone:  410-543-6075

Job Title: Volunteer Center Coordinator/GA

Job Description:
A Graduate Assistantship (tuition & stipend) is available in the Career Services Office for the academic year of 2015-16. The GA will receive extensive training and is expected to work 20 hours per week, spread over at least 3 days. Occasional weekends, evening and event attendance will also be required. This assistantship requires the willingness to serve students in a friendly, helpful manner as well as the ability to professionally interact with students and agencies in person, on the phone and via email. The GA will help maintain the Student Volunteer Center which includes: Interacting with community partners (community non-profit agencies) and maintain close working relationships with several key community volunteer clearinghouses (for example: ShoreCan); Recruiting new employers that will utilize our students; Managing databases of agency information, volunteer needs/requests and individual volunteer sign-up procedures; Maintaining a website; Counseling or advising individual student volunteers as well as working with clubs and organizations to meet their volunteer goals; Publicizing the Volunteer Center in such a way that gets students to know and understand the functions of the Volunteer Center; Determine a volunteer “Opportunity of the Week” and publicize it via email and text messages. Become familiar with other existing Student Volunteer Centers at Universities so as to ascertain best practices. Research the volunteer habits of SU students by collecting data on the volunteers, analyzing this data in a way that produces statistics that tell us how many students volunteer, the nature and duration of their volunteer activities, their satisfaction with these volunteer activities etc. The research will be such that data will be able to be sorted by a number of criteria (athletic, Greek or club affiliation, race, sex, etc.) This data analysis will be the foundation for further research on student volunteers and agency participation. Represent/make presentations about the SU Volunteer Center in the Community and on-campus. Develop service projects to kick off the school year with new, incoming students. In addition, the following duties will be required:

  • Maintain Volunteer Center Webpage
  • Maintain the SU Volunteer social media (Instagram)
  • Communicate with clubs, organizations, fraternity’s, sorority’s and big 6 organizations concerning any volunteer programs they are hosting
  • Attend Mandatory RSO, Fraternity and Sorority meeting’s at the beginning of each semester to educate student groups about your services and the benefits of going through the Volunteer Center for any volunteer work
  • Build strong relationships with student organizations
  • Maintain spread sheet to log all volunteer work completed by students by following up with the volunteer organization and the student post event
  • Connect students who need hours with organizations that need volunteers
  • Present to classes who have to complete volunteer hours- Communications, Social Work 200, etc. and log those hours
  • Advertise the Volunteer Center to academic affairs to help them see the benefits of going through the Volunteer Center to log all their hours
  • Brainstorm a better system for logging hours- Orgsync, I.T., Career Connections etc.
  • Communicate with professors to educate them about the benefits of logging volunteer hours through the Volunteer Center
  • Send out weekly e-mails with volunteer opportunities
  • Reserve a table on campus (GUC or Commons) weekly for organizations to use and promote their volunteer needs
  • Attend various meetings and events to speak on behalf of the Volunteer Center
  • Create various activities and contests to promote the Volunteer Center and create better involvement- i.e., team up with GUC Cares, photo contest, video contest, hashtag contests etc.
  • Expand the marketing for Volunteer Center using more current promotional items, better use of social media, e-mail’s, website, flyers, and anything that is new and fresh that students would pay attention to.
  • June/July- Create an event for the fall that brings the SU campus together (i.e. PSU Thon)
  • August- Coordinate/plan Alternative Spring Break with Brian Steigler
  • Create Alternative Spring Break committee if needed
  • August- Coordinate Volunteer Fair- Fall Orientation 102
  • December- Organize Angel Tree through prison fellowship, salvation army, etc. 
  • March- Alternative Spring Break
  • Continuously seek to improve upon active policies and procedures of Career Services
  • Complete all tasks in a timely fashion and to the best of your abilities
  • Respond to all e-mails from any OSAOL and Career Services staff in a timely and respectful fashion
  • Aid in the nurturing of individual students and organizations through program presentation/facilitation and individual consultations/meetings.
  • Attend and supervise any event that requires risk management including, but not limited to, SOAP’s Spring Concert, RSO Dances, RSO shows, and SGA’s Big Event
  • Support OSAOL staff with Orientation 101, Orientation 102 and Welcome Week events (Volunteer Fair, Volunteer  project)
  • Teach students how to market their volunteer experience
  • Conduct workshops/webinars on volunteering
  • Assist in planning and implementing non-profit career fairs, panels on volunteering, gap year information sessions, social services networking night, etc.
  • Assist Career Services staff with job fairs, Networking Nights, Monthly Alumni Speakers Series, Workshops and any other event that needs assistance.
  • Answer phones, make copies, respond to emails, and other administrative support functions

A grad student interested in community service, volunteering, or the nonprofit world would be particularly suited for this position. This position will report directly to the Director of Career Services. In addition to being customer-oriented it would be beneficial to have some knowledge of Publisher, Excel, Access, and a good knowledge of Word is required. Candidates from all Master’s Program are encouraged to apply.

Location: Career Services

Hours Per Week: 20 hours per week

How To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to no later than April 24th, 2015.

Majors Required: All

Date inactive: 4/24/2015

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PHEC 106 Graduate Assistant Any 3/27/2015 [-]

Employing Department: Health & Sport Sciences

Contact: Laura Marinaro


Job Title: PHEC 106 Graduate Assistant

Job Description:
The Department of Health and Sport Sciences is seeking energetic, reliable, computer-savvy individuals to fill the position of Graduate Assistant for the 2015-16 academic year. Graduate assistants will be responsible for teaching the lecture and/or activity components of PHEC 106: Personalized Health Fitness (Course Description: the study and practice of principles that affect human health. Emphasis on physical fitness, stress management, nutrition and weight control with specific personalized techniques for optimizing health). Instruction of PHEC 106 will occur under the supervision of the PHEC 106 Course Coordinator. Graduate assistants will be required to attend weekly meetings and complete related administrative tasks as assigned. Qualified applicants must be certified in CPR/AED. Additional certifications or experience in aerobics, yoga, or strength and conditioning preferred.

Salary: 4,000/semester

Hours Per Week: 20

How To Apply:
Please submit resume, letter of interest and list of three professional/academic references to: Ms. Laura Marinaro, Department of Health and Sport Sciences, Salisbury University, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801 (e-mail: First consideration will be given to applications received by April 15th.

Majors Required: Related field: health, exercise science, athletic training, physical education, etc.

Date inactive: 6/30/2015

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Student Conduct Any 3/27/2015 [-]

Employing Department: Office of Student Affairs

Contact: Marie Bradford


Job Title: Student Conduct

Job Description:
Purpose: The Graduate Assistant for Student Conduct is a member of the Office of Student Affairs and is responsible for assisting the Assistant Dean of Students with the administration of the Code of Conduct. Responsibilities: Serve as a conduct hearing officer and conduct investigations as appropriate. Counsel individual students (including complainants and respondents) regarding their rights and responsibilities and other issues related to the student conduct process and the Code of Conduct. Assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of developmentally appropriate educational sanctions. Develop programs to educate the college community about behavioral expectations and the campus conduct process. Assist with the planning, development, and implementation of training programs for the conduct board and appeal board. Assist with the development and maintenance of appropriate manuals, and forms, for the conduct system. Participate in divisional activities, including Division-wide meetings each semester (the dates of which may be before the start of the graduate assistant contract) and serve on a Student Affairs Task Force (optional). Conduct research as directed by the Assistant Dean of Students regarding best practices in student development and education and/or intervention strategies. Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean and Assistant Dean of Students.

GALocation: GC 249

Hours Per Week: 20

How To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume addressed to: RJ Chittams, Assistant Dean of Students Send via e-mail attachment to:

Majors Required: All

Date inactive: 8/1/2015

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Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Programs and Activities Any 3/20/2015 [-]

Employing Department: Multicultural Student Services

Contact: Vaughn White


Job Title: Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Programs and Activities

Job Description:

The Office of Multicultural Student Services is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Programs and Activities. This position reports to the Director and Coordinator of Multicultural Student Services. Applicants must have a Bachelors degree and be enrolled in a Masters degree program at Salisbury University. The purpose of this position is to assist in the retention of new students from underrepresented groups through the Powerful Connections Program as well as provide leadership and assistance to the student organizations within the Multicultural Alliance. Primary job duties include: Powerful Connections: Assist with the planning and implementation of the Powerful Connections Program Assist with the planning and implementation of mentor training Coordinate the Mentor-Mentee match for the participants in the Powerful Connections Program Assist with the management of the Early Warning System and College Student Inventory Plan and implement sessions focused on study skills, test taking, and time management Design learning outcome assessments for the Powerful Connections Program Multicultural Alliance: Provide leadership and support to the organizations within the Multicultural Alliance Plan monthly informational meetings with representatives of the Multicultural Alliance Act as co-advisor to select organizations Chaperone on and off-campus events hosted by Alliance Organizations Assist with leadership development initiatives for the Multicultural Alliance Departmental Duties: Assist with the planning and implementation of departmental programs including lectures, cultural awareness months, etc. Provide leadership to student planning committees for departmental programs including, but not limited to Multicultural Festival and Senior Banquet Assist with departmental newsletter design and development Other duties as assigned Requirements: Good oral and written communication skills Good organizational skills Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) Experience working with a diverse population Experience with program planning, development, and assessment Ability to work independently

Location: Multicultural Student Services, GUC 242

Hours Per Week: 20

How To Apply:
Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Vaughn White, Director of Multicultural Student Services at

Majors Required: All

Date inactive: 5/1/2015

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Exercise Science GA Any 3/11/2015 [-]

Employing Department: Health and Sport Sciences

Contact: Autumn Romanowski


Job Title: Exercise Science

Job Description:
Requires an energetic, reliable and professional Masters level graduate assistant to assist with teaching responsibilities, clinical instruction and supervision and administrative service for the Exercise Science Program. Instruction of classes will occur under the supervision of the Exercise Science Program Director.

Salary: 4,000 for semester

Location: Health and Sports Sciences Department

Hours Per Week: 20

How To Apply:
Please submit resume, letter of interest including your background, preparation for graduate education, experience and details about your career goals and list of three professional/academic references to: Ms. Autumn Romanowski, Department of Health and Sport Sciences, Salisbury University, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801 (e-mail:

Majors Required: BS in Exercise Science and have applied and been accpeted to the Applied Health Physiology program at Salisbury University

Questions: Graduate assistantships also provide financial support in the form of stipends and tuition assistance to aid full or half time degree seeking students enrolled in post baccalaureate degree programs. Graduate assistants are eligible to receive a stipend and a guaranteed tuition waiver of up to 18 credits per fiscal year (Summer II, Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer I). To be eligible for the tuition waiver, students must enroll for a minimum of six credits in the fall and spring semesters. Tuition is waived only for graduate courses applicable toward degree requirements. No waiver may be used for undergraduate credits unless they are required for a graduate degree program. Waivers cannot be applied to courses taken for audit. Any unused portion of the waiver expires at the end of the academic year and may not be carried over to the next year. Waivers do NOT cover university fees. You are responsible for all academic fees and tuition beyond the waiver allotment. These must be paid by the due date or you will be assessed a late fee. If you receive a bill and your waiver has not been processed, you are encouraged to pay the fees and complete a bill correction form which notifies the university that you have a pending tuition waiver.

Date inactive: 1/4/2016

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