Graduate Assistantships

We are no longer accepting applications for LEAD’s Graduate Assistant position.

For more information about the position, please see below.

For a complete listing of graduate assistantships within University Life, click here.

Function:

The LEAD Graduate Professional Assistant (GA) will be an integral part of the LEAD team, helping to provide leadership training, resources, services, and recognition to empower all Mason students to become more effective, ethical leaders. The LEAD GA will assist in the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of major LEAD office programming. They will co-supervise the Student Leadership Consultants with the Association Director, serve as a co-advisor for the L-TEAM, serve as a teaching assistant for the Ethics and Leadership course (INTS 404), and facilitate leadership workshops

Required Skills/Qualifications:

Required:

  • Must be enrolled as a full time graduate student in one of George Mason University’s Graduate Programs (not provisional admission)
  • Must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be in good academic and judicial standing
  • Must be available for entire 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills (must meet English language proficiency requirement)
  • Must be able to work 20 hours per week
  • Must be able to participate in monthly 1:1s with supervisor
  • Must be available for the Leadership Mason Conference, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Alumni Leadership Speaker Series, Fear 2 Freedom, Emerging Leaders Program, Freedom and Learning Forums, Dear World, Family Weekend Day of Service, Siblings Weekend Day of Service, 9/11 Day of Service, Mason LIFE partnership, Hampton Middle School Leadership Workshops, Incredible Leadership Conference, Somatic Leadership Institute, and Ethics and Leadership course (as class schedule permits)
  • Must have demonstrated experience and skills in working with college students, new students, and campus stakeholders
  • Must be reliable, responsible, self-motivated, confident, sincere, flexible, dedicated, and considerate
  • Must be able to work successfully as an individual and within a team
  • Must have an ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds
  • Must have a sincere desire to help students
  • Must exhibit exceptional professionalism and a strong work ethic
  • Must have a strong interest in leadership programming and theory, supervision and mentorship of students, as well as facilitation and outreach

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of major LEAD office programming (e.g. Leadership Mason Conference, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Alumni Leadership Speaker Series, Fear 2 Freedom, Emerging Leaders Program, Freedom and Learning Forums, Dear World, Family Weekend Day of Service, Siblings Weekend Day of Service, 9/11 Day of Service, Mason LIFE partnership, Hampton Middle School Leadership Workshops, Incredible Leadership Conference, Somatic Leadership Institute, and Ethics and Leadership course).
  • Co-advise and co-supervise the Leadership Consultants (LCs)
  • Facilitate monthly 1:1 meetings with the LCs
  • Serve as a co-advisor for the L-TEAM (student group)
  • Coordinate the presentations/workshops that the Leadership Consultants facilitate with student organizations, UNIV 100 classes, etc.
  • Advisor for the Emerging Leaders Program
  • Teaching Assistant (TA) for the Ethics and Leadership Course
  • Facilitate/co-facilitate a variety of leadership workshops fort various groups (e.g. UNIV 100 Class, RA Training, Patriot Leader Training, Student Organizations, etc.)
  • Coordinate and implement (in conjunction with the LCs) the Alumni Leadership Speaker Series, Brown Bag Lunch Series, LEAD’s involvement in Siblings Weekend, Community Service and Outreach programs
  • Serve as a representative and liaison for the LEAD Office through collaboration with departments and student organizations (e.g. Student Involvement, Transition Resource Center, etc.)
  • Maintain a healthy, ongoing, professional relationship and communication with your supervisors.
  • Make yourself visible and identifiable as a member of the LEAD staff and serve responsibly in that role
  • Be available to assist the LEAD Office when necessary
  • Participate in periodic written and oral performance evaluations, including an exit interview
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director and Director

Time Commitments:
The Graduate Assistant position is designed for a 20 hour per week work commitment.  At times, the work may require extended hours and/or night and weekend work hours.  Must be available for LEAD Team Retreat on August 20-21, 2018.

Compensation:

The Graduate Professional Assistant position will consist of a compensation package based on the following:

  • Compensation rate determined by George Mason University Provost Office. (Rate dependent on graduate student level – spread equally across Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.) Rate can be found on George Mason University Provost Office website: https://provost.gmu.edu/academics-and-research/graduate-education/graduate-student-appointments-fellowships
  • The remaining balance of the total compensation can be allotted as a tuition grant to offset tuition costs (tuition compensated at full-time Virginia in-state rate for the 2018-2019 academic year).
  • Total compensation package will not exceed $20,000
  • The LEAD Graduate Professional Assistant position is a 10-month contract from approximately August 10, 2018 – May 9, 2019 with the possibility of renewal for a second academic year. We will be in touch with the successful candidate regarding the first official day in the office.

To apply:

To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information of three professional references to:

Phil Rippa, Office Manager
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
The Hub, Suite 2400 (MS 6E8)
Fairfax, VA 22030
Email: prippa@gmu.edu