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The Graduate Intern for Student Life will contribute to the short and long term goals of the Student Affairs Office and its student life programs. Working in a variety of projects, the Intern will use their experience to help reach the departments outcomes of providing programs and services that improve the quality of life on campus, foster a safe, healthy, and respectful environment, and support students' wellbeing and academic success. This position also participates in College-wide projects and professional development opportunities. This internship is part-time up to 20 hours/week, paid hourly for 10 months and involves some evening and weekend commitments.
Administration, Research and Assessment
Assess and benchmark student life events and initiatives including, but not limited to, the Meet the Deans semester event, the Tuesday Talks with Dean Crow/Dean Cuevas monthly events, the Dean of Student Life lunches/dinners with student groups, etc.
Conduct research related to student needs such as medical and mental health, housing and food insecurity, off campus resources, etc.
Assist the Student Life Care Manager with the Student Intervention Advisory Team meeting data and follow up.
2. Advocacy and Outreach
Collaborate with Student Affairs Departments to promote Wellness on campus (Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Services, Sports and Wellness, etc.)
Develop a communication strategy to increase and maintain regular communication with non-traditional MSMU students.
Create and update student life brochures and disseminate to community (student life care resource, addressing a difficult student brochure, etc.)
Oversee the outreach programming including the information boards and display cases around campus.
Lead the promotion of Student Life events through the use of social media channels, print material, and other forms of appropriate communication to the campus community.
Update the Emergency fliers and oversee the placement around campus the week prior to each semester.
3. Staff Supervision, Training and Selection
Assist with the hiring, training and development of student employees.
Attend monthly office student staff meetings and assist in the planning and coordination when needed.
4. Student Life Office Management
Oversee and manage the Maxient email by transferring documents to the Maxient database on a weekly basis.
Manage the Dean of Student Life media platform (Dean of Student Life Newsletter, Dean of Student Life Webpage, etc.).
Assist with office management as needed.
5. Programming and Events
Support the planning of the Dean of Student Life activities specifically the Deans of Student Life event that takes place in the Fall and the Tuesday talks with Dean Crow/Dean Cuevas that take place monthly.
Coordinate aspects of Student Life events (Locker registration and other Student Life activities).
Attend, support, and supervise some evening and weekend Dean of Student Life events.
Support and attend key University and departmental programs such as New Parent Orientation, New Student Orientation, Admitted Students Day, Open House, Student Affairs all staff meetings, etc.
6. Conduct and Civility
Serve as a conduct officer in adjudicating conduct cases.
Assist the Associate Director of Student Life with the Universities' conduct management including research pertaining to best practices in student conduct and restorative justice.
Oversee the 'Think Civility' campaign at MSMU including the Athenian Promise, civility posters, civility bulletin board, etc.
7. Other assignments as requested related to Student Affairs at Mount Saint Mary's University.
Knowledge of student development theory and Student Affairs.
Knowledge of designing, implementing and planning educational programs.
Experience working in a diverse college setting and/or office environment.
Working knowledge of operating computer and applications software, including database management, spreadsheet and word processing.
Abilities and Skills:
Mature, professional, friendly, energetic and service oriented.
Promote an organizational culture of remarkable service, innovation and quality programs and services.
Communicate clearly and effectively with students, staff, faculty, alumnae, parents and administrators.
Effectively organize multiple programs and activities in collaboration with colleagues across departments and at the Doheny campus.
Create learning situations and develop the leadership skills of students.
Ability to handle multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions and distractions.
Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
Establish and maintain cooperative and working relationships in a diverse environment (students, faculty, alumni and other members of the campus community).
Strong oral/written communication skills and well developed interpersonal communication.
Able to prioritize, organize work and manage time effectively.
Knowledgeable about program assessment and evaluation.
Proficient with PC (such as Excel, Word, databases and PowerPoint) and related software.
Knowledgeable, comfortable and confident in using social media and technology (Adobe products, software platforms such as OrgSync, and online multimedia tools).
Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
A graduate student in the field of Higher Education Administration, College Student Services or Counseling with an interest in gaining experience with traditional baccalaureate college students.
A minimum of one (1) year experience involved in co-curricular activities as an undergraduate student or work experience in higher education setting.
Work experience with students of diverse backgrounds, first-generation and commuter student populations.
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and administrators to support student success.
Event planning, group facilitation and presentation experience.
Work Location: Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles)
Start Date: August 15, 2019
End Date: June 11, 2020
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.