Center for Leadership & Community Engagement Graduate Assistant

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Work type: Student (Graduate Assistant)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Student Affairs
Division: Student Affairs

Position Summary:

Reporting to a full-time staff member of CLCE, this graduate assistant will join a team of educators with collective oversight for community endeavors and leadership development for our campus community. This position requires significant collaboration and partnerships with many College divisions, including faculty, advising, athletics, campus safety, scheduling and event services, wellness, residential life, inclusion and campus involvement, advancement, community standards and responsibility, and alumni affairs.

CLCE Graduate Assistants will be immersed in hands-on experiences that focuses on the theory and practice of both academic and student affairs, as it relates to fostering active citizenship in others. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create and support student development and growth as it relates to leadership development and community engagement.
  • Advise registered student organizations/groups that focus on civic and community engagement and leadership development, providing guidance on all relevant programming and events.
  • Oversee and/or collaborate in creating, organizing, and executing events that serve the needs of all Rollins constituents and the community.
  • Assist in organizing and executing assessment tools and tracking measures that serve the needs of all Rollins constituents and the community.
  • Support the development of mutually beneficial partnerships with members of the local, national, and global community.
  • Attend weekly 1:1 meetings with supervisor, CLCE staff meetings, and retreats to discuss visioning, communication, projects, roles, feedback and growth.
  • Always act as a representative and resource of the work of the Center, answering questions and providing information to any interested parties.
  • Assist with office procedures, tasks, and protocol when needed and other duties as assigned per needs of the office and community.

Anticipated Employment Dates: June 17, 2019 - May 31, 2020.

Anticipated Learning Outcomes: The goal is to provide an experiential learning opportunity that is aligned with the educational program of study.


  • Bi-weekly pay rate of $12.50/hr. over the academic semester
  • $500 meal plan for the academic year
  • $500 for professional development opportunities
  • Free campus staff parking privileges

To learn more about The Center for Leadership & Community Engagement, please visit:

Preferred Qualifications and Skill Sets:

  • Pursuing a Masters degree in student personnel/student affairs, counseling, higher education, or related field.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to student involvement, have significant experience in working with diverse populations in a collegiate setting and demonstrate an understanding of student development theory.
  • Creative, self-motivated, self-driven, have a healthy regard for fostering community development, and a passion for working with students.
  • Possess a strong desire to work collaboratively with staff and faculty across campus, be willing to challenge themselves and others in intellectual growth and development,
  • Has a strong interest/experiences in leadership development, community engagement, and social justice
  • Possess strong facilitation skills and significant experience in leadership education and development.
  • Demonstrate skills in effective communication, supervision, program development with measured results.
  • Demonstrate competence in mentoring and advising.

Education Requirement:

The incumbent must be actively enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program in order to qualify for this position and must remain actively enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program for the duration of their employment in this position. This assistantship is intended for currently enrolled graduate students or individuals whose enrollment into a graduate degree program is imminent (E.g. student has been accepted into a graduate degree program and is awaiting the start classes in the immediate future). Incumbent should be seeking an experiential opportunity in their degree field which may or may not be a requirement for graduation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover letter (Indicate graduate program & anticipated graduation date)
  2. Resume
  3. Three Professional References (Names and Contact)

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

If you have any questions about your résumé, cover letter, or how to make yourself more competitive on a job application, you're encouraged to login to your Handshake account and/or visit the Center for Career & Life Planning's website ( where you can find résumé and cover letter guides, submit documents for review, or schedule an appointment.

Our Values:


At Rollins, we value academic excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service." Accordingly, the selected candidate must be able to embrace and model this service philosophy in his/her day to day work and provide competent, collaborative, responsive and respectful service to others. More information about our service philosophy and standards can be found at the following web link:

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