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:

Welcome to our engaged campus and be prepared for an incredible transformation that will help you use your education to create change in the world! The Leadership Initiatives, Graduate Assistant creates intentional intersections between leadership experiences and practical application in addition to facilitating opportunities for all students to engage on-campus through leadership facilitations/activities/experiences.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the Staff Advisor for the Emerging Leadership Institute
    • Supervise 4 Student Coordinators
    • Assist in developing curriculum, recruiting participants, acquiring signed waivers, securing lodging, transportation, meals, supplies, etc.
    • Facilitate weekly meetings with Student Coordinators
    • Attend biweekly 1:1 meetings with Student Coordinators
    • Manage Student Coordinator projects via Trello, Google Docs, etc.
    • Attend the Emerging Leadership Institute in the Fall and Spring
    • Assess learning outcomes and program quality using Qualtrics
  • Plan and implement the Bornstein Leadership Forum (Requires at least two campus partners for funding).
    • Collaborate with the Center for Inclusion & Campus Involvement, the Social
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub, and other campus partners.
    • Plan and solidify all partnership events for the school year by September 30th.
    • Assess learning outcomes and program quality using Qualtrics

  • Assist in the facilitation of Personality Inventories
    • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
    • StrengthsQuest
    • True Colors
  • Plan and execute large on-campus leadership programs
    • Catalyst - Spring
    • Project Adventure – Winter Break? Or Maymester?
    • Finalize planning and dates by October 31st.
    • Assess learning outcomes and program quality using Qualtrics

  • Support the Immersion Planning Team and Staff                                                     
    • Attend weekly IPT meetings                                     
    • Attend events to recruit immersion participants
    • Assist in collecting and analyzing surveys
    • Develop and oversee service projects post-immersions  
  • Assist in planning the annual Student Achievement Awards (Spring)

  • Find one (1) professional development opportunity to attend.
    • Must attend before April 2020. The office will support $500 worth of conference fees, travel, and accommodations. A short proposal should include budget information as well as the purpose of the conference and what you plan to bring back to campus as a result.

  • Attend and support Student Saturday Service projects when needed

  • Meet General Office Expectations (outlined above) 

Anticipated Employment Dates: June 22, 2020 – May 31, 2021

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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