Civic Engagement, Graduate Assistant

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

Position Summary:

The Center for Leadership & Community Engagement (CLCE) is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and creative Civic Engagement, Graduate Assistant to join their team. The Civic Engagement, Graduate Assistant connects the dots between civic and community engagement by planning and assessing programs that ensure students are prepared to be informed, engaged citizens in our democracy and beyond.

Anticipated Employment Dates: September 21, 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 $13.50/hr. over the academic semester
  • $500 meal plan for the academic year
  • $500 for professional development opportunities
  • Free campus staff parking privileges

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the Staff Advisor for the Rollins College Democracy Project
    • Supervise Student Coordinator and lead weekly 1:1 meetings
    • Train Student Coordinator and Student Ambassadors i.e. facilitating conversations in a nonpartisan manor, educating voters, hosting candidates, etc.
    • Attend and assist Student Coordinator with weekly DP meetings
    • Log attendance in CLCE Dashboard
    • Assess learning outcomes and program quality using Qualtrics
  • Voter Friendly Campus
    • Assist students in creating and submitting annual Action Plan
  • ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
    • Assess NSLVE Data and submit annual Action Plan
  • Supervise/Support two Student Service Coordinators
  • Train Student Service Coordinators i.e. how to lead reflection, serving vs. helping, strategic partnerships, etc.
    • Facilitate weekly 1:1 meetings
    • Attend Bi-weekly Student Facilitated Service Projects
    • Delegate to other CLCE members Saturday service projects
  • R Community Fair and Community Common Hour on the Lawn
    • Secure space, recruit volunteers, plan facilitations, etc.
  • IMPACT Student Conference
    • Assist students with their applications, review submissions, support student development in conference session delivery, complete registrations, and provide travel support
  • Current Events Communications (Disaster Relief, Tragic World events)
    • Review ways to support and send campus-wide email
    • Assist in planning events to support those impacted
  • Join the Crew (Spring)
    • Develop recruitment materials for CLCE student positions
    • Collect position descriptions and employment dates from CLCE staff
    • Post open positions to Handshake
    • Compile applications and send to respective supervisor
  • Find one (1) professional development opportunity to attend.
    • Must attend before April 2021. 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
    • Maintain Outlook Calendar and respond to emails in timely, professional manner
    • Serve as a mentor and resource to all students across campus
    • Represent CLCE at campus events i.e. first-year orientation, experience Rollins, etc.
    • Assist in supporting, advising, and supervising CLCE student employees
    • Track participant(s) for all events, initiatives, etc. in the CLCE Dashboard
    • Assess CLCE programming and complete grant reports
    • Familiarize yourself with CE Best Practices and Leadership Development theories
    • Become well-versed in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals
    • Facilitate at least one immersion experience
    • Conduct and/or attend Community Partner site visit(s)
    • Attend all CLCE Team meetings and retreats (including student retreats)
    • Attend VPSA Trainings and Retreats
    • Attend “All Hands-on Deck” campus-wide events (may fall on evenings/weekends)
    • Maintain a professional office space and be mindful of shared spaces i.e. cleanliness
    • Effectively utilize Office 365, Adobe Creative programs, Zoho, Trello, Canva, Foxlink, etc.

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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