Programming & Events - Graduate Assistant

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Work type: Student (Graduate Assistant)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Center for Leadership & Community Engagement
Division: Student Affairs

Position Summary:

The Center for Leadership & Community Engagement (CLCE) seeks a dynamic, energetic, and creative graduate student who will advance the office’s mission of providing intentional and meaningful learning opportunities that prepare students for responsible leadership and global citizenship.

Reporting to a full-time staff member of CLCE, the 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. The Programming and Events CLCE Graduate Assistant will be immersed in hands-on experiences that focus on the theory and practice of both academic and student affairs, as it relates to fostering active citizenship in others. The Programming & Events Graduate Assistant creates and facilitates opportunities for all students to engage on-campus and in the community through leadership and community engagement facilitations/activities/experiences.

Responsibilities include:

  • Projects & Tasks
    • 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.
    • Serve as the Staff Advisor for the Emerging Leadership Institute and supervise four student facilitators.
    • Assist with program management by developing curriculum, recruiting participants, overseeing of risk management, securing lodging, transportation, meals, supplies, etc.
    • Assist in organizing and executing assessment tools via Qualtrics and tracking measures (Give Pulse) that serve the needs of all Rollins constituents and the community.
    • Plan and implement the Bornstein Leadership Forum by working across campus to bring in innovative and creative community leaders to speak on-campus.
    • Assist in the administration and facilitation of Personality Inventories (i.e. Myers- Briggs Type Indicator, StrengthsQuest, True Colors).
    • Plan and execute large on-campus programs.
    • Support the Immersion Planning Team and Staff - Rollins Alternative Break Program.
    • Assist in planning the Annual Student Achievement Awards (Spring).
    • Attend and Support Student Saturday Service projects as needed.

  • 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.
    • 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.

Anticipated Learning Outcomes:

  • Experience in project management and program development.
  • Knowledge of student affairs structure.
  • Experience in marketing and communication.
  • Experience in event management.


  • Pursuing a Masters degree in student personnel/student affairs, counseling, higher education, or related field. *Candidates may be considered if they are pursuing continuing education i.e. certificate programs.
  • 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.
  • Ability to lead through ambiguity and promote a positive and engaging customer service environment.
  • Experience or willingness to learn marketing; messaging and developing written content for public consumption.
  • Knowledge of Excel and Outlook.
  • Abide by Rollins policies and procedures.


The incumbent must be actively enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program or continuing education in order to qualify for this position and must remain actively enrolled for the duration of their employment in this position. This GA role is intended for currently enrolled graduate students or continuing education 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.

Position Information:


Anticipated Employment Dates:

  • July15, 2022 – May 31, 2023 (start date flexible)
  • This position will work 20 hours per week -> 15 hours per week are in office with an additional 5 hours dedicated to student org meetings/events, including some nights and weekends.


  • Bi-weekly pay rate of $15.00/hr. over the academic semester
  • Free campus staff parking privileges

To learn more about Rollins effort about the College’s response to COVID-19, please click here.

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

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Questions may be directed to:
Victoria Teske
Assistant Director, Center for Leadership & Community Engagement

About the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement:

Mission Statement: The Center for Leadership & Community Engagement (CLCE) supports opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to get involved in their communities and become leaders to create positive change.

Vision Statement: A community committed to educating and empowering global citizens, responsible leaders, and lifelong learners.

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

About Rollins College:


Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. to learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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