Career Access & Inclusion Graduate Assistant

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Work type: Student (Graduate Assistant)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Career & Life Planning
Division: Student Affairs


Position Summary:

The Center for Career & Life Planning (CCLP) is looking for a graduate student to serve in a Career Explorations Graduate Assistant position. The Graduate Assistant – Career Access & Inclusion will work with the Assistant Director of Internship Programs within the Office of Experiential Learning. Primary focuses include supporting student access to internships through internship funding programs, including the Johnson Family Foundation grant to support LGBTQ+ Advocacy and Social Justice internships, direct student internship search and career advising, partnering with the Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement to enhance CCLP career support for underrepresented students, engaging in targeted outreach and recommending practices the CCLP can adopt to be a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all students.

Anticipated Employment Dates
: 08/04/2022-05/09/2023 (possible summer extension dependent on funding)

The anticipated duties of the Graduate Assistant – Career Access & Inclusion will include (but are not limited to) the following:

Internship Programs Support

  • Support the administration and application processes of Summer Funded Internship Programs, including the JFF internships, Gateway Fellows, and Coriell Summer Experiences. Scope of work includes: 1) creating and administering funded internship program application forms; 2) creating and distributing marketing materials; 3) collecting and reviewing applications, disseminating applications for review by CCLP selection team, and communicating with all applicants; 4) coordinating all post-internship student requirements.
  • Provide internship search and registration support to students through appointments and outreaches.
  • Partner with Rollins' Center for Inclusion & Campus Involvement (CICI) to provide programming relating to career preparation and internship search navigation for students identifying as LGBTQ+ and/or interested in social justice, as well as for students from other marginalized populations.
  • Approve jobs and internships in Handshake.
  • Assist with internship employer communication, specifically focused on Social Justice based internship opportunities and providers), and create new Handshake internship postings.

Experiential Learning/Center for Career & Life Planning General

  • Provide career guidance support for underrepresented students, with special emphasis on assisting students interested in searching, applying for, and securing internships.
  • Support students seeking on-campus student job opportunities and assist with their exploration and onboarding processes.
  • Provide assistance with Experiential Learning event coordination and management.
  • Represent the Center for Career & Life Planning in orientations, tabling events, panels, recruiting events, etc.
  • Career Development support* through student one-on-one career counseling appointments, drop-in sessions, and outreach presentations including but not limited to the following topics:
    • Resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile reviews
    • Interview prep and mock interviewing
    • Job and internship search strategies
    • Professional networking
    • Career exploration
      *Note: Extensive training will be provided.

Anticipated Learning Outcomes:

We view our Graduate Assistants as professionals in training with high levels of responsibility. We are committed to helping you learn as much as you can through a robust experience that allows you to become an expert in your responsibilities and tasks.

Qualifications and Skill Sets:

The Graduate Assistant serving in this position must demonstrate a strong work ethic, a high degree of dependability and personal accountability, initiative, adaptability, and ability to work both independently and in teams. Additional skills and aptitudes include:

  • Interest in helping/serving others, with a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel
  • Proficient in written/oral communication, including presentations
  • Comfortable with professional communication, including calling and emailing with external constituents and employers
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Comfortable with using and learning new technology
  • Event planning and marketing experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Research and assessment experience
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality

Education Requirement:

Candidates interested in this role must be currently enrolled or incoming graduate students.

Position Information:

Anticipated Employment Dates: 08/04/2022-05/09/2023 (possible summer extension dependent on funding)

Hourly Rate: $15.00

Scheduled Hours: The Center for Career & Life Planning is open from Monday through Friday, 8:30 am--5:00 pm. Occasional evening and weekend assistance may be needed. The graduate assistant will be working 20 hours per week. Final schedule to be determined based on availability and department needs. Weeks off: Thanksgiving (1 week), Winter Break (4 weeks, 12/13-01/09), Spring Break (1 week).

Work Environment: Office environment requiring sitting for extended periods of time and traveling across campus.

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Instructions to Applicants:

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

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

About the Center for Career and Life Planning:

The Center for Career and Life Planning (CCLP) delivers of a broad range of career-related services, programs, and resources for approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and the Hamilton Holt School as well as alumni of each of these programs.

The Center for Career & Life Planning focuses primarily on student career guidance through advising (appointments, drop-ins), document reviews, outreach presentations for student groups and in classes, employer engagement, and career-related courses. Through career development and experiential learning initiatives, the CCLP specializes in career-building opportunities that students engage in while at Rollins in order to gain insight and experience for their future careers. These experiences hosted by the center include academic internships, on and off campus employment, career exploration & mentorship networking opportunities, and pre-med job shadowing.

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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