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MHR & Student Employment Graduate Assistant

Apply now Job no: 493633
Work type: Student (Graduate Assistant)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Career & Life Planning
Division: Student Affairs

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Position Summary:

Graduate Assistants in the Center for Career and Life Planning (CCLP) support the delivery 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. Embodying Rollins Gateway—our signature approach to preparing students for global citizenship, responsible leadership, meaningful lives, and productive careers—this role will help students identify, connect, and maximize their interdisciplinary experiences to chart unique career pathways through Rollins and beyond.

This MHR & Student Employment Graduate Assistant will work primarily on on-campus employment and experiential learning initiatives, while also supporting overarching Career and Life Planning programs and career advising after receiving thorough training.

This position is made possible by funding from the Master of Human Resources Program. Only current and incoming students in the MHR program at Rollins are eligible to serve in this role.

Anticipated Employment Dates: August 19, 2024 - May 16, 2025

Primary Responsibilities
The anticipated duties of the MHR & Student Employment Graduate Assistant include (but are not limited to) the following:

Student Employment Program

  • Guide undergraduate and graduate students in exploring and obtaining on-campus jobs that best match individual interests, qualifications, and professional career goals
  • Support student walk-ins and one-on-one new hire onboarding appointments
  • Approve jobs, internships, and events in Handshake, assist with employer communication, and create new Handshake job and internship postings
  • Collaborate with and provide assistance to supervisors with their job advertisements, recruitment, and selection needs
  • Co-manage the student employment request approval processes utilizing MyRollins, Truescreen, and Handshake platforms
  • Draft effective communications to supervisors and student employees regarding program requirements, upcoming events, and relevant career development opportunities
  • Support event planning and program delivery – student & supervisor professional development training sessions throughout the year, including August supervisor training, Student Employee Appreciation Week, and more
  • Analyze student performance/learning reviews and supervisor evaluations, compile reports, and provide recommendations
  • Research and help implement best practices that raise the value of on-campus employment, enhance student and supervisor resources, and improve program management

Master of Human Resources CCLP Liaison

  • Design, organize, and lead departmental events including but not limited to Graduation Dinner, Alumni Networking Night, etc.
  • Design, conduct, and analyze student and alumni surveys, assessing program effectiveness, and constituent satisfaction ratings
  • Lead stakeholder outreaches with the goal of develop and launch high impact programs and initiatives
  • Serve as a touchpoint for MHR students interested in receiving career support, offering them career advising appointment hours
  • Conduct a needs assessment with MHR students around their unique career support needs
  • Consult with the Associate Director of Employer & Alumni Connections to discuss MHR students’ unique needs and interests related to job opportunities, with an emphasis on enhancing offerings
  • Assist in screening potential graduate-level internship opportunities, and promoting them to MHR students
  • Partner with the CCLP team to promote programming related to career advancement, transitions, and mid-career industry changes to MHR students

CCLP General

  • Participate in required ongoing training, including intensive training at the beginning of the semester followed by ongoing shadowing and training sessions
  • After thorough training, provide career development support through one-on-one career advising appointments and drop-in sessions to assist students and alumni in all stages of career development including major choice, career exploration, internship planning, networking, job search, and graduate school application
  • Critique resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and personal statements for students and alumni applying for internships, jobs, graduate school admission, and scholarships
  • Lead outreach presentations and workshops on a variety of career-related topics
  • Support CCLP career readiness initiatives, event coordination, and management
  • Support the selection process for internship, mentorship, and shadowing programs – serving on search committees and providing insightful feedback on candidates
  • Support Gateway programming, strategy, and implementation through cross-departmental collaboration, integration of Gateway language into CCLP programming, and help students identify and articulate their
  • Gateway experiences
  • Represent the Center for Career & Life Planning in orientations, tabling events, panels, etc.
  • Provide front desk support

Anticipated Learning Outcomes:

We view our Graduate Assistants as professionals in training with high levels of responsibility. We are committed to their development by offering robust work & learning experiences that allow them to expand their skill set and professional networks. Students serving in this position are expected to develop and enhance the following NACE Career Readiness Competencies and skills:

  • Career & Self-Development
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

Human Resources Competencies:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Training & Development
  • Employee Relations
  • Onboarding
  • Job analysis
  • Event Management

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 the ability to work both independently and in teams. Additional skills and aptitudes include:

  • Interest in helping/serving others
  • Proficient in written/oral communication, including presentations
  • Understanding of and familiarity with social media marketing and event promotion
  • Experience in event organization
  • Comfortable with using and learning new technology
  • Sound knowledge of basic research and assessment skills
  • Strong project management & organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative and follow detailed instructions, asking questions as needed
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality
  • Service excellence focus with a commitment to meeting the unique needs of our diverse community of students, alumni, and partners
  • Student must be enrolled in the Rollins Master of Human Resources program
  • Preference is given to students willing to work 4 days/week, 5 hours/day

Education Requirement:

Candidates interested in this role must be enrolled in the Rollins College Master of Human Resources program.

Position Information:

Anticipated Employment Dates: August 19, 2024 - May 16, 2025

Supervisor Name and Department:
Lauren Slaugenhoup, Assistant Director of Student Employment, Center for Career & Life Planning 
Kip Kieffer, PHD, Director, Master of Human Resources.

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. The final schedule is determined based on availability and department needs. Weeks off: Fall Break (1), 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, traveling across campus, and occasions bending/lifting/twisting.

Pay: The hourly pay rate is $15/hr. and there are no benefits associated with this position.

Instructions to Applicants:

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

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Diversity & Inclusion at Rollins:


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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