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Graduate Assistant – Student Engagement

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Position Title:
Graduate Assistant – Student Engagement

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Position Purpose

The Student Engagement Graduate Assistant (GA) will serve as a critical member of the student engagement team leading student organizations and facilitating large scale leadership programming to NCU’s student leaders. The Student Engagement GA will provide support for all pre-semester student leader training intensives and their ongoing development as leaders through mentoring meetings, resourcing, and opportunities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

(50%) Oversight of Selected student organizations

  • Lead several student organizations by providing vision, support, and accountability.
  • Provide mentorship to student leaders by meeting one on one with each and working toward their growth and development.
  • Recruit, interview, and hire new student leaders as a part of the hiring calendar for Student Development.
  • Share in RD on-duty phone coverage roughly four times a semester for a week each.


(50%) Support leadership intensives

  • In conjunction with the Associate Dean of Student Engagement, lead the ideation and execution of August, January, and Spring training for Student Leaders.
  • Coordinate with the student executive board to select all food options by working with vendors to meet the needs of the student leadership intensive.
  • Prepare materials, including schedules, handouts, and presentations
  • Research, study, and present material to student leaders to further their development

Job Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree is required. All GA’s must be enrolled in NCU Graduate level courses.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated Christian character and servant leadership
  • Commitment to University mission and statement of faith
  • Ability to work in supervisory, collegial, and/or mentoring relationships with others, including staff, faculty, and students
  • Knowledge of, and ability to fully use, technological resources including a wide variety of computer programs and applications
  • Residence Life knowledge and experience is preferred
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to communicate and follow up verbally and in writing to ensure shared understanding of accurate information
  • Ability to deal with conflict resolution in a professional manner
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and conflicting priorities to accomplish tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and independently
  • Skill and ability to input data accurately and efficiently
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, reach, and lift above the head


Working Conditions and Frequency: 20 Hours/week


Equipment and Tools

Use of a PC and telephone, photocopier and facsimile machine approximately 80% of the workday


Environmental Conditions

Exposure to repetitive motion of the fingers, hands and wrists on a daily basis

Work is performed in a Christ-centered urban environment



North Central University employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.


The aforementioned statements are not intended to encompass all functions and

qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the qualifications of the position. Job incumbents may be required to perform functions not specifically addressed in this job description.

Questions? Contact us.

North Central University
Attn: Human Resources
910 Elliot Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404-1391
Fax # (612) 343-8063