Academic Transition Programs: Program GA Application 2013-2014

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Academic Transition Programs: Program GA Application 2013-2014

Academic Transition Programs (ATP) provides programming, coordination, resources, and leadership related to the success of first-year students at Northern Arizona University. For Fall 2013, our primary focus is on NAU 100: Transition to College, NAU 120: Study Skills & College Success and NAUreads (our common reading program). ATP is a dynamic environment that includes the use of over 100 Academic Peer Leaders who serve as Peer Instructors (NAU 100) and Peer Coaches (NAU 120). Graduate Assistants will primarily be focused on providing leadership and mentoring to the staff of peer leaders, assist with curriculum and instructional design projects, and provide coordination assistance for ATP programs. Job Description – The Graduate Assistant position requires a total commitment of 20 hours per week, and all graduate assistants are expected to provide a certain level of availability and flexibility within their schedules. Responsibilities and project assignments will be finalized based on the unique set of skills and experience provided by our selected candidate. Job Description (see also Overview on last page) • Provide 20 hours per week of Graduate Assistant Support to Academic Transition Programs. The position requires the GA to be present in the program offices. • Assist with Academic Peer Leader Training including providing assistance with planning, teaching, and coordinating of all program training and leadership experiences • Assist with course coordination activities including scheduling and enrollment. • Supervision for Academic Peer Leaders, providing feedback and guidance related to their role, guiding feedback and student referrals, and monitoring peer office hours and maintaining staff records. • Assist with and/or take a leadership role with Academic Peer Leader Recruitment (Fall). • Assist with program implementation for NAUreads selection, "Every Day" by David Levithan. Programs may include a film series, lecture series, campus visit by author, and an art exhibition. • Assist with departmental projects and programs. • Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications • Be a dedicated and motivated self-starter who can excel with minimal supervision. • Demonstrate a high level of maturity and the ability to function as a member of a larger team. • Take necessary steps to ensure a dynamic, inclusive, and active community amongst all staff members. • Have a working familiarity with student development theory and demonstrate a commitment to the success of both our enrolled first-year students and the leadership development of our Peer Leaders. • Possess teaching or group facilitation experience, or the willingness to learn the skills necessary to create effective learning environments. • Be in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standing within the University throughout your period of employment. • Be available to start Monday, August 12th, two weeks before fall classes start Preferred Qualifications • Understanding and application of student development theory. • Previous teaching experience at a high school or college level. • Commitment to a multi-year placement. • Proficient with technology, specifically Microsoft Outlook and PeopleSoft/LOUIE. • Self-starter who can excel with minimal supervision. Compensation The graduate assistant stipend associated with this position is $11,200 for a 20 hour academic year commitment. If you are receiving Financial Aid through NAU, this position will modify your Financial Aid awards. Please check with the Financial Aid office for more details. Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable individuals are identified. 1. Submit your full resume or curriculum vita and two letters of reference to 2. Complete the application below.

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Academic Transition Programs seeks to enhance the graduate experience and skill development of its graduate assistants. We are interested in identifying GA’s who are a good compliment to the work that we do in the department but we are also interested in providing the position to students who will specifically benefit from the experiences and opportunities as part of their educational and career preparation. Simply, we are looking for a balanced fit between what we need to accomplish and what the graduate student seeks to learn and develop. After reading the overview and qualifications above, please respond to the following:

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