Intern: Graduate, Student Programming and Commuter Services, Chalon Campus (PT)
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The Student Programming and Commuter Services office at Mount Saint Mary's University is seeking an intern at the Chalon campus to work with and gain experience in programming and services offered to commuter students. The Student Programming and Commuter Services Intern will provide a friendly, energetic, and service-oriented environment for students and the university community. The Student Programming and Commuter Services Intern assists with the supervision of a staff of student program coordinators. This internship is part-time up to 20 hours/week, paid hourly for 10 months and involves some evening and weekend commitments.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with the ongoing assessment and development of themed programming and Commuter Services.
Conduct research related to programs and services to support departmental objectives for Strategic Plan initiatives.
Coordinate aspects of Commuter Services programming and services which includes but not limited to the Off Campus Housing List, Locker registration, social media and monthly events.
Support the planning of Student Programming and Commuter Services sponsored events throughout the year including Welcome Week, Commuter Retreat, Mount in the City Weekend Programming.
Lead, plan and coordinate Mount Weekender logistics and training of student site leaders.
Support the daily operation of the Student Programming and Commuter Services office and Student Lounge including serving as initial contact with students and guests; all programs and services; administrative tasks, monitoring engagement of students and use of equipment.
Manage social media platforms and department branding.
Assist with supervision of student employees.
Assist with training and development of student employees and Commuter Mentors.
Assist with the coordination of student publications as assigned (i.e Athenian Weekly postings, Commuter Newsletter, department brochure, etc).
Attend, support, and supervise some evening and weekend events.
Other assignments as requested related to Student Affairs at Mount Saint Mary's University.
Knowledge of student development theory and Student Affairs.
Knowledge of designing, implementing and planning educational programs.
Experience working in a diverse college setting and/or office environment.
Working knowledge of operating computer and applications software, including database management, spreadsheet and word processing.
Abilities and Skills:
Mature, professional, friendly, energetic and service oriented.
Promote an organizational culture of remarkable service, innovation and quality programs and services.
Communicate clearly and effectively with students, staff, faculty, alumnae, parents and administrators.
Effectively organize multiple programs and activities in collaboration with colleagues across departments and at the Doheny campus.
Create learning situations and develop the leadership skills of students.
Ability to handle multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions and distractions.
Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
Establish and maintain cooperative and working relationships in a diverse environment (students, faculty, alumni and other members of the campus community).
Strong oral/written communication skills and well developed interpersonal communication.
Able to prioritize, organize work and manage time effectively.
Knowledgeable about program assessment and evaluation.
Proficient with PC (such as Excel, Word, databases and PowerPoint) and related software.
Knowledgeable, comfortable and confident in using social media and technology (Adobe products, software platforms such as OrgSync, and online multimedia tools).
Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
A graduate student in the field of Higher Education Administration, College Student Services or Counseling with an interest in gaining experience with traditional baccalaureate college students.
A minimum of one (1) year experience involved in co-curricular activities as an undergraduate student or work experience in higher education setting.
Work experience with students of diverse backgrounds, first-generation and commuter student populations.
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and administrators to support student success.
Event planning, group facilitation and presentation experience.
Work Location: Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles)
Start Date: August 1, 2019
End Date: June 2020
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.