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Graduate Assistant (Non-Teaching) - SGS Professional Development Special Projects

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Job Title Graduate Assistant (Non-Teaching) - SGS Professional Development Special Projects
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Position Details
Appointment type: Fixed Graduate Assistantship (Non-Teaching)
Location:                  Lethbridge (exclusively on-campus)
Hours of work:       168 hours from October 17, 2023 to April 30, 2024
Salary:                      $5,549.52 for full appointment
Reports to:              Professional Development Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies

What’s Great About This Job?
Do you want to have practical career experience and develop your professional skills? Are you ready to make an impact on developing a holistic approach to graduate student support and development?

You will be integral in supporting graduate student retention and elevating the graduate student experience by supporting the January 2024 Graduate Peer Mentorship Program launch. Every day you will be building relationships to develop a trusted network of mentors and mentees.

How We’ll Make This a Great Position For You:
You will represent the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and SGS Professional Development by promoting the Graduate Peer Mentorship Program launch and recruiting peer mentors, so it’s vital that we invest in you to be able to make an amazing first impression.

We’ll train and develop you to become a trusted contact to allow you to recruit and guide various stakeholders through the program launch.

Key Graduate Peer Mentorship Program Responsibilities:
  • Create and oversee the production of marketing and outreach materials pre- and post-program launch (e.g., email campaigns, pop-up booths, direct outreach, social media).
  • Respond to email inquires from students, staff, faculty, and prospective mentees.
  • Collect data from mentor and mentee participants. 
  • Provide administrative support, as required.

You will be part of a team that strives to create a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive in their various endeavors.

You’ll be a great fit if:
  • You are registered in a graduate program in the Fall 2023 term and will continue to be registered in a graduate program through the Spring 2024 term (October 2023 to April 2024). NOTE: This is required as part of the eligibility to hold a Graduate Assistantship per the ULGSA Collective Agreement. 
  • You are able to work weekend and evenings, when necessary.
  • You have demonstrated commitment to valuing equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • You are a self-starter and ready to independently manage a variety of tasks.
  • You are skilled at building and strengthening relationships and can work effectively with students, staff, faculty, etc.
  • You understand the importance of being the glue between graduate mentors and mentees, and between graduate students and Ulethbridge academic and administrative units. 
  • You enjoy collaborating with creative teams in coordinating, preparing, and producing deliverables for email campaigns, pop-up booths, direct outreach, social media, etc.
  • You have excellent technical skills, including knowledge of social media.

There’s no such thing as a “perfect” candidate. We know the confidence gap and imposter feelings can get in the way of spectacular candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply if you are an interested graduate student—we’d love to hear from you!
Campus Lethbridge
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/13/2023
Close Date 10/11/2023
Open Until Filled
Desired Start Date 10/30/2023
Position End Date (if temporary) 04/30/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

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