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Graduate Assistant - Off-Campus and Commuter Services/Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034223
Department Code 40102
Department Enrollment Management & The Student Experience (ESE)
Job Title Graduate Assistant - Off-Campus and Commuter Services/Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Location Schine Student Center
Pay Range Stipend plus graduate credits
Salary Grade 00
FLSA Status Exempt

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

This position requires several weekly night and weekend commitments. This is an academic year position beginning early August and ending late May.

Job Type Part-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services (OCCS) orients students to Syracuse University and the broader community, prepares them for successful transitions, and facilitates continued student success through graduation. The OCCS is committed to offering information, resources, education, and programs that promote skill development, student independence, and civic engagement to all Syracuse University students. In addition, the OCCS provides all students living off campus or commuting to campus from home with support, information, and resource referrals throughout their off-campus housing experience.

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities has designed a student conduct process at Syracuse University which provides a fair and engaging process for the resolution of alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct. It is our hope that students who participate in the student conduct process learn about their own decision-making, how their decisions impact both themselves as well as the broader Syracuse University community and that they use the conduct process as a stepping stone for their own engagement as community members.

Graduate Assistants are an integral part of the our respective teams and are expected to work a total of 20 hours per week, with 10 hours spent working within each office.


• Be able to work with and meet deadlines.
• Be able to conduct oneself appropriately in a setting where confidential and sensitive work regarding students is conducted.
• Be able to work with students in an individual and group setting.
• Possess excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills.
• Become familiar with policies and procedures.

Job Specific Qualifications

Graduate Program Preferences: Higher Education


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• Conduct informal resolution meetings with individual students
• Coordinate the Project 4 Community Engagement (P4CE) Seminar
• Serve as a University Conduct System resource person to students, faculty, staff, and parents
• Develop and facilitate educational workshops as needed
• Facilitate training sessions for student leaders
• Maintain appropriate records and reports as requested
• Assist in planning and implementing the First Year and Transfer Commuter Student Pre-Orientation program.
• Coordinate the Off Campus 101 programming series
• Assist in planning and implementing the Renter Orientation program
• Assist in the planning and implementing the Ten Tons of Love charity drive
• Assist in developing and implementing programming targeted towards off campus parties and alcohol education
• Complete various administrative and office duties as assigned

Physical Requirements
Application Instructions

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 01/13/2018
Application Deadline
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Job Category GA/RA/TA
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