Graduate Assistantship, Co-op, and Internship opportunities

Co-op Available in the School of Graduate Studies: THRIVE – Professional Development Assistant - OPEN

Position Information

Projected Start Date
September 3, 2019
Projected End Date
April 30, 2020 or August 30, 2020

Company Information

Organization
University of Lethbridge
Contact
Dr. Helen kelley
Contact Email
helen.kelley@uleth.ca

Job Posting Information

Position Title
THRIVE - Professional Development Assistant
Duration
8-12 months
Rate of Pay 
$25/hour

Overview:

The purpose of this job is to provide cross-campus assistance with planning and organizing various professional development workshops and events that are under the THRIVE – Professional Skills Program for Graduate Students umbrella (e.g., workshops, events, competitions, orientation, activities, etc.).  In addition, this position will assist with administering and validating various THRIVE workshops, events, and activities as part of the University’s Student Experience Transcript.  Duties and responsibilities will include, but is not necessarily limited to, all initiatives under the THRIVE umbrella, assisting with reporting outcome measures, preparing required internal and external reports, scheduling and communicating professional development activities, updating the THRIVE micro website, administering the relevant aspects of the Student Experience Transcript, and supporting activities to inform the planning of the future directions of professional development for graduate students.  This position serves all faculties, units, departments and partners delivering programming and providing resources for the professional development of graduate students.

Job Requirements

Major Tasks:

Assisting with the delivery of the THRIVE – Professional Skills Program for Graduate Students program.  This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, assisting with the planning, organizing, and timetabling of modules/sessions, booking spaces, preparing materials for meetings, identifying and/or developing new professional development events and activities, and updating information on the micro website and in the events calendar.

Assisting with data collection for specific outcome measures, gathering and analyzing data for reporting purposes, and supporting the preparation of internal and external reports.  This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, preparing survey instruments and/or focus group protocols, preparing internal survey application form, analyzing primary data, collating data submitted by THRIVE partners, summarizing data stored in the Student Experience Transcript system, and reporting summarized data in tabular form.

Administering and validating THRIVE workshops, events, and activities as part of the University’s Student Experience Transcript system, executing the day-to-day operations, and supporting activities for the ongoing direction of professional development and experiential learning opportunities for graduate students. This includes assisting with drafting and preparing communication materials, planning, organizing, and hosting events, and executing various plans.

Required Skills:

  • Research skills for gathering primary data, analyzing data, summarizing data, and reporting data results.
  • Strong writing skills, crucial for supporting the preparation of meaningful reports and program materials.
  • Strong and personable communication skills which facilitate success in working with a diverse range of THRIVE partners, both internal and external to the University.
  • Knowledge of professional development skills and transferable skills for graduate students seeking career opportunities.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and focus on multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • A strong passion for professional development and experiential learning and comprehensive understanding of the related impacts on the graduate student experience.

Preferred Academic Level:           Graduate

All Programs:                                     No

Targeted Degrees and Disciplines: Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Science (Management)


Co-op Available in the School of Graduate Studies: SGS/ORIS Communications & Public Affairs Assistant - OPEN

Position Information

Submission Deadline
August 2, 2019
Projected Start Date
September, 2019
Projected End Date
April 30, 2020 or August 31, 2020

Company Information

Organization
University of Lethbridge
Contact
Greta Vardazaryan
Contact Email
greta.vardazaryan@uleth.ca

Job Posting Information

Position Title
Communications and Public Affairs Assistant
Duration
8-12 months
 

Overview:

Faculty members and graduate students are engaged in many important and exciting research projects and professional development opportunities at the University of Lethbridge. The primary goal of the Communications & Public Affairs position is to make these projects and opportunities more easily accessible to both current and prospective uLethbridge students and university community members.

In this role, the graduate student will:

  • Research and organize information for use in marketing projects
  • Develop a diverse repository of images, short videos (30-45 seconds), and stories that profile a broad spectrum of graduate student and faculty member research as well as professional development opportunities at uLethbridge
  • Coordinate and prepare blog posts about graduate students’ and/or faculty members’ research work
  • Coordinate and communicate research projects and related funding/grants with current and prospective graduate students
  • Draft communications related to news releases, fact sheets, and other materials
  • Provide administrative, graphics, and production support for marketing materials
  • Assist with the creation and development of content for social media outlets, newsletters, websites, and other items.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining websites
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Must be a Master of Arts, Master of Science, or Master of Science (Management) student
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and focus on multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Creative, some graphic design experience would be an asset
  • Ability to use a camera and any experience taking pictures and shooting/editing video would be an asset
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of social media
  • A strong passion for research and professional development and its impact on the student experience

Preferred Academic Level:           Graduate

All Programs:                                     No

Targeted Degrees and Disciplines: Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Science (Management)