Student Affairs Internship Program

The Student Affairs Internship Program, a partnership between the School of Education Department of Leadership Studies and the Division of Student Life at USF, offers opportunities for USF graduate students in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) MA program to gain invaluable work experience in student affairs and an ability to contribute to the Jesuit mission and goals of the institution.

Internship experiences are 9-10 months in duration and require that students work an average of 18-25 hours/week in an assigned department. Experience can be gained in a variety of settings including student housing, cultural centers, student activities, leadership, orientation, academic support services, student conduct, greek life, and more.

Placement Questions: Contact the program at SAIP@usfca.edu.

Students within the Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program engage in rigorous academic curriculum with practicum experiences in various areas of student life. Every HESA course is infused with an examination of equity and a passion for social justice. Class conversations and coursework focus on improving access to higher education for first generation and low-income students.

The HESA program prepares students for a professional career in student affairs and leadership in higher education. SAIP is an important component of this preparation for many of our students to further their professional experience and opportunities to network with colleagues at USF and at our partner institutions. The program trains professionals to understand issues of equity and social justice in higher education while thinking critically about how to transform organizations to improve educational outcomes for all students.

The internship program experience is intended to support praxis (the integration of theoretical and research coursework through reflection) within the context of student affairs in higher education. 

Through SAIP, graduate interns will

  • Practical Experience: Gain practical experience in one, or more, functional area(s) of student affairs.
  • Discernment: Develop the skills to engage in professional and personal growth by reflecting on how their identities shape the multiple aspects of their experience in the field of student affairs.
  • Critical Student Affairs Knowledge: Become familiar with foundational knowledge, literature and associations within the field of student affairs through an equity and social justice lens. 
  • Career Preparation: Be provided opportunities to refine skills and develop materials for the job search that help the intern maintain authenticity and integrity. 

Internship experiences aim to develop skills guided by ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies Rubric (2016), a joint publication by two professional associations of the field: ACPA (College Student Educators International) and NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education). 

The ten competency categories are:

  1. Advising and Supporting
  2. Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
  3. Law, Policy, and Governance
  4. Leadership
  5. Organizational and Human Resources
  6. Personal and Ethical Foundations
  7. Social Justice and Inclusion
  8. Student Learning and Development
  9. Technology
  10. Values, Philosophy, and History
     

The following are examples of the kinds of positions students have occupied:

California College of the Arts

  • Access and Case Management
  • Coordinator of Student Activities

Dominican University

  • Student Organizations and Leadership Coordinator

Holy Names University

  • Graduate Assistant Hall Director

San Francisco Art Institute

  • Community Development Program Coordinator
  • Housing and Residential Life

San Francisco State University

  • Residential Coordinator (Head Resident)

Stanford University

  • Disability Empowerment Hub Program Coordinator
  • Inclusion, Community, and Integrative Learning Program Coordinator

University of California, Berkeley

  • Graduate Assistant for Orientation
  • Graduate Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life (LEAD Center)

University of San Francisco

  • Assistant Residence Director
  • Black Achievement Success and Engagement
  • Campus Activities, Student Leadership & Engagement
  • Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach
  • Graduate Coordinator for Operations, Cultural Centers
  • McGrath Institute for Jesuit Catholic Education, Department of Leadership Studies
  • New Student & Family Programs
  • Residential Operations Manager
  • Engage USF, McCarthy Center
  • Graduate Coordinator for Student Development and Advising, Cultural Centers
  • Leadership Programs, Student Leadership & Engagement
  • Student Engagement Intern to Student Engagement Unit-Division of Student Life
  • Student Government, Student Leadership & Engagement

Internship Placement Timeline for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

January 6: SAIP Application Opens

February 6: SAIP Application Closes

February 7-24: Application Review and First Round Interviews

March 1-10: Second Round Interviews

March 15: Notification of Internship Offers

March 22 - onward: Round Two Placement Process (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.)

 

Application for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Apply Here

Prior to starting the application, you should be prepared to upload one general resume (PDF only), and written responses to the following prompt for each internship you are applying:

PROMPT: The internship experience is ideally an experiential learning opportunity that can provide students with the chance to both explore and deepen a commitment to a career in higher education. In a short written statement, reflect on how this internship placement connects to your potential career pursuits. What do you hope to contribute to this internship placement? What do you hope to get out of an internship in this particular department or office? (300-400 words)

If you have any questions, please email SAIP@usfca.edu. Thank you and good luck!

 

Available Internships for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

The Khoury College of Computer Sciences seeks an energetic, self-starter to serve a growing population of graduate students at a dynamic and fast-paced university. The Graduate Assistant for Khoury College Advising will be responsible for supporting master's students in Khoury College through event planning, one-on-one advising, student leadership development, record updating (through various platforms including Salesforce, Banner, and Navigate), and other key responsibilities. The Graduate Assistant will have the opportunity to use their current education and interests to design a special project for their role. Examples of projects include but are not limited to: DEIAB programming, student leadership activities, data and assessment, or another project of Graduate Assistant’s choice with approval from their supervisor. The individual in this role will be expected to be on-ground one day per week at the downtown San Jose campus and as needed for events.

Khoury College in San Jose includes Master of Computer Science and Master of Data Science programs.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

 

Academic Advising Support – provide one-on-one advising support, answer current student inquiries about program, support student academic requests, and assist with advising webinars. Provide information to the Associate Director in support of the academic probation and academic suspension process—monitor student performance at the end of each semester and support students throughout the probation process. Work with Associate Director on student conduct and disciplinary matters. Assist students with submission of course registration forms, record-add, and record change forms to registrar for Khoury course offering.

50%

Student Leadership Development - mentor and support Khoury student leaders including student ambassadors and student club leaders. The Graduate Assistant will meet weekly with ambassadors and every other week with student leaders.

20%

Event Planning & Support - Graduate assistant will be responsible for aiding in the planning and implementation of student events including but not limited to socials, academic talks, alumni sessions, and campus events. Support student engagement in Khoury College.

15%

Special Project - With the support and approval of their supervisor, Graduate Assistant will develop and implement a project of their choice related to their career interests which will serve Khoury College students, staff, or faculty.

10%

Other duties as assigned

5%

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current student in a M.A., M.S., M.Ed. or Ed.D. program in educational policy leadership, student affairs, higher education or a similar field
  • Desire to support a diverse array of master’s students (both domestic and international) in Computer Science and Data Science
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite and Google Suite
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

CONTACT/HIRING MANAGER

Michael de Vera, Director, West Coast Graduate Student Services

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

I. GENERAL SCOPE OF POSITION

The Assistant Residence Director (ARD) is a ten-month live-in graduate internship position. When classes are not in session, excluding Spring Break, the ARD position is full-time (35 hours per week); when classes are in session, the position is part-time (25 hours per week).  The ARD works with the supervising Residence Director (RD) on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive community and student development program and assists in the supervision of between 8 and 16 Resident Advisors (RAs). The ARD may also support student life campus crisis response.

There are opportunities to become involved in Departmental, Divisional and University levels. Such involvement may include serving on committees, working on special projects, and undertaking special assignments.  Possible areas of involvement include but are not limited to staff training; student leadership development; off campus-living student support; basic needs initiatives; academic initiatives; alcohol and other drug (AOD) education; multicultural and social justice education; orientation; and health and wellness.

In weeks when class is in session, it is estimated that the ARD will have 8 hours of work related to implementation of the residential curriculum and supervision of resident advisors; 8 hours of departmental or building administrative work and meetings; 3 hours of interaction and support of the residence hall student government; 3 hours of conduct meetings and follow-up; and the remaining hours can be dedicated to student crisis response during business hours and/or professional development opportunities. These estimations may change based on the needs of the ARD's building and/or department, and may vary based on the needs at the specific time of year, however, these exceptions to typical workflow would be maintained within the ARDs 25 hour work week".  The ARD may work up to 10 additional hours/week during the peak times of Fall Training, Winter Training, opening, and closing for a total of up to 35 hours/week. 

II. ACCOUNTABILITY TO UNIVERSITY MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES

As part of the larger staff in Student Life, the ARD collaborates and cooperates across divisions and departments to create a supportive University community that encourages student learning and development in the Jesuit Catholic tradition and commits to:

  • Promoting a common good that includes the needs of all students
  • Engaging differences in a manner that allows students to learn from the diversity of perspectives, experiences, and traditions that exist within the University community
  • Providing experiences that challenge students to develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, culturally and morally in order to prepare them to contribute to the University community
  • Drawing out the leadership qualities inherent in every individual, and to providing opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills
  • Creating an environment that supports a socially responsible way of being together in community
  • Recognizing and celebrating the achievements and contributions of all students

III. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Staff Development and Contact

  1. Assist in the recruitment, selection, supervision, and training of paraprofessional Resident Advisors.
  2. Assist Resident Advisors with personal and professional concerns.
  3. Assist in the recruitment and selection of professional staff.
  4. Assist with leading weekly Resident Advisor staff meetings; staff meetings may occur outside of business hours.
  5. Develop rapport and maintain contacts with members of the Office of Community Living  staff and Office of Student Housing staff (including Resident Advisors, Community Assistant Desk Staff, other graduate assistant staff, and full-time professional staff).
  6. Maintain office hours to facilitate staff contact.

Student Group Development and Advising

  1. Assist in recruitment of student government members for Residence Hall Council (RHC), Residence Hall Association (RHA), and other student leadership opportunities.
  2. Advise a Residence Hall Council.  Advisory responsibilities include attending weekly meetings, facilitating the growth of members through training, meeting with executive council, etc.
  3. Develop rapport and maintain contact with student leaders.

Individual Student Development and Contact

  1. Collaborate with the Residence Director(s), Resident Ministers, and other Student Life staff to implement principles of the residential curriculum that actively foster a sense of community within the residence hall or apartment-style community. Assume a leadership role in teaching departmental values to Resident Advisors, Residence Hall Council, and other residents.
  2. Initiate and support faculty, student, and staff interaction. Work with student staff members to facilitate resident attendance at University programs on campus. Assist with faculty involvement efforts in the residential community.
  3. Serve as a Resolution Staff Member as part of the Student Conduct process, conducting student conduct meetings about residential and University policy violations. 
  4. Confront students regarding inappropriate behavior.
  5. Assist students with personal concerns and make appropriate referrals.
  6. Maintain office hours to facilitate student contact.

Physical Facilities, Environment, Safety and Security

  1. Assist in the opening and closing of the residence hall.
  2. Assist with residence hall security through appropriate safety precautions and emergency training for staff. 
  3. Communicate facilities problems to Facilities Management and the Associate Director for Facilities and Operations (Office of Student Housing).
  4. Assist with semesterly health and safety inspections.
  5. Assist in responding to student crises during business hours. Shadowing opportunities for student crises that occur outside of business hours may exist for the ARD to volunteer for, but are not mandatory. 

Other Duties

  1. Maintain liaison relationships with other University departments.
  2. Participate in departmental/divisional development activities as appropriate.
  3. Serve on selected department and University committees.
  4. Other duties as assigned (by the Residence Director, Associate Director for Residential Life,  Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Community Living, Dean of Students, and/or Vice President of Student Life or designee).

IV. SUPERVISION RECEIVED

The Assistant Residence Director reports to and is supervised by a professional full-time Residence Director. Verbal contact is expected on a regular and frequent basis. Written reports may be expected concerning specific situations. Decisions involving delegated areas should be communicated to and/or made in consultation with the Residence Director.

V. QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree required, must be concurrently enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of San Francisco; 1 year of residence life and/or transferable student affairs experience preferred. 

VI. COMPENSATION

A full year commitment is required. Must reapply at the end of the 1st year for a 2nd term. Interns will work at a rate of $16.99 per hour. 35 hours per week for 8 weeks prior to the semester starting, 25 hours per week during the semester. The intern will also be provided a furnished single-occupancy suite and meal plan. Funding support for professional development in the amount of $350 will be provided by the host department. Please note all compensation is taxable.

VII. CONTACT/HIRING MANAGER

Domonique Crosby, Associate Director for Residential Life  

VIII. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please visit https://myusf.usfca.edu/student-life/student-affairs-internship-program for details on how to apply. 

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

MISSION

Established in Fall 2017, the Black Achievement, Success and Engagement (BASE) Initiative provides a foundation for students to grow, learn, discover and thrive. By offering high-impact, academic and extracurricular programs that center on the unique and yet varied experiences of students of African descent, BASE equips students with the knowledge, resources, skills and support necessary to turn their dreams into reality.

BLACK RESOURCE CENTER

Opened in Fall 2018, the Black Resource Center (BRC) at the University of San Francisco (USF) provides a safe, supportive space for undergraduate and graduate students of African descent to connect with each other to receive academic, spiritual, mentoring, and emotional support services. The Black Resource Center seeks to connect Black identified students not only to the varied supportive resources USF offers but to opportunities on and off campus that promote Scholarship, fosters Leadership development, and cultivates meaningful and impactful Community Engagement. The Black Resource Center seeks to create, implement and unify campus resources that support the recruitment, retention, and success of Black identified students at USF.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision and leadership of the Assistant Dean of Retention and Persistence Programs, with a dotted line to the BASE Senior Director, the Graduate Assistant will assist with development, implementation, facilitation, and assessment of BRC programming and initiatives which are designed to improve retention, community, and belonging amongst USF’s Black-identifed student population. In addition, the Graduate Assistant will collaborate with USF recognized student clubs and organizations and other units within the Division of Student Life, as directed, on BRC related projects. 

JOB DUTIES

  • 60 % Program Development 
  • 25 % Assessment  
  • 10 % Marketing and Communication 
  • 5 % Other duties  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passionate about working with students of color.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education. 
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate degree from USF or other approved programs. 
  • Ability to plan and facilitate programs.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Effective written and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Experience working with new student programming, programming for underrepresented students, first-generation student program, and or retention related initiatives.
  • Experience in facilitating and implementing assessment strategies.
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

TERMS OF GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP 

  • 20 hours per week and is compensated.  
  • This position is for the academic year, and the candidate will be evaluated throughout the year to determine continuous employment. 
  • Ability to multitask and 
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Available for one hour bi-weekly supervision meetings on campus during the hours of 9am-5pm. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (Optional)  

  • Experience in public speaking, technical (graphic design, social media), training and development, community building and influential leadership.

COMPENSATION

The compensation for this position is $20.00/hour.

CONTACT/HIRING MANAGER

Assistant Dean, Retention and Persistence Programs

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Campus Activities, the Graduate Intern will contribute to
the short and long term goals of Student Leadership and Engagement (SLE) and its programs.
Working in a variety of areas, the Intern will use their experience to help SLE reach the
departmental outcomes of providing programs and services that support students' leadership
development and promote student engagement in co-curricular activities open to all USF
students. Specifically, the Intern will assist with advising the Campus Activities Board,
supporting the development of the executive board and implementation of campus-wide events, and will assist with the development and coordination of marketing initiatives, providing support for the marketing and photography assistants.


RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist with advising the Campus Activities Board

  • Advise 6 officers and appointed committee chairs on the development of campus wide activities, including oversight of special event implementation, management, and budgeting processes
  • Participate in selection, training, and evaluation for officers, as well as contribute to their development as leaders
  • Facilitate weekly check-in meetings with officers
  • Attend and provide oversight at all Campus Activities Board events, programs, and meetings

Assist with the development and coordination of marketing initiatives

  • Assist with development and implementation of department marketing efforts including the weekly e-newsletters, podcasts, social media engagement, marketing campaigns, and photography
  • Provide support for the recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of undergraduate marketing and photography assistants
  • Coordinate and support student involvement/engagement outreach efforts
  • Maintain records and create reports to assess marketing efforts and results

SLE Departmental/Program Support

  • Provide support for SLE departmental signature programs including but not limited to Involvement Fairs and Student Leadership Conference
  • Participate in department/unit/division activities including meetings, retreats, events, and staff development
  • Other duties as assigned

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
Outlined by ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners
(2015), the primary competency areas that the graduate intern will develop, include:
Advising and Supporting (A/S)

  • Providing advising and support to individuals and groups through direction, feedback, critique, referral, and guidance. Through developing advising and supporting strategies that take into account self-knowledge and the needs of others, we play critical roles in advancing the holistic wellness of ourselves, our students, and our colleagues.

Leadership (LEAD)

  • Leadership involves both the individual role of a leader and the leadership process of individuals working together to envision, plan, an affect change in organizations and respond to broad-based constituencies and issues. This can include working with students, student affairs colleagues, faculty, and community members.

Student Learning and Development (SLD)

  • Addressing the concepts and principles of student development and learning theory. This includes the ability to apply theory to improve and inform student affairs and teaching practice.

A complete list of competencies can be found at www.naspa.org or www.myacpa.org.


QUALIFICATIONS
Enrollment in Master’s program required; School of Education preferred. Generalist experience
in student affairs is preferred in the areas of student organizations, leadership, and event
planning. Applicant must have a solid understanding of programming and advising student
organizations and strong administrative skills. Self-starter attitude and ability to complete tasks
in a timely matter would be ideal traits in a successful candidate. Proficiency with Microsoft
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.


TIME COMMITMENT AND COMPENSATION
A full year commitment is required, open to application for a second term if eligible. Intern will
work Monday–Friday (some evenings and/or weekends required) at a rate of $21.00 per hour for 20 hours per week during each academic semester. In addition, 25 hours per week for 3 weeks prior to the start of fall semester, and 4 hours plus one additional week of 25 hours prior to the start of spring semester is required for training and planning purposes. Funding support for professional development or Dons Dollars in the amount of $350 will be provided by the department. Please note all compensation is taxable.

CONTACT/HIRING MANAGER

Assistant Director for Campus Activities, Student Leadership & Engagement

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

Located in the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, Engage San Francisco (ESF) Literacy is a tutoring program that is a part of ESF’s community engaged place-based initiative working to promote educational equity, antiracism, and cultural humility within the Western Addition, a historically Black neighborhood in San Francisco.

The ESF Literacy Program Graduate Assistants work closely with the Program Manager, other Graduate Assistants, and the undergraduate Student Leadership team to support undergraduate tutors in navigating their roles. Within ESF Literacy it is our priority to ensure that each of our tutors enter the Western Addition community with an understanding of the systemic oppression faced by the community, the community’s resilience and expertise in resisting oppression, and the tutor’s role as a capacity builder and partner rather than a savior.

The Graduate Assistant is responsible for assisting the Literacy Program Manager with oversight and coordination for the Engage San Francisco Literacy Program. This includes: assisting in managing an extensive database of tutor information; hiring, training, and supervising ESF Literacy tutors; keeping in regular contact with sites and the Literacy course instructor(s); observing and coaching tutors; and communicating as needed with participating site leaders and tutors. This position offers opportunities for curriculum and workshop development as well as an opportunity to gain management experience with a large team of undergraduate students. In this role, graduate students will learn how to create a humane work place for student employees, engage in critical dialogue with students, offer supportive critique to undergraduates, and inspire undergraduates to be justice oriented leaders.

PRIMARY ACTIVITIES

Responsibilities within this position include but are not limited to:

  1. In collaboration with the Literacy Manager, assist with the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring suitable site leaders and tutors for the program; including guiding tutors through the on-boarding process. 
  2. In collaboration with the Literacy Manager, assist with an orientation for new and returning site leaders and tutors at the start of each semester; research, planning, and facilitation of tutor trainings and meetings throughout the semester; collaborating with different offices across campus to create robust trainings and learning opportunities for the site leaders and tutors.
  3. Support tutors in contacting and navigating various USF offices/resources including WorkDay, Student Employment, Payroll, and Student Disability Services. 
  4. Assist Literacy Manager in placing new and returning tutors at sites.
  5. Helping to ensure open communication between sites, tutors, program/training staff, and program manager, including 1-2 site visits per semester.
  6. Organizing timesheets, tutor logs and other administrative duties as assigned. 
  7. In collaboration with the Literacy Manager, creating, overseeing, and/or maintaining the filing system, database, and on-line documents for the tutors
  8. In partnership with Literacy Manager and ESF Director, ensuring that mid-term, beginning-of-term, and end-of-term assessment data is analyzed and distributed.
  9. Assist in compiling end-of-term report (fall) and end-of-year report (spring).

ADDITIONAL EXPECTATIONS

  1. Maintaining positive working relationships with USF faculty, staff and students and community partners.
  2. Collaborating with other Engage San Francisco/ Leo T. McCarthy Center programs on joint campus events.
  3. Participating in Leo T. McCarthy Center and Engage San Francisco events, team meetings and professional development opportunities.
  4. Modeling appropriate professional attitudes and behaviors to staff, faculty, students, and community partners, both on-and-off campus.
  5. Demonstrated cultural humility and ability to work with diverse populations. 
  6. Understanding and sensitivity regarding issues of race, class, gender and power, particularly in relation to campus community partnerships.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

Outlined by ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners (2015), the primary competency areas that the graduate intern will develop, include:

  • Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI): A process and a goal to create learning environments that foster equitable participation of all groups while seeking to address and acknowledge issues of oppression, privilege, and power. Seeking to meet the needs of all groups, equitably distributing resources, raising social consciousness, and repairing past and current harms on campus communities.
  • Leadership (LEAD): Leadership involves both the individual role of a leader and the leadership process of individuals working together to envision, plan, an affect change in organizations and respond to broad-based constituencies and issues. This can include working with students, student affairs colleagues, faculty, and community members.
  • Organizational and Human Resources (OHR): Student affairs professionals bring personal strengths and grow as managers through challenging themselves to build new skills in the selection, supervision, motivation, and formal evaluation of staff; resolution of conflict; management of the politics of the organizational discourse; and the effective application of strategies and techniques associated with financial resources, facilities management, fundraising, technology, crisis management, risk management and sustainable resources.

QUALIFICATIONS

Enrollment in Masters degree program required. USF’s School of Education applicants are preferred. The position requires strong organizational and communication skills, a strong interest in education and early literacy, computer skills, and the ability to work with others. Maintaining professionalism under stress is a must. 

Prior tutor experience with K-5th grade is helpful, but not required. Prior experience with program coordination and experience working in K-8 education is also helpful, but also not necessary to apply.

TIME COMMITMENT AND COMPENSATION

A full year commitment is required, with hope you will reapply at the end of the 1st year for a 2nd term. This position will work M-F (occasional evenings and/or weekends may be required) at a rate of $21.50 per hour for up to 370 hours per semester (25 hours per week for 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester; 20 hours per week during the semester). Funding support for professional development or Dons Dollars in the amount of $350 will be provided by the host department. Please note all compensation is taxable. Currently the position is hybrid with most work occurring remotely, however this is subject to change.

HIRING MANAGER

Dresden Frazier-Smith, Literacy Program Manager, Engage San Francisco

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is the University of San Francisco’s gender justice and
LGBTQ+ resource center that provides students with development opportunities and support.
The GSC works closely with the Intercultural Center (IC), the university’s center for students of
color and students who are working in solidarity towards social justice at the intersections of
race, ethnicity, class, and culture. Both centers belong to the Cultural Centers department within the Division of Student Life’s Student Engagement unit.


Under the supervision of an Assistant Director of the Cultural Centers and with support from the Cultural Centers staff (including the IC’s Graduate Student Coordinator), the coordinator will be responsible for developing and promoting the educational and programmatic initiatives of the GSC. The coordinator will build skills in the operation of the Cultural Centers and deepen their understanding of the LGBTQ Student Services and Women’s Centers functional areas. The
coordinator will also have opportunities to work collaboratively with others in the Division of
Student Life as well as academic affairs, including cross-campus committee participation and
leadership.


Goals for the GSC Graduate Student Coordinator include but are not limited to:

  • Gain an understanding of the theoretical frameworks, and more generally skills and knowledge that inform the practice of diversity education in student affairs.
  • Gain and/or enhance skills and knowledge of how cultural centers operate and collaborate with various university departments and student organizations to fulfill its mission.
  • Develop and strengthen programming, evaluation, training, management, advising, and supervisory skills.
  • Gain an understanding of the needs of historically underserved students (women, people of color, LGBTQ students, etc.) and efforts that are known to increase retention and persistence.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
Personal and Ethical Foundations:

  • Involves the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to develop and maintain integrity in one’s life and work; this includes thoughtful development, critique, and adherence to a holistic and comprehensive standard of ethics and commitment to one’s own wellness and growth. Personal and ethical foundations are aligned because integrity has an internal locus informed by a combination of external ethical guidelines, an internal voice of care, and our own lived experiences. Our personal and ethical foundations grow through a process of curiosity, reflection, and self-authorship.

Organizational and Human Resources:

  • Includes knowledge, skills, and dispositions used in the management of institutional human capital, financial, and physical resources. This competency area recognizes that student affairs professionals bring personal strengths and grow as managers through challenging themselves to build new skills in the selection, supervision, motivation, and formal evaluation of staff; resolution of conflict; management of the politics of organizational discourse; and the effective application of strategies and techniques associated with financial resources, facilities management, fundraising, technology, crisis management, risk management and sustainable resources

Social Justice and Inclusion

  • While there are many conceptions of social justice and inclusion in various contexts, for the purposes of this competency area, it is defined here as both a process and a goal which includes the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to create learning environments that foster equitable participation of all groups while seeking to address and acknowledge issues of oppression, privilege, and power. This competency involves student affairs educators who have a sense of their own agency and social responsibility that includes others, their community, and the larger global context. Student affairs educators may incorporate social justice and inclusion competencies into their practice through seeking to meet the needs of all groups, equitably distributing resources raising social consciousness, and repairing past and current harms on campus communities.

Student Learning and Development

  • Addresses the concepts and principles of student development and learning theory. This includes the ability to apply theory to improve and inform student affairs and teaching practice.

GENERAL SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES
During the work experience, the intern will participate in all the center’s operations to gain a
comprehensive understanding of the administrative, programmatic, developmental, and strategic aspects of the centers. The major components of this internship include:


Supervision and administration

  • With support from one of the Assistant Directors of The Cultural Centers and in partnership with The Cultural Centers’ Career Staff, supervise GSC interns including mentor, advise, and provide feedback, conduct regular check-in meetings, support program development and implementation.
  • Conduct 360 staff evaluations every semester.
  • Collaborate and conduct intern training, including staff meetings and professional development.
  • Develop the Cultural Centers weekly newsletter in collaboration with the Career Staff of the Cultural Centers.
  • Understand operations, process and procedures of the Centers including staff meeting coordination, learning budget policies and procedures, becoming familiar with logistics pertinent to on campus program implementation, support web presence through social media resources such as Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Programming development, support and implementation

  • Along with The Cultural Centers’ Career Staff, help develop and implement the programmatic themes, initiatives and other related programs for the year.
  • Develop and implement one of the End of the Year Ceremonies (cultural commencements)
  • Provide support as needed for the implementation of Cultural Centers programs including but not limited to Fall and Spring Orientation Programs, Admissions presentations and panels.
  • Co-facilitate diversity and social justice educational workshops and training programs as needed for various faculty, staff, student constituents.
  • Support with management of Gender Affirming Clothing Closet
  • Serve as an assistant advisor for the Womxn of Color Leadership Conference and conference committee

Professional growth and development (research, facilitation skills, networking)

  • Shadow the Assistant Directors and/or Director in selected trainings and meetings for the Division of Student Life (e.g., grant writing, publications, admission, leadership team, etc.) and professional development (e.g., CaCCCHE, ACPA/NASPA, etc.).
  • Facilitate social justice discussions with Cultural Centers interns to gain teaching experience.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
Please note that each of the internships will focus heavily on supervising the undergraduate
interns, in addition to supporting the general programs and initiatives of both Centers. Therefore the ideal candidate should have some substantive knowledge base and experience that will enable them to provide appropriate leadership.

  • Educational focus on student affairs, higher education, inter/cross/multicultural education, ethnic studies, women’s/gender and sexualities studies, or related field; concurrent enrollment in the HESA Master’s degree program required.
  • Experience in program (e.g., workshops, trainings, events, etc.) development and implementation preferred.
  • Experience working with historically underrepresented and under-served students (students of color, women, and/or LGBTQ students) in a higher education environment is preferred.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Advanced analysis, computer, organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential issues appropriately.
  • Excellent communication skills with an emphasis on interpersonal communication.
  • Must be available to fulfill evening and weekend duties.

TIME COMMITMENT AND AND COMPENSATION

A full year commitment is required. Must reapply at the end of the 1st year for a 2nd term. Coordinator will work up to 370 hours at a rate of $21.00 per hour for 20 hours per week during each academic semester (320 hours for fall and 320 hours for spring) per semester. In addition, 25 hours per week for 4 weeks prior to the start of fall semester and 25 hours per week for 2 weeks prior to the start of spring semester is required for training and planning purposes. 25 hours per week for 2 weeks prior to the semester starting, 20 hours per
week during the semester, M-F (some evenings and/or weekends required). Funding support for professional development in the amount of $350 will be provided by the department. Please note all compensation is taxable.

HIRING MANAGER

Dan Perez-Sornia, Assistant Director of the Cultural Centers

Application Procedure: Please visit https://www.usfca.edu/soe/higher-education-student-affairs-masters/internships/ for details on how to apply.

To Learn more about the Cultural Centers
Cultural Centers’ Values
The Cultural Centers bring students together to increase their understanding, and embrace their roles, as members of a diverse community on the local and global levels.
The Gender & Sexuality Center and the Intercultural Center engage in this work through our
shared values: Community. Empowerment. Intersectionality. Growth. Solidarity.
Community
The Cultural Centers unify individuals across identities, backgrounds and experiences. Our
positive, caring and discerning community creates a sense of belonging for students.
Empowerment
The Cultural Centers inspire students to find their agency and authentic voice to express their
needs. Students feel empowered to explore their passions and act.
Intersectionality
The Cultural Centers understand the complexity and beauty of the multiple intersecting identities students bring into the world. Our programs encourage students to embrace their whole self.
Growth
The Cultural Centers believe that all students have the capacity to deepen their consciousness by building upon their unique lived experiences. Programs encourage students to bravely engage in challenging dialogues within a supportive space.
Solidarity

The centers cultivate support and advocacy for, and with, marginalized identities and
communities. Programs provide opportunities for students to gain a deeper understanding of
injustices and work towards social change in community.


Cultural Centers Mission Statement
The Cultural Centers build community by honoring the multiple embodiments of gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, class, ability, religion, sex and the many other identities that shape the lives of our students.
We cultivate the personal growth of all students; advocate for students from marginalized
identities and communities; and empower students to engage in dialogue towards healthy
relationships to create a more inclusive learning environment.
Grounded in our Jesuit mission to serve students, the Cultural Centers foster the awareness,
knowledge, and skills necessary for students to be self-reflective and create positive social
change.
Cultural Center Vision Statement
To engage all USF students in transformative introspection, leading to self-advocacy and
solidarity that then transforms the campus and the world.

For more information, please visit our website: https://myusf.usfca.edu/student-life/cutural-
centers

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

MISSION

The Muscat Scholars Program (MSP) helps first-generation college students achieve their goals by introducing them to academic expectations at USF and helping them design their own unique path to success. The program also aims to prepare students to thrive in the University of San Francisco’s multicultural environment and to become leaders in the USF community.

MSP is a community of Scholars and mentors who work together to develop the relationships, skills, and abilities to be successful in the first year and beyond. MSP was developed for the academic and personal success of first-generation college students at USF.

A Preview of Life as a Muscat Scholar During the Summer Bridge can be found here.

DESCRIPTION

Muscat Scholars Program (MSP) summer bridge program, at the University of San Francisco, is an academic and social preparation program, designed for students from culturally diverse backgrounds. The proposed dates are August 4-11, 2023. The MSP coordinator is expected to live on campus during the duration of the in-person summer bridge program.

The MSP Program Coordinator is expected to be available for the prior to and during the live in summer bridge program and for continued programming throughout the year. Examples of programming include, but are not limited to retreats, workshops, and off campus excursions. 

The number of hours required of the coordinator per day will vary according to the needs of the program but will be primarily 10 hours a week during the recruitment and selection period. From August 4- August 11 (tentative) this will become a live-in position, and evening and weekend hours will be required, (40 hours from Aug. 4 - Aug. 11). Due to the level of commitment asked of the coordinator, we ask the coordinator not to maintain another job during the live-in period of time indicated above. The coordinator position will also require up to 25 hours per week during the academic year for programming and administrative duties.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the supervision and training for the up to 8 peer mentors and potentially an assistant coordinator/graduate intern. 
  • Help to plan and participate in educational and recreational activities for students and staff both on and off campus. 
  • Serve as a liaison between students, instructors, and staff members in the program. 
  • Participate in all required meetings. 
  • Conduct evaluations and final report. 
  • Facilitate staff meetings and town hall meetings. 
  • Help to orient students to the USF campus, providing information about academics, campus resources, and preparing for college life. 
  • Complete other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Program coordinator should: 

  • Be a currently enrolled USF graduate student in good academic standing with the University. 
  • Have supervisory experience and a background in counseling, tutoring, and Student Affairs/Student Life. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and interest in issues facing students of diverse backgrounds. 
  • Must be committed, hardworking, and flexible in their job duties and responsibilities. 
  • Have a commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values of the University of San Francisco. 
  • Experience with first year programs and Residence Life preferred. 

COMPENSATION

The compensation for this position is $20.00/hour. 

CONTACT/HIRING MANAGER

Assistant Dean, Retention and Persistence Programs

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

Reporting to the Director for New Student & Family Programs, the Graduate Intern will contribute to the short and long-term goals of the department and its programs. Working in a variety of areas, the Intern will use their experience to help shape the delivery of new student & family programs and services in an effort to reach the departmental outcomes supporting students' leadership development and promoting student engagement in co-curricular activities. Specifically, the Intern will assist with the coordination and implementation of Special Orientation programming, New Student and Family Orientation, Weeks of Welcome, and First-Year Programming, the advising of the Get Oriented (GO) Team, and the implementation of USF101 and its Peer Mentor Program. 

New Student & Family Programs Mission

The mission of New Student Programs is to provide new students the information and activities needed to transition smoothly to the University of San Francisco (USF), and to promote an ongoing relationship between families of all USF students and the University in support of their students’ success at USF.

Get Oriented (GO) Team

GO Team strives to cultivate a community of Orientation Leaders who familiarize new students and their family members with USF and provide a successful transition into collegiate life.

New Student & Family Orientation (NSFO)

Fall NSFO is a week-long orientation program that takes place the weekend before Fall semester classes begin at USF. Participants will hear from numerous university administrators, faculty members, and current students about how to thrive as a student and how family members can partner with the University to support their student’s success at USF. Students are presented with the opportunity to participate in several activities that help them connect to other incoming students and the USF campus. Additionally, a one-day Spring NSFO takes place the weekend before Spring classes begin.

Weeks of Welcome (WOW)

Taking place during the first two weeks of classes, WOW serves as an extended orientation that is packed with information about the many programs, services, and academic resources at USF to help make new students' transition to college easier.

Family Weekend 

Family Weekend is a social event that connects families to the USF co-curricular experience and provides time for them to gauge their student’s success at USF. Signature events include the following: Welcome Reception, Mini Carnival, Deans’ Brunch, and the President’s Luncheon.

USF 101

USF101 is a one-credit course for first-year students to aid in their transition to college. Each course has a peer mentor that collaborates with the instructor and shares their insight and journey as a current student at USF.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1.  Assist in the recruitment, selection, evaluation, and/or training/development of student leaders:

  • Assist with the supervision of 40 undergraduate returning and first-time orientation leaders - Get Oriented (GO) Team 
  • Oversee the advertising, interviews, selection, evaluation, and training processes
  • Assist with the planning of the GO Team Spring Retreat(s)
  • Organize and schedule guest presenters from University offices and the San Francisco community to present on campus resources and relevant topics for student leaders

2.  Assist in creating and implementing programs to address the needs of students in transition:

  • Assist in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for new students and their family members
  • Oversee logistics of various events including, but not limited, to, orientation check-in, student staff placement, and announcements 
  • Work closely with University staff and departments to develop programs to support the transition of new students to the USF community
  • Assist with the development and implementation of office assessments and inventories to appropriately track and monitor program interest and feedback

3.  Assist with supporting the mission and goals of New Student & Family Programs:

  • Provide support and assistance for all programs
  • Assist in the implementation and planning of large-scale events including, but not limited to, Dons Fest, Family Reception, Evening Events, Move-in Day, Off-Campus Student Program, Family Weekend, Weeks of Welcome, etc.
  • Assist with publicity and marketing of programs and oversee social media outreach efforts

4. Assist with the development and implementation of USF 101:

  • Support the development of USF 101 marketing, website, and social media 
  • Aid in the assessment of USF 101, instructors, and Peer Mentors 
  • Co-coordinate resources and support for USF 101 instructors
  • Assist with the development and implementation of USF 101 Peer Mentor program or potentially serve as a peer mentor to first-year students
  • Create and implement elements of USF 101 Peer Mentor training 

5.  Perform other duties as assigned:

  • The graduate intern is encouraged to be creative and offer new ideas
  • Serve as a liaison for New Student & Family Programs to other University departments
  • Respond to inquiries from new students and family members regarding new student & family programs (answering phones, responding to emails, etc.)
  • Assist with maintaining and updating the Orientation and GO Team website 

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

Outlined by ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners (2016), the primary competency areas that the graduate intern will develop, include: 

Organizational and Human Resources (OHR)

  • Student affairs professionals bring personal strengths and grow as managers through challenging themselves to build new skills in the selection, supervision, motivation, and formal evaluation of staff; resolution of conflict; management of the politics of organizational discourse; and the effective application of strategies and techniques associated with financial resources, facilities management, fundraising, technology, crisis management, risk management, and sustainable resources.

Leadership (LEAD)

  • Leadership involves both the individual role of a leader and the leadership process of individuals working together to envision, plan, affect change in organizations and respond to broad-based constituencies and issues. This can include working with students, student affairs colleagues, faculty, and community members.

Advising and Support (A/S)

  • Providing advising and support to individuals and groups through direction, feedback, critique, referral, and guidance. Through developing advising and supporting strategies that take into account self-knowledge and the needs of others, we play critical roles in advancing the holistic wellness of ourselves, our students, and our colleagues.

Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI)

  • A process and a goal to create learning environments that foster equitable participation of all groups while seeking to address and acknowledge issues of oppression, privilege, and power. Seeking to meet the needs of all groups, equitably distributing resources, raising social consciousness, and repairing past and current harms on-campus communities. 

A complete list of competencies can be found at www.naspa.org or www.myacpa.org.

QUALIFICATIONS

Enrollment in a Masters program required; School of Education preferred. Generalist experience in student affairs is preferred in the areas of orientation, transition, and student leadership development. Applicant must have a solid understanding of the needs of new students, facilitation, advising/supervising student leaders, and event planning. The ability to work independently, be flexible, and to complete tasks in a timely matter would be ideal traits in a successful candidate. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.

TIME COMMITMENT AND COMPENSATION

A full-year commitment is required. Must reapply at the end of the 1st year for a 2nd term. The Intern will work M-F (some evenings and/or weekends required) at a rate of $21.00 per hour for up to 370 hours per semester (plus 98 additional hours in the summer), 25 hours per week for 2 weeks prior to the semester starting, 20 hours per week during the semester. Funding support for professional development or Dons Dollars in the amount of $350 will be provided by the host department. Please note all compensation is taxable.

HIRING MANAGER

Lamonte Stamps, Director for New Student & Family Programs

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

GENERAL SCOPE OF POSITION

The Assistant Residence Director for Off Campus Properties (ARD) is a ten-month live-in graduate internship position. When classes are not in session, excluding Spring Break, the ARD position is full-time (35 hours per week); when classes are in session, the position is part-time (25 hours per week).  The Assistant Residence Director for Off Campus Properties is responsible for the overall care and wellness of residents living within Pedro Arrupe and St. Anne’s Halls. The Assistant Residence Director for Off Campus Properties may also support student life campus crisis response.

There are opportunities to become involved in Departmental, Divisional, and University levels. Such involvement may include serving on committees, working on special projects, and undertaking special assignments.  Possible areas of involvement include but are not limited to staff training; student leadership development; off-campus-living student support; basic needs initiatives; academic initiatives; alcohol and another drug (AOD) education; multicultural and social justice education; orientation; and health and wellness.

In weeks when class is in session, it is estimated that the ARD will have 11 hours of work related to the implementation of the residential curriculum and supervision of resident advisors; 8 hours of departmental or building administrative work and meetings; 3 hours of interaction and support of the residence hall student government; 3 hours of conduct meetings and follow-up; and the remaining hours can be dedicated to student crisis response during business hours and/or professional development opportunities. These estimations may change based on the needs of the ARD's building and/or department, and may vary based on the needs at the specific time of year, however, these exceptions to typical workflow would be maintained within the ARDs 25 hour workweek".  The ARD may work up to 10 additional hours/week during the peak times of Fall Training, Winter Training, opening, and closing for a total of up to 35 hours/week. 

ACCOUNTABILITY TO UNIVERSITY MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES

As part of the larger staff in Student Life, the ARD collaborates and cooperates across divisions and departments to create a supportive University community that encourages student learning and development in the Jesuit Catholic tradition and commits to:

  • Promoting a common good that includes the needs of all students
  • Engaging differences in a manner that allows students to learn from the diversity of perspectives, experiences, and traditions that exist within the University community
  • Providing experiences that challenge students to develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, culturally, and morally in order to prepare them to contribute to the University community
  • Drawing out the leadership qualities inherent in every individual, and providing opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills
  • Creating an environment that supports a socially responsible way of being together in a community
  • Recognizing and celebrating the achievements and contributions of all students

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Staff Development and Contact

  1. Assist in the recruitment, selection, supervision, and training of paraprofessional Resident Advisors.
  2. Assist Resident Advisors (if any assigned) with personal and professional concerns.
  3. Assist in the recruitment and selection of professional staff.
  4. Assist with leading weekly Resident Advisor staff meetings; staff meetings may occur outside of business hours.
  5. Develop rapport and maintain contacts with members of the Offices of Community Living  staff and Office of Student Housing staff (including Resident Advisors, Community Assistant Desk Staff, other graduate assistant staff, and full-time professional staff).
  6. Maintain office hours to facilitate staff contact.

Off Campus Student Development and Programming

  1. Manages, plans, and implements programmatic initiatives for off-campus students and those seeking to live off-campus.
  2. Create and develop awareness for the neighboring community, community resources, and general knowledge of the City of San Francisco
  3. Work collaboratively in the innovation and implementation of wellness and education initiatives focused on the off-campus student population specifically basic needs and the USF Food Pantry

Individual Student Development and Contact

  1. Collaborate with the Residence Director(s), Resident Ministers, and other Student Life staff to implement principles of the residential curriculum that actively foster a sense of community within the residence community. Assume a leadership role in teaching departmental values to Resident Advisors and co living residents.
  2. Initiate and support faculty, student, and staff interaction. Work with student staff members to facilitate resident attendance at University programs on campus. Assist with faculty involvement efforts in the residential community.
  3. Serve as a Resolution Staff Member as part of the Student Conduct process, conducting student conduct meetings about residential and University policy violations. 
  4. Confront students regarding inappropriate behavior.
  5. Assist students with personal concerns and make appropriate referrals.
  6. Maintain office hours to facilitate student contact.

Physical Facilities, Environment, Safety and Security

  1. Assist in the opening and closing of the residence hall.
  2. Assist with residence hall security through appropriate safety precautions and emergency training for staff. 
  3. Communicate facilities problems to Facilities Management and the Associate Director for Facilities and Operations (Office of Student Housing).
  4. Assist with semesterly health and safety inspections.
  5. Assist in responding to student crises during business hours. Shadowing opportunities for student crises that occur outside of business hours may exist for the ARD to volunteer for but are not mandatory. 

Other Duties

  1. Maintain liaison relationships with other University departments.
  2. Participate in departmental/divisional development activities as appropriate.
  3. Serve on selected department and University committees.
  4. Other duties as assigned (by the Residence Director, Associate Director for Off-Campus Living,  Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Community Living, Dean of Students, and/or Vice President of Student Life or designee).

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

The Assistant Residence Director reports to and is supervised by a professional full-time Residence Director. Verbal contact is expected on a regular and frequent basis. Written reports may be expected concerning specific situations. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree required must be concurrently enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of San Francisco; 1 year of residence life and/or transferable student affairs experience preferred. 

COMPENSATION

A full-year commitment is required. Must reapply at the end of the 1st year for a 2nd term. Interns will work at a rate of $18.99 per hour. 35 hours per week for 8 weeks prior to the semester starting, 25 hours per week during the semester. The intern will also be provided a furnished single-occupancy suite and meal plan. Funding support for professional development in the amount of $350 will be provided by the host department. Please note all compensation is taxable.

CONTACT/HIRING MANAGER

Andrea Rocha, Associate Director for Off Campus Living

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

MISSION

The PACT Program at the University of San Francisco (USF) provides undergraduate students of color and/or those who identify as first generation, with an opportunity to receive an ongoing peer-to-peer mentoring relationship with their sophomore, junior, and senior peers. PACT assists mentees in building a sense of belonging, skill-based development, and leadership opportunities at USF. Embedded with Stanford University's design thinking concepts, PACT intends to create an environment where Accountability Partners (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) and PACT Mentees (first-year and new transfer students) can form a pact based on the following four themes to maximize each other’s full potential.

Four Agreements

Embedded in the program is an exploration of Stanford University's design thinking concepts and how they might support students' personal and professional development. The importance of "accountability" is also emphasized. Students will hold one another accountable for their goals. Accountability Partners (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) and PACT Mentees (first-year and new transfer students) agree to uphold the following Four Agreements that make up our programming model:

  • Professional - Opportunities that encourage career exploration and development
  • Academic - Skill-building opportunities that enhance academic success and exploration
  • Community - Mentorship opportunities that allow for capacity building and service
  • Teaching - Engagement in cross-cultural learning and networking

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The PACT Graduate Assistant should exhibit self-discipline, leadership, and passion for mentoring underserved students of color. Additionally, the Graduate Assistant must be willing to lead and facilitate PACT initiatives both on and off-campus and agree to be an ambassador of the PACT program and university. Funding support for professional development or Dons Dollars in the amount of $350 will be provided by the department. Please note all compensation is taxable.

40 % Supervision and Recruitment

30 % Program Development 

20 % Marketing and Communication 

10 % Assessment

JOB DUTIES

Program Area

Graduate Assistant Responsibilities/Tasks

Supervision & Recruitment

Develop mentorship and leadership trainings for AP’s

Schedule and facilitate bi-monthly Accountability Partner Success Staff Meetings 

Schedule and facilitate bi-weekly one: ones with Accountability Partners

Support and mentor students of color

Organize and track weekly study sessions

Program Development

Assist in determining university-wide enrichment opportunities and initiatives

Coordinate PACT community service initiatives 

Conduct assessments (ie. survey and focus groups) and provide recommendations for improvement based on the needs of participants  

Assist with the PACT calendar and tracking attendance

Assist with development and facilitation of social, educational, and professional enrichment opportunities and workshops

Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the PACT Program

Marketing and Communication

Create a marketing strategy to encourage participation from students, imPACTful faculty/staff, accountability partners and future scholars (ie. Google Calendar, Slack App, Canvas)

Design effective communication that provides important information to PACT Scholars and APs through the year (flyers, social media, text and phone calls, etc)

Manage PACT email

Manage PACT Instagram

Assist with student recognition

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • The GA position averages 20 hours per week. 
  • This position is for 10 months, and candidates will be evaluated throughout the year for their job performance and continuous employment. 
  • The GA must be skilled in multitasking and available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Programs may also require travel on weekends to social development programs (ex. museum trips, roller skating, community fair, etc) 
  • Available for one-hour weekly supervision meetings on campus during the hours of 9am-5pm. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passionate about working with students of color.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education. 
  • Currently enrolled full-time in a graduate degree from USF or other approved programs. 
  • Ability to lead and conduct student mentorship programs.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Effective written and interpersonal communication skills. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (Optional)  

  • One year of experience with new student programming, programming for underrepresented students, first-generation student program, or retention related initiatives.
  • Experience working with underserved students.
  • Experience in public speaking, technical (graphic design, social media) research and assessment, training and development, community building, influential leadership, mentorship, relationship building.

COMPENSATION

  • The compensation for this position is $20.00/hour. 

CONTACT/HIRING MANAGER

Assistant Dean, Retention and Persistence Programs

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Graduate Intern will contribute to the short and long
term goals of Student Leadership and Engagement (SLE) and its programs. Working in a variety
of areas, the Intern will use their experience to assist in efforts to reach the departmental outcomes supporting students' leadership development and promoting student engagement in co-curricular activities. Specifically, the Intern will assist with the development and coordination of student organization services offered by SLE in conjunction with the Associated Students of the University of San Francisco (ASUSF) and the Associated Graduate Students of the University of San Francisco (AGSUSF).


RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide general support and advisement for student organizations

  • Conduct outreach to registered student organizations to strengthen organizational capacity including compliance with policies, recruitment and retention, event planning, leadership transition, and access to resources
  • Coordinate the tracking and compliance of selective membership processes for undergraduate student organizations (including fraternities and sororities) and assist with the planning of community-wide programming, including topics of risk management, new member education, and leadership development
  • Coordinate the registration and orientation process for student organizations and provide support with financial processes and other resources
  • Develop trainings and workshops to support the development and growth of student organization leaders
  • Support the supervision of four Student Organization Consultants

Provide support for student involvement in Greek Life

  • Assist with compiling and updating Greek membership records and semester reports
  • Advise Greek organizations that need additional assistance such as those facing retention concerns, not meeting membership minimums, etc.
  • Assist with advising the Greek Council including the development of training/retreats, planning and execution of activities and programs, budget planning process, and the recruitment, selection, advising, and evaluation of executive officers

SLE Departmental/Program Support

  • Provide support for SLE departmental signature programs including but not limited to Involvement Fairs and Student Leadership Conference
  • Participate in department/unit/division activities including meetings, retreats, events, and staff development
  • Other duties as assigned

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
Outlined by ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners
(2015), the primary competency areas that the graduate intern will develop, include:
Advising and Supporting (A/S)

  • Providing advising and support to individuals and groups through direction, feedback, critique, referral, and guidance. Through developing advising and supporting strategies that take into account self-knowledge and the needs of others, we play critical roles in advancing the holistic wellness of ourselves, our students, and our colleagues.

Leadership (LEAD)

  • Leadership involves both the individual role of a leader and the leadership process of individuals working together to envision, plan, an affect change in organizations and respond to broad-based constituencies and issues. This can include working with students, student affairs colleagues, faculty, and community members.

Organizational and Human Resources (OHR)

  • Student affairs professionals bring personal strengths and grow as managers through challenging themselves to build new skills in the selection, supervision, motivation, and formal evaluation of staff; resolution of conflict; management of the politics of the organizational discourse; and the effective application of strategies and techniques associated with financial resources, facilities management, fundraising, technology, crisis management, risk management and sustainable resources.

A complete list of competencies can be found at www.naspa.org or www.myacpa.org.

QUALIFICATIONS
Enrollment in Master’s program required; School of Education preferred. Generalist experience
in student affairs is preferred in the areas of student organizations, leadership, and event
planning. Applicant must have a solid understanding of programming and advising student
organizations and strong administrative skills. Self-starter attitude and ability to complete tasks
in a timely matter would be ideal traits in a successful candidate. Proficiency with Microsoft
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.


TIME COMMITMENT AND COMPENSATION
A full year commitment is required, open to application for a second term if eligible. Intern will
work Monday–Friday (some evenings and/or weekends required) at a rate of $21.00 per hour for 20 hours per week during each academic semester. In addition, 25 hours per week for 3 weeks prior to the start of fall semester, and 4 hours plus one additional week of 25 hours prior to the start of spring semester is required for training and planning purposes. Funding support for professional development or Dons Dollars in the amount of $350 will be provided by the department. Please note all compensation is taxable.

CONTACT/HIRING MANAGER

Association Director, Student Leadership & Engagement

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.