ONDAS Student Center currently hiring graduate student assistants

By Danny Meza, Diversity & Outreach Peer
Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:20 PM

UCSB's ONDAS Student Center is currently hiring graduate students assistants. Apply by September 26, 2017, at 5 p.m. for first consideration.

The University of California, Santa Barbara ONDAS Student Center (OSC) seeks 50% time Graduate Student Program Assistants for a center dedicated to supporting the success of current and future first-year experience students including freshman and transfers. The OSC is a space for UCSB’s first-year students to make connections: with other students, with the resources across campus, and with pathways to academic and career success. In partnership with numerous departments and units across campus, the Center provides programming, workshops, and activities to support the successful adjustment of first-year students to UCSB. Graduate students hired for these positions will be critical components of Center operations. For example, Graduate Student Program Assistants will provide mentoring to undergraduate freshman and first-generation college students, assist in the development and promotion of the Center, and participate in special projects to enhance student success.

Job Responsibilities:
§ Provide mentoring to OSC peer mentors and students who utilize Center space and services
§ Working with the OSC Director and Student Activities Coordinator, develop and assist in the coordination of Center workshops, programs, and activities;
§ Develop marketing materials for the Center and assist in managing social media platforms
§ Provide updates on the OSC website when necessary
§ Provide administrative support for the Center space
§ Along with the OSC Director and Student Activities Coordinator, carry out special projects and coordinate partnerships as necessary to enhance student outcomes and academic success
§ Assist in the continued development and promotion of the ONDAS Student Center.

Required Qualifications:
§ Currently enrolled UCSB graduate student during the time of appointment with a minimum 3.0 GPA, making normal progress towards the graduate degree as outlined by Graduate Division
§ Ability to demonstrate cross-cultural sensitivity and interact with diverse populations;
§ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
§ Ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects;
§ Knowledge of campus departments/units and resources;
§ Ability to work up to 50% time (20 hours); and
§ Ability to attend weekly staff meetings.

Desirable Qualifications:
§ Extensive experience working with undergraduate students;
§ Experience with graphic design software and marketing;
§ Understanding of first-year student experiences;
§ Former undergraduate first-generation student; and

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Compensation and Title:
Hourly Rate: $21.00-$23.00
Working Title: Assistant*

*Please note that this payroll title does not qualify you for fee remission.

To Apply:
A completed application packet includes:
§ Cover letter
§ Curriculum vitae (most recently updated)
§ List of 3 references (name and contact information only)
§Please submit your completed application in the order above as a single PDF and emailed with

OSC Graduate Student Assistant” subject line to:
Malaphone Phommasa, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Success Initiatives
Kerr Hall 1150

First consideration for applicants will be September 26, 2017 by 5pm PST. Applications accepted until positions are filled.