Career Center Graduate Assistant

Grand View University

Education-Teaching/Admin | Part Time | Onsite | Des Moines

Posted: 5/24/24

Job Description

Grand View University aspires to serve a diverse community of learners- students, faculty, and staff- in an inclusive and equitable environment with the goal of empowering all to achieve their fullest potential. Our objective is to sustain a campus environment that is free from the power imbalances and institutional biases that contribute to systems of oppression, while preparing our students to stand against those inequities when they leave Grand View.

Grand View University is dedicated to the goal of an inclusive campus where people of diverse identities feel welcomed and empowered to shape our culture and processes. At Grand View University we view diversity through the collective or group and we welcome and affirm the thoughts and experiences each distinct member brings to our community of learners.

To learn more about Grand View’s commitment to diversity, and to read our entire Diversity Statement, click on this link:

Overview of Department

Grand View University’s Career Center provides services for a variety of stakeholders on and off campus:

Students & Alumni: Provide resources and individual assistance (virtually and in-person) related to job/internship searching strategies, graduate school preparation, career exploration, application materials (resumes, cover letters), interview preparation, networking, job offer evaluation, and salary negotiation.

Employers: Assist employers in connecting with students on campus and promoting openings through Handshake, a job and internship recruiting platform.

University: Present and provide workshops in classes, collect and report First-Destination Survey data, coordinate campus vocation events, and plan career fairs and employer events.

Overview of Position

The Career Center Graduate Assistant will play a key role in supporting the Career Center with multiple strategic initiatives. Once trained, the Graduate Assistant will conduct individual career development appointments and class presentations related to resumes, cover letters, career exploration, and interview preparation. Additionally, the Graduate Assistant will help plan career fairs and campus events. There is flexibility to tailor the position to the Graduate Assistant’s existing or desired skill set. This position will report to the Director of the Career Center and will be a critical member of the Career Center team. This is an on-campus position, and the graduate assistant must enroll full-time in a Grand View University graduate program to work as the Career Center Graduate Assistant.

Compensation & Hours

20 hours/week assistantship (fall & spring semesters)


100% tuition remission for Grand View's graduate program (Note: If GV pays more than $5,250 in educational assistance benefits for you during a calendar year, you must pay taxes on the amount over $5,250. GV will include this information on your W-2.)

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead one-on-one career coaching appointments with students on resumes, cover letters, career exploration, and interview preparation, documenting appointment notes in Navigate

Assist with Career Center events and initiatives, including employer events and career fairs

Facilitate in-class workshops collaboratively and independently

Learn about existing Career Center resources and find new career-related resources for student use, promoting resources to the entire campus community

Collaboratively collect First-Destination Survey data, including calling and emailing recent graduates to learn their post-graduate career outcomes

Develop methods to increase the Grand View Career Center’s student engagement

Collaborate with the Career Center team, contributing to weekly meetings

Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Competencies

Motivated self-starter

Written communication and attention to detail

Verbal communication, active listening, and ability to present to groups

Friendly and courteous, tactfully provide constructive feedback to others

Problem solving and critical thinking

Organization skills and event planning

Reliable and manage time well, completing projects independently

Bachelor’s degree required - Graduate Assistant must be enrolled full-time in a Grand View University graduate program throughout the duration of this position.

All applicants must apply through Grand View’s online application system.

Grand View University is an equal opportunity employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

A pre-employment background check is required.

Deadline to Apply 7/20/24


1200 Grandview Ave

Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Amy Pictor

Deadline to Apply 7/20/24

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