Communication Leadership Graduate Assistantship

The Communication Studies department has two, two-year Graduate Assistantship positions open for Communication/Leadership students, beginning FY 2017-2018.

Graduate Assistantship (GA) Position # 1 
*Deadline to apply is April 7, 2017
Description:  The Communication and Leadership Master’s program offers a Graduate Assistantship position that provides a student the opportunity to work closely with the Program Director, Dr. Rosanne Hartman, students, alumni and faculty members.

This assistantship requires a commitment of 20 hours a week throughout the semester. Up to 12 credit hours per year is permitted. Summer availability is required. 

In addition to providing administrative support, the GA is responsible for maintaining a weekly blog for the program and utilizing social media to engage current studies, alumni and community members. 
The graduate assistant helps to coordinate an annual fundraising event and guest lecture/panel events each semester. 
Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Developing C&L program newsletter, done annually
  • Maintain weekly blog (www.comleadblog.com). 
  • Generate engagement with alumni and students through social media. 
  • Assisting with marketing the Communication and Leadership program within community
  • Communicating with current and prospective students 
  • Post announcements and program updates on website and content management system
  • Assist in planning guest lectures, panel series and fundraising events    
  • Attending open houses scheduled evenings and weekends
  • Assisting with research projects 

Qualifications:

  • Must be a current graduate student or a newly accepted student in the Communication and Leadership Program 
  • Must be enrolled in Communication and Leadership classes 
  • Computer skills (PC, MAC) 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft applications 
  • Research skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of social media applications such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Word Press. 

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter, resume, 2 references, and writing sample to: 
Dr. Rosanne Hartman
Department of Communication Studies
319 Lyons Hall
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
 
This Graduate Assistantship is a competitive position and is awarded annually. Undergraduate/Graduate GPA and financial need will be considered in the selection process. For more information contact comlead@canisius.edu or call (716) 888-2779.


Graduate Assistantship (GA) Position # 2 
*Deadline to apply is April 7, 2017

Communication Studies Department offers a Graduate Assistantship position that provides the student the opportunity to work closely with the Department Chair, 
Dr. John Dahlberg, and support the department and faculty; department majors; and
Ms. Susan Bajer, department Administrative Associate; 

This assistantship requires a commitment of 24 hours a week throughout the semester. Up to 18 credit hours per year is permitted (pending final budget approval). Some summer availability is required. 

Major responsibilities include to:

  • Facilitate the program’s on-going/weekly social media efforts/website content
  • Seek out departmental news and events from department faculty and advisors for regular social media promotion 
  • Edit and organize the department newsletter
  • Update UG advisement rosters
  • Support department Administrative Associate especially with Spring Senior Awards Ceremony
  • Support faculty advisor for Lambda Pi Eta
  • Support faculty co-directors of Video Institute

Qualifications:

  • Must be a current graduate student or a newly accepted student in the Communication and Leadership Program 
  • Must be enrolled in Communication and Leadership classes 
  • Computer skills (PC, MAC) 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft applications 
  • Writing skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of social media applications such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Word Press and other relevant social media applications 

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter, resume, 2 references, and writing sample to: 
Dr. John Dahlberg
Department of Communication Studies
322 Lyons Hall
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
 
This Graduate Assistantship is a competitive position and may be renewed, to complete a two-year assistantship. Undergraduate/Graduate GPA and financial need will be considered in the selection process. For more information contact Dr. John Dahlberg or call (716) 888-2111.


The Office of Institutional Advancement has two, two-year Graduate Assistantship positions open for Communication/Leadership students, beginning Summer 2017.

#1 Graduate Assistant for Advancement Research & Services
2017-2018
30 hrs/week
Reports To:
Director of Advancement Services and Research and Prospect Management Coordinator

General Description:
The Graduate Assistant for Institutional Advancement assists the Institutional Advancement staff with fundraising- and alumni-related projects and tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft correspondence/reports for administrators’ signatures and proofreads for accuracy
  • Manage the class notes for the Canisius College Magazine
  • Update and manage the IA webpages
  • Manage various projects related to research and advancement services
  • Coordinate efforts to collate alumni data across campus
  • Manage undergraduate workstudy students in alum notes and obituaries process
  • Research and collect information for various special projects and prospects as needed
  • Assist with the coordination of details for volunteer-related activities. Will include periodic event responsibilities during evenings and weekends  
  • Manage and delegate tasks to undergraduate workstudy students
  • Develop working knowledge of advancement department
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Must be newly matriculated into one of Canisius’ master’s programs (starting first year of graduate studies)
  • Self-starter who can work in a team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that enable him/her to work with diverse groups 
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills that enable him/her to multi-task and meet deadlines 
  • Strong computer skills that include knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to learn advancement database and Oracle forms
  • Must be detail-oriented

Compensation:     
Tuition waiver for up to 18 credit hours during 2017-2018 academic year, with the possibility of an additional stipend.

Terms of Employment:
30 hours per week
July 1, 2017 – May 31, 2019
Schedule to be determined.

To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, two references, and a writing samples to Angela Butler at butler25@canisius.edu


#2 Graduate Assistant for Institutional Advancement
2017-2018
30 hrs/week

Reports To:
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Advancement Coordinator

General Description:
The Graduate Assistant for Institutional Advancement assists the Institutional Advancement staff with fundraising- and alumni-related projects and tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acts as an advancement project manager for the advancement division by coordinating and leading project activities, from analysis and planning to implementation and evaluation
  • Tracks information pertinent to advancement division, including weekly major gift activity, board members across campus, and college award winners, and ensures data is accurate and recorded in the college’s database
  • Draft correspondence/reports for administrators’ signatures and proofreads for accuracy
  • Research constituents and draft nominations and citations for college and community awards
  • Provides support and creates materials for the Trustee Institutional Advancement Committee, Board of Regents, and Medical Advisory Board
  • Attend weekly meetings, take minutes and manage division action register
  • Coordinate cultivation and stewardship activities that directly support advancement officer duties such as meeting arrangements, correspondence development and donor involvement and follow-up 
  • Assist with the coordination of details for volunteer-related activities. Will include periodic event responsibilities during evenings and weekends
  • Assist with editing class notes for the Canisius College magazine 
  • Develop working knowledge of advancement department
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Must be newly matriculated into one of Canisius’ master’s programs (starting first year of graduate studies)
  • Self-starter who can work in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that enable him/her to work with diverse groups
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills that enable him/her to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills that include knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to learn advancement database and Oracle forms
  • Must be detail-oriented

Compensation:     
Tuition waiver for up to 18 credit hours during 2017-2018 academic year, with the possibility of an additional stipend.

Terms of Employment:
30 hours per week
June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2019
Schedule to be determined with the AVP of IA and Advancement Coordinator

To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and two references to Angela Butler at butler25@canisius.edu