Graduate Assistant for Community Life
Eastern Nazarene College, a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore, has an opening in Student Development for a Graduate Assistant for Community Life. The position is part time, 27 hours per week for 10 months, starting in August 2020, and will report to the Assistant Dean for Community Life.
The Graduate Assistant will support the work of the Office of Community Life by providing student-centered services that foster the growth and development of ENC students in a manner consistent with the College’s Mission, Vision, and Defining Values. The GA provides primary support to Community Life, facilitating campus programming and student leadership development.
Graduate assistant compensation/benefits include Graduate Tuition, Campus Housing, Meal Plan, and Stipend
Graduate assistants must be enrolled full-time in an Eastern Nazarene College graduate program.
ENC STUDENT DEVELOPMENT MISSION:
The mission of Student Development is to support the mission of the College by fostering a distinctly Christian living and learning community that facilitates the holistic development of students. Valuing the diversity of our student we seek to cultivate and empower their personal growth, health, and success in order to enrich their total learning experience and prepare them to lead and serve in the world.
- Community Life Support:
- Assist in training and recruiting of student leaders.
- Counsel students in areas of personal development, time management, and motivation; instruct students on the basics of group dynamics and team building, and other essential skills for student leadership.
- Support the coordination of ongoing student leadership training and development including retreats, workshops, and other learning opportunities.
- Provide on-site leadership for assigned student government activities including intramural and social life events
- Supervise students through event planning, promotion, set up, and tear down for assigned events.
- Communicate and enforce college and student government policy. This includes ongoing assessment of policies in the areas of event coordination and student clubs and organizations.
- With the SGA Director of Recreational Life, create and facilitate plan for the hiring and training of recreational life referees and officials including emergency response protocols and game rules. Assist in the creation of intramural schedules and enforcing adherence to intramural policy.
- Assist in training and recruiting of student leaders.
- Promote development of the Community and Spiritual Life learning outcomes and objectives through the planning, implementation, and evaluation of campus programs.
- In keeping with the mission of the college, plan activities that promote understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and backgrounds in order to foster community development.
- Research trends and best practices in campus program development and assessment.
- Assist in the overall coordination, oversight, and management of New Student Orientation in both fall and spring semesters.
- Collaborates with other Student Development departments and the broader campus community to facilitate a seamless educational experience and foster holistic student development. This will include college committee assignments.
- Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Community Life.
- A bachelor’s degree is required.
- Preference given to candidates with a minimum of 1-3 years of experience in roles related to student life areas.
- Experience in student affairs at small, private, liberal arts colleges either professionally or educationally is preferred.
- Must have an established record of excellent mentoring relationships with students, collegial relationships with staff and faculty.
- Excellent event management skills and strong organizational and administrative skills are also necessary.
- A strong and vibrant Christian faith that connects to the mission, vision, and values of the college is required.
- Graduate assistants must be enrolled full-time in an Eastern Nazarene College graduate program.
Please submit your (1) resume, along with a (2) cover letter, and provide a (3) statement of faith.
Human Resources Director
Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170
Who We Are
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.
Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc.edu
Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.
Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact
- Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
- Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
- Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
- Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
- Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
- Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
- Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
- Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
- Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
- Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.