Graduate Students are key to our mission of creating a culture of care for the UF community; they will be the coming generation of mentors, supervisors, and instructors of further generations of young people.

Our graduate students have been selected for their talent, willingness to work hard, and commitment to their fields. They are our skilled junior partners in carrying out our core mission, serving students and families, and developing new ideas and knowledge. Please take time to explore the different opportunities that the Dean of Students Office has to offer.

Assistantships

Departments within the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Florida, as well as related departments and colleges, provide employment opportunities for graduate students interested in pursuing a career in a student affairs related field. The Dean of Students Office is committed to providing opportunities for graduate students to connect classroom learning with real-world experience. The personal and professional skills gained will be beneficial throughout a professional career.

Graduate student employment is typically 20 hour per week positions for the academic year. Some assistantships/positions are also available in the summer. Candidates must be accepted to a graduate program at the University of Florida in order to obtain graduate employment.

The positions below encapsulate all offerings but may not be available for the upcoming year. Please contact the area supervisor to learn more about opportunities.

The Dean of Students Graduate Assistant works directly with the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students and the Associate Dean of Students in a variety of responsibilities including:
 Coordinating training for all new student assistant hires for the Dean of Students Office;
 Facilitating monthly staff development for over 300 student assistants;
 Overseeing the performance appraisal process of all student assistants in the Dean of Students Office;
 Assisting the Associate Dean of Students in hiring, supervising, and evaluating over 150 student assistant and supervisors who operate Newell Hall;
 Assisting the Associate Dean of Students in the general day-to-day operations of Newell Hall;
 Creating and analyzing assessment projects for the Dean of Students Office;
 Producing video campaigns to increase campus awareness for the Dean of Students Office;
 Meeting with students in distress and assisting them with utilizing campus/community resources;
 Conducting judicial informational and come see me meetings for students who have violated the Student Code of Conduct;
 Serving on the U Matter, We Care Marketing Committee and assist in creating marketing messages for all the U Matter, We Care social media accounts;
 Acting as an Emergency Dean on-call and member of the University of Florida Protest and Safety Team for the University of Florida;
 Teaching First Year Florida with a peer leader for New Student and Family Programs in the Dean of Students Office; and
 Assisting the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students and Associate Dean of Students with a variety of special projects.

The University of Florida’s Dean of Students Office creates a culture of care for students, their families, faculty, and staff by providing exemplary programs and services designed to enhance students’ academic and personal success. The ideal candidate for this position will need to be able to balance multiple priorities while thriving in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should also be able to engage with students, faculty, and staff in an inclusive and professional environment.

Salary includes in-state tuition waiver for 9 credit hours, $16,000 stipend for an academic year (fall and spring semester) & GatorGradCare (health insurance).

Preview Program Description
New Student and Family Programs successfully orientates over 7,000 new freshmen, 2,000 transfer students, and over 10,000 family members each summer. As a national model, Preview in conjunction with other orientation and transition programs has successfully contributed to a first-year retention rate over 97%. This program features 23 two-day programs over the span of three months and features over 150 different campus partners. Each year Preview selects approximately 45 student leaders to assist in the coordination of the Preview program.

Position Description
The New Student and Family Programs Graduate Assistant works directly with the Assistant Director for the New Student and Family Programs area within the Dean of Students Office and provides programs and services for new freshmen and transfer students and their families (including first-year student orientation, transfer orientation, welcome activities, orientation leader training course, and additional programs as needed). This position primarily assists in the coordination of orientation student leader selection, training, and supervision component.

Orientation Leader training components include but are not limited to the development, design, coordination, and co-instruction of the spring semester Orientation Leader 3 credit training course (EDA4930) as well as the development of staff retreat, and intensive training week. This position will also include assessment of the training efforts and leadership development of the Orientation Leaders. In addition, this position will help with the logistical coordination of the transfer orientation and new student orientation program. This is an excellent opportunity to learn skills in the areas of leadership development and training, teaching, supervision, program planning, budget management, assessment, strategic planning, and collaboration. Salary includes in-state tuition waiver for 9 credit hours, $16,000 stipend for an academic year (fall and spring semester) & GatorGradCare (health insurance).

In particular this position:
• Assists in the coordination of the recruitment, interview, and selection process of New Student and Family Programs, Undergraduate Orientation Leaders, Preview Staffers
• Assists in training and supervision of Orientation Leaders during the academic year.
• Assists in the design and coordination EDA 4930 the Preview Staff Training Course.
• Develop and coordinate Preview Staff marketing materials.
• Assist in the preparation and participation in our Regional Conference SROW.
• Assist in the facilitation and coordination of Spring Leadership Retreat including curriculum development, staff selection, and assessment.
• Collaborates with other departments and individuals to assist in the goals of this position including the Office of Student Activities, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Division of Enrollment Management and Academic Affairs.
• Maintain accurate records and files related to this area, Promote safety and risk management practices within student organizations
• Serve on University, Student Affairs, and departmental committees and task forces
• Practice fiscal responsibility within programs and events.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Evening and weekend work required.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn skills in the areas of advising, program planning, budget management,
assessment, strategic planning, and collaboration.

For more information please contact:
Jill Faull
Assistant Director, New Student and Family Programs
P202 Peabody Hall, PO Box 114075
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-4075
(352) 392-8396
(352) 392-5566 (fax)

Position Description
The New Student and Family Programs Graduate Assistant works as a team member in the Dean of Students Office to address issues related to students’ and family members’ transition to a university setting. This position works with the staff of New Student and Family Programs to address the needs of specific special populations on campus, including but not limited to, Innovation Academy Students, International Students, Graduate Students, and UF Online Students, as well as at-risk student retention efforts. This position will primarily assist with the development, production, and assessment of support programs which serve these various populations of students.

This position would assist with growing the programs offered through our office devoted to special populations and online extended outreach services. The Special Populations Graduate Assistant will also oversee the management and assessment of NSFP’s at-risk student first-year experience course, First Year Florida Fast Forward (SLS1102). This includes, but is not limited to, assignment development, syllabus assessment, course assessment, mentor program and maintain online course content. This position is an excellent opportunity to learn skills in the areas of program planning, orientation development, teaching, assessment, strategic planning, and collaboration. Salary includes in-state tuition waiver for 9 credit hours, $16,000 stipend for an academic year (fall and spring semester) & GatorGradCare (health insurance).

In particular this position:
• Assist in course management for student retention support program First Year Florida Fast Forward (SLS1102), including lesson planning, assignment development, grading, and lecture preparation
• Coordinate student mentorship program for students enrolled in FYF Fast Forward
• Oversee the analysis, synthesis, and reporting of assessment data for FYF Fast Forward course and mentorship program
• Develop population specific on-campus success workshops for special populations such as UF Online and International Students
• Facilitate the expansion of transition programs for UF Online students such as live streamed workshops and online video conferencing
• Assist in content development for special population orientation programs including but not limited to Transfer, Graduate, International, and UF Online, serving over 2,000 students a year
• Implementation of unified special population orientation production and product delivery timeline
• Collaborate with over 30 different campus departments and individuals to assist in the acquisition of content for online orientation programs
• Assist in content review and editing for special population orientation
• Create and implement assessment of existing population specific programs and provides support in their modification and continued development
• Track online orientation usage data for all orientation programs
• Benchmarking of online programming at peer institutions
• Maintain accurate records and files related to this. Promoting safety and risk management practices within student organizations
• Serve on University, Student Affairs, and departmental committees and task forces
• Contribute to the NSFP office and Emergency Dean, Protest Safety, NSFP Programs (including Preview, Family Weekend, New Student Convocation)
• Performs other duties as assigned

This is an excellent opportunity to learn skills in the areas of teaching, advising, program planning, curriculum design, assessment, strategic planning, and collaboration.

For more information please contact:
Kayleigh Damphousse
Assistant Director, New Student and Family Programs
P202 Peabody Hall, PO Box 114075
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-4075
(352) 392-8396
(352) 392-5566 (fax)

Position Description
The New Student and Family Programs Graduate Assistant works directly with the Assistant Director for Transition Programs in the New Student and Family Programs area within the Dean of Students Office. The Graduate Assistant for Transition Programs will work with the University of Florida’s premier first-year seminar course, First Year Florida. This includes supporting programs and services for first-year and transfer students. This position primarily assists in the coordination of First Year Florida Peer Leader recruitment, selection, training, advising, and supervision component.

Additional components include but are not limited to the development, coordination, and instruction of the Peer Leader one-credit training course (IDS4905) as well as assistance with Instructor training and support, Peer Leader retreat and supervision of the Peer Mentor program. The Graduate Assistant for Transition Programs will serve as a Graduate Leader in their first-year and instructor on record for First Year Florida during their second year. The Graduate Assistant for Transition programs will also have the opportunity to assess programmatic components, assist in the editing and management of the First Year Florida textbook, Campus Resource Guide and monitor the Campus Partner Presentation Database. Salary includes in-state tuition waiver for 9 credit hours, $16,000 stipend for an academic year (fall and spring semester) & GatorGradCare (health insurance).

In particular this position:
• Assists in the coordination of recruitment and selection process for First Year Florida Peer Leaders.
• Assists in the training, supervision, and advisement of 70-90 First Year Florida Peer Leaders and 10-20 Peer Mentors.
• Assists in the development, coordination, and facilitation of Peer Leader and Peer Mentor retreats.
• Coordinates and oversees Peer Leader Banquet.
• Serves as the instructor on record for SLS 1102: First Year Florida during their second year.
• Assists in the programming and development of First Year Florida’s Transition Conference.
• Assists with the analysis, synthesis, and reporting of assessment data for First Year Florida components.
• Assists in resource development for University staff and faculty that serve as First Year Florida Instructors.
• Assist in the editing and management of the First Year Florida textbook and Campus Resource Guide.
• Monitor the Campus Partner Presentation Database.
• Collaborates with University staff/faculty and other departments to assist in the goals of this position.
• Maintains accurate records and files related to this area. Promoting safety and risk management practices within student organizations.
• Serves on University, Student Affairs, and departmental committees and task forces.
• Is fiscally responsible with programs and events.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Evening and weekend work required.

Skill Development:
This is an excellent opportunity for skill development in the areas of:
• Advising student leaders.
• Supervising a student leadership board and student assistants known as Lead Educators.
• Facilitating and designing training for undergraduate students, faculty/staff, and graduate students.
• Development of course curriculum: First Year Florida and IDS4905.
• Coordination and assistance with large campus events including celebration banquets, half-day conference and New Student Convocation.
• Assessment of programmatic components which includes but isn’t limited to analyzing data, developing assessment tools and distributing assessments.
• Coordinating and collaborating with departments across campus.
• Coordinating marketing efforts and student leader recruitment campaigns.
• Editing publication materials.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn skills in the areas of student leader development, assessment, programming, curriculum development, strategic planning, and collaboration.

For more information please contact:
Kristopher T. Klann
Assistant Dean of Students/Director, New Student and Family Programs
P202 Peabody Hall, PO Box 114075
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-4075
(352) 392-8396
(352) 392-5566 (fax)

Position Description
The New Student and Family Programs Graduate Assistant for Family Programs and Engagement works directly with the Assistant Director and Director for the New Student and Family Programs area within the Dean of Students Office and provides programs and services for new students and their families. This position serves as a liaison to the parents and family members of the nearly 35,000 undergraduate students and works collaboratively with department and university officials. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, event planning, publication writing and design, development/fundraising, phone and email support, maintaining social media accounts as well as the assessment of activities and events.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with parents and family members of all backgrounds, manage multiple tasks efficiently, exercise good judgment, maintain confidentiality, and work both independently and collaboratively. Publication design experience is preferred but not required. The successful candidate should have a strong interest in communications and event planning related to working with parents and family members, and actively promoting services available to help parents support their students’ success. Salary includes in-state tuition waiver for 9 credit hours, $16,000 stipend for an academic year (fall and spring semester) & GatorGradCare (health insurance).

In particular this position:
• Take the lead in coordination of Fall and Spring Family Weekend logistics including but not limited to program development, volunteer staffing, operational and contract review, participant follow-up, program wrap up and assessment.
• Coordinate the Gator Parent and Family Association Ambassador program, including but not limited to volunteer recruitment and training
• Write, design, and edit print and electronic publications, including the Family Orientation Workbook, the monthly Family Connections newsletter, and the annual Seasons of Adjustment Calendar.
• Coordinate and execute bi-weekly online Family Chats with campus partners, office staff, student representatives and participating family members.
• Provide support for parents and family members by answering their email questions and phone calls.
• Maintain an updated website and social media presence.
• Participate in University recruitment events to promote services for parents and family members.
• Collaborates with other departments and individuals to assist in the goals of this position including the Office of Student Activities, J. Wayne Reitz Union, and Academic Affairs.
• Serve on University, Student Affairs, and departmental committees and task forces.
• Practice fiscal responsibility within programs and events.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Evening and weekend work required.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn skills in the areas of advising, program planning, budget management, assessment, strategic planning, and collaboration.

For more information please contact:
Kristopher T. Klann
Assistant Dean of Students/Director, New Student and Family Programs
P202 Peabody Hall, PO Box 114075
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-4075
(352) 392-8396
(352) 392-5566 (fax)

Position Description
The Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (SCCR) Graduate Assistant works with the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Directors of SCCR to resolve a variety of conflicts and conduct issues within an innovative and nationally recognized conduct model in the University of Florida Dean of Students Office. SCCR focuses on resolving student conduct complaints using a variety of conflict resolution options including: conflict coaching, facilitated dialogues, mediation, restorative justice, and various forms of adjudication.

Responsibilities will include the ability to:
Serve as a resolution officer for UF Conduct Code violations.
• Conduct information meetings for students charged with Honor/Conduct Code violations.
• Serve as an investigator for allegations involving student organizations including Greek organization and hazing accusations.
• Review incident reports and assign relevant charges.
• Facilitate the bi-weekly Ethical Decision Making Seminar.
• Assist in the recruitment and selection of the Student Conduct Committee.
• Serve as a Teaching Assistant for the Student Conduct Committee Training course.
• Participate in Title IX, mediation, and restorative justice trainings.
• Conduct SCCR outreach sessions at Preview and Student-Athlete Orientation, Study Abroad PreDeparture Sessions, and other presentation requests.
• Act as an Emergency Dean on-call for the University of Florida.
• Act as a member of the University of Florida Protest/Safety Team.
• Coordinate the Expungement Review process.
• Facilitate the Football Game Day Violation Conduct Process.
• Co-Advise the Student Honor Code Administration.
• Assist the Director and Associate/Assistant Directors with various projects as needed.

The ideal candidate for this position will have been highly involved as an undergraduate student with skills including balancing multiple, competing priorities, agility, and creativity while thriving in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will also be engaging and compassionate with a diversity of individuals and role model professionalism.

Salary includes in-state tuition waiver for 9 credit hours, $16,000 stipend for an academic year (fall and spring semester) & GatorGradCare (health insurance).

Position Description
The Dean of Students Care Team Graduate Assistant works directly with the professional staff in the DSO Care Team in a variety of capacities.

Responsibilities will include the ability to:
• Respond to all emails received by the DSO Cares email address by the end of each business day
• Provide Instructor Notices for students with documented medical, personal, or family emergencies and create the necessary Care Reports to document these actions
• Speak with callers to the U Matter We Care line and assist them with their concerns
• Reach out as assigned to students who have been referred to the Care Team for issues including injury, illness, transition struggles, or others as determined by Care Team professional staff
• Meet with students seeking assistance from the Care Team and assist them with accessing and utilizing campus/community resources
• Assist students with understanding the medical withdrawal process and with pursuing a medical petition as appropriate
• Assist the Assistant Director for Student Success with the day-to-day supervision of the Care Team student employees
• Assist the Assistant Director for Student Success with supporting the operations of the U Matter Ambassadors
• Serve on the University of Florida Protest Team
• Serve as an Emergency Dean On-Call for the University of Florida
• Assist the Care Team professional staff with various projects as needed

The ideal candidate for this position will have been highly involved as an undergraduate student with skills including balancing multiple, competing priorities; agility and creativity while thriving in a fast-paced environment; engaging and compassionate with a diverse population of individuals; and role model professionalism.

Salary includes in-state tuition waiver for 9 credit hours, $16,000 stipend for an academic year (fall and spring semester) & GatorGradCare (health insurance).

For any questions please contact:
Tanja Philhower
Assistant Dea & Director of Care Initiatives
Dean of Students Office
Division of Student Affairs
TanjaP@dso.ufl.edu

Americorps Vistas

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nation require the most courageous and creative people to address them. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions.

To learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program and to apply please visit the National Service Website.

Position Description
Americorps VISTA selected for this position works directly with the Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry and Gator Career Closet to enhance operations, raise awareness of services, conduct targeted outreach to specific populations.

Responsibilities will include the ability to:
• Provide on-site supervision and oversight of Pantry and Closet operations.
• Facilitate training and development for Pantry and Closet student assistants.
• Increase food-raising and clothing-raising opportunities.
• Design new and creative fundraisers for Pantry/Closet.
• Develop a consistent source of supplies and funding for perishable food items at Pantry
• Coordinate Pantry/Closet marketing efforts to raise awareness of these programs.
• Research and assess marketing needs of Pantry/Closet.
• Work with creative team to develop marketing content.
• Create informational blurbs about the Pantry and Closet and send to professionals/organizations/departments.
• Implement materials in a sustainable manner.

In compliance with the VISTA application process, there are a variety of steps that go into completing the goals and activities as noted above that can be found on the VISTA assignment description.

For any questions please contact:
Tanja Philhower
Assistant Dea & Director of Care Initiatives
Dean of Students Office
Division of Student Affairs
TanjaP@dso.ufl.edu

Position Description
Americorps VISTA selected for this position works directly with the Collegiate Veterans Success Center to assess needs of veterans and dependents on campus, Improve marketing and outreach, Enhance veteran camaraderie and support, and research and assess housing insecurity on campus to make recommendations for potential programming opportunities.

Responsibilities will include the ability to:
• Design and implement surveys.
• Analyze demographics of all veterans and dependents on campus.
• Coordinate and facilitate training for new student assistants hired to work in the Collegiate Veterans Success Center.
• Improve marketing and social media of CVSC and U Matter, We Care.
• Initiate relationships with campus partners, in order to collaborate and receive assistance in marketing initiatives.
• Plan day of service.
• Organize a group of veterans to attend the annual undergraduate veterans’ conference each year.
• Conduct needs assessment of UF students, regarding housing insecurity.
• Research other college campuses regarding incidences of housing insecurity and resources available to these students

In compliance with the VISTA application process, there are a variety of steps that go into completing the goals and activities as noted above that can be found on the VISTA assignment description.

For any questions please contact:
Tanja Philhower
Assistant Dea & Director of Care Initiatives
Dean of Students Office
Division of Student Affairs
TanjaP@dso.ufl.eduu

Internships and Practicums

Position Description
The Dean of Students Care Team Graduate Assistant works directly with the professional staff in the DSO Care Team in a variety of capacities.

Responsibilities will include the ability to:
• Respond to all emails received by the DSO Cares email address by the end of each business day.
• Provide Instructor Notices for students with documented medical, personal, or family emergencies and create the necessary Care Reports to document these actions.
• Speak with callers to the U Matter We Care line and assist them with their concerns.
• Reach out as assigned to students who have been referred to the Care Team for issues including injury, illness, transition struggles, or others as determined by Care Team professional staff.
• Meet with students seeking assistance from the Care Team and assist them with accessing and utilizing campus/community resources.
• Assist students with understanding the medical withdrawal process and with pursuing a medical petition as appropriate.
• Assist the Care Team professional staff with various projects as needed.

The ideal candidate for this position will have been highly involved as an undergraduate student with skills including balancing multiple, competing priorities; agility and creativity while thriving in a fast-paced environment; engaging and compassionate with a diverse population of individuals; and role model professionalism.

For any questions please contact:
Tanja Philhower
Assistant Dea & Director of Care Initiatives
Dean of Students Office
Division of Student Affairs
TanjaP@dso.ufl.edu