Student Activities Association (SAA)

University of Mississippi

Graduate Assistantships

Job resposibilities

  • Participate as a staff member in the Ole Miss Student Union, and assist in the overall operation of the department
  • Attend the weekly Executive Council meetings and the monthly Student Activities Association (SAA) committee meetings
  • Meet regularly with the director and the coordinator of student activities (weekly staff meetings)
  • Work directly with the SAA
  • Assist in the execution of all events sponsored by the SAA and OMSU (developing, planning, budgeting, handling public relations, marketing and promoting events; on-site supervision and compliance with policies and assisting in problem resolution)
  • Attend all SAA events (Examples of events and programs: Welcome Week, major concerts and Union Unplugged, Homecoming Week and Parade, Miss University Pageant, Parade of Beauties, Christmas tree lighting, Ole Miss Idol, and other sponsored programs and services)
  • Assist in the coordination of the marketing of specific programming events:

*Design fliers and write press releases to promote event

*Coordinate the distribution of advertising materials on and off campus

*Maintain and update website as needed

*Organize the SAA scrapbook

*Be responsible for the digital camera and all pictures taken at events

  • Assist in the coordination of the SAA officer retreats and workshops
  • Attend and assist in preparing selected students for regional and national NACA conferences (at the discretion of the director of Ole Miss Student Union)
  • Conduct assessments and analysis of programs sponsored by the SAA and DCP
  • Assist and collaborate on special projects in the Division of Student Affairs
  • Represent the Ole Miss Student Union at various university functions
  • Submit a detailed weekly report to the director of Ole Miss Student Union
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Working as a member of the Ole Miss Student Union team, the graduate assistant will assist with campuswide programming, student leadership training and general office operation. Graduate assistants will have the opportunity to work directly with student leaders and university administrators to continue to improve the quality and quantity of programming on campus. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and must be in one of the following graduate programs at the University of Mississippi: higher education, exercise science and recreation management, educational psychology or other related fields. Applicants must also be in or have also demonstrated successful and significant involvement in programming and/or student activities. Candidates should possess maturity, leadership and interpersonal skills, which will promote success in the profession. Candidates must be able to relate well to people in a college environment, show initiative, have a conscientious attitude, be organized and have excellent communication skills. Graduate assistants will work 20 hours per week, including some night and weekend hours.

For additional information about the Ole Miss Student Union and/or the Graduate Assistantship position, please contact:

Bradley Baker, Director of the Ole Miss Student Union
Phone: (662) 915-1044
E-mail: tbbaker@olemiss.edu