Job Description

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Hiring Salary Range
$16.38 - $21.74 /hour
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
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Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day

#112028 Muir Student Activities Graduate Assistant

Extended Deadline: Fri 10/29/2021

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Please note that this position is a 37% part-time Limited appointment for one year only, which may be extended based on the needs of the department.

  • This position is open until filled. First Review Date 10/12/21.


Named for environmentalist, nature writer, and Sierra Club founder John Muir, and inspired by his remarkable life, John Muir College of UC San Diego stresses the spirit of individual choice and responsibility within the framework of a welcoming and supportive community. Muir was the second college to be founded at UC San Diego and admitted its first students in 1967. Muir is a special place where generations of students have felt recognized and valued as individuals and experienced a strong sense of belonging within this large research university. The College’s motto, "Celebrating the Independent Spirit," recognizes both our namesake John Muir and the achievements of our talented and enterprising students and alumni.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are central to the mission of Muir. Our residence halls host the LGBTQIA+ Living Learning Community, and in doing so, we create a welcoming space and educational opportunities for all UC San Diego students. Additionally, Muir has large communities of underrepresented minoritized students, including significant populations of Native, Black, and Latinx students compared to the overall campus. Finally, our programs and partnerships reflect our commitment to diversity, as shown through our work with the OASIS Summer Bridge Program, the Kumeyaay art piece on the Muir campus, and our numerous student organizations.

Under close supervision of the Coordinator of Student Activities, the Graduate Assistant will advise Muir College student organizations, assist with college programs and student activities, and assist with other college administrative functions. Assist and manage Student Affairs front desk supervision and second year programming. Assist Coordinator of Student Activities with Muir College Assessment.

  • Must have flexibility to work evenings and weekends and to adjust work assignments accordingly to meet the needs of the college. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.


  • Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Ability to assess student needs and translate them into educational programs.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of a diverse student population.

  • Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.

  • A strong desire to experience and learn about Student Affairs and Student Involvement in a University setting.

  • Skills in-service orientation, active listening, critical thinking, and facilitation.

  • Verbal communication, written communication and organization skills. Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Skills in service orientation, active listening, critical thinking. Skills in conflict resolution, negotiation, facilitating groups, and referral techniques.

  • Ability to interpret and apply University policies, regulations and procedures.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and interact in sensitive situations in a professional manner.

  • Strong organizational and programming skills with attention to detail. Ability to work well under pressure.

  • Ability to facilitate small group discussions.

  • Skill in applying student development theory to demonstrate the UCSD Principles of Community.

  • Skill in training students to set goals, prioritize, plan, budget, implement, and evaluate social, cultural, and community development programs.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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