Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$34,200 - $45,400 /year
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day, Variable

#113038 Muir Orientation Graduate Assistant

Extended Deadline: Mon 1/31/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This is a part-time 37% Limited position for one (1) year that may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.

  • This position is open until filled. First Review Date: 12/03/21.


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 Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, the Graduate Assistant, will coordinate and implement the orientation program. The Graduate Assistant will also supervise, lead, and participate in, a variety of aspects of the orientation program.

Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Mandatory dates: January/February Orientation Leader selection, Orientation training sessions, Orientation dates, and Triton Day yield events.


  • Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Ability to assess student needs and translate them into educational programs. Experience with assessing student learning outcomes.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of a diverse student population. This includes the needs and challenges students face every day.

  • Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.

  • 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.

  • Skill in selecting, training, supervising and evaluating student and professional staff.

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

  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently. Ability to function as an effective team leader.

  • Ability to facilitate small group discussions.

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

  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

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


  • 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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