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Grandview College Conferencing Graduate Assistant in Des Moines, Iowa

Conferencing Graduate Assistant

Department: Administration & Finance

Location: Des Moines, IA

Grand View University aspires to serve a diverse community of learners- students, faculty, and staff- in an inclusive and equitable environment with the goal of empowering all to achieve their fullest potential. Our objective is to sustain a campus environment that is free from the power imbalances and institutional biases that contribute to systems of oppression, while preparing our students to stand against those inequities when they leave Grand View.

Grand View University is dedicated to the goal of an inclusive campus where people of diverse identities feel welcomed and empowered to shape our culture and processes. At Grand View University we view diversity through the collective or group and we welcome and affirm the thoughts and experiences each distinct member brings to our community of learners.

To learn more about Grand View-s commitment to diversity, and to read our entire Diversity Statement, click on this link:

Conferencing Graduate Assistant

This is an on-campus position, and the graduate assistant must be enrolled full-time in a Grand View University graduate program.

Compensation & Hours

  • 20 hours/week graduate assistantship (fall and spring semesters)

  • $4,000/semester (fall and spring)

  • Up to 35 hours May, June and July (hourly rate as a full-time summer worker, no summer graduate classes)

  • 100% tuition remission for Grand View's graduate program

    Essential Functions of Job:

  • Assist the Director of Conferencing in room set-up for conferences and events scheduled on campus (moving furniture, room preparation, etc-).

  • Assist clients with room setup/changes and troubleshoot technology issues in conference spaces.

  • Manage the Student Center schedule for all internal meetings and events including responding to requests, coordinating details, and catering.

  • Administration of parking waivers, ticket, and appeals, and provide support to the Parking Committee.

  • Perform various administrative tasks associated with the needs of the Conferencing department, including expense management.

  • Greet and direct visitors and answer general university questions in person and via telephone at the Welcome Center.

  • Maintain office equipment and ordering of supplies.

  • Approve signs for posting on campus bulletin boards.

  • Maintain the electronic signage in student center lobby.

  • Supervise and train work-study students, coordinate scheduling, delegate duties, etc-

  • Assist in daily upkeep of Student Center lounge, lobby and conference spaces.

  • Point of contact for Employer Table Requests: respond, manage and submit invoices.

  • Prepare and type correspondence and other documents as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and move equipment and furniture is required (various weights and sizes, occasionally up to 50 lbs)

  • Night and weekend hours will be required based on events

  • Verbal and written communication skills are required

  • Must work well independently

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Willingness to learn

  • Strong work ethic

    Working Conditions:

  • Physical demands - lifting up to 30-50 pounds. Requires frequent moving/carrying and set-up/tear down of tables, chairs, and other furniture.

  • Requires prolonged sitting, standing, bending, stooping and stretching.

  • Emotional stability and personal maturity are important attributes in this position.

  • Must handle diverse work problems on a daily basis.

  • Night and weekend hours will be required based on events.

    All applicants must apply through our online application system.

    Grand View University is an equal opportunity employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

    A pre-employment background check is required.