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Graduate Assistant

POSITION: Graduate Assistant for  Early Entrance Program


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Degree-seeking graduate student in the Department of Psychology to perform counseling sessions for students in the Early Entrance Program.  Graduate Assistants must be registered in a CSULA graduate degree program and must be enrolled in courses towards the completion of that graduate degree during the appointment period.  Strong academic record and understanding of college level study skills.  Applicants must have the ability to relate well to others within the academic environment, and demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Prefer completion of 10-20% of course work leading to the Master’s degree in Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles with emphasis in counseling and human development.

Experience: Prefer some counseling experience with children if possible. Experience with gifted children a plus.

DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Director of the Early Entrance Program, the Grad Assistant will be responsible for conducting weekly and bi-weekly individual counseling sessions to enable the participants in this program, very young students ages 11-18, to acquire the necessary basic interpersonal & social skills to survive in a University setting. Specific duties may include but not be limited to interviewing, developing programs for training, conducting formal and informal assessments of students’ needs in basic skills, prescribing appropriate remedial, corrective or developmental materials and activities, maintaining office hours to provide direct individual contact between student and graduate assistant. Other activities may include scheduling and meeting with students to discuss problems, issues, and concerns that may affect student success and satisfaction. Additionally, the grad assistant will guide social skill development resulting in beneficial relationships with other students, especially those enrolled in the Early Entrance Program, parents, university staff and faculty. The Grad Assistant will be expected to maintain and monitor student records, provide the Director with quarterly evaluations of each student’s progress and meet with the parents of the students along with the Director to share information about the student’s performance in the EEP and the development of his or her socio-emotional skills.

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields.  The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area.  The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.

SALARY: Current Graduate Assistant rate for an average of 20 hours per week.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Standard documentation includes: letter of application, curriculum vita, GET print-out verifying enrollment in a program of graduate study in this department, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form:

Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Applicants will be notified of their appointment to a position by e-mail and/or telephone.

APPLICATION: Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:

Richard Maddox, Ed.D.
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032 

Exception:  Exceptions to the minimum eligibility qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the Univeristy.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.



Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.

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Last Update: 10/2/2012