Campus Activities and Leadership Graduate Assistant-Marketing and Assessment
Colorado Christian University
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Type: Part Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 1150
About the Job
Colorado Christian University (CCU) is looking for a Graduate Assistant to research, compile, establish and integrate marketing data into a departmental marketing process. We believe teamwork is necessary for organizational success and therefore collaborate through innovation, creativity and problem solving. As such, candidates must understand, believe and actively contribute to accomplishing the mission and vision of the Campus Activities & Leadership (CA&L) department which is to enhance the student’s educational experience through holistic care and leadership development by facilitating interactions and programs outside of the classroom. Candidate will put their faith and classroom learning experience in action through leadership, discipleship, and mentoring students.
The position’s expected time commitment is an average of 25 hours per week, including office hours, meetings, and program attendance. Evening and weekend hours will be necessary when programming and events take place outside of Monday – Friday; 9am-5pm. The Graduate Assistant must understand the dynamics of a small university setting and be a committed member of the CCU Campus Activities and Leadership Staff.
Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.
Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914. CCU’s motto is--grace and truth. This motto comes from John 1.14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (ESV)
CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.
Colorado Christian University cultivates knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world. We envision graduates who think critically and creatively, lead with high ethical and professional standards, embody the character and compassion of Jesus Christ, treasure the gospel, and who thereby are prepared to impact the world in their callings.
CCU embraces an educational model that was present at the foundation of many of the great western and American universities. It is made up of three pillars—competence, character and Christ-centered faith. Secular universities have abandoned two of those pillars. We think this is a major oversight that eventually undermines education. Furthermore, we believe this classical educational model is both life-giving and greatly needed in our time.
A leader in higher education, CCU has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master’s granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
CCU offers more than 100 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its two colleges--the College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.
What is most appealing about working at CCU?
Faith-friendly: CCU’s culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you pursue academic excellence yet read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and work to impact our culture in support of Christian values?
Convictionally Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God’s Word.
Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings and preparing them for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities.
We're looking for candidates who have:
Bachelor’s degree required with acceptance into a CCU Online Graduate program.
Awareness of technical skills associated with content creation.
Undergraduate experience in the area of marketing, campus activities, events and/or leadership development is preferred
Candidates seeking to enter the student activities field are highly desired.
Key Job Duties
Contribute to CCU’s mission: Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. In this role, the Graduate Assistant contributes to the mission by supporting the CA&L office that facilitates interactions and programs outside of the classroom to enhance the students and engagement on campus and around the worlds.
CA&L Student Development
Coach and develop the student Creative Content Intern as they execute marketing initiatives for the department and student led programming.
Contribute to the management and integration of marketing processes.
Initiate, consolidate, and execute research related to best practices and benchmarking trends for the CA&L community, narrating findings to the team for the purpose of continuous improvement in order to develop assessment plans that document progress towards achievement of mission, goals and objectives, regularly evaluating provided programs and services.
Organize and supervise the University’s survey and reporting platform, Qualtrics, by developing, distributing, and reviewing surveys as a form of departmental and programming assessment.
Analyze and consolidate compiled departmental data to team and maintain records for future use and incorporation.
Serve as a liaison between student leaders and CA&L team to support the assessment needs and adaptation of processes for varying programs.
Manage and strengthen CA&L Connect site and associated groups to enhance affinity group connections, including but not limited to: 5280 Altitude Fitness, Student Organizations, Student Leadership, and Student Senate.
Create marketing campaigns that incorporate and clarify CA&L brand recognition.
Demonstrate clear vision and organize sustainable marketing processes for our CA&L team and our student leaders to integrate into events, in order to engage the CCU community via a variety of advertising platforms and channels.
Arrange and execute the marketing campaigns for large initiatives within CA&L utilizing assessment data for the enhancement of the campaigns and completing any needed creative content requests through the CCU Communications work order system. (Such as Orientation, Retreats and SL Hiring process).
Monitor, promote, and leverage our social media accounts to support CA&L brand recognition and facilitate the collaborative requests of programs/departments.
Engage as a team member in the implementation of major campus events, complete special projects as assigned, contribute towards CA&L professional development and training opportunities including retreats, attend chapel once a week, and meet with the CA&L Assistant Director of Events and Organizations weekly for direction and discussion goals and progress.
Perform other duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand for 6 hours at a time, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. You will be required to work nights, weekends and holidays. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends.
Graduate Assistant Program Details
The Graduate Assistant position is a minimum of a two year commitment and coincides with the entrance into and completion of a graduate program at CCU. Students may take 2-3 years to complete their academic program, depending on the program selected. Graduate Assistants are expected to complete a minimum of two years of service, and to stay in their role through the end of the fiscal year (June 30) in which they complete their graduate program.
The Graduate Assistant must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and be accepted and enrolled in one of CCU’s graduate programs. A complete listing of degree opportunities and admissions requirements is posted at http://www.ccu.edu/ccu/grad/. The standard workweek is 25 hours per week and will not exceed an average of 29 hours per week during the year.
Compensation includes a monthly stipend of $583.33 and tuition waiver for completion of a master's degree through Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies. The recipient is responsible for student fees each semester.
With a heritage dating back to 1914, Colorado Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. Just a few minutes from downtown Denver, CCU is uniquely positioned to offer students a distinctive variety of educational opportunities and experiences.