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Graduate Assistant, Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies

Point Park University, Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies

Graduate Assistant for the Criminal Justice Administration Program, Academic Year 2013-2014 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Graduate Assistant, Criminal Justice Administration Graduate Program, Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies

REPORTS TO:

Gregory T. Rogers, J. D., Chair, Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies, School of Arts and Sciences:  Determines project assignments, scope of work, meetings to attend, and project deadlines.

Lorelei E. Stein, PhD., Director, Criminal Justice Administration Graduate Program:  Provides the Graduate Assistant with guidance, oversight and support for all projects undertaken.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and acceptance into the Point Park University graduate program in Criminal Justice Administration;
  • 3.00 GPA in undergraduate major
  • 3.00 GPA overall in undergraduate education
  • Resume and letter to the Graduate Program Director describing the interest in the assistantship
  • Two letters of recommendation; it is preferred that one letter be from a faculty member describing the applicant’s academic abilities
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Excellent communication, computer, and research skills.

Time Requirement:

20 hours per week; schedule to be determined by the Chair, CJIS and the Director, Criminal Justice Administration Graduate Program in conjunction with the Graduate Assistant.

Stipend/Benefits:

$800 per month for 12 months

Graduate tuition remission as determined by the University’s policy for Graduate Assistants.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Assist full time and adjunct faculty in their preparation for course work, proctor exams and maintain the bulletin boards, and assists the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Criminal Justice Program, Coordinator of the Intelligence and National Security Program, the Coordinator of the Forensic Science Program and the Director of the Criminal Justice Administration Graduate Program.
  2. Manage external and internal department projects and functions such as club events and, the Criminal Justice Lecture Series.
  3. Conduct research using a variety of sources (Internet sources, web sites and databases) to prepare written documents as determined by the particular project
  4. Coordinate the meetings of the CJIS Advisory Board
  5. Meet all established deadlines, attend meetings as directed, and maintain timely communication with the Chair, CJIS and the Director, Criminal Justice Administration graduate program
  6. Provide administrative support to faculty/adjunct faculty teaching on-line courses.
  7. Provide general administrative support for the Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies.
  8. Perform other related duties or special projects as required.
  9. Maintains professional conduct at all times.
  10. Maintains the academic standing (3.0 GPA) required for graduate students enrolled at Point Park University.

Deadline for applications: June 1, 2013

Application materials should be sent to:

            Lorelei E. Stein, PhD
          
Director, Criminal Justice Administration Graduate Program
          
Point Park University
          
201 Wood Street, 507A Academic Hall  
           Pittsburgh, PA  15222

Or by e-mail with Graduate Assistantship in the subject box to: lstein@pointpark.edu

 

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.