Graduate Student Assistant
This is not a tutoring position.
Our graduate student assistants work closely with our 100+ undergraduate student staff to provide training, support, supervision, and guidance. They help to create, enhance, and coordinate all of our services. Graduate student assistants work on several projects at once and assist with various ASTC initiatives. They also manage the center in the absence of professional staff.
This would be a great experience for anyone interested in education (all levels), student support services, human resource management, supervision, and program management.
- Facilitate and manage multiple ASTC initiatives aimed at supporting undergraduate academic success
- Support our undergraduate student staff through relationship building, goal setting, and supervision activities
- Conduct interactive training sessions and workshops
- Co-manage a community building/wellness program to foster a sense of belonging among our student staff
- Actively participate in recruiting, interviewing, selecting, training, and evaluating undergraduate student staff
- Manage the center in the absence of professional staff, making on-the-spot decisions as needed
- Utilize a high-traffic email account, online scheduling system, and shared files/drives
- Provide high quality customer service
- Enjoy an upbeat, ever-changing, creative environment focused on supporting undergraduate students’ academic success
Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at Stony Brook University. Ideal candidates for this position are organized, adaptable, resourceful, and creative; have excellent verbal and written communication skills; demonstrate effective public speaking skills; can work independently and as a team member; and have strong decision-making skills. Candidates must be flexible, team-oriented, and passionate about student success.
Hours: Approximately 20 hours/week. Work hours will fall within the following hours: M – F 9am – 6pm. Each graduate employee is expected to hold at least one evening shift Monday-Thursday ending at 6pm.
This is an in-person position located on West Campus.
Pay Rate: $18.25/hour
Tuition remission, health insurance, retirement benefits, and housing are not available for hourly student assistant positions.
Start Date: Monday, August 1, 2022
Note: For the first 3 weeks, graduate student assistants will work about 12-15 hours/week. This time will be dedicated to training and development. Work hours will increase to 20 hours/week beginning the first week of classes.
Position Length: We are looking for someone who can commit to working with the ASTC for multiple semesters.
(Contingent on positive performance reviews and departmental funding)
*The earliest graduation date that will be considered is May 2023.
Number of Current Openings: 2
To Apply: Complete this short application (You will need to upload your resume to this Google form.)
Deadline: Until filled
Peer Tutor (Course-Based Tutoring)
Tutors help peers to succeed academically. They conduct tutoring sessions to clarify course content and provide study strategies. They are selected on the basis of academic skill, character, and the ability to communicate well with others.
- Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at Stony Brook University
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
- Must have attained a B+ or better in the course at Stony Brook
- Must be in good standing: No judicial or academic dishonesty charges
- Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills and a desire to assist fellow students
- Must provide a brief recommendation from the course instructor for each course that the student wishes to tutor
Approximate # of Hours: Varies; Students can expect to commit about 6-7 hours/week to this position, including required weekly training.
Starting Pay Rate: $15.50/hour with pay increases available based on earned training certification level(s).
Start Date: Week of August 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Applications accepting on a rolling basis. Priority for interview consideration will be given to those with completed applications received by Friday, April 15, 2022. Your application will not be considered until you have at least one faculty recommendation on file.
How to Apply: See our "Become a Tutor" page for application details
Peer Tutor (Skill-Based Tutoring)
Skill-based peer tutors help their peers develop and enhance their academic success strategies in areas such as time management, studying, goal setting, and using campus resources. They do not tutor specific courses, but instead tutor students on academic success strategies and behaviors that can be used in any class.
Students interested in applying to be a skill-based tutor must:
- Be an undergraduate student who has been at SBU for at least 2 semesters (You can apply while still in your second semester at Stony Brook)
- Be willing to commit to a 1 semester internship (Most students are offered the option
to continue in the position into future semesters for pay)
- Be able to register for a EXT 288/488 internship (This can fulfill the EXP+ requirement. You can take the internship for zero credits, if you do not wish to earn credit.)
- Be able to dedicate 8 hours per week to this position including 1.5 hours for weekly synchronous training, 1.5 hours for asynchronous training, 5 tutoring hours based on your personal availability
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Be able to demonstrate and discuss effective strategies related to time management, studying, goal setting, test-taking, and using campus resources, etc.
- Be in good academic and judicial standing at Stony Brook University
- Possess a positive attitude and passion for helping others
- Be willing to work both individually and as a part of a diverse team
What You'll Learn as a Skill-Based Tutor:
Students who participate in this internship opportunity will be able to:
- Work one-on-one with students to identify barriers to academic success
- Assess students' current practices and make suggestions for improvement
- Provide personalized support to peers who are seeking assistance
- Utilize and interpret various assessment tools
- Demonstrate effective academic success strategies
- Recognize and imitate proper workplace etiquette
Start Date: Week of August 22, 2022
Application Deadline: We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
How to Apply:
1. Complete this application
2. Ask a professor, advisor, program advisor, RHD, job supervisor, or someone who knows you in a supervisory role to complete this recommendation form. We cannot accept recommendations from other undergraduate students.