Graduate Employment Opportunities
To Employers: If you have a graduate employment position you would like to have posted, please e-mail email@example.com the details, including the job title, job description, department, location, requirements, compensation, application process, and deadline. Please review the listings below as sample announcements. If a job you have posted is now filled, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to have the listing removed.
To HEA Students: The HEA program does not guarantee graduate employment to its students, but actively promotes graduate employment and/or assistantship opportunities available as noted below. They are listed in date order, with the most recent noted as the top. We receive and post graduate employment positions throughout the year, with most jobs beginning at the start of the summer, fall, and spring semesters.
To apply for any position noted, you should submit a resume and any other application requirements as indicated in the job announcement. Note that compensation varies based upon the job. Departments interchangeably use the terms GA (graduate assistant) and graduate employment. Very few departments offer tuition benefits/remission; some departments offer on-campus housing; most departments offer an hourly rate of pay. Be sure and ask the potential employer for specific compensation details.
Stony Brook University
Department: Student Orientation & Family Program
Date Posted: February 16, 2018
The Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Orientation & Family Programs works alongside 5 professional staff members: the Director, Assistant Director of Student Orientation Leadership, Coordinator of Operations, Coordinator of Family Programs and Services, and Coordinator of International Student Orientation and Special populations. The Graduate Assistant works with all staff members on daily and weekly projects.
The Graduate Assistant is responsible for the following areas:
ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION MANAGEMENT:
- Prepare, distribute, and tabulate results of surveys and evaluations distributed by the office, especially the post-orientation survey for students and families
- Implement data analyses from survey and evaluation results and report findings in clear format for each orientation season
- Develop learning outcome based survey for Orientation Leader training and report findings for future improvement
- Develop and distribute peer performance evaluation survey for 50 Orientation Leaders and prepare self-evaluation reports for each staff member.
- Share in the day to day supervision of student office assistants and orientation leaders
- Schedule, plan, and present periodic training sessions for student office assistants in consultation with professional staff members
- Lead and supervise office assistants and orientation leaders in completing defined projects such as mailings, bag/binder stuffing, etc.
PROGRAM PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION:
- Develop expertise in all areas of the orientation day, and serve in place of full time staff when needed due to illness, emergency, or absence
- Deliver training sessions to orientation leaders
- Deliver orientation presentations to new students, family members, and/or guests
- Assist with the planning and implementation of international student orientation through coordination of bank and information fair in conjunction with the Coordinator of International Student Orientation & Special Populations
- Coordinate event catering with off-campus vendors
- Assist with the implementation of orientation leader training in conjunction with other Graduate Interns and the Assistant Director of Student Development
- Assist with the set-up of orientation, including the supervision of orientation leaders
- Play a central role in the day to day implementation of winter student orientation programs in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Orientation and Student Leadership
- Present orientation programs to audiences ranging from 1 to 70
- Address in-person, phone, and email inquiries from new students, parents, and University staff. Assist with supervision of student office assistants also providing these services and model expertise in these areas
- Manage the day to day office operations in the absence of professional staff
- Process timesheets and payroll for student workers in conjunction with the Coordinator of Operations
- Develop materials for and coordinate the solicitation of advertisements from internal and external constituencies for various departmental publications
- Develop and maintain relationships with both on campus offices and off campus vendors in order to encourage participation in advertising opportunities and involvement throughout orientation events
- Serve as an active member of the Orientation & Opening Committee and serving as a member of subcommittee(s) based on interest areas
- Assists with the planning and implementation of Family Weekend in conjunction with the Coordinator of Family Programs and Services, and other staff members.
- Participate in Orientation Leader selection process including the evaluation of candidates and oversight of reference check process.
- Complete other duties as assigned.
Applicants must be admitted to and plan to enroll full-time in a graduate program at Stony Brook University.
- Experience working in an office setting with administrative tasks
- Experience working with undergraduate college students in some setting
- Experience or association with new student orientation programs
- Experience planning small and large scale campus events
- Knowledge of data collection methods, developing surveys, and analyzing survey results (experience working with Qualtrics and Excel specifically)
Hours per week:
20 hours per week during the academic year (Most hours will be fulfilled Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Occasional weekend hours for special events. Extended hours will be required during the orientation season in August, January and late May.)
(Accounts for 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters and extended full-time hours during August, January, and late May.)
Assistant Director of Student Orientation and Student Leadership
Monday August 13, 2018-Friday June 7, 2019
(There may be an opportunity, based on candidate availability, for employment beginning Late May 2018.)
Those interested in this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to email@example.com.
Preference will be given to applications received by April 8, 2018.
NOTE: Interviews for Higher Education Administration students will be conducted during the welcome breakfast on April 20 2018.
Institution: Monroe Community College
Department: Office of Housing & Residence Life
Date Posted: February 16, 2018
Graduate Assistant Position:
The Office of Housing and Residence Life at Monroe Community College is seeking a Graduate Assistant to work collaboratively with para and professional staff members in the Housing and Residence Life office to assist in the creation of a safe, secure, and civil environment for students where learning, growth and development can take place both inside and outside of the classroom. This Graduate Assistant position is a live off position.
The Office of Housing and Residence Life is looking for a Graduate Assistant to support program development within the residence halls. The Graduate Assistant will help implement and support larger scale departmental programming such as the weeks of welcome programming to kick start each semester in the residence halls, residence halls’ fall and spring festivals, and Fresh Check Day. The Graduate Assistant is expected to fully participate in Resident Director and Resident Assistant training in late July and August. Due to the nature of Housing and Residence Life, during times such as but not limited to training periods and break closings, work responsibilities may extend beyond the 20 hour a week typical responsibilities. Due to the opportunities within the MCC HRL office, the GA may also gain experience in student conduct, assessment, and other areas. Additional opportunities may exist to serve as a part of the on call crisis duty rotation and supervise students in a programming capacity. Professional development funds may be available for the successful candidate.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Help to create and implement larger departmental schedule of educational programming including a monthly/bimonthly programming series based on student needs
- Assess and track completed programs and make future recommendations based on student feedback
- Use HRL data including incident reports to create future programs and prepare programming outcomes
- Conduct necessary conduct hearings, complete database entries and official documentation
- Establish and oversee Residence Hall Council to provide resident students with opportunity to facilitate programs and perform community service
- Establish and maintain office hours to provide visibility and address resident needs and concerns
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with both residents and student staff which promote ongoing communication, mutual support and respect
- Maintain effective positive relationships with all College departments (including, but not limited to, Public Safety, Counseling Services, and Health Services)
•Candidates must be accepted into a graduate program for the 2018-2019 academic year and have full time graduate student status. Preference will be given to candidates in Higher Education/College Personnel or related programs.
•Must be willing and able to work some weekends and nights
•Excellent computer & technology skills
•Sound judgment and tact
•Ability to maintain confidentiality
•Great communication skills
This assistantship includes a base stipend for the academic year of $15,000, paid
Twenty hours of work per week is expected.
Anticipated start date July 23, 2018 and end date is May 31, 2019.
Persons interested should send resume, letter of interest summarizing qualifications and relevant experience, and the names and contact information for three (3) references including at least one (1) former supervisor to Virginia Geer-Mentry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority deadline for applications is March 1, 2018.
•Candidates applying for the HRL GA position should already have applied for admission to
graduate school. Check with your respective graduate program for important deadlines. Candidates are responsible for applying to graduate school and completing all requirements for admission, as appointment to position is contingent upon acceptance into a degree-granting graduate program.
Proof of graduate school enrollment is required for this position.
•GAs must maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout their appointment. For questions specifically related to this position, e-mail Virginia Geer-Mentry at email@example.com.
Stony Brook University
Department: Campus Residences
Date Posted: February 14, 2018
The Division of Campus Residences in partnership with other members of the Stony Brook community are committed to developing the full potential of each student as lifelong learners and responsible citizens of a diverse society. We seek to build on a foundation of excellence in services to create a community defined by its commitment to equality, justice, and respect for differences. Through innovative leadership, the Campus Residences Staff demonstrates and promotes:
- Teaching and learning that enhance social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.
- Enhancing the quality of life for students, including the physical environment
- Building a community that recognizes diversity as one of Stony Brook's greatest strengths
- Freedom of expression in the context of personal responsibility
We are seeking interns to assist with the daily management of our Conference Housing Program which provides supervision and support to middle and high school aged students participating in Academic Enrichment programs, Sports Camps and similar during the summer months (June 1 - August 15, 2018). Responsibilities Include:
- Assist a Full-Time Conference Housing Hall Director in the day to day management of a residence hall occupied by 150-200 residents.
- Supervise, under the direction of the Conference Housing Hall Director, a staff of Undergraduate Conference Housing Assistants as part of a team approach to the management of the facility.
- Partner and direct the coordination of social and recreational activities outside of the academic curriculum of the program.
- Enforce community standards expectations for all residents and staff.
- Participate in a rotating on call duty system to provide after hours and weekend emergency support to the facility.
- Premier in the mission of the Conference Housing Program is the safety and well-being of those students living within the facility.
- Single bedroom within a shared apartment
- daily meal plan stipend
- $4,000 payroll stipend
Interested Candidates should send a resume a cover letter to: Alan deVries, Associate Director of Residential Programs firstname.lastname@example.org
Genesee Community College
Department: Residence Life
Date Posted: February 14, 2018
Job title: Graduate Area Coordinator
Job description: Support the Assistant Director – Residence Life & Learning with the implementation of a superior residence life program by student staff selection/training/supervision, managing conduct cases and outreach to residents, participating in on-call rotation, and chair 1 development committee.
Department: Residence Life
Location: Batavia NY
Requirements: Currently enrolled in a Higher Education graduate or post-graduate program
Compensation: Housing, Meal-Plan, Bi-weekly Stipend
Application process: Email resume and list of references to CollegeVillage@genesee.edu
Deadline: May 1 st or until filled
Stony Brook University
Department: Undergraduate Admissions
Date Posted: February 7, 2018
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Jacqueline Rowe: email@example.com
Institution: Stony Brook University
Department: Academic Success and Tutoring Center
*Please Note: This is NOT a tutoring position.
Date Posted: February 5, 2018
Graduate employment positions at the ASTC provide a unique opportunity to contribute to a developing student service area on campus. Our graduate assistants work very closely with our 100+ undergraduate student staff to provide training, support, supervision, and guidance. They also help to create, enhance, and coordinate all of our services. Graduate assistants work on several projects at once and assist with various ASTC initiatives. Information about specific project areas can be found on the short online application.
- Supporting the A.D. in recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluating tutors/peer coaches
- Supervising and mentoring undergraduate student staff and interns
- Creating and facilitating tutor & academic success coach training programs
- Creating, facilitating, and assessing academic success workshops and programs
- Creating and managing projects from inception through completion
- Collaborating with campus departments and offices to support and promote existing academic support workshops, programs, and services
- Managing high-traffic email accounts, online scheduling systems, and shared files & databases
- Collecting and analyzing assessment data
- Providing high quality customer service
Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree and 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. The ASTC is an exciting, fast-paced environment. Candidates must be flexible, team-oriented, and passionate about student success.
We are seeking individuals who already have a solid foundation and who are looking to bring their skills to the next level. This position provides EXCELLENT career preparation.
Hours: Approximately 20+ hours/week
Work hours will fall within the following hours: M – TH 8:30am – 8:30pm, F 8:30am – 5:30pm, SUN 3:30pm – 8:30pm. The ability to work at least one evening shift per week is required. The ability to work 2 Sunday shifts per semester is preferred. Most of your work hours will fall within normal business hours.
Salary: $16/ hour
Start Date: June/July 2018
To Apply:Submit an online application, cover letter, resume, and reference. More information can be found by CLICKING HERE.
Deadline: Open until filled. It is in an applicant's best interest to submit an application early. Applicants who are members of the HEA program will be considered for interviews on the day of the HEA New Student Welcome Event on Friday, April 20 th.
Stony Brook University
Date Posted: January 31, 2018
Title: Graduate: Graduate Reservations Specialist
The Student Activities Center is home to more than 11,000 events each year. The Facilities Operations Team of the SAC manages multiple venues for student groups and organizations to host everything from movie nights to conferences. Within the Facilities Operations department, SAC Reservations manages all incoming reservations for events at the Student Activities Center. Using the reservations system, 25Live, Reservations Assistants are responsible for importing reservations requests and providing excellent customer service to all guests and event organizers.
The Department of Facilities Reservations is currently seeking a Graduate Student for an opening for the position of Graduate Reservations Specialist. Responsibilities will include event planning for academic departments and external organizations, as well as proving support to the Event Services & Technology Coordinator. This is not a Graduate Assistantship with a stipend and tuition scholarship award.
- Participate and assist in training, hiring and inspiring reservations staff to exceed all clients’ expectations.
- Assist with managing an accurate, efficient and effective reservations process.
- Advise clients, reservations staff & service providers to ensure seamless execution of policies & procedures.
- Generate and maintain reports to proactively coordinate event requirements with effected parties.
- Provide administrative support to the Office of Facilities Reservations and exceed the expectations of all internal & external customers.
- Other acts of heroism as needed.
- In a full-time Graduate study program
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance and commitment to this role.
- Track record of consistent & accurate performance.
- Comfortable in Microsoft Programs (Excel & Word) and proven skill in learning new programs quickly.
- Ability to take initiative
- Enjoy and take pride in your work.
- Has strong leadership and problem solving skills
- 3.0 cumulative grade average
Starting date is end of Spring 2018 semester. Must be available for Summer and Winter intersession. Please only apply if you have at least 1 year until graduation. 20 hour per week commitment required (weekday availability only 9am-5pm).
This position will pay $15.00 per hour.
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to:
JoAnna DeStefano, Event Services & Technology Coordinator
Institution: Stony Brook University
Date Posted: January 3, 2018
Title: Graduate: Assistant Coordinator
Overview: The person selected as the RTC assistant coordinator for the 2018-2019 academic year will begin in the Spring 2018 term in an “In-Training” role as a means to learn the position prior to them taking over as the assistant coordinator. The person selected will directly report to the current RTC assistant coordinator. Due to the nature of the collaboration with the ASTC and the need to retain the CRLA accreditation, it is essential that the assistant coordinator in training begin in the Spring and be apart of the tutor selection process.
Currently, the centers operate Monday through Thursday from 8:00pm through 11:00pm. We offer free walk in tutoring service Mondays and Wednesdays at the ITS Center, Tuesdays at the GLS/HDV Center, and Thursdays at the SSO Center. Recognizing that the college experience is more nuanced than just attending classes, we seek to facilitate students with a friendly yet professional and challenging environment that promotes academic learning holistically. Our approach seeks to create learning spaces conducive to student retention and graduation.
Time Commitment & Compensation: 10-12 hours a week to which will mostly occur during the hours of 8:00pm-11:00pm.* Daytime hours will be for interviews, the bi-weekly meeting with ASTC department, and CRLA Trainings. This position will start the third week of the spring semester and continue till end of semester. This position is paid $15 per hour.
Duties: This role is responsible for learning the following which is broken into five main categories.
CRLA Trainings: Observe all CRLA level 1 trainings. The RTC tutor will need to observe at least three different facilitators, as a means to begin to reflect on their own teaching style and how to facilitate the trainings as per the CRLA guidelines.
Staff Selection & Evaluation: Assist with hiring of tutors for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Work with the ASTC in coordinating interviews and recording feedback on candidates
Reviewing the tutor observation forms; observe Taylor/Lead tutor on how to conduct an observation
Staff Meeting/Tutor Development/Supervision: Develop their supervisory style and learn the CRLA requirements that the tutors have to meet in order to retain their position with the RTC.
Meet with lead tutors in order to develop rapport and learn more about their leadership of the team
Work with current RTC coordinator in facilitating full tutor staff meeting
Observe one on one meeting with tutor regarding feedback from observations
Learn SSC Campus tutor scheduling software
CRLA Certification/End of Year Celebration: Assist with the organization of the event that is in collaboration with the ASTC.
work with the campus residences marketing department in order to find a “thank you” for your service to our graduating tutors
Outreach/Marketing initiatives: Work with the current RTC assistant coordinator, lead tutors, and the office assistant as a means to learn the marketing initiatives for the spring 2018 semester and to develop a plan for the 2018-2019 academic year. Assist with end of year assessment and reporting.
We invite you to apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and completing this application by January 24th at noon. Any questions, please contact Jeffrey MiWe, Alysse Kavanagh, or Taylor Bouraad.
*We understand that you may have class until 8:30pm as such we can work with you regarding RTC operating hours, please do not let that deter you from applying. This is a great role to obtain supervision skills and knowledge of academic success.
Institution: Stony Brook University
Date Posted: December 6, 2017
Title: Graduate: GA for Summer Academy
- Report to EOP/AIM Residential Coordinators○ Must reside in the Residence Hall for the full 5 weeks and participate in training with Residential Assistants
- Liaison between the Resident Assistant and the EOP/AIM Professional Staff
- Maintain Health and Safety of the residents
- Create programming and activities that promote healthy student development
- Participate in organized weekend activities
- Supervise sign-in and sign-out procedures for students daily
- Supervise RA duty schedule and ensure they are doing their duties
- Oversee the laundry schedule (make sure appropriate RAs know when their floor is scheduled)
- Re-enforce university and EOP/AIM code of conduct
- Build trusting relationships between staff and students with appropriate boundaries
- Regular meetings with the Resident Assistants
- Student referrals to counselors if necessary
- Ensure lights out each night
○ Enrolled in Graduate School.
○ Interest in gaining leadership skills and experience.
○ Experience working with High School or College students.
○ An understanding of Opportunity Programs and their mission.
○ Residential experience
○ Campus programming experience
The EOP/AIM Summer Academy Residential Graduate Assistant will get free housing and a meal plan plus a $3,000 stipend from July 5, 2018-August 10, 2018. You may not work an additional job. You may register for one summer course.
To apply, complete the following application.