GSAS Job Opportunities for Students

  • Our mission is to enhance both the academic experiences and quality of life for our graduate students.

    Hourly rates for all GSAS students unless otherwise noted:
    Master's Students - $18.96/hour
    Doctoral Students - $21.38/hour


    Professional Development Opportunities

    Our mission is to enhance both the academic experiences and quality of life for our graduate students.


    GSAS Admissions Student Worker GA Position

    Hours: 19 hours per week

    Description of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Admissions Office

    The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), founded in 1916, is located at the historic Rose Hill campus of Fordham University in the Bronx. The Office of Admissions is responsible for overseeing the recruitment, evaluation and admissions process for GSAS programs. Fordham GSAS admits students to research degrees, including the Master of Arts (M.A.), the Master of Science (M.S.), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), as well some professionally-oriented degrees. Most GSAS courses are offered at Rose Hill, but a number of graduate programs offer GSAS courses at other campuses (Lincoln Center) or centers (for example, the Louis Calder Center in Armonk, NY). 

    Job Description

    The Office of Admissions is seeking a current student who can perform general administrative tasks and duties as part of our Admissions team for the 2022-2023 academic year. This customer service oriented position works closely with GSAS Admissions Counselors, as well as current and prospective students, faculty, staff and alumni, and is expected to deliver consistently high quality service and clear and accurate information related to GSAS admissions processes and procedures, GSAS program offerings, and Fordham University in general. Reporting to the GSAS Admissions Counselors, primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: 

    • Responding to admission office emails, phone calls, and inquiries in Unibuddy online engagement platform.
    • Processing graduate applications, including scanning documents and data entry in Slate CRM.
    • Front desk responsibilities that involve greeting and responding to walk-in inquiries.
    • Communicating and advising prospective students about admissions and general GSAS program information.
    • Following up with applicants and programs regarding specific application information.
    • Communicating and advising on GSAS admission policies and procedures.
    • Training users of the Slate on-line application system.
    • Assisting on Admissions recruiting and yield events on campus and online.
    • Must be able to assist with GSAS Commencement preparation and ceremony in May. 

    Job Requirements

    This position requires a commitment of up to 19 hours/week during the academic year 2022 – 2023. Candidates must carefully evaluate their current course load and other commitments and responsibilities before accepting an offer to fill this position. Must be able to work well with others, follow instructions, and commit to performing at a high level. Successful applicants are expected to arrive and depart based on the semester schedule as set with the Director of Admissions, and to make arrangements in advance if it is necessary to vary from the schedule in any way. Candidates must be current students enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Unfortunately, May 2022 graduates are ineligible for this position.

    Applicants should submit a resume/CV to gmarino10@fordham.edu with the title of the position in the subject line.


    GSAS Student Professional Development GA Position

    Hours: 19 hours per week

    Description of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Office of Student Professional Development

    The Office of Student Professional Development at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences serves Master’s and doctoral students enrolled in 40 degree programs and 29 areas of study. The office is dedicated to enhancing the graduate school experience while offering students resources and supports that prepare them to build bridges between graduate school and their next professional steps. To this end, the office designs and implements programming that promotes career pathway preparation and career diversity via the GSAS Futures and Preparing Future Faculty programs; in collaboration with a team of Higher Education Leadership Fellows, coordinates resources that support graduate student well-being and opportunities for mentoring; and manages special events that include the Fall and Spring New Student Orientation events, the Fordham-GSAS Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition, and the GSAS diploma ceremony during University Commencement.

    Job Description

    The Office of Student Professional Development seeks a Graduate Assistant with a passion for exploring issues and trends in higher education and the graduate school experience alongside a desire to support the successful implementation of several special events throughout the 2022 – 2023 academic year. The role requires excellent communications skills, meticulous attention to detail, good organization and project management skills, and comfort with prioritizing and re-prioritizing long- and short-term goals on a regular basis. The Graduate Assistant will work with several members of the GSAS staff and will report to the Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development.

    Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

    • Collaborating with the Assistant Dean on several facets of special event planning, which may include:
      • preparing catering menus and placing orders via Fordham-approved catering vendors
      • identifying prospective event speakers within and beyond the Fordham University community and leading on outreach and follow-up
      • making event-related purchases (e.g., decor, special gifts)
      • updating relevant stakeholders (e.g., students, faculty members, staff) on the event planning process
      • utilizing project management software or related tools to keep event planning on track and ahead of schedule
      • working with Student Affairs, Public Safety, and other relevant offices on integrating COVID-19 safety protocols into the event planning process
      • identifying and reserving campus spaces for events for in-person events
      • staffing ongoing in-person and virtual special events
    • Developing (copywriting, graphic designing) communications materials that share information about upcoming events to the GSAS student community and other stakeholders
    • Leading on copywriting and editing for regular communications to the GSAS student body (e.g., Futures Friday)
    • Preparing spreadsheets that organize a variety of data points for several projects throughout the academic year
    • Serving as a thought partner on students’ evolving needs, interests, concerns, and priorities and making recommendations for resources, events, and services that can improve and enhance the student experience
    • Other administrative and related duties as-needed
    • Familiarity with, or willingness to learn, programs that include Canva, Jot Form, and MS Suite/G Suite (especially Word/Docs, PowerPoint/Slides and Excel/Sheets) required

    Job Requirements

    Candidates must be current students enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (unfortunately, May 2022 graduates are ineligible for this position).

    This position requires a commitment of up to 19 hours/week during the academic year 2022-2023. Candidates must carefully evaluate their course load and other responsibilities and commitments before accepting an offer to fill this position. Candidates should also carefully weigh their availability to commit to this role in the 2022-2023 academic year. Must be able to work well with others, follow instructions, and commit to performing at a high level. The Graduate Assistant will also work with the Assistant Dean to set a schedule for fall and spring hours and should make arrangements in advance if it is necessary to depart from the schedule in any way.

    Please e-mail a resume/CV and a 1-page cover letter to studentgsas@fordham.edu with the title of the position in the subject line.


  • Other Job Opportunities

    Job opportunities for different areas other than the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


    Grant Writers

    Hours: 14-21 hrs per week. At least 7 hours per week must be performed onsite at our office in the Bronx (389 E 150th St, The Bronx, NY 10455).

    The Mexican Coalition is looking for a creative, passionate, and talented individual to assist us in the sustainability of our programs and the development of our fundraising and outreach events.

    We are looking for at least two interns or volunteers for the school year (2022-2023) who will be able to help us tell our stories of success and the many urgent needs NYC families confront.

    Responsibilities will include successfully submitting Letters of Interest (LOIs), help apply for grants, writing Letters of Appeal (LOAs) to private funders, foundations, and companies to help us provide our immigrant or highly vulnerable families the programming they need to improve their quality of life in NYC.

    The letters of appeal will mostly seek in-kind support from corporations that might be in a position to provide us products that our families urgently need. Other types of letters will be written to request financial support to sustain our ESL programs, education opportunities for older teens and young adults, or for investments in our micro-entrepreneurs who are unable to accept a full-time position due to documentation challenges but are able to start a micro-business to support their families. Students will work in a team to assist in the development of fun, information-based, and culturally relevant community events, too.

    The letters of appeal will mostly seek in-kind support from corporations that might be in a position to provide us products that our families urgently need. Other types of letters will be written to request financial support to sustain our ESL programs, education opportunities for older teens and young adults, or for investments in our micro-entrepreneurs who are unable to accept a full-time position due to documentation challenges but are able to start a micro-business to support their families.

    Students will work in a team to assist in the development of fun, information-based, and culturally relevant community events, too.

    The role requires strong organizational skills and the ability to write letters and proposals. It requires people who believe vulnerable families have a right to self-sustainability and acquisition of the tools they need to improve their quality of life and positively affect the social determinants of health that impact the lives of families, single adults, unaccompanied minors, and other children.

    • Write/edit LOIs, LOAs and grant proposals of various lengths
    • Work with other departments to gather information necessary to complete letters and support proposal submission
    • Help maintain system for document tracking, grant deliverables
    • Help with the planning process for a Fall fundraising gala

    Preferred Qualities:

    • Strong writing skills; ability to write persuasive letters
    • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and help manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Must have strong initiative and ability to learn in a self-directed manner with supervision
    • An understanding of the not-for-profit sector and immigrant families
    • A wanting to be a change-maker through sustainability of programs

    This might be a good position for someone who has an English major and social work concentration or similar combination. We will be able to provide weekly or monthly metrocards to the selected students. This position likely presents the opportunity for a stipend.