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

Internal Job Opportunities | External Job opportunities


Internal Job Opportunities


Graduate Assistant
Initiative on Migrants, Migration, and Human Dignity

Seeking a highly motivated graduate assistant to provide professional support for the Initiative of Migrants, Migration, and Human Dignity, a newly launched grant-funded pilot program based in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and designed to enhance Fordham University's commitment to promote research about and advocacy for migrants and refugees. 

Applicants should possess: 

  • An ability to work independently and exercise good judgment;
  • Strong professional communication skills, including a capacity to communicate cordially and effectively with both professional staff and faculty;
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to make arrangements for meetings, take notes at meetings, and file and track electronic documents;
  • Light research projects on migration-related issues;
  • Other light professional duties as assigned. 

Send cover letter, CV, and names of two references to Prof. James McCartin, Department of Theology, jmccartin1@fordham.edu


 

Fellowships Writing Mentor
Campion Institute / Office of Prestigious Fellowships

Anticipated hours:

  • Summer: 20 hours/week
  • Semester: 9 hours/week

Job duties:

Conduct remote or in-person advising sessions with students and recent graduates applying for nationally competitive awards, such as Fulbright, Critical Language Scholarship, and Truman:

  • review application materials
  • discuss drafts of essays and short answers drafts
  • encourage candidates through motivational interviewing and equity-informed approaches.

Meet regularly with other Office of Prestigious Fellowships (OPF) team members to strategize
about applications and outreach.

Work alongside other OPF team members to plan, organize, and lead monthly writing workshops and informational sessions for applicants, over Zoom or in person.

Collaborate with undergraduate work-study student to manage fellowship blog and put out 1-2 posts per month; this is done via email and monthly Zoom meetings.

Advise OPF team on, and help create, additional website and social media content.

Qualifications:

Current doctoral student in English, Education, or related field. Experience working with undergraduate and graduate students of diverse backgrounds, interests, and identities. Experience guiding students in their writing, particularly with personal statements and research statements. Familiarity with nationally competitive fellowships a plus.

Please send your resume to Dr. Lorna Ronald at lronald@fordham.edu with the title of position in the subject line.


Graduate Assistant Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) 
Mission Integration and Ministry

Part-Time/Hourly (<19 hours/week maximum)/Non-benefited

Primary Purpose:

The Graduate Assistant for the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) will work with the Associate Director in building the structure of the CCEL through administrative and organizational support vital to the success and advancement of the Center’s mission and programming. Areas of responsibility will include research, data management, organizational development, and follow up with key constituents including faculty members. This is a part-time, fixed term, hourly position (not to exceed more than 19 hours a week), and will report to the Center for Community Engaged Learning.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Provides organizational and programmatic support for the Associate Director and other team members; builds out smooth processes and support Center operations.
  2. Connects with internal and external on behalf of the Associate Director, Executive Director, and other team members; supports events, meetings and other Center priorities.
  3. Develops programs and events in coordination with leadership.
    Collects data connected to engaged scholarship.
  4. Conducts research concerning faculty work and engaged scholarship best practices.
    Carries out other duties as assigned by the Associate Director.

Specific Responsibilities:

A. Provides organizational and programmatic support to the Executive Director

  1. Work directly with the Associate Director to organize and create programs for faculty engaged scholarship.
  2. Handle the logistical elements for various CCEL programs.
  3. Develop timelines and processes for the Engaged Scholars Committee.
  4. Take meeting notes and corresponds with key constituents for CCEL

B. Connects with on campus partners on behalf of leadership.

  1. Conduct follow up on behalf of the center with CCEL constituents.
  2. Initiate contact with partners and stakeholders via email, phone and correspondence.

C. Develops programs and events in coordination with the leadership.

  1. Work collaboratively with the AD to plan meetings, events, and receptions.
  2. Develop strategy with the AD and the Engaged Scholarship Committee to create programs for faculty and community members.

D. Collects data connected to engaged scholarship.

  1. Assist in cataloging all courses with engaged scholarship elements.
  2. Collect examples of faculty community engaged research and teaching in the Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester, and globally.
  3. Develop a list of monetary and other resources for  faculty.

E. Conducts research concerning faculty work and engaged scholarship best practices.

  1. Search peer reviewed articles and academic resources that could be useful for the CCEL model.
  2. Review national models of engaged scholarship and find lessons that could be used at Fordham.
  3. Carries out other duties as assigned by the Associate Director.

Qualifications:

Understanding of the mission and vision of Fordham University and CCEL. Candidate should be in a graduate program. Must be willing to work on a part-time schedule, 19 hours per week maximum.

Requirements:

Must have experience with developing programs and projects. The person should be cooperative, flexible, and respectful of staff, students, visitors and community partners.  Must be honest and trustworthy.  Initiative, motivation and job development is encouraged and valued. Must have strong written and oral communication skills, knowledge of social media, and full understanding of Microsoft Office and Google Applications is a must.

Please submit all resumes and cover letters to: ccelemployment@fordham.edu  with the title of position in the subject line.


External Job Opportunities


Tutor needed for High School Student

Salary: $40/hour
Location: Mamaroneck, NY

We are looking for a graduate student who is well organized and eager to work with a smart and ambitious high school freshman. The Tutor will work with the student for 5-7 hours per week helping with general organization, work planning and will help cover materials in the science courses (math, physics, biology, chemistry etc). If you feel comfortable with 2-3 science courses, but not all of them, that is fine as well. Preference for in person tutoring at least once per week.


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.