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 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. Flexibility to work between both the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses is required. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Provides organizational and programmatic support for the Associate Director and other team members; builds out smooth processes and supports 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 Associate 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 correspond with key constituents for CCEL.

B. Provide operational and communication support for the Post-secondary Pathways Engaged Tours and Programs. 

  1. Work directly with the Assistant Director of Programs and Operations to schedule Engaged tours and programming, primarily at the Rose Hill campus. 

  2. Responsible for all correspondence with schools and organizations who share an interest in participating in a tour. 

  3. Communicate with CCEL Ambassadors and provide support throughout the Engaged tour process.

  4. Liaise with Fordham departments to facilitate tours. 

  5. Curate a list of workshops and topics for engaged tours.

C. 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.

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

  1. Work collaboratively with the AD to plan meetings, events, and receptions.

  2. Develop a strategy with the AD and the Engaged Scholarship Committee to create programs for faculty and community members.

E. 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.

F. 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.

Please submit all resumes and cover letters to: [email protected]  with the title of position in the subject line.

Mapping Diverse Career Pathways for the Ph.D.
English Department

This project maps professionalization opportunities available to English Ph.D. students for a range of career options (secondary school teaching, academic and trade publishing, professional editing, writing program administration, university administration, etc.), so that students can more clearly identify what steps to take at various points during their course of study, in order to prepare effectively for career versatility upon completion of the degree.

Our graduate assistant will conduct institutional and alumni research; document, compile, and synthesize information; and create easy-to-read narrative flowcharts on professionalization pathways for ac-adjacent career tracks across the duration of graduate studies.

To apply, please submit a current CV along with a brief statement describing your interest in and qualifications for the position to to Andrew Albin at [email protected] with the title of the position in the subject line.

GSAS Reference Assistant
Walsh Family Library, In-Person

Fall 2023, Spring 2024
12 hours per week maximum

The Walsh Family Library is looking for a GSAS student to assist in the maintenance of the Reference area and collection, provide basic reference and technical assistance to library researchers, supervise undergraduate student workers, provide feedback to librarians on digital products and projects, curate content that might potentially be added to the library’s collections.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate is very comfortable working in libraries. Previous work experience in libraries is recommended but not required. Experience researching in the Fordham University libraries is a plus. GSAS students who are curious about careers in archives management, library and information science, or digital scholarship are highly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be available to work at least one weekday (Monday through Thursday) evening between 5 - 8 p.m. As well, GSAS Assistants may be required to work either Saturday in the day or Sunday in the late afternoon/early evening.

Eligibility for this position is contingent on active enrollment in a GSAS program and approval by GSAS.

Future Prospects:

The position requires in-person work at the Walsh Family Library Reference Desk on the first floor of the library. The position is designed to meet the needs of the library for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters, but once a working relationship is established with a GSAS Assistant, the library is very interested in continuing employment beyond this semester and beyond this academic year. Previous GSAS Assistants have worked for the library for the duration of their academic enrollment at Fordham; some have had the opportunity to work for multiple library departments.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should email their resume, cover letter, and available hours to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

 The Fordham Libraries are committed to excellence through diversity; we welcome applicants of all backgrounds and from all of the GSAS academic programs.

Graduate Assistant
Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education

Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: 10 hours per week
Application Deadline: Until Position is Filled
Rate of pay: $20 per hour

May be located at the Rose Hill campus and/or remotely

The Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education prepares students to integrate academic knowledge with spiritual practical wisdom, to become innovative and adaptive leaders for solidarity, service, and justice.

The Haciendo Caminos grant is an initiative that aims to enhance and support networks engaging local diocese, parishes, and organizations to accompany young Latino Catholics, particularly the US born, in their professional and ministerial discernment process.

We seek a candidate that will work closely with Fordham GRE faculty to:

  • In partnership with GRE faculty, complete local outreach in communities and organizations working with Latino Catholics.
  • Assist in the planning and executing of successful events that aim to invite college age Latino Catholics, as well as other stakeholders in the community such as organizers, educators, leaders, ministers onto campus to become better acquainted with our graduate programs and campus.
  • Build relationships with potential candidates who have shown interest in our programs.
  • Assist in executing workshops that will assist interested potential students in completing their graduate applications.
  • Attend meetings with the faculty and oversight committee to discuss the progress and appropriate next steps as we continue to plan, monitor, evaluate and develop new recruiting initiatives.
  • Assist in the creation and upkeep of online formation and outreach initiatives to engage Latinos in ministerial vocational discernment.
  • Regularly meet with the appointed GRE faculty to discuss progress and potential next steps in local outreach.
  • Assist in nurturing the current and alumni Fordham Latinx community by developing and executing events that create and expand support networks.

Skills Required:

  • Fluent in English/Spanish
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (in person and on the phone)
  • Exercise great attention to detail
  • Reliable, proactive, and professional team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive

If interested, please send a personal statement and résumé to [email protected] and include your general availability.

Please note: While this opening is for the fall semester of 2023, there may be an opportunity to continue employment through the 2023 - 2024 academic year. Please indicate in your personal statement whether you are available for employment beyond fall 2023.

Join the Bronx Jewish History Project

Time: The total time commitment will be about 32 hours during the spring semester. (This is a maximum estimate. Of course, a lot depends on how each interview goes, which is impossible to predict with precision.) 


  • Graduate - $21/hour
  • Undergraduate - $15/hour

The Bronx Jewish History Project (BJHP) has received an Arts and Sciences Deans' Faculty Challenge Grant. The BJHP, now directed by Professor Daniel Soyer, is a local history project dedicated to bringing to light the experiences of Jews in the Bronx through oral histories and artifacts. You can read about the origins of the project here and here and watch past events related to the BJHP here on the CJS's YouTube Channel.

The BJHP is organized through the Center for Jewish Studies, and, so far, several dozen oral histories (accessible here) have been recorded and transcribed by Fordham graduate student in education Sophia Maier and undergraduate Reyna Stovall. These interviews provide a wealth of information concerning a variety of issues, from Jewish family and communal life to education to interracial and interethnic relations to why people chose to leave a place that was so formative to them. 

Now, with the help of an Arts and Sciences Deans’ Faculty Challenge Grant, the Project will be able to expand its staff and step up the pace of its work. This year, the project will engage eight undergraduates and two graduate students in the work of gathering and editing oral histories and will offer a workshop for the ten students with an experienced oral historian. 

In addition to attending a two-hour workshop in January, student workers will each conduct up to five interviews, and edit up to five (different) interviews. The total time commitment will be about 32 hours during the spring semester. (This is a maximum estimate. Of course, a lot depends on how each interview goes, which is impossible to predict with precision.) 

Fordham students interested in applying to be a part of the BJHP can submit an application here

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please be in touch with Professor Soyer at [email protected].

Fordham Writing Center Tutors


  • Master's - $18.96/hour
  • Doctoral - $21.28/hour

The Fordham Writing Center is currently seeking to hire tutors for both the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses. We benefit as a Writing Center from employing graduate tutors from across a range of academic and disciplinary specialties, even as working in the Writing Center offers a wonderful opportunity for on-campus employment and valuable professional development.

We seek tutors who can work at least 6 hrs/week and up to 19 hrs/week, based on preference as well as the hours associated with teaching or research assistantships at Fordham.

Our hourly graduate student tutors can expect to tutor during their weekly scheduled hours in two modalities: in-person appointments held in the Walsh (RH) or Quinn (LC) library locations, and synchronous online appointments via our WCOnline platform.

To apply, graduate students can submit a current CV along with a brief statement detailing their interest in and qualifications for the position to Kirk Quinsland at [email protected]. Prior tutoring experience is valued but not required. 

For more information about the Writing Center, contact [email protected] or visit our website.

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.


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 [email protected] with the title of position in the subject line.

External Job Opportunities

Patient and Community Outreach Internship, LLS

Location: Bronx, NY

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is seeking an energetic, personable, and detail-oriented intern to assist in the area of Patient and Community Outreach. As the leading source of free blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals, LLS helps patients navigate their cancer treatment and ensures they have access to quality, affordable and coordinated care. Research will help us achieve an end to cancer. In the meantime, patients need help before, during and after their diagnosis and treatment.  

For full description and application instructions, click here: Handshake

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.