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GSAS Job Opportunities

Professional Development Assignments for GSAS Students

Hourly rates for all GSAS students unless otherwise noted:
Master's Students - $18.05/hour
Doctoral Students - $20.35/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 Position

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 Summer 2020, with the potential to continue into the 2020-2021 academic year. This customer oriented position works closely with current and prospective students, faculty, staff and alumni to deliver consistently high quality service and clear and accurate information related to GSAS admissions processes and procedures, GSAS program offerings, Fordham University in general.  Reporting to the GSAS Admissions Counselor, primary responsibilities or this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Responding to admission office emails and phone calls.
  • Processing graduate applications, including scanning documents and data entry in Slate CRM.
  • Front desk responsibilities that involve greeting and responding to walk-in inquires.
  • 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.

Job Requirements:

This position requires a commitment of up to 19 hours/week during the summer and academic year 2020-2021. 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.

Please send resumes and cover letters to Mr. Garrett Marino, Director of Admissions, at gmarino10@fordham.edu


Editorial Intern Graduate Assistant

Master's Students - $18.05/hour
Doctoral Students - $20.35/hour
Hours: 6 hours per week
Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Seeking a highly motivated graduate assistant to provide professional support for the chair of the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education, a faculty consultation group which meets three times annually, and editor of Conversations in Jesuit Higher Education, a semiannual print publication and regularly updated website focusing on the intersection of Jesuit mission and contemporary trends in U.S. higher education. 

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 track successive electronic document drafts throughout the pre-publication process and to make and track room and catering reservations for meetings;
  • Light editing and proofreading skills;
  • Interest in and ability to undertake research on a range of topics, including contemporary trends in higher education, mission-based educational institutions, Jesuit history and spirituality, and U.S. and global Catholicism; and
  • Other light professional duties as assigned

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


IIHA Marketing and Communications Assistant

Start Date: As soon as possible
Master's Students - $18.05/hour
Doctoral Students - $20.35/hour

As the humanitarian sector continues to evolve, universities and humanitarian organizations worldwide are increasingly developing training programs to better prepare humanitarian aid workers to respond effectively in crises, while meeting the professional requirements of agencies and organizations.

In order to keep itself at the forefront of humanitarian training initiatives, the IIHA would like to continue its efforts to better market its training courses and annual events in order to target diverse and qualified students to pursue IIHA course offerings at Fordham University and to attend IIHA annual events. These include, but are not limited to the Design for Humanity Summit, the International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance, the Master of Arts in Humanitarian Action (MIHA), as well as the new Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies and new online humanitarian trainings offered by the IIHA. The Graduate Assistant will work under the close supervision of the IIHA Communications Officer to assist with the continued development of research initiatives. The Graduate Assistant will assist with online research, partnership outreach, event planning and management, and editing publications for dissemination.

As the IIHA transitions to moving many of its courses online and opening a new Master’s degree, further research on reaching new audiences in the appropriate channels is crucial for effective student requirement. This requires staying up to date with course marketing trends and effectively communicating the rich academic and practical expertise of the IIHA to current and potential students.

The IIHA Marketing and Communications Graduate Assistant would not only gain an entry point into the field of international humanitarian affairs, but also a valuable understanding of the current developments in the humanitarian sector, most notably the professionalization of aid and the benefits and challenges to sector-wide training. The GA will also have the opportunity to develop professional skills in an office environment, while further exploring their interest in humanitarian affairs, educational training, and market analysis and research. This provides the graduate student also with alternative academic experience in a professional field while using skills developed within in their programs.

Responsibilities:

The Marketing/Communication Graduate Assistant will work under the supervision of the IIHA Communications Officer to:

  • Conduct research on and analyze offerings on national and international humanitarian training programs offered by both Universities and humanitarian organizations;
  • Undertake research and evaluate trending and emerging technologies and design initiatives in humanitarian action;
  • Complete market analysis to determine whether IIHA programs are effectively meeting the needs and interests of students;
  • Enhance existing marketing strategies to increase the visibility and prominence of the IIHA as the premiere humanitarian training institute;
  • Produce compelling marketing materials and advertisements;
  • Conduct outreach to target organizations;
  • Edit communications materials, including newsletters, press releases, feature articles, and website and social media posts;
  • Assist in the maintenance of IIHA communications platforms;
  • Research new opportunities for promotion of new educational programming, namely online trainings and the MSHS;
  • Assist in the research, organization and brainstorming of the Design for Humanity Summit III.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate student, currently attending Fordham University, with a concentration or experience in Humanitarian Affairs, International Relations, Media and Communications, Marketing, or English;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Experience with online research and professional outreach;
  • Knowledge of social media and content management tools;
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work on teams and independently;
  • Driven by curiosity, humanity, courtesy and a strong proactive attitude;
  • Previous professional marketing experience (a plus);
  • Proficiency in Adobe photo editing and design programs (a plus) and
  • Video shooting and editing skill (a plus).

About the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs: The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University, working with external humanitarian partners, offers programs throughout the world at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Through these programs, IIHA trains students for careers in the humanitarian field by combining an academic approach with the shared practical experience of faculty, external speakers and students. To learn more, please visit the IIHA website.

How to apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Brendan Cahill, Executive Director, at brcahill@fordham.edu.


Other Job Opportunities


Commencement Assistant - Temporary/Part-time

Spring 2020 Semester
Part-Time/Non-Benefited; 19 hours per week

Department: Office of the President, Rose Hill Campus
Salary: Hourly Rate/Commensurate with experience
FLSA: Category: Non-exempt
Start date: As soon as possible

Responsibilities:

  • Works under the direction of the Assistant University Secretary and Special Assistant to the President on all events planned for Commencement.
  • Assists with the planning, coordination, and implementation of the University Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 16, 2020 and related Commencement events.
  • Assists in the management of the Graduate Salutes (cap and gown distribution) programs.
  • Manages all Commencement wayfinding, including campus signage and maps.
  • Assists with email marketing in the Fordham Messaging Platform related to Commencement.
  • Assists in the management of UniversityTickets platform, which allocates tickets for Commencement and Diploma Ceremonies.
  • Assists with drafting website edits on the Jadu platform.
  • Assists in recruiting and training student and staff volunteers for Commencement.
  • Occasionally attends meetings with all diploma coordinators/vendors.
  • Staffs Commencement related events, including some senior week events, the University Commencement on Saturday, May 16, 2020, and diploma ceremonies on Monday, May 18, 2020 and Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
  • Assists with other events from the President’s Office in the spring, including the University Convocation and Dagger John Day.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with Commencement event as a participant or planner is required.
  • Marketing, website design, and email design experience preferred.
  • Must be available to work on Saturday, May 16, 2020 for the University Commencement and on Monday, May 18, 2020, and Tuesday, May 19, 2020 for diploma ceremonies.

Send letter and resume to Michael Trerotola, Assistant University Secretary and Special Assistant to the President, at trerotola@fordham.edu.

 


Office for International Services Graduate Assistant

Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: 12-16 hours per week
Rate of pay: $18 per hour

Summary:
The Office for International Services (OIS) is the office which assists students and scholars who need a visa in order to come to the US and study/do research at Fordham. We serve these populations before their arrival and throughout their time at Fordham. We also offer programming to Fordham’s international population, including a new undergraduate welcome program and useful info sessions throughout the semester.

Duties:
The graduate assistant is expected to be a welcoming presence to our international students and scholars. As the first point of contact, we are seeking a capable and professional graduate assistant to:

  • Comprehend, trust and follow the established office processes and procedures;
  • Understand the complex nature of advising and be able to determine when to escalate issues to an OIS official for handling;
  • Handle the requests/inquiries of visitors to the OIS office;
  • Be responsible for completing routine service requests from students (e.g. letter requests, document pickups, etc);
  • Monitor and manage the office email accounts to assure that inquiries are addressed and responded to in a timely manner;
  • Take direction well and be able to follow instructions;
  • Assist with monitoring our online appointment calendar;
  • Learn and use specialized programs to manage student/scholar information;
  • Handle general office duties, including checking voicemail, filing, sending packages, making copies, replenishing office documents, etc.;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Skills Required:

  • Proficiency in basic computer functions, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail, Google Drive
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (in person and on the phone)
  • Exercise great attention to detail
  • Willing to learn about the office functions and regulations, and to effectively utilize those in the position
  • Second language helpful, but not necessary
  • Reliable, proactive, and professional team player

Location: Must be located at the Rose Hill Campus

If interested, please send cover letter and résumé to ois@fordham.edu and include availability date.


Assistant Dean for First-Year Students

Department - Fordham College Lincoln Center (FCLC)

Position Summary: The Assistant Dean for First-Year Students is responsible for the academic progression of all first-year students at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). FCLC is an arts and sciences college in Manhattan that enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students from a wide range of social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. The college offers majors in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, outstanding programs in theater, visual arts, music, social work, and education, as well as a BFA in Dance in collaboration with the Alvin Ailey School. A collaborative working style is required as the position coordinates closely with colleagues throughout the University. The Assistant Dean is expected to balance data analytics with an Ignatian person-centered approach.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Office of Admissions, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Financial Aid, and other units to ensure a smooth transition for incoming students from deposit through enrollment.
  • Develop and manage a robust summer advising program for incoming students, including training and support for Summer Faculty Advisors.
  • Facilitate registration for the incoming class, ensuring that all students are registered appropriately.
  • Design, administer, and lead academic orientation events for first-year students, working with the Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Manage the Core Faculty Advising Program, including recruiting, training, and supporting faculty serving as Academic Advisors for the Core Curriculum and assuring adequate advising of all cohorts.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Dean for Student Success to lead implementation of EAB’s Student Success Collaborative Navigate software and other data-driven approaches to advising/retaining students.
  • Align approaches to orienting and advising incoming students, implementing SSC, and supporting faculty in their work of advising students in partnership with the Assistant Dean for First-Year Student at Fordham College at Rose Hill.
  • Ensure that first-year students are fully informed about and supported through available opportunities.
  • Communicate effectively with parents, faculty, and staff in accord with FERPA guidelines.
  • Participate in ongoing processes of assessing and revising student advising and retention efforts.
  • Supervise administration of the Academic Integrity tutorial.
  • Chair the Summer Reading Committee and, in partnership with other offices, develop and manage related themed programming.
  • Serve on relevant committees (e.g., Academic Progress Committee, Counseling Concern Case Conference).
  • Administer, monitor, and review Leave of Absence matters related to first-year students.
  • Represent the College at various evening and weekend events.
  • Coordinate the FCLC Diploma Ceremony and contribute to other events for graduating students.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. and/or other terminal or professional degree strongly preferred.
  • Three to five years of experience (preferred) in a higher education setting working on issues of advising.
  • Knowledge of national trends and literature regarding current issues and best practices in student success and retention and progression, especially in the context of a private, residential college.
  • Deep understanding of campus climate research and the impact of college environments on academic achievement and sense of belonging, especially among historically marginalized groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple responsibilities, organize, prioritize, and work collaboratively.
  • Experience with data-driven approaches, including retention/advising software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel, and Google apps.
  • Proficiency in or willingness to learn Banner applications and JADU (web content management system)
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Understanding of and commitment to furthering the Jesuit mission in higher education.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

FLSA Category: Exempt

Start date: As soon as possible

To apply, please send letter and resume to fclchiring@fordham.edu

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer –Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


Assistant Dean for Student Support and Success

Department: Fordham College Lincoln Center (FCLC)

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate efforts to improve student retention, academic progress, and graduation rates.
  • Provide leadership in integrating EAB’s Student Success Collaborative Navigate platform into the work of the dean’s office, faculty advising, and the student experience.
  • In collaboration with appropriate colleagues, develop and offer academic success workshops for FCLC students, such as workshops on test-taking, time management, and study skills.
  • Serve on relevant committees (e.g., Retention Working Group, Probation and Dismissal Committee).
  • Coordinate with class deans, faculty advisors and others as appropriate to counsel academically at-risk students and develop success plans for students on probation.
  • Establish partnerships with offices on campus including: academic departments, Dean of Students and Residential Life,
  • Campus Ministry, Career Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of International Students, Office of Disability Services.
  • Drawing on the Jesuit tenet of cura personalis, develop a holistic, data-driven and outcome-oriented approach to identifying and successfully addressing the needs of different groups of students (e.g., first-generation college students, historically underrepresented students of color, commuter students, students with disabilities, international students, etc.).
  • Develop and analyze indicators and metrics for both vulnerability and success, and design plans for student support and success in partnership with colleagues.
  • Serve on the university-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council, providing expertise and strategic vision for developing institutional approaches to enhancing student success and reducing disparities between and among various constituent groups.
  • Coordinate planning and communication of student success programming.

Qualifications:

  • PhD and/or other terminal or professional degree strongly preferred.
  • Three to five years of experience (preferred) in a higher education setting working on issues of advising, retention, and student success; leadership experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of national trends and literature regarding current issues and best practices in student success and retention and progression, especially in the context of a private, residential college.
  • Deep understanding of campus climate research and the impact of college environments on academic achievement and sense of belonging, especially among historically marginalized groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple responsibilities, organize, prioritize, and work collaboratively.
  • Experience with data-driven approaches, including retention/advising software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel, and Google apps.
  • Proficiency in or willingness to learn Banner applications and JADU (web content management system)
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Understanding of and commitment to furthering the Jesuit mission in higher education.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

FLSA Categaory: Exempt

Start Date: As soon as possible

To apply, please send letter and resume to fclchiring@fordham.edu

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer –Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories