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Professional Development Assignments for GSAS 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 Summer 2022, with the potential to continue into 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 summer and 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


Hourly Assistant for Professor Heather Dubrow

Hourly rates:
Master's Students - $18.96/hour
Doctoral Students - $21.38/hour

The position is defined as involving two types of work. The required time will vary somewhat from week to week but will usually entail an average of a couple of hours a week until the end of the semester, sometimes perhaps less, but not significantly more. The person holding it will be paid at Fordham's standard rate for someone at their stage in the program. For administrative reasons, it's desirable but not necessary to be on the payroll already.

The assistant will work with INSL (also known as International Network for the Study of Lyric, and less commonly as "lyricology").  This is an organization of scholars and poets focusing on lyric and, more broadly, poetics. Although a relatively new organization, we have well over 300 members on 5 continents and have sponsored 3 very successful live conferences in alternate years and some Zoom sessions in the intervening years. 

INSL already has a webmaster doing very limited work on the site as well as a Digital Manager who does most of the electronic work; the assistant will assume responsibilities such as updating and proofreading some entries on our web site and list of emails of  members, compiling a list of and contacting registrants for the Zoom conference,  and perhaps helping with initial digital arrangements for that  Zoom session. Occasionally other members of the INSL Executive Board may perhaps ask if this assistant can help them with their posted materials.  So limited but not  necessarily extended or advanced technical experience and expertise will be useful. When possible the assistant will also participate from time to time  in other types of planning for INSL, and we will share information and welcome feedback when general issues about lyric and the challenges of international, multi-linguistic and multi-cultural professional organizations occasionally arise. 

The assistant will also work with Heather Dubrow on her teaching, poetry, and scholarly work. This will involve some routine jobs such as compiling student attendance records but will also entail responsibilities such as finding, evaluating, and listing online readings of poems  and poets being taught and of online versions of Shakespeare plays.

The application materials should be sent to Heather Dubrow at hdubrow@fordham.edu, and c.c. aalbin@fordham.edu.


Writing Center Graduate Student Tutors for Spring 2022

Part-Time/Hourly: 8-19 hrs/wk, primarily at Rose Hill.
Salary:
Master's Students: $18.96/hr
Doctoral Students: $21.38/hr

  • Empower Fordham undergraduate and graduate students from across disciplines to become more confident, effective writers in one-on-one 30 or 60 minute tutoring sessions.
  • Participate in exciting professional development opportunities, including designing workshops, curating the Writing Center's social media presences, and representing the Writing Center at campus events.
  • Develop your own writing knowledge and proficiency alongside a dynamic team of tutors.

Applications from any A&S department are welcome.

To apply, please submit a CV attached to a brief email detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position. Prior tutoring experience is valued but not required.

Applications should be sent to Assistant Director James Garner at j.garner7@fordham.edu.

Tutoring positions are hourly at the going GSAS rates for M.A. and Ph.D. students ($18.96/hr for M.A. and $21.38/hr for Ph.D.).

At this time, we are seeking tutors who can work 8-19 hrs/wk, primarily at Rose Hill. This semester, graduate students can expect to tutor both in-person and synchronously online.

For more information about the Writing Center, visit our website at fordham.edu/info/20126/writing_center.


Center for Teaching and Learning
Graduate Assistant

Part-Time/Hourly: 5 - 10 hours/week, Non-benefited
Salary:  Master's Students - $20/hour

Primary Purpose

The Graduate Assistant for the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Working Group will work with the two co-chairs to support the working group’s process related to the visioning, design and implementation of the future Center for Teaching and Learning. The Graduate Assistant will work under the direction of the co-chairs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Note taking, research, drafting documents
  • Analyzing the input from the working group and summarizing the findings
  • Creating and updating plans for the prototype for the proposed Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Presenting findings to the working group members

Skills Required

  • Analytical research and writing
  • Interpersonal communication and presentation

Qualifications

  • Understanding of the mission and vision of Fordham University. 
  • Candidates should be enrolled in a graduate program at Fordham University. 
  • Must be willing to work on a part-time schedule, 5-10  hours per week (number of hours negotiable but not to exceed 10 hours maximum), Starting 11/1/2021.

Applicants should submit a resume/CV and a cover letter to innovatelearning@fordham.edu.


A&S Racial Equity Fellow 

The position is scheduled to begin in November and will conclude at the end of May 2022. The Fellow will play an instrumental role in supporting the work of the Anti-Racism Advisory Committee. Students in the GSAS community are invited to apply for this position.

The Fellow will assist the Committee beginning with the following responsibilities:

  • Research and data collection
  • Writing and editing of documents
  • Compilation of reports and minutes
  • Support with coordination and organization of initiatives from the advisory
  • Digital content development and dissemination
  • Social media engagement and online presence/newsletter
  • Experience with podcasting technology (not mandatory)
  • Under the supervision of the committee co-chairs, the A&S Racial Equity Fellow will provide oversight for the undergraduate assistants.

Kindly direct questions and resumes to Dr. Christie-Belle Garcia at cgarcia@fordham.edu.


Undergraduate Admission Seeking Part-Time Readers

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is seeking several current graduate students in the Fordham community to assist with our application review process. This position involves the evaluation of application materials for First-Year candidates applying for Fall 2022 admission. Part-time Readers are expected to work between October 15 - March 15 for approximately 20 hours/week. This position offers flexible hours and allows the reader to work remotely.

Preference will be given to individuals with higher education experience, and to individuals who plan to pursue a career in admissions/financial aid, college/school counseling, education, social work, and post-secondary education. This position requires strong analytical skills, the ability to manage time effectively and to work independently.

For further information and/or to apply for the Part-time Reader position in the Office of Undergraduate Admission, please submit a resume and cover letter to Pedro Hipolito, Associate Director, at phipolito@fordham.edu.


Center for Community Engaged Learning
Graduate Assistant

Part-Time/Hourly: (<19 hours/week maximum)/ Non-benefited
Salary:
Master's Students - $20/hour
Doctoral Students - $20/hour

I. 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, organizantional 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 CCEL.

II. Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • A. Provides organizational and programmatic support for Global Outreach.
     
  • B. Connects with internal and external on behalf of team members; supports events, meetings, and other Center priorities.
     
  • C. Develops programs and events in coordination with leadership.
     
  • D. Collects data connected to engaged scholarship.

III. Specific Responsibilities

  • A. Provides organizational and programmatic support to the Associate Director
    1. Handle the logistical elements for various CCEL programs.
    2. 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 to plan meetings, events, and receptions.
    2. Develop strategy to create programs for faculty and community members.
       
  • D. Collects data connected to engaged scholarship.
    1. Assist in cataloguing 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.
       
  • F. Carries out other duties as assigned by leadership.

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: vrotondo@fordham.edu with the title of position in the subject line.


GSAS Reference Assistant – On Campus

Master's Students - $18.96/hour
Doctoral Students - $21.38/hour

Walsh Family Library - GSAS Reference Assistant (multiple positions)
The Walsh Family Library is looking for GSAS Reference Assistants to provide basic Reference assistance to library  researchers, supervise undergraduate student workers, update training materials, create asynchronous learning objects for students and faculty, collaborate with librarians on digital products and projects, curate content that may be added to the library’s collections and research guides, and contribute to the maintenance of the library’s Reference Area collection.

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will enjoy public service, teaching, and will be very comfortable working with technology in a library setting. 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 library and information science, archives
management, asynchronous educational resource development, data management and structure, and/or digital scholarship are highly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should be available to work some shifts that are during the standard work week (M-F, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.), some shifts on weekday evenings (after 5 p.m. and before 9 p.m.), and a shift on either Saturday during the day or Sunday during the late afternoon/early evening (specific hours to be determined).

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. This position is designed to meet the needs of the library for the Fall 2021 semester, 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 Reference Department throughout the duration of their Fordham academic program, and have also had the opportunity to assist in other library departments.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to jsuda@fordham.edu. Please include your available hours. No phone calls please.

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


Editorial/Communications Assistant

Salary for a maximum of six hours/week:
Master's Students - $18.96/hour
Doctoral Students - $21.38/hour

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 website currently in the process of redevelopment and expansion.

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;
  • Experience with various social media platforms and formats;
  • 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 Prof. James McCartin, Department of Theology, jmccartin1@fordham.edu.


Center for Community Engaged Learning
Graduate Assistant

Part-Time/Hourly: <19 hours/week maximum, Non-benefited
Salary:
Master's Students - $20/hour
Doctoral Students - $20/hour

I. 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.

II. Essential Duties & Responsibilities

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

III. Specific Responsibilities

  1. Provides organizational and programmatic support to the Director
    1. Work directly with the 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
  2. 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.
  3. Develops programs and events in coordination with the leadership.
    1. Work collaboratively to plan meetings, events, and receptions.
    2. Develop strategy to create programs for faculty and community members.
  4. Collects data connected to engaged scholarship.
    1. Assist in cataloguing 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Carries out other duties as assigned by the 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: jgafney@fordham.edu with the title of position in the subject line.