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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 - $18.50/hour
Doctoral Students - $20.86/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

Summer 2021 and Academic year 2021-2022
Hours: 19 hours/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 2021, with the potential to continue into the 2021-2022 academic year. This customer 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 Counselor, 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:

Candidates must be current students enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (unfortunately, May 2021 graduates are ineligible for this position).

This position requires a commitment of up to 19 hours/week during the summer and academic year 2021-2022. 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 email your resume and CV to fuga@fordham.edu with the title of the position in the subject line.


Other Job Opportunities


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

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.