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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 Academic Programs and Support Assistant

GSAS Office of Academic Programs and Support has a position available for an hourly student worker for 19 hours per week. We seek a student who can serve as a front line resource for the Keating 216 office suite.

Duties include:

  • front desk reception responsibilities that involve greeting and responding to walk-in inquires in a professional and friendly manner; 
  • assist with general office support tasks;
  • provide quality service to students, staff, faculty and guests;
  • support office initiatives;
  • uphold policies and procedures;
  • manage files and office email account;
  • fulfill office functions, answer phones, respond to emails, distribute mail, organize file room, data entry, copying and filing, well-organized with attention to details.
  • prepares correspondence;
  • works on special projects.

Excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task and follow up. Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat.

To apply, please fill out the Professional Development Assignments for GSAS Students form.

GSAS Admissions Assistant

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, such as the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.). Most GSAS courses are offered at Rose Hill, but a number of graduate programs offer GSAS courses at other campuses (Lincoln Center or Westchester) 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. This customer oriented position works closely with current and prospective students, faculty, staff and alumni to deliver consistent service and information related to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Admissions Office and the University. 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. Must be able to assist with GSAS Commencement preparation and ceremony in May 2020.

Job Requirements:

This position requires a commitment of up to 19 hours/week during academic year 2019-2020. 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.

To apply, please fill out the Professional Development Assignments for GSAS Students form.

GSAS Student Professional Development Assistant

The GSAS Office for Student Professional Development enhances the quality of the student experience at Fordham-GSAS while maximizing student preparedness for a diverse range of job markets in academia, private sector industries, cultural and non-profit organizations, government settings, and beyond. To this end, the office sponsors and organizes programming that promotes career pathway preparation, career diversity, and graduate student well-being via GSAS Futures and the Preparing Future Faculty programs; coordinates resources and supports that enhance student well-being; and manages special events serving the GSAS community, including new student orientation and the GSAS diploma ceremony during university commencement.

The GSAS Office for Student Professional Development has an opening for an hourly student worker at 19 hours per week. We seek a student with an interest in higher education and the graduate student experience. Duties include:

  • assisting with event planning and follow-up: researching and reserving event locations, placing catering orders, coordinating speakers’ schedules, and coordinating tech needs
  • tracking the completion of a required training course that accompanies the graduate student hiring and on boarding process
  • collaborating with the Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development to research and plan professional development workshops and panels
  • updating, editing and developing content for the GSAS Futures and Preparing Future Faculty websites, alongside the GSAS blog
  • managing the GSAS Futures e-mail account
  • assisting with the preparation of communications and correspondence to the GSAS community
  • completing special projects and administrative tasks pending need and student interest and availability

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and seeking substantive professional experience to compliment his/her coursework. S/he will also have excellent communication skills, the capacity to prioritize projects, and a willingness to learn new skills. Basic proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Google suite required.

To apply, please fill out the Professional Development Assignments for GSAS Students form.

Cataloging Digital Analyst & Reference Assistant 

Two GSAS student assistants
19 hours per week. Some evening and weekends hours required
Master's Students - $18.05/hour
Doctoral Students - $20.35/hour

The assistants will work with the Head of Cataloging and/or the Metadata Librarian to process a backlog of titles and images into the library’s digital collections database, CONTENTdm, and research repository, bepress. The candidate will also scan and process supplemental items from the library collections for University projects.  

There may be an opportunity for this candidate to assist in other initiatives to collect Fordham University’s expanding online content. This candidate will gain experience processing digital content according to library standards and within a digital management system used in many academic libraries.  

Additionally, the candidate will be trained in reference and interlibrary loan services and will assist the Head of Reference and Information Services at the Walsh Library Reference Desk. In this capacity, the candidate will gain extensive experience utilizing physical and electronic library resources, will be required to learn and teach library & information policies, dispositions, and best practises, and will at times supervise undergraduate student library employees.

The candidate must be comfortable working with the diverse Fordham community in an on-demand service environment.  The candidate will have the opportunity to create & edit a Research Guide on a topic or discipline. 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jane Suda at

Other Job Opportunities

Office for International Services Graduate Assistant

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

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.

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 Rose Hill campus

If interested, please send cover letter and résumé to and include availability date.