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Professional Development Assignments for GSAS Students

Hourly rates for all GSAS students unless otherwise noted:
Master's Students - $17.70/hour
Doctoral Students - $19.95/hour

Professional Development Opportunities

Our mission is to enhance both the academic experiences and quality of life for our graduate students. Below, please find available professional development opportunities for GSAS graduate students.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Admissions Office

19 hours/week

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Travis Strattion, GSAS Admissions Counselor, at

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. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responding to admission office emails and phone calls.
  • Communicating and advising prospective students about admissions and general GSAS program information.
  • Processing applications including scanning documents and data entry.
  • Following up with applicants and programs regarding specific application information.
  • Communicating and advising on GSAS admission policies and procedures.
  • Training users on the Slate on-line application system.
  • Front desk responsibilities that involve greeting and responding to walk-in inquires.
  • Must be able to assist with GSAS Commencement preparation and ceremony in May 2019.
  • Reports to the GSAS Director of Admissions.
  • Expected to work up to 19 hours/week during academic year 2018-2019

Job Requirements:

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..

Other Job Opportunities

Graduate Assistant

Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL)
Mission Integration and Planning

Part-Time/Hourly (<19 hours/week maximum)/ Non-benefited

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

Primary Purpose

The Graduate Assistant for the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) will work directly with the Executive 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.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides organizational and programmatic support for the Executive Director.
  • Connects with on campus partners on behalf of the Executive Director.
  • Develops programs and events in coordination the leadership.
  • Collects data connected to engaged scholarship.
  • Conducts research concerning faculty work and engaged scholarship best practices.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director CCEL
Specific Responsibilities
  • Provides organizational and programmatic support to the Executive Director
    • Work directly with the Executive Director to organize and create programs for faculty engaged scholarship.
    • Handle the logistical elements for various CCEL programs.
    • Develop timelines and processes for the Engaged Scholars Committee.
    • Take meeting notes and corresponds with key constituents for CCEL
  • Connects with on campus partners on behalf of the Executive Director.
    • Conduct follow up on behalf of ED with CCEL constituents including faculty members.
    • Initiate contact with partners and stakeholder via email, phone and correspondence.
  • Develops programs and events in coordination the leadership.
    • Work collaboratively with the ED to plan meetings, events, and receptions.
    • Develop strategy with the ED and the Engaged Scholarship Committee to create programs for faculty and community members.
  • Collects data connected to engaged scholarship.
    • Assist in cataloguing all courses with engaged scholarship elements.
    • Collect examples of faculty community engaged research and teaching in the Bronx,
    • Manhattan, Westchester, and globally.
    • Develop a list of monetary and other resources for faculty.
  • Conducts research concerning faculty work and engaged scholarship best practices.
    • Search peer reviewed articles and academic resources that could be useful for the CCEL model.
    • Review national models of engaged scholarship and find lessons that could be used at Fordham.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


Understanding of the mission and vision of Fordham University and CCEL. Must be willing to work on a part-time schedule, 19 hours per week maximum.


Must 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.

Office of Research Support Staff

Up to 10 hours/week
Rate: $17.00/hour

The Research Support Staff position plays an integral role in supporting the Office of Research. The candidate needs to have a genuine interest in administration support, have strong information technology skills, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and have experience with general clerical duties. This position will start as soon as possible and run throughout the academic year with the possibility for reappointment in the following year. Training will be provided.


  • Organizes, maintains and updates essential office records and electronic files.
  • Handles initial telephone and email inquiries.
  • Maintains complete accounting records for all paperwork; follows up and resolves accounts payable issues.
  • Coordinates the implementation of Office of Research initiatives and awards.
  • Creates announcements, newsletters and other communications as requested.
  • Updates Office of Research website as needed.
  • Completes special projects as assigned by Research Initiatives and Chief Research Officers.
  • Excellent judgment, diplomacy, and discretion necessary in handling confidential and/or sensitive materials.
  • Manage online registration and submissions.
  • Online search for research information and resources.

The successful candidate will meet occasionally with the Chief Research Officer at his Rose Hill office, as well as maintain regular contact through telephone and email correspondence.


  • Independent, proactive approach to responsibilities, planning, and project management.   
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and technological skills; attention to detail and accuracy.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel, Google apps, Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint.

Previous experience working/interning in an office setting is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess a high degree of proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Jadu (training for Jadu will be provided). Candidates must have excellent organizational skills; strong interpersonal skills; and demonstrated ability to multitask and complete projects with multiple and sometimes overlapping deadlines.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé to the Research Initiatives Officer, Tihana Abiala at