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Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Assistantship positions at St. John’s University.
A limited number of Graduate Assistantships and University Fellowships are granted to various academic departments within each school and college of the University. Graduate Assistantships are also available in administrative departments. All students interested in applying for an Assistantship must complete the online Graduate Assistant or Doctoral Fellowship application found below, print it out, and hand it in at the Graduate Admissions Office (Newman Hall, Room 106). When Academic Graduate Assistantships/University Fellowships are available, the appropriate college will review the applications submitted and then contact a student. Non-Academic Graduate Assistantships are posted below and students may apply directly for them after submitting the Application for Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship.
The main number for any questions you have concerning your graduate application can be answered by the graduate admissions office and based on your college:
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and SciencesCollege of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
The School of Education
Awards are given on the basis of academic merit. Applicants for Doctoral Fellowships and Graduate Assistantships are only expected to submit GRE or GMAT scores if they are required to do so within their primary department of study.
All awardees are expected to have an undergraduate overall GPA of at least 3.20. Graduate Assistants will be expected to show evidence of a 3.20 GPA or above in any previous graduate work. Doctoral Fellows will be expected to show evidence of 3.5 GPA or above in any previous graduate work. Graduate Assistants who do not maintain these minimum GPAs will not be eligible to keep their assistantships.
The Graduate Admissions Assistance Program (GAAP) oversees graduate student applications to external scholarships. The staff of the GAAP Office will assist you in determining your eligibility for scholarships and in completing the application process. In addition to our regular Graduate Assistantships and Doctoral Fellowships, several additional scholarships are available including the Pope Paul VI Scholarship Program and the Catholic School Teacher Scholarship.
There are two main types of academic graduate assistantships available: Graduate Assistantships for master’s students, and Doctoral Fellows for doctoral students. Students must be enrolled in a program of study affiliated with the department or program offering the assistantship. The number of Graduate Assistantships and Doctoral Fellowships may vary from year to year.
There are two types of Graduate Assistantships. The first type of Graduate Assistantship is an academic assistantship. Graduate Assistants with academic assistantships are assigned to their home departments and are expected to assist in teaching and/or to conduct research within their disciplines. Academic Graduate Assistants work up to 20 hours per week. Teaching duties cannot include being the instructor of record. It is recommended that Academic Graduate Assistants should devote on average up to 5 hours per week engaged in assisting in the teaching or mentoring of students.
The other type of Graduate Assistantship is a non-academic assistantship. Graduate Assistants with non-academic assistantships are assigned to offices throughout the University and are not directly affiliated with their home departments. Non-Academic Graduate Assistants are not expected to teach or conduct research, but their learning experiences should have relevance to their fields of study. Non-Academic Graduate Assistants are expected to work up to 20 hours per week for an administrator and are not expected to engage in the assistance of teaching or mentoring of students.
Both master’s and doctoral students are eligible for Graduate Assistantship positions.
Doctoral Fellowships are awarded to doctoral students only; these fellowships reside only in academic departments, with the exception of the Institute for Writing Studies (See “Other Program Descriptions,” below). Doctoral Fellows conduct research and may teach. Teaching activities might include lab supervision, serving as instructor of record for select undergraduate courses, or tutoring students. Research must be confined to the needs of the program, faculty, or student. Doctoral Fellows work up to 20 hours per week. It is recommended that Doctoral Fellows should devote on average up to 5 hours per week engaged in the teaching or mentoring of students.
The position descriptions for College departments and programs linked below provide general information about assistantships offered by St. John’s University. Please contact a department for further information about whether or not academic positions are presently available.
Other types of Graduate Assistantships are assigned to non-academic departments throughout the University, which are not directly affiliated with the student’s home department. These Graduate Assistantships do not require teaching or research in an academic discipline but administrative Graduate Assistants are expected to work up to 20 hours per week for an administrative unit.
All students interested in applying for an Assistantship must complete the online Graduate Assistant or Doctoral Fellowship application, print it out, and hand it in at the Graduate Admissions Office (Newman Hall, Room 106) or email it to [email protected].
Description of Services Provided by the Department: Department engages academic outreach through all colleges, high school programs, and external organizations in the local area. Department builds and maintains relationships with each in order to stay connected to the mission of St. John’s University.
Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study:The Graduate Assistant can expect to develop and build upon work experiences via collaboration with administrators, faculty, and staff in the School of Education.
If the student’s learning experience is not related to the student’s field of study, please describe how the student will benefit from this Graduate Assistantship:The graduate student can benefit from this work experience regardless of the field of study alignment to Education. The student can gain experience working collaboratively with internal departments at SJU as well external school and community partners to support ours students and alumni.
Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:
Compensation: Tuition remission
Dates of Assistantship:
Contact to receive resumes: Dr. Edwin Tjoe [email protected]
The Division of Student Affairs offers exciting Graduate Assistant opportunities for highly qualified, ambitious, and motivated graduate students in many of the departments throughout the Division.
Graduate Assistantships offer tuition remission and a stipend as part of the compensation package depending on the position.
If you have any questions about your application or Graduate Assistantships with Student Affairs, please contact [email protected].
If would like to apply for a Graduate Assistantship position within Student Affairs, you must first complete the Application for Assistantship/Fellowship and submit it to the Graduate Admissions Office in Newman Hall, Room 106, or e-mail it to [email protected].
After submitting the Application for Assistantship/Fellowship form, you may apply for a position using the Division of Student Affairs Graduate Assistantship Application online form. Please note this only applies to positions with the Division of Student Affairs.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled and interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Please apply early and expect to participate in virtual interviews. As positions are filled, the postings will be removed from the website. Please note you will be required to provide proof of acceptance into a matriculated graduate program in order to receive an offer.
Please note that there are a limited number of Graduate Assistantships available with the Division of Student Affairs.
Student Center & Operations GA
Description of Services Provided by the Department:
Student-athletes face a unique set of challenges and circumstances as they participate in Division I intercollegiate athletics. In addition to the enormous investment of time and energy, each student-athlete must adhere to strict NCAA guidelines regarding academic eligibility while balancing their athletic and academic pursuits. The Division of Academic Support Services, in collaboration with the Department of Athletics, has developed a comprehensive support and resource program to help maintain this balance. The Student Development for Athletes program provides a wide range of services from the recruiting stage through graduation. The program focuses on five key areas: academic support, career development, personal development, leadership and community service.
Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study:
The Graduate Assistant will have the opportunity to develop their skills in the areas of counseling, teaching, program development and execution. The graduate student will participate in a variety of meetings with both university professionals and college age students. The graduates will learn how to proactively approach the planning of events, budget management, and executing events on both small and large scales. It will be important for this student to learn the importance of building a positive rapport with coaches, students and university personnel. The graduate assistant will acquire real world experience in developing and implementing programming to help student-athletes reach their leadership, academic, personal and career goals.
The Graduate Assistant will have the opportunity to promote the academic success and retention of student-athletes participating in St. John's University’s intercollegiate athletics program. The Graduate Assistant will learn how to plan and execute various events in collaboration with other campus resources (Career Services, Campus Ministry, Student Wellness, etc) He or She will develop interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. The Graduate Assistant will learn how to provide effective developmental advising and up-to-date campus information to student-athletes to help them reach their academic, personal and career goals.
Major Activities GA will be involved in and evaluated on:
Contact Person to receive resumes: Eric Rienecker - [email protected]
Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Facilities and Operations in Athletics
Description of Services Provided by the Department: The Athletic Administration Department provides oversite and manages the daily operations of the Athletics Department. The department manages over 120 staff including coaches and graduate assistants. The Deputy Athletic Director/Chief Operating Officer is part of the Athletic Director’s executive staff and contributes towards the overall administration of the St. John’s Athletics program by providing leadership to the operational activities of the departments’ 17 intercollegiate sports, Athletics’ facilities management and key department functions, including Sports Medicine, equipment room and the strength and conditioning, and sports performance programs. The Deputy AD also collaborates closely with and maintains constructive relationships with university partners including University Facilities, Public Safety, Student Affairs, Residential Life, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Advancement and the Office of Academic Student Support to enable optimal outcomes for the University’s athletic programs and student athletes. The Deputy Athletic Director reports directly to the Athletic Director and is expected to participate and contribute to the Athletic Director’s strategic planning and execution thereof. The Athletic Administration office provides daily oversight of all policy procedures. In addition, the department manages logistical arrangements for all intercollegiate contests and non-intercollegiate events. With over 200 events and 17 varsity programs to schedule and oversee, planning is critical to manage event requirements. Athletic Facilities & Operations is responsible for the oversight of Carnesecca Arena, Taffner Field House, DaSilva Memorial Track and Lacrosse Field, Red Storm Softball Field, the tennis courts, Jack Kaiser Baseball Stadium and Belson Soccer Stadium. The department works closely with the university to schedule maintenance, home competitions and various events that take place in these facilities. Other operations to include hiring and scheduling event staff to work events, planning game-day operations, executing the operation of an event, aiding the university in project management, and facility evaluations.
The Graduate Assistant will be exposed to the operation of a Division I Athletic program. This graduate assistance will be provided experiential learning opportunities in multiple areas including Sports Performance, Facilities and Operations, Event Management, Capital Projects, Equipment Operations, Sports Medicine, Sports Administration, Corporate Sponsorships, Fundraising among others. This Graduate student will experience multiple meeting including Senior Staff, Capital Projects, Facilities Planning, Facilities Operations, Student Wellness, Coaches and Staff meetings. This student will be able to observe interactions between multiple constituents including staff, coaches and external partners. This student will be given projects in multiple areas including capital planning, facility planning, nutritional pilot program, benchmarking industry peers, observing equipment inventory methods and planning events, facility scheduling, and view the process of communicating capital needs to the university. The student will be involved in numerous projects that will provide meaningful experiential learning opportunities. Lastly, the student will research equipment and operations, by benchmarking with other universities, to gain a global awareness of the industry our role in the Big East Conference.
Contact to receive resumes: David Salomon, [email protected]
The Graduate Assistant will be exposed to the operation of a Division I Athletic program. This graduate assistance will be provided experiential learning opportunities in multiple areas including Sports Performance, Facilities and Operations, Event Management, Capital Projects, Equipment Operations, Sports Medicine, Sports Administration. This Graduate student will experience meetings including Senior Staff, Facilities Operations, Stu Coaches and Staff meetings. This student will be able to observe interactions between multiple constituents including staff, coaches and external partners. This student will be given projects in multiple areas mainly in equipment operations specific to inventory country, NIKE allocations, and laundry operations. The student will be involved in numerous projects that will provide meaningful experiential learning opportunities, relative to Sports Management, Data Analytics, Education and Business. Lastly, the student will research equipment and operations, by benchmarking with other universities, to gain a global awareness of the industry our role in the Big East Conference.
Contact to receive resumes: John A. Diffley at [email protected] .
Requested by: John A. Diffley at [email protected]
Department: Marketing and Communications (MARCOM)
Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Social/Digital Media
Description of Services Provided by the Department:
The department, in particular, the student’s supervisor, will teach practical skills, provide guidance in a real work environment, and give the opportunity to gain knowledge of business functions.
Description of Student’s Learning Experience:
The purpose of the position is for the student to gain practical experience and develop skills useful in a marketing and communications business environment, specifically as it relates to social and digital communications. The student will obtain knowledge of basic protocols and responsibilities necessary to operate within a business and functional environment.
The student will learn proper language used in professional emails and communications, in general. S/he will learn first-hand experience on how to work in a team environment and how to organize oneself to meet deadlines.
Major Activities GA will be involved in and evaluated on:
Send resumes to Cherrelle Nicholson at [email protected].
Position Title: Academic Service-Learning, VISA office (Rome Campus)
Description of Services Provided by the Department: Assisting with Academic Service-Learning and Ozanam Scholar’s service in Rome
The student will learn basic administrative and presentation skills as well as how to develop and maintain relationships with partner organizations, and how to lead meaningful reflection. These skills are transferable to most fields.
If the student’s learning experience is not related to the student’s field of study, please describe how the student will benefit from this Graduate Assistantship.
Contact to receive resumes: Anna Zak / [email protected]
Position Title: Outcomes Assessment and Community Partnerships
Description of Services provided by the Department: St. John’s University’s Vincentian Institute for Social Action (VISA) supports university-wide efforts to explore the causes of and develop solutions for poverty and social injustice throughout the world. VISA has formed strategic partnerships with service organizations in areas such as hunger/homelessness, healthcare, education/youth services and civic engagement. These organizations have had a history of successful implementation of sustainable projects that have significantly impacted the lives of the disadvantaged. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Outcomes Assessment & Community Partnerships, the Service Graduate Assistant (SGA) will support the service component of the Ozanam Scholars Program. The SGA will be integral in providing social justice-oriented and professional development to students through weekly experiential learning opportunities (service). Their primary role will be to engage students in service-related activities and critical dialogue centered on civic engagement and social justice with a focus on poverty, hunger, and homelessness; they will serve as liaisons between the department administrators, community partner staff/administrators, and Ozanam Scholars as it relates to service programming; and they will assist in efforts to measure the impact of the service partnerships on students, partner organizations, and host communities.
The Service Graduate Assistant (SGA) position will provide graduate students an opportunity to develop strong leadership, time management, and strategic planning skills. This role will implore them to demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, provide opportunities to engage with various populations developing a global perspective on social-justice; examine and engage in critical dialogue about real-world social justice issues (current events); provide opportunities for practical application of academic discourse in experiential learning settings; and develop their ability to identify measurable research opportunities. They will also assist with planning, developing and implementing new policies for students programming and other area needs.
Contact to receive resumes: Fedaling Agwumezie/ [email protected]
Description of Services Provided by the Department: The Office of Media Relations handles all communication with media outlets (print, radio, TV, internet). The Office seeks opportunities to publicize the University, and is the only authorized personnel to speak on behalf of the university.
The Graduate Assistant will develop skills and obtain practical experience to be applied to the areas of public relations, communications and/or marketing. Students will have an opportunity to promote events and work with the media in a fast-paced environment.
Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree in communications, marketing, advertising or a related field.
Describe the major activities the Graduate Assistant will be involved with and evaluated on:
Contact to receive resumes: Diane Blascovich, [email protected]