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Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Assistantship positions at St. John’s University.  We anticipate positions will begin to be posted in late March.  Please continue to monitor this site as positions will be added throughout the semester.

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.

  • Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at St. John's University can apply using the Application for Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship form
  • Students who are applying for admission to a graduate program at St. John's University should apply by logging into their Student Portal at grad.stjohns.edu/apply. The assistantship/fellowship application will be available in the Student Portal after submission of the graduate application for admission, as long as the student replies "Yes" to the question, "Are you interested in a Graduate Assistant position?" on page 1.

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 Sciences
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies

718-990-1601

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
718-990-1345

The School of Education
718-990-2304 

Graduate Assistantships and Doctoral Fellows Forms

Academic Criteria

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.

Graduate Assistantship and Doctoral Fellows Position Descriptions

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.  

Graduate Assistantships

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

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.

Academic Graduate Assistantships

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 Graduate Assistantships (Non-Academic)

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. 

Available Non-Academic Graduate Assistantship Positions

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].

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.

As this time, the Division does not have any available positions. If you have any questions about a previously submitted application, please contact [email protected].

Department:  Office of Grants & Sponsored Research

Position Title:   Graduate Assistant for Graduate Research Advancement in Science Scholarship Program-(GRASSP)

Description of Services Provided by the Department:
Sponsored by the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research (OGSR), the St. John’s University (SJU) GraduateResearch Advancement in Science Scholarship Program(GRASSP) is designed to foster an institutional culture of sponsored research in science complimenting the needs of our academic community. To this end, the University has made available a limited number of funds for SJU graduate students to actively engage in research/laboratory experience with a designated faculty member and to learn the basic tasks associated with sponsored research administration and compliance.

Description of Student’s Learning Experience:
(See below)

Major Activities GA will be involved in and evaluated on:

  1. Each awardee will be assigned a designated faculty mentor within their major department in which they will engage in weekly experiential learning
  2. Awardees will work under the supervision and direction of their faculty mentor and will be exposed to the training, use and maintenance of SJU equipment and will be exposed to a laboratory environment and departmental facilities
  3. Each awardee will be assigned to a designated administrative mentor within the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research
  4. Each awardee will be trained in the distinction between federal/state/private research grant applications. Each awardee will be trained in the use and comprehension of proposal solicitations, federal guidelines (including the SF424 and NSF proposal Preparation Guide) and compliance policies (both internal and external). 

Qualifications:

  1. The student must be enrolled in a graduate level (Science) course of study by the time of acceptance of this award.
  2. Student must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communication Science & Disorders, Mathematics & Computer Science, Physics, Psychology, Clinical Health Professions, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy Administration & Public Health, Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Science (College of Professional Studies)
  3. Experience required:   Students must demonstrate evidence of financial need through a written essay. A final report is due on the last day of the semester (3 page minimum to 5 page maximum).  *Applications are open to current SJU undergraduate students who have been accepted into a graduate program starting August 30, 2017 (fall semester: FY18).    

Compensation:

  1. Stipend in the amount of $3,000

Dates of Assistantship:

  1. Start Date is Fall 2017 and End Date is December 2017 by Academic Year.
  2. Hours per week is 15-20 (excluding breaks and University holidays)
  3. (If the GA is required to be available during breaks and on University holidays it must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)
  4. (Need to be available one week before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)

Contact Person: Send resumes to Jared E. Littman, M.P.A., Director at [email protected] .

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:

  1. Participate in the oversight and planning of large scale student development activities and projects for 300 student athletes.
  2. Collaborate with the Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services and assist in evaluating effective programming strategies.
  3. Participate in the planning, creation and assist in supervision of the Student-Athlete Orientation.
  4. Attend and contribute in bi-weekly staff meetings with experienced administrators present.
  5. Observe and assist with the project planning, implementation and evaluation of SD 101 and the Peer Educator program.
  6. Analyze the department’s use of technology and provide feedback. Under the guidance of the director assist in maintaining the database of graduate, leadership, athletic and academic achievements.
  7. Evaluate, analyze and prepare reports for all workshops, seminars and presentations. Provide feedback to appropriate administrators.
  8. Participate in benchmark studies to ensure we maintain the high athletic standard of the Division I, Big East Conference & NCAA.
  9. Attend NCAA compliance meetings, learn and analyze regulations and policy in relation to sport.

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Enrolled in Sports Management, Psychology, Education, Counseling or M.B.A. program.
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in: Completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Education, Psychology, Counseling, Business, Sport Management, or related field.
  • Experience required: Experience using Microsoft word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Prior student-athlete experience a plus but not required.

Compensation:

  • Stipend in the amount of $4000 per year for the first year, $4,500 per year for the 2nd year
  • Tuition remission ☒
  • Please confirm that this Graduate Assistantship is a replacement position ☒

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date: Fall 2020 , End date:  Spring 2021 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
  • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)
  • (If the GA is required to be available during breaks and on university holidays it must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)
  • (Need to be available one week before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester-specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)

Contact Person to receive resumes:  Eric Rienecker - [email protected]

Description of Services Provided by the Department: The Alternative Certification Program supports career changers recruited by the New York City Department of Education. The applicant should able to work on campus (as per University guidelines and regulations during the pandemic) and work remotely. We presently support 2 cohorts that are in their first and second year of teaching. We provide academic advisement, process registration and monitor their certification status. The Office also works with clinical supervisors that serve as mentors to our graduate students. Our Office keeps track of the field observations conducted throughout the student's program. The Alternative Certification Program works closely with faculty to provide further academic support as needed. Working with the NYCDOE offers opportunities for the School of Education to explore additional pursuits to extend school and community partnerships via grants and other initiatives.

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 clinical supervisors 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 teacher candidates. Some of this work is related to grant projects of which the student would gain knowledge around reporting summaries to grant principals and assist with submitting expense reports.

Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:

  1. GA will assist in preparing data and reports for various School of Education committees, such as assessment and accreditation. This would be an ongoing project.
  2. Assisting the Program Director in student record keeping and providing technical support for clinical supervisors.
  3. Secondary duties include assisting the Program Director with registration and financial service inquiries on behalf of graduate students.
  4. Tertiary duties may include scheduling and participating in virtual meetings and lend support with grant-related deliverables for the Program Director.

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: MBA, Computer Science MS, SLP-A MA, MSED
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in: The applicant should have completed an undergraduate program.
  • Experience required: The applicant should be able to work on campus (as per University guidelines and regulations during the pandemic) and work remotely. The applicant should have basic to intermediate skills regarding technology-related applications, including: Office 365 (Outlook, One Drive, Teams, Forms) Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms) Meeting platforms (Webex, Zoom, Meet) Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) [Preferred] consideration for an applicant that has statistical background. [Preferred] consideration for an applicant that has experience with Canvas (LMS). Compensation:

Compensation: Tuition remission

  • Dates of Assistantship:
  • Start date: Fall 2019, End date: Spring 2020 by Academic Year
  • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)
  • The GA needs to be available two weeks before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester

Contact to receive resumes: Dr. Mirella Avalos-Louie [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.

Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study:

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.

 

Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:

  1. Observe and assist in the management of over 75 staff members, consisting of students in interns, college work study, and event staff positions both in the office and during events
  2. Learn and assist in the payroll process for student staff
  3. Observe and assist in the creation orientations for all members of the student staff
  4. Participate in the athletic scheduling process for all athletic events
  5. Collaborate with various departments on campus to organize and plan events including marketing, business office, compliance, sports medicine, equipment room and university facilities
  6. Plan event logistics and communicate needs to run safe, clean, and organized events
  7. Evaluate and provide feedback for both athletic and event operations 
  8. View and contribute with project planning and management, including working within a budget, coordinating coach’s preferences, and establishing timelines
  9. Participate in budgetary processes in fiscal and capital planning
  10. Learn basics of athletic capital planning, financing of projects, and how athletics fits within the university master plan
  11. Oversight of all athletic facilities including Carnesecca Arena, Belson Stadium, Jack Kaiser Stadium, DaSilva Memorial Field, and others
  12. Participate in benchmark studies to ensure we maintain the high athletic standard of the Division I, Big East Conference

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Sport Management or M.B.A. program
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in: Business, Sport Management, Hospitality Management or related field
  • Experience required: Microsoft Office, Customer service

Compensation:

  • Tuition remission ☒

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date: August 2020, End date: May 2021 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
  • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)
  • (If the GA is required to be available during breaks and on university holidays it must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)
  • (Need to be available one week before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester-specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)

Contact to receive resumes: David Salomon, [email protected]                                                       

Description of Services Provided by the Department: The NCAA Constitution mandates that each institution shall be responsible for ensuring that members of the institution's staff, student-athletes and other individuals or groups representing the institution's athletics interest comply with applicable Association rules. The St. John's Compliance Office seeks to carry out the following essential functions in a manner that promotes a positive compliance atmosphere and demonstrates an unwavering commitment to highest standards of ethical behavior. 

Primary Functions of the Compliance Office: 

  • To educate St. John's coaches, student-athletes, recruits, staff and supporters regarding NCAA and BIG EAST Conference rules.         
  • To serve as a resource for coaches, student-athletes, staff, and supporters by providing accurate and timely interpretations of the NCAA and BIG EAST rules and regulations.
  • To monitor the activities of the Department of Athletics and the University in a variety of critical areas such as ethical conduct, amateurism, recruiting, eligibility certification, financial aid, extra benefits, playing and practice season limitations, and division membership.                                                                                                                       

Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study: TBD- depending on the student’s graduate school program of study

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.

TBD- depending on the student’s graduate school program of study

Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:

  1. Annually prepare the data entry of the Academic Progress Rate report (APR) into the NCAA system for submission with the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance to the NCAA.                                                                                                          
  2. Assist the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance with preparing the Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR) Reports annually for submission to the NCAA.                               
  3. Responsible for submitting senior athlete exit interview data into the STJ Institutional Research Database for an annual overall report.                      
  4. Assist the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance with preparing the NCAA Sport Sponsorship and Demographic Report annually for submission to the NCAA.                                                               

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Sport Management, Master of Professional Studies
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in: N/A – will need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
  • Experience required: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and an interest in pursuing a career in compliance in college athletics

Compensation: Tuition remission

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date: January 25, 2021 End date: May 2022 by Academic Year (e.g., Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
  • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)
  • (If the GA is required to be available during breaks and on university holidays it must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)
  • (Need to be available one week before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester-specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.) 

 Contact to receive resumes: Douglas Trani, [email protected] 

 

Position Title: Graduate Assistant for the Office of the Vice Provost-Staten Island Campus

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:

Student will work for Dr. James O’Keefe in order to develop and implement academic outreach through new and creative strategies for the campus community.  GA will be assigned projects (outreach, events, research, reporting, and operational research). GA is expected to manage all aspects and learn how to multi-task.  GA will work in coordination with other offices within and across campus.  GA will utilize their writing and communication skills in reporting, and outreach to all within and outside the community.  GA will develop and/or strengthen invaluable networking and interpersonal skills through campus engagement and academic outreach. 

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:

Student will receive a tremendous amount of networking skills, time management, project management, operational resources, think conceptively, develop basic quantitative and qualitative skills and the ability to speak with a high level of knowledge and professionalism on various aspects of the university.  They will also have a deep understanding of the campus community, high school programs, and the importance of staying connected.

Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:

  1. Strategic Planning and Compliance
  2. Project Management and Reporting
  3. Data Compilation and Analysis
  4. Academic Research and Evaluation

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Programs related to Business Administration, Marketing, English, Education
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in: Business Management, Marketing, Education
  • Experience required: 1-2 years office related experience preferred.  Experience in organizational leadership, project management, customer experience desired.

Compensation:

  • Tuition remission X

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date: Fall 2021, End date: Spring 2022 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
  • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)
  • (If the GA is required to be available during breaks and on university holidays it must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)
  • (Need to be available one week before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester-specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)

Contact to receive resumes: Elizabeth Di Fazio/   [email protected] 

Position Title: Graduate Assistant for the Office of the Vice Provost-Staten Island Campus

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:

Student sought with strong writing skills and multi-platform communication experience and ability.  Student will report, research, and write all content for Staten Island campus website stories and features, in coordination with Dr. Robert Fanuzzi, and manage flow of copy to and from Marcomm.  Student will receive training in website management for posting of stories, manage social media accounts, and coordinate messaging between multiple media platforms.  Student will also manage internal academic calendar for Staten Island campus events, working through university-wide technology services such as Team Up, LibCal, and Storm Sync.

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.

Student will gain experience n research and writing across technology platforms.  Student will acquire writing skills and experience with digital media and administrative knowledge of university offices responsible for marketing and communications.  Student will also learn networking and promotional skills required for academic event planning.

Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:

  1. Writing copy for website stories
  2. Liaison with Marketing
  3. Campus calendar management
  4. Campus academic event planning

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Graduate degrees in English, Marketing and Communication
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in English, Marketing, Communication and Business.
  • Experience required:1-2 years office related experience preferred. Experience in organizational leadership, project management, customer experience desired.

Compensation:

  • Tuition remission X

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date: Fall 2021, End date: Spring 2022 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
  • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)
  • (If the GA is required to be available during breaks and on university holidays it must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)
  • (Need to be available one week before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester-specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)

Contact to receive resumes:  Elizabeth Di Fazio/ [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

Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study:

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.

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.

Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:

  1. Serve as liaison between faculty, administrators, students and community service sites
  2. Accompany students to service, maintain relationships with community service sites in Rome
  3. Conduct meaningful pre and post service reflections with students
  4. Track student service hours in Excel

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Social Sciences and Business degree programs
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in:Social Sciences and Business degrees are preferred
  • Experience required: Excellent public speaking skills, attention to detail and knowledge of Excel

Compensation:

  • Tuition remission ☒

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date: Fall 2021, End date: Spring 2022 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
  • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)
  • (If the GA is required to be available during breaks and on university holidays it must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)
  • (Need to be available one week before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester-specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)

Contact to receive resumes:  Anna Zak / [email protected]

Position Title: Ozanam Scholars Program (Staten Island Campus)

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. The Ozanam Scholars Program, a program of the Vincentian Institute for Social Action, provides a platform for students to critically examine the systems that perpetuate poverty and take action to advance social justice globally. The Graduate Assistant will work with the scholars primarily on the Staten Island Campus.

PROGRAM THEMES:  Vincentian Service as Vincentian leaders, students deepen their understanding of, fulfill and promote the Vincentian mission. In the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, Ozanam Scholars serve the disadvantaged and propose workable solutions at local, national and international sites. In addition to service, students reflect on their experiences and discuss issues impacting those in need. Global Citizenship As global citizens, students learn about the rights of all human beings and the factors, which hinder human rights and human dignity. Scholars have the opportunity to explore different cultures by participating in local, national, and international experiences. Through these experiences, they gain an understanding of various groups in a global context and the role that each of us play in maintaining a just society.  Academic Scholarship Through academic study, scholars develop the skills to analyze social issues and propose workable solutions. Ozanam Scholars are required to minor in social justice, develop research projects and complete program specific classes. Guided by faculty, community leaders and noted experts, scholars develop their skills as leaders with the knowledge to confront social challenges and the confidence to effect positive change. 

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.

In connection to poverty alleviation, students will have the opportunity to develop program management and student leadership skills. 

Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:

  1. Responsible for the creation of research materials (PowerPoints, handouts) to support student acquisition of research skills throughout the Capstone Research process. GA will also be responsible for co-leading research workshops and reflections, and reviewing student research, in collaboration with program faculty/administration, to support Scholar learning outcomes.  GA will also be expected to accompany scholars on conferences and global research trips as needed.
  2. Assist with monthly student reflections to engage scholars in social justice discussions. Examples of reflection topics, discussions and questions can be provided as a guide but the GA has flexibility in leading and creating questions appropriate for service reflection.
  3. Assist with recruitment process by creating, organizing and updating applicant list, screening applicants, reading application and participating in interviews
  4. Maintain student files in digital format and hard copy and assist in administering all aspects of programming for the Ozanam Program, including but not limited to performing tasks associated with bookings, reservations, invoices, travel, T&E’s etc.

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Various degree programs can be applied to this assistantship.
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in: Click or tap here to enter text.
  • Experience required: Enrollment in a graduate program at St. John’s University. This position requires driving of a University vehicle, with employment contingent upon satisfactory results of a DMV check for driving record and a valid driver’s license. This position frequently requires Graduate Assistants to drive Scholars from the Staten Island to the Queens campus. A flexible schedule (some weekend and evening hours are required). Experience and/or ability to supervise university students. Proficiency in MS Office Suite. Ability to act professionally in a variety of situations (with students, faculty, administrators and community partners). Ability to develop appropriate professional relationships with the University community.

Compensation:

  • Tuition remission ☒

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date:Fall 2021, End date: Spring 2022 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
  • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)
  • (If the GA is required to be available during breaks and on university holidays it must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)
  • (Need to be available one week before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester-specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)

 Contact to receive resumes:  Kara James / [email protected]

Position Title: Ozanam Scholars Program (Queens Campus)

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.  The Ozanam Scholars Program, a program of the Vincentian Institute for Social Action, provides a platform for students to critically examine the systems that perpetuate poverty and take action to advance social justice globally. The GA will work with the scholars primarily on the Staten Island Campus.

PROGRAM THEMES:  Vincentian Service: As Vincentian leaders, students deepen their understanding of, fulfill and promote the Vincentian mission.  In the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, Ozanam Scholars serve the disadvantaged and propose workable solutions at local, national and international sites.  In addition to service, students reflect on their experiences and discuss issues impacting those in need.  Global Citizenship: As global citizens, students learn about the rights of all human beings and the factors, which hinder human rights and human dignity.  Scholars have the opportunity to explore different cultures by participating in local, national, and international experiences.  Through these experiences, they gain an understanding of various groups in a global context and the role that each of us play in maintaining a just society.  Academic Scholarship: Through academic study, scholars develop the skills to analyze social issues and propose workable solutions.  Ozanam Scholars are required to minor in social justice, develop research projects and complete program specific classes.  Guided by faculty, community leaders and noted experts, scholars develop their skills as leaders with the knowledge to confront social challenges and the confidence to effect positive change. 

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: In connection to poverty alleviation, students will have the opportunity to develop program management and student leadership skills. 

Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:

  1. Responsible for the creation of research materials (PowerPoints, handouts) to support student acquisition of research skills throughout the Capstone Research process. GA will also be responsible for co-leading research workshops and reflections, and reviewing student research, in collaboration with program faculty/administration, to support Scholar learning outcomes.  GA will also be expected to accompany scholars on conferences and global research trips as needed.
  2. Assist with monthly student reflections to engage scholars in social justice discussions. Examples of reflection topics, discussions and questions can be provided as a guide but the GA has flexibility in leading and creating questions appropriate for service reflection.
  3. Assist with recruitment process by creating, organizing and updating applicant list, screening applicants, reading application and participating in interviews.
  4. Maintain student files in digital format and hard copy and assist in administering all aspects of programming for the Ozanam Program, including but not limited to performing tasks associated with bookings, reservations, invoices, travel, T&E’s etc.

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Various degree programs can be applied to this assistantship.
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in: Click or tap here to enter text.
  • Experience required: Enrollment in a graduate program at St. John’s University. This position requires driving of a University vehicle, with employment contingent upon satisfactory results of a DMV check for driving record and a valid driver’s license. This position may drive from the Queens to Staten Island campus on occasion. A flexible schedule (some weekend and evening hours are required). Experience and/or ability to supervise university students. Proficiency in MS Office Suite. Ability to act professionally in a variety of situations (with students, faculty, administrators and community partners). Ability to develop appropriate professional relationships with the University community.

Compensation:

  • Tuition remission ☒

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date: Fall 2021, End date: Spring 2022 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
  • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)
  • (If the GA is required to be available during breaks and on university holidays it must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)
  • (Need to be available one week before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester-specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.) 

Contact to receive resumes: Kara James / [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.

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 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. 

Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:

  1. In an in-person setting SGA’s will assist with facilitating day-to-day service logistics which includes (but not limited to): providing transportation to and from service sites throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens; directly supervise student engagement and participation during service activities and promote/facilitate post-service discussions; and monitor V.I.S.A van usage; assist with daily, weekly, and quarterly maintenance and cleanliness of vans.
  2. In an in-person setting, SGA’s will: verify and monitor service hours through GivePulse service platform; assist with logging in-person student participation; assist students on electronically submitting their service hours pre/post service; assist with Ozanam Scholar student orientation and service training; attend Bi-Weekly Team Meetings as scheduled by the Assistant Director with updates about service changes/issues/concerns/ highlights; general administrative responsibilities as directed by the Assistant Director; participate in on-campus Monthly Service Reflection Sessions; and in-person office hours for student check-in’s on Service Update submission and other needs.
  3. In an in-person setting, SGA’s will assist with identifying potential research opportunities with community partners that have active service programming; assist with and directly evaluate feasibility, needs, roles, and logistics for research studies at service sites providing communication between community partner staff and department administrators; and assist in measuring service impact on students, partner organizations, and host communities.
  4. In an in-person setting, SGA’s will communicate daily with site supervisors about service logistics, calendar dates of service/closures/etc., and trouble-shoot service related issues and/or concerns in real-time.

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Two-year social sciences & liberal arts programs are preferred and encouraged to apply; (General Psychology, English, International Communications, Criminal Justice, etc.) PLEASE NOTE: Due to this position’s need for flexibility, students in programs that REQUIRE internship hours, student teaching hours, and fieldwork hours that may conflict with the GA position are asked to NOT apply.
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in:Social Sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, etc.)
  • Experience required: This position requires driving a University vehicle (12-passengar van), with employment contingent upon satisfactory results of a DMV background check and valid driver’s license (familiarity with NYC driving rules and regulations); flexible schedule (some weekends and evening hours are required as well as periodic scheduling changes); experience and/or ability to supervise and manage people close in age; excellent written and oral communication skills; and experience writing in different forms: technical writing, business writing, research, etc. Applicants should have experience facilitating service trips and leading group discussions; poverty and social justice awareness and ability to engage in critical dialogue centered around current and historical events and their effects on diverse at-risk populations; ability to develop and maintain appropriate professional relationships with University community partner administrators/staff; excellent technical literacy.

Compensation:

  • Tuition remission ☒

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date:Fall 2021, End date: Spring 2022 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
  • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)
  • (If the GA is required to be available during breaks and on university holidays it must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)
  • (Need to be available one week before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester-specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)

Contact to receive resumes:  Fedaling Agwumezie/ [email protected]

Position Title: Academic Service-Learning office in Queens or remotely as needed.

Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study:

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.

Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:

  1. Serve as liaison between faculty, administrators, students and community service sites
  2. Provide administrative support and serve as a receptionist, update manuals, spreadsheets, documents, and webpage
  3. Conduct in class presentations, represent the office at events on and off campus, conduct reflections with students when appropriate (in person or virtually
  4. Track student service hours using the GivePulse and assist with reporting each semester

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Social Sciences and Administration programs are strongly preferred
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in:Social Sciences degrees are preferred
  • Experience required: Public Speaking experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office

Compensation:

  • Tuition remission ☒

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date: Fall 2021, End date: Spring 2022 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
  • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)
  • (If the GA is required to be available during breaks and on university holidays it must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)
  • (Need to be available one week before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester-specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)

 

Contact to receive resumes: Anna Zak - [email protected]

Description of Services Provided by the Department: Department engages our external alumni audience through online communications, social media, events (virtual and in person), volunteerism and student engagement to build and maintain relationships with St. John’s graduates keeping them connected to alma mater.

Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study:

Student will work on a team and individually developing, implementing and managing marketing strategies for alumni events.  GA will be assigned projects (events, reporting and research) and be expected to manage all aspects (planning, drafting language, communications plan, follow up, staffing, volunteers, and post event reporting/analysis) in coordination with other departments within IA and across campus GAs. All functions can be exercised remotely via platforms such as Reeher (prospect management), Quadwrangle (email marketing and event creation), Banner and UIS (alumni records and coding), Webex (video conferencing) as well as Microsoft Teams and OneDrive. GA will develop and/or strengthen invaluable networking and interpersonal skills through alumni engagements at events, communications through phone and email, and in person, if necessary. This position can easily be transitioned to remote work without compromising the student learning experience or disrupting the quality of services offered to the alumni community.

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.

Students will receive an abundance of networking skills, time management, project management, ability to speak with a high level of knowledge on various aspects of an organization, conduct and participate in weekly meetings. They will also have a deeper understanding of the alumni network, the successful graduates of St. John’s and the importance of staying connected themselves.

Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:

  1. Alumni Event Project Management
  2. Marketing and Communications
  3. Customer service in person, phone, written and electronic format
  4. Volunteer Management

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Must be enrolled in a graduate program at St. John’s University related to Business Administration, Marketing or Communications (preferred)
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in: Communications, Hospitality Management, or Marketing (preferred)
  • Experience required:1-2 years office experience preferred. Experience in volunteer and event management, organizational leadership and customer experience desired.

Compensation

  • Tuition remission ☒

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date: August 2021, date TBD, End date: May 31, 2022 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
  • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)
  • (If the GA is required to be available during breaks and on university holidays it must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)
  • (Need to be available one week before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester-specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)

 

Contact to receive resumes:   Sondra Rauschendorfer/ [email protected] 

Description of Services Provided by the Department: Department engages our external alumni audience through online communications, social media, events (virtual and in person), volunteerism and student engagement to build and maintain relationships with St. John’s graduates keeping them connected to alma mater.

Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study:

Student will work on a team and individually developing, implementing and managing marketing strategies for alumni events.  GA will be assigned projects (events, reporting and research) and be expected to manage all aspects (planning, drafting language, communications plan, follow up, staffing, volunteers, and post event reporting/analysis) in coordination with other departments within IA and across campus GAs. All functions can be exercised remotely via platforms such as Reeher (prospect management), Quadwrangle (email marketing and event creation), Banner and UIS (alumni records and coding), Webex (video conferencing) as well as Microsoft Teams and OneDrive. GA will develop and/or strengthen invaluable networking and interpersonal skills through alumni engagements at events, communications through phone and email, and in person, if necessary. This position can easily be transitioned to remote work without compromising the student learning experience or disrupting the quality of services offered to the alumni community.

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.

Students will receive an abundance of networking skills, time management, project management, ability to speak with a high level of knowledge on various aspects of an organization, conduct and participate in weekly meetings. They will also have a deeper understanding of the alumni network, the successful graduates of St. John’s and the importance of staying connected themselves.

Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:

  1. Alumni Event Project Management
  2. Marketing and Communications
  3. Customer service in person, phone, written and electronic format
  4. Volunteer Management

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Must be enrolled in a graduate program at St. John’s University related to Business Administration, Marketing or Communications (preferred)
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in: Communications, Hospitality Management, or Marketing (preferred)
  • Experience required:1-2 years office experience preferred. Experience in volunteer and event management, organizational leadership and customer experience desired.

Compensation:

  • Tuition remission ☒

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date: August 2021, date TBD, End date: May 31, 2022 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
  • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)
  • (If the GA is required to be available during breaks and on university holidays it must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)
  • (Need to be available one week before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester-specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)

Contact to receive resumes: Sondra Rauschendorfer/ [email protected] 

Description of Services Provided by the Department: Department engages our external alumni audience through online communications, social media, events (virtual and in person), volunteerism and student engagement to build and maintain relationships with St. John’s graduates keeping them connected to alma mater.

Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study:

Student will work on a team and individually developing, implementing and managing marketing strategies for alumni events.  GA will be assigned projects (events, reporting and research) and be expected to manage all aspects (planning, drafting language, communications plan, follow up, staffing, volunteers, and post event reporting/analysis) in coordination with other departments within IA and across campus. All functions can be exercised remotely via platforms such as Reeher (prospect management), Quadwrangle (email marketing and event creation), Banner and UIS (alumni records and coding), Webex (video conferencing) as well as Microsoft Teams and OneDrive. GA will develop and/or strengthen invaluable networking and interpersonal skills through alumni engagements at events, communications through phone and email, and in person, if necessary. This position can easily be transitioned to remote work without compromising the student learning experience or disrupting the quality of services offered to the alumni community. 

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.

Students will receive an abundance of networking skills, time management, project management, ability to speak with a high level of knowledge on various aspects of an organization, conduct and participate in weekly meetings. They will also have a deeper understanding of the alumni network, the successful graduates of St. John’s and the importance of staying connected themselves.

Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:

  1. Program tracking through reporting
  2. Data Analytics
  3. Drafting E-communications and letters
  4. Constituent Record Management

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Must be enrolled in a graduate program at St. John’s University related to Marketing or Data Analytics (preferred)
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in: Marketing, Data Mining (preferred)
  • Experience required:1-2 years office experience preferred. Experience in Database management, digital communications, strong writing skills; organizational leadership and customer experience desired.

Compensation:

  • Tuition remission ☒

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date: August 2021, date TBD, End date: May 31, 2022 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
  • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends)
  • (If the GA is required to be available during breaks and on university holidays it must be specified in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)
  • (Need to be available one week before and one week after the beginning/end of the semester-specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)

Contact to receive resumes: Sondra Rauschendorfer/ [email protected]