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Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

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.

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]

Department:  Athletics Communications

Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Athletics Communications

Description of Services Provided by the Department: Under the supervision of the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations, the Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant will aid in media relations for the St. John’s Athletic Department. The Graduate Assistant will assist with the publicity of assigned Red Storm athletic teams as well as coordinate and publish written and photographic content for the University’s official athletics website and social media platforms and assist in the planning of media events and execution of game operations at home sporting events. The Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant is required to work during the summer and University breaks.

Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study:   (Sport Management Graduate Program) The Athletics Communications Graduate Assistants are afforded the opportunity to interact with coaches, athletic administrators and industry professionals to provide a well-rounded experience within a NCAA Division I Athletic Department Primarily, the graduate assistantship gives students hands on experience in the areas of media relations, digital media and marketing.

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 Athletics Communications Graduate Assistantship provides students with experience working in an External Relations Office with a wide range of industry professionals. This particular position enables students to strengthen their communications skills and develop as an emphasis is placed in writing and public speaking.

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

  1. Assist in the publicity of Red Storm varsity sports teams
  2. Prepare press releases, media guides and maintain statistics
  3. Aid in the management of home athletic events
  4. Maintain official athletics website and digital platforms

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Sport Management, Marketing
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Communications, Sport Management and Marketing
  • Experience required Internship experience in Sports Information, Communications or Marketing

Compensation:

Stipend in the amount of $4000

Tuition remission

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date: Summer 2019, End date: Spring 2020 by Academic Year 
  • Hours per week 20 including breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends

Contact Person:

Stephen Dombroski
[email protected]

Department:  Athletics Multimedia

Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Multimedia

Description of Services Provided by the Department: Under the supervision of the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations, the Athletic Multimedia Graduate Assistant will assist with St. John’s University Television Network (SJU-TV), the Red Storm’s digital-to-digital and digital-to-broadcast live and on-demand video platform. The Athletics Multimedia Graduate Assistant is required to work during the summer and University breaks.

Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study:  (Sport Management Graduate Program) The Athletics Multimedia Graduate Assistant is afforded the opportunity to interact with coaches, athletic administrators and industry professionals to provide a well-rounded experience within a NCAA Division I Athletic Department. Primarily, the graduate assistantship gives students hands on experience in the areas of video productions, video board operations, social media management and graphic design.

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 Athletics Multimedia Graduate Assistantship provides students with experience working in an External Relations Office with a wide range of industry professionals. This particular position enables students to strengthen their video production skills and develop a background working with a variety of digital platforms.

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

  1. Assist with production of home athletic events to broadcast/digital television networks
  2. Contribute to creating Red Storm Report television show airing on MSG Network
  3. Aid in-arena video board productions
  4. Produce sport specific intro and feature videos

Qualifications:

  • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Sport Management, Marketing
  • Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Communications, Sport Management and Marketing
  • Experience required Internship experience in Graphic Design, Communications or Marketing

Compensation:

Stipend in the amount of $4000

Tuition remission

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date: Summer 2019, End date: Spring 2020 by Academic Year
  • Hours per week 20 including breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends

Contact Person:

Stephen Dombroski
[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].

Applying for a Graduate Assistantship

If you 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].

Please note that there are a limited number of Graduate Assistantships available with the Division of Student Affairs.

Queens campus positions

DepartmentTitle
Department of Student WellnessSexual Violence Outreach, Awareness and Response Office (SOAR) Graduate Assistant

If you are interested in the above position, please email your cover letter and resume to Hannah Artiles-Stravers at [email protected] by Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Selected candidates will be contacted in early December for an interview.

    Department:  Office of Alumni Relations

    Position Title: Graduate Assistant for the office of Alumni Relations/Staten Island Campus

    Description of Services Provided by the Department:  Department engages alumni through communications, events, volunteer opportunities 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, communications plan, follow up, staffing, volunteers, and post event reporting/analysis) in coordination with other departments within IA and across campus.  GA will develop and/or strengthen invaluable networking and interpersonal skills through alumni engagements at events, communications through phone, and in person.

    If the student’s learning experience is not related to the student’s filed of study, please describe how the student will benefit form 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.

    Major Activities GA will be involved in 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:

    • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Communications, Hospitality Management, or Marketing.
    • Must be enrolled in a graduate program at St. John’s University in a program related to Business Administration, Marketing or Communications
    • Required experience: 1-2 years office experience preferred. Experience in event management, organizational leadership and customer experience desired.

    Compensation:

    • Stipend in the amount of $.4000
    • Tuition Remission √

    Dates of Assistantship:

    • Start date Fall 2019 and end date Spring 2020 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2018 – Spring 2019)
    • Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks and university holidays)
    • (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 beginning/end of semester.

    Contact Person to receive resumes:  Isabel Scandaglia at [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] .

    Position Title I: Graduate Assistant for the M.S. in Integrated Advertising Communication

    Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:
    The work of a research graduate assistant (GA) predominantly involves assisting a faculty member or members with academic research. GA’s are not independent researchers and are not directly responsible for the outcome of the research. They are responsible to the Division Chair and/or the principal investigator (PI) of the various research projects they are working on. GA responsibilities vary greatly and may include, but are not limited to:
    •    Meet on a regular basis with the Division Chair and/or PI.
    •    Conducting literature reviews or library research.
    •    Collecting, coding, cleaning or analyzing data.
    •    Preparing materials for submission to funding agencies and foundations.
    •    Preparing materials for IRB review.
    •    Writing reports or designing conference presentations.
    •    If deemed appropriate, present the results of the research at professional meetings.

    Qualifications:
    •    Students who are admitted to the M.S. in Integrated Advertising Communication program in the College of Professional Studies are eligible for this assistantship.
    •    An undergraduate degree in Advertising, Business or related field and undergraduate coursework in research methods and/or statistics preferred but not required.
    •    GA’s on academic probation may not hold an assistantship. Graduate students whose GPA drops below a “B” average (3.0 GPA) will automatically be placed on probation and lose their assistantship.
    •    GA’s must be enrolled in at least nine credits during the Fall and Spring semesters. GA benefits are not available during any summer session.
     

    Compensation: 
    •    Stipend in the amount of $.6000
    •    Tuition Remission √

    Dates of Assistantship:
    •    Start date will be Fall 2019 and end date Spring 2020 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2018 – Spring 2019)
    •    Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks and university holidays)
    •    (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 beginning/end of semester.

    Send resumes to:  
    John Swan, Director, 
    M.S. in Integrated Advertising Communication -[email protected]

    Kevin James
    Assistant Dean
    Director of Fiscal and Administrative Affairs - [email protected]

     

    Position Title II: Graduate Assistant for the M.S. in Homeland Security & Criminal Justice Leadership
    Describe the major activities the GA will be involved with and evaluated on:
    The work of a research graduate assistant (GA) predominantly involves assisting a faculty member or members with academic research. GA’s are not independent researchers and are not directly responsible for the outcome of the research. They are responsible to the Division Chair and/or the principal investigator (PI) of the various research projects they are working on. GA responsibilities vary greatly and may include, but are not limited to:
    •    Meet on a regular basis with the Division Chair and/or PI.
    •    Conducting literature reviews or library research.
    •    Collecting, coding, cleaning or analyzing data.
    •    Preparing materials for submission to funding agencies and foundations.
    •    Preparing materials for IRB review.
    •    Writing reports or designing conference presentations.
    •    If deemed appropriate, present the results of the research at professional meetings.


    Qualifications:
    •    Students who are admitted to the M.S. in Homeland Security & Criminal Justice Leadership program in  the College of Professional Studies are eligible for this assistantship.
    •    An undergraduate degree in Advertising, Business or related field and undergraduate coursework in  research methods and/or statistics preferred but not required.
    •    GA’s on academic probation may not hold an assistantship. Graduate students whose GPA drops below a “B” average (3.0 GPA) will automatically be placed on probation and lose their assistantship.
    •    GA’s must be enrolled in at least nine credits during the Fall and Spring semesters. GA benefits are not available during any summer session.


    Compensation: 
    •    Stipend in the amount of $.6000
    •    Tuition Remission √

    Dates of Assistantship:
    •    Start date will be Fall 2019 and end date Spring 2020 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2018 – Spring 2019)
    •    Hours per week 20 (excluding breaks and university holidays)
    •    (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 beginning/end of semester.

    Send resumes to:  
    Christopher Cleary
    Director – Homeland Security & Criminal Justice Leadership -  [email protected]

    Kevin James
    Assistant Dean
    Director of Fiscal and Administrative Affairs - [email protected]

     

     

    Department: Vincentian Institute Social Action (VISA)

    Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Outcomes Assistant and Community Partnerships (Service)

    Description of Services Provided by 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 that have 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. This position will engage very closely with service and social justice discussions focused on the areas of poverty, hunger, and homelessness. The SGA will serve as the primary liaison for all service related matters between the department administrators/staff of the community organizations, and Ozanam Scholars.

    Major Activities GA will be involved in and evaluated on:

    1. Facilitate day-to-day service logistics including, but not limited to: verify and monitor service hours; serve as a liaison for communication between service site staff and VISA; assist with Ozanam Scholar student orientation and service training; trouble-shoot service site related issues and/or concerns; attend Bi-Weekly (Tuesday) Team Meetings as scheduled by the Assistant Director; general administrative responsibilities as directed by the Assistant Director.  
    2. Supervise and manage student performance at service; provide guidance to the Ozanam Scholars in the formation, development, implementation, and evaluation of group research questions that demonstrate a critical assessment of service site needs and assets; co-create and co-lead monthly service reflections to engage Ozanam Scholars in social justice discussions connected to weekly service; provide Ozanam Scholars with written and oral follow-up information regarding service concerns and/or issues.   
    3. Provide van transportation for Ozanam Scholars to and from service sites; assist with transportation for other areas of Mission as requested by Assistant Director; assist with van maintenance (i.e. maintaining a clean and safe mode of transportation through scheduled mechanic/car wash visits, etc); provide daily updates to Assistant Director regarding van performance.
    4. Assist with implementation and evaluation of research programming at service sites; assist in identifying potential research opportunities focused on poverty and social justice; assist in evaluating service impact and research on students, partner organizations, and host communities.

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate Assistant must be in a degree program related to the Assistantship being requested:Two-year social sciences & liberal arts programs are preferred and encouraged to apply. PLEASE NOTE: Due to this position’s need for flexibility, students in programs that REQUIRE internship hours, student teaching hours, and field-work hours that may conflict with the GA position are asked to NOT apply.
    • Any undergraduate major. Social science majors and liberal arts, especially Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, and English preferred.
    • 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 supervising and managing undergraduate students; experience with facilitating service trips and leading reflections; poverty and social justice awareness and ability to engage in socio-political conversations 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; strong verbal and written communication skills.

     Compensation:

    •             Stipend in the amount of $ 4,000     

    •             Tuition Remission √

    Dates of Assistantship:

    • Start date Spring 2020 End date Spring 2021 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2018 – Spring 2019)
    • Hours per week: 20 (excluding breaks and university holidays)
    • (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 beginning/end of semester-specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.)

    Contact Person to receive resumes:  Fedaling Agwumezie – [email protected]

    Department:  Office of Marketing and Communications

    Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Account Management - Office of Marketing and Communications

    Description of Services Provided by the Department:

    Internal marketing agency for the University; In house production (Includes editorial and design) for branded University communications across media (print, digital, video);  Produces official print communications (Bulletin, Commencement), managing external printers and billing; Creates and implements long-term and short-term marketing plans for colleges and admin areas; Manages budget, plans, and content creation for paid media campaigns---primarily digital search campaigns; Oversees stjohns.edu and CMS; Writes and produces stories for stjohns.edu homepage and college landing pages. 

    Description of the student learning experience:The learning experience will be aligned to the student’s major

    Opportunity to get first-hand experience in marketing agency setting---seeing how print and web pieces are produced.  Gain experience with editing and proofreading communications, as well as project management of print projects, by assisting account directors with print jobs.  Depending on level of interest, position could learn web content management system to assist with simple updates.  Could be asked to help at University photoshoots/Marketing events.  Contact other schools for research and benchmarking purposes. Resume building skills include Basecamp, Drupal CMS, and proofreading.

    Major Activities GA will be involved in and evaluated on:

    1. Proofread changes to official publications, ensuring the accuracy of those edits
    2. Learn and use project management software to open new print projects; work with a client to project manage an entire print project from start to end, under guidance of account team
    3. Assist account directors with scheduling of story interviews/photo/video shoots and client meetings
    4. Benchmark with peer institutions though web research and phone surveys; other duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

    • Describe the type of graduate degree program related to the Assistantship being requested: Marketing, Communications, English, International Marketing and Marketing Management
    • Completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Advertising Communication, Communications, English, journalism, Liberal Studies, Marketing
    • Experience required: proofreading, editing, god eye for detail, web publishing skills, ability to learn and be trained on new software/content management systems; project management software, ex. Basecamp

    Compensation:

    Stipend in the amount of $4,000     

    Tuition Remission √

    Dates of Assistantship:

    Start date 1/20/2020 and end date 12/08/2020 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2018 – Spring 2019)

    Hours per week 15-20 (excluding breaks and university holidays)

    (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 beginning/end of semester.

    Contact Person to receive resumes:  Charles Bahadur – [email protected]

    Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Athletics Facilities and Operations

    Description of Services Provided by the Department:

    The Athletic Facilities & Operations 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 Event Management for every home contest which includes staffing, coordinating public safety, event set up, ushers, ticket takers, scoreboard operators, shot clock, sideline staff, among others. In addition, the Facilities and Operations team is in charge of 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 Facilities to schedule maintenance, home competitions and various events that take place in these facilities. Other operations 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

    This area also has oversight of 15-20 student workers, 6 interns, 4 Graduate Assistants, 80 Event Staff workers, and 1 Full-time employee.

    This position will have the opportunity to observe and experience the management of game day operations for 17 Division I / Big East varsity programs. Observe pre-season meetings with key maintenance, grounds, public safety, fire safety and concession personnel to establish event management protocols and safety standards. Assist in the organization of event staff personnel. Experience event management team meetings prior to each athletic contest.

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

    Graduate Assistant will be able to experience the operation of a Division I Athletic Facilities and Operations Department, learn how to proactively approach planning events, facility scheduling, administrative meetings, and view the process of communicating capital needs to the university. In order to ensure a positive outcome from the event, the Graduate Assistant will think of ways to motivate and lead the student staff by creating a team environment. This position is filled with experimental learning opportunities and various projects. 

    The Athletics Facilities and Operations Graduate Assistants are afforded the opportunity to interact with coaches, athletic administrators and industry professionals to provide a well-rounded experience within a NCAA Division I Athletic Department. The graduate assistantship gives students hands on experience in the areas of daily operations, event management, and facility projects.

    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 Athletics Communications Graduate Assistantship provides students with experience working in an External Relations Office with a wide range of industry professionals. This particular position enables students to strengthen their communications skills and development as an emphasis is placed in writing and public speaking.

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

    1. Observe the management of over 75 staff members, consisting of  student 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. Participate in orientations for all members of the student staff
    4. Collaborate with various departments on campus to organize and plan event including marketing, business office, compliance, sports medicine, equipment room and university facilities
    5. Plan event logistics and communicate needs to run safe, clean, and organized events
    6. Evaluate and provide feedback for both athletic and event operations
    7. Learn basics of athletic capital planning, financing of projects, and how athletics fits within the university's master plan
    8. Assist in observation of athletic facilities and Carnesecca Arena
    9. 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, Marketing

    Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in: Communications, Sport Management and Marketing

    Compensation:

    • Stipend in the amount of $4000
    • Tuition remission √

    Dates of Assistantship:

    • Start date: Winter 2020, End date: Winter 2022 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2019-Spring 2020
    • Hours per week 20 (including 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]