The Office of the Provost and Division of Student Affairs have identified frequently asked questions about remote learning, resources available to students, campus housing, and what to expect as online instruction continues for the rest of the spring semester, due to developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
Please be advised that students who currently hold a Graduate Assistantship or Doctoral Fellowship position should contact their immediate supervisor with any questions concerning future employment beyond the 2020 spring semester.
In light of current circumstances, all new hires for future Graduate Assistantship and Doctoral Fellowship positions are now on hold, though interested students are still encouraged to apply. All submitted applications and resumes however will be reviewed by the receiving department/unit to which you have applied. We appreciate your patience at this time and hope to have more information soon.
A limited number of Graduate Assistantships and University Fellowships are granted to various academic departments within each school and college of the University. Graduate Assistantships are also available in administrative departments. All students interested in applying for an Assistantship must complete the online Graduate Assistant or Doctoral Fellowship application found below, print it out, and hand it in at the Graduate Admissions Office (Newman Hall, Room 106). When Academic Graduate Assistantships/University Fellowships are available, the appropriate college will review the applications submitted and then contact a student. Non-Academic Graduate Assistantships are posted below and students may apply directly for them after submitting the Application for Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship.
The main number for any questions you have concerning your graduate application can be answered by the graduate admissions office and based on your college:
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and SciencesCollege of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
The School of Education
718-990-2304 or 718-990-8054
Awards are given on the basis of academic merit. Applicants for Doctoral Fellowships and Graduate Assistantships are only expected to submit GRE or GMAT scores if they are required to do so within their primary department of study.
All awardees are expected to have an undergraduate overall GPA of at least 3.20. Graduate Assistants will be expected to show evidence of a 3.20 GPA or above in any previous graduate work. Doctoral Fellows will be expected to show evidence of 3.5 GPA or above in any previous graduate work. Graduate Assistants who do not maintain these minimum GPAs will not be eligible to keep their assistantships.
The Graduate Admissions Assistance Program (GAAP) oversees graduate student applications to external scholarships. The staff of the GAAP Office will assist you in determining your eligibility for scholarships and in completing the application process. In addition to our regular Graduate Assistantships and Doctoral Fellowships, several additional scholarships are available including the Pope Paul VI Scholarship Program and the Catholic School Teacher Scholarship.
There are two main types of academic graduate assistantships available: Graduate Assistantships for master’s students, and Doctoral Fellows for doctoral students. Students must be enrolled in a program of study affiliated with the department or program offering the assistantship. The number of Graduate Assistantships and Doctoral Fellowships may vary from year to year.
There are two types of Graduate Assistantships. The first type of Graduate Assistantship is an academic assistantship. Graduate Assistants with academic assistantships are assigned to their home departments and are expected to assist in teaching and/or to conduct research within their disciplines. Academic Graduate Assistants work up to 20 hours per week. Teaching duties cannot include being the instructor of record. It is recommended that Academic Graduate Assistants should devote on average up to 5 hours per week engaged in assisting in the teaching or mentoring of students.
The other type of Graduate Assistantship is a non-academic assistantship. Graduate Assistants with non-academic assistantships are assigned to offices throughout the University and are not directly affiliated with their home departments. Non-Academic Graduate Assistants are not expected to teach or conduct research, but their learning experiences should have relevance to their fields of study. Non-Academic Graduate Assistants are expected to work up to 20 hours per week for an administrator and are not expected to engage in the assistance of teaching or mentoring of students.
Both master’s and doctoral students are eligible for Graduate Assistantship positions.
Doctoral Fellowships are awarded to doctoral students only; these fellowships reside only in academic departments, with the exception of the Institute for Writing Studies (See “Other Program Descriptions,” below). Doctoral Fellows conduct research and may teach. Teaching activities might include lab supervision, serving as instructor of record for select undergraduate courses, or tutoring students. Research must be confined to the needs of the program, faculty, or student. Doctoral Fellows work up to 20 hours per week. It is recommended that Doctoral Fellows should devote on average up to 5 hours per week engaged in the teaching or mentoring of students.
The position descriptions for College departments and programs linked below provide general information about assistantships offered by St. John’s University. Please contact a department for further information about whether or not academic positions are presently available.
Other types of Graduate Assistantships are assigned to non-academic departments throughout the University, which are not directly affiliated with the student’s home department. These Graduate Assistantships do not require teaching or research in an academic discipline but administrative Graduate Assistants are expected to work up to 20 hours per week for an administrative unit.
All students interested in applying for an Assistantship must complete the online Graduate Assistant or Doctoral Fellowship application, print it out, and hand it in at the Graduate Admissions Office (Newman Hall, Room 106) or email it to [email protected].
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 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:
Dates of Assistantship:
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:
Contact Person: Send resumes to Jared E. Littman, M.P.A., Director at [email protected] .
Description of Services Provided by the Department:
Science Supply is a sub-unit within the Dept. of Environmental Health & Safety responsible for the purchasing, inspection, receipt and delivery of all chemicals and materials used in the research and teaching laboratories in St. Albert Hall. This department provides procurement (ordering, receipt, inspection and delivery) and budget oversight services to the Science departments. Science Supply receives shipments of hazardous chemical, biological, and radiological material, as well as Controlled Substances and Restricted drugs. Ordering and receipt logistics are managed with University staff and a Graduate Assistant. The department maintains a room-by-room, barcoded chemical inventory and associated databases.The department delivers hazardous materials to the respective laboratories, dispenses certain common laboratory supplies, and oversees the centralized collection of laboratory wastes.
Description of the student learning experience: The learning experience will be aligned to the student’s major
Contact Person to receive resumes: Suzette Weiss – [email protected]
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.
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.
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:
Compensation: Tuition remission
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.
The Graduate Assistant will be exposed to the operation of a Division I Athletic program. This graduate assistance will be provided experiential learning opportunities in multiple areas including Sports Performance, Facilities and Operations, Event Management, Capital Projects, Equipment Operations, Sports Medicine, Sports Administration, Corporate Sponsorships, Fundraising among others. This Graduate student will experience multiple meeting including Senior Staff, Capital Projects, Facilities Planning, Facilities Operations, Student Wellness, Coaches and Staff meetings. This student will be able to observe interactions between multiple constituents including staff, coaches and external partners. This student will be given projects in multiple areas including capital planning, facility planning, nutritional pilot program, benchmarking industry peers, observing equipment inventory methods and planning events, facility scheduling, and view the process of communicating capital needs to the university. The student will be involved in numerous projects that will provide meaningful experiential learning opportunities. Lastly, the student will research equipment and operations, by benchmarking with other universities, to gain a global awareness of the industry our role in the Big East Conference.
Contact to receive resumes: David Salomon, [email protected]
Description of Services Provided by the Department: Community outreach and collaboration between University Departments and external constituents such as the local civic associations, community board, city agencies, and elected officials. The Office of Community Relations also provides clear and valuable information, goodwill, and collaborative relationship building with our community neighbors.
The learning experience in the Office of Community Relations would relate to a student’s field of study as we interact with a variety of entities, plan numerous events, and must keep track of our budget very closely. Student’s would gain valuable experience in marketing, financial tracking and planning, as well as in public relations and office management.
Contact to receive resumes: Paul Lazauskas, [email protected]
Description of Services provided by department: The department, in particular the student’s supervisor, will teach practical skills, provide guidance in a real work environment, and give the opportunity to gain knowledge of business functions.
Description of the student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study: The purpose of the position is for the student to gain practical experience and develop skills useful in a marketing and communications business environment, specifically as it relates to media. The student will obtain knowledge of basic protocols and responsibilities necessary to operate within a business and functional environment.
If the student’s learning experience is not related to the student’s field of study, please describe how the student will benefit from Graduate Assistantship: The student will learn proper language used in professional emails and communications in general. S/he will also gain first-hand experience on how to work in a team environment and how to organize oneself to meet deadlines.
Compensation: Tuition Remission (Y/N): Y
Contact to receive resumes: Elena M. Damiani, email-[email protected], ext.5807
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:
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
Contact to receive resumes: Douglas Trani, [email protected]