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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:  Athletic Administration

Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Athletic Administration

Description of Services Provided by the Department:  

The Athletic Administration Department provides oversight 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 Sport Supervision, Sports Medicine, Equipment Operations, Strength and Conditioning, and Sports Performance programs. The Deputy AD also collaborates closely with and maintains constructive relationships with university partners including New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital, New York City Football Club, Learfield/IMG College, Professional Physical Therapy among others. In addition, the position collaborates with 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 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: The learning experience will be aligned to the student’s major

The Graduate Assistant will be exposed to the operation of a Division I Athletic program. This Graduate Assistant 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, and fundraising, among others. This Graduate Assistant will experience various meetings including Senior Staff, Facilities Planning, Facilities Operations, Student Wellness, Event Operations, 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 areas such as:  capital planning, facility planning, nutritional pilot program, benchmarking industry peers, observing equipment inventory methods, event planning and scheduling. The student will be involved in numerous projects that will provide meaningful experiential learning opportunities. Lastly, the student will conduct research projects, by benchmarking with other universities, to gain a global awareness of the industry our role in the Big East Conference.

Major Activities GA will be involved in and evaluated on:

  1. Attend staff meetings and observe the management of over 90 staff members, consisting of student interns, college work study, and event staff positions both in the office and during events.
  2. Learn and observe the payroll process for student staff
  3. Experience orientation planning for members of the student staff
  4. Be a part of collaborating with various departments on campus to organize and plan event including marketing, compliance, sports medicine, equipment room and university facilities
  5. Be involved in projects that help plan event logistics and communicate needs to run safe and organized events
  6. Evaluate and provide feedback for both athletic and event operations
  7. View and contribute to project planning, staff and coach management
  8. Project:  assist with Athletics Facilities Master Planning process and coordination of meetings.   Learn basics of athletic capital planning, financing of projects, and how athletics fits within the university master plan
  9. Participate in benchmark projects of peer institutions in Division I and the Big East Conference

Qualifications:

  • Graduate Degree program related to assistantship requested: Sport Management or M.B.A. program
  • Completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a mayor in Business, Sport Management or M.B.S. program
  • Microsoft Office, Customer service experience required

Compensation:

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

Dates of Assistantship:

  • Start date August 1, 2019 and end date August 1, 2020 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2018 – Spring 2019)
  • Hours per week 20

Contact Person to receive resumes:  John A. Diffley – [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 2018, End date: Spring 2019 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2015 – Spring 2016)
  • Hours per week 20 including breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends

Contact Person:

Stephen Dombroski
[email protected]

Department:  Athletics Creative Services & Digital Media

Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Athletics Creative Services & Digital Media

Description of Services Provided by the Department: Under the supervision of the Assistant Athletics Director for Creative Services & Digital Media, the Athletics Creative Services & Digital Media Graduate Assistant will assist with the design and layout of print and digital content, as well as aid in the management of the department's photo archives. In addition, the Athletics Creative Services & Digital Media Graduate Assistant will develop content for social media, SJU·TV broadcasts, videoboard operations and email marketing. The Athletic Creative Services and Digital Media 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 Creative Services & Digital Media 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 creative services, 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 Creative Services and Digital Media 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 graphic design 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 the design and layout of a variety of print materials
  2. Create digital and social media content
  3. Aid in the management of photo archives
  4. Develop graphic and video content during home athletic events

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, 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 2018, End date: Spring 2020 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2015 – Spring 2016)
  • Hours per week 20 including breaks, university holidays, evenings and weekends 

Contact Person:
Stephen Dombroski
[email protected]

Department:  Athletics Marketing & Promotions

Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Athletics Marketing & Promotions (2 positions)

Description of Services Provided by the Department: Under the supervision of the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations, the Athletic Marketing Graduate Assistant will assist with in-game productions, promotional strategies and advertising campaigns for St. John’s 17 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Primarily, the graduate assistant will be involved in sponsorship activation, fan and student engagement, in-venue entertainment, graphic design and special events. The Athletics Marketing and Promotions 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 Marketing and Promotions 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 fan engagement, game day operations, digital marketing and content creation.

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 Marketing and Promotions 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 graphic design 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 the coordination of in-game productions and promotions
  2. Conduct marketing and promotional shoots for print and digital content
  3. Aid in the management of St. John’s Athletics social media platforms
  4. Execute advertising strategy and on-campus promotional activities

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 2018, End date: Spring 2019 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2015 – Spring 2016)
  • 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 2018, End date: Spring 2019 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2015 – Spring 2016)
  • 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].

After submitting the Application for Assistantship/Fellowship form, you may apply for a position using the Division of Student Affairs Graduate Assistantship Application online form. Please note this only applies to positions with the Division of Student Affairs.

Deadline Extended: Graduate Assistantship applications will be accepted until Friday, April 5, 2019. After this deadline, you may be contacted to schedule an interview. Please note you will be required to provide proof of acceptance into a matriculated graduate program in order to receive an offer.

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

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    Department:  Office of Academic Service-Learning - Vincentian Inst. For Social Justice

    Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Academic Service-Learning office in Queens

    Description of Services Provided by the Department: The office of Academic Service-Learning manages the Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) program. The AS-L program at St. John’s University is a classroom/experiential site - based program that involves students in some form of required community service that benefits the common (public) good and uses service as a means of understanding course concepts. The service activity meets course objectives, and through reflection students examine issues pertaining to social justice and responsibility.

    Description of the student learning experience: The Graduate Assistant will provide the AS-L department clerical and administrative assistance. The student will learn basic clerical, 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. 

    Major Activities GA will be involved in 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.
    4. Track student service hours using the GivePulse service reporting platform and assist with reporting each semester.

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate degree program related to the assistantship being requested: Social Sciences, Business and Administration two year programs are strongly preferred.
    • Social Sciences degrees are preferred.
    • Public Speaking experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office.

    Compensation:

    • Stipend in the amount of $4000.00
    • Tuition Remission √

    Dates of Assistantship:

    • Start date is Fall 2019 and end date will be Spring 2019 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:  Anna K Zak – [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:

    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] .

    Department:  Office of Human Resources
    Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Research
    Description of Services Provided by the Department: The Office of Human Resources provides employment-related programs and services that support employees and faculty of St. John’s University. Department functions include recruitment and staffing services, student employment, administration of benefits, compensation and payroll, employee training and development, employee relations and compliance, and HR services such as performance management, counseling and consulting. Our HR team works together to serve departments, engage employees and help them succeed on the job, support a healthy work-life balance, serve the community, and support our students.

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

    The GA will perform a range of research to support University initiatives around employee diversity and inclusivity, benchmarking related to policy development, and assist with implementation of a variety of equity and inclusion initiatives. This Graduate Assistant will be encouraged to explore ideas, research and think critically to respond to challenges or questions presented, and then be able to define, develop, deliver and present solutions.

    Major Activities GA will be involved in and evaluated on:

    1. Conduct policy benchmarking initiatives as assigned, via web, email and phone calls to research and gather specific information on best practices among our peers. Prepare detailed reports and summaries of findings. Support the Director of Equal Opportunity, Compliance and Title IX Coordinator in these efforts.
    2. Conduct research on topics related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in higher education as directed by our Chief Diversity Officer. Prepare reports of findings. Work to support implementation of projects.
    3. Proficiency with a range of technology and systems, including MS Office, internet research tools, html, pdf, and ability and willingness to learn new tools and systems.
    4. Other learning experiences as assigned related to HR research projects.

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate degree program related to the Assistantship:
    • SJC- English, Psychology (industrial org undergrad), Social Justice, Sociology, Theology  TCB- Business Management, Marketing, Law CPS-International Communications, Data Mining,  Communications/Media/ Marketing SOE-Human Services and  Counseling preferred but not required.
    • Completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Experience Required: Proven ability to research a given topic or idea in a detailed, thorough and balanced manner. Ga must be able to gather and synthesize information, compare and contrast, and prepare reports of findings. Excellent written communications required, with experience in different forms of writing to include professional/business writing, marketing, journalism and/or persuasive writing.

    Compensation:

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

    Dates of Assistantship:

    • Start date Fall 2019 semester. 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: Mary Cascio – [email protected]  

    Department: Office of Institutional Research
    Position Title: Graduate Assistant for the Office of Institutional Research

    Description of Services Provided by the Department: The Office of Institutional Research is a centralized resource to develop and provide timely, accurate, and consistent quantitative and qualitative information and analyses to internal and external constituents. The office facilitates the following for the administrative and academic units:

    • Providing statistical data to support planning efforts, program reviews, outcomes assessment, and proposals for external funding.
    • Assisting in areas such as, retention analysis, enrollment projections and special studies
    • Initiating and supporting the development, administration, and analyses of outcomes related surveys

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

    Major Activities GA will be involved in and evaluated on:

    1. Preparation of tables, graphs for inclusion in reports and PowerPoint presentations
    2. Data entry and analysis
    3. Internet Research
    4. Summarizing results of national and/or in-house surveys
    5. Updating the department’s web page
    6. Clerical duties including: Filing, scanning, assist with front desk, answering phones/taking messages and other tasks to ensure the office runs smoothly. Training will be provided to ensure that these tasks are don in a professional manner

    Qualifications:

    • Complete a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • Entering first semester of a two-year graduate program
    • Detailed oriented and possess excellent organizational, time management skills and ability to work independently
    • Analytical and research skills preferred
    • Proficiency in Microsoft software particularly in Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Will train in Adobe Acrobat, SPSS, Vision and other packages as necessary.

    Compensation:

    • Stipend in the amount of $2000 (1st yr.), $2500 (2nd yr. in OIR office) per semester.
    • Tuition Remission √

    Dates of Assistantship:

    • Start date 9/4/ 2019 and end date 12/31/ 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:  Mary Siconolfi – [email protected]  

    Department:  Office of Media Relations

    Position Title: Graduate Assistant for the Office of Media Relations

    Description of Services Provided by the Department:  The Office of The Office of Media Relations at St. John’s University works with the media for the purpose of informing the public of our mission, superior academics, global footprint, faculty expertise, student success and our overall practices in a positive, consistent, and credible manner. We coordinate directly with print, internet, television, and radio journalists in an effort to assist them in producing news and feature stories and various content about the University. The members of the staff from the Office of Media Relations are the only people authorized to speak on behalf of the University in an official capacity.

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

    This position reports directly to the Director of Media Relations. This person should be an outgoing, energetic, and creative student who is a clear self-starter. The ideal candidate should want to develop skills and training in the field of public relations, media relations, marketing, broadcast, or print journalism. The graduate assistant will also have the opportunity to promote events and work with the media in a fast-paced environment. The Graduate Assistant will gain a wealth of real-world experience that can be applied to the business world. 

    Major Activities GA will be involved in and evaluated on:

    1. The ideal candidate will have a passion for news, social media, and a keen awareness of what’s in the news in order to promote faculty expertise; skills at using all social media platforms a must. The Office of Media Relations seeks to promote faculty expertise on a weekly basis on our website.
    2. Writing is a large component of this role and attention to detail is a must. The candidate is expected to not only write press releases and media alerts, but also fact-check and proofread other writing output. Knowledge of proper grammar and punctuation a must.
    3. The role requires someone who is acutely aware of anything timely unfolding in the media; as previously mentioned, a self-starter who can pitch original story ideas to the Director of Media Relations, on a regular basis. The candidate will also be asked to develop direct relationships with reporters to pitch stories over the phone, to follow up on press releases and media alerts.
    4. Because writing, proofing, and editing are required for this role, the Office of Media Relations would welcome the opportunity to see writing samples.

    Qualifications:

    • Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree in communications, marketing, advertising, or a related field.
    • Completed a bachelor’s degree form an accredited college or university with a major in Print or Broadcast Journalism, English, Public Relations or Marketing …
    • Required experience in previous internship in a related field (a plus), active as an undergraduate on either the school newspaper or related clubs/activities.

    Compensation:

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

    Dates of Assistantship:

    • Start date will be one week before Fall 2019 and end date one week after Spring 2019 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:  Diane Blascovich: [email protected]

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    Department:  Office of the Vice Provost-Staten Island Campus

    Position Title: Graduate Assistant I-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.

    The student learning experience and how it relates to student’s field of study: Student will work for Dr. 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.

    The student learning experience not related to the student’s field of study: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.

    Major Activities GA will be involved in and evaluated on:

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

    Qualifications:

    • Programs related to Business Administration, marketing, English, and Education preferred.
    • Completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in: Business management, Marketing, Education preferred.  
    • Experience required: 1-2 years office related experience preferred. Experience in organizational leadership, project management, customer experience desired

    Compensation:

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

    Dates of Assistantship:

    • Start date: Fall 2019 and end: Spring 2020 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2015 – Spring 2016)
    • Hours per week 20

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

    Job 2 --

    Department:  Office of the Vice Provost-Staten Island Campus

    Position Title: Graduate Assistant II-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.

    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. The Graduate Assistant will 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 Synch.

    The student learning experience not related to the student’s field of study:Student will gain experience in research and writing across technology platforms. Student will acquire advanced 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.

    Major Activities GA will be involved in and evaluated on:

    1. Writing copy for website stories
    2. Liaison with the department of Marketing and Communications
    3. Campus Calendar management
    4. Campus academic event planning

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate Degrees in English, Marketing and Communications preferred.
    • Completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in: English, Business, Marketing and Communications preferred.  
    • Experience required: 1-2 years office related experience preferred. Experience in organizational leadership, project management, customer experience desired

    Compensation:

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

    Dates of Assistantship:

    • Start date: Fall 2019 and end: Spring 2020 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2015 – Spring 2016)
    • Hours per week 20

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

    Department:  Ozanam Scholars Program (Queens Campus)

    Position Title: Graduate Assistant for 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 Queens Campus.    

    PROGRAM THEMES:

    Vincentian Leadership – 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 – Asglobal 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.  

    Major Activities GA will be involved in and evaluated on:

    1. Responsible for the creation of research materials (PowerPoints, handouts) to support student acquisition of research skills throughout the Independent Study Proposal and Capstone Research Project 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.
    2. Lead monthly student service 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 tasksassociated with bookings, reservations, invoices, travel, T&E’s etc.

    Qualifications:

    • Various degree programs can be applied to this assistantship.
    • Completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
    • 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. The Graduate Assistant 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:

    •          Stipend in the amount of $4000

    •          Tuition Remission √

    Dates of Assistantship:

    •          Start date Fall 2019 and end date Fall 2020 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2018 – Spring 2019)

    •          Hours per week 20

    Contact Person to receive resumes:  Jane Barry – [email protected]

    Job 1

    Department:  Vincentian Institute for Social Action (VISA)/ Community Partnerships

    Position Title: Community Partnerships (Service)

    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 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. He/She will serve as the primary liaison for all service related matters between the department administrators/staff of the community organizations, and Ozanam Scholars

    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:  This position will provide students a leadership role examining real world social justice issues through service and research.

    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:

    • 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.
    • Completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in: 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-passenger 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 $4000
    • Tuition Remission √

    Dates of Assistantship:

    • Start date: Fall 2019 and end: Spring 2021 by Academic Year (e.g. Fall 2019 – Spring 2020)
    • 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 semester0specify in the original contract-otherwise they are not required.).

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

    Job 2

    Department:  Vincentian Institute for Social Action (VISA)

    Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Ozanam Scholars Program in the 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 is a program of the Vincentian Institute for Social Action. It provides a platform for students to critically examine the systems that perpetuate poverty and take action to advance social justice globally. In connection to poverty-alleviation, students will have the opportunity to develop program management and student leadership skills. The GA will work with the scholars primarily on the Staten Island Campus.  

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

    PROGRAM THEMES:

    Vincentian Leadership 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.  

    Major Activities GA will be involved in and evaluated on:

    1. Responsible for the creation of research materials (PowerPoints, handouts) to support student acquisition of research skills throughout the Independent Study Proposal and Capstone Research Project 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. Lead monthly student service 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. The GA will also be responsible for driving scholars to Queens on a weekly basis to various courses and meetings.
    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 requested: Various degree programs can be applied to this assistantship.

    • 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 drives from the Staten Island to Queens campuses.
    • 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:

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

    Dates of Assistantship:

    • Start date is Fall 2019 and end date will be 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:  Jane Barry – [email protected]