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Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

Division of Student Affairs
Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

Why should you work in the Division of Student Affairs?

  • You'll be surrounded by professionals who are creative, passionate, and committed to improving the lives of students.
  • You'll see students grow and change as a result of your work.
  • You'll build and enhance a host of skills that will be applicable to any future profession.

Graduate assistantships are opportunities for matriculated students in a Hofstra graduate program. The assistantships typically last from 9 to 10 months, and require working 20 to 25 hours per week. Evening and weekend work may be required, depending upon the position. Most positions offer up to nine (9) credits of tuition remission each semester (unless otherwise noted), with no more than 18 credits per academic year. Some assistantships also offer on campus housing, as noted.


Graduate Assistantship (Stipend and Tuition Compensation)

  • Hofstra Career Center

    This position is paid by an hourly wage. There is no tuition stipend associated with this position.

    The Career Center is seeking a graduate student marketing assistant for fall 2018. The Career Center assists its diverse population of undergraduates, graduate students and alumni with all aspects of career exploration/management and comprehensive job search strategies.

    The student assistant will be expected to work 15 hours per week, and will be paid on an hourly basis. The assistantship is renewable into future academic years, presuming appropriate performance and reliability.

    The graduate assistant will:

    • Track weekly events of The Career Center and create weekly email newsletter to students.
    • Create weekly blog entries for The Career Center.
    • Play an integral role in the management of The Career Center’s social media accounts.
    • Assist with various special events including job fairs and workshops.

    Qualified candidates must be a graduate student; marketing, public relations or higher education graduate programs preferred. Candidates must have a strong attention for detail, and excellent interpersonal skills. Knowledge of design programs, career services, and job trends is preferred. High proficiency in social media and Microsoft Office is necessary for this position.

  • Office of Residence Life

    ASSISTANT RESIDENT DIRECTOR

    We are pleased to announce a Graduate Assistantship position is available in the Office of Residence Life. The Assistant Resident Director position is for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a 10-month live in position with an August 1st, 2018 start through May 31, 2019.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist with the staff training and supervision of 24 resident assistants, as per the direction of your supervisor
    • Assist with the management of a residence hall complex housing approximately 600 students
    • Staff and student development
    • Provide guidance and leadership to hall programming and hall government
    • Assist with the management of the Facilities (ex. Maintenance, health and safety inspections)
    • Participating in emergency on-call rotation
    • Active participation in staff recruitment, selection and training
    • Availability for preparation and opening of residence halls starting August 1, 2018

    *this is not an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities*

    Qualifications

    • Full time matriculation in a Hofstra University graduate program
    • College/University residence hall or campus life experience preferred (such as a Resident Assistant)

    Remuneration

    • Graduation tuition up to 18 credits per academic year
    • $4,000/academic year stipend

    Application

    • Cover letter including graduate educational goals
    • Resume
    • Contact information for three references

    Send application materials to:
    Graduate Assistant Search Committee
    c/o Russ Smith
    250 Hofstra University, Residence Life
    Hempstead, NY 11549
    Fax: 516-463-6931

    Applications are being accepted until position is filled. Screening will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 516-463-6930 or email at reslifejobs@hofstra.edu.

    Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

  • Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion

    Position: Graduate Assistant for Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion
    Office of Student Leadership and Engagement – Division of Student Affairs
    As a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) this job description indicates your primary responsibilities. However the OSLE operates as interconnected unit and you may be called upon to contribute in other areas throughout the department.

    Description:
    Under the direction of the Associate and Assistant Directors for Intercultural and Engagement & Inclusion (IEI), the Graduate Assistant will assist in the coordination of IEI’s campus-wide diversity initiatives and educationally inclusive programming. This Graduate Assistantship is multifaceted in meeting the co-curricular needs for an array of undergraduate students.

    Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

    In conjunction with the Associate and Assistant Directors of Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion; this position would provide assistance with the following tasks:

    • Advising of multiple student clubs and organizations under IEI.
    • Serve as a resource for students from historically underrepresented groups; which may include, but not be limited to: Students of Color, First Generation Students, and Students within the LGBTQ+ community
    • Assist with developing, coordinating and facilitating heritage month programs, Diversity Dialogue Desserts programs and other intercultural programs geared towards inclusive education on campus.
    • Aid with developing, coordinating and facilitating programs promoting the inclusiveness of higher education and transition and retention programs for marginalized student populations
    • Promote office programs through the creation of flyers and other marketing materials, social media, website updates and other publicity avenues
    • Provide support for the intercultural student groups through administrative tasks, student leadership development programs and presentations, and education outreach in regard to the contract approval process and other programming processes
    • Develop program reviews and assist with the assessment of office programs and budget tracking
    • Represent The Office of Student Leadership & Engagement (OSLE) and Intercultural Engagement & Inclusion (IEI) at various student group and campus-wide events
    • Provide regular front desk support for the Intercultural Engagement & Inclusion, and OSLE
    • Other duties and tasks as assigned

    Hours
    The Graduate Assistant is expected to work 25 hours a week, evening and weekend hours, as needed. Winter intercession and spring break included.

    Compensation
    The successful candidate will receive a $1125 stipend and a 9 credit tuition waiver for the semester.

    Qualifications

    • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time Graduate student.
    • Applicants must be creative, organized and professional; as well as a demonstrate intercultural sensitivity.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
    • Prior experience with event planning, working with student groups, coordinating diversity-focused programs on a college campus, and working with underrepresented students is highly preferred.
    • Familiarity and experience working with multicultural competencies and social justice educational programming is highly preferred.

    Duration of Employment
    August 14, 2017 to December 21, 2017

    Application Instructions
    Email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Gillian Atkinson, Associate Director of Intercultural Engagement & Inclusion at Gillian.Atkinson@hofstra.edu.

  • Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

    Graduate Assistant for Programming
     
    Contract period: August 20, 2018 - May 17, 2019
     
    Position Description:
    The graduate assistant works directly with the Assistant Directors of Student Leadership and Engagement in the planning and implementation of new student programming throughout the academic year.

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Coordinating, promoting, attending and assessing weekend programs including Explore Next Door (END) trips
    • Creating, editing, and providing oversight for “This Week at Hofstra”  and HOFCASTS
    • Assisting with new student orientation registrations and confirmations
    • Assisting with the recruitment, interviewing, and hiring process for orientation staff
    • Assisting with Final Exams Care Package program.
    • Programming events in the student center game room and assessing usage
    • Special projects as assigned

     In addition, this person will have roles in various events on campus including, but not limited to, Welcome Week, the Fall and Spring Leadership Retreats, Fall Festival, Winter Welcome, END Trips, Music Fest and Office of Admissions events.
     
    Required Qualifications:
    Applicant must be an accepted matriculated student in a graduate degree program by start date. This position requires 25 hours per week with some evening and weekend responsibilities. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required  Creative skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and event planning is preferred.  Must possess strong written and oral communication skills.  Must be detailed oriented, creative, and organized. Candidate must demonstrate effective skills working independently and as a member of a team.

    Remuneration:
    9 graduate (masters) level credit tuition waiver and $1,000 stipend (subject to reappointment each semester)

  • Office of Parent and Family Programs

    Graduate Assistantship
    Applicant must be a full-time matriculated student enrolled in a graduate degree program by start date listed.

    This position is compensated by a combination $2,000 stipend and 18 credit tuition waiver for graduate courses, September 2018 – May 2019. Hourly compensation position available June – August 2018 – $11 per hour.

    Hours: Flexible, 25hrs/week required

    Assist with the creation of new publications and programs. Provide general clerical assistance for the department including data-entry, answering parent telephone(s) and email inquiries, updating and maintaining a parent contact information and inquiry database, organizing records and reserving rooms for events. Update the phone/email log with the various email and phone messages that the office receives on a weekly basis. Provide general assistance to Director and Assistant Director, as well as provide assistance to the Administrative Assistant to the VP and AVP of Student Affairs. Must represent the Office of Parent and Family Programs at various campus events on weekdays and some weekends. Must be proficient in MS Office. Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills required. Must also be detail-oriented and maintain a high level of professionalism. Summer availability preferred.

    Deadline: Open until filled

    Assistantship Start Date: September 1, 2018

    To apply, send your resume and cover letter of interest to Adrienne.R.Kravitz@hofstra.edu.

     
  • Campus Recreation

    3 GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS AVAILABLE – Club Sports (1), Fitness (1), and Spirit Support (1)

    Responsibilities:

    Club Sports (1)-The Graduate Assistant for Club Sports will be responsible for coordinating programming and scheduling of Hofstra’s sport club program, which includes 28 clubs and a Club Council. Other responsibilities include: marketing and promotions, staff recruitment/training, and scheduling. Work is approximately 25 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours. Facility supervision and operational responsibilities for the Hofstra Fitness Center is required.

    Fitness (1) -The Graduate Assistant for Fitness will be responsible for the leadership of the department’s Fitness, Group Exercise, and Wellness programming. The graduate assistant will collaborate with other departments on campus (Student Health and Counseling, Student Advocacy and Awareness, etc.) to develop programming for the University community. Other responsibilities include: marketing and promotions, staff recruitment/training, and scheduling. Work is approximately 25 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours. Facility supervision and operational responsibilities for the Hofstra Fitness Center is required.

    Spirit Support (1) -The Graduate Assistant for Spirit Support will be responsible for working closely with the Cheerleading and Dance Team coaches and Pep Band and Mascot captains. Other responsibilities include: marketing and promotions, staff recruitment/training, and scheduling. The graduate assistant will have roles in all major university events including:  Welcome Week, Fall Festival, Fall/Spring Leadership retreats and Commencement. Work is approximately 25 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours. Facility supervision and operational responsibilities for the Hofstra Fitness Center is required.

    Qualifications:
    A bachelor’s degree in Sports Marketing, Physical Education or a related area and acceptance into a graduate program for the 2018-2019 academic year is required. Applicants should be knowledgeable in sports and display excellent communication, programming and organizational skills. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is preferred. CPR/AED certification is required.

    Stipend:
    18 credits of tuition remission and a $2000 stipend for this annual appointment (subject to renewal each semester) which begins August 15, 2018 and concludes June 15, 2019.

    Deadline:
    February 21, 2018

    To Apply:
    Please submit resume, including cover letter and names of three references to:

    Ms. Pat Montagano, Director
    235 Hofstra University
    Hempstead, New York 11549

Graduate Assistant (Hourly Compensation)

  • Hofstra Career Center

    This position is paid by an hourly wage. There is no tuition stipend associated with this position.

    The Career Center is seeking a graduate student marketing assistant for fall 2018. The Career Center assists its diverse population of undergraduates, graduate students and alumni with all aspects of career exploration/management and comprehensive job search strategies.

    The student assistant will be expected to work 15 hours per week, and will be paid on an hourly basis.  The assistantship is renewable into future academic years, presuming appropriate performance and reliability.

    The graduate assistant will:

    • Track weekly events of The Career Center and create weekly email newsletter to students.
    • Create weekly blog entries for The Career Center.
    • Play an integral role in the management of The Career Center’s social media accounts.
    • Assist with various special events including job fairs and workshops.

    Qualified candidates must be a graduate student; marketing, public relations or higher education graduate programs preferred.  Candidates must have a strong attention for detail, and excellent interpersonal skills. Knowledge of design programs, career services, and job trends is preferred.  High proficiency in social media and Microsoft Office is necessary for this position.

  • Center for University Advising

    Position Title: Center for University Advising

    Position Type: Graduate Assistant (Fall) (NEW POSTING)

    School/Unit: Student Affairs

    Reports to: Jennifer Boscarino-Green

    Responsible for: The graduate assistant will work to support the programs in the Center for University Advising, including but not limited to social media and websites management; event planning and development; new student outreach and the registration cycle; as well as scheduling and office support.

    Job Summary:

    • assist in the management of the CUA social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and helping to develop a media plan for marketing;
    • responsible for assisting with the maintenance and upkeep of the CUA website using a contained, easy to use platform, Cascade – will train;
    • communicate with academic departments, faculty and the Computing Center to update and manage the CUA LookBook program on the Hofstra App, which would include assistance with developing and formatting images for course marketing;
    • coordinate, plan and promote academic and pre-professional events (for example: Major Fair, Study Abroad Fair, Pre-Law and Pre-Health events, etc);
    • assist with data management, scanning and processing documents;
    • assist with office management during peak registration and times of high traffic flow by answering phones, greeting visitors and scheduling appointments;
    • assist with new student initiatives and appointment scheduling for International Student Orientation, New Student Orientation and Enrollment Services Days, as well as assisting with outreach to new students, providing weekly briefs and updating literature;
    • other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications: An ideal candidate should possess good communication and organizational skills, a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, a student-centered focus, and a willingness to learn. Computer literacy and experience in the social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) is preferred; knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word) preferred.  Candidates must be a full-time graduate student accepted into a Hofstra University program of graduate studies. 

    Hours: 20 hours per week (Fall) evening and occasional weekend hours

    Compensation: $11.00 per hour

  • Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion - Interfaith Center

    This position is compensated by an hourly wage.

    As a Graduate Coordinator for the Interfaith Center this job description indicates your primary responsibilities; however, you may be assigned other duties to contribute to the needs of other areas in the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement under the Division of Student Affairs.

    DESCRIPTION:
    Under the direction of the Associate Director for Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion (IEI), the Graduate Coordinator for the Interfaith Center will assist in the coordination of the Interfaith Center’s campus-wide initiatives and programs. These programs include providing support to faith-based student clubs and organizations, planning and implementing programs for religious and spiritual services, and coordinate with the Office of Commuting Student Services and Community Outreach to plan a service project once a semester for the Interfaith Center. This position requires weekday, evening, and weekend hours, as needed.

    DUTIES AND SKILLS:

    • Serve as a resource for students who utilize the Interfaith Center
    • Assist with developing, coordinating, and facilitating Interfaith Center programs
    • Provide support for the Interfaith Center through administrative tasks, student leadership development programs and presentations, and education outreach
    • Promote office programs through the creation of flyers and other marketing materials, social media, website updates and other publicity avenues
    • Develop program reviews and assist with the assessment of office programs and budget tracking
    • Represent the Interfaith Center at various student group and campus-wide events
    • Provide regular front desk support for the Interfaith Center
    • Other duties and tasks as assigned

    HOURS:
    The Graduate Coordinator is expected to work 20-25 hours a week. Some nights and weekends required. Academic breaks included.
    Approximate Salary
    $10.00 per hour

  • Office of Student Leadershp and Engagement - Discovery Program

    Title: Graduate Coordinator for the Discovery Program

    Duties: Contracted Period May 21, 2018 to August 30th, 2018. Applicant must be accepted, matriculated student in a graduate degree program by start date.  Note, this is a summer position.

    Student’s duties and responsibilities: This Graduate Coordinator work directly with the Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Engagement in implementing programming, operational tasks, and student development before and during the Discovery program.

    The Hofstra Discovery program is a dynamic, four day / three night interactive program designed for incoming first-year and transfer students immediately before the start of the fall semester. Participants choose a path of discovery- outdoor exploration, leadership or community awareness- and are led in small groups by upper class Discovery leaders, faculty staff and community partners who share the same passions for discovery. This is an opportunity to build connections, hone leadership skills and begin transition to college life and learning.

    Job Responsibilities include:

    • Plan and implement the first-year student transition program
    • Serve as a liaison between program sites
    • Market and communicate program to students and their families
    • Develop student staff training program
    • Coordinate and attend off-campus events
    • Coordinate with campus partners
    • Reside on campus for duration of program (August 26-29, 2018)
    • Serve in an on-call capacity during program
    • Other administrative duties as assigned

    Hours: 25 Hours per week.  (The week of August 22nd over 25 hours.)

    Compensation: $10/hr.  up to $3000 in total.

    Job Qualifications:  Candidate should possess excellent written and oral communication skills, proficiency in MS Office suite, and social media. Driver’s license preferred.  Candidate should have programming and leadership experience. Higher Education students strongly urged to apply.

    Contact:  Email resume and cover letter with “Discovery Program Coordinator” in the subject heading to DiscoveryProgram[at]hofstra.edu

  • Student Access Services

    School/Division: Student Access Services

    Category: Graduate Assistant

    Job Summary:  Student Access Services (SAS) provides disability related education, services and resources  to  the Hofstra Community

    Details: Testing Scribes/Readers are hired to help registered SAS students by reading or writing for them during an exam, on a need-based schedule. 
    This position does not offer regular hours, but a flexible opportunity to give back to the Hofstra Community.

    Qualifications:   We are seeking organized candidates, with a strong sense of responsibility, and time management skills. Must have college level English proficiency, both written and oral. Preferred experience or Interest in working with individuals with disabilities and a required minimum GPA 3.0 in necessary for consideration.

  • Student Affairs Communications

    School/Division: Student Affairs Communications

    Category: Graduate Assistant

    Full-Time or Part-Time: Part-Time

    Duties and Skills: Graduate student with a background in Communications, Marketing and/or Student Affairs to assist with digital publication development (concept-writing-editing) including social media and blogging targeted to the student population. Must be familiar with different print and digital media platforms. The successful candidate will also have strong interpersonal, technical and organizational skills as well as a broad student perspective on campus life.

    Hours: Hours: Various & flexible 9:00am - 5:00pm, occasional evenings and weekends.

    Start Date: Flexible, various

    Qualifications: Immediate
    Must be a matriculated Graduate Student. 
Must have good communication skills, both verbally and written. Must be detail oriented.
Must have computer knowledge

  • Office of Residence Life

    The Division of Student Affairs embraces its core values and advances the Hofstra University mission and goals by working together to intentionally create a vibrant, healthy, and secure learning environment – where personal responsibility and positive action lead to thriving and success.

    To review instructions and apply for any of these positions, please visit hofstra.edu/dsagas.

    Position Title
    Graduate Assistant for Residential Operations

    Position Summary
    Working directly with the Assistant Director of Residential Operations, the Graduate Assistant for Residential Operations will be responsible for assisting residents with all furniture needs.  This includes replacing damaged furniture, raising & lowering beds, and lofting beds. This position also requires the Graduate Assistant to assist in conducting Health & Safety inspections of the residence halls in the fall and spring semesters. The Graduate Assistant will assist in maintaining six storage rooms and will keep an up to date inventory of all items in those storage rooms.

    The Graduate Assistant should also be knowledgeable about all residential policies and be able to assist students when speaking with them via phone or in person in the residence halls.

    Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree required and acceptance into a graduate program at Hofstra University. This position will require the individual to lift and move items that weigh up to 50 pounds.  In addition, the individual selected will be responsible for driving a university vehicle. Individual must be adaptable and work well in a fast paced environment.

    The position works with four undergraduate assistants. This is a part time position that works 20 hours a week during the academic year and 35 hours a week during the summer. This position is compensated at $11/hr.

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