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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)


A Graduate Assistantship is a student employment position that includes as compensation a tuition waiver and a stipend. All matriculated Hofstra graduate students pursuing a graduate degree are eligable to apply for a Graduate Assistantship.

Graduate Assitantships are appointed on a semester basis

  • Fall appointments will commence on the specified appointment begin date and end December 31st
  • Spring appointments will commence on or after January 1st and end on the specified end date, which may be no later than June 30th


  • Compensation must include both tuition and a stipend (minimum 12 credits and $2,000 per annum). The tuition waiver is valued per credit at the lowest current graduate tuition rate.
  • All students are required to pay registration and applicable fees
  • Campus Recreation-Intramural Sports



    Responsibilities: The Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports will be responsible for the organization and implementation of intramural programming, staff supervision, and facility management. Other responsibilities include: marketing and promotions, staff recruitment/training, and scheduling. Work is approximately 25 hours per week, primarily evenings 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 2019 spring semester 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: 9 credits of tuition remission and a $1000 stipend for this appointment (subject to renewal each semester) which begins January 2, 2019 and concludes June 15, 2019.
    Deadline: November 5, 2018
    To Apply: Please visit www.hofstra.edu/dsaga to apply.

Graduate Assistant (Hourly Compensation)


  • Employment is not based on financial aid status. All matriculated Hofstra students in good standing and enrolled in at least half-time semester hours are eligible for hourly wage employment as a Student Employee. International students holding appropriate US Department of State student visas are permitted to work on campus as a Student Employee or through a Graduate Assistantship so long as they meet the requirements of their visa classification, are enrolled as full-time students, have applied for a social security card and otherwise meet the eligibility requirements set forth above.


Varies by office

  • Residence Life-Residential Operations

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Send Application Materials to:
    November 5th is Deadline for Application Submission.

    Please visit www.hofstra.edu/dsaga to apply.

  • Career Center-Marketing Assistant

    Graduate Assistantship Opportunity
    Marketing Assistant
    Spring 2019

    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 spring 2019. 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 20 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.

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