Graduate Assistantships and Opportunities

There are several types of assistantships available to SED graduate students. To be eligible for consideration, you must be admitted to or currently enrolled in a graduate program in SED.

To apply for a position, please send a resume, cover letter and additional items if specified to the contact person listed at the end of the applicable job description.

Summer 2016

Research

The Center for Promise is hiring a graduate research assistant to join our team for Summer 2016 with possible extension into the 2016-2017 academic year. The Center for Promise, the research institute for Washington DC-based youth development organization America’s Promise Alliance, is housed at the Boston University School of Education. The mission of the Center is to develop a deep understanding of what is needed to help create the conditions so that all young people in America have the opportunity to succeed in school and life. The Center’s work will add to the academic exploration of these issues and help give communities, organizations and individuals the practical knowledge and resources to support young people.

Eligibility Requirement: The ideal candidate for this position would have experience conducting interviews and/or experience counseling youth living in low-income, urban settings. Experience with qualitative research methods and analysis, and/or a qualitative research methods course would be a plus. Candidates need to be willing and able to travel to study sites located throughout the country. We will consider candidates at the doctoral or masters level.

Responsibilities:  Students joining the Center for Promise team could look forward to the following opportunities: qualitative data collection (e.g., group interviews and individual interviews); development and application of coding schemes and other qualitative analysis and interpretive techniques; data management; community site visits; academic manuscript preparation; literature reviews; landscape analyses and research to inform policy briefs. Students may also be involved in and develop the skills for quantitative methods.

Weekly Time Commitment: 20 hours/week for Summer 2016 with possible continuation through Academic Year 2016-17.

Compensation: Paid; Competitive

Application Process: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume/CV to Marissa Cole, Associate Director, at marissac@americaspromise.org.

About the Center for Promise: The Center for Promise is a new research institute at SED, run by Dr. Jonathan Zaff. To learn more about CFP, our team and previous publications, please visit americaspromise.org/centerforpromise.

Teaching

Filled Positions

The Upward Bound at Boston University is a program serving 86  Boston Public High School and students by providing academic instruction, math and science enrichment activities, tutoring, social enrichment and personal support. Students participate in both a six-week summer residential program and an after school component.

Eligibility Requirement: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferable) in Health Education, Social Sciences, Counseling, Psychology, or related field.
  • Minimum two years experience in Massachusetts or other comparable school system.
  • Applicants must possess an understanding of the needs of disadvantaged youth and creativity to respond to student learning needs with innovative ideas and approaches without compromising course content.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills is essential.

Description: The Life Skills Instructor is responsible for teaching five fifty-minute sections of Life Skills, which will meet two days a week (on Thursdays and Fridays) during the six-week summer program. Course material may focus on Understanding Current Events, Personal Finance, Career Exploration, College Awareness, Communication, Research, and Public Speaking. The Life Skills Instructor is expected to develop and implement course curriculum, provide written evaluations of students’ performance, monitor one afternoon of study hall, attend an orientation, and a weekly staff meeting.

Time Commitment: The position is part-time. Summer program dates are June 26, 2016 through August 5, 2016. An evening one day orientation/training will take place on Tuesday, June 21.

Compensation: $23 an hour plus prep time.

Application Process: Send cover letter and resume to: Lynn Thach at lthach@bu.edu.

The Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs at Boston University serve over 100 inner city Boston Public High School and Chelsea Public High School students by providing academic instruction, math and science enrichment activities, tutoring, social enrichment and personal support. Students participate in both a six-week summer residential program and an after school component.

Eligibility Requirement: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferable) in education, English, or related field with certification and/or teaching experience in appropriate content.
  • Minimum two years teaching experience.
  • Applicants must possess an understanding of the needs of disadvantaged youth and creativity to respond to student learning needs with innovative ideas and approaches without compromising course content.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are a must.

Description: The instructor is responsible for teaching five sections of a writing course during the six-week summer program. Classes are capped at 15 students. Classes start at 8am and end at 2pm. Each section meets for fifty minutes, four days per week (Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri) on the Boston University campus. The writing instructor is expected to develop and implement course curriculum, provide written evaluations of student performance, monitor one afternoon of study hall (3pm – 5pm), and attend weekly staff meeting (Mondays 12pm-1pm).

Time Commitment: The position is part-time. Staff training is June 21st from 3pm-8pm. Teaching dates are June 30th – August 2nd. The week of July 4th classes will be held on Wednesday instead of Monday. Teachers also attend an awards ceremony the evening of August 4th.

Compensation: $23 per instructional hour plus 30 minutes of compensated prep-time for every one hour of instructional time.

Application Process: Send cover letter and resume to: Lynn Thach at lthach@bu.edu.

The Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs at Boston University serve over 100 inner city Boston Public High School and Chelsea Public High School students by providing academic instruction, math and science enrichment activities, tutoring, social enrichment and personal support. Students participate in both a six-week summer residential program and an after school component.

Eligibility Requirement: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferable) in education, related field with certification and/or teaching experience in appropriate content area. 
  • Minimum two years teaching experience.
  • Applicants must possess an understanding of the needs of disadvantaged youth and creativity to respond to student learning needs with innovative ideas and approaches without compromising course content.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills a must. 

Description: The instructor is responsible for teaching up to five sections of a subject area during a six-week summer program for college-bound Boston Public high school students. Each section meets for fifty minutes, four days per week on the Boston University campus. The physics instructor is expected to develop and implement course curriculum, provide written evaluations of student performance, monitor one afternoon of study hall, and attend weekly staff meetings.

The position is part-time. Program dates are June 26, 2016 through August 5, 2016.

Compensation: $23 per instructional hour plus 30 minutes of compensated prep-time for every one hour of instructional time

These positions have been filled for the Summer 2016 term.

2016-17 Academic Year

Higher Education Administration

The School of Education and Divisions of Student and Academic Affairs provide graduate internships for masters-level students specializing in higher education administration. These internships reflect an emphasis on theory-to-practice and reflect the program’s broad-based administration curriculum. 

Preference for the following positions will be given to Higher Education Administration Students; however, some positions will accept applications from all School of Education graduate students.

Opportunities at Boston University

Eligibility Requirement: Candidates should possess: excellent communication skills, a customer-service orientation, ability to work independently and manage several simultaneous tasks, and an interest in alumni relations and/or career services. This position requires strong attention to detail, a collaborative working style, and comfort adapting to a range of computer software. Preference is given to candidates enrolled in the BU Educational Leadership & Policy Studies: Higher Education program.

Primary Responsibility: Working closely with Alumni Relations staff, develop strategy, organize, and direct/manage alumni engagement in career & professional programs and networking opportunities.  Deploy successful strategies and events where possible in collaboration with international, regional, recent graduate and other alumni affinity networks.  Actively recruit and manage relationships with alumni volunteers.

Potential Responsibilities:

  • Manage professional development webinar series; coordinate and plan sessions with alumni volunteer speakers, build online registration pages, coordinate email and social media marketing plans
  • Oversee online networking events; plan industry, regional, and affinity networking events, manage software, collaborate with Alumni Relations staff on marketing campaigns
  • Support career-related social media communities on LinkedIn & Terriers @ Work alumni job-shadowing program on Twitter.
  • Recruit and steward alumni volunteers for online Career Advisory Network.
  • Support and steward relationships with alumni volunteer leaders related to career resources and corporate and industry affinity networks.
  • Participate in organization and execution of all-alumni marquee events including Alumni Weekend, Winterfest, Global Days of Service, etc.

Weekly Time Commitment: 10 hours/week September 2016 through April 2017; occasional night and weekend work.

Compensation: $14/hour (roughly $2,000/semester)

Application Process: Please send a resume and cover letter to Jeff Murphy, Associate Director of Alumni Career Programs – jtmurphy@bu.edu

Boston University Academy is as small, independent, co-educational day high school located on the Boston University campus. The mission of Boston University Academy is to educate talented students who are passionate about learning and who share the joy of inquiry. Engaging with dedicated teachers in a small and caring community, students first immerse themselves in a classically based core curriculum and then continue their intellectual interests at Boston University.

Eligibility Requirement: Candidates should possess a desire to learn more about the independent school admission process. This position requires strong attention to detail, the ability to work with a small team and an eagerness to jump right into a fast-paced environment.

Primary Responsibility: The Admission Intern will work closely with the Director of Admission and the Admission Associate and be responsible for administrative duties, as well as event planning and project-based work (including open houses and admitted student receptions).

Weekly Time Commitment: 20 hours/week (flexible according to class schedule). Note: Applicants must be willing to arrive at the Academy by 7:45 am, 4 days a week, to assist with morning visitors.

Compensation: Paid a stipend of $2,000 for the academic year

Contact: Nastaran Hakimi, Associate Director of Admission at nrhakimi@bu.edu

The Internship Administrator provides administrative and participant support for the Funded Internship Programs housed at Boston University’s Center for Career Development.  The Administrator serves as an ambassador of the Funded Internship Programs to all stakeholders including students, employers, BU faculty and staff, and representatives from Santander Universities and the Yawkey Foundations.

Eligibility Requirement: The ideal candidate has strong organizational, communication (including public speaking), and interpersonal skills.  Attention to detail, ability to work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines, and a strong customer-service ethic are essential.   Knowledge of employer relations and the internship search process is preferred.

Primary Responsibility:

This position helps to coordinate the marketing, application, and selection process of students to the programs, as well as to guide students through the educational framework and programmatic components once selected.  Primary duties include communicating with students, employers, faculty and staff; processing applications and other required materials; and promoting the programs to the BU community to ensure full cohorts each cycle. The Administrator monitors student progress throughout the programs to facilitate stipend disbursement, and nurtures effective relationships with employers to ensure strong, educational internship experiences for all interns.  Additional responsibilities include collaborating on the Summer Experience Showcase, facilitating information sessions and workshops for the Funded Internship Programs, engaging in outreach to appropriate employers, and working in BU CareerLink (online recruiting platform).

The Administrator serves on the Funded Internship Working Group.  Additionally, this person contributes to progress reports and annual assessments of the programs, makes recommendations for program enhancements, and assists with the production of detailed annual reports for the donors and University leadership.

This position reports to the Internship Coordinator and participates in office and campus-wide activities and events particularly as it relates to student access to internship opportunities.

Time Commitment: 25-30 hours/week for 8 1/2 months beginning in April. Hours are Monday – Friday with occasional evenings and weekend hours.

Compensation: $20-25 per hour. Benefits are not provided.

Application Process: Send a resume and cover letter to Lucy van Beever, Associate Director of Employer Relations, at lucyvb@bu.edu by April 20, 2016.

Filled Positions

Hillel: Hillel is the center for Jewish life at Boston University, welcoming students from all backgrounds, races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses and abilities to our community and programming. See more at www.bu.edu/hillel

The Graduate Intern for the Student Life department at Boston University Hillel works on projects and events that build community and enhance the BU Jewish experience for undergraduate and graduate students.

Eligibility Requirement: Candidates must:

  • Be currently seeking a master’s degree at an accredited institution
  • Be able to commit to up to 10 hours of work every week
  • Be able to work some evening and weekend hours, when necessary

Applicants should have good communication and organizational skills, as well as be able to take initiative in new projects.  Preferably applicants will have a desire to advise students and work in a team environment.  An understanding of, or interest in, marketing and event planning is preferred.

Primary Responsibility: The primary purpose of the Intern is to carry out the goals of the Hillel student life department in the following ways:

  1. Work with Hillel staff on creating and stimulating multi-faceted engagement techniques and tools
  2. Manage student leaders, interns, and fellows whose goal is to target various constituencies on campus for welcoming Jewish students to campus
  3. Assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of events that provide support, build community, and/or foster leadership development
  4. Support Assistant Director, Israel Fellow, Birthright Coordinator and Jewish Educational staff on programmatic initiatives including, but not limited to, logistical preparation, marketing and communication, assessment and follow-up

Some potential activities for the Intern would include: serving as lead staff manager for the Hillel Engagement Intern program, advising First-Year Students of Hillel group, supporting student leader and Hillel student board programmatic initiatives.

Weekly Time Commitment: The Intern position will begin as soon as possible for the entire academic year (mid-August – May).  The Intern will be expected to work an average of 10 hours per week. Most importantly, Hillel staff understand life happens, and we can work with you to ensure the commitment fits your schedule as well.

Compensation: This is an unpaid position but the internship may count for credit (please contact your SED advisor).

This position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

Eligibility Requirement: Candidates should possess: excellent communication skills, a customer-service orientation, and a passion for higher education. This position requires strong attention to detail, a collaborative working style, and comfort adapting to a range of computer software.

Primary Responsibility: This Graduate Assistant will work closely with the Graduate Student Services team on projects associated with recruitment, financial assistance, and student support. This position is responsible for various daily administrative tasks, as well as significant event and project work. The Graduate Assistant will have the following daily responsibilities:

  • Manage the general graduate admissions email account, responding to applicants and prospective students
  • Act as primary contact for phone and walk-in inquiries from applicants and prospective students
  • Participate in the processing of applications and mail (primarily during busy periods)
  • Schedule individual visits for prospective and admitted students.

The Graduate Assistant will also be a key team member in the planning and execution of the following types of events:

  • Open Houses
  • Recruitment Fairs
  • Admitted Student Events

The Graduate Assistant will also be expected to develop and implement at least one original project that will improve some aspect of the Graduate Admissions Office’s functioning. For example, the 2014-15 Graduate Assistant did a study on faculty satisfaction with the new equity & inclusion statement that had been added to the graduate application.

Weekly Time Commitment: 20 hours/week; Occasional night and weekend shifts

Compensation: Paid a stipend of $4,800/semester

This position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

Eligibility Requirement: Candidates should possess: excellent communication skills, a customer-service orientation, and a passion for higher education and working with students. This position requires strong attention to detail, a collaborative working style, and comfort adapting to a range of computer software.

Primary Responsibility: The Graduate Intern is responsible for supporting the Director and Senior Student Services Coordinator in planning School of Education events including: Open House, Parents Weekend, Admitted Students Day and other community events. This individual will be expected to communicate professionally with SED faculty, staff, and students in completing these tasks. This Graduate Internship allows for candidates to learn about the following competencies:

  • Undergraduate recruitment/admissions
  • Development of student leadership
  • Event planning
  • Student/school programming
  • Academic advising
  • Work-study cultivation/support
  • Assessment and data analysis
  • Administrative office responsibilities
  • Front-of-office customer service
  • Career Services Retention

The Graduate Intern will also be expected to work on an original project or engage in research that will improve some aspect of the Office of Undergraduate Student Services of SED. The specific topic area can be based on the Graduate Intern’s professional interest area. For example, the 2015-2016 Graduate Intern brought LGBTQ safe space trainings to the School of Education for faculty and staff, and researched and implemented new gender-neutral bathroom signage.

Weekly Time Commitment: 20 hours/week; Occasional night and weekend shifts

Compensation: Paid a stipend of $4,800/semester

This position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

The Community Service Center aims to provide the Boston University community with opportunities to address and improve the critical concerns of Greater Boston; to support and encourage students to make a difference; to serve as a vehicle for personal growth and leadership; to be active and responsible members in neighboring communities; to broaden the scope of the educational experience through service and reflection; and to serve Greater Boston in a meaningful and mutually beneficial way.

Eligibility Requirement: 

Candidates should possess demonstrated leadership experience in student advising, mentoring, and organizing; experience working with community organizations; a willingness to facilitate and engage in challenging organizational and social justice conversations and reflections; and a passion and vision for the social justice mission of the Community Service Center.

Strong candidates will also excel in the following skills:

  • Having and articulating passion for social justice, community development, education, action, and reflection.
  • Conversation and critical reflection facilitation
  • Communication and observation
  • Organization and planning
  • Working as a member of and leading a team
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting, and crisis management
  • Holding students and staff accountable for responsibilities and commitments
  • Giving and receiving critical and constructive feedback
  • Self-care and reflection

Primary Responsibility: The graduate intern supports the growth and efficacy of student-led community action and reflection programs at Boston University. The graduate intern works closely with undergraduate student leaders, assisting them in developing leadership skills, exploring and understanding social justice issues, accessing community service resources, and making connections in the Greater Boston community with the support of and in collaboration with the Community Service Center director, assistant director, Division of Student Affairs and other campus colleagues, and community partners. The Graduate Assistant will have the following responsibilities:

  • Advise and mentor undergraduate program managers leading service and reflection programs that may pertain to child and youth development, public health, the environment, LGBTQ communities, elders, and people with diverse abilities.
  • Assist program managers in the recruitment of community partners and volunteers, management of student volunteers, planning of special events and service opportunities, and development and implementation of education and reflection programs that enrich and empower both students and communities.
  • Lead weekly program manager meetings, including discussions of logistics, volunteer and program management, and social justice issues. Weekly meetings have typically taken place on Monday evenings, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
  • Support a clean, welcoming office space, including management and ordering of supplies.
  • Oversee the processing of volunteer CORI forms.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a safe and successful volunteer transportation program, including managing and driving Community Service Center 7 and 12 passenger vans.

Participate in major Community Service Center events and initiatives, including Parents Weekend, Alumni Weekend, fall and spring program manager retreats, First-Year Student Outreach Project staff recruitment and training, Global Days of Service, and Alternative Service Breaks (March 4 – 12, 2017).

Note: participation in weekly program manager meetings, biannual program manager retreats, Alternative Service Breaks (as a chaperone), and Global Days of Service is required of graduate interns.

Weekly Time Commitment: 20 hours per week, August 29, 2016 – May 12, 2017, during regular university operations.

Compensation: $14/hour (subject to approval)

This position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

Eligibility Requirement: Candidates should possess: excellent communication skills, a customer‐service orientation, and a passion for higher education, the arts, and working with students. This position requires strong attention to detail, a collaborative working style, and comfort adapting to a range of computer software. Preference is given to candidates enrolled in the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies: Higher Education program.

Primary Responsibility: The Graduate Intern is responsible for supporting the Managing Director if the BU Arts Initiative in planning and executing numerous programs and initiatives including but not limited to:

  • Marketing and social media needs
  • Signature Events – large‐scale lectures, performances and conferences
  • Data collection and mining on courses, facilities and arts participation
  • Student and faculty programs
  • Building and maintaining regional relationships
  • Reports and presentations to key stakeholders

This individual will be expected to communicate professionally with University faculty, staff, and students in completing these tasks. This Graduate Internship allows for candidates to learn about the following competencies:

  • Undergraduate support and program management
  • University governance and leadership
  • Development of student leadership
  • Event planning
  • Data analysis
  • Administrative office responsibilities
  • Front‐of‐office customer service

Weekly Time Commitment: 20 hours/week; Occasional night and weekend shifts.

Compensation: Paid a stipend of $4,000/semester

This position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

Student Activities, located on Boston University’s Charles River Campus, is home to hundreds of student organizations that serve the student body and surrounding community with educational, recreational and social programs. A graduate assistantship at Student Activities offers the opportunity to combine classroom knowledge with work experience – to put theory into practice. Due to the diverse responsibilities of Student Activities, Graduate Assistants will be engaged in many experiences in order to create a well-rounded learning environment.

There are three Graduate Assistant for Student Activities: Student Clubs and Organizations positions available.

Each Graduate Assistant will receive one-on-one supervision by an Assistant Director in Student Activities.

Responsibilities will vary based on placement, but will all include direct engagement with student leaders.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Advise and guide students through the event planning process including SAO policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of student staff training for undergraduate Activities Consultants.
  • Create event and operational assessments for clubs, organizations, and the Student Activities Resource Room.
  • Coordinate club management including training, development, event management, and overall resource support.
  • Support club and organization advisors by developing and implementing a comprehensive advisor training.
  • Support the Student Involvement Board with new student groups and the review of existing clubs and organizations.
  • Work collaboratively with Student Activities staff and other campus offices and departments.
  • Assist with the planning and staffing of special events as requested by supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment: 25 hours per week, including some nights and weekends. Please note: this position is a one-year commitment starting summer 2016 and ending mid-May 2017. Start date is negotiable.

Compensation: $1,300 monthly stipend for twelve months, starting summer 2016, includes on-campus housing for the summer

These positions have been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

CAS Academic Advising is part of the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Student Academic Life, which is comprised of Academic Advising, Pre-Professional Advising and Student Programs and Leadership. Academic Advising serves undergraduate students by providing advising and support and oversees the academic policies and procedures that support the mission of the College. Academic Advising also provides support for faculty and staff in their roles as advisors and instructors. There are five professional advisors employed in the Academic Office, including the Assistant Dean for CAS Student Services and Director of Advising, who maintain varying caseloads of CAS students. Caseloads may range from students who are undeclared, students who are on academic probation or at-risk, tentative graduates needing reviewed for graduation, or scholarship students. Professional advisors are on-call daily to meet with any of the 7,000 CAS undergraduate students to talk about Intra-University Transfer, external credits, course selection, and academic and administrative policies and procedures. Academic Advising is located on the 4th floor of the Yawkey Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Rd, Room 401.

Eligibility Requirement: 

  • Enrollment in the Higher Education Administration program at the BU School of Education or similar program at another Boston-area college or university
  • Enrollment in field placement seminar (SED AP 801 at BU)
  • Commitment to exploring the field of academic advising

Primary Responsibility: 

  1. Co-teach a section of our First Year Seminar (FY101) course in the fall semester and possibly co-teach a section in the spring semester. A continuation of the orientation process, FY101 is a unique course designed to provide a first-year student with the opportunity to explore issues relevant to new students in the College of Arts & Sciences at Boston University. Through discussions, assignments, class field trips and program-wide activities, the course investigates the social, academic and cultural dimensions of student life at Boston University.
  2. Shadow front-desk staff and advisors (may include pre-professional advisors) to gain a comprehensive understanding of the curriculum, academic opportunities, and academic rules and regulations for CAS.
  3. Manage our AdvisorTrac scheduling system for the Advising Center
  4. Maintain a small caseload of undeclared advisees and at-risk students. Specifically, advise undeclared students on major exploration, curriculum, directing them to resources across campus, keeping them current on important academic dates and explaining academic policy and procedures.
  5. Serve in weekly On-Call rotation for walk-in academic advising.
  6. Assist with the development and implementation of professional development modules and programs to maximize the professional development of undeclared advisors in current trends in higher education and best practices in advising.
  7. Conduct specialized outreach or data collection on student populations that will enable assessment and evaluation of protocols and systems in advising
  8. Maintain ethical and professional confidentiality.
  9. Other duties as assigned

Weekly Time Commitment: 20 hours per week of supervised fieldwork for 2 semesters (full academic year)

Compensation: Paid $3,500/semester

These positions have been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

 Opportunities at Nearby Institutions

Assists the Senior Associate Director of International Student Services with creating and implementing educational, social, and recreational programming for students of MCPHS University.

Eligibility Requirement: Currently or will be pursuing a masters degree in higher education and/or student affairs administration, education, counseling or related field concurrently while in the position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as a programming advisor for SGA-sponsored clubs and organizations, in particular culturally and religiously based clubs
  2. Assist with the coordination and implementation of programs sponsored by clubs and organizations, including but
  3. not limited to: room reservations, work orders, catering, billing, etc.
  4. Serve as the advisor to the International Mentor program
  5. Assist with the recruitment, selection, and training of student leaders
  6. Assist with large scale campus wide programming including, but not limited to, Orientation, Family Weekend, Harvest Ball, International Education Week, and Commencement
  7. Assist with the coordination and implementation of programs sponsored by the Center
  8. Attend monthly Professional Development workshops provided by the Student Affairs Division
  9. Demonstrates teamwork and leadership while working with and among student affairs staff
  10. Is available, visible, and approachable to students within the college community, and attends college community functions and committees
  11. Night and weekend work should be expected
  12. Must be comfortable working with various forms of technology, including social media
  13. Other duties as assigned

Time Commitment: August 8, 2016 – May 10, 2017. Position available for second year dependent on performance

Compensation: 20 hours/week in the office at $13.50/hour.

Application Process: Please send a cover letter and resume to Carl Oliveri

Contact Information to apply: Carl Oliveri, Assistant Dean, MCPHS University, 617-732-2871

Assists the Director of Disability Support Services and Testing Coordinator at MCPHS University with daily operations as it relates to Disability Support Services.

Eligibility Requirement: Currently or will be pursuing a masters degree in higher education and/or student affairs administration, education, counseling or related field concurrently while in the position.

Desired Experience: Experience with undergraduate clinical work, rehabilitation counseling, counseling, special education, student leadership, orientation, residence life, community service, or related experiences.

Primary Responsibility: 

  • Assists with scheduling and conducting student appointments.
  • Compiles monthly Disability Support Services data reports.
  • Helps assess, develop and evaluate the Disability Support Services process.
  • Assists in reviewing and editing the Non Discrimination Policy and the Grievance Policy within the Student Handbook
  • Demonstrates teamwork, leadership, and professionalism while working with and among the Student Affairs staff.
  • Respects the confidential nature of the students receiving Disability Support Services.
  • Is available, visible, and approachable to students within the university community through weekly office hours, and weekly one-on-one meetings.
  • Facilitates proctoring of exams.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the Director of Disability Support Services.

Time Commitment: Part-time, 20 hours/week.

Compensation: $13.50/hour

Application Process: Please attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae in email.. No phone calls, please. Principals only.  No relocation available.  Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are welcome to apply.

Contact Information: hannah.bergren@mcphs.edu and kristen.moore@mcphs.edu

The Academic Resource Center (ARC)at MCPHS University is seeking a graduate assistant to work during the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. The ARC is a one-stop center offering academic advising, academic success coaching, peer tutoring and peer mentoring programs.

Two positions are available.

Eligibility Requirement: 

  • Must be currently enrolled in a higher education master’s degree program
  • An interest in a career in postsecondary education, specifically working with students on probation or who are first in their family to go to college
  • An interest in program development
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Ability to learn through experience in a fast-paced environment

Primary Responsibility: The Graduate Assistant will work with the Academic Counselors in all aspects of academic support, including:

  • participating in large-scale advising events
  • working with academically at-risk students in one-on-one appointments and through workshops
  • working to improve programs and services for transfer and commuter students
  • assisting the coordination of peer tutor and/or peer mentor programs
  • assisting the administration of office systems, procedures, and policies

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.

Time Commitment: a minimum of 15 hours/week

Compensation: Semester stipend

Application Process: Apply online. Please attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only.  No relocation available.  Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

Graduate Assistants will be selected in early May.

MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are welcome to apply.

The Intern for the Student Activities Office works on projects and events that build community and enhance the MIT experience for undergraduate and graduate students.

Eligibility Requirement: Candidates must:

  • Be currently seeking a master’s degree at an accredited institution
  • Be able to commit to up to 10 hours of work every week
  • Be able to work some evening and weekend hours, when necessary

Applicants should have good communication and organizational skills, as well as be able to take initiative in new projects.  Preferably applicants will have a desire to advise students and work in a team environment.  An understanding of, or interest in, marketing and event planning is preferred.

Primary Responsibility: The primary purpose of the Intern is to carry out the goals of the SAO in the following ways:

  1. Work with staff and students to brand SAO, including events and programs as well as social media, website, and campus marketing
  2. Assist in telling “SAO”’s story to students; collaborate with SAO and Division of Student Life communications staff to help tap into networks to better promote our programs. Assist in the development of a combined, unified, marketing plan where all programs, materials and presentations are given the same look to solidify our brand.
  3. Assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of events that provide support, build community, and/or foster leadership development
  4. Develop assessment for programmatic efforts as well as research best practices
  5. Interact with other departments and offices as needed

 Some potential activities for the Intern would include: serving as Assistant Advisor for Freshman Leadership Program in late August, LeaderShape On-Site Coordinator in mid-January, assisting with programs such as leadership retreats, Institute Awards, MIT’s Day of Play and Spring Concert.

Weekly Time Commitment: The Intern position will begin as soon as possible for the entire academic year (mid-August – May).  The Intern will be expected to work an average of 10 hours per week.

Compensation: This is an unpaid position but the internship may count for credit (please contact your SED Advisor).

Application: Please submit resumes to Joel Pettigrew and Elizabeth Thompson- Assistant Directors, Student Activities – joelp@mit.edu; erthomps@mit.edu

The MIT Fraternity, Sorority, & Independent Living Group (FSILG) Graduate Assistant (GA) will work directly with the FSILG Office staff to provide leadership and educational development for MIT’s FSILG community and the FSILG student governing councils.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • Acceptance and enrollment into a Boston-area Master’s program or above with Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective organizational, planning, and conceptualization skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Google products, and web-based social media applications
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends
  • Willingness to learn about the fraternal movement and independent living groups at MIT

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commitment to diversity and social justice
  • Participation in a master’s program with a focus on Educational
  • Leadership/Higher Education/College Student Personnel, Non-Profit Management, or related field
  • Experience with assessment, research, event planning, advising college students, presenting, facilitating, and/or teaching
  • Interest in advising fraternities and sororities in a future student affairs position
  • Demonstrated leadership as a member or professional staff member of a social Greek-lettered organization

Primary Role: The primary role of the GA is assist the FSILG Office oversee logistical and operational activities throughout the Academic Year. Through this experience, the GA will gain experience in event planning, office operations, and engaging in opportunities to better understand fraternities and sororities in a residential system. The GA will collaborate with a variety of functional units as well as multiple internal and external stakeholders.

This position will report to one of the Assistant Directors for Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living Groups. Duties will be congruent with fulfilling the mission and vision of the FSILG Office, the Division of Student Life, and MIT.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Co-advise one of three student governing councils
  2. Provide administrative support, referrals and resources to community members, including students, alumni, parents, and neighbors
  3. Assist with recruitment initiatives (as needed), including event management and logistics, marketing, assessment, and Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor training
  4. Support FSILG Office committees and programs including the Chapter Alumni Risk Management Advisor (CARMA) Program, Graduate Resident Advisor (GRA) trainings, and Community Relations.
  5. Coordinate FSILG Office Operations including communications, roster management, event registrations, and awards.
  6. Collaborate on strategic initiatives as assigned.
  7. Meet with supervisor as appropriate and attend office staff meetings
  8. Other duties as assigned

Time Commitment: The time commitment for this position will be approximately 10-20 hours per week for an academic year-round appointment (August 8, 2016 – May 26, 2017) with possibility for renewal for one one additional year based on satisfactory performance and eligibility. Availability during the 9:00 am – 5:00 pm workday, dependent on academic course load of the candidate, is preferred. Some night and weekend opportunities may exist for additional hands-on work with student groups.

Compensation: Compensation will be $16/hour and negotiable professional support.

Application: The application process is rolling. For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and two professional references via email to FSILG Office at fsilg-office@mit.edu. Questions can be directed to:

Brad Badgley, Associate Dean/Director of FSILGs 617-243-7546  or Kayla Lemay, Coordinator of FSILGs 617-253-4951

Newbury is an undergraduate college that integrates career education with the study of liberal arts. We endeavor to graduate students who are professionally competent, ethically aware, socially responsible, and prepared for lifelong learning.

The College features small classes and is seeking faculty members who have a proven passion for teaching. Newbury’s campus is nestled in a desirable city neighborhood just minutes away from downtown Boston’s educational, cultural and social attractions.

Newbury College strives to create a welcoming and supportive environment for our community. We are committed to the engagement of our employees and acknowledge that you are critical to our students’ success and the delivery of our mission.

Eligibility Requirement: Newbury College is searching for a candidate who is enthusiastic, highly motivated, and who has a strong student development focus in a Higher Education setting. Candidates should be enrolled in a higher education program and have the ability to put theory into practice. This is a live in position.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Serve in the Professional On Call rotation to respond to issues involving the residence halls or its residents on the main campus as well as two satellite campuses
  • Supervise Resident Assistants as assigned
  • Serve as a Conduct Officer for low end policy violations
  • Assist in overseeing the operations of your assigned residential area
  • Work closely with Facilities and Campus Safety on issues related to Residence Life
  • Work with the residence life staff to implement well rounded programs in the residence halls, consistent with the mission of the department
  • Serve as a Co-Advisor to the Residence Hall Council
  • Work on the planning and coordination of RA training in August, January and in-services.
  • Participate in major College events including; Welcome Weekend, new & returning resident move-in, Convocation, Open Houses, Commencement, etc.
  • Hold scheduled office hours.
  • Evening and weekend work is required
  • Assist with other departmental and college responsibilities as assigned
  • Maintain a presence within the Residence Halls

Compensation: This position includes a stipend, housing, a meal plan when the college is in session, and free parking.

Application: You can apply online through HigherEdJobs. For questions please contact Amy Downing in Human Resources at Newbury College.

The Graduate Assistant supports WPI in developing a highly visible leadership development program, serves as a co-advisor to SocComm in partnership with the Assistant Director of Student Activities, and assists with supervision of student activities.

Eligibility Requirement: Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and must take graduate courses leading to matriculation into an approved graduate program starting in September 2016. Experience in student activities or programming preferred, but not required.

Responsibilities: 

Student Organization Advisement

  • Co-advise Social Committee (SocComm), WPI’s programming board. This includes supporting student committees in planning programs and coordinating contractual and logistical arrangements for performers;
  • Supervise some evening and weekend activities planned by student organizations on and off campus;
  • Serve as the Student Activities student organization advisor liaison;
  • In coordination with all Student Activities staff, meet with clubs and organizations that request assistance.
  • Assist clubs and organizations in planning and facilitating retreats as needed.

Student Activities and Leadership Development

  • Plan and facilitate WPI’s Campus Organization Recognition of Excellence (CORE) Awards;
  • Create and execute the annual week long Geek Week composed of various events that celebrate science and intelligence;
  • Plan, publicize, and facilitate four annual leadership lectures;
  • Plan, publicize, and facilitate four annual leadership luncheons;
  • Oversee the preparation, facilitation, and implementation of the Leading Edge Series;
  • Work closely with and train the student legacy leaders who assist in Leading Edge facilitation;
  • Train and develop advanced leaders (Legacy Leaders) as facilitators for student workshops
  • Annually review and revise XCEL Points resource sheets for clubs and organizations;
  • Serve on university committees as appointed;
  • Maintain the leadership development section of the website (training provided);
  • Optional involvement in student activities areas;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment: The position is a ten-month, 20 hours/week position beginning August 1, 2016 and ending on May 31, 2018.

Although this is a non-benefit position, three weeks time-off is provided with pay during the ten-month position.

Compensation: The stipend is $10,000 per year, paid over ten months.

Application Process: Application review is open until position is filled, however, applications received by March 11, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Apply online by creating a profile and submitting a resume and three references using WPI’s online human resources system: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/3264

The Office of Academic Advising at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is seeking a qualified candidate for the Advising Fellow position for summer/fall 2016. The Advising Fellow will assist in a variety of program development and facilitation. Fellow will have the opportunity to shadow academic coaching appointments with at-risk students, take on a small advising caseload, and work with supervisor to identify projects they are interested in pursuing.

Eligibility Requirement: Qualified candidates must be enrolled in a Higher Education Masters’ program.

Responsibilities: The Director of Academic Resources Center will serve as fellowship supervisor. Fellow will be expected to meet with supervisor on a weekly basis to review progress on projects.

Academic Advising

  • Assist in review of incoming student’s course schedules
  • Shadow academic coaching appointments with at-risk student population
  • Participate in academic advising appointments (including schedule adjustments, future course planning, and major changes)
  • Assist in development and facilitation of new and existing programs

Academic Resources Center

  • Assist in facilitation of tutor training for College Reading & Learning Association certification, along with documentation of training materials, attendance, and certification requirements
  • Participate in Academic Resources Center staff retreat and tutor observations
  • Contribute in development of programming and promotion of Academic Resources Center programs including event planning, and development of weekly newsletter/blog post
  • Develop Academic Resources Center Desk Assistant training manual and assist in student supervision

Time Commitment: This position is about a 15 hours per week commitment (minimum of 3 days/week), including mostly evening and some occasional weekend hours. Schedule will be determined between Fellow and Supervisor prior to first week.

Tentative Dates of Employment: June 13- December 16. Fellow will work with supervisor to arrange appropriate hours.

Compensation: The Advising Fellow will receive a stipend of $6,500.

Application Process: Application review is open until position is filled. Apply by creating submitting a resume and cover letter to Kim DeMur, Director of Academic Resources Center

The primary focus of this position will be to work with resident advisors (RAs) and students within a particular housing area to develop varied, vibrant, and meaningful activities and opportunities for community and personal development at Rhode Island School of Design. These efforts will complement and enhance the experience of a rigorous academic program for aspiring artists and designers.

Eligibility Requirement: To be considered for this position, a candidate should be:

  • A matriculated graduate student. Enrollment Higher Education Administration or a Counseling program preferred. Non-matriculated students engaged in appropriate coursework may be considered.
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends on a frequent, periodic basis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively as well as autonomously.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Able to interact with members of the community representing diverse backgrounds and interests.
  • Prior residence life experience, a positive attitude and awareness of social justice principles are preferred.

Responsibilities: 

The person who fills this position will receive direct supervision from the Area Coordinator for the associated area of housing.

Opportunities exist for work with various other student affairs departments and campus partners on specialized projects or committees based upon each person’s interest and expertise, as well as departmental needs.

Opportunity for summer employment and/or subsequent academic year appointment may also exist. 

Time Commitment: The position is a ten-month, 20 hours/week position beginning August 1, 2016 and ending on May 31, 2018.

Although this is a non-benefit position, three weeks time-off is provided with pay during the ten-month position.

Compensation: Compensation includes competitive wages, a furnished on-campus apartment on the east side of Providence (utilities included), a meal stipend for the 2016-2017 academic year, a RIPTA bus for travel to/from work, and use of a work cell phone.

Application Process: Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, May 6th. Submit your online application through the Rhode Island School of Design HR page

Reporting to the Associate Director of Residence Life, the Graduate Assistant for Residence Life supports the administrative processes of Residence Life including but not limited to Resident Assistant Training and Resident Assistant Selection within the Residence Halls.

Eligibility Requirement: Must be enrolled in a degree granting graduate program; possession of outstanding interpersonal communication and detailed administrative skills required; a commitment to diversity required; skills in the areas of assessment, event planning, and marketing are highly desirable.

Primary Responsibility: The primary purpose of the Intern is to carry out the goals of the SAO in the following ways:

  • Participate in both the Resident Assistant Selection and Resident Assistant Training Committees.
  • Support the recruitment, selection of the Resident Assistants; including but not limited to assisting with selection events and interviews, scheduling and working in the online RA selection portal.
  • Assist with the ongoing training and development of the Resident Assistants and coordinate the tracking and reporting of the Residence Life programming.
  • Create and administer evaluation tools for RA training, Residence Life events and ongoing staff development.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of written and electronic media communications.
  • Keep the Resident Assistants apprised of relevant lectures, programs, and events on and off campus through email and the staff Facebook group.
  • Provide support in other duties assigned.

Time Commitment: This is a 10 month, 15-19 hour per week position beginning in the August 2016.

Compensation: This is an hourly paid position of $15/hour.

Application: Qualified individuals seeking experience within Residence Life should send their resume to seth_grue@emerson.edu

Emerson College is seeking a Learning Community Graduate Assistant to join the Office of Housing and Residence Life team. The Learning Community Graduate Assistant will support the growth of the Learning Community program through assessment, development and future planning under the direction of the Resident Director responsible for LC Leadership. Additionally, this person assists in the supervision, training, and support of Learning Community Resident Assistants.

Eligibility Requirement: 

  • Must be a graduate student currently enrolled in a degree-granting program in Higher Education, Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field
  • Commitment to diversity required
  • Previous work experience in Residence Life or Housing preferred
  • Prior experience with Living Learning Communities strongly preferred
  • Skills in the area of assessment, event planning, and marketing highly desirable
  • Successful candidates must pass a CORI background check

Primary Responsibility: The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist, support, and meet weekly with the RD assigned to LC Leadership
  • Meet regularly with LC Resident Assistants to provide guidance on promotion and execution of events, projects, and tasks
  • Provide ongoing developmental opportunities and training tools for LC RAs
  • Help RDs and LC RAs with planning, promoting, implementing, and evaluating large scale programs; Attend LC programs when possible
  • Create and oversee promotional materials & projects for Learning Communities such as: social media, digital media, and brochures
  • Assist in communicating with incoming and prospective students about Learning Communities at sponsored events
  • Assist in reviewing and approving LC applications
  • Organize focus groups and population surveys to measure the success of the LC program and explore opportunities for expansion.
  • Develop a performance rubric for LC RAs
  • Provide suggestions for program growth, in line with best practices at comparable institutions
  • Provide support in other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment: This is a 10 month, 15 hour per week position beginning in the August 2016.

Compensation: This is an hourly paid position of $15/hour. Housing is not included

Application: Qualified individuals seeking experience within Residence Life should send their resume to seth_grue@emerson.edu

Filled Positions

The Career Services Center at Mount Ida College assists students in career exploration, career planning and the job search. Our goal is to help students and alumni determine a career path, find relevant jobs and internships to apply to, write resumes and cover letters, and ace the interview.  In addition, the Career Services Center facilitates connections between students/alumni and employers through individual job postings, on campus recruiting and job fairs.

For more information about the Career Services Center, please visit our website: www.mountida.edu/internships-careers/

Eligibility Requirement: The graduate student should have an interest in helping students to determine their career goals and to get the jobs/internships that will help them to reach those goals.  Experience in conducting a prior successful job/internship search personally is a plus.  Strong writing/editing skills, strong interpersonal skills and experience working with diverse populations are also a plus.

Primary Responsibility: The internship can be tailored to the interests of the student, but here is an overview of the responsibilities of the office:

  • Serve as an active member of the Career Services staff through attendance at meetings, programs, etc.
  • Assist in outreach efforts to students
  • Assist in outreach efforts to employers
  • Assist with planning and implementing job fairs as well as other career related events
  • Take students to off-campus job fairs via Mount Ida van
  • Observe/Conduct classroom presentations, career counseling sessions and job search counseling sessions
  • Edit resumes and cover letters
  • Other duties as assigned

Weekly Time Commitment: Hours are flexible; 15-20 hours per week.

Compensation: Stipend

This position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

Assists the Assistant Dean for Residential Living & Learning and Area Coordinators with daily operations, educational programming, community development, staff training, and assessment and evaluation regarding MCPHS University Living Learning Communities.

Eligibility Requirement: Currently or will be pursuing a masters degree in higher education and/or student affairs administration, education, counseling or related field concurrently while in the position.

Experience Desired: Undergraduate student leadership, programming, student government, orientation, residence life, community service, or related experiences.

Dates of Employment: August 2016  - May, 2017.  This is a 9 month position.  The Graduate Assistant for Residence Life position is renewable for a second year based on performance.

Primary Responsibility: Assists with the operations of University sponsored housing which houses MCPHS University students, ensuring an environment that is conducive to student development and academic success.

Supervision

  • Hold monthly one-on-ones with RAs to advise them with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of student planned programming efforts
  • Assist with the supervision of student workers (desk attendants, mail clerks and office assistants)
  • Oversee a Residence Life specific committee (recognition and staff development)   

RA Training & RA Selection

  • Assists the office of Residence Life in the planning of Resident Assistant training and RA selection
  • Plans and coordinates RA In-Services (2 per semester) and Resident Assistant staff development

Marketing & Social Media

  • Develop and publish a monthly building newsletter and parent newsletter
  • Responsible for implementing social media strategies and engaging with residents on social networks

Special Projects

  • Plans and facilitates off-campus housing workshops, roommate matching events and other related programs in conjunction with the Office of Student Activities (Typically first year graduate assistants will oversee this project)
  • Advises Residence Hall Council. (Typically second year graduate assistants will oversee this project)
  • Participate in campus wide committees to help educate students on topics such as diversity/cultural awareness, LGBTQ education, and health/wellness and personal development
  • Other special projects as necessary

On-Call & Student Conduct

  • Participates in Residence Life (ROC) Duty Rotation (This includes weekends, after hours, break periods and holidays.)  When on-call, acts as the primary contact for on-campus emergencies or crises.
  • Writes Incident Reports as appropriate and attends Code of Conduct meetings to discuss incidents.
  • Adjudicates minor level cases and assists the Dean of Students Office with educational campaigns to educate MCPHS University community on policy infractions and responsibility.
  • Makes effective referrals to counseling or academic services, and familiarizes self with campus resources.
  • Assist in roommate conflicts and mediations
  • Complete Health & Safety Inspections with RA – once a semester

Administrative

  • Attends weekly Residence Life meetings as well as various College community functions
  • Assists with departmental assessment and planning initiatives.
  • Assists with the opening and closing of residence halls.
  • Is available, visible, and approachable to students within the college community through 20 hours of weekly office hours
  • Attends and participants in monthly professional development workshops provided by the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Students for Residential Living & Learning and/or Area Coordinator

Time Commitment: Part-time, 20 hours/week.

Compensation: $8,000 live-in position and is provided with campus housing. A meal plan is provided during the fall & spring semesters.

This position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

The Campus Activities Complex (CAC) and the MIT Hobby Shop (part of the Division of Student Life) support the Institute’s living-learning activities. The CAC and the Hobby Shop build community by bringing students , faculty, staff, and alumni together to socialize, interact, create, and share knowledge; support and advocate for students and student groups around space, events, and hands-on learning; and provide a safe and supportive environment for activities.

CAC also has responsibility to steward the campus commons, and its facilities serve as important centers for student and community life, with programs, events, and services. CAC builds bridges between diverse MIT constituencies to create dialogue and the exchange of ideas.

CAC and the Hobby Shop are seeking a high-energy, self-starting, emerging communications/higher education professional for a graduate assistantship.

Eligibility Requirement: Candidates should be currently seeking a master’s degree in communication and/or higher education or a related field at an accredited Institute.

  • Background in communications, marketing, and promotions critical.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills are a must, as are self-motivation, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Applicants should have a high energy level, the ability to work independently, and an eagerness to generate ideas.
  • Applicants should have experience with Drupal, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office applications, and experience programming events.
  • Experience in photography and the ability to shoot and edit video is a major plus.

Primary Responsibility: The graduate assistant will help raise awareness of CAC’s and the Hobby Shop’s activities by helping with its communications, especially websites, promotional activities, writing articles, and taking photos/creating videos. In addition, the graduate assistant will assist with the planning and execution of CAC programming, as needed.

Weekly Time Commitment: Part-time position, 20-hours/week. The hours are flexible, but require set office hours in the CAC Main Office each week. Occasional work during off hours and weekends.

Compensation: Pay based on experience

This position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

The MIT Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center is seeking a graduate assistant for the Public Service Fellowships program for the 2016-2017 academic year, with the possibility of extension into summer 2017 and the following academic year.

The Fellowships program supports MIT students in developing and implementing service projects that build capacity for under-served communities around the world. To get a feel for the work we support, check-out our 25th Anniversary website and the videos of students talking about their projects.

Eligibility Requirement: Candidates should be currently seeking a master’s degree in higher education.

  • Comfort with juggling different tasks and working with varied stakeholders
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail

Primary Responsibility: Seeking a Graduate Student Assistant to help the Director for Programs with all aspects of the Fellowships program. There will also be opportunities to help with our local volunteer and outreach programs. Precise tasks will depend on the skills and interests of the chosen applicant, but some areas we are definitely looking for help with include:

  • Liaising with community partners to develop Fellowship opportunities for students
  • Identifying on-the-ground resources to assist the students in their work
  • Researching and writing showcase stories about Fellows and Interns that can be used in our public materials and donor reports
  • Pitching Fellowship opportunities to classes and student groups at MIT
  • Producing publicity and communication materials for the program
  • Planning and implementing events such as reflection dinners, donor-focused dinners, speaker events, orientation events
  • Helping with risk management and documentation processes
  • Advising students on developing project ideas and seeking funding
  • Compiling a weekly email of opportunities to be distributed to members of the MIT community
  • Managing student bloggers
  • Reviewing student applications to the programs
  • Program evaluation
  • And a little shredding!

Weekly Time Commitment: Up to 19 hours a week with a flexible schedule

Compensation: $16/hour

This position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

Assists the Associate Dean of Students at MCPHS University  with daily operations as it relates to student discipline, student absences, and students of concern.

Eligibility Requirement: Currently or will be pursuing a masters degree in higher education and/or student affairs administration, education, counseling or related field concurrently while in the position. Experience in undergraduate student leadership, judicial board member, student government, orientation, residence life, community service, or related experiences preferred.

Dates of EmploymentAugust 15, 2016 – May, 2017

Primary Responsibility: Provides primary support to the Associate Dean of Students in administration of the student conduct system, any disciplinary publications and policies, coordination of assessment of conduct work, and serves as a hearing officer.

  • Oversees the tracking of disciplinary cases.
  • Oversees and tracks students not in compliance with sanctions.
  • Assists in the training of hearing officers.
  • Compiles monthly conduct report for Provost and President.
  • Adjudicates minor level cases.
  • Helps to assess and evaluate the MCPHS disciplinary process and the code of conduct.
  • Assists in reviewing and editing the Student Handbook.
  • Assists in tracking students of concern for weekly Student Support Network meetings.
  • Assists in the excused absences process.
  • Demonstrates teamwork, leadership, and professionalism while working with and among the student affairs staff.
  • Is available, visible, and approachable to students within the college community through weekly office hours, assists in running the Student Support Network meetings, helps prepare for and attends bi-weekly Code of Conduct meetings, and weekly one-on-one meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by Associate Dean of Students.

Time Commitment: Part-time, 15-20 hours/week

This position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

The MIT Fraternity, Sorority, & Independent Living Group (FSILG) Graduate Assistant (GA) will work directly with the FSILG Office staff to provide leadership and educational development for MIT’s FSILG community and the FSILG student governing councils.

The primary role of the GA is assist the FSILG Office oversee logistical and operational activities throughout the Academic Year. Through this experience, the GA will gain experience in event planning, office operations, and engaging in opportunities to better understand fraternities and sororities in a residential system. The GA will collaborate with a variety of functional units as well as multiple internal and external stakeholders.

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • Acceptance and enrollment into a Boston-area Master’s program or above with ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective organizational, planning, and conceptualization skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Google products, and web-based social media applications
  • Willingness to learn about the fraternal movement and independent living groups at MIT

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commitment to diversity and social justice
  • Participation in a master’s program with a focus in Educational Leadership/Higher Education/College Student Personnel, Non-Profit Management, or related field
  • Experience with assessment, research, event planning, advising college students, presenting, facilitating, and/or teaching
  • Interest in advising fraternities and sororities in a future student affairs position
  • Demonstrated leadership as a member or professional staff member of a social Greek-lettered organization

Primary Responsibility: 

This position will report to one of the Assistant Directors for Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living Groups. Duties will be congruent with fulfilling the mission and vision of the FSILG Office, the Division of Student Life, and MIT.

  1. Co-advise one of three student governing concils
  2. Provide administrative support, referrals and resources to community members, including students, alumni, parents, and neighbors
  3. Assist with recruitment initiatives (as needed), including event management and logistics, marketing, assessment, and Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor training
  4. Support FSILG Office committees and programs including the Chapter Alumni Risk Management Advisor (CARMA) Program, Graduate Resident Advisor (GRA) trainings, and Community Relations.
  5. Coordinate FSILG Office Operations including communications, roster management, event registrations, and awards.
  6. Collaborate on strategic initiatives as assigned.
  7. Meet with supervisor as appropriate and attend office staff meetings
  8. Other duties as assigned

Weekly Time Commitment: The Time commitment for this position will be approximately 10-20 hours per week for an academic year-round appointment (August 8, 2016 – May 26, 2017). Availability during the 9:00 am – 5:00 pm workday, dependent on academic course load of the candidate is preferred. Some night and weekend opportunities may exist for additional hands-on work with student groups

This position has possible renewable for one additional year based on satisfactory performance.

Compensation: Compensation is $16/hour and negotiable professional development support.

This position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

Administration

We are seeking applicants who are passionate about health education and skilled at presenting and facilitating discussion.

Eligibility and Qualifications:

  • Enrolled at Boston University
  • Experience with program facilitation or public speaking
  • Reliable, professional, and capable of creating safe space
  • Presents information in a non-judgemental, engaging, and effective manner

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of biological, psychological, and social effects of alcohol
  • Familiarity with motivational interviewing skills

Opportunities:

  • Facilitate weekly, 90-minute alcohol education class for undergraduate students
  • Lead interactive activities about blood alcohol concentration, standard drinks, and risk reduction
  • Communicate accurate information about the effects of alcohol, safer drinking strategies, University policies, and alcohol emergencies
  • Manage class logisitics and send reminder and follow-up emails through Eventbrite

Time Commitment: One evening per week during the fall and spring semesters

Compensation: Wellness & Prevention Services offers a competitive stipend each semester for this position.

Application: To apply please complete the online application. Please make sure to submit a resume and cover letter. 

Contact Info for SupervisorKatharine Mooney, Director of Wellness & Prevention Services, at krmooney@bu.edu

Wellness & Prevention Services seeks a health-minded student interested in social media, marketing, and communications.

Eligibility and Qualifications:

  • Enrolled at Boston University

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Outstanding organization skills
  • A love for plain language
  • A creative flair
  • A general interest in health and wellness
  • Experience with graphic design programs
  • Familiarity with WordPress

Opportunities:

  • Developing social media and marketing strategies
  • Designing marketing and promotional materials
  • Collaborating on print and web content
  • Conducting primary research to inform communications
  • Curating content for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest
  • Monitoring web and social media metrics
  • Assisting with website management and program administration

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week beginning on August 1, 2016 and ending around May 19, 2017

Compensation: This is a salaried position of $1,000/month with generous paid time off. There are no tuition benefits.

Application: To apply please complete the online application. Please make sure to submit a resume and cover letter. 

Contact Info for SupervisorKatharine Mooney, Director of Wellness & Prevention Services, at krmooney@bu.edu

Behavioral Medicine and Wellness & Prevention Services seeks a mature student employee who is passionate about mental health and wellness, community outreach, and program evaluation.

Eligibility and Qualifications:

  • Enrolled at Boston University

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Outstanding organization skills
  • Motivation to work independently
  • Enthusiasm to collaborate with others
  • Experience public speaking
  • Professional interactions and communications at all times

Opportunities:

  • Conducting primary research to inform Behavioral Medicine/Wellness Office programs and initiatives focused on mental health promotion and suicide prevention
  • Assisting with the program management of Terriers Connect
  • Collaborating with campus partners on outreach related to Eating Disorder Awareness Week, National Depression Screening Day, and Fresh Check Day
  • Facilitating trainings and workshops and on topics related to mental health and well-being

Time Commitment: Approximately 10 hours per week, ideally beginning employment in August 2016

Compensation: $13/hour

Application: To apply please complete the online application. Please make sure to submit a resume and cover letter. 

Contact Info for SupervisorKatharine Mooney, Director of Wellness & Prevention Services, at krmooney@bu.edu

Filled Positions

BUILD works in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools providing reading tutors to children in selected public schools, after school programs, and community centers.  BUILD is Boston University’s program responding to the federal America Reads Challenge.

Two positions available.

Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must:

  • Be an entering or current graduate student in the School of Education, School of Social Work, or similar program,
  • Be eligible for a Federal Work Study award (must qualify for need-based financial aid),
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills,
  • Be committed to working with urban youth.

Other preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of literacy development in children,
  • Certification and experience in elementary education and/or reading,
  • Experience with program administration and management,
  • Knowledge of Boston.

Primary Responsibilities: The Graduate Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the BUILD program.  These responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting, interviewing, and selecting the tutoring corps of lead tutors,
  • Developing public school and community tutoring sites, reviewing existing sites, making recommendations for new sites
  • Meeting with site directors to verify scheduling and program supervision,
  • Addressing transportation needs of tutors,
  • Developing and conducting training and orientation for tutoring corps,
  • Supervising and training lead tutors,
  • Reporting to Collaborative Office director and BUILD committee,
  • Preparing reports and conducting evaluations.

Weekly Time Commitment: 15 hours per week during academic year plus occasional weekends

Compensation: This is a paid position. Compensation includes a combination of monthly salary and scholarship award of up to 1/3 full-time tuition.

These positions have been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

We are seeking applicants who are passionate about student health and wellness, health education and promotion, community outreach, and program planning and evaluation.

This position is ideal for EdM, MAT, MPH, or MSW candidates at Boston University

Eligibility Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a graduate program at Boston University
  • Excellent verbal communication skills,
  • Excellent organization skills,
  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated, reliable, professional, and passionate about primary prevention.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with program facilitation and public speaking,
  • Experience conducting focus groups, in depth interviews,
  • Experience in survey design,
  • Knowledge in health behavior change theories and principles,
  • Data analysis, proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access,
  • Ability to present information in a engaging, professional, and effective manner.

Responsibilities: The intern will have the opportunity to be involved in:

  • Designing and facilitating innovative, evidence-based programs on topics such as lower-risk drinking, stress management, sexual health, and sleep for the undergraduate student population,
  • Conducting primary research to inform Wellness Office programs and initiatives,
  • Developing and implementing evaluation tools,
  • Conducting trainings and outreach with student leaders,
  • Overseeing student volunteers,
  • Assisting with program administration.

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week on August 1, 2016 and ending on May 19, 2017. Must be available at least one evening per week. 

Compensation: This is a salaried position at $1,000/month with generous paid time off. There are no tuition benefits.

This position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

We are seeking applicants who have experience working with peer educators or student leaders.

This position is ideal for EdM, MAT, MPH, and MSW candidates at Boston University.

Eligibility Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a graduate program at Boston University
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Experience working with a diverse population of student leaders
  • Mature, dependable, and professional

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with program facilitation and public speaking,
  • Experience developing training materials,
  • Experience mentoring or supervising undergraduates,
  • Knowledge in health behavior change theories and principles.

Opportunities:

  • Managing Student Health Ambassador (SHA) projects, events, and initiatives
  • Designing and facilitating trainings based on identified learning objectives
  • Coordinating training with BU faculty, staff, and off-campus organizations
  • Supervising SHA office hours
  • Mentoring SHAs on program planning and evaluation
  • Assisting with campus outreach
  • Assisting with program administration

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week on August 1, 2016 and ending on May 19, 2017. Must be available at least one evening per week during the academic year

Must be available the weekend of September 2nd – 4th, 2016 for SHA training.

Compensation: This is a salaried position at $1,000/month. There are no tuition benefits.

This position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

The dance program has one opening for a two-year Graduate Assistant for the 2016-2018 academic years.

Eligibility Requirements: Any student that has been accepted to a graduate degree at Boston University is eligible. 

  • Knowledge of dance field
  • Office experience; working in university helpful
  • Experience in Microsoft Word & Excel (required); working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop (preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, creative, imaginative, and must enjoy working in a busy office.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting the Director of Dance
  • Marketing dance programs
  • Management of dance facilities
  • Event planning, including coordinating dance concerts for students and faculty
  • Maintain web page and social media sites
  • General office responsibilities including maintaining databases and handling correspondences
  • Learning and Operating registration software system (VSI)
  • Assist in training and supervising undergraduate dance office assistants
  • Based on experience, may include teaching responsibilities
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Time Commitment: The 24 month position includes a 20-hour workweek, which lasts from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2017 (negotiable to end at graduation in May).

Compensation: The award consists of 8 credits of tuition remission per semester, including summer, and a monthly stipend of $1,000/weekly.

This position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

Research

The Center for Promise is hiring a graduate research assistant to join our team for Academic Year 2015-2016. The Center for Promise, the research institute for Washington DC-based youth policy organization America’s Promise Alliance, is housed at the Boston University School of Education The mission of the Center is to develop a deep understanding of what is needed to help create the conditions so that all young people in America have the opportunity to succeed in school and life. The Center’s work will add to the academic exploration of these issues and help give communities, organizations and individuals the practical knowledge and resources to support young people.

Ongoing Research:

The Center for Promise’s research agenda is focused on the role of caring adults in the lives of youth people; dropout prevention, recovery and re-engagement; and how communities come together to support young people and help them to thrive. The Center produces academic research for publication in peer-reviewed journals as well as non-academic (applied) research publications including reports, research briefs and case studies geared toward America’s Promise ‘Alliance’ and community partners as well as educators, policymakers and practitioners.

Eligibility and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position would have experience in either qualitative analysis and data collection or quantitative analysis; at least one statistics or research methods class and a strong interest in applied research. We will consider candidates at the doctoral or masters level.

Time Commitment: 20 hours/week for the academic year with possible continuation through Summer 2017

Compensation: Stipend of $21,000/academic year

Application: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume/CV to Marissa Cole, Associate Director/Project Manager, at marissac@americaspromise.org or mlcole@bu.edu.

Teaching

ED 100 is a Foundations of Education course for undergraduate students.

Eligibility Requirements: Graduate student (doctoral preferred) with two or more years of full-time teaching experience in pre k-12 schools. Applicants should have proven ability to mark, grade, and assist students with writing.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead discussions group of 15 undergraduates
  • Manage and supervise the same group of students in local public school
  • Mark and grade papers and final exam
  • Co-plan learning activities and assessments with professor and other TFs.

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week (one morning, one full school day, office hours, etc.)

  • Class: Mondays 8am – 1pm
  • Field: Wednesdays, 7:30 – 2:30
  • Student assistance
  • Reading and planning

Compensation: Stipend of $10,000 per semester, as well as tuition remission for up to 8 credits at the SED evening tuition rate, and health insurance credit.

Application: Interested applicants should send a resume that details their teaching experience to Robert Martinelle.

The BUSSW Writing Tutor will provide one-on-one writing support to all BUSSW Master’s in Social Work (MSW) students (with some in-person weekday hours at SSW primarily for Charles River Campus (CRC) students and remotely for CRC, On line and Off campus students in the evenings and weekends) to enhance their learning and help them meet the writing requirements of the MSW program.

Eligibility Requirement: Must be enrolled as a graduate student at Boston University for the 2016-17 academic year.

Responsibilities:

The Writing Tutor will provide specialized tutoring in English language and culture to international and non-native speakers, and will help students with writing difficulties including students who may need support with learning disabilities, as is reasonably possible.The WritingTutor will promote academic honesty and integrity by reinforcing the rules of American PsychologicalAssociation (APA) citation style.

The Writing Tutor will:

  • review students written assignments for all aspects of writing including content, organization, grammar, and APA style referencing
  • provide appropriate editing assistance aimed to help students improve their writing ability,
  • be familiar with SSW assignments,
  • help collect exemplars as examples for students and
  • will, with student’s permission, communicate with faculty and administrators about students’ needs and progress.

The Writing Tutor will also develop and deliver in-person and webinar tutorials for the BUSSW student population by creating and delivering online and in person workshops of one hour or less designed to empower and enable students to approach their academic tasks with efficacy and confidence. Topics will include reading strategies, time management, and use of APA style.

Time Commitment: The job is 20 hours per week.

Application: Please send cover letter and resume to: Cate Solomon, M.S.W., Ph.D., Director of Student Services, Boston University School of Social Work, 264 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215. Phone: 617-353-5607 Fax: 617-353-5612

Other

Resident Assistant Positions

Consider applying for a Resident Assistant position through Boston University’s Residence Life Office.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time junior, senior, or graduate student
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.70 (if applicable)
  • In good University disciplinary and financial standing (if applicable)
  • Ph.D. candidates should consult with their academic departments before completing an application for an RA or GRA position

Time Commitment: 20 hours a week, including a 4-hour staff meeting on every Wednesday evening and two weeks of August training on-campus.

Application Process and Deadline: Eligibility information can be found on the Residence Life pageAll materials must be submitted by April 15, 2016 2:00 pm.

Contact Information: For more information please contact Residential Education at 617-353-3540 or via email at resed@bu.edu

Student Employment Office

The Student Employment Office will assist any enrolled degree student in finding part-time and summer work. Hundreds of students find employment through this service. Staff members are available to assist students with their job search as well as to provide information on the interview process. The majority of job openings are off- campus in the Greater Boston community.

The Student Employment Office also directs the Quickie Job service, which places hundreds of students in temporary assignments Quickie Jobs range from housework and party help to participating in research projects and assisting at conventions.

For other additional off campus positions, please visit The SED Opportunities page.

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Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.