Graduate Assistant; Boston, MA

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July 17th, 2013

Graduate Assistant

Northeastern University, Boston Massachusetts

Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service (CSDS) & Social Justice Resource Center (SJRC)

General Responsibilities

  • Working with the diverse staff of the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service (CSDS), and its affiliated Social Justice Resource Center (SJRC), help design and implement social justice, diversity, dialogue, global leadership development, service-learning and urban civic engagement programs  — including dialogues, service experiences, speakers, special events
  • Help supervise, mentor, and train work-study students working in SJRC
  • Assist with administration, communications, and outreach of CSDS and SJRC
  • Provide support and hospitality for student visitors to the centers, and student groups utilizing  spaces
  • Oversee outreach, recruitment, attendance and participation at events and programs, both on and off-campus
  • Assist in developing evaluation and assessment tools, marketing and publications materials, including utilizing social media
  • As interests and skills permit, conduct research for possible publication
  • Other duties as assigned



  • enrolled or entering  a graduate degree program (some exception may be possible for recent graduates pursuing continuing education)
  • commitment to increasing dialogue, understanding, and intercultural competency; and connecting students to wider social justice and spiritual communities
  • a passion for working with diverse groups of students, and a commitment to developing student leaders who are interculturally adept, ethically reflective, and spiritually grounded global citizens.
  • available to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • a commitment to providing excellent student service
  • strong communication skills (written, interpersonal, presentation, facilitation and social media)
  • excellent organizational skills, flexibility, teamwork, and listening abilities,
  • ability to thrive in an innovative, fast-paced, global research university setting in the heart of Boston, on the Avenue of the Arts, near Fenway, Copley Square, and Roxbury
  • dedication to social justice work and addressing issues of privilege and global and urban realities
  • graphic and web-design experience a plus
  • A successful candidate will have interest in working as an educator, leader, or organizer in educational, religious, and/or nonprofit settings, be intellectually curious, and have a grounding in one’s own cultural and/or spiritual/religious tradition and profound respect for others’

This position  is modestly stipended, 20 hours a week, and is for the academic year 2013-14. Please send a resume and statement of interest to Alex Kern at For more information, visit

Alexander Levering Kern
Executive Director
Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service
Northeastern University
203 Ell Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617 373-4931