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Graduate Student Worker Program

Graduate student worker (GSW) positions provide students the opportunity to combine theory and practice while offering assistance that may include an hourly wage and/or housing. At 20–25 hours per week (15 hours for Student Leadership & Service), these positions allow students to focus on academic coursework and take advantage of other professional opportunities. 

These positions are offered for a 10-month period during the academic year (August–May). Positions are reserved for students in the two-year, cohort-based MA in Student Affairs Program, with the exception of the Health Promotion and Wellness position, which is open to graduate students in Counseling or School Counseling Programs, as well as MA Student Affairs Program.

  • Alumni and Parent Programs (available 2018–2019)                    
    Join a team of professional staff working with constituent relations. The selected GSW will have a range of responsibilities including outreach to alumni and parents, event programming, supervising volunteers, board relations and marketing. The GSW will work with the Board of Alumni and Parents Council, be responsible for two reunion class committees, coordinate volunteers for selected Black & Orange Parties (annual L&C gatherings around the world), and assist staff in a number of areas including Homecoming, Student-Alumni Association, Career Networking initiatives, Social Media, Alumni of Color Advisory Committee, Senior Experience, and alumni/parent sponsorships. Opportunities to participate in Regional Programs and travel will be available if interested. Exposure to fundraising and development work if interested. The GSW will work with the Director to select an area of interest to develop a special project. 
    This position averages 20–25 hours a week during the academic year. A typical week will involve working 15 to 18 hours with extensive hours on selected weekends (10/16–10/18, 12/5, 2/19–21, 3/5, 6/23–6/26.  Please note the GSW will be expected to work additional hours from 20–25 hours up to full-time employment (determined by the GA) the month of June. This will culminate in Alumni Weekend the fourth weekend of June. June hours will be paid through Student Employment.*
  • Office of Institutional Research (available 2018–2019)

    The Office of Institutional Research collects and analyzes information to provide campus leaders with data to support informed decision making. IR professionals support campus leaders and policy makers in areas such as admissions, financial aid, enrollment management, finances, student life and academics. Additionally, IR staff are responsible for external reports to government agencies, various publications, and bench-marking against peer or aspirant institutions.  Applicants should have an affinity for data analysis (qualitative and/or quantitative), surveys and assessment tools, good critical thinking, organizational, and communication skills and a desire to learn about the “behind the scenes” aspects of higher education administration.

  • Campus Living (available in 2018–2019)
    Lead and support the staff, program development, and facility management of a residential area housing 168 upper-division undergraduate students. Provide programmatic support in conjunction with the Campus Living mission. Applicants should have significant work experience in a residential setting. This GSW position is paid by stipend. This is a live-in position and also includes a campus apartment and a meal plan for the academic year.
  • International Students and Scholars (available in 2018–2019)
    Work with a vibrant program which provides  a wide variety of support  for the 200+ international students on campus. ISS is responsible for international student admissions, financial aid, orientation, and immigration services.
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities (available in 2018–2019) 
    Student Rights and Responsibilities educates for civic leadership, promotes inclusion and social justice, restores balance when harm occurs, and protects the welfare of the community and the individual. We engage the community through practices informed by Restorative Justice that promote conflict competence by teaching peaceful and collaborative resolution strategies.
  • Pioneer Success Institute/Assessment (available in 2018–2019)
    Supports programmatic efforts for the Pioneer Success Institute, a first-year experience program completed by all degree-seeking students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Assists with division wide planning and execution of assessment projects. This position reports directly to the Assistant Dean of Student Rights and Responsibilities (please select SRR in your application but specify this position in your cover letter).
  • Career Center (available in 2018–2019)
    The main focus of this position is marketing. The GSW will report directly to the Associate Director and will oversee all aspects of marketing for Career Center programs, events, and services.

    Primary responsibilities include:

    • Supervise undergraduate student life intern
    • With the help of the student life intern, oversee all aspects of marketing for career center programs, events and services, include:  print materials, social media, tabling, etc.
    • Write and manage weekly CC newsletter

        Click HERE for a detailed job description. 

  • Dean of Students Office (available in 2018–2019)        
    Reports directly to the Program Director/Executive Assistant and helps to coordinate DOS office workflow. Develop a broad range of skills in Student Affairs administration through professional engagement with the Dean of Students (DOS) office. Support and coordinate various programmatic efforts managed by the DOS office. Supports logistical coordination of the undergraduate commencement ceremony. Serves as administrative and logistical support to the first-year program, Pioneer Success Institute. Engage in division-wide planning and execution of mission-driven institutional initiatives. Provide support for assessment efforts of division. Applicants must have some professional work experience, preferably in student programming. 
  • Student Activities (available in 2018–2019)
    Support the staff, programs, and events of the Offices of Student Activities. Provide on-going support for recognized student organizations (including the Campus Activities Board and Club Sports) affiliated with the College of Arts and Sciences. Provide programmatic support in conjunction with the mission of the department. Applicants should have some professional work experience, preferably in event planning or student programming.
  • Health Promotion and Wellness (available 2018–2019)
    Provide on-going support for the development, implementation, and evaluation of prevention programs in relation to promoting healthy behaviors in the student population. To be eligible, students must have experience and/or interest in counseling, substance abuse prevention, sexual violence prevention, and/or public health. Click HERE for a complete job description.
  • Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement  (available 2018–2019)
    Support the staff, programs, and events of the Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement. Provide on-going support for student organizations affiliated with Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement. Provide programmatic support in conjunction with the mission of the department. Applicants should have some work experience with underrepresented populations, and event planning. Click HERE for a complete job description.
  • Student Leadership and Service (available 2018–2019)
    Collaborate with the students, community partners and other stakeholders to plan meaningful leadership education and service-learning projects. Serve as point person for Student Leadership & Service (SLS) program evaluations, Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day, and SLS’ web presence. Click HERE for a complete job description.

Click HERE to apply.

UPDATE: All GSW positions for the 2017–2018 academic year are now full.

The priority deadline for the 2017–2018 academic year is February 1, 2017, EXCEPT FOR THE HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELLNESS POSITION, WHICH IS DUE FEBRUARY 10, 2017. We will accept applications until the positions are filled. You do not have to be accepted into the program to submit an application.

Please note that a separate cover letter is required per GSW position for which you are applying.

Generally, GSW positions begin mid-August, and run through May of the following year. GSW positions are 1-year appointments, and are eligible for renewal. 

GSW positions have a maximum term of 2 consecutive years; however, each GSW will be reviewed by their supervisor and, based on the GSW’s performance, will be notified by February 1st prior to their second year if they will be reappointed to the GSW position.

For questions regarding any of the available positions or about the application process, please contact Tamara Ko (, Program Director and Executive Assistant.