How to Apply
There are two simple steps to apply for a Graduate Assistant position:
1) After you have been accepted and have deposited to the Graduate Program through the admissions office, please complete the Graduate Assistant Application.
2) Submit this application along with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These resumes will be reviewed by all departments seeking graduate assistants.
- Available: Education Department Graduate Assistantship
The Education Department is seeking a Graduate Assistant for 20 hours a week to work closely with program faculty and staff to create a new website and other media/PR for our programs. The position offers someone with interest in media a wonderful opportunity to take a leading role in the important work of updating the Department’s media image to reflect the best of our program and our graduates’ work.
Graduate Assistants receive tuition remission for 3 graduate courses in spring and fall terms, along with a $1200 per semester stipend. Summer work is possible but not guaranteed.
- Serve as the point person responsible for logistics associated with developing videos, blogs, and social media posts for the Department
- Work closely with the Chair to support the Departmental Administrator in designing and maintaining the website and social media
- Serve as a liaison with college communications officers
- Envision and create media and written posts to showcase the Department on the website and social media
- Attend events and interview Education students and alumni to create stories for the website
- Manage media files and work with the Departmental Administrator to ensure version control and permissions are in order
- Assist with all office responsibilities as needed, e.g., answering the phone, filing, scheduling
- Other duties as needed
- Skills with WordPress and/or other web-based content management systems
- Ability to photograph and/or video, including cropping and editing skills
- Strong communication skills
- Positive attitude, flexibility, and creativity
- Attention to detail and follow-through on commitments and responsibilities
- Self-starter who also knows how to work with others and keep people in the loop
- Commitment to the Education Department Office Ethos (see next page)
The College’s investment in graduate students is significant, providing complete support for a Master’s degree in exchange for 20 hours a week of focused, high-quality professional support for program needs. The application process is, accordingly, competitive and will proceed in two phases. The first phase consists of two applications, one to the College and one to the Department:
Phase two consists of in-person interviews with the most qualified candidates.
Please complete your applications promptly, since interviews will begin as early as January 15th.
Education Department Office Ethos
The Education Department values all members of our team—and student supports are critical to our team success. In our office, we embrace the tenets of the Department’s conceptual framework, The 5 C’s: Caring attitudes, Competence in our work, Commitment to our mission, Curiosity about all we engage, and Community-active orientations that will help make a difference in the world. We find that living The 5 C’s not only makes us more effective, but also makes for a lovely place to work.
Accordingly, our office norms reflect a collaborative effort to realize the goals of the Department’s work through mutual commitment to The 5 C’s. Among our key norms are these:
- We see ourselves as working together to realize the Department’s shared goals, so we communicate well with each other, take initiative to move projects forward, and pitch in whenever we can.
- We recognize that the world—and the world of work in particular—is changing fast, so we embrace learning new skills that will improve our work.
- We look inside, holding ourselves to high standards of performance, and we interact with respect and care when others need support to reach higher standards.
- We see ourselves as important to the shared effort of making the Education Department the best it can be, and we develop and share new ideas to realize that goal.
- We persist in our efforts so that our work is both timely and complete.
The Department also recognizes that working at the College provides invaluable opportunities for people to grow—developing new skills, nurturing new habits of mind, and learning how to work with others productively. As an Education Department, we recognize that all of us have room for growth in these and many areas; we also know that each of us brings strengths on which to build as we pursue our development. Faculty and staff are thus committed to working from students’ strengths to maximize opportunities to grow in these and other important ways.