Graduate Assistantships

There are a limited number of graduate assistantships and other job opportunities available to formally admitted full and part-time graduate students at Fairfield University. Graduate assistants provide services to Fairfield such as administrative and faculty support. In return, these students are eligible to receive a tuition waiver and, in some cases, a stipend.

To contact a supervisor by phone, dial (203) 254-4000 and the extension provided below, or use the contact e-mail address to send an inquiry regarding the availability of an assistantship. The availability of graduate assistantships vary by department, semester and academic year.


Athletics: Administration

Description: This position provides administrative support throughout the Athletic Department. Specific responsibilities may be assigned in any of the department's administrative areas, including academics, business, compliance, facilities or any combination thereof.

Responsibilities: Duties include but are not limited to: assisting the Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations in all aspects and game operations as well as equipment management. Will assist in the preparation, clean up, and on-site needs associated with the use of facilities to support practices, competitions, camps, clinics, and special events. Assistant must perform duties assigned on a timely basis, in a quality fashion, and with limited on-site supervision.

Must be flexible in terms of work schedule (evenings and weekends), and requests by supervisor for short-notice assistance based on unexpected needs (i.e., weather, schedule changes, etc). Will assist in the administration of the following: facility scheduling and operations, student-worker scheduling and management, equipment purchasing and management, and payroll for game workers. May be asked to assist with administration of other areas within the athletic department. Will also assist in the coordination of summer camps which includes but not limited to scheduling, State Licensing, budgeting, and facility set-up.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Must be accepted into a graduate program at Fairfield University.

Experience: Demonstrated aptitude and/or experience in athletics.

Available Positions: 0

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, resume and the names and addresses of three references to Allen Gibson, Associate Director of Athletics, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.

Deadline: See application procedure.
Credit Hours Awarded: 18 per year
Service Hours Required: Varies

Stipend and Benefits: Stipend available and enrollment in the student health insurance plan if need.

Contact: Allen Gibson, Associate Director of Athletics
E-mail: agibson@fairfield.edu
Ext.: 2208


Athletics: Administration

Description: This position provides administrative support throughout the Athletic Department. Specific responsibilities may be assigned in any of the department's administrative areas, including academics, business, compliance, facilities, marketing or any combination thereof.

Responsibilities: Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Distributing promotional material to the community (schedule cards, magnets, posters, brochures)
  • Maintaining social media networks (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Grassroots marketing for all athletic events
  • Organizing and coordinating various promotions for upcoming athletic events
  • Set up tables with game/event information (schedule cards, posters, merchandise, special sponsor material)
  • Assist with any on-field or on-court promotions
  • Assist with half-time contests and special presentations
  • Assist half-time contests and performers (special groups)
  • Assist with execution of in-game promotions (t-shirt toss, give-a-ways, etc.)
  • Solicitation of basketball season tickets and group tickets

Must be flexible in terms of work schedule (evenings and weekends), and requests by supervisor for short-notice assistance based on unexpected needs (i.e., weather, schedule changes, etc). May be asked to assist with administration of other areas within the athletic department.

Experience: Demonstrated aptitude and/or experience in athletics.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required.

Available Positions: 0

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, resume and the names and addresses of three references to: Roy Brown, Assistant Director of Athletics for Marketing, Promotions and Fan Development, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road; Fairfield, CT 06824.

Deadline: See application procedure.
Credit Hours Awarded: 18 per year
Stipend and Benefits: $11,000 stipend and enrollment in the student health insurance plan if need.

Contact: Roy Brown, Assistant Director of Athletics for Marketing
E-mail: rlbrown@fairfield.edu
Ext.: 2208


Athletics: Coaching

Description: Graduate assistant coaches will assist the head coach in all aspects of the specific sport, including: coaching, recruiting, scheduling, budget management and compliance with NCAA and conference regulations.

Skills/Duties: Bachelor's degree required and prior coaching and collegiate playing experience preferred.

Available Positions: 0

*Men and Women's Soccer offer graduate assistantships.

Deadline: Varies
Credit Hours Awarded: 15 per year
Service Hours Required: Varies

Stipend and Benefits: $10,000-$15,000. Enrollment in the student health insurance plan is available if needed.

Contact: The head coach of each sport. An up-to-date listing is available at www.fairfieldstags.com.


Athletics: Sports Medicine

Description: Those selected have the opportunity to choose between a graduate assistantship and internship, depending on interest. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing athletic training coverage for men's Soccer, Women's Volleyball, Baseball and Women's Lacrosse and some athletic training room coverage as needed.

Skills/Duties: NATA/BOC Certification is required and a BS/BA in Athletic training or BS/BA in related field with an emphasis on Athletic Training.

Available Positions: 0

Deadline: Varies
Credit Hours Awarded: 15 per year
Service Hours Required: As needed

Stipend and Benefits: $10,000-$15,000. Enrollment in the student health insurance plan is available if needed.

Contact: Mark Ayotte, Director of Sports Medicine
E-mail: mayotte@fairfield.edu
Ext.: 2273


Center for Faith & Public Life

Position One: Office of Service Learning (OSL)

Description: The Center for Faith and Public Life's Office of Service Learning (OSL) seeks a Community Partner Associate to assist with community outreach and partnership development. The Associate will focus on a key partnership between the OSL and Cesar Batalla Elementary School in Bridgeport. Additional duties will include outreach and communication related to our broader group of community partners and service-learning course needs.

Skills/Duties: Office work may include communication and outreach to community organizations, assistance with transportation management, community outreach assessment, and so forth. On-site work will include collaborating with the Cesar Batalla Literacy Coach to support 30+ Fairfield University undergraduate tutors and 70+ first- and second-grade tutees. This work will include tracking tutoring pairings, ensuring appropriate resources are available, and facilitating program improvements.

Candidates must be available to work at Cesar Batalla on Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (some flexibility here can be discussed) and have a personal vehicle and valid driver's license (or other reliable form of transportation). Qualified candidates will be organized, self-directed, a team player, and solutions-oriented. Experience and interest in education & literacy preferred; knowledge of service learning and program assessment a plus.

Deadline: Varies

Service Hours Required: On average, the Associate will spend 5-10 hours per week in the OSL and 5 hours per week working on-site at Cesar Batalla Elementary School in Bridgeport, CT (10 or 15 hour work week option; more details below).

This is a Graduate Assistantship. The candidate must be a current graduate student at Fairfield University. The ideal candidate will be able to commit to a 15 hour work week for 30 total weeks (15 each semester); however, a 10 hour work week is negotiable.  This position is for the semester beginning January 2014 and ending May 2014 and is renewable for the following academic year.

Stipend and Benefits:

  • 15 hour work week for 15 weeks for a $4,500 tuition credit
  • 10 hour work week for 15 weeks for a $3,000 tuition credit

Available Positions: 1

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications to:
Melissa Quan, Director of Service Learning and Associate Director of the Center for Faith and Public Life; Canisius Hall, Room 200
E-mail: mquan@fairfield.edu
Ext.: 3455

Position Two: JUHAN/Humanitarian Action Graduate Student Project Associate

Description: The Center for Faith and Public Life seeks a Teagle Foundation Graduate Student Project Associate to assist with implementing a grant focused on using humanitarian action and "JUHAN" (Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network) as a conduit to integrate civic and moral responsibility into the undergraduate curriculum. The Associate will work as a member of the project team to ensure the timely implementation of project deliverables.

Skills/Duties: Applicant should be a graduate student enrolled at Fairfield University. (S)he will need to be a strong writer, well organized and exhibit excellent verbal and communication skills. Experience and interest in humanitarian action and studies preferred; knowledge of JUHAN and program management a plus. Must be able to actively support and coordinate project team meetings and be a team player! This position is for the academic year beginning in September 2014 and ending May 2015.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in overseeing project activities and helping to ensure the timely implementation of project deliverables.
  • Prepare materials, agenda, and logistic, etc., for project team meetings, attend meetings when possible, and help with taking notes and follow-up actions.
  • Support the design of outreach materials and events to advertise the project.
  • Help in creating and finalizing the project action plan with timeline and keeping it updated.
  • Ensure website and Blackboard is updated on issues concerning the JUHAN grant and JUHAN-designated courses.
  • Help in setting systems in place to establish and administer the Humanitarian Emphasis.
  • Provide support to Faculty Learning Committees and the Project Advisory Committee.
  • Assist team with research, as requested.

Deadline:March 21, 2014

Service Hours Required: This is a Graduate Assistantship. The candidate must be a current graduate student at Fairfield University. The ideal candidate will be able to commit to a 15 hour work week for 30 total weeks (15 each semester).

Stipend and Benefits:

  • 15 hour work week for 30 weeks for a $9,000 tuition credit
  • 10 hour work week for 30 weeks for a $6,000 tuition credit

Available Positions: 1

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications to:
Julie Mughal, Assistant Director of the Center for Faith and Public Life; Canisius Hall, Room 200.
E-mail: jmughal@fairfield.edu
Ext.: 3505


Division of Administrative and Student Affairs: The Office of Graduate Student Life

Description: The assistantship is a one-year position with an option for a second year. The graduate assistant will assist the Office of Graduate Student life with all communication, organization, community relations, and graduate student events, along with special projects as assigned.

Skills/Duties: Applicants should be well organized and exhibit excellent verbal and communication skills. The applicant should be creative, critical thinker, and a committed self-starter. Experience with writing for public relations, media, and/or advertising web site and social media a plus. Sense of good design and event planning is helpful. Must be able to actively support and coordinate graduate student assembly leadership council, graduate student assembly events, and the office of graduate student life's semester calendar of events and communication. Applicant must be detail orientated and have the ability to manage all graduate events, budgeting, and scheduling.

Responsibilities:

  • Support efforts in event planning including all reservations, catering, the development of content for printed materials, media, advertising, events, social media; proofing of content, development and implementation of an electronic calendar of graduate student life events and e-newsletter.
  • Interact with faculty, students, administrators, media, and community collaborators in the area of graduate student activities where appropriate.
  • Assist in development of communication with administration and the graduate student assembly leadership council.
  • Assist the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs with all graduate student events.
  • Support special project work of the Office of Graduate Student Life under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President.

Available Positions: 1 position, available August 1, 2013

Deadline: April 1, 2013 (One month application period)
Credit Hours Awarded: 18 credits per academic year
Service Hours Required: 20 hours per week and attendance at sponsored events

Stipend and Benefits: $11,000 per year

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to Jim Fitzpatrick, Assistant Vice President for Administrative and Student Affairs.

E-mail: jfitzpatrick@fairfield.edu
Phone: (203) 254-2378
Office: Barone Campus Center 408


The Fairfield University Writing Center

Description: The Fairfield University Writing Center is seeking a graduate assistant to support individualized and small-group tutoring in writing.

Responsibilities: In addition to tutoring undergraduate and graduate students in writing across disciplines, the graduate assistant will be involved in ongoing staff development and staff training. The Graduate assistant will also help to educate the Fairfield University community in areas related to writing and on the services provided by the Writing Center.

Qualifications: This position is open to graduate assistants in any field of study; experience in one-to-one tutoring and small-group mentoring is desired.

Available Positions: 0

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Beth Boquet, Coordinator of the Writing Center at eboquet@fairfield edu or contact the office at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2248

Deadline: Until position is filled.
Tuition Reimbursement: $4500 towards tuition per semster
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week
Contact: Dr. Beth Boquet, Coordinator of The Writing Center
E-mail: eboquet@fairfield edu
Phone: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2795


Department of Communication, M.A. in Communication Program

Description: Assistantships are available on a semester basis. Basic office skills are required.

Available Positions: TBD
Deadline: Varies
Tuition Reimbursement: $4,500 per fall or spring semester
Service Hours Required: 20 hours per week

Contact: Dr. Michael Pagano, Director of Graduate Studies
E-mail: mpagano@fairfield.edu
Phone: (203) 254-4000 Ext.: 2897


Programs of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Black Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, American Studies

Description: Assistantships are available on a yearly basis. Basic office skills are required.

Available Positions: 1

Deadline: August 17, 2012

Compensation: $4500 towards tuition per semester
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week for 15 weeks

Contact: David Gudelunas, Director of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

E-mail: dgudelunas@fairfield.edu
Ext.: 3084


Dolan School of Business

Currently, there are no graduate assistantships available in the Dolan School of Business. If you are accepted into one of our graduate programs on a full-time basis (9+ credits per semester) and you would like more information about our competitive, one-time entrance scholarships, please contact Dr. Mark Ligas, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate programs, either via e-mail at mligas@fairfield.edu or via phone at 203 254-4000, ext. 3019.

Contact: Dr. Mark Ligas, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs
Ext.: 3019


Enrollment Management: Graduate Admission & Financial Aid

Description: The graduate assistant will work in the areas of enrollment management including financial aid, graduate admission, undergraduate admission and enrollment research. Duties will include various functions of financial aid awarding and verification, research on enrollment trends, preparation of print and electronic communication materials, and assisting with graduate admission events and social media.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access and Power Point software
  • Experience with Banner database is a plus, but not required
  • Must be able to work both independently and as a team member across the four departments within enrollment management
  • Must have excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter

Responsibilities:

  • Perform verification of student financial aid files
  • Review transcripts for the awarding of aid for federal aid programs
  • Assist students with processes related to registration, including reminders and forms in lieu of payment
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of printed materials, electronic promotional materials and web page information related to financial aid and admission
  • Assist at admission information sessions and events as needed
  • Assist in preparation of enrollment research data analysis and research reports
  • Maintain confidentiality

Available Positions: 1
Start Date: May/June 2014 -
through the academic year 2014-2015
Credit Hours Awarded
: $4500
Service Hours Required: 15 per week

Contact: Please send resume to Kimberly Droniak, Associate Director of Financial Aid. 


Office of Academic Support and Retention

Graduate Assistant I

Description: The assistantship is a one year position. The graduate assistant will work with undergraduate students who are undecided, in transition, part-time, and/or academically at risk. The primary responsibility and duty of this position is to provide general academic advising for students. In addition, the graduate assistant will assist with general office reception and administrative tasks.

General Academic Advising

Assist and provide advising/academic coaching for undeclared students, students in transition (transfer students, students changing majors/schools), at-risk students, and part-time students;

  • Advise students on college policies and procedures; discuss majors/minor, and graduation requirements
  • Assist students with basic academic concerns: such as course registration, add/drop, and degree evaluations
  • Assist students in navigating Banner to look-up classes, access degree evaluation, plan schedules, and register for courses
  • Assist with programs and events sponsored by the Office of Academic Support and Retention; some evening or weekend work may be required

Provide Reception/Respond to General Inquiries

  • Assist students with general inquiries made via phone or made in-person and make appropriate referrals when necessary
  • Determine the nature of and urgency of appointments when scheduling
  • Provide general information to students regarding student services, academic support services, and academic procedures; direct traffic flow
  • Provide intake forms to students (both walk-in and appointments);notified Director when students arrive

Provide Administrative Support as Needed

  • Assists with preparing information and materials for programs and events (typing;photocopying; etc.)
  • Photocopies and faxes materials as required
  • Contact students to confirm attendance at appointments and/or to make appointments

Skills/Experience: Strong verbal and written communication skills required, as well as excellent interpersonal skills, and computer proficiency/strong working knowledge of MS Excel is desired. Applicants should have some background or interest in school psychology, academic counseling, and motivation techniques for students

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Required

Available Positions: 0

Application Procedure: Please send a resume and cover letter to the Director of the Office of Academic Support and Retention.

Deadline: August 1 or until filled.
Tuition Remission per semester: $4500
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week
Contact: Heather Petraglia, Director
Phone/Ext.: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2222

Graduate Assistant II

Description: The assistantship is a one year position. The graduate assistant will provide administrative support for the Academic Peer Tutoring program and will work with undergraduate students who are "at-risk" academically. The graduate assistant will assist with the tracking of data pertaining to "at-risk" students, respond to student inquiries, provide general academic advising at peak times, and assist with day to day operations of the office.

Academic Peer Tutoring Program

  • Assist in scheduling tutoring, e-mail blasting students for tutoring/review sessions
  • Serve as liaison for falculty regarding peer tutoring, maintenance of records and data
  • Follow up and respond to professor outreach and inquiries

Working with "at-risk" students/general advising

  • Assist with Early/Final Alert system and mid-term estimates for athletes/first year students
  • Work to retrieve data from database system and compile historical data
  • Work with tracking students - "at-risk" students, students having difficulty
  • Meet with "at-risk" students to provide general academic advising and coaching; connect/refer students to appropriate resources
  • General academic advising during peak times
    • Advise students on college policies and procedures; discuss majors/minor, and graduation requirements
    • Assist students with basic academic concerns: such as course registration, add/drop, and degree evaluations
    • Assist students in navigating Banner to look-up classes, access degree evaluation, plan schedules, and register for courses
    • Assist with programs and events sponsored by the Office of Academic Support and Retention; some evening or weekend work may be required

Provide Reception/Respond to General Inquiries

  • Assist students with general inquiries made via phone or made in-person and make appropriate referrals when necessary
  • Determine the nature of and urgency of appointments when scheduling
  • Provide general information to students regarding student services, academic support services, and academic procedures; direct traffic flow
  • Provide intake forms to students (both walk-in and appointments); notified Director when students arrive

Provide Administrative Support as Needed

  • Assists with preparing information and materials for programs and events (typing; photocopying; etc.)
  • Photocopies and faxes materials as required
  • Contact students to confirm attendance at appointments and/or to make appointments

Skills/Experience: Strong verbal and written communication skills required, as well as excellent interpersonal skills, and computer proficiency/strong working knowledge of MS Excel is desired. Applicants should have some background or interest in school psychology, academic counseling, and motivation techniques for students

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Required

Available Positions: 0

Application Procedure: Send a resume and cover letter to the Director of the Office of Academic Support and Retention.
Deadline: August 1 or until filled.
Tuition Remission per semester: $4500
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week
Contact: Heather Petraglia, Director
Phone/Ext.: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2222


Graduate School of Education & Allied Professions

Description: Assistantships are available on a semester basis. A graduate assistant shall be appointed to a curriculum area or the dean's office and assigned as determined by the Dean and the faculty responsible for the curriculum area. Applicants should have good interpersonal and organizational skills, and should be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel. Prior office experience is preferred.

Available Positions: 10-15 (please call us at ext. 4250 to find out if we have available positions)

Deadline:
May 1 for fall
Oct. 1 for spring

Mar 1 for summer

Credit Hours Awarded/ Service Hours Required:

Currently, to earn 3 credits of tuition must work approx. 120 hours

Contact: Applications are available online or in the Dean's office.


History Department - Editorial Assistant for academic journal

Description: Assist Dr. Cecelia Bucki, editor of Connecticut History, in producing fall and spring issues of the journal.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access and Power Point software
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and carry tasks through to completion.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for history, especially local history.
  • Proficiency in social media, e.g. Facebook and Twitter, is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Routine office tasks in answering author queries and subscription requests.
  • Assist the editor in preparing each issue, including proofreading.
  • Assist the editor in projects requiring research. Projects include internet and library research for images and text.
  • Maintain Access database lists.
  • Promote journal issues through ASCH Facebook page and Twitter account.

Available Positions: 1

Deadline: ASAP
Hours & Tuition Credit:

Fall 2013: 5 hours per week for 15 weeks (total of 75 hours), offering a tuition credit of $1,500.

Spring 2014: 10 hours per week for 15 weeks (total of 150 hours), offering a tuition credit of $3,000.

Contact: Dr. Cecelia Bucki
E-mail: cbucki@fairfield.edu

Phone: (203) 254-4000 Ext.: 2307


Kirby Family Literacy Program: Computer Technology Project

Description: This assistantship involves recruiting, training and supervising the work of 100-150 undergraduate participants in the Literacy Project who work in Head Start classrooms in Bridgeport to enhance low income preschooler's language and school readiness skills. Most of the work takes place on campus but reliable transportation is necessary to do on-site visits at the Head Start sites in Bridgeport.

Skills/Duties: Applicants must be available mornings and early afternoons. Preference given to individuals willing to make a two-year commitment to the position.

Available Positions: 0

Deadline: Varies
Credit Hours Awarded: 9 per semester
Service Hours Required: 15 per week

Contact: Dr. Judy Primavera, Psychology Department
E-mail: jprimavera@fairfield.edu
Cell: (203) 506-5003


The Fairfield University Mathematics Center

Description: The Fairfield University Mathematics Center is seeking a graduate assistant to support individualized and group tutoring sessions in calculus and introductory statistics courses. The appointment is for the full academic year 2013-14, 15 hours per week including final exam weeks.

Responsibilities: In addition to leading group tutoring sessions in precalculus (MA19), calculus (MA119/120, MA145/146 and MA171/172) and statistics (MA17 and MA217), the graduate assistant will be involved in tutor training and other administrative duties for the Mathematics Center.

Qualifications: The position is open to graduate students with preference given to those in the mathematics program or the 5 year education in mathematics program. Previous experience in tutoring calculus and statistics is expected.

Available Positions: 1

To Apply: Please send a resume, an unofficial transcript of undergraduate and graduate work you have done, and a cover letter that indicates any past teaching, tutoring or relevant experience no later than August 31, 2013, to Dr. Laura McSweeney, Co-Director of the Mathematics Center, at lmcsweeney@fairfield.edu or contact her at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2194. In addition, please have a faculty member fill out a reference form and have the faculty member return it to Dr. McSweeney (Bannow 111) by August 31, 2013.

Deadline: August 31, 2013, or until position is filled.

Benefit Awarded: At most, $4,500 tuition remission per semester

Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week

Contact: Laura McSweeney, Co-Director of the Mathematics Center, Bannow 111
E-mail: lmcsweeney@fairfield.edu
Ext.: 2194


MFA in Creative Writing - Low Residency Program

Description: During the semester assist in the preparation for the 10-day residency in summer and winter in Mystic, CT. If needed, be available to attend each residency as needed (meals and accommodation will be provided). Preferably English major with an interest in creative writing as one of the perks of the program will be attending workshops and seminars by nationally and internationally regarded faculty and guests.

Skills/Duties/Responsibilities:

During the semester:
attention to detail, clerical efficiency - filing, mailings, knowledge of Microsoft Office, timeliness, assist/coordinate author events on campus of downtown bookstore during the semester (usually evenings), assist in preparation for residency at Mystic, assistance in the updating of MFA website and other MFA web-related sites, maintain confidentiality, ability to work independently and carry tasks through to completion, other responsibilities as needed.

Available Positions: 1 for Fall '12 and Spring '13

Compensation towards tuition credit: 5 hour work week - $1,500 towards tuition credit per semester

Contact: Elizabeth Hastings
E-mail: ehastings@fairfield.edu
Phone: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2688


Department of Student Programs and Leadership Development

Description: The assistantship is a twelve-month position, including the summer months. The graduate assistant will assist with activities that focus on new and incoming students and families, including but not limited to, New and Transfer Student Orientation and the First Year Experience (FYE) program.

Skills and Qualifications: Applicants should have some background or interest in student affairs administration/college student personnel, school psychology, special education, counseling, or education.

Duties and Responsibilities:

New Student Orientation

  • Assist with the recruitment, selection, and training of student Orientation Leaders
  • Assist with the planning of the Orientation Leader class and retreat
  • Meet weekly with the Orientation Leadership Team
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of New Student Orientation in June
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of Fall Welcome in August
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of Transfer Student Orientation in January and August
  • Assist with program evaluation and assessment

First Year Experience

  • As a Community Associate (CA), teach one section of the FYE class with a student First Year Mentor (FYM)
  • Track FYE events in Eidos and manage FYE event staffing
  • Attend FYE events as needed
  • Assist with the recruitment, selection, and training of the FYMs and CAs
  • Edit and Update the FYE Manual
  • Assist with the development and training of FYMs and CAs
  • Assist with program evaluation and assessment

Student Programs and Leadership Development

  • Participate in departmental professional development sessions
  • Maintain Orientation and FYE web pages
  • Other duties as needed/assigned

Available Positions: 0
Credit Hours Awarded: 18 per year
Service Hours Required: 20 per week
Stipend and Benefits: $11,000. Enrollment in the student insurance health plan is available if needed.

Contact: Kamala Kiem, Director
E-mail: kkiem@fairfield.edu
Phone: (203) 254-4000, ext. 4053


Quick Center for the Arts

Description: The graduate assistant will assist the Events Manager of the Quick Center for the Arts with logistics involving Quick Center events including Open VISIONS Forum.

Skills and Duties: The applicant should be a creative and critical thinker. The applicant should be computer savvy, well organized and exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills. The applicant should be a good proofreader and should also have the ability to work independently or with other departments. Experience with event planning a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare/gather research materials relevant to speaker in advance of each event
  • Write speaker bios
  • Attend meetings
  • Assist at receptions
  • Work directly with the Box Office with ticket distribution
  • Ticket dispersal to students on the evening of the event
  • Secure ticket requests from the faculty and staff
  • Confirm with donors about attendance to pre-event reception/lecture
  • Help to prepare VIP list
  • Help with seating arrangements for VIP guests
  • Coordinate VIP parking
  • Produce name tags for confirmed VIP's
  • Prepare work orders for catering
  • Assist with travel/hospitality for speaker
  • Secure photographer for the event
  • Maintain Facebook page

Available position(s): 0
Credit Hours Awarded: 9 per semester
Service Hours Required: 20 hours per week

Contact: Christian P. Kaplan, Events Manager
E-mail: ckaplan@fairfield.edu
Phone: (203) 254-4242


Department of Recreation

Description: There are two assistantships available.

Available Positions: 2

Intramural Graduate Assistantship

- 40 hours minimum weekly with weekend responsibilities
- Start Date: July 1, 2014

Responsibilities:

  • Promote intramural sports through on-campus advertising and internet
  • Hire and coordinate student intramural staff (Composed of over 30 student employees)
  • Supervise games, participants, and employees
  • Order and maintain inventory of sports equipment
  • Design regular season and playoff schedules for 22 different sports leagues
  • Oversee league statistics and record onto intramural website, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Facilitate sports rules, guidelines, fees, and sportsmanship
  • Event (game) coverage
  • Facilities management when needed
  • Additional duties as assigned

*A bachelor's degree is required

*Applicants must provide proof of Admission to a Fairfield University Graduate School Program

 Sport Clubs Graduate Assistantship

- 40 hours minimum weekly with weekend responsibilities
- Start Date: January 2, 2015

Responsibilities:

  • Team travel management
  • Creation of advertisements and displays
  • Upkeep of statistics and trends of participation
  • Promoting leadership and responsibility among participants
  • Aid in the organization of game and practice schedules
  • Event (game) coverage
  • Facilities management when needed
  • Additional duties as assigned

*A Bachelor's degree is required

*Applicants must provide proof of Admission to the Fairfield University Graduate School Program

Essential Qualifications:

  • Service oriented
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal skills
  • Background in athletics/recreation
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media

Remuneration:

  • On-campus housing provided (location determined by the Office of Residence Life)
  • First year stipend of $11,000.
  • Second year stipend of $11,500.
  • Tuition remission of no more than 18 Graduate School credits per academic year (academic year runs May to May)
  • Total Graduate School credits not to exceed 36 credits

Please e-mail Letter of Application (stating which position you are applying for) and current resume to John Paladino, Director of Sport Clubs and Intramurals, jpaladino@fairfield.edu.

Application (specify position sought) must be received by Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6 p.m.


School of Nursing - Graduate Assistantship

Description: The graduate assistant will work with faculty to help in the classroom setting, research projects, etc.  A graduate assistant will be matched to an instructor based on their clinical, technical, computer and research skills. Strong computer skills are essential. The assistant must be able to work independently and operate as a team member with the School of Nursing.

Qualifications: Must be admitted to the Graduate Program

Available positions: 2 per semester

Deadline: May 15 for the fall and Nov. 15 for the spring
Service Hours Awarded: 5 hours per week ($1,500), 10 hours per week ($3,000), 15 hours per week ($4,500)

Compensation: $1,500, $3,000, $4,500

Application Procedure: If interested in a graduate assistant position, please download and complete the application. The application can be submitted to Joan Millen, Assistant to the Dean, by May 15th for the fall semester and November 15th for the spring semester. 

Contact: Joan Millen, Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (203) 254-4150, ext. 3363
E-mail: jmillen@fairfield.edu