Financial Aid Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships

Academic Support & Retention |  Academic & Career Development Center - Leadership Adrienne Kirby Family Literacy ProgramAthletics |  Center for Faith & Public Life | College of Arts & Sciences |  Department of Communication |  Core Writing / English Department |  Dolan School of Business |   Enrollment Management | Graduate School of Education & Allied Professions |  History Department |  Math Center |  Quick Center |  School of Nursing |  Writing Center |  Office of Disability Support Services |  Politics

Many graduate departments and programs offer assistantships to their graduate students. This list is not comprehensive and students should contact their department for more information and opportunities.

There are a limited number of graduate assistantships available to full and part-time graduate students who are fully accepted to a graduate degree program at Fairfield University. Graduate assistants provide services to Fairfield such as administrative, research, faculty support and other. In return, selected students can be eligible to receive a tuition waiver and, in some cases, a stipend.

Note that some listings below provide application instructions, while others indicate to contact a supervisor by phone or e-mail. The availability of graduate assistantships vary by department, semester and academic year.

Departments seeking a job description update/edit, please contact Juan Arguello, Associate Director and Systems Coordinator, Office of Financial Aid.

Office of Academic Support & Retention

Graduate Assistantship #1

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

Academic Advising/Counseling 
Assist and provide advising/academic counseling for undeclared students, students in transition (transfer students, students changing majors/schools), first year students, and at-risk students

  • Advise students on college policies and procedures; discuss majors/minors, and graduation requirements
  • Assist students with basic academic processes such as course registration, add/drop, and degree evaluations
  • 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 and make appropriate referrals when necessary
  • Determine the nature of and urgency of appointments when scheduling
  • Provide general information to students regarding academic programs, academic and student support services, and academic procedures
  • Provide intake forms to students (both walk-in and appointments)

Provide Administrative Support as Needed

  • Assists with preparing information and materials for programs, events, and student appointments
  • Contact students to confirm attendance at appointments and/or to make appointments

Skills/Experience: Strong verbal and written communication skills required, excellent interpersonal skills required, and computer proficiency/strong working knowledge of MS Excel is desired. Applicants should have experience and/or interest in counseling, academic advising, and student development.

Tuition Remission per semester: $4500
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Required
Available Positions: 0

Contact: Heather Petraglia, Director of Academic Support & Retention

 

Graduate Assistantship #2

Description: The assistantship is a one year position. The graduate assistant will provide administrative support for the Academic Peer Tutoring program and will provide advising/academic counseling for undeclared students, students in transition (transfer students, students changing majors/schools), first year students, and at-risk students.

Academic Peer Tutoring Program

  • Assist in scheduling, marketing, and training/certification efforts for the Academic Peer Tutoring Program
  • Serve as liaison for faculty for peer tutoring, referrals, and documentation
  • Co-facilitate learning support workshops, e.g., study skills, time-management, etc.
  • Follow up and respond to professor outreach and inquiries

Academic Advising/Counseling
Assist and provide advising/academic counseling for undeclared students, students in transition (transfer students, students changing majors/schools), first year students, and at-risk students;

  • Advise students on college policies and procedures; discuss majors/minors, and graduation requirements
  • Assist students with basic academic processes such as course registration, add/drop, and degree evaluations
  • 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 and make appropriate referrals when necessary
  • Determine the nature of and urgency of appointments when scheduling
  • Provide general information to students regarding academic programs, academic and student support services, and academic procedures
  • Provide intake forms to students (both walk-in and appointments)

Provide Administrative Support as Needed

  • Assists with preparing information and materials for programs, events, and student appointments
  • Contact students to confirm attendance at appointments and/or to make appointments

Skills/Experience: Strong verbal and written communication skills required, excellent interpersonal skills required, and computer proficiency/strong working knowledge of MS Excel is desired. Applicants should have experience and/or interest in counseling, academic advising, and student development.

Tuition Remission per semester: $4500
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Required
Available Positions: 0

Contact: Heather Petraglia, Director of Academic Support & Retention

Academic & Career Development Center - Leadership

The Leadership & Professional Development Graduate Assistant will help in the planning and implementation of leadership development programs and the “Clifton StrengthsFinder for Students” programming for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Applicants should possess strong writing and organizational skills, a passion for working with leadership development programs, ability to multi-task, and a familiarity with events and programming. Previous experience with StrengthsFinder for Students and Leadership Development Theories (Relational Leadership, Ethical Leadership, Social Change Model) a plus.

Clifton StrengthsFinder for Students

  • Assist in the pulling reports and tracking of assessment participants
  • Assist in sending out assessment codes to departments/students prior to their scheduled workshop
  • Assist in the execution of StrengthsFinder for Students programming (may include one-on-one sessions or workshops)
  • Note: Graduate Assistant will be trained if unfamiliar with the assessment

Leadership Programming

  • Assist in the marketing, recruitment and logistics of the Redefining Leadership program
  • Assist with the development, logistics, marketing & execution of Leadership Awareness Week
  • Manage applications, scheduling of class room/teacher assignments, pre/post survey, etc.
  • Assist with leadership programming requests (ranging from formal workshops to evening residence hall programs)

Senior Launch Series

  • Assist in the marketing, recruitment and logistics of the Senior Launch Series
  • Work with appropriate campus departments to ensure proper food/beverage orders and room reservations

Administrative Support as Needed

  • Assist with preparing information and materials for programs and events (including photo copying, scanning, mail merging and editing)

Available Positions: 0

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as received

Anticipated Start Date: September 2017

To Apply: E-mail your resume and cover letter to Megan Webster, Assistant Director – Leadership & Professional Development, at MWebster@fairfield.edu.

Compensation: The graduate assistantship involves a commitment of 15 hours per week, for 15 weeks during both fall and spring semesters. This is a total of 225 hours per. In return, your assistantship entitles you to $4,500 of tuition credit for each semester. Please note tuition credit is available for use only during the current semester and there will be no cash refund for unused tuition credit.

Adrienne Kirby Family Literacy Program

Description: This assistantship involves recruiting, training and supervising the work of up to 100 undergraduate participants in the Literacy Project each semester 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 participate in on-site visits at the Head Start sites in Bridgeport.

Qualifications/Experience: Applicants must be available mornings and early afternoons (especially Fridays). Individuals must be able to make a two-year commitment to the position and have proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

Skills/Duties: 
General administrative

  • Generate awareness at the beginning of each semester through classroom presentations, poster distribution and specific contacts throughout campus
  •  Act as a liaison with administrators and teachers at Head Start
  • Schedule and organize carpools for the many volunteer and federal work-study student participants
  • Reserve and track transportation options for students
  • Input weekly payroll for federal work-study students
  • Update the Head Start Facebook page each week with photos and interesting stories on children and child development

Data entry

  • Coordinate the input of developmental data for the Head Start Program once during the fall semester and twice during the spring semester
  • Input demographic information and scores for over 1200 children (with Microsoft Excel)
  • Enlist and delegate data input for federal work-study students
  • Process all data at the end of the spring semester using Microsoft Excel and SPSS

Available Positions: 1

Preferred Deadline: April 30, 2018
Award: In exchange for working 15 hours per week, the applicant will be awarded $4500 each semester ($9000 per academic year) toward tuition reimbursement

Contact: Email your resume to Dr. Judy Primavera, Psychology Department
E-mailjprimavera@fairfield.edu
Cell: (203) 506-5003

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.

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

Experience: Prior coaching and collegiate playing experience preferred.

Available Positions: 0

*Men and Women's soccer, Women's field hockey and softball offer graduate assistantships.

Deadline: Varies

Credit Hours Awarded: 18 per year
Service Hours Required: Varies
Stipend and Benefits: $11,000. 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.

Center for Faith & Public Life

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. 

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: 0
E-mailmquan@fairfield.edu

 

 

Center for Faith & Public Life (CFPL) Humanitarian Action/JUHAN Graduate Assistant

Description: The graduate assistant will support the Associate Director for Humanitarian Action/JUHAN, in operations related to: the JUHAN Regional Hub, Humanitarian Action (HA) Minor, co-curricular experiential learning opportunities through civic immersions and social media outreach.

Skills/Duties: Responsibilites will include providing operational assistance to the JUHAN Hub, HA minor and other areas outlined above and will include communication and outreach to JUHAN schools, humanitarian organizations, and HA minors. Qualified candidates will be organized, self-directed, a team player, and solutions-oriented. They will need excellent social media skills (website, facebook, twitter, snapchat). Interest in humanitarian action, global issues and social justice in the developing world is high preferred.  

Qualifications: The candidate must be a current graduate student at Fairfield University.

Stipend and Benefits: 10 hours per week for 15 weeks each semester. $3,000 tuition credit will be provided per semester.

Deadline: August 7.

Available Positions: 1 

Contact: Julie Mughal, Associate Director for Humanitarian Action/JUHAN, CFPL

E-mailjmughal@fairfield.edu

 

 

Cesar Batalla – Fairfield University Partnership
Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program (JZ-AMP) Graduate Assistant Coordinator Position

Partnership & Program Overview

The Cesar Batalla Elementary School (CBES)-Fairfield University (FFLDU) partnership formed with the goal to develop a model partnership that brings the diverse resources of a university together with the diverse resources of a PK-8 public school to accomplish the following mutually-beneficial goals: 1) improve academic learning outcomes for CBES students; 2) improve CBES teacher wellness and learning; 3) enhance FFLDU student cognitive, social, and civic learning; and 4) provide community-engaged teaching and scholarship opportunities for FFLDU faculty.

Partnership activities have included:

  • Service-learning courses through which FFLDU students provide literacy-focused tutoring to CBES students in grades K-4
  • Middle school tutoring by FFLDU students, faculty, and staff
  • CBES student field trips to Fairfield University for read-alouds, athletic events, cultural events, and campus tours
  • CBES teacher professional development programming

The Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program, funded by a grant from the Marie & John Zimmermann Fund, will expand the activities of the partnership to include an afterschool program focused on academic success and social/cultural enrichment for CBES middle school (6-8) students. FFLDU undergraduate students will work in a 1:2 ratio with CBES students in grades 6-8. Mentor groups will meet 2 days per week from 3pm until 5pm, and the afterschool time will be split between tutoring/homework help and enrichment activities. Examples of potential enrichment activities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Career advising/college readiness
  • STEM coaching
  • Creative writing
  • Civic engagement, activism, and social justice
  • Healthy relationships/healthy lifestyles
  • Visual & performing arts
  • Mindfulness/meditation

The program will also include periodic field trips that will include FFLDU students, staff, and faculty, and CBES students, teachers, and parents. Annual welcome/orientation and end-of-year/celebration events will be organized to allow CBES students, parents, teachers, and FFLDU students, staff and faculty to come together, set expectations for the year, and recognize the year’s accomplishments. 

 

Graduate Assistant Coordinator Position Job Description

The JZ-AMP Graduate Assistant Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the program’s operations. Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and implementing enrichment activities for each program day (2 afternoons per week in the spring 2018 semester & 2-3 afternoons per week in fall semester 2018), in collaboration with CBES teachers & administrators, and targeted groups of FFLDU faculty, students, & staff
  • Recruiting, training, and supervising FFLDU undergraduate mentors
  • Work with CBES teachers to identify 6th grade participants
  • Monitor progress of CBES students through data collection
  • Manage communications with all program stakeholders, including:
    • FFLDU mentors
    • Key program staff at CBES & FFLDU
    • Parents of CBES students
    • Program funders
    • External communications to wider CBES/FFLDU/Bridgeport communities (i.e. social media, marketing pieces)
  • Coordinate logistics for field trips and annual program kick-off & end-of-year events
  • Assist in pursuing additional grant funding opportunities to expand program offerings

The Graduate Assistant Coordinator will report to the Associate Director for Service Learning in the Center for Faith & Public Life at Fairfield University.

The position offers a $3,000 tuition credit for 10 hours/week for the weeks that classes are in session for the Spring 2018 semester (January 16 – May 11, excluding breaks). In the Fall Semester 2018, the position will increase to 15 hours per week during the weeks that classes are in session for a $4,500 tuition credit. Ideally, the coordinator would be available for the majority of the programming times (3pm-5pm, 2-3x per week).

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

  • Prior experience developing/delivering youth educational programming (e.g. teaching, coaching, counseling, mentoring) and/or experience working with university undergraduates
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g. education, social work)
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish a strong plus
  • Ability to work in diverse work environments/cultures
  • Organized & detail-oriented

Number of open positions: 1

Application deadline: February 16th

Contact Person: Andrea Canuel, andrea.canuel@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000, extension 3393

College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Assistantship (Summer, Fall, & Spring Semesters)

Description: The CAS Graduate Assistantship will assist the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office with routine tasks. Being proactive with visitors is essential. Answering phones, routing calls and addressing the traffic flow within the office are major components of the graduate assistant's responsibilities and a friendly warm presence is needed to accomplish this effectively.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

Basic functions include: 
Graduate assistants will assist with a variety of specialized projects and provide secretarial support for the office staff.

  • greeting, assisting, and screening visitors and telephone calls
  • responding to routine and project oriented requests
  • maintaining Excel database spreadsheets
  • scheduling and coordinating student calendar appointments
  • typing routine memoranda and letters
  • assist with electronic filing of student folders and miscellaneous correspondence

Tuition Value for SUMMER Semester: The graduate assistantship involves a commitment of 12.5 hours per week, for 12 weeks during the summer semester. This is a total of 150 hours during the summer semester for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office. In return, your assistantship entitles you to $3,000 of tuition credit. Please note tuition credit is available for use only during the Summer semester and there will be no cash refund for unused tuition credit. 

Tuition Value for FALL & SPRING Semesters: The graduate assistantship involves a commitment of 15 hours per week, for 15 weeks during both fall and spring semesters. This is a total of 225 hours per semester for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office. In return, your assistantship entitles you to 4,500 of tuition credit for each semester. Please note tuition credit is available for use only during the current semester and there will be no cash refund for unused tuition credit.

Available Positions: 0
E-mail: jdaniele@fairfield.edu

 

College of Arts & Sciences: Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Black Studies, & Peace and Justice Studies Programs

Description: The Graduate Assistant will assist the Program Directors with event planning, lectures, program meetings, website maintenance, general research, and communications with students and faculty.

Skills/Duties:

  • Proficient computer skills
  • Organizational abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently



Qualifications: Must be accepted to a graduate degree program at Fairfield University.

Tuition Value for Fall/Spring semesters: $4,500 per semester

Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week for 15 weeks (225 hours total per semester)

Deadline: July 21, 2017
Available Positions: 1
Contact: Anna Lawrence
E-mail: alawrence3@fairfield.edu

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: The Writing Center is currently accepting applications for three part-time positions on campus for the 2017-2018 school year.  Primary duties will include mentoring undergraduate writing tutors, working one-on-one with graduate students writing in a wide range of disciplines, and organizational activities related to writing center administration. These positions include professional development during the semester and a required orientation before the start of the Fall 2017 semester. Desired qualifications include experience with project administration and event planning; promotion, social media, and web development; and mentoring, tutoring, and staff development. Applicants should have a strong interest in writing across the curriculum and cross-disciplinary work, multi-lingual writing, and inclusion, equity, and access in writing.

Qualifications: This position is open to graduate students in any field of study; experience in one-to-one tutoring and small-group mentoring is preferred. Desired qualifications include experience with project administration and event planning; promotion, social media, and web development; and mentoring, tutoring, and staff development. Applicants should have a strong interest in writing across the curriculum and cross-disciplinary work, multi-lingual writing, and inclusion, equity, and access in writing.

Available Positions: 3

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Boquet, Coordinator of the Writing Center at writingcenter@fairfield edu

Deadline: Until positions are filled.
Tuition Reimbursement: $4500 towards tuition per semester
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week
Contact: Elizabeth Boquet, Coordinator of The Writing Center
E-mailwritingcenter@fairfield edu

Department of Communication, M.A. in Communication Program

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

Available Positions: 0
 
Deadline: Varies

Tuition Reimbursement:
 dependent on number of credits enrolled in and hours worked

Service Hours Required: 
10-15 hours per week, based on enrolled credits

Contact
: Dr. David Gudelunas, Director of Graduate Studies
E-maildgudelunas@fairfield.edu
Phone: (203) 254-4000, ext. 3084

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

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: 0
Credit Hours Awarded: $4500
Service Hours Required: 15 per week
Contact: Diana Draper, Director of Financial Aid
E-mail: ddraper@fairfield.edu

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.

Qualifications: 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 ext. 4250 to check availability)

Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year.  Assistantships are awarded as they become available, usually right before each semester begins.

Service Hours required and tuition remission per semester:
5 hours per week - $1,500
10 hours per week - $3,000 
15 hours per week - $4,500

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

The Fairfield University Mathematics Center

Description: The Fairfield University Mathematics Center is seeking a graduate assistant to support individualized and group tutoring sessions in precalculus, calculus and introductory statistics courses. The appointment is for the full academic year 2016-17, 15 hours per week, including final exam weeks.

Responsibilities: In addition to leading group tutoring sessions in precalculus (MA11), first-year calculus (MA19, 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 Fairfield University graduate students taking 3 classes per semester 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. Students enrolled in 2 courses per semester may be considered for a reduced award.

Available Positions: 1

To Apply: Please send a resume, an unofficial transcript of undergraduate and graduate work you have completed, and a cover letter that indicates any past teaching, tutoring or relevant experience, along with a list of graduate courses you plan to take during the 2016-17 academic year to: Dr. Matthew Coleman, Co-Director of the Mathematics Center, at mcoleman@fairfield.edu. Dr. Coleman can also be contacted by phone at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2512 (Email is best.). In addition, please have a faculty member fill out a reference form and have the faculty member return it to Dr. Coleman (Bannow GR-11). A completed application should be submitted by August 26, 2016 for full consideration.

Deadline:  August 26, 2016 or until position is filled

Benefit Awarded: At most, $4,500 tuition credit per semester
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week for 15 weeks. (Reduced award: 10 hours per week for 15 weeks, $3000 tuition credit per semester).
Contact: Matthew Coleman, Co-Director of the Mathematics Center, Bannow GR-11
E-mailmcoleman@fairfield.edu

Ext: 2512

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-mailckaplan@fairfield.edu

Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies - 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: August 1 for the fall and November 15 for the spring
Service Hours Awarded: 5 hours per week ($1,500) and 10 hours per week ($3,000)
Compensation: $1,500, $3,000

Application Procedure: If interested in a graduate assistantship position, please download and complete the application. The application can be submitted to Dr. Joyce Shea, associate dean for graduate programs and associate professor, by August 1 for the fall semester and November 15 for the spring semester.
Contact: Dr. Joyce Shea, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Associate Professor
E-mailjshea@fairfield.edu

Office of Disability Support Services

Description: The assistantship is a one year position. The graduate assistant will provide administrative support for the office including coordinating exam scheduling, and front desk responsibilities. At all times, confidentiality and discretion is needed to work with this sensitive population of students.

Exam Scheduling

  • Assist in scheduling, tracking, data entry and proctoring for undergraduate and graduate students taking exams
  • Understand all delivery and return methods for exams and execute exceptional attention to detail in all communications
  • Proctor all exams using online camera system to alert Director or Program Coordinator of abnormal behavior
  • Follow up and respond to professor outreach and inquiries
  • Monitor the DSS email address and respond to all inquiries

Reception/Front Desk Support

  • Answer the phone, schedule appointments, manage all walk-in students and professors picking up or dropping off exams,
  • Direct student peer note takers picking up paychecks or dropping off notes
  • Assist walk in current students, prospective students and parents with general inquiries and make appropriate referrals when necessary
  • Determine the nature and urgency of appointments when scheduling for either the Director or Program Coordinator
  • Provide intake forms to students and notify them of the procedure for registering with our office

Provide Administrative Support as Needed

  • Assists with preparing information and materials for programs, events, and student appointments

Skills/Experience: Strong verbal and written communication skills required, excellent interpersonal skills required, and computer proficiency/strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite preferred.
Tuition Remission per semester: $4500
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Required
Available Positions: 0
 

Contact:
Megan Buxton, Director of Disability Support Services, mbuxton@fairfield.edu

Politics Department

Description: The graduate assistant will assist the chair of Politics, the Department’s administrative assistant, and other department faculty members as needed with event planning, lectures, data collection and analysis, reports, website maintenance, general research, and other related activities.

Skills:

    Proficiency in computer skills, such as Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, Access and Power Point software) and with social media.
    Organizational abilities, problem solving and carrying tasks through to completion.
    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    Ability to work independently and as a team player.
    Interest in politics in a national or international context is a plus.

Qualifications: Must be accepted to a graduate degree program at Fairfield University.

Hours and Tuition Value for Fall/Spring semesters: total of $4,500 for the academic year.  This approval is for a graduate assistant to work 7.5 hours a week for each semester for a total of 15 weeks (total of 112.5 hours per semester).  The graduate assistant will receive $2,250 in tuition credit per semester.

Available Positions: 1

Contact: Dr. Janie Leatherman, Chair of Department of Politics

E-mail: jleatherman@fairfield.edu

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter with a statement of interest and qualifications, and a resume.

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