Graduate Assistantships

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.

To apply to a graduate assistantship, a student must have already been accepted to a graduate degree program at Fairfield University for the semester in which the position is available. Some listings below provide application instructions, while others indicate to contact a supervisor by phone or e-mail. If only a phone extension is provided, to call dial (203) 254-4000 and the extension. Students can also use the email address to send an inquiry or application materials regarding the assistantship. The availability of graduate assistantships vary by department, semester and academic year.


Office of Academic Support and 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.

Qualifications
: Bachelor's Degree Required
Available Positions: 0

Tuition Remission per semester: $4500
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week
Contact: Heather Petraglia, Director

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.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Required
Available Positions: 0

Tuition Remission per semester: $4500
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week
Contact: Heather Petraglia, Director


Adrienne Kirby Family Literacy Program: Computer Technology Project

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). Preference given to individuals willing to make a two-year commitment to the position and who are proficient 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

Deadline: May 15, 2014
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: Dr. Judy Primavera, Psychology Department
E-mail: jprimavera@fairfield.edu
Cell: (203) 506-5003


Athletics: Administration - Facilities/Operations

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 providing assistance to the Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations in/with:

  • Game operations
  • Equipment management and purchasing
  • Preparation, clean up, and on-site needs associated with the use of facilities to support practices, competitions, camps, clinics, and special events
  • Facility scheduling and operations, student employee scheduling and management
  • Other areas within the Athletic department
  • Coordination of summer camps which includes, but is not limited to scheduling, State Licensing, budgeting, and facility set-up.

Graduate Assistant will also be expected to:

  • Perform duties assigned on a timely basis, in a quality fashion, and with limited on-site supervision.
  • Demonstrate flexibility with work schedule (evenings and weekends), and requests by supervisor for short-notice assistance based on unexpected needs (i.e., weather, schedule changes, etc).
  • Assist administration with facility scheduling and operations, student-worker scheduling and management, including payroll for game workers.

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

Experience: Demonstrated aptitude and/or experience in athletics.

Available Positions: 0

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


Athletics: Administration - Marketing

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

Available Positions: 0

Credit Hours Awarded: 18 per year
Stipend and Benefits: $11,000 stipend and enrollment in the student health insurance plan if need.
Contact: Peter Kirschner
E-mail: pkirschner@fairfield.edu


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.


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.

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

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


Center for Faith & Public Life

Position #1: 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-mail: mquan@fairfield.edu

Position #2: JUHAN/Humanitarian Action Graduate Student Project Associate - Spanish fluency highly desirable

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. Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable.

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: June 15, 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
E-mail: jmughal@fairfield.edu


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 2014 semester. This is a total of 150 hours during the summer 2014 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 2014 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 2014 and spring 2015 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)
Available Positions: 0
Contact: Emily Orlando, Co-Director of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
E-mail: eorlando@fairfield.edu


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 website 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: 0

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
E-mail: jfitzpatrick@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: 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

Tuition Reimbursement: $4500 towards tuition per semester
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week
Contact: Dr. Beth Boquet, Coordinator of The Writing Center
E-mail: eboquet@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: 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


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


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: Kimberly Droniak, Associate Director of Financial Aid
E-mail: kdroniak@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.


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: TBD
Hours & Tuition Credit: 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


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 2014-15, 15 hours per week, including final exam weeks.

Responsibilities: In addition to leading group tutoring sessions in precalculus (MA11), 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: 0

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 2014-15 academic year to: Dr. Laura McSweeney, Co-Director of the Mathematics Center, at lmcsweeney@fairfield.edu. Dr. McSweeney can also be contacted by phone 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). A completed application should be submitted by August 25, 2014 for full consideration.

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


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, Fall Welcome in August and 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


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


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
E-mail: jmillen@fairfield.edu