Student Life

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

The Division of Student Affairs has many Graduate Assistant positions throughout each department. These positions allow students to learn useful life skills, interact with other departments, and help earn money while working towards a degree. Both hourly and stipend positions are offered, though each position is different and compensation varies by office. If you have any questions, please email studentaffairs@hofstra.edu.

Graduate Assistantships (Stipend/Tuition Waiver Compensation)

Eligibility

A Graduate Assistantship is a student employment position that includes as compensation a tuition waiver and a stipend. All matriculated Hofstra graduate students pursuing a graduate degree are eligible to apply for a Graduate Assistantship.

Graduate Assistantships are appointed on a semester basis.

  • Fall appointments will commence on the specified appointment begin date and end December 31st
  • Spring appointments will commence on or after January 1st and end on the specified end date, which may be no later than June 30th

Compensation

  • Compensation must include both tuition and a stipend (minimum 12 credits and $2,000 per annum). The tuition waiver is valued per credit at the lowest current graduate tuition rate.
  • All students are required to pay registration and applicable fees

Graduate Assistant (Hourly Compensation)

A graduate assistant is a student employment position that includes as compensation an hourly wage, as specified by the hiring department. All matriculated Hofstra graduate students pursuing a graduate degree are eligible to apply for a Graduate Assistantship.

Graduate Assistants are appointed on a semester basis

  • Fall appointments will commence on the specified appointment begin date and end December 31st
  • Spring appointments will commence on or after January 1st and end on the specified end date, which may be no later than June 30th

Compensation

Compensation for these positions varies by office. Click on the position’s office hyperlink below for more information.


Department:
Campus Recreation

Position Title:
Graduate Assistant for Club Sports

Hours: 25 hours per week, including weekend and evening hours.

Compensation: $1,000 Stipend plus nine (9) credits of graduate tuition per semester.

Duration of Employment: August 16, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Upon Renewal, Spring semester: January 2, 2021 to June 15, 2021.

Responsibilities

The Graduate Support Assistant for Club Sports will be responsible for coordinating programming and scheduling of Hofstra's sport club program, which includes 27 clubs and a Club Council. Other responsibilities include: marketing and promotions, staff recruitment/training, and scheduling. Work is approximately 25 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours. Facility and staff supervision along with operational responsibilities for the Hofstra Fitness Center are required. This position directly reports to the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.

Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in Sports Marketing, Physical Education or a related area and acceptance into a graduate program for the 2020-2021 academic year is required. Applicants should be knowledgeable in sports and display excellent communication, programming and organizational skills. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is preferred. CPR/ AED certification is required.

Department:
Campus Recreation

Position Title:
Graduate Assistant for Operations

Hours: 25 hours per week, including weekend and evening hours.

Compensation: $1,000 Stipend plus nine (9) credits of graduate tuition per semester.

Duration of Employment: August 16, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Upon Renewal, Spring semester: January 2, 2021 to June 15, 2021.

Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant for Operations will be responsible for Fitness Center and Game Room programming and facility support. The graduate assistant will collaborate with other departments on campus to develop programming for the University community. Other responsibilities include: marketing promotions, updating social media accounts and Fitcast, and staff supervision and training. Work is approximately 25 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation.

Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in Sports Marketing, Physical Education or a related area and acceptance into a graduate program for the 2020-2021 academic year is required. Applicants should be knowledgeable in sports and display excellent communication, programming and organizational skills. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is preferred. CPR/ AED certification is required.

Department:
Campus Recreation

Position Title:
Graduate Assistant for Spirit Support

Hours: 25 hours per week, including weekend and evening hours.

Compensation: $1,000 Stipend plus nine (9) credits of graduate tuition per semester.

Duration of Employment: August 16, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Upon Renewal, spring semester: January 2, 2021 to June 15, 2021.

Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant for Spirit Support will be responsible for working closely with all spirit groups: cheer, dance, pep band, and mascots. This person will escort the Mascots (Kate and Willie) to events. Other responsibilities include:marketing (Instagram) and promotions, staff supervision, payroll, recruitment and training, and scheduling. The graduate assistant will serve as a liaison between Hofstra Athletics and Spirit Support groups. The graduate assistant will support University Athletics and University events including but not limited to: Hofstra Men's and Women's Basketball, Welcome Week, Fall Festival, and Commencement. Work is approximately 25 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours. Travel may be required. Facility supervision and operational responsibilities for the Hofstra Fitness Center is required. This position directly reports to the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.

Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in Sports Marketing, Physical Education or a related area and acceptance into a graduate program for the 2020-2021 academic year is required. Applicants should be knowledgeable in sports and display excellent communication, programming and organizational skills. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is preferred. CPR/ AED certification is required.

Department:
Career Center

Position Title:
Graduate Assistant, External Relations

Hours: 25 hours per week

Compensation: $1,250 Stipend plus nine (9) credits of graduate tuition per semester

Responsibilities

  • Learn professional communication skills by directly engaging with employers in order to identify their recruiting needs and how they relate to Hofstra student success
  • Interact with employers at career fairs and other events and troubleshoot their programming needs
  • Use independent judgment to analyze pending job postings to ensure that they meet department-set requirements and student needs before approval
  • Trouble-shoot issues pertaining to the selection of on-campus recruitment events and required procedures
  • Coordinate all on-campus recruitment schedules, revise schedules as requested by employer, set-up interview rooms
  • Communicate with student groups to promote events and opportunities
  • Attend and assist at career fairs and other office events

Qualifications

Qualified candidates must be a graduate student, higher education graduate programs preferred. Candidates must have a strong attention for detail, and excellent interpersonal skills including superior listening skills.
Assistantships are subject to re-appointment each semester.
Please note that selected candidates for Fall 2020 GA positions should plan to attend the DSA Orientation and the August Divisional Professional Development Day (dates TBA).

Department:
Center for Academic Excellence, Undergraduate Tutorial Program

Position Title:
Graduate Assistant, Undergraduate Tutorial program

Hours: 25 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Compensation: $1,125 Stipend plus nine (9) credits of graduate tuition per semester

Duration of Employment: August 17, 2020 to December 18, 2020.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the overall operation of the department's Undergraduate Tutorial Program (UTP), which offers peer-to-peer tutoring in both individual appointment and group drop-in formats for specific undergraduate courses at Hofstra. Oversee evening operation of tutoring groups at least twice per week and actively participate in the planning and execution of various programs offered to both students and tutor staff. Support additional services offered by the Center for Academic Excellence as needed. Other duties as assigned.
  • Maintain 25 posted office hours per week - including two evening shifts
  • Assist with programming, including but not limited to, New Tutor Orientations, Tutor Professional Development Training workshops, and special tutoring events
  • Educate students about our online scheduling system and assist with the maintenance of this system
  • Support administrative staff with requests for tutoring and recruitment of tutors
  • Maintain accurate records of tutoring attendance
  • Assist with marketing initiatives of UTP's services to the campus community
  • Provide administrative support related to front desk coverage, phone and email inquiries, mail delivery, filing, database entry, record keeping and general office duties.
  • Support programming efforts for various departmental and university events.

Qualifications

Fully accepted and matriculated student in a graduate program at Hofstra. Excellent communication, writing, and customer service skills. Must be responsible, reliable, organized, and dedicated to helping students. Must be comfortable overseeing students. Strong computer literacy skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office are essential. Will need to work independently and as part of a team.

Department:
Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion

Position Title:
Graduate Assistant, Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion

Hours: 25 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours required. Winter intercession and spring break included.

Compensation: $1,125 Stipend plus nine (9) credits of graduate tuition per semester.

Duration of Employment: August 1, 2020 to December 18, 2020.

As a Graduate Assistant in Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion (IEI) and the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) this job description indicates your primary responsibilities. However, the OSLE operates as interconnected unit and you may be called upon to contribute in other areas throughout the department.

Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Director and Assistant Director for Intercultural Engagement & Inclusion (IEI), the Graduate Assistant will assist in the coordination of IEI’s campus-wide diversity initiatives and educationally inclusive programming. This Graduate Assistantship is multifaceted in meeting the co-curricular needs for an array of undergraduate students.
  • Advising of multiple student clubs and organizations under IEI.
  • Serve as a resource for students from historically underrepresented groups; which may include, but not be limited to: Students of Color, First Generation Students, and Students within the LGBTQ+ community
  • Assist with developing, coordinating and facilitating heritage month programs, Diversity Dialogue Desserts programs and other intercultural programs geared towards inclusive education on and off campus.
  • Aid with developing, coordinating and facilitating programs promoting the inclusiveness of higher education and transition and retention programs for marginalized student populations
  • Promote office programs through the creation of flyers and other marketing materials, social media, website updates and other publicity avenues
  • Provide support for the intercultural student groups through administrative tasks, student leadership development programs and presentations, and education outreach in regard to the contract approval process and other programming processes
  • Develop program reviews and assist with the assessment of office programs and budget tracking
  • Represent The Office of Student Leadership & Engagement (OSLE) and Intercultural Engagement & Inclusion (IEI) at various student group and campus-wide events
  • Provide regular front desk support for the Intercultural Engagement & Inclusion, and OSLE
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time Graduate student.
  • Applicants must be creative, organized and professional; as well as a concrete understanding of underrepresented/ marginalized student groups.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Prior experience with event planning, working with student groups, coordinating diversity-focused programs on a college campus, and working with underrepresented students is highly preferred.
  • Familiarity and experience working with multicultural competencies and social justice educational programming is highly preferred.

Application Instructions

Email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Gillian Atkinson, Director of Intercultural Engagement & Inclusion at Gillian.Atkinson@hofstra.edu.

Department:
Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Position Title:
Graduate Assistant for Programming

Hours: 25 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Compensation: $1,000 Stipend plus nine (9) credits of graduate tuition per semester

The graduate assistant works directly with the Assistant Directors of Student Leadership and Engagement in the planning and implementation of new student programming throughout the academic year.

Responsibilities

    • Coordinating, promoting, attending and assessing weekend programs including Explore Next Door (END) trips
    • Creating, editing, and providing oversight for "This Week at Hofstra" and HOFCASTS
    • Assisting with new student orientation registrations and confirmations
    • Assisting with the recruitment, interviewing, and hiring process for orientation staff
    • Assisting with Final Exams Care Package program.
    • Special projects as assigned
    • In addition, this person will have roles in various events on campus including, but not limited to, Welcome Week, the Fall and Spring Leadership Retreats, Fall Festival, Winter Welcome, END Trips, Music Fest and Office of Admissions events.

Qualifications

Applicant must be an accepted matriculated student in a graduate degree program by start date. This position requires 25 hours per week with some evening and weekend responsibilities. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required Creative skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and event planning is preferred. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Must be detailed oriented, creative, and organized. Candidate must demonstrate effective skills working independently and as a member of a team.

Department:
Office of Residence Life

Position Title:
Graduate Assistant Resident Director

Hours: This is an 11-month live-in position with a July 1st, 2020 start, ending on May 31, 2021.

Compensation: $2,500 Stipend plus nine (9) credits of graduate tuition per semester. The Graduate Assistant Resident Director also receives housing.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the staff training and supervision of 22 resident assistants, as per the direction of your supervisor
  • Assist with the management of a first-year residence hall complex housing approximately 600 students
  • Assist with providing staff and student development
  • Provide guidance and leadership to hall programming and hall government
  • Assist with the management of the facilities (ex. maintenance, health and safety inspections
  • Participate in emergency on-call rotation
  • Active participation in staff recruitment, selection and training
  • Availability for preparation and opening of residence halls starting July 1, 2020
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the utmost discretion
  • *this is not an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities*

Qualifications

  • Full-time matriculation in a Hofstra University graduate program
  • College/University residence hall or campus life experience preferred (such as a Resident Assistant)

Send application materials to:

Russ Smith
250 Hofstra University, Residence Life
Hempstead, NY 11549
Reslifejobs@hofstra.edu
Fax: 516-463-4107

Applications are being accepted until position is filled. Screening will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 516-463-6930 or email at reslifejobs@hofstra.edu. Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Department:
Office of Residence Life

Position Title:
Graduate Resident Director

Hours: This is an 11-month live-in position with a July 1st, 2020 start, ending on May 31, 2021.

Compensation: $2,500 Stipend plus nine (9) credits of graduate tuition per semester. The Graduate Assistant Resident Director also receives housing.

Responsibilities

  • Provide staff training and supervision to a staff of 4 to 7 resident assistants
  • Manage a residence hall community of approximately 160 undergraduate OR 300 graduate students
  • Provide staff and student development
  • Provide leadership with building programming initiatives
  • Oversee facilities and occupancy management
  • Participate in emergency on-call rotation
  • Active participation in staff recruitment, selection and training
  • Availability for preparation and opening of residence halls starting July 1, 2020
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the utmost discretion
  • *this is not an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities*

Qualifications

  • Full-time matriculation in a Hofstra University graduate program
  • College/University residence hall or campus life experience preferred (such as a Resident Assistant)

Send application materials to:

Russ Smith
250 Hofstra University, Residence Life
Hempstead, NY 11549
Reslifejobs@hofstra.edu
Fax: 516-463-4107

Applications are being accepted until position is filled. Screening will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 516-463-6930 or email at reslifejobs@hofstra.edu. Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Department:
Center for University Advising

Position Title:
Graduate Assistant

Hours: Approximately 20 hours per week

Compensation: $11 per hour

Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant in the Center for University Advising will gain experience and training in social media and websites management; event planning and development; new student outreach and the registration cycle; as well as scheduling and office support. Additionally, the GA will:

  • Assist in the management of the CUA social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and helping to develop a media plan for marketing.
  • Assisting with the maintenance and upkeep of the CUA website using a contained, easy to use platform (WYSIWYG) - will train.
  • Communicate with academic departments, faculty and the Computing Center to update and manage the CUA LookBook program on the Hofstra App, which would include assistance with developing and formatting images for course marketing.
  • Coordinate, plan and promote academic and pre-professional events (including Group Advising, Pre-Law and Pre-Health events)
  • Assist with data management and utilizing the CONNECT system
  • Assist with office management during peak registration and times of high traffic flow by answering phones, greeting visitors and scheduling appointments.
  • Assist with new student initiatives and appointment scheduling for International Student Orientation, New Student Orientation and Enrollment Services Days, as well as assisting with outreach to new students, providing weekly briefs and updating literature.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

An ideal candidate should possess good communication and organizational skills, a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, a student-centered focus, and a willingness to learn. Computer literacy and experience in the social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) is preferred; knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word) preferred. Candidates must be a full-time graduate student accepted into a Hofstra University program of graduate studies.

** Assistantships are subject to reappointment each semester.**

Department:
HofstraCard Services

Position Title:
Graduate Assistant

Hours: The Office of HofstraCard Services is pleased to announce the availability of a Graduate Assistant position with our office for the summer 2019. This is a 14-week, live-off position from May 25 to September 1, 2020.

Compensation: $12.50 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Performing detailed administrative functions associated with the creation and issuance of Summer Conference Cards. This includes testing cards, updating databases, spreadsheets and Conference Logs.
  • Attending weekly meetings w/HCS management to plan and discuss upcoming conferences.
  • Assisting Events Management with Conferences held during the summer at the University.
  • Performing basic Preventative Maintenance (cleaning) on Card Readers used for conferences and located at University Residence Halls.

HofstraCard Services will provide all the necessary training needed to satisfy the responsibilities of this Graduate Assistant Program.

Qualifications

  • Full time matriculation in a Hofstra University graduate program for Fall 2020
  • College/University residence hall, campus life experience or conference services experience preferred

Send Application to:

Michael Martin
Director, HofstraCard Services
Room 110 Student Center, 200 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Phone: 516-463-6581
Email:Michael.A.Martin@hofstra.edu

Applications are being accepted until position is filled. Screening will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Martin at 516-463-6581 or email Michael.A.Martin@hofstra.edu.

Department:
HofstraCard Services

Position Title:
Graduate Assistant

Hours: The Office of HofstraCard Services is pleased to announce the availability of a Graduate Assistant position with our office for the summer 2019. This is a 14-week, live-off position from May 25 to September 1, 2020.

Compensation: $12.50 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Generating and updating content for the Student Connections and Branding (SC&B) Program, including bulletin boards, posters, slides, and the LED sign.
  • Developing and coordinating SC&B programs, including the pool party and fashion show.
  • Assisting with front office customer service, including processing, issuing and replacing ID cards, taking passport photos, and general office administrative tasks.
  • Archiving, organizing and labeling file records for long-term storage in accordance with the University's records retention policy.
  • Assisting with preparations for Welcome Week, including setup of the HofstraCard Services welcome tent and branded student promotional items.
  • Assisting with setup and breakdown of the mobile ID card station used for New Student Orientation.
  • Performing administrative functions associated with processing new students for ID cards.

HofstraCard Services will provide all the necessary training needed to satisfy the responsibilities of this Graduate Assistant Program.

Qualifications

  • Full time matriculation in a Hofstra University graduate program for Fall 2020
  • College/University residence hall, campus life experience or conference services experience preferred

Send Application to:

Michael Martin
Director, HofstraCard Services
Room 110 Student Center, 200 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Phone: 516-463-6581
Email:Michael.A.Martin@hofstra.edu

Applications are being accepted until position is filled. Screening will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Martin at 516-463-6581 or email Michael.A.Martin@hofstra.edu.

Department:
Fraternity & Sorority Life, Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Position Title:
Graduate Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life

Hours: 12 hours per week. Some weekend and evening hours are required.

Compensation: $10 per hour

Contract Period: (Fall Semester) August 17, 2020-December 11, 2020. (Spring Semester) January 25, 2021-May 14, 2021.

The Graduate Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life is a 12 hour per week graduate student whose primary responsibilities are focused in the area of Fraternity & Sorority Life. This position is geared towards meeting the co-curricular needs for an array of undergraduate chapters and will require communication with students, staff and campus partners. The Graduate Coordinator will assist in the coordination of campus-wide initiatives, programs, and communications. This position requires weekday, evening, and weekend hours as needed and will be supervised by the Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life.

Responsibilities

  • Advising- This is a collaborative effort with the Graduate Assistant and Assistant Director. There are currently 28 fraternities and sororities, 4 governing councils, and 1 honors organization.
  • Initiatives-Provide support or take lead on various initiatives with the support of the Assistant Director. Potential project areas may include but are not limited to:
    • Hofstra Celebrates the Holidays
    • Pride Expo
    • Dance Marathon
    • FSL Leadership Development
    • National Hazing Prevention Week
    • Greek Week
    • Northeast Greek Leadership Association Annual Conference
  • Assessment-The coordinator will be responsible for data collection and assessment including but not limited to:
    • Roster collection and tracking membership data
    • Recruitment and New Member plan reviews
    • Service and Philanthropy Tracking
    • Community History
    • Maxent updates
    • Letters with Pride Chapter Semester Assessment
  • Communication-The coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the community wide calendar and newsletter. This includes checking the Greek Life email account.

Eligibility

Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at Hofstra University. Applicants must be creative, organized, and proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite as well as Google Drive Applications. Excellent written and oral communication skills along with a demonstration of intercultural sensitivity is required. Prior experience with event planning, data collection and assessment, working with student organizations, and a knowledge of fraternity and sorority life is preferred. Candidate must be able to work alone and in group settings.

Department:
Student Access Services

Position Title:
Graduate Assistant

Hours: M-F, 10AM-2PM

Compensation: $10 per hour

Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant for Student Access Services will gain experience in working with college students who have a disability. Additionally, advocacy, social media management, and event development and coordination will be an essential responsibility of the GA in this position. Additionally, the Graduate Assistant will:

  • Plan the induction ceremony for Delta Alpha Pi (Honor Society on campus for students who have disabilities).
  • Distribute accommodation letters to students
  • Aide in coordinating note-taking services for students
  • Become familiar with the Hofbot and explain how this technology works to students and faculty. Promote use of the Hofbot.
  • Data management
  • Update office literature (brochures, flyers, etc.).
  • Plan and promote workshops for students
  • Manage the Student Access Services Instagram page(@Hofstra_SAS)
  • Uphold confidentiality at all times
  • Regular office duties (answering phones, filing, making copies, greeting visitors and students)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Applicant must be a full-time graduate student at Hofstra University for the Fall 2019 semester. Applicant must be reliable, creative, and flexible. Experience with social media networking and Microsoft office is required. Experience working with people with disabilities is preferred.