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Fall 2022 Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

A graduate assistant (GA) is a graduate student who is given financial support, with tuition remission and a stipend ($20,000), for work in a department or unit.  Their commitment is for one year with the opportunity to be renewed.  Graduate assistantship is an appointment averaging no more than 19 hours per week.  Additionally, GAs will work from August 1 through May 31.   GAs are considered integral team members to departments or units and carry responsibilities such as student mentorship, programming, administrative duties, event planning, facilitation, reporting and other assigned duties specific to the department or unit.  Intrinsic motivation, sound judgement, awareness of community standards and policies, an ability to take initiative and communicate effectively are essential.

All graduate assistants must be accepted into the Master’s of Arts in Higher Education Leadership at HWS as part time students.  Maintaining good academic standing, contributing in the classroom setting, managing their time effectively and balancing their schoolwork along with their GA duties should be a priority for all parties.  GA roles are competitive and subject to the hiring process of the sponsoring office. 

Graduate Assistant for Admissions

The Graduate Assistant for Admissions will have a variety of responsibilities that will introduce them to the admissions profession.  These responsibilities include conducting interviews of prospective students, working with our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) team to generate essential reports and analyze data, visit some local high schools and attend local college fairs.  In addition, our GA will be on our events planning team, assisting the coordination of our prospective student open houses and admitted student events.  There will be a small amount of admissions applications that will be the responsibility of the Graduate Assistant.  The GA will be expected to work 19 hours per week.  Those times may vary based on the time of year.
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Graduate Resident Director

This is a 10-month, live-in position with responsibilities in Student Engagement, specially related to residence life. Graduate Resident Directors (GRDs) promote and maintain a positive living-learning environment by working closely with the paraprofessional student staff to provide residents with a holistic student experience.  GRDs will have supervisory, housing operations and student engagement responsibilities. Due to the nature of the position, this is lived in position (housing provided) with on-call shifts. There are three positions available.
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Graduate Assistant for Programming and Events

This is a 10 month position with responsibilities in the office of Student Engagement. Graduate Assistants for Programming and Events will work to provide fun and engaging experiences for HWS students. GAs will assist in club advising, and providing support to various leadership groups across campus such as student government or class presidents. GAs will plan small and large scale events from idea to fruition. GAs will have programmatic, advising and student engagement responsibilities. Nights and weekends are required.  There are two positions available.
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Graduate Assistant for Sustainability

The Graduate Assistant for Sustainability will work to promote an understanding of sustainable practices on-campus. The GA for sustainability will be the primary educator for the campus community around the benefits and challenges of sustainability. GAs will have supervisory, student engagement and campus collaboration responsibilities. Nights and weekends are required. One position is available.
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Graduate Assistant for Community Engagement and Service Learning

The Graduate Assistant will support the Colleges’ Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning (CCESL) commitment to the civic development of HWS students through Compass program facilitation.  As a nationally ranked civic engagement program, Compass is the four-tiered developmental sequence of awareness and skill building that CCESL aims to impart upon HWS students (community service, civic engagement, civic leadership, and engaged citizenship).  Responsibilities will include supporting students, coordinating with Community Partners, managing America Reads and Tutor Corps programs, supervising CCESL student staff, publicizing events, supporting communication through social media and newsletters and assisting with event planning.  One position is available.
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Graduate Assistant for Development

As the Development Graduate Assistant, s/he is responsible for effectively coordinating efforts with donors and donor prospects in support of fundraising for institutional initiatives and campaign priorities. As part of a team of colleagues who are responsible for raising gifts from leadership donors, this person will be a valuable contributor to team goals.  S/he will represent the Office of Advancement and the Colleges in a highly professional manner.  This individual will collaborate with the development team, run reports, maintain prospect information, work with the Parent Program, attend events and oversee financial information. One position is available.
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Graduate Assistant Equipment Manager

This is a coordinator position supporting the Hobart and William Smith Athletic Departments including the 23 intercollegiate sports as well as the addition of 12 sports over the next six years. The duties of the Graduate Assistant Equipment Manager center on equipment issues, inventory management, equipment maintenance, budget planning, laundry service, game day support, shipping/receiving and facility upkeep.  The Graduate Assistant Equipment Manager will also train and supervise student workers who support the operations of multiple equipment rooms.  One position is available.
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Graduate Assistant Swimming & Diving Coach

The Hobart and William Smith Swim & Dive Graduate Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting with the organization and management of the competitive NCAA Division III women’s swimming and diving team and additionally, beginning in 2022-23, the men’s swimming and diving program. This position will work with both teams. The position responsibilities will include teaching and coaching student-athletes for successful competition; supporting student-athletes’ academic success; recruiting prospective students; scouting opponents; fundraising; developing alumnae/alumni and parent relations; team travel planning; administrative tasks; and other duties as assigned.  One position is available.
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