Graduate Assistantship for Student Activities

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
May 26, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 135-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 20 undergraduate majors, as well as four graduate programs.

Curry College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations. The College values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. 


Job Description:

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Student Activities, The Graduate Assistant is responsible for assisting in the development of programs and initiatives that support student engagement.

The Student Engagement Mission

The Student Engagement Team fosters meaningful engagement opportunities that challenge, support and empower students to be leaders on campus, in the community, and beyond.

Position Description

As a member of the Student Activities Office (SAO) staff, the SAO Graduate Assistant will work closely with the professional and student staff to develop meaningful experiences that complement the SAO mission and the personal, academic, and professional goals in the Graduate Assistant's graduate program.

The SAO experience offers experiential learning opportunities in a supportive environment in areas such as: student organizational advisement, student leader/employee training, commuter services, event planning, and program evaluation with the opportunity to expand into other areas of student engagement.

The requires 12 hours per week, which includes evening and weekend responsibilities. Hours are to be agreed upon between the Graduate Assistant & Director of Student Activities.

Essential Functions

  • Assist Student Engagement team with planning and implementing campus events and programs;
  • Serve on various campus-wide programming committees such as the Holistic Programming Committee, Spring Weekend, Consent Day, Senior Events, etc.;
  • Assist with the planning of all aspects of student organization leadership trainings and advising;
  • Build and maintain an inventory of materials and resources for student groups and organizations;
  • Assist in maintaining accurate and up to date records of all recognized student organizations;
  • Participate in student leadership trainings;
  • Cultivate and maintain good working relationships with staff, faculty and students;
  • Assist with New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, and Commencement;
  • Support College policies and guidelines;
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Student Engagement.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree;
  • Enrollment in a higher education graduate program or related field;
  • Maintain effective working relationships with college staff, faculty, and students;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work with a diverse student and administrative customer base;
  • Dependability, punctuality, honesty, and integrity;
  • Ability to prioritize work, manage time, and multi-task appropriately;
  • Attend weekly meetings with supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Previous experience working in a college setting is desirable.


Additional Information:

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Curry College is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.


Application Instructions:

Please apply online at for consideration.  Interested Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional reference names, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.

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