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Graduate Assistant Student Experience

Framingham State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 24, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Company Description:

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 for a singular purpose - meeting a public need to promote the public good. At our founding as the nation's first public normal school, that need was for comprehensively educated public school teachers who would, in turn, promote an educated citizenry. FSU continues to offer exceptional teacher education programs and, while we are proud of our roots as a teachers' college, we have grown far beyond them. Public need continues to evolve and FSU right along with it. Our students and alumni are making waves in the fashion industry, designing nutrition plans for professional athletes, writing for major media and news organizations, and working for Fortune 500 companies right here in Framingham. FSU is unapologetically a public institution offering accessible, affordable educational opportunities that integrate an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our programs have expanded but our purpose and commitment to public education for the public good remain steadfast.

At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence and strive to promote a culture of antiracism, encouraging a challenging yet collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We are honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.

FSU currently enrolls about 3,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and professional students, offers 39 undergraduate majors, and enrolls 41% BIPOC students in our undergraduate programs. Ideally situated between Boston and Worcester, FSU and the surrounding area are steeped in history, achievement, and innovation and provide access to urban hotspots, verdant landscapes, natural and cultural amenities, and diverse communities.

Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and truth moral." Early leaders found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH aptly reflects our past and our pledge for the future as it continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.

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Job Description:


The Graduate Assistant, a member of the Center for Student Experience and Career Development (The EXP) team, has primary responsibility for assisting in the managing a range of student organization responsibilities, student leadership development, and engagement initiatives.




Reports directly to the Program Coordinator for Student Experience.


Student Organization Support:

  • Acts as point-person for new student organization registration, and on-boarding of incoming leaders
  • Serve as a Resource Person for a portfolio of student organizations. Tasks include leadership development, mentorship and advisement on organization operations, and helping with budget and event management
  • Assists in management of database of student organizations, including student demographics and reporting on anti-racist efforts
  • Assists in management of student organization email set up and coordination with IT department
  • Assists in student organization and Student Government Association election procedures, including preparing ballots and working with any election committees
  • Maintains and updates Student Organization Handbook in matters of organization formation, policy explanations, best practices, risk-management procedures, necessary forms, and other applicable institutional policies
  • Assists in coordination of LEAD Workshop series for student organization leaders and members
  • Assists in developing and implementing student leader trainings


  • Majority of work hours take place in an office environment requiring use of computer and telephone.
  • Working both indoors and outdoors for certain events and activities, includes standing for periods of time, bending, crouching and any other body movements associated with event support.
  • Some evening and weekend hours as events require.
  • Some travel with student groups on buses, other provided transportation or own transportation needed.
  • Remote work is allowed when not needed for certain events, activities, meetings and low student presence time periods on campus.



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Must be enrolled in a graduate degree program
  • Availability to work or meet in the evenings and/or on weekends
  • Detail oriented, with a focus on organization
  • Ability to express self in oral and written communications professionally, and as a role model to student leaders
  • Ability to facilitate conversations amongst students
  • High comfort level navigating a wide range of discussions with students
  • Ability to work with a diverse workforce and student population
  • Confidence in making administrative/procedural decisions that fall in line with best practice, and professional candor


  • Enrolled in a Higher Education Student Affairs Graduate Program

Additional Information:

This is a part-time non-benefited, contract position, not to exceed 18 hours per week. The scheduled hours are flexible based on class schedule and need in the office. The pay rate is $18 per hour.

It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter,
  • Resume/CV,
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement*
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.

For best consideration, application materials should be received by May 19, 2023. However applications may continue being reviewed until the position is filled.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or


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