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Graduate Assistant, Presidential Student Leadership Program

Curry College
Milton, Massachusetts
Available upon request.
Date posted
Feb 27, 2024

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About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 25 undergraduate majors, over 70 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.

All qualified 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.


Job Description:

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement and Diversity, the Graduate Assistant is responsible for assisting in all aspects of the Presidential Student Leadership Program, assisting with the coordination, planning, development, and execution of co-curricular programs within the Leadership program. The Graduate Assistant works collaboratively with staff and performs a variety of professional consultation and assessment efforts for educational programming, including staff recruitment, staff development, logistical planning, and curriculum development.

Specific Job Duties Performed:

  1. Assist with managing paid and volunteer staff in accordance with policies and procedures including Interviewing, hiring, training, mentoring, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, recognizing and holding paid employees and volunteer staff accountable; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  2. Design and implement programming within the contexts of the specifics learning outcome and curriculum for all areas of the leadership program.
  3. Develop, communicate and monitor policies, procedures, and standards for student programs; recommend and implement improvement when necessary.
  4. Provide information, advice, feedback or assistance to others within student programs to refine program priorities or to resolve deficiencies.
  5. Provide support for other leadership initiatives, including First Gen Programming.

Additional Functions:

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the AVP of Student Engagement and Diversity;
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Admission to Curry College Graduate Program.
  • One year of leadership development or student programming experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to assume responsibility and take initiative.
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information.
  • Current driver's license and good driving record.
  • Ability to work business and extended hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to formulate, assess, and amend goals, objectives, and strategic plans.
  • Schedule flexibility as the job requires some scheduled night and weekend.
  • Obligations throughout the academic year outside of the Leadership Safari program including but not limited to training, admissions events and staff enrichment activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with student organizations, orientation, residence life, supervision, and/or peer advising/mentorship.
  • Leadership development and program planning.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Logistical program execution and collaborative partnership skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse student populations and departments.
  • Thorough working knowledge of student development principles and practices.


Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth Canning 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 the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • a resume; and;
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.


Curry College

Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, Massachusetts, just seven miles from Boston.

At Curry College, we're all about connecting people with academic and personal opportunity. Everything starts with our active and enthusiastic students and our caring and committed faculty and staff. Add the vision of our namesake founders whose determination and courage established the college in 1879. Together, we help launch our passionate and productive alumni into rewarding futures.

At Curry College, diversity is central to excellence in education, not a separate goal.  We are an inclusive community where embracing differences is essential to creating a safe and welcoming environment for exploration and learning, as well as personal and professional growth. Being a member of the Curry community means that your unique voice is a vital and valued part of all we do.

Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that values and encourages diversity in its work force. 

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