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Graduate Assistant- New Student and Family Programs (part-time contractor) - Framingham State

Framingham State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 12, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Location: Framingham, MA Category: Contract/Hourly Posted On: Thu Nov 4 2021 Job Description:

Framingham State University is a small, regional, public, co-ed 4-year Masters designated institution located 20 miles west of Boston, MA. Known as the first public normal school in America, we continue to focus on education, with large numbers of students enrolled as business and psychology majors. Total enrollment reaches approximately 6,400 with approximately 600 incoming first-year and 300 incoming transfer students. The Office of New Student and Family Programs at Framingham State University serves new students and families as they transition to the FSU community.


  • Assist with the recruiting and hiring processes for two student-leadership positions: Black and Gold Orientation Leaders and Foundations Peer Mentors.
  • Assist with the coordination, implementation, and oversight of May Transfer Orientation, First-Year and Transfer Student Orientations in June, August First-Year and Transfer Orientations.
  • Serve as part of the supervising team for Orientation Leaders and assist with development, planning, and facilitation of Orientation Leader training.
  • Develop and implement a consistent social media plan (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat) throughout the spring semester and summer.
  • Serve as a mentor and role model for orientation staff and incoming students.
  • Provide logistical support to professional and student staff during orientation.
  • Assist with development and implementation of Family/Guest Orientation.
  • Assist with office communication, including but not limited to: mailings, e-mails, and phone calls.
  • Provide logistical and office support throughout the spring semester and summer.
  • Develop and manage a project of the Graduate Assistant's choice related to orientation, new student transition, or student leadership development.
  • Duties subject to change as necessary in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

Job Requirements:


  • Interested applicants should be enrolled in a Higher Education Administration/College Student Personnel/Student Affairs or relevant Higher Education graduate program and should have completed at least one semester by the start of the Graduate Assistantship in February 2022.
  • Applicants should be familiar with student development and have experience with student-leadership positions.
  • Demonstrated communication and organization skills required.


  • Experience in orientation, training student-leaders, and new student programs.


Spring Semester: 8 hours per week through the Spring semester. Hours are flexible based on graduate student's programmatic requirements.

Summer: 18-40 hours per week from May 16-August 19 with flexible hours required during training and orientation days.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time non-benefited, contract position, not to exceed 8 hours per week during the spring semester. During peak orientation related activities for 4 weeks, hours will increase to 38 hours per week. The pay rate is $14.25 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. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside campus buildings.

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.


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