Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

Below you will find a list of funding opportunities available to graduate students across the University. Please note that these funding opportunities come in several forms and you should make sure you understand the type of position to which you are applying:

  • Graduate Assistantship (tuition remission + stipend)
  • Tuition Scholarship (tuition remission only)
  • Graduate Assistant Hourly (GAH) (hourly pay only, no tuition or stipend)

IMPORTANT: The majority of Villanova’s funding opportunities for graduate students come from the departments, and most graduate programs on campus have departmental funding. The positions listed on this page require a separate application process, and are outside of academic departments in various centers, offices, and institutes across campus. Please read the descriptions, deadlines, and application requirements listed here carefully—especially since each one is different.

SPRING 2023 OPENINGS

  • Description: The Center for Research and Fellowships seeks a graduate student in a GAH position. This role helps support, through advising, outreach, and logistical support, the three key areas of programming at CRF: undergraduate research, nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, and the Presidential Scholars Program (PSP).
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a graduate program at any college. Must be able to work 15 hr/week year-round.
  • Start Term: Spring 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: Open Until Filled
  • Work Hours Per Week: 15
  • How to Apply: Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter. Please see additional information for full instructions and job description.
  • Additional Information: Read more about the CRF GAH application process and job description.
  • Description: Graduate student researcher needed to assist Prof. Joe Drury in his review and assessment of the English department’s Core courses. The work will include reviewing syllabi, researching equivalent courses at peer institutions, helping to design and then conducting guided interviews over Zoom with Core instructors, editing Zoom transcriptions of interviews, and organizing and then leading focus groups. About 30 hours of work needed over the first 8-10 weeks of the Spring 2023 semester. Compensation will be $18 per hour.
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a master's program at Villanova University in the Spring 2023 semester.
  • Start Term: Spring 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: January 20, 2023
  • Work Hours: Approximately 30 hours of work over the first 8-10 weeks of the Spring 2023 semester.
  • How to Apply: Submit resume and letter of interest to michael.malloy@villanova.edu and joseph.drury@villanova.edu.
  • Description: Learning Support Servics seeks a graduate student to assist the Exam Proctor Coordinator with test scheduling for students with accommodations and light office duties. Compensation will be $18 per hour for master's level student.
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a master's program at Villanova University in the Spring 2023 semester. Preference is for a student in the Counseling program, but open to all disciplines.
  • Start Term: Spring 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: January 23, 2023
  • Work Hours: 10-15 hours per week.
  • How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Holly Stupak (holly.stupak@villanova.edu), Exam Proctor Coordinator in LSS.

 

 

FALL 2023 OPENINGS

  • Description: The GA for External Relations will support the Assistant Dean for External Relations in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with advisory council communications, programming for student immersion programs and other student-alumni engagement programs, and with a variety of other projects and responsibilities.
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled as a graduate student at Villanova. Seeking a GA with excellent writing and communication skills.  In addition, applicants should have excellent time-management skills and the ability to manage a variety of moving parts in one project.
  • Start Term: Fall 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2023
  • Work Hours Per Week: 20
  • How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Rebecca Rebalsky at rebecca.rebalsky@villanova.edu
  • Additional Information: Learn more about the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Description: The LSS Graduate Assistant will provide a wide range of services to support all students attending the university.  The GA needs to be creative, flexible, patient, and student-centered.  The individual must be able to work in a confidential environment to advance self-awareness and self-advocacy for each student.
  • Eligibility: Must be admitted to a graduate degree program at Villanova University.
  • Start Term: Fall 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: March 5, 2023
  • Work Hours Per Week: 20
  • How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Emily Harris at emily.f.harris@villanova.edu
  • Additional Information: Click the link to learn more about Learning Support Services at Villanova.
  • Description: The Graduate Assistant in the CLAS Office of Graduate Studies offers front-of-office student support for both applicants and current students. The GA will also: lead research projects focused on graduate education; assist with events for prospective and current students; lead prospective student tours; provide support around data entry and document retention; assist with student life cycle planning; assist the office with other projects as assigned.
  • Eligibility: Must be admitted to a graduate degree program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University as a full-time student.
  • Start Term: Fall 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2023
  • Work Hours Per Week: 20
  • How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and relevant experience to Ashley Leamon at ashley.leamon@villanova.edu.
  • Additional Information: Experience managing data, using technology to produce reports, spreadsheets, etc. preferred. Customer-service experience is also preferred. Must have excellent communication skills. Click the link to learn more about Office of Graduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Description: Assists the Associate Director, Grants and Contracts in providing financial and operations support of the university’s research portfolio. Tasks include: 
    • Review financial invoices for accuracy and allowability   
    • Maintain invoice tracker and documentation for subcontract expenses
    • Review and approve grant expenses for allowability
    • Other administrative duties as assigned 
  •     Requirements:
    • Good interpersonal skills required.    
    • Attention to detail    
    • Strong financial and analytical skills (accounting or finance background preferred).
    • Confidentiality agreement required.
  • Eligibility: Must be admitted to a graduate degree program at Villanova University as a full-time student.
  • Start Term: Fall 2023 (but must be available summer prior to the fall semester for training)
  • Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2023
  • Work Hours Per Week: 20
  • How to Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to resadmin@villanova.edu
  • Additional Information: Learn more about the Office of Grants and Contracts or email resadmin@villanova.edu for more information.
  • Description: Management of Campus Ministry social media account; create and/or cultivate content related to the various aspects of Campus Ministry; work with Campus Ministry staff and the Director of Communication to promote future programming and recap past programming; work with student leaders and student groups to highlight student experiences in programs and on campus; photograph/film Campus Ministry events and programs; acknowledge current events and prominent cultural celebrations; collaborate with Campus Ministry staff and the Director of Communication to provide, when appropriate, thoughtful responses to current events; highlight prominent faith-based celebrations, holidays and historical events (Augustine's feast day, Thanksgiving, Black Catholic History Month, etc.);  discuss with Campus Ministry staff and the Director of Communication any replies that cause concern and may need action; maintain an awareness of social media trends and best practices.
  • Eligibility: The successful candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova School of Business, College of Engineering or College of Nursing.  Preference will be given to an incoming graduate student in Communication or Theology and Ministry who is interested in staying in the position for 2 years.
  • Start Term: Fall 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: April 14, 2023
  • Work Hours Per Week: 20
  • How to Apply: Please send a letter of interest and resume to the Director of Communication in the Office of Mission and Ministry.
  • Additional Information: Learn more about the Office of Mission and Ministry at Villanova University.
  • Description: The Graduate Resident Director (GRD) is a paraprofessional member of the Office for Residence Life. Responsibilities include the overseeing of daily operations of assigned hall(s), including student staff supervision, building maintenance, planning and implementing community building efforts, policy enforcement, and crisis intervention. GRDs serve in the primary on-call rotation after hours. In addition, each GRD will be given one collateral assignment in the Office for Residence Life based on interest, experience, and skills. GRDs are supervised by the Area Coordinator for Residence Management for their designated area. Read the full Graduate Resident Director position description.
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree required. Must be enrolled in a full-time Graduate Program at Villanova University. Law Students are not eligible to apply.
  • Start Term: Fall 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: January 19, 2023
  • How to Apply: Carefully review the information on this website to learn about the position and application process.
  • Additional Information: Contact Dillon Eppenstein with any questions and view the Residence Life website.
  • Description: The foundation of our residence hall program is the RA position. RAs are a community of student leaders dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our residential students.

    RAs are undergraduate and graduate students available to assist with personal issues, academic needs, housing questions, facilities concerns and more. RAs provide leadership and guidance for residents, plan events, provide opportunities to meet new people and learn new things, and hold periodic meetings to share information and review community policies. Residence Life houses RAs in every on-campus residence hall. Read the full job description here.

  • Eligibility: Read more about eligibiliity and benefits on the Residence Hall Student Staff Opportunities website.
  • Start Term: Fall 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: January 24, 2023
  • How to Apply: Carefully review the information on this website to learn about the position and application process.
  • Additional Information: Contact Dillon Eppenstein with any questions and view the Residence Life website.
  • Description: The Graduate Assistant for Student Outreach works in the Office for Undergraduate Students to manage outreach efforts for the office including development of social media content, newsletters and communications to undergraduate students, and advisement of a student group. The graduate assistant will also support the office through providing front desk coverage for the office, assessing and directing student, faculty, and staff inquiries to the office. This assistantship offers the opportunity for the graduate assistant to gain practical experience in an office that offers academic advising, retention/student support, professional development, health professions advising, and academic operations.  Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Participates in front desk rotation for the office three days per week, answering phone calls, emails, and walk-in inquiries.
    • Coordinate the weekly professional development and events newsletter under direction from OUS directors and staff.
    • Develops content and manages social media outreach efforts for the office.
    • Facilitates the CLAS Ambassador program and acts as a co-advisor for the program.
    • Conducts research and assessment to enhance and better the services of the Office for Undergraduate Students.
    • Participate in meetings, training sessions, and one-on-one supervision meetings. 
    • Partners with office staff to support student concerns and inquiries
    • Collaborate with directors in the office on special projects as needed.
    • Participate in meetings and networking with area professionals in the areas to further improve operations and services in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Eligibility: Must be admitted to a graduate degree program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University as a full-time student.
  • Start Term: Fall 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: April 15, 2023
  • Work Hours Per Week: 20
  • How to Apply: Please prepare a letter of interest and a resumé and complete the application at https://bit.ly/OUS-GA-App-23.
  • Additional Information: Learn more about the Office for Undergraduate Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Description: The Sophomore  Service Learning Community (SLC) and Freshman Service Learning Commmunity (Caritas) is integration of theoretical knowledge and experiential learning in the community provides a context for critical and constructive thinking and action that promotes the common good.  Students are placed in under-resourced schools or community agencies who serve those who live in poverty or are maraginalized by their identity  The Service Learning Communities (SLC) are comprised of more than 200 first year studetns and sophomores participants and 25 or more junior and senior undergraduate student teaching assistants and student co-chairs. SLC brings students together in a multidimensional living and learning experience     Graduate Assistants inspire, educate and facilitate the development of students in Service Learnaing Courses and SL Communities and participate in the work of the Office of Service Learning.  This is a 2 year commitment as a tuition scholar which requries 7 hour per week.  Responsibilties assigned from the list below are deteremined by the Director of OSL.
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled in graduate program in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Start Term: Fall 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2023
  • Work Hours Per Week: 7
  • How to Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to noreen.cameron@villanova.edu - subject TA 22-24. Candidates will be notified if selected for an interview.
  • Additional Information: Learn more about the Office of Service Learning.
  • Description: This position reports to the Associate Director, University Honors Program. The Graduate Assistantship is a two year position, providing support to the program’s curricular, co-curricular, and communication processes. The Graduate Assistant additionally supports student groups, Honors events, and social media engagement.
  • Eligibility: Must be admitted to a graduate degree program at Villanova University.
  • Start Term: Fall 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: March 13, 2023
  • Work Hours Per Week: 20
  • How to Apply: Interested applicants should send the application, resume, and cover letter to Jaime Haughton at jaime.haughton@villanova.edu
  • Additional Information: Click this link to learn more about the Honors Program Graduate Assistant position and application requirements.
  • Description: The Young Alumni Fellow (to be filled by a recent graduate of Villanova University) is a one-year position with option for two, providing support to Vocare: The Call to Recover Purpose in an Achievement Oriented World, a two-year funded grant applied for by the University Honors Program. The Young Alumni Fellow will focus on grant deliverables including course facilitation, mentorship, co-curricular programing, alumni network scaling, and enhancements to the Honors Shaping a Life Initiative, and the Honors Vocare Scholars Program. (This position is contingent upon grant funding).
  • Eligibility: Must be admitted to a graduate program at Villanova, and a Villanova Honors Program Alum preferred.
  • Start Term: Fall 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: March 13, 2023
  • Work Hours Per Week: 20
  • How to Apply: Interested applicants should send an application, resume, and cover letter to Jaime Haughton at jaime.haughton@villanova.edu.
  • Additional Information: Click the link to learn more about the Young Alumni Fellow position and application requirements.

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