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Funding Opportunities Around Campus

Graduate Assistantships and tuition scholarships may be available (contingent on available funds) in the following university offices. Please see the list below to determine the eligibility criteria and to whom you should address your application in each department. Spaces are competitive and limited. If you are being considered for a position, you will be contacted directly by the office listed after you apply for a position.

Positions Accepting Applications

Eligibility:

Applicants must be a Black Catholic interested in lay ministry; enrolled in the M.A. in Ministry and Theology or Certificate in Pastoral Ministry program and willing to live and work in a first-year residence hall.

Deadline to Apply:

February 1, 2022 preferred

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

1

Work hours per week:

20

How to Apply:

Indicate your interest for this position in application to the M.A. in Ministry & Theology or Certificate in Pastoral Ministry programs

Interview Required?

Yes

Whom to Contact:

John Edwards, john.p.edwards@villanova.edu

Description: Full info at: Villanova.edu/residentialministry

Eligibility:

Must be admitted to a Graduate degree program.

Deadline to Apply:

Possibility of one position for 2022-2023. Please check back in January 2022 for additional information.

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

1

Work hours per week:

25

How to Apply:

The submission period is now closed for 2021.

Interview Required?

Yes

Whom to Contact:

The submission period is now closed for 2021.
Description: This is a unique opportunity to work in two student facing departments.  This position is for administrative support and assistance to the Director for the Center for Access, Success and Achievement as needed and also works with the Coordinator of the Service and Social Justice Experience Program in the office of Campus Ministry, assisting with all necessary operations of the program. 

Eligibility

Must be admitted to a Graduate degree program.

Deadline to Apply

March 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year

2

Work hours per week

15

How to Apply

See Additional Info below for application instructions

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

Catherine Stecyk, Associate Director

Additional Info

Please see description.

Eligibility

All students who have applied and been accepted to a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Masters programs qualify for the Assistantship. The Assistant must be a full-time student in good standing. Newly admitted students typically receive notice of acceptance to their programs in late February to early March, and information about internal (departmental) funding, if available, is shared in late March to early April.
Non-admitted applicants may submit their application to the GWS assistantship before formal acceptance into a program; such applicants must notify GWS as soon as they hear if they have been admitted. During the academic year, the Assistant may not have a full-time job or any other assistantship or fellowship requiring a commitment of time.

Deadline to Apply:

March 15, 2022

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

1

Work hours per week:

 20

How to Apply:

See application process in attachment below in GA Description.

Interview Required

 Yes

Whom to Contact

Dr. Travis Foster

GA Description Graduate Assistantship in Gender and Women's Studies

Eligibility:

Must be admitted to a Graduate degree program, and be able to make a two-year commitment to the Honors Program.

Deadline to Apply:

March 7, 2022

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year

1

 

Work hours per week:

20

How to Apply:

Application

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

HonorsProgram@villanova.edu

Eligibility

Must be admitted to a Graduate Arts and Sciences degree program. Experience managing data, using technology to produce reports, spreadsheets, etc. preferred. Customer-service experience is also preferred. Must have excellent communication skills.

Deadline to Apply

March 1, 2022

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year

One position available for 2022-2023

Work hours per week

20

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter indicating your interest in working in the Office of Graduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to Emily McCloskey. Applications will not be considered prior to January 1, 2022.  

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

Email your resume and cover letter to Emily McCloskey between January 1 and March 1, 2022.

Eligibility:

Graduate Professional Traineeship in Research Compliance

  1. Assist the Director, Office of Research Protections in operations of the University's major research compliance initiatives.
  2. Tasks include:
    1. Review and complete regulatory documentation and records.
    2. Facilitate institutional review of research activity.
    3. Support ORP staff with office duties, special projects.
  3. Requirements:
    1. Work experience required.
    2. Strong administrative and writing skills required.
    3. Confidentiality agreement required.
    4. Graduate Student.

Deadline to Apply:

ASAP

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

1

Work hours per week:

Position is for 20 hours per week with hourly pay during academic year. Potential opportunity for additional hourly work over University breaks and summer. $17/hour

How to Apply:

https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/21081

Interview Required

Yes, virtual interview.

Whom to Contact

Holli Moore 610-519-4220

 

Eligibility

Must apply to a Villanova graduate degree program and be admitted to accept position, if offered.

Deadline to Apply

January 18, 2022

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year

3

Work hours per week

 7 hours per week for 2021-2022. Must be willing to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.

How to Apply

Please visit the Villanova Residence Life website or email dillon.eppenstein@villanova.edu.

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

dillon.eppenstein@villanova.edu

Additional Info

The Office for Residence Life is looking for qualified candidates the Graduate Resident Director (GRD) position for the 2022-2023 academic year. The GRD is a paraprofessional member of the Residence Life staff. Responsibilities include oversight of:

  • Daily operations of assigned hall(s);
  • Student staff supervision;
  • Building maintenance;
  • Planning and implementing community building efforts;
  • Policy enforcement; and
  • Crisis intervention.

The GRD is a part-time, 10-month, live-in position. GRDs also serve in the primary on-call rotation after hours. Compensation consists of graduate tuition remission for a maximum of 9 credits each semester, a waiver of room charges and a 21 Meal Plan.  GRDs also receive a cash stipend predicated on the size and responsibilities associated with their designated halls. 

Eligibility

Must be admitted to Graduate Arts and Sciences degree program. Experience with pedagogy of Service Learning or volunteer program will be strongly considered. One-year post graduation work or volunteer experience preferred.

This is a 2-year commitment from August 2022 to May 2024.

Deadline to Apply

February 18th, 2022

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year

1

Work hours per week

 20 hours/week

How to Apply

Contact Mary Aiello 610-519-4602 for application

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

Mary Aiello 610-519-4602

Additional Info

See additional info

Eligibility

Must be admitted to Graduate Arts and Sciences degree program. Experience with pedagogy of Service Learning or volunteer program will be strongly considered. One-year post graduation work or volunteer experience preferred.

This is a 2-year commitment starting January 2022.

Deadline to Apply

January 5, 2022

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year

1

Work hours per week

7 hours/week

How to Apply

Contact Mary Aiello 610-519-4602 for application

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

Mary Aiello 610-519-4602

Additional Info

See additional info

Positions Filled

Eligibility:

Must be admitted to a Graduate degree program.  Preference will be given to an incoming graduate student whose area of study utilizes applied statistics.

Deadline to Apply:

March 15, 2021

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

1

Work hours per week:

12-15

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to John Edwards at John.P.Edwards@villanova.edu

Interview Required?

Yes

Whom to Contact:

John Edwards
Description: Campus Ministry’s seeks a Graduate Assistant to assist with admistrative tasks, especially related to communications,  assessment, and evaluation.  See Full Description for complete information.

Eligibility:

Must be admitted to a Graduate degree program.  

Deadline to Apply:

This position is filled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

1

Work hours per week:

20

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Meghan Dietzler at meghan.dietzler@villanova.edu

Interview Required?

Yes

Whom to Contact:

Meghan Dietzler
Description: Campus Ministry seeks a Graduate Assistant to work with the local service program in an administrative capacity. Preferred candidates must be accepted graduate students within a two-year program who are self-starters, have a passion for their work and want to see social justice in the world. See Full Description for complete information.

Eligibility:

Must be admitted to a Graduate degree program.  

Deadline to Apply:

Position is filled for fall 2021

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

1

Work hours per week:

10-12

How to Apply:

Position is filled for fall 2021

Interview Required?

Yes

Whom to Contact:

Position is filled for fall 2021
Description: Campus Ministry’s seeks a Graduate Assistant to build upon the rich tradition of liturgical music on Villanova’s campus. Candidates must be accepted graduate students within a two-year program who have musical experience and a willingness to serve the mission of Campus Ministry's Center for Worship and Spirituality in its musical and liturgical offerings.  See Full Description for complete information.

Eligibility:

Must be accepted to a Graduate Program at Villanova University.

Deadline to Apply:

The submission period is now closed for 2021.

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

3

Work hours per week:

20

More Information and How to Apply:

The submission period is now closed for 2021.

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

The submission period is now closed for 2021.

Eligibility

Must be admitted to a Graduate degree program.

Deadline to Apply

April 16, 2021

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year

1

Work hours per week

20

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, a social media example, and one writing sample (non-academic) to Rebecca Rebalsky, Assistant Dean, External Relations at rebecca.rebalsky@villanova.edu.

Interview Required

Yes (virtual)

Whom to Contact

Rebecca Rebalsky, Assistant Dean, External Relations at rebecca.rebalsky@villanova.edu

Additional Info

The College’s Office of External Relations and Communications is seeking a Graduate Assistant to support the team with a variety of projects and responsibilities including creating content for the College’s social media accounts, drafting press releases, creating materials to promote special events, some website editing and capturing photos or videos primarily for social media. Communication or English graduate students preferred.

Applicants must have excellent writing skills, intermediate photography skills and an intermediate competency level in Excel and Microsoft Word. Strong experience in Canva, Photoshop, InDesign and video editing software are a plus.

Applicants should have excellent time-management skills and the ability to manage a variety of moving parts in one project.

Position is renewable for second year, pending a successful review at the end of the first year.

Eligibility

All students who have applied and have been accepted to eligible Masters programs may apply for the Assistantship. The Assistant must be a full-time graduate student in good standing. The Graduate Assistant may not take other employment or any other assistantship or fellowship requiring a commitment of time while holding their assistantship. Graduate Assistants are required to maintain a minimum “B” average (GPA = 3.0) and will lose their assistantship if they fall below that threshold.

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year

1

Work hours per week

20

How to Apply

https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/19967  

Interview Required

Yes (virtual)

Whom to Contact

Michael Foight, Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement Director  michael.foight@villanova.edu

Additional Info

The Graduate Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Falvey Memorial Library have established an assistantship in Irish Studies and Distinctive Collections, tenurable for one year by a student admitted to the Masters program in one of the following departments or programs: Classical Studies, Communication, Counseling, Education, English, History, Human Resource Development, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, Theatre, or Theology.

The Assistantship has been created to attract to the Graduate Division of Liberal Arts and Sciences outstanding students committed to Irish Studies and to recognize the strength of the Graduate Division’s faculty resources in Irish Studies across the humanities and social sciences. Because the Center for Irish Studies at Villanova University emphasizes the links between theory and practice, academic learning and its application, we expect the holder of the assistantship to be a knowledgeable and active participant in the Irish Studies community. Candidates should also have strong work habits, demonstrable administrative skills, including knowledge of programs like Microsoft Word, as well as historical transcription and digital projects. Preference given to applicants with prior experience in transcribing and/or translating historical documents. Proficiency in the Irish (Gaelic) language is also desirable but not necessary.

The Irish Studies and Distinctive Collections Graduate Assistant will pursue a Masters in a department or program while providing twenty (20) hours per week transcribing, translating, and researching digitized Irish and Irish-American resources. The Assistant will receive remission of tuition for all courses taken in the Graduate Division of Liberal Arts and Sciences while holding the assistantship.

Eligibility

Must be admitted to a full-time Graduate degree program at Villanova University. Law students are not eligible. Student services, teaching and/or working with students with special needs experience strongly preferred. Must have 2-year commitment for this position. Career interest and background in student services in Higher Education preferred.

Deadline to Apply

Position filled for 2022-2023 academic year. 

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year

Position filled for 2022-2023 academic year. 

Work hours per week

20 hours per week for fall and spring semesters. The GA needs to be available to fulfill their hours during our working hours of 9 to 5, with an occasional Saturday once per term or some flexibility an hour before or after our regular hours.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to learning.support.services@villanova.edu or submit directly to the office in the Learning Commons in Falvey Library, Suite 212. Please include your department name and the semester you will begin classes. For more information about our mission visit Learning Support Services website.

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

Nicole Subik. No phone calls please.

Eligibility:

Must be admitted to a full-time Graduate degree program at Villanova University.  Law students are not eligible.  Student organization leadership experience strongly preferred. Must have 2 year commitment for this position.

Deadline to Apply:

Position filled for 2020-2021.

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

The Student Involvement Graduate Assistant positions works directly with student advising and programming. The assistantship includes stipend.  Position begins on or around August 1.

Work hours per week:

Must be willing to work flexible hours including nights and weekends. 20 hours per week.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Joseph Citera, Assistant Director for Campus Programs, Office of Student Involvement.

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

Joseph Citera, Assistant Director for Campus Programs, Office of Student Involvement

Eligibility:

Must be admitted to a full-time Graduate degree program at Villanova University.  Law students are not eligible.  Student organization leadership experience strongly preferred. Must have 2 year commitment for this position. Full job description.

Deadline to Apply:

Position filled for 2021-2022 academic year.

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

Position filled for 2021-2022 academic year.

Work hours per week:

Must be willing to work flexible hours including nights and weekends. 20 hours per week.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Stephen Koch, Assistant Director of Leadership Programs, Office of Student Involvement.

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

Stephen Koch, Assistant Director of Leadership Programs, Office of Student Involvement

Eligibility:

Must be admitted to a Graduate degree program.

Deadline to Apply:

August 20, 2021

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

1

Work hours per week:

20

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter including areas of career interest and reasons for wanting to work in OUS as well as a resume

Interview Required?

Yes (virtual)

Whom to Contact:

Susan Jacobs susan.jacobs@villanova.edu
Description:

The College’s Office for Undergraduate Students is seeking a Graduate Assistant to support the team with a variety of projects and responsibilities including both administrative and research duties. Administrative: front desk/reception work, greeting visitors and directing them appropriately or answering routine questions; answering phone and email, scheduling meetings, reserving rooms for events, data entry and other administrative tasks. Research: conducting benchmarking studies/collection of data on how peer universities handle different policies, procedures and programming offered to undergraduate students. There is also an opportunity for those interested in Academic Advising or Counseling to observe student/advisor meetings.  

Applicants must have excellent communication skills and an ability to handle talking to a variety of visitors to the office. Applicants should be ‘self-starter’ and take initiative to ask questions in order to problem-solve. The person in the role should also be comfortable discussing or handling some sensitive situations (i.e. talking to students who need to connect with a staff member in order to cope with personal challenges). Successful candidate would also need to sign a confidentiality waiver to not disclose any student information. 

Position is renewable for second year, pending a successful review at the end of the first year. Graduate students in the following programs are encouraged to apply: Higher Education, Counseling, Public Administration, Communication.