Graduate Assistantships

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The Graduate Assistantship Program in the Center for Access, Success and Achievement at Villanova University provides professional growth and development through supervised work experiences. The student earns a degree and contributes to the mission of the Center for Access, Success and Achievement while maintaining a satisfactory academic standing.

Applications are due March 6, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Davis at 610.519.4076.

Graduate Assistantship applications are NOW CLOSED! 

  • Graduate assistants work approximately 20 hours per week. 
  • Work begins the first day of the Fall Semester and continues through the week of final examinations. 
  • Graduate assistants receive a monthly stipend.
  • Assistantships will be assigned for two semesters and can be renewed for an additional two semesters.
  • There are no assistantships during the Summer Semester. All graduate assistantship appointments provide a full tuition waiver for 9-12 graduate credit hours, depending on the particular program of study, and a monthly stipend for the academic year (paid September – May).  No summer classes will be paid.
  • Fees (e.g., activities fee, student life fee, health services fee, parking fee, late fee) remain the responsibility of the graduate assistant.
  • If an appointment is made after the beginning of the semester, the stipend will be prorated based on the number of weeks remaining in the semester.
  • If an assistant resigns, is dismissed or is otherwise unable to work the required number of hours, the tuition waiver and stipend will be prorated based on the amount of time worked.
  • While subject to renewal, all assistantships end with the close of university operations for the spring semester each year. Graduate assistants do not work during the winter session break or during the summer months unless agreed upon. 

Students seeking assistantships are required to meet these criteria:

  • Must be fully accepted into a master’s degree program at Villanova University
  • Must be a full-time student and carry 9 graduate credit hours per semester to be considered for employment
  • May take a reduced course load in their final semester if approved by the Graduate Dean
  • Must be available to work 20 hours each week during the fall and spring semesters
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above 
Additional requirements: 
  • The application must be completed, signed and dated in order to be considered valid.
  • Applicants must provide a copy of their resume and any additional information needed along with this Graduate Assistantship application.
  • Applicants are encouraged to include any experience that would be relevant to the position such as:  academic writing, conference presentations, research experience, customer service skills, data entry, web design, blogging, etc.
  • General research skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and  Outlook proficiency
  • Ability to work on evenings and weekends
  • Skills in analyzing student's strengths and encouraging students in the areas where they may be successful
  • Ability to build relationships with students in professional settings
  • Ability to speak honestly with students whether through encouragement or constructive criticism
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about the academic processes at Villanova
  • Ability to communicate effectively in diverse environments
  • Strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills

Positions available: 3

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

NOTE: Graduate Assitantship applications, including all recommendations, must be complete for a student to be considered for funding. 
 

Application deadline: Monday, March 6, 2017 

Hours: This is a 20-hour per week assistantship open to Master's degree candidates. Hours are flexible between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., with occasional evening and weekend hours for workshops and related activity. Dates of the contract are August 14, 2017 until May 14, 2018.  

Responsibilities: To provide holistic support to first and second year students in the Center for Access, Success, and Achievement which include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in organizing and implementing CASA Retention and Project Red Events
  • Provide support to enrolled CASA Students
  • Manage student case load
  • Develop and implement CASA Retention Programs
  • Provide support to CASA students
  • Assist in planning program activities, correspondence, typing reports and formal documents, and maintaining program websites.
  • Perform general secretarial and administrative duties: maintain program files, and other office records and files
  • Create an email distribution list and Calendar of Events for all program students.
  • Attend all scheduled meetings and programs pertaining to CASA programming, Graduate Assistant Restorative Conference Meetings, professional development and CASA staff meetings.
  • Assist with College Day Programs and Unitas Weekend
  • Create, implement, and evaluate programs pertaining to the CASA Retention and Outreach Program.  This includes coordinating the logistics of the programs: creating flyers, reserving space, notifying students, sign-up sheets, transportation, contacting speakers, etc. to promote academic, personal, social, and career-related development.
  • Present selected topics pertaining to Early Access at annual Staff Training, Conferences, and throughout campus.
  • Any additional duties as assigned

Benefits: Tuition waiver and master stipend. Graduate Assistant may not hold other employment without permission from the Center for Access, Success, and Achievement.

Immediate Supervisor and Colleagues: The Graduate Assistant will report directly to Charisma Presley, Assistant Director Retention and Outreach and Nicole Davis, Assistant Director Outreach and Retention Counseling. He/she will work as part of the CASA’s professional staff of six and therefore collaborate frequently on projects, meetings and events.

Positions available: 1

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

NOTE: Graduate Assitantship applications, including all recommendations, must be complete for a student to be considered for funding. 
 

Application deadline: Monday, March 6, 2017 

Hours per week: This is a 20-hour per week assistantship open to Master's degree candidates. Hours are flexible between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., with occasional evening and weekend hours for workshops and related activity. Dates of the contract are August 14, 2017 until May 14, 2018.  

Responsibilities: To provide holistic support to high school students in the Center for Access, Success, and Achievement which include but are not limited to:

  • Works directly in the high schools.
  • May have a caseload of students.
  • Assist in planning program activities, correspondence, typing reports and formal documents, and maintaining program websites
  • Perform general secretarial and administrative duties: maintain program files, and other office records and files
  • Assist and coordinate outreach activities and meetings
  • Solicit on-campus involvement in creating and implementing these programs such as Admissions, Financial Aid, Career Service, Office of Service Learning, etc.
  • Create four workshops a year: 2 focused on college/career readiness, one on transitioning from high school and one focused on personal development.
  • Attend all scheduled meetings and programs pertaining to CASA programming, Graduate Assistant Restorative Conference Meetings, professional development, and CASA staff meetings.
  • Facilitates two College Days a year.
  • Create, implement, and evaluate programs pertaining to the Partnership.  This includes coordinating the logistics of the programs: creating flyers, reserving space, notifying students, sign-up sheets, transportation, contacting speakers, etc. to promote academic, personal, social, and career-related development.
  • Present selected topics pertaining to Early Access at annual Staff Training, Conferences, and throughout campus.
  • Any additional duties as assigned

Benefits: Tuition waiver and master stipend; Graduate Assistant may not hold other employment without permission from the Center for Access, Success, and Achievement.

Immediate Supervisor and Colleagues: The Graduate Assistant will report directly to Nicole Davis, Asst. Dir. Outreach and Retention Counseling, with dotted line supervision by Christopher Kovolski- Office of the President, and Charisma Presley, Assistant Director Retention and Outreach. He/she will work as part of the CASA’s professional staff of six and therefore collaborate frequently on projects, meetings and events.