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Graduate Assistant for Community and Partner Outreach, Scott/Ross Center for Community Service, Boston, MA

About the Scott/Ross Center

Under the umbrella of Simmons Community Engagement, the Scott/Ross Center for Community Service (S/RC) facilitates and promotes community service and service-learning for Simmons College students, faculty, and staff in Greater Boston. By developing reciprocal partnerships with community-based organizations, we enrich and expand students' educational and co-curricular experiences. The S/RC works closely with nearly 60 community-based organizations. We offer our entire campus a variety of ways to get involved, among them, stimulating service-learning courses and exciting all-College signature initiatives.


About the Community and Partner Outreach Graduate Assistant Position

This position offers a unique opportunity for a graduate student to hone skills in program development, recruitment, project management and communication.  The graduate assistant will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the following projects:

Promising Pals:

The graduate student assistant will collaborate with the Alumnae/i Relations office and S/RC as a liaison with the Timilty Middle School for their school wide pen pal program. Activities will include outreach, recruitment of 150 Simmons community members, database management, and facilitating program logistics as well as creating communication pieces, updating the pal handbook, designing and implementing program evaluation.  The Coordinator will also be responsible for convening, attending and note taking at monthly meetings, working with Timilty staff to create the agenda and distribute meeting minutes to the program planning committee. 

Campus Wide Community Service:

The graduate student assistant will be involved in planning, implementing and expanding community service initiatives for the Simmons community through several programs: Frosty's Friends Holiday Drive, Hats for the Homeless, Stand against Racism and National Volunteer Week.


The graduate student assistant will provide support to the Assistant Director of Service-Learning to solicit partner feedback through evaluations and support date management of partners for courses over the course of the academic year.


The graduate student assistant will be responsible for promoting the projects of the S/RC by creating outreach materials, including: writing articles, submitting website and Simmons Connections updates, as well as managing the S/RC Facebook page. 

The graduate assistant will also be responsible for attending bi-weekly meetings of the S/RC and any other Simmons Community Events as necessary, as well as performing any other duties as may be needed for the overall success of the S/RC and Simmons Community Engagement.



This is an hourly position. The Graduate Student Assistant will be paid $15/hour



  • Must be a current enrolled student in any graduate school at Simmons College;
  • Ability to work 15-20 hours per week;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and/or Adobe InDesign;
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Be available from August until July


To apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position to Position will be open until filled. 

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