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Graduate Assistant for Student-Led Community Service Programs and Partnerships, 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 Graduate Assistant for Student-Led Community Service Programs and Partnerships

This position offers a unique opportunity for a graduate student to delve into community engagement, service, and college/community partnerships, developing and strengthening skills in program management, student leadership development, and community partnership support.  The graduate assistant will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the student-led community service programs in the following ways:

  • Support student leaders as they work to implement afterschool enrichment programs at Boston Public Schools and Community Centers;
  • Manage assessment activities to measure impact of programs on community youth as well as on college student service providers;
  • Connect and collaborate with community partner sites (schools, community centers, nonprofit orgs, etc) to ensure programming is meeting student and partner needs in line with site expectations;
  • Contribute to recruitment of student volunteers through Connections Carnival and on-campus recruitment efforts;
  • Support training and reflection activities to build skills and provide professional development opportunities for students;
  • Collecting and archiving materials throughout the year to support sustainability of programs and partnerships; and
  • Plan and oversee end of year celebration with Simmons Community Engagement staff support.

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 position will work closely with Assistant Director for Student-Led Community Service.


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 12-15 hours per week;
  • Experience and/or interest in community engagement, emphasis on co-curricular service and leadership programs;
  • Education background preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse body of students and staff
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task a variety of responsibilities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and/or Adobe InDesign;
  • Be available from August/September through mid-May

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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