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Graduate Assistant, Sociology & Public Health, Simmons University, Boston, MA

R05346 Graduate Assistant - Student (General): Sociology & Public Health (CSSPP) 

Graduate Assistant - Student (General):

Departments of Sociology and Public Health |

College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice

We are seeking one Graduate Assistant to start immediately.

The Graduate Assistant will provide up to 20 hours per week of administrative/office support, primarily for the Simmons University Departments of Sociology and Public Health. The ideal candidate is engaged and pro-active and will help maintain a professional but welcoming atmosphere in the Departments' suite. The Graduate Assistant will be part of a team that supports other departments in the College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice (CSSPP).


This appointment is for the fall 2018 semester, with the potential to continue into spring.


Responsibilities can include but not limited to:

  • front desk coverage: greeting office visitors, fielding student and faculty inquiries, answering phones, ensuring timely delivery of mail/packages;
  • administrative duties: photocopying and scanning, assisting faculty with processing departmental invoices and expenses for payment or reimbursement, filing, data entry;
  • assisting with supervision of undergraduate student workers' tasks;
  • helping with logistics and publicity for department events;
  • coordinating production of office publications: course offering brochures, events flyers, and student guides;
  • supporting faculty with course material research, preparation, and acquisition along with updating courses in Moodle;
  • maintaining inventory and organization of office supplies;
  • updating department social media or websites as needed;
  • assisting with other special projects and duties as requested and according to talents.


Qualifications and considerations include:

  • must be enrolled in a graduate program (at least two courses) at Simmons;
  • must be organized, responsible, independent and friendly;
  • proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Adobe Acrobat;
  • ideal candidate will have flexibility in their schedule and potential to support the occasional late afternoon/evening event;
  • ideal candidate will also be familiar with other Adobe Creative Cloud apps (InDesign, Photoshop) and possess interest/ability to learn new programs as needed;


This position will be located in the Sociology Department's office suite (MCB C-205) and the office coverage hours will be determined, falling within the normal University operating hours of 8:30-5:00, M-F.


Please apply via Workday, being sure to attach your résumé, statement of interest, and your work availability/class schedule details. Email Mark Valentine with any questions:

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