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Graduate Assistant, Simmons MPH Program, Boston, MA

The Simmons Master of Public Health Program is seeking a part-time Graduate Assistant to support the ongoing growth and operations of this online graduate program focused on advancing health equity.  The student will work approximately 5 hours per week during the spring semester and summer, with the possibility of renewal at 15-20 hours per week the following academic year. This position reports to Dr. Shelley White, MPH Program Director and Professor Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal, MPH Assistant Program Director.


The position will involve, but will not be limited to: project management, communications and program support (i.e. compiling and design of reports and accreditation materials, preparation of marketing materials); program research (i.e. gathering data on curricula, accreditation requirements, learning frameworks, etc.); and administrative supports and meeting management (i.e. scheduling, notetaking, hospitality, etc.).  This position offers the exciting opportunity to learn about and support the operations of new educational programming, and to support the advancement of public health, health equity, and social justice.


The position will begin as a spring semester post, from January-July of 2020, with potential for continuing work in the following academic year, contingent upon program needs and student performance.  Students must be enrolled in at least two courses (8 credits) and must maintain a grade of "B" or better in each course to be eligible.



  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to manage and triage multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with technology and research methods

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Working knowledge of MS office, Google Drive, Adobe Acrobat (working knowledge of Publisher or similar software would be a plus)

  • Ability to provide support to multiple faculty members

  • Professionalism in working with faculty and staff and in managing confidential matters


To Apply:

Please send a resume and a cover letter to Shelley White at  Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

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