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New England College Graduate and Professional Studies offer students the opportunity to apply and participate in Graduate Assistantships.

Coursework and other academic obligations are priority responsibilities of graduate students at New England College. Graduate assistantships typically require 20 hours/per week, with specific schedules determined by the supervisor. Most involve evening and weekend commitments.

If you are interested in applying to become a Graduate Assistant, please contact graduate admission at:

Below is a listing of potential available assistantships:

Athletics – Graduate Assistant Coach Wrestling

(typically a 2 year position)
The GA position will provide and opportunity to learn and work in a variety of capacities as an Assistant Coach to NEC’s wrestling team. Graduate Assistant: New England College Wrestling Team. The GA’s primary responsibility will include: recruiting (office hours and on the road), planning practices, running practices, marketing, social media, fundraising, any other responsibilities that come with running a successful program.

Athletics – Graduate Assistant Coach Men’s Rugby

(typically a 2 year position)
The GA position will provide an opportunity to learn and work in a variety of capacities as an Assistant Coach to the NEC Men’s Rugby Team. The GA’s primary responsibility will include recruitment, player retention, academic monitoring, player development and stat/record keeping with secondary responsibilities to include assisting with practice/game planning, video analysis, social media and brand building, fundraising, event management, logistics. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with a university sanctioned and recognized rugby program.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Assistant

The GA for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will support the strategic goals of New England College while working in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students. The GA will assist with the creation and implementation of targeted training and general campus programs (to include but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and International Student Orientation) that support the mission of New England College. The GA will assist with the advocacy, mentorship, and overall support for students from underrepresented groups (racial, ethnic, religious affiliation, LGBTQ, and first-generation). The GA will serve as the co-advisor to Student Organizations. The GA will assist in researching retention strategies for retaining underrepresented student populations

Office of Residence Life Graduate Hall Director

The Graduate Hall Director (GHD), designed to be a one-year experience and reports directly to the Area Coordinator (AC). In collaboration with the entire Residence Life and Housing staff, GHDs are expected to function in multiple roles to carry out the educational and housing operations of a comprehensive 650-bed housing system. Duties will include selection, training, supervising, and evaluating the student staff. Supervise student staff in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programming efforts, community building, and policy enforcement. Serving as a college conduct officer and in the on-call rotation.

Office of Student Conduct Graduate Assistant

Reporting directly to the Director of Student Conduct, the GA will be responsible for adjudicating lower level policy infractions, assessing several areas related to Student Conduct, including student satisfaction and retention, and researching best practices as it comes to the field of Student Conduct. This person will also gain valuable knowledge in the areas of crisis management, computer software (Advocate), training, and advising/supervising.

Office of Student Involvement Graduate Assistant

Reporting directly to the Director of Student Involvement, the Office of Student Involvement Graduate Assistant (OSI GA) will be primarily responsible for programming that enhances student engagement and increases student retention at New England College.  The OSI GA will develop and apply knowledge and skills in event management, marketing and outreach, budgeting and expending funds, club and organization advising and the supervising student staff. Some duties may include supervision of the Charter Coffeehouse, Campus Shuttle System and the planning and implementation of large scale campus wide events.

Retention Specialist Academic Advising Graduate Assistant

Working under the office of Academic Advising the retention specialist would help create and building connection for our undergraduate students to the college. This person would provide individual student attention helping to connect student’s academic interests to clubs and organizations creating a tie to the NEC community. Duties will include: Research retention best practices, coordination of retention events and activities, meet with new and high risk students throughout semester, working with Admissions for smooth transition for transfer students and collaboration with offices across campus to ensure student success.

Sustainability Coordinator Graduate Assistant

The GA will support campus-wide sustainability efforts.  The GA will work with faculty, staff, students and others to initiate, support education and develop sustainable projects and endeavors that move NEC to a more sustainable environment and provide educational experiences to campus. The Coordinator will work to secure grants that support sustainability activities for the curriculum and campus. This individual should possess a Bachelor’s Degree related to sustainability and must be enrolled in a graduate program. The successful applicant must have the ability to think analytically, ability to write grants and be organized and work independently and have a passion to promote sustainability on campus.

Veterans Programs Support Coordinator Graduate Assistant

The primary objective of this position is to support the efforts of the Veterans Services Office and the Veterans Resource Center at New England College with projects related to the Veterans on campus, and to assist with the reporting of enrollment to the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Maintaining systems updates with various military reporting websites such as GoArmyEd, MyCCA, and others. In addition, this individual will assist with the organization of campus-related veteran’s events. This includes, but is not limited to: writing, editing, research, record keeping, database management, and administrative tasks associated with processing of benefits, outreach and contact with veterans on campus as well as with local veteran centers and communication with personnel at Veterans offices at other colleges. The coordinator will report directly to the Director of Veterans Affairs.