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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:

Undergraduate Admissions

To support the efforts of the Admission Office, primarily in the area of applicant services, by: meeting with students for the purpose of conducting interviews; helping to develop an applicant database; contacting potential and actual applicants to coordinate completion of the application process; participation in off-campus college fairs. The Undergraduate Admission graduate assistant (GA) will also assist the Senior Associate Director of Admission in coordinating efforts at the College relating to open houses, information sessions and other on campus programs.

Graduate Admissions

To support the efforts of the Graduate Admission Office, primarily in the area of applicant services, by: meeting with students for the purpose of conducting interviews; helping to develop an applicant database and participate in panel presentations; contacting potential and actual applicants to coordinate completion of the application process, attending recruitment sessions, input applications.

Center for Career and Life Planning

To support, promote and coordinate community service opportunities for students of New England College. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage disbursement of Federal Work Study (FWS) funds to eligible students engaged in community service.  Process all work-study paperwork and time sheets.  Keep an accurate financial accounting of the Federal Community Service Work/Study budget.
  • Advertise for, interview, hire, and train new work-study students.  Track, record and verify hours worked by student volunteers and/or student organizations.
  • Maintain regular contact with the students and sites to ensure program stability, mediate between student and site supervisor when necessary, and maintain documentation on participating community organizations and student volunteers.  This documentation will be used in the annual report prepared by the Director of Career & Life Planning, as well as evidence of FWS stewardship.  It will also be shared with faculty interested in including a service option in their classes, and with the Director of Engaged Learning.
  • Cultivate and support relationships with agencies, schools and non-profit groups that need assistance and sponsor volunteer opportunities (calls, visits, etc.).
  • Conduct outreach and deliver presentations to the Greek system and Student Senate organizations; collaborate more fully with the Athletic Department; bring in former volunteers to talk about benefits of service, and strategies for getting the most out of the experience.
  • Provide student volunteers for at least four “one time” off-campus volunteer events (e.g., fundraising phone calls and walks, town clean-ups, parties and festivals for youth and seniors, winterizing of homes, bone marrow drives, blood drives, etc.)
  • Attend Campus Compact’s monthly Community Service Directors’ meetings to develop and maintain relationships with statewide service sites.
  • Undertake other related tasks as directed.

Athletics: Graduate Assistant Coach

To provide additional support for the men’s basketball program in its efforts to enhance in the recruitment and retention of student athletes at New England College.  This position would be responsible for assisting in all phases of the program: recruitment of student athletes, retention of student athletes, academic monitoring of student athletes, player development, practices and the further growth of community service and fundraising activities.

Athletics: Sports Information

Assist in the development of game day programs, post game and hometown media releases. Produce game day programs for all home events including contact with the visiting school Sports Information Office. Produce post game media releases and distribute to both our media outlets and visiting team media outlets.  Produce and distribute hometown releases for each NEC athlete this should include a mid-season release a post season release and a release for any special honors or awards received by an athlete throughout the season.

Assist with team and individual statistics using State Crew Automated Scoring and distribute as necessary.  This includes in-game scoring and statistical staffing of all home contests and gathering and entering some away contests.  Team and individual statistics must be sent in weekly to meet a 10:00 a.m. Monday deadline for all sports competing in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (all sports except ice hockey).  Ice hockey stats must be sent in online immediately following each home game.  Statistics also need to be sent to the NCAA as necessary for inclusion in national standings.

Assist with maintenance and updating of athletic web site.  This includes updated rosters, schedules, results, releases and photographs.  Also includes updated player/coaches biographies and box scores/seasonal statistics.

Office of Student Involvement

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.

Office of Residence Life—Graduate Hall Director

The Graduate Hall Director (GHD), designed to be a one-year experience, 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.

Office of Advancement

To support the efforts of the Advancement Office, primarily in the area of fundraising, by: participating in the on campus phone-a-thon; assisting with brainstorming sessions and creatively problem solving; coordinating thank you phone calls/thank you note cards; assisting with the design of direct mail pieces;  creating a culture of philanthropy on the NEC campus; writing articles for our electronic newsletters.  The Advancement graduate assistant (GA) will also assist the Assistant Director of the Annual Fund and Alumni Relations Manager in coordinating efforts at the College relating to Founders Society events, alumni/family weekend and other on/off campus events.

Skills & Knowledge:  creativity, designing capabilities, ability to take projects and run with them, photography and editing skills, self sufficient, organized, and great time management skills.