New England College’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers students the opportunity to apply and participate in Graduate Assistantships, while receiving a tuition discount. Enrollment in an NEC Graduate Program is a requirement for all 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 (GA), or are seeking additional information on any of these positions, please contact:
Lisa Conn, Director of Graduate Enrollment
Application (download and then fill out this PDF form electronically)
- Adventure Bound Graduate Assistant, Outdoor Education Department
- Community Assistant, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Manchester Campus
- Esports Operations Manager Graduate Assistant
- First-Year Programs Graduate Assistant
- Graduate Assistant in Academic Advising, 1 position at Henniker Campus, 1 position at Manchester Campus
- Graduate Assistant to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
- Graduate Assistant, Student Conduct
- Health Educator Graduate Assistant, Counseling Department
- Intramural Graduate Assistant, Athletics Department
- Military Outreach Coordinator, Veterans Affairs
- Resident Hall Director, Residential Life Department, Manchester Campus
- Student Engagement Graduate Assistant, Henniker Campus
- Student Engagement Graduate Assistant, Manchester Campus
The Adventure Bound (AB) GA will maintain contact and develop relationships with personnel from surrounding organizations, overseeing and scheduling team building programs for clubs, athletic teams, and school programs. The GA will work very closely with the AB advisor and Outdoor Education faculty member to learn the program as well as work with and support the professional development of the undergrad students who run Adventure Bound. The GA will also maintain school contacts and assist in developing goals for schools to achieve. The successful candidate will have experience working with groups, understand concepts of team building, be willing to be trained on NEC’s ropes course, and be willing to work outside in all weather.
The Community Assistant will help support the implementation and growth of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at our Manchester Campus. The successful individual 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) that support the mission of New England College. The Community Assistant will also assist with the advocacy, mentorship, and overall support for students from underrepresented groups (racial, ethnic, religious affiliation, LGBTQ, and first-generation). The Community Assistant will help create and facilitate various trainings for staff, faculty, and student groups. In addition, the Community Assistant will assist in researching retention strategies for retaining underrepresented student populations.
This position supports the daily operations of the NEC Esports program and assistance to the Esports Program Director. Typical duties include performing basic office duties including but not limited to phone calls, account log-ins, photocopying, typing emails, posts, messages, and assisting director on day-to-day activities. The GA will also assist with practices, tryouts, matches, team meetings, and community engagement, as well as resolving conflict between players, club reps/coaches, and interns. Additionally, the GA will collaborate on social media management, content, and events. The GA will have the opportunity to identify key areas of opportunity to grow the program; support team-wide operations management and special projects, including action plans, goals, and roadmap; and will provide mentorship and support for all teams. The successful candidate will be required to lift equipment and work pre-determined weekends covering events throughout the calendar year.
The Graduate Assistant will provide support to both campuses to help assist and run orientations as well as train, support, and supervise the Peer Leaders. The GA will help create an online orientation program. The GA will help gather content, photos, and video for this orientation program and help create and edit this web application. Experience in student leadership and knowledge of orientation programs is preferred.
Graduate Assistant in Academic Advising, 1 position at Henniker Campus, 1 position at Manchester Campus
The Academic Advising GAs will assist with coordination of events and activities including the planning of Fall and Spring registration. Responsibilities also include organizing student events, creating promotional materials, and providing a presence at on-campus events to help students understand the importance of social gatherings, whether educational or social. The GAs will hold informational events for successful students to get involved with on-campus leadership positions in the Student Success Center.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Graduate Assistant will work closely with the Program Director to provide support and coordination of events to help develop current CMHC students’ connection to the program and to expand the marketing position of the program. The GA will facilitate communication with alumni of the program, work closely with the Program Director in the development of policies related to CACREP Accreditation, support the development, implementation, and ongoing use of social media as well as other communication tools in support of the CMHC and Human Services (HS) programs, and provide administrative assistance to the Program Director in support of the program’s strategic initiatives. This individual must be enrolled within the MS in CMHC or HS program. The individual should have experience with social media and computer-based technology, have the ability to work independently, possess strong interpersonal skills, and writing skills. In addition, the successful applicant must have the ability to think analytically and be organized.
The Student Conduct 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. Other duties may involve assisting to plan and implement programs and trainings around use/misuse of alcohol, marijuana, and other conduct-related policies and providing leadership development opportunities for undergraduate students. The GA should have an interest in working with students who have violated policy. The ideal candidate should have the ability to work with confidential information, working knowledge of the NEC student handbook, and experience with student conduct boards.
The primary objective of this position is to assist the Health Educator to utilize evidence- and theory-based principles to plan, develop, and implement wellness initiatives on campus, with a focus on substance misuse reduction and the goal of achieving measurable improvements to health behaviors and in support of student success. Methods include: Instruct students in principles of wellness through group or individual instruction, assist in training and supervising Peer Health Educator(s), coordinate student-centered wellness events and observances, develop awareness campaigns using various mediums (fliers, ads, bulletin boards, social media, etc.) to address health- and alcohol and other drug-related issues.
Intramural Athletics has become a large part of the NEC Community. The graduate assistant will help manage, organize, and schedule the intramural sport leagues. In addition, the individual will create one-day activities throughout the academic year. Successful candidate must be organized and have a passion for athletics and games.
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 organization of campus-related veterans events. This includes, but is not limited to, writing, editing, research, record keeping, database management, and administrative tasks associated with 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.
The GA should have a professional understanding of what staff and students who live in residence need in order to be successful. The GA is supervised by a professional staff member and will act in partnership with the Residential Life staff in all areas of the comprehensive housing operation. The Hall Director position is a live-in position intended to be a one-year commitment. Night and weekend work are required, including on-call responsibilities. The GA will build community through the planning of programs in addition to collaborating with other offices to assist and lead programmatic goals. These programs may be offered during nighttime and weekend hours. The GA will be responsible for supervising student staff in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programming efforts, community building, and policy enforcement. In addition, the GA will facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies within the area through involvement at both area- and system-wide levels. The GA will be available to students on a regular basis via office hours, attend staff and departmental meetings, and be part of the weekly on-call rotation. The GA will also work with staff and students to establish and uphold standards of conduct appropriate to communal living and support of the academic and residence life missions.
The Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement will assist in the planning, implementation, and running of major events sponsored/co-sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement (OSE), such as River Day, Up All Night, NEC Takes Over the Peak, Pancake Breakfast, and Pilgrim Pride Day. In addition, the GA will assist in the planning, implementation, and running of regular programming in the Coffeehouse and Pub spaces, develop a minimum of one new campus event or initiative, and create content and engagement initiatives for OSE social media. The OSE will also look to the GA to provide leadership development opportunities for undergraduate students and the planning and implementation of the NEC leadership conference. The successful candidate will be interested in working with students to help plan and implement events and be willing to work nights and weekends when needed. The ideal candidate will bring with them past experience in student leadership and basic knowledge of working with students and supporting them as a supervisee or advisee.
The Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement will assist in the planning, implementation, and running of major events sponsored/co-sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement (OSE), such as River Day, Up All Night, NEC Takes Over the Peak, Pancake Breakfast, and Pilgrim Pride Day. The GA would be working with our Manchester campus population, second year post merger, and will be responsible for assisting to continue campus traditions, develop and implement new traditions and programming, and support restructuring and new student organizations. The GA would play an instrumental part in building a student programming team. In addition, the GA will develop a minimum of one new campus event or initiative, and create content and engagement initiatives for OSE social media. The OSE will also look to the GA to provide leadership development opportunities for the undergraduate students, and the planning and implementation of the NEC leadership conference. The successful candidate will be interested in working with students to help plan and implement events and be willing to work nights and weekends when needed. The ideal candidate will bring with them past experience in student leadership and basic knowledge of working with students and supporting them as a supervisee or advisee.