Job Opportunities

UMass Amherst is dedicated to providing as many opportunities for on-campus employment as possible to our graduate students. Students may use the links below to learn more about available positions, and faculty and staff may use this form to have your graduate assistantship posted on this page.

Graduate Assistant / CHP - Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)

Title: Graduate Student Position
Department: Center for Health Promotion
Program: Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)
Supervisor: Interim Director, CHP
Weekly Hours: 20
Stipend: $30.33 per hour for the appointment term, paid bi-weekly
Appointment Term:       August 29, 2021 – May 21, 2022 [This is an academic year appointment including winter session and spring break.]
Periods of Non-Responsibility: N/A
Appointment Renewal: Appointments are for the stated appointment term only and there is no guarantee of appointment renewal.

Priority Deadline:  7/14/2021

Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL)

Student Affairs and Campus Life is committed to providing meaningful assistantship experiences for graduate students, particularly when these experiences enhance SACL priorities and are relevant to the pursuit of a graduate assistant’s professional goals. It is within this context that SACL makes this assistantship available.

General Summary of Position

BASICS provides brief screening and clinical assessment, counseling and other substance abuse services to undergraduate students as part of a comprehensive strategic plan to reduce high risk drinking offered by the Center for Health Promotion. This position involves general administration of the BASICS program for students who violate the alcohol policy, who are medically transported due to intoxication, who are held in protective custody or who have been arrested due to an alcohol related incident. In response to COVID-19 a new intervention was created for students who violate COVID protocols. This intervention is similar to BASICS and will be delivered by those in this position as well.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Conducts individual and group student assessments using brief motivational interviewing strategies and techniques within the evidence-based program of BASICS and COVID Wellbeing; provides one-on-one interventions to students referred by Residence Life, the Dean of Students staff, police, UHS, Hampshire Regional District Court, and emergency room staff.
  2. Performs administrative functions which support the BASICS program, which includes implementation of BASICS software program to assist with scheduling, tracking, and documentation of students.
  3. Attend in-service trainings and meetings as well as attend bi-weekly meetings with supervisor.
  4. Understands, is committed to, and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a multicultural environment.
  5. Appropriately discuss, document and maintain sensitive, confidential patient/client information; adhere to HIPAA standards.
  6. Prepare appropriate written reports and statistical documentation.
  7. Assist with other duties as assigned.

Compliance Requirements

Graduate students filling assistantships in Student Affairs and Campus Life have specific expectations placed on them as employees of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Among these is the requirement to fulfill reporting responsibilities as prescribed and required under applicable federal and State laws. These include but may not be limited to requirements under Title IX; Clery Act; FERPA; HIPPA; Massachusetts Conflict of Interest laws. Additionally, this applies to adhering to University policies and agreements (e.g., collective bargaining agreement).

Fulfilling these expectations includes addressing and reporting related violations by students, staff, faculty or others. Related training will be provided to all SACL graduate assistants. These expectations may be amended in conjunction with changes in Federal and/or State mandated reporting requirements, and/or University policies or agreements. Graduate students unwilling to meet these requirements are not eligible for appointment to a SACL graduate assistantship.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  1. Graduate student enrolled in a degree program in public health, education, school counseling, psychology, or other related human relations profession.
  2. Significant prior work experience with health promotion and community programs including development, implementation and evaluation.
  3. Working knowledge of substance use and abuse, health care systems, community organization, group dynamics, teaching health promotion/disease prevention principles and techniques.
  4. Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, peers, UHS Staff, community and agency representatives. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, race, sex, culture, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, and ability. Knowledge of UMass preferred.
  5. Ability to organize work, exercise good judgment, complete tasks in a timely manner, collaborate, perform routine supportive tasks such as scheduling and record keeping.
  6. Good written and verbal English communication skills; proficiency in another language a plus.
  7. Creativity, initiative, and flexibility.
  8. Prior facilitation, presentation, and training experience preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Specific compensation and benefits accruing to graduate assistantships are informed by the collective bargaining agreement (“Contract”) with the Graduate Employees Organization (“GEO”) in force during the appointment period. All Graduate Assistants should review this agreement carefully for detailed explanations of compensation and benefits that may apply. Generally, however, Graduate Assistants receive:

    1. A stipend based on the number of weekly hours allocated to the applicable assistantship;
    2. Tuition and curriculum fee scholarship waiver (as provided in the GEO Contract);
    3. Reduced fees for health coverage; and,
    4. Vacation leave

Academic department approval required to qualify for tuition waiver and benefits. Position will remain open until filled.

Please send resume and cover letter of application to Diane Fedorchak at dfedorch@umass.edu.

Student Parent Support Programs - 10 hours

TITLE: Graduate Assistant for Student Parent Support Programs
DEPARTMENT: Student Life and Community Engagement
PROGRAM: Student Parent Support Programs

A. General Description

Under the general direction of the CCAMPIS Program Coordinator, the SPP Graduate Assistant performs a variety of functions and responsibilities related to delivery of services that support UMass Amherst undergraduate and graduate student parents. Student Parent Programs (SPP) focuses on supporting student parents as they pursue their educational goals here at UMass Amherst. Our primary goal is to keep students on track to degree completion. Programming falls into four main categories: providing childcare subsidies and case management for Pell-eligible student parents, advocacy for student parents regarding campus-wide policies and practices, increasing access to university and community resources, and fostering social connections and support networks among student parents. Our department is dedicated to maintaining a welcoming and supportive environment that enhances the lives of the diverse mix of student parent families who live, work, and study at UMass.

B. Required Duties (some evening and weekend hours required)

  1. Collaborate with SPP staff to plan and implement student parent programming.
  2. Engage in positive, respectful, and professional interactions with student parent families and departmental colleagues.
  3. Maintain confidentiality of program participant information.
  4. Provide assistance to student parents seeking information about university and community resources and support.
  5. Develop promotional materials for events and programs, including but not limited to web-based strategies, posting on social media (Facebook), written materials and flyers, and presentations.
  6. Provide support regrading SPP programming – including creating program calendars, scheduling of speakers, ordering of program supplies and coordinating with university partners for programming and event logistics.
  7. Work collaboratively with other SPP Graduate Student to implement programs for student parents.
  8. May be required to work occasional evenings and weekends
  9. Related duties as assigned.

C. Minimum requirements

  • Graduate student enrolled in a degree program related to job duties and in good academic standing; preferred degrees include Child and Family Studies, Education, Psychology, Public Policy and Sociology.
  • Experience working with families of young children from diverse cultures and communities.
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in an autonomous environment; must be highly motivated and willing and able to take initiative.
  • Able to work collaboratively and implement projects. Demonstrated knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Adobe InDesign or Canva.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to work in an open area with varying levels of activity, background noise, and interruptions.
  • Duties may involve some evening and weekend hours.

Compliance Requirements

Graduate students filling assistantships in Student Affairs and Campus Life have specific expectations placed on them as employees of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Among these is the requirement to fulfill reporting responsibilities as prescribed and required under applicable federal and State laws. These include but may not be limited to requirements under Title IX; Clery Act; FERPA; HIPPA; Massachusetts Conflict of Interest laws. Additionally, this applies to adhering to University policies and agreements (e.g., collective bargaining agreement).

Fulfilling these expectations includes addressing and reporting related violations by students, staff, faculty or others. Related training will be provided to all SACL graduate assistants. These expectations may be amended in conjunction with changes in Federal and/or State mandated reporting requirements, and/or University policies or agreements. Graduate students unwilling to meet these requirements are not eligible for appointment to a SACL graduate assistantship.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment as graduate student in good standing during entire term of appointment.
  • Eligibility for appointment to this assistantship, as determined by the Graduate School.
  • Availability to serve the entire assistantship term.
  • Willingness to perform all mandated compliance reporting and related requirements.

APPOINTMENT TERM: August 23, 2021 to May 21, 2022 (summer 2022 employment possible)
HOURS: 10hrs/week
STIPEND: $30.33 per hour (or current GEO rate)
APPOINTMENT RENEWAL: Appointments are for the stated appointment term only and there is no guarantee of appointment renewal.

Please send cover letter and resume to studentparent@umass.edu
Priority Deadline July 1, 2021

Graduate Assistant for SBS First Year Seminar Program

Graduate Assistant for SBS First Year Seminar Program
Department Name:      College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dates of Appointment: From 8/29/2021 To: 1/1/2022

Hours/Wk: 15                       
Stipend: $30.33/hr (or current GEO rate)

Application Deadline: June 15, 2021
 

Job Description

First year seminars (FYS) in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are intended to help first year, first time on campus, incoming students make the transition from high school to college. Some students in these courses may be new transfer students. Each section of the course meets once a week for 50 minutes, contains no more than 19 students, and provides students with 1 academic credit.

In SBS, these courses follow a common SBS first year curriculum that incorporates the SBS Pathways philosophy and a few specific activities. In part, the goals of the first year seminar are to connect students to campus resources, to other students, and to their instructor - all with the goal of helping them make a successful transition to UMass. A successful transition includes the process of exploring, planning, and reflecting on their SBS Pathways through UMass Amherst.

In SBS, most FYS are taught by graduate student instructors along with an undergraduate teaching assistant whose role is to be the “expert on the undergraduate experience at UMass.” All undergraduate TAs take a 3-credit course, Socbehav 395T, that supports their work in the classroom. Similarly, graduate instructors meet with the SBS Director of First Year seminars to support their understanding of the SBS Pathways model and the FYS program. We aspire to use a cohort model where graduate instructors support and learn from each other as well as the FYS Director.

The Graduate Assistant will work with the SBS Director of First Year seminars to support this program. This includes the following:

  • Teach one section of SBS Pathways first year seminar
  • Co-facilitate Socbehav 395T – the course for undergraduate TAs
  • Provide support to graduate instructors as needed. This may include connecting grad TOs with resources; maintaining a Google drive with resources, sample lesson plans and syllabi (this is already built but will require some updating and maintenance).
  • Meet regularly with the SBS Director of FYS for supervision.

Experience Required

  • Two years of teaching experience at the college level (TA/TO is appropriate)
  • Preference for SBS graduate students with FYS teaching experience.
  • This position requires the graduate assistant to be on campus.

Additional Information:

How to apply: Submit resume and letter of interest

Contact Person: Jackie Brousseau-Pereira, SBS Assistant Dean & Director of First Year Seminars Email contact: jbrousse@umass.edu

Building address: 128 Thompson Hall          Phone: 413-577-1057

Off Campus Student Life / Graduate Assistant

Off Campus Student Life Graduate Assistant
Application Deadline: June 25th, 2021
Hrs/Wk 20
Stipend $23,657.40
$30.33 (as provided by the GEO contract)
Dates of Appointment – August 23, 2021 to May 21, 2022 (with possibility of renewal)
Standard Graduate Employee Organization (GEO) benefits.

General Description

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director for Off Campus Life & Community Engagement, the Off Campus Student Life Graduate Assistant (GA) plans, coordinates, promotes, and implements initiatives to support students moving to and living off campus. The GA leads and supervises a team of Off Campus Assistants who develop programming and services for the Off Campus Center, and provides reception/front desk support to the Center. The GA assists in overseeing daily operations of the Off Campus Student Center (OCSC) and works collaboratively with the Team Positive Presence/  Walk  this Way Graduate Assistant with shared   training,   event   planning  and   staffing community  events.    Reappointment is dependent on department need, performance evaluation, academic standing, and funding availability.

Duties

  • Hire, train, and supervise a team of undergraduate Off Campus Assistants (OCA) and one student photographer. Plan beginning and mid-year orientation for student staff
  • Collaborate with Team Positive Presence/Walk this Way Graduate Assistant on OCSL programs and initiatives, including CCC subcommittees, Good Neighbor Registration, Rent Right, Neighborhood outreach activities, and community engagement opportunities
  • Assess program effectiveness and use data to drive decision making for innovative initiatives
  • Assists with design of educational communications, programs, presentations and videos for students regarding their rights and responsibilities as community members (Good Neighbor Program, Living Off Campus Online courses, Take Time Before You Sign peer led sessions, Rent Right, Good Neighbor Registration materials, and landlord newsletters
  • Assists in communication and marketing plans for Off Campus Student Life
  • Create support services and opportunities to assist students’ transition to off campus life & community living
  • Attend regular meetings with Associate Director and departmental staff to collaborate on program goals and activities. Participate actively in professional teamwork through communication and collaboration. Participate in committees as assigned
  • Manage Responsible Neighbor Educational Workshop Moodle
  • Manage and maintain general center operations
  • Increase Facebook reach with consistent, engaging content using data driven strategies
  • Create program-specific digital media for Campus Pulse, OCSL Webpage, etc.
  • Collaborate with town stakeholders to maintain town gown relations
  • Serve as primary contact for all event and space bookings in Off Campus Student Center
  • Maintain compliance of Green Office sustainability initiatives
  • Related duties as required

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate student enrolled in a degree program related to job duties and in good academic standing; Master’s in Higher Education Administration program preferred.
  • Ability to train and supervise undergraduate student leaders.
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in an autonomous environment; must be highly motivated and willing and able to take initiative.
  • Knowledge of, or experience with working undergraduates; willingness to address diversity issues related to provision of departmental services and outreach strategies.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Duties involve some evening and weekend hours.

Supervision Received

Reports directly for the Associate Director for Off Campus Student Life & Community Engagement.

How to Apply: Submit completed application, cover letter and resume to:

gasearchse@umass.edu   *Please note in the subject line position you are applying for.
Direct any questions to Amy Helstowski @ amydh@umass.edu you can reach her at 413.835.5825

 

Workplace Learning and Development / Graduate Assistant

Type of Appointment: Intern Assistantship
Department Name: Workplace Learning and Development
Appointment Term: August 29, 2021-May 21, 2022 (This is an academic year appointment including winter session and spring break.
Hours/Wk: 10 hours

Priority Deadline: July 2, 2021. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Training Intern

General description: This position requires the Training Intern to develop and deliver workplace educational opportunities to UMass employees. This includes delivering WLD catalog workshops both virtually and in-person; and researching and developing resources for WLD’s self-guided online learning options. Educational workshops and resources will focus on increasing employees’ knowledge and skills in the areas of diversity and inclusion, communication, wellbeing, conflict resolution, time-organization-meeting management, and other workplace effectiveness topics.

Duties Required:

  1. Develop curriculum, design and deliver workshops/trainings to UMass employees
  2. Research and develop professional development resources for online self-guided learning
  3. Participate in WLD planning and review of educational offerings, including regularly scheduled meetings
  4. Other departmental projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  1. Enrollment during the appointment period in a Master's, Doctoral, or CAGS program in a relevant field such as Education, Human Resource, Management, Communication, Business or Organizational psychology.
  2. Demonstrated experience applying adult learning theory; training adults in one or more of the following areas: diversity and inclusion, communication, wellbeing, conflict resolution, time-organization-meeting management, and other workplace effectiveness topics.
  3. Demonstrated experience with curriculum development and facilitation of group dynamics.
  4. Demonstrated experience leading trainings using a virtual platform (such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams).

Stipend: $30.33 per hour (or current GEO rate)

How to Apply:

-Submit cover and letter and resume online to wld@admin.umass.edu

-Priority deadline is July 2, 2021

-Questions can be directed to wld@admin.umass.edu

Building Address: 140 Hicks Way

Phone: (413)545-1787

Residence Education & Residential Learning Communities

Each year the Residential Life department seeks qualified applicants for several graduate assistant opportunities. During the fall semester, we accept applicants for unexpected vacancies which may occur during the current academic year. During the spring semester, we accept applicants for vacancies and potential vacancies for the following academic year. If there are no confirmed vacancies, we will still collect applications in the event any occur.

Please visit the Residence Education Graduate Assistant Positions page for information on how to apply.

Communications Project Assistant / Office of Faculty Development

Type of Appointment: Project Assistantship
Title: Communications Project Assistant
Department: Office of Faculty Development
Appointment Dates: August 29, 2021 – May 21, 2022 (Academic year appointment including winter session and spring break, total of 38 weeks)
Periods of Non-Responsibility: N/A
Appointment Renewal: Appointments are for the stated appointment term only and there is no guarantee of appointment renewal.
Hours per week: 10 hrs/week

Stipend: $30.33 per hour for the appointment term, paid biweekly

Application Deadline: July 1, 2021


General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities: 

The UMass Office of Faculty Development Communications Project Assistant will assist in the coordination and promotion of faculty development activities under the direction/supervision of the Communications and Events Manager in the Office of Faculty Development (OFD). The Office of Faculty Development serves as a centralized resource for all faculty at all career stages to ensure long-term career success. Throughout the year OFD holds workshops, conducts analysis and reports, and provides resources in support of faculty career advancement, onboarding, research and creative work, scholarly writing, mentoring, work-life integration, community engagement, and leadership skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Creating content, posting, and publicizing announcements for OFD programs and events
  • Researching, writing, and posting/publicizing OFD news features and op-ed articles
  • Providing website assistance and maintenance
  • Assisting with management of social media accounts
  • Assisting with the creation of summary reports in Microsoft Excel of survey data, producing visual representations of data, and writing summary text of findings
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of OFD programming and communications

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Skilled at working independently as well as part of a team
  • Consistently able to track and meet deadlines
  • Experience with website management, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop and event promotion preferred

How to Apply: Please email Jennifer Reil and enclose a letter of interest; résumé, and a writing sample (300-500 words). Accepting applications through July 1, 2021.

Contact Person: Jennifer Reil, Communications and Events Manager

Email address: jreil@umass.edu

Building Address:
Office of Faculty Development

358 Bartlett Hall, UMass Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts 01003-9313
OFD website: https://www.umass.edu/faculty-development/
OFD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OFD.UMassAmherst

 Graduate Student Organization Coordinator

Type of Appointment:  Coordinator    
Dates of Appointment: From   August 22, 2021 to May 21, 2022 (39 weeks)
Hours/Wk:  20                
Stipend $23,657.40          
Hourly Rate:  $30.33

Application Deadline:       June 25, 2021 

 Graduate Student Organization Coordinator

                                                 General Summary of Position

 Organize and mobilize graduate students at the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) level, by advocating for and working with existing GSOs to improve their presence and reach, as well as helping graduate students establish new GSOs. Further, the GSO Coordinator will work to increase depth and breadth of GSO involvement within GSS and on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.

  General Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Help plan, coordinate, and attend all GSS events, staff meetings, and Senate meetings.
  2. Maintain GSS office hours (10 hours per week).
  3. Help maintain and update the GSS website and other GSS social media platforms.
  4. Organize graduate student organizations across departments and constituencies.
  5. Serve on university-wide councils, committees, and advisory boards as requested by the GSS President.
  6. Participate in position training and retreats at the beginning and end of the term.
  7. Collaborate with staff, officers, and the Senate on both short and long term campaigns related to GSOs.
  8. Complete other duties in a timely manner as assigned to benefit operations and functions of the GSS.
  9. Maintain proper records of all attended meetings.

Graduate Student Senate Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Organize and mobilize new and existing graduate student organizations (GSOs), including overseeing the GSS approval of new GSOs.
  2. Work collaboratively with the GSS Treasurer on GSO budgets, funding requests, and event planning and implementation.
  3. Create and implement GSO training for GSO leadership in conjunction with the GSS Treasurer and Student Engagement and Leadership (SEL).
  4. Develop working partnerships with student development offices, including, but not limited to SEL and the Student Organizations Resource Center (SORC) in order to better advocate for the needs of GSOs.
  5. Increase GSO engagement within the GSS and on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.
  6. Increase senator participation and engagement within the GSS.
  7. Help in the co-sponsoring, planning, and implementation of GSS and GSO events.
  8. Coordinate with GSO leaders to bring GSO-based issues to the Senate for discussion.
  9. Implement GSO social and networking events.
  10. Form and chair a Graduate Student Organization Committee.

Minimum Required Qualifications

1. Enrollment as a graduate student in good standing during the entire term of appointment.
2. Eligibility for appointment to this assistantship, as determined by the Graduate School.
3. Availability to serve the entire assistantship term.
4. Willingness to perform all mandated compliance reporting and related requirements. 

Experience Required:      

 See job description

How to Apply:                  

Please email Cover Letter, Resume and completed application to:  gasearchgss@umass.edu
Dept. Name:   Student Engagement and Leadership; Contact Person: Amy Helstowski     
 E-Mail contact:   gasearchgss@umass.edu or questions email amydh@umass.edu 413.835.5825

 Bldg. Address:       Student Union                                                                

 

GSS DEI Coordinator

Graduate Assistant Position Description

Title:                          GSS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator
Department:              Student Engagement and Leadership
Program:                   Graduate Student Senate (GSS)

Supervisor:                Johnny Tooson, Executive Director Student Engagement and Leadership
Weekly Hours:           20 hours per week
Stipend:                      $30.33 per hour for the appointment term, paid bi-weekly Appointment Term: August 22, 2020 to May 21, 2022 (39 weeks)
Periods of Non-Responsibility: Please submit requests for time off to supervisor in advance. GA Orientation TBD week of Aug. 23-27th 2021
Appointment Renewal: Appointments are for the stated appointment term only and there is no guarantee of appointment renewal.

Student Affairs and Campus Life

Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL) is committed to providing meaningful assistantship experiences for graduate students, particularly when these experiences enhance SACL priorities and are relevant to the pursuit of a graduate assistant’s professional goals. It is within this context that SACL makes this assistantship available.

General Summary of Position

The Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator will organize with and for underserved and underrepresented graduate students, including people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and Indigenous students. The coordinator will also advocate leadership in promoting educational access, equity, and retention through sub programming around issues of gender and racial equity developed in collaboration with resource centers on campus.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Help plan, coordinate, and attend all GSS events, staff meetings, and Senate meetings.
  2. Maintain GSS office hours (10 hours)
  3. Help maintain and update the GSS website and other GSS social media platforms.
  4. Mobilize graduate students around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion representation.
  5. Serve on the Status of Diversity and Status of Women Councils and other relevant committees and councils as requested by the GSS President.
  6. Participate in position training and retreats at the beginning and end of the term.
  7. Collaborate with staff, officers, and the Senate on GSS campaigns related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  8. Duties as assigned to benefit operations and functions of the GSS.
  9. Maintain proper records of all attended meetings.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Organize around issues of equity, access, inclusion, and attrition.
  2. Mobilize graduate students who identify as people of color, women, Indigenous, and LGBTQIA+ and assist in the implementation of efforts to challenge their underrepresentation.
  3. Organize at least one event with the Center for Women and Community (CWC) each semester contingent on resource availability of the CWC.
  4. Collaborate with administration and University entities to organize events that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion of students at least once a semester.
  5. Organize the GSS Welcome Back Social at the beginning of each semester.
  6. Increase senator participation and engagement within the GSS.
  7. Maintain and communicate through the GSS website and mailing list regarding Programming relevant to these groups.
  8. Collaborate with the UMass Office on Diversity Equity and Inclusion and other Campus entities to identify resources for graduate students.
  9. Form and chair an ad hoc committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  1. Enrollment as a graduate student in good standing during the entire term of appointment.
  2. Eligibility for appointment to this assistantship, as determined by the Graduate School.
  3. Availability to serve the entire assistantship term.
  4. Willingness to perform all mandated compliance reporting and related requirements.

Compliance Requirements

Graduate students filling assistantships in Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL) have specific expectations placed on them as employees of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Among these is the requirement to fulfill reporting responsibilities as prescribed and required under applicable federal and State laws. These include but may not be limited to requirements under Title IX; Clery Act; FERPA; HIPPA; Massachusetts Conflict of Interest laws. Additionally, this applies to adhering to University policies and agreements (e.g., collective bargaining agreement).

Fulfilling these expectations includes addressing and reporting related violations by students, staff, faculty or others. Related training will be provided to all SACL graduate assistants. These expectations may be amended in conjunction with changes in Federal and/or State mandated reporting requirements, and/or University policies or agreements. Graduate students unwilling to meet these requirements are not eligible for appointment to a SACL graduate assistantship.

Compensation and Benefits

Specific compensation and benefits accruing to graduate assistantships are informed by the collective bargaining agreement (“Contract”) with the Graduate Employees Organization (“GEO”) in force during the appointment period. All Graduate Assistants should review this agreement carefully for detailed explanations of compensation and benefits that may apply. Generally, however, Graduate Assistants receive:

  1. A stipend based on the number of weekly hours allocated to the applicable assistantship;
  2. Tuition and curriculum fee scholarship waiver (as provided in the GEO Contract);
  3. Reduced fees for health coverage; and,
  4. Vacation leave

Some assistantships may receive additional compensation reflecting specific requirements of the assistantship. In the case of this assistantship, the following additional compensation is provided.

Application Deadline: June 25, 2021

Dates of Appointment from:  8/22/2021 to 5/21/2022   Hours/Wk: 20                 Stipend $23,657.40

How to Apply: Submit completed application, cover letter and resume

To: gasearchgss@umass.edu   Student Engagement and Leadership

Contact Person Amy Helstowski @ 413-835-5825