Student Affairs

Graduate Assistant, Student Affairs


Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Boston , MA United States

Student Affairs is pleased to offer a variety of Graduate Assistant positions in its respective units. The Graduate Assistant role is designed to provide a learning environment that fosters growth and development gives you the skills and knowledge to be successful in your careers while helping us to empower students to achieve the greatest potential in their personal and academic development. We currently have the following openings and applicants are able to apply to multiple positions if interested. While first preference will be considered, placement will be based on a candidate’s experience and qualifications. Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your areas of interest. Full job descriptions for each Graduate Assistant position will be shared with candidates during the interview process.

Dates of Employment: August 2023– May, 2024. These are 9-month positions. The Graduate Assistant positions are renewable for a second year based on performance and the applicant remaining in a graduate program.


Office of Student Access and Accommodations (OSAA) – 1 opening
The Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Access and Accommodations (OSAA) works twenty hours per week to assist the Director of OSAA with daily operations of the office. This role will provide general experience in the OSAA office, focusing on the administrative needs to keep the workflow moving. The Graduate Assistant will also receive training and experience with proctoring exams, creation of marketing materials, and with the Dean of Students office with SSN (Student Support Network).


Center for Campus Life – 2 openings
The Graduate Assistants for the Center for Campus Life (CCL) will work with professional staff to plan and administer Campus Life programs and services to support engagement, retention, and student success at MCPHS. Responsibilities include major events planning (such as New Student Orientation, Student Club Fairs, and Family Weekend), student training and development programming, co-advising one or two of the center’s sponsored student organizations (i.e., Assembly of Clubs and Professional Organizations, Campus Activities Board, Intercultural Student Advocates, Orientation Leaders, or Student Government Association) the recruitment and selection for student leadership positions within the CCL, daily departmental operations, social media, and advertising campaigns, the oversight of student employees, and other campus life programming efforts. Possible night and weekend work may be required.


Residential Life – 2 openings
The Graduate Assistant for Residence Life is a part-time/live-In position that includes housing and a meal plan. The position will work with staff to manage daily operations of the halls, co-supervise an RA team, and participate in the ResLife On Call (ROC) duty rotation- including weekends, after-hours, break periods and holiday. When on-call, acts as the primary contact for on-campus emergencies or crises. The GA assists in creating educational programming, community development, staff training, staff selection, departmental assessment, conduct case adjudication, and is an active member of the Residence Life Professional Team.


Student Affairs – 1 opening
The Graduate Assistant for Student Affairs will work with staff to plan and administer student services including: assisting with the implementation of the Community Standards System; serve as a hearing officer and facilitate informal resolution processes; serve as a low level case manager for the Student Support Network, assist with the maintenance of the Student Affairs data and reporting systems; assist with the management of social media and website content; assist with the organization of Commencement; and the planning and execution of Student Affairs programming.

• Currently or will be pursuing a master’s degree in special education, higher education and/or student affairs administration, education, counseling or related field concurrently while in the position.
• Undergraduate clinical work, rehabilitation counseling, counseling, special education, student leadership, orientation, residence life, community service, or related experiences highly desired
• Must be comfortable working with various forms of technology, including social media
• Demonstrates teamwork and leadership while working with staff and students
• Available, visible, and approachable to students within the college community
• Ability to demonstrate discretion, confidentiality, and integrity while working with student and staff


Physical Requirements:
• Standing, sitting, manual dexterity, ability to move between offices and floors of buildings.
• Ability to meet deadlines and perform well under pressure.
• Ability to be physically in attendance at designated worksite during scheduled work hours and to work some evenings and weekends.
• Normal range of vision and hearing (with or without correction) · Ability to lift to 5-10 lbs.


Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.


We care about the health and safety of our students and employees and have implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy, requiring employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a medical or sincerely held religious belief may request an exemption.

About Us

Established in 1823, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is the oldest institution of higher education in Boston, a city that is home to many of the world’s top universities and healthcare institutions. We are one of the largest and most highly-ranked schools for health- and life-sciences, and our alumni and facaulty continually distinguish themselves in healthcare settings around the globe. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Our vision is to empower our Community to create a healthier, more equitable world, which we strive to achieve through our strategic priorities of collaboration, inclusion, success, sustainability, planning, and support.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical, vision, and dental insurance, generous time off, retirement and pension plans, and flexible work arrangements to support work/life balance for our employees while advancing the MCPHS strategic plan.

MCPHS is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates a diverse community. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law


  • Start Date: 8/1/2023 - Approximate
  • Education: Master's Degree Preferred
  • Work Experience: 0 - 2 years
  • Part/Full Time: Part-Time

Contact / Additional Information

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