Alumni Engagement Office

Reports to: Ms. Cara Green, Dr. Renee Zehel

Description:

Join a creative and collaborative team of professional staff working to advance the needs of the University through effective and innovative fundraising and alumni engagement practices.

The selected Graduate Assistant (GA) will have a range of responsibilities including: survey development and administration; creating, developing, and executing event programming; volunteer and database management; donor relationship management; and communication management to include social media plans, marketing plans, phone, e-mail, direct mail, newsletter, and blog creation and maintenance. The GA will also have the opportunity to network with alumni in all regions who can assist in strengthening his or her professional network, help identify job opportunities, and act as a mentor.  The GA will also have the opportunity to work with a direct supervisor to select an area of interest to develop a special project.

The GA will be an integral member of the University Advancement team and will leave this assistantship with direct experience in building the necessary programs for successful outreach to alumni parents, and friends of Marywood. 

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Art Galleries

Reports to: Ms. Marguerite Fuller, Dr. Christa Irwin

Description:

The University Art Galleries are seeking a full-time graduate assistant. The Graduate assistant will provide support and assistance to the art galleries' operations including: all exhibition installations; facility maintenance; update and expansion of electronic calendar listings, web page, and social media; assistance with publishing activities and press releases; Suraci Collection research, records, maintenance, storage, and display; help with management of work study students; support to The Maslow Collection; exhibition planning and gallery administration; educational outreach and interpretation activities; receptions, lectures, and special events.

Prior gallery or exhibition experience preferred.

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Athletics and Recreation Department

Reports to: Dr. Mary Jo Gunning

Description:

The Department of Athletics and Recreation is seeking a full-time Graduate Assistant for the 2018-19 academic year.  Responsibilities include: summer camp development and promotion; community outreach program development including sports clinics; athletic administrative management; and general assistance for the Men's Basketball program.  Good communication skills (both oral and written) and strong interpersonal skills are preferred; understanding of and some experience with marketing, athletics, and/or recreation is a plus.

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College of Arts and Sciences

Reports to: Dr. Frances Zauhar

Description:

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking a full-time graduate assistant. Responsibilities include: assisting the Departments within the College in the online promotion of their programs and activities. The successful applicant for this position will be able to: assist faculty in maintaining the web-based presence and developing social media presence for the College and these Departments; coordinate communication with prospective applicants, prospective students, and accepted students; provide modest oversight to current student volunteers who will be in contact with future students; and assist with data collection and analysis of media contacts.  Experience with web design and professional use of social media is required. Good communication skills (especially writing and editing skills) and the ability to work well with a variety of people are strongly preferred; understanding of and some experience with marketing a plus.

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English and Foreign Languages Department

Reports to: Dr. Erin Sadlack, Dr. Helen Bittel, Dr. Bill Conlogue, Dr. Ann Cerminaro-Costanzi

Description:

The Department of English and Foreign Languages is seeking  a full-time graduate assistant to work with faculty members on individual research projects. The graduate assistant will use a variety of qualitative research techniques, ranging from searching scholarly databases to doing primary research on site in local libraries, museums, and historical societies. He/She will also have the chance to work with gifted writers and learn from them about the craft of framing, outlining, and laying the foundation for long­ term research projects as well as the writing and editing practices that lead to more polished prose.

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History, Criminology, & Sociology Programs

Reports to: Dr. Jeremy Rich, Dr. Patrick Seffrin, Dr. Hannarae Lee, Dr. Jeffrey Clutter

Description:

The History, Criminal Justice and Sociology programs are seeking a full-time graduate assistant to assist faculty research efforts.  The graduate assistant duties will include: 1) conducting research using the Marywood library databases and Google scholar; 2) working with library staff to acquire research articles as well as book chapters that may not be available directly through databases such as EBSCO host and Google scholar; 3) coding data and developing statistical methods for analyzing data; 4) reading and summarizing peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters; 5) finding and downloading data from websites such as ICPSR; 6) listening to interview recordings and detecting errors in written transcripts; 7) working on departmental and related websites; 8) attending weekly or bi­weekly meetings with other Marywood faculty to discuss the results of these inquires.

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Nutrition, Athletic Training & Exercise Science Department

Reports to: Ms. Shelby Yeager, Ms. Lindsay Howard

Description:

The Nutrition, Athletic Training & Exercise Science Department is seeking a  full-time graduate assistant for the Human Physiology Laboratory (HPL) to advance research in the areas of sports nutrition, athletic training and exercise science, and to strengthen the University and Community outreach of the Athletic Training & Exercise Science (ATES) programs. The graduate assistant will be highly-involved in faculty and peer research in the HPL, assisting with volunteer recruiting, data collection which utilizes all lab equipment and follows strict safety procedures, and data analysis. Additionally the graduate assistant will assist in the preparation of grant proposals, research abstracts and presentations for local, national and/or international conferences. The graduate assistant will provide academic support in the HPL through classroom support and a peer-mentoring program. She/he will also support the HPL and affiliated programs via increasing outreach on social media, ATES club programming, and other activities in the HPL. Preference will be given to students with a background in nutrition and/or exercise science and a willingness to conduct a research project.

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Nutrition, Athletic Training & Exercise Science Department

Reports to: Dr. Diane DellaValle, Ms. Jessica Bodzio

Description:

The Department of Nutrition, Athletic Training & Exercise Science is seeking a full-time graduate assistant to support all department faculty with research, grant writing, data collection and analysis, international experiences and manuscript development.  The graduate assistant will assist faculty with literature reviews, collecting and analyzing data, drafting manuscripts, and developing posters and presentation slides. Additionally the graduate assistant will assist with data collection related to the accredited programs and work with the program directors to develop effective QA data presentations.  As well as other duties assigned by the supervisors.

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Office of International Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion and LEAP

Reports to: Dr. Lia Pamiter, Ms. Nancy Maloney

Description:

The International, Diversity and Inclusion and LEAP offices are seeking a full time graduate assistant. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the three offices in the online promotion of their programs, newsletters, social media presence and activities.
  • Assisting the offices in educational events/efforts around inclusion, equality and social justice issues.
  • Development and facilitation of Study Abroad meetings, pre/post trip meetings, fairs and acculturation (International, student of color and Latino high school students) events.
  • Fostering collaboration among students, faculty and staff in response to the academic, social and physical needs of International students and students of color.
  • Conducting research activities (e.g. literature reviews) on related issues.

Good communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to work well with a variety of people are strongly preferred. Experience with web design and social media is preferred.

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Office of Service Learning and Community Service

Reports to: Mrs. Ann O'Brien, Sr. Catherine Luxner, Sr. John Michele Southwick

Description:

The Office of Service-Learning and Community Service, located within Campus Ministry, seeks a full-time graduate assistant to support the administrative work of researching, planning, communicating, evaluating and facilitating all details related to the campus engagement in community service and service-learning. This position requires a commitment to the mission and core values of Marywood, an interest in community engagement, organizational skills, attention to details, skill in collaboration and teamwork and strong oral and written communication skills.

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Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development

Reports to: Mr. Ross Novak, Ms. Kimberly Coleman

Description:

The Student Activities and Leadership Development Office is seeking a full time graduate assistant. The successful candidate for this position will be engaged in the following activities: selecting, hiring, training, and supervising five Marywood Commuter Committee student leaders; developing commuter-specific events and services designed to engage traditional commuter students, non­-traditional students, and online students with the ultimate goal of improving retention; developing programs geared toward educating the university community on the student conduct system; developing, coordinating and facilitating conduct board and student leader training workshops; and assisting the Dean of Students with the administration and implementation of the university conduct process.

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Office of Student Success, Disabilities Services and Career Development Center

Reports to: Ms. Meghan Cruciani, Ms. Diane Webber, Ms. Christiana Brundage

Description:

The Office of Student Success is seeking a full-time graduate assistant in the offices within the Student Success areas, primarily with the Office of Disability Services and the Career Development Center.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the coordination (scheduling, preparation and implementation) of accommodation plans for students  with disabilities
  • Managing the note taking staff including recruitment and training of note takers and providing notes to the appropriate students
  • Assisting students and alumni with career-related tasks such as resume and cover letter creation, mock interviews, data collection and analysis, and job-search initiatives
  • Assist with data collection and analysis to produce evidence-based reports of student success in attaining employment

The successful candidate should be well-organized, able to work independently, and possess strong technology skills.  He/She should also be conscientious concerning the confidential and sensitive issues handled with the area of Student Success.

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Psychology and Counseling Department

Reports to: Dr. Edward Crawley, Dr. Estelle Campenni, Dr. Edward O'Brien

Description:

The Psychology program is seeking a full time graduate research assistant. The research assistant will be involved in all aspects of the research process from conducting library searches, to experimental design, data collection and analysis, public presentation of results, and grant writing. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to co-author at least one professional presentation and, depending on their level of contribution, may be able to co-author a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The research assistant will provide tutoring to students enrolled in psychology statistics courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The Research Assistant is required to complete the Collaborative Institution Training Initiative (CITI).

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Psychology and Counseling Department

Reports to: Dr. Richard Behun, Dr. Jennifer Barna, Dr. Janet Muse-Burke

Description:

The Counseling Program is seeking a full time graduate assistant with a strong interest in professional counseling.   The graduate assistant will engage in a collaborative learning and supervision experience working with faculty, current and prospective  graduate  students, undergraduate  students, advisory  council members,  and supervisors. The graduate assistant will be involved in research activities and tasks including: (1) literature reviews; (2) data collection, analysis and interpretation; (3) writing manuscripts; and (4) professional presentation development and facilitation.  Additionally, the graduate assistant will manage program services such as the program website, Facebook, and Moodle pages and assist with program survey development,  data collection, and  analysis.  The successful candidate should be familiar with Moodle, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Experience with survey and basic website design would be helpful but is not required.

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Research and Sponsored Programs: Grants in Action, HESA Program

Reports to: Rosemary Shaver, Jennifer Mudge

Description:

The Graduate Assistant for HESA Program Administration will report to the HESA Assistant Director, who is responsible for the administration, development and implementation of the HESA program in 10 countries in Africa.  The Graduate Assistant for HESA Evaluation will report to the HESA Assistant Director and coordinate with the HESA Evaluator, who is responsible for implementing HESA program evaluation.  The Graduate Assistant will gain knowledge of nonprofit program management, grants management, evaluation and cross-cultural competency.  He/She will collaborate with staff in ASEC's offices in the United States and Africa.

Responsibilities:

  • Enter and manage quantitative data in SPSS and/or Excel files, as well as in ASEC's database
  • Enter and code qualitative data, in NVivo or Excel files, including transcription
  • Support the preparation of evaluation reports
  • Support annual program reporting, e.g. grant reporting, faculty meetings, ASEC Advisory Board, newsletter
  • Support and/or engage in communication with staff in Africa to obtain information needed for program evaluation and monitoring
  • Support the HESA evaluator in fulfilling his/her responsibilities for reporting of evaluation data, contributing to data organization and analysis
  • Support the monitoring of program participants, HESA workshops, and evaluation data
  • Assist ongoing development of student and program manuals, policies, or procedures
  • Assist HESA grant management, e.g. entering and reviewing student lists for tuition processing, recording invoice data, and monitoring delivery of grant activities
  • Assist ongoing development of student and program manuals, policies, or procedures
  • Assist in editing and updating evaluation forms and surveys as necessary
  • Assist in creating program manuals, policies, or procedures as needed

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Research and Sponsored Programs: Grants in Action, HESA Program

Reports to: Rosemary Shaver

Description:

The Graduate Assistant for HESA Program Administration will report to the HESA Assistant Director, who is responsible for the administration, development and implementation of the HESA program in 10 countries in Africa.  The Graduate Assistant will gain knowledge of nonprofit program management, evaluation, and cross-cultural competency.  He/She will collaborate with staff in ASEC's offices in the United States and Africa.

Responsibilities:

  •  File documents in student and partner files through document management systems, ASEC database
  • Enter and maintain student data, attendance numbers, and partner information into ASEC database and/or excel files
  • Enter and maintain program activity data
  • Maintain and monitor the HESA administrative email account
  • Support development of programmatic documents, e.g. recruitment materials, memos, informational materials, and agreements
  • Support annual program reporting, e.g grant reporting, faculty meetings, ASEC Advisory Board, newsletter
  • Support monitoring of student progress in HESA program
  • Support monitoring of grant activities, e.g. workshops, evaluation data
  • Assist administrative communication with students, faculty, staff and partners
  • Assist coordination with ASEC Africa staff for HESA program delivery
  • Assist HESA grant management, e.g. entering/reviewing student lists for tuition processing, recording invoice data, and monitoring delivery of grant activities
  • Assist ongoing development of student and program manuals, policies, or procedures

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Research and Sponsored Programs: Grants in Action, SLDI Program

Reports to: Jaime Herrmann, Jennifer Mudge

Description:

The Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) program, the largest program run by ASEC, provides leadership and technology training to Catholic sisters in ten African countries. The program equips sisters with the leadership, technology, and collaboration skills they need to work effectively in their ministries and to improve the social, economic, health, education and environmental conditions in their areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Enter and manage quantitative data in SPSS and/or Excel files, as well as in ASEC's database.
  • Enter and code qualitative data, in NVivo or Excel files, including transcription as needed.
  • Support the Evaluation Manager in producing SLDI evaluation reports, and in preparing grant proposals
  • Assist in editing and updating evaluation forms and surveys as necessary.
  • Support the monitoring of program participants, SLDI workshops, and evaluation data. Assist in creating program evaluation manuals, policies, or procedures as needed.
  • Support and/or engage in communication with staff in Africa to obtain information needed for program evaluation.
  • Participate in generating news stories for the website, social media, and newsletter whenever possible
  • Engage in other program evaluation tasks, as needed.

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Research and Sponsored Programs: Grants in Action, SLDI Program

Reports to: Jaime Herrmann

Description:

The Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) program, the largest program run by ASEC, provides leadership and technology training to Catholic sisters in ten African countries.  The program equips sisters with the leadership, technology, and collaboration skills they need to work effectively in their ministries and to improve the social, economic, health, education and environmental conditions in their areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Update SLDI recruitment materials/forms as needed
  • Support the monitoring of program participants, SLDI workshops, and evaluation data.  Assist in creating program manuals, policies, or procedures as needed.
  • Support communication with staff in Africa to obtain dates and program materials, including program reports and evaluation forms.
  • Support the development of program documents as directed, including informational materials.
  • Participate in generating news stories for the website, social media, and newsletter.
  • Support in preparing grant reports, grant proposals and the annual Advisory Board meeting materials
  • Assist in program evaluation as needed

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Research and Sponsored Programs: Human Participants Protection

Reports to: Ms. Courene Loftus

Description:

Human Participants Protection and Research and Sponsored Programs seeks a full-time graduate assistant to provide support for research compliance and sponsored programs. Responsibilities include performing administrative review of IRB and ERC applications, assisting researchers with the submission process, following the status of reports and expiring studies, assisting  in the planning and presentation of training, identifying funding opportunities, and participating in pre-award writing activities and maintaining funding databases. The graduate assistant student applicant should have strong writing, editing, communication and customer service skills. Training will be provided specific to use of databases and other Internet-based management  tools  necessary for this position.

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School of Architecture

Reports to: Mrs. Maria MacDonald

Description:

The Marywood University School of Architecture is seeking a full-time graduate assistant who will be dedicated to archiving and managing the storage of donated historic documentation of local architecture and student work that will be used for architectural accreditation site visit in 2019. The graduate assistant will work with the School of Architecture to develop a well-organized physical archive of these documents, and digitally document collected student work. The tasks associated with this position include editing organizing, photographing, and digitally documenting the existing collection of student work.

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School of Business & Global Innovation

Reports to: Dr. Art Comstock

Description:

The School of Business & Global Innovation is seeking a full time graduate assistant to serve as a researcher for the Pacer Fund.  Responsibilities include: financial research and administrative support for the Pacer Investment Fund; assisting the faculty mentor, Dr. Art Comstock, and other Business faculty members with data collection, research, and grant possibilities; and providing additional organizational assistance for the operations of the   School.

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School of Education

Reports to: Dr. Patricia Arter

Description:

The School of Education is seeking a full-time graduate assistant to assist with research tasks including working with a campus-based transition program for individuals with autism.  The graduate assistant will be involved in research data collection, entry, and analysis. Individual must be organized and able to multi-task. Ability to interact and collaborate effectively and professionally with a variety of stakeholders including faculty, community members and students (including those with disabilities) is a must. Experience with individuals with autism and instructional technologies, and website development is helpful but not necessary.

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Science, Math & Computer Science Department

Reports to: Dr. Mary Lynn Grayeski

Description:

The Marywood Science, Math and Computer Science Department is seeking a full-time graduate assistant who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry or Biotechnology and who possesses basic laboratory skills to work for one academic year (20hr/week) on research involving the  investigation of luminescence and its enhancement for potential  analytical method development for biological analytes.  Under the supervision of Dr. Mary Lynn Grayeski, the graduate assistant is expected to be involved in the development of the research project and work independently to execute the research by using the current literature, maintaining a lab notebook, developing and troubleshooting  research protocols,  and communicating the results  with the scientific  community.

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Science, Math & Computer Science Department

Reports to: Dr. Deanne Garver

Description:

The Marywood Science, Math and Computer Science Department is seeking a full-time graduate student with a B.S. or B.A. degree in Science (Biology, Chemistry or Biotechnology preferred) to work for one academic year (20hrs/week) in the area of medicinal and analytical chemistry as well as biological action of natural products. Primary activities include: extraction of natural products from organic plants, evaluation of the components found in natural products by mass spectrometry and analysis of the biological activity of the resulting isolated compounds. Some chemical synthesis may be done, if appropriate.

Required Skills/Experience include : previous laboratory research experience is highly preferred (academic or industry); ability to conduct scientific literature searches; ability to maintain a detailed and authentic laboratory notebook; ability to work both independently and in a team setting; and ability to write effectively and present results both at Marywood and at outside venues.

 

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Science, Math & Computer Science Department

Reports to: Dr. Christopher Brey, Dr. Wen Cheng

Description:

The Marywood Science, Math and Computer Science Department's C. e/egans laboratory is seeking a highly motivated graduate student with a background in genetics, molecular biology and basic laboratory skills to work as a full-time graduate assistant for one academic year (20hr/week) on a biomedical research project. Computer Science skills a plus. The primary activities include but are not limited to: transforming  C. elegans via microinjection; conducting microscopy (light and fluorescence); conducting nematode and bacterial colony maintenance; performing basic molecular techniques (PCR, cloning, nucleic acid extractions, RE etc.); and meeting with the laboratory primary investigators on a weekly basis to discuss research progress.  Required skills include: willingness/ability to take direction and work in a team based environment; Biology BS or related degree; aseptic working technique; and basic math and statistic knowledge.

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Science, Math, & Computer Science Department

Reports to: Dr. Lisa Antoniacci

Description:

The Marywood Science, Math and Computer Science department is seeking a full-time graduate assistant with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry or Biotechnology to work for one academic year (20hr/week) under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Antoniacci.  Previous experience as a lab assistant, a research student, and/or a position in the biotech industry is preferred. The research involves several facets of chromatin activity and the regulation of this activity at the nuclear envelope in yeast. The graduate assistant will be expected to 1). Use the current literature to sustain the research project, 2). Maintain a detailed lab notebook, 3). Optimize and troubleshoot research protocols, 4). Work independently in a lab setting, and 5). Communicate findings/data with the scientific community.

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Social Science Department & School of Social Work

Reports to: Dr. Karen Rich & Dr. Patrick Seffrin

Description:

The Marywood Social Science and Social Work Departments are seeking a full-time research assistant.  The research assistant will be given the opportunity to participate in the development of research on sexual and dating violence from criminal justice and social work perspectives. Duties will include: 1) data entry; 2) transposing written surveys into electronic versions using RedCap and other methods; 3) conducting searches using Marywood library databases (e.g. EBSCOhost and Google scholar; 4) acquiring research articles and book chapters not available directly through library databases; 5) summarizing the key points of journal articles and book chapters; 6) downloading relevant data from websites; 7) reviewing transcriptions for errors; and 8) attending meetings with supervising faculty to discuss the results of these inquires. Additionally, there may be an opportunity to accompany one or both researchers to present the findings at conferences on interpersonal violence/criminal justice.

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