Graduate Assistant-Academic Affairs

Department:   Academic Affairs

Term:   Spring 2019

Hours/Week:    20

 Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.

Position Summary:  

The Dean’s Office within the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) is seeking a highly motivated Graduate Assistant (GA) to oversee the development, design, and launch of the first SGPS newsletter. The selected candidate, working in close collaboration with the Dean and Associate Dean, will help to hone the vision for the School newsletter, actively pursue and frame stories of interest to our internal and external constituencies, serve as the primary copywriter and editor, and build the publication into a widely read source for news on graduate studies at Southern. The Graduate Assistant will gather research and conduct outreach to draft stories highlighting program innovation at SCSU, student and faculty profiles, successful alumni, regional business partnerships, career trends connected into SCSU’s graduate degree programs, and other stories of interest through their various connection channels. As a complementary effort, the incumbent will support content generation for the development of marketing campaigns, digital and print-based advertisements, website updates, and social media outreach through their newsletter research and internal/external connections. Other duties may be assigned as needed to support the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. 


Applicants must possess superior written and verbal communication skills, creative problem solving skills, and a strong internal drive.  Applicants with training and/or prior experience in publishing, journalism, graphic design, and/or creative writing are especially encouraged to apply. The GA must be able to lead high-level projects and develop both internal and external connections with limited supervision in a tactful, strategic, and professional manner. The selected GA must be available to work 20 hours per week (Monday-Friday) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Hours are flexible. 

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three (3) references to:

Ian Canning, Associate Dean,
School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Location:  Buley Library, 4th Floor (Suite 444)