Graduate Assistant Needed Women’s Center –Tufts University

Founded in 1972, the Tufts Women’s Center is a community and educational space open to people of all genders and identities. Our mission is to work toward justice and equalityof all peoples, and we approach this work through an intersectional feminist lens. The Women’s Center is one of 6 identity-based centers within the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion (DSDI) at Tufts. The Women’s Center works to support our students and community members by developing impactful programming, facilitating events, and providing material and personal resources. To learn more about our work, please visit https://students.tufts.edu/division-student-diversity-and-inclusion/womens-center.

We are currently seeking a part-time (10-15 hours/week) Graduate Assistant for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Graduate Assistant at the Women’s Center will play an integral role in contributing to the Center’s programs and resources, student engagement, and graduate student outreach. Currently enrolled graduate students in the Boston area of all genders and identities are welcome to apply.The Women’s Center Graduate Assistant will gain experience developing and facilitating programming, directly supporting students, and collaborating with a variety of staff and faculty members across the Tufts campus. It is critical that the Graduate Assistant approach this work with an intentional, intersectional framework, with an eye toward how gender and patriarchal oppression overlaps with other forms of systemic injustice.The Graduate Assistant will report to and work directly with the Assistant Director of the Women’s Center. The position is currently planned to be in-person on the Medford/Somerville campus, with some space for remotework options. 

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Jessica Mitzner Scully (she/her), the Assistant Director of the Women’s Center at Jessica.Mitzner@tufts.edu. 

The priority deadline for applications is October 8, 2021.

Graduate Assistant Responsibilities

•Contribute to the conceptualizing, organizing, andoversight of the Women’s Center events and resources

•Help support and mentor the Women’s Center’s undergraduatestudent interns

•Conduct outreach and plan events for Tufts graduate students

•Represent the Women’s Center at various events and outreach activities

•Support the Assistant Director and Senior Director with other duties as assignedBasic Requirements

•Ability to work 10-15 hours/week and availability to work occasional evenings, nights, and/or weekends

•Understanding of intersectional feminism and strong commitment to equity and justice

•Ability to foster a supportive, student-centered environment 

•Ability to work well both individually and collaboratively, with members of staff and with other people/groups in the Tufts community

•Dependability, flexibility, and ability to maintain confidentiality 

•Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Excellent written and oral communication skills Preferred Qualifications

•Experience working with and supervising undergraduate students 

•Experience with event planning

•Experience facilitating groups or teaching workshops in a classroom

 •Experience with socialmedia managementCompensation

•$20.00/hour, 10-15 hours per week

•Position runs through May 2022, with possibilityof extending the position for the 2022-2023 academic year

At the discretion of the Senior Director & Assistant Director Please note that the Women’s Center is an old building that has not been updated for greater physical accessibility. The entrance of the building has four small steps leading up to the front door, and the interior features a narrow staircase as well as some small spaces, like the downstairs bathroom. People who use wheelchairs and some other mobility aids may have difficulty accessing the building. If you have additional accessibility questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for more information.

Graduate Research Assistant for NSF-funded Science Education Project

This is a graduate research assistant (RA) position for the academic year 2020/21 in science education funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The project studies how undergraduate learning assistants and graduate teaching assistants (LAs and TAs) can support student learning in introductory chemistry and physics lectures. The RA’s responsibilities will include: collecting classroom videos; scheduling and conducting research interviews of students, LAs, and TAs; managing video and interview data; and contributing to data analysis.

The RA will work in a highly collaborative team including the PI (Ira Caspari, Tufts Departments of Chemistry and Education), two co-PIs (Vesal Dini, Tufts Department of Physics and Astronomy & Hannah Sevian, UMass Boston Department of Chemistry), and undergraduate research assistants. The project will be conducted in introductory chemistry and physics lectures at Tufts and UMass Boston. In the fall 2020 semester, all lectures involved in the study and all components of the research will be conducted online. It is not established yet whether classes and research will be conducted in-person or online in the spring 2021 semester.

Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in a Tufts graduate program.
  • Interest and abilities to interview students, LAs, and TAs about their learning and teaching.
  • Comfort discussing topics in chemistry and physics.

Work Schedule

The position is for the academic year 2020/21 with 20 hours/week for 9 academic months.

To Apply

Please contact the PI, Ira Caspari, with any questions. To apply, send the following items to the PI, via email (ira.caspari@tufts.edu):

  • 1. A cover letter
  • 2. A curriculum vitae
  • 3. A writing sample
  • 4. Unofficial or official copies of all undergraduate (and if applicable graduate) transcripts
  • 5. A reference with their contact information who are willing to be contacted by the PI

The cover letter should explain the applicant’s interest in the position and why they are a good fit for the position, based on alignment with the required qualifications and any other desirable qualifications (e.g., past experience relevant to the job responsibilities).

Graduate Testing Coordinator

Employer: Tufts University, Student Accessibility Services  

Job Type: On-campus

Job Category: Administrative Support

Job Description: The Student Accessibility Services office (or SAS) provides academic and non-academic accommodations to students on the Medford campus, SMFA, and the Fletcher school, and operates Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.  SAS is seeking two graduate students, to oversee the SAS Exam Proctoring Program for extended time students in the Lincoln Filene space. The position will take place Monday-Thursday 9am to 5pm with flexible Friday dates. The Graduate Testing Coordinators will also be responsible for other administrative duties, as assigned.

Additional information about the GTC will support can be found below:

  • The GTC will support the opening of the new space and manage it. Proctors will work with faculty or staff in academic departments to secure exams, proctor students taking exams, as well as ensuring exams are scanned after completion.

Job Requirements: Applicants must be in a graduate program at Tufts. Applicants must be able to work on average 12-15 hours/ week, in the SAS office space during business hours. Applicants should be able to commit to regular staff meetings during the academic year (these will be scheduled during the time that the applicant is due to be in the office). Experience working with people with disabilities is preferred but not necessary. Applicants must be reliable, well organized, detail oriented, flexible and willing to take independent initiative to resolve problems as they arise. Excellent oral and written skills are required and respect for confidentiality must be maintained.

Interested applicants should send an email with a cover letter, resume, and all work availability Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm to Samantha Brumer at Samantha.Brumer@tufts.edu. The application deadline is Wednesday, January 22nd at 11:59pm.

Available openings: 2

Hours: 12-15 hours/week

Compensation: $18/hr

Contact Name: Samantha Brumer

Work Location: Lincoln Filene and the Student Accessibility Services, Dowling Hall Suite 720

Start date: Ideally the week of February 3rd, but may be flexible.