The Institute for European Studies seeks graduate assistants (GAs) for the 2017-2018 academic year to assist with varied administrative support, technical and research duties.
Eligibility: Any PhD student with G901 status during the 2017-2018 academic year (i.e. coursework and exams have been completed, but working on dissertation.)
Hours: The position requires twenty (20) hours of work per week
Stipend: Approximately $15,750, paid over a 10-month period
Health Insurance: Student health coverage is provided for the academic year
Deadline: Applications for AY2017-18 will be accepted through May 30.
The graduate assistant is responsible for helping to maintain the EURO office, as well as assisting with various projects undertaken by the department. Some of the tasks are ongoing; others occur periodically throughout the school year. Each graduate assistant has primary responsibility for a major project, which may be one of the following:
Technical Assistance: database maintenance, web work, email list management
Grant Projects: compilation and collection of data for various grant reports, collection of data for reports, edit newsletter
Outreach: assist with various educational and public outreach projects, event organization, preparation of text for outreach materials, publicity
In addition, each graduate assistant is expected to assist with office duties, such as answering telephones and taking complete phone messages, making photo copies, sorting mail, scheduling appointments, and assisting the director, assistant director, and program specialist with projects as needed.
The ideal candidates will be team-oriented, able to multi-task, work independently, and manage projects. Knowledge derived from travel or study abroad in Europe and of one or more European languages as well as an interest in European issues are desirable. In addition, sound organizational and writing skills, the ability to communicate effectively, and the ability to use computers and use or learn various programs is required. EURO currently uses Microsoft Office programs, Outlook email, Excel, and WCMS web management system. The ideal candidate will have either technical/web-related skills or research/writing-based skills. Priority will be given to students who are pursuing a graduate degree related to the study of Europe.
Please send a cover letter and CV addressed to Liese Hilgeman, EURO Assistant Director via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday May 30.
Some positions require graduate work study eligibility. Please complete the FAFSA form (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/) if you have not done so.