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Grad Assistantships

Graduate Assistant for Community Partner Engagement

Volunteer and Service Learning Center

Boston College


Job Responsibilities

1.      Community Partners

a.     Monitor and respond to inquiries made to the email account

b.     Research new community partnerships in Boston area

c.     Maintain and update the VSLC Volunteer Database weekly

d.     Communicate group service opportunities for students

2.     First Year Service Program

a.     Establish and maintain relationships with Boston community partners

b.     Weekly supervision of  the student leadership team

c.     Establish number of total volunteer placements

d.     Facilitate placements of all student volunteers by October/February

e.     Provide resources and advisement for student-led reflection groups and community building

f.      Site visits and occasional service with student volunteers

3.     Jemez Pueblo Service Exchange Leader:

a.     Provide support and advisement for the 2 undergraduate leaders

b.     Assist in all facets of the program planning for both legs of the exchange

                                               i.     Jemez-to-BC        (November)

                                             ii.     BC-to-Jemez         (January)

c.     Meet with team leaders weekly and attend all team meetings

d.     Travel with team to New Mexico for one week in early January

4.     VSLC Transportation

a.     Coordinate schedule for van usage by VSLC and other organizations on campus 

b.     Communicate and monitor compliance with van use policies

c.     Respond to all requests for VSLC van

d.     Maintain records and systems for fuel, maintenance, etc.

5.     General Office Support

a.     Weekly staff meetings

b.     Greeting of visitors, answering the phone, advising walk-in students

c.     Assisting the director or assistant director with projects, as needed


This position is best suited for students who do not have significant academic time commitments beyond their courses (i.e. field placements). Familiarity with service and justice work in the context of Jesuit, Catholic higher education is an advantage. The successful candidate will be a flexible, creative, self-starter with an attention to detail and the ability to balance assignments with unexpected interruptions that require consideration. 

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letters to Priority will be given to applications received by 4/17/14. 
Compensation:  This is a 20 hour per week assistantship, which offers a $9000 stipend for the academic year and 5 courses for the academic year (as needed).