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Graduate Assistant - Student Life

The Offices of Student Life at Gallatin seeks a Graduate Assistant to work an average of 20 hours per week during the academic year to carry out professional, administrative and planning responsibilities central to meeting the goals of our offices. This is a two-year position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advise roughly 4-7 student clubs and facilitate Gallatin student club development.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement a variety of student development initiatives and programming areas including: faculty/student discussions such as the Coffee House series; Black History Month; Gallatin Identity Spaces and other programs as they arise.
  • Support the Assistant Director of Student Life in the implementation of Gallatin Orientation Leader Training by facilitating leadership development training sessions and team-building activities.
  • Support the Office of Special Events and Programs and Office of Student Life in the administrative implementation of Gallatin Orientation in August and Gallatin Graduation in May through organized and efficient event management.
  •  Advise and monitor Orientation Leaders throughout the duration of the Fall academic semester ensuring their engagement with first year students.
  • Manage the organization and execution of Gallatin Small Group Meet-Ups.
  • Assist with marketing and online presence of the Office of Student Life and its programs.
  • Plan, coordinate, lead, and ensure the smooth operation of Gallatin Graduate Student Organization (GGSO).
  • Spearhead recruitment of MA students to become GGSO members. Manage event planning, along with any other GGSO activities, to build intellectual community in the MA program.
  • Help design, develop and implement new programming for graduate and undergraduate students that builds a sense of community among students. Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Student Life.


The successful candidate must be a self-starter with strong interest in working with students and developing alternative and co-curricular educational programs; strong communication and organizational skills; the ability to interact with undergraduates and graduate student peers; the ability to facilitate training sessions, present, and speak to a medium to large size audience; strong event planning and management skills with prior experience executing small-, mid-, and large-scale events; and the ability to manage a wide range of duties and assignments within the 20-hour/week work schedule. This position requires creativity and innovation in developing educational programs for student leaders. Past experience with student organizations, student council, event management and student programming is also required. NOTE: Preference will be given to qualified candidates who are able to start work in mid-August 2023.

Work Schedule

An average of 20 hours per week for 30 weeks during the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). Evening and weekend work is expected and anticipated.


The Gallatin Graduate Assistantship stipend will be $24,525 for the 2023-2024 academic year. In addition to the stipend, GAships also include tuition remission for the 40-credit degree requirement (12 credits per semester for fall and spring in year one; and 12 credits fall and 4 credits spring in year two) plus student health benefits. Since GAs receive tuition remission, they are not eligible for additional scholarship aid from Gallatin or NYU. Please note that GA positions are covered under the Local 2110 NYU graduate student collective bargaining agreement. Union dues (or applicable agency fees in lieu of dues) may apply.