Financial Aid

Graduate Assistant - Admissions

Part-Time - Year Round - 20 Hours Per Week
The student must be enrolled full-time during the Fall and Spring Semesters.
(please review the enrollment requirements found on the Graduate Assistantships web page)

Summary of Duties:

The Graduate Assistant will assist in the administrative tasks of the Admissions Office.

Major Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Provide support to Guest Program Coordinator as needed with the increase of campus guests as the number and quality of visits continues to increase.
  • Manage the Overnight and Shadow Programs offered to prospective students.
  • Assist in management of Tour Guide Program which includes recruitment, training and development of students to help make it an elite program on campus.
  • Conduct admissions and enrollment management research and analysis projects.
  • Serve as the liaison between Admissions and Student Financial Planning.
  • Analyze and collect data on the net price calculator.
  • Coordinate peer meetings between Admissions and Student Financial Planning.
  • Review and analyze visitor evaluations to improve all visit programs in terms of the quantity, quality and content of events.
  • Prepare and manage the non-prospective visit programs (i.e. middle school and 9th grade trips and presentations.)
  • Interview prospective students.
  • Review files of prospective students as needed.
  • Attend and support all Admissions special events.
  • Give tours as needed.
  • Assist Admissions counselors with communication to prospective students.
  • Represent Alvernia University at college fairs as needed.
  • Maintain records and confidential data
  • Become familiar with general financial aid regulations, applications and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Principal Internal Working Relationships:  Enrollment Team (Admissions and Student Financial Planning)

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in an Alvernia graduate program.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Prioritize work, manage time, and multitask appropriately with attention to detail.
  • Professional writing skills.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook Programs.
  • Must be flexible and will to work as part of a team and as an individual.
  • Overall knowledge of higher education.
  • Maintain a 3.0 Cumulative GPA in graduate education at Alvernia University

Send application/resume to:

Lisa Venkler
Office of Student Financial Planning
Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607


Alvernia is a growing co-educational Catholic Franciscan institution dedicated to academic and professional leadership based in the liberal arts tradition. Its suburban 85-acre campus outside Reading is within a ninety-minute drive to New York, Princeton, and Philadelphia. Alvernia University is committed to equal opportunity. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of our campus are encouraged to apply.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Posting Date: July 31, 2014

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