Financial Aid

Graduate Assistant – Academic Support

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 Academic Support Graduate Assistant (GA) is a graduate student position with some supervisory responsibilities. The GA is responsible for the development and implementation of a variety of academic support programs in the Academic Success Center. The responsibilities listed below are shared between two Graduate Assistants in the Academic Support portion of the Academic Success Center.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Work a total of 20 hours per week,
  • Help organize and maintain the Center by coordinating the tutors' schedules at the beginning of each semester, keeping the online scheduling system up-to-date, and assisting with tutor training and other workshops.
  • Using advanced knowledge of WCONLINE, assist tutors and clients with:
    • Registering for an account
    • Scheduling an appointment
    • Submitting a Client Report Form
    • Accessing the end of session survey
  • Complete weekly Athlete Reports
  • Reconcile time sheets bi-weekly
  • Update bulletin boards each semester
  • Maintain Center webpages and PAX site
  • Update tutor items each semester: Name tags, manuals, schedules, course preferences, bios, etc.
  • Assist with test proctoring responsibilities in the university’s Disability Services office.
  • Develop and present group and individual workshops on topics related to academic success.
  • Tutor students across the curriculum in:
    • Writing skills/APA Style
    • General studies
    • Other subjects as determined by individual GA skill
  • Mentor students on academic success topics
  • Assist in the organization of course-specific study groups and review sessions
  • Create supplemental learning materials, including but not limited to:
    • Mini guides on topics needed for student success
    • Handouts for use by tutors when assisting students:
      • Web pages and files
  • Work with faculty members to find tutors for courses in subjects beyond math and writing during the winterim and summer sessions
  • Serve as a role model and mentor to student tutors and tutees by demonstrating appropriate business etiquette, stellar customer service, and genuine concern for the success of the ASC’s clients
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional reliability, good judgment and appropriate utilization of resources, include work study time

Additional responsibilities:

  • Maintain exemplary academic status in the graduate program in which he/she is enrolled.
  • Participation in campus wide activities such as enrollment, orientation, open houses, and commencement events.
  • Participate in Academic Affairs meetings and events
  • Other duties as assigned by the Academic Learning Specialist for Academic Support

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and current enrollment in an Alvernia graduate program.
  • Commitment to the mission statement, core values and goals of Alvernia University.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A knowledge and ability to communicate basic math concepts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
  • Willingness to work both as an individual and as part of a team.

 Send application and 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 121-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: March 2, 2018

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