Summer 2021 Graduate Assistant – Connections Program

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Job location: Worcester

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-06-23
Req: R0001387

Summer 2021 Graduate Assistant – Connections Program




Multicultural Affairs - JM


Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI



Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the OMA Professional Staff in the development of Connections Program Assistant training modules and Canvas webpage.
  • Work with the Lead Connections Program Assistants to execute preparatory tasks for Pre-Orientation.
  • Serve as a peer mentor for the Connections Program Assistants during Connections training and Pre-Orientation.
  • Foster an inclusive community for all staff and students.
  • Design innovative event marketing tools for announcements and newsletters.
  • Collaborate with offices and departments to coordinate resource presentations and sessions for Connections Program Assistant training and the Connections Pre-Orientation week.
  • Perform a variety of administrative tasks, not limited to coordinating event details with Event Management, reserving spaces on 25Live, booking travel and transportation, placing orders with Chartwells, compiling data, managing spreadsheets, and other duties as needed.


    • Enrolled in either a BS/MS program or Graduate Program (PhD, Master’s, Certificate Programs)
    • Flexibility to work 10-15 hours per week in rotating shifts, determined by term availability, with a maximum of 15 hours per week
      • Preferred availability is in 5-hour shifts: mornings (8am to 12pm) and afternoons (1pm to 5pm)
    • Ability to work physically in an office space on campus (and be part of the testing program on campus)*.
      • *In person status depends on the COVID-19 status of the institution.
    • An interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion social media and a willingness to learn the operations and services of the Office of Multicultural Affairs
    • Proficiency with marketing platforms (Canva, PosterMyWall, HootSuite, Facebook, Instagram)
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals, including students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni
    • Attention to detail, good organizational and time management skills, and the ability to work independently
    • Be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team and be able to manage shifting and competing priorities


    United States of America (Non-Exempt)

    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.


    Founded in Worcester, Mass., in 1865, WPI was one of the nation's earliest technological universities. From our founding days, WPI has taken a unique approach to science and technology education.

    Our undergraduate and graduate students emerge ready to take on some of the most difficult challenges in science and technology. More important, they understand how their work can truly impact society and improve our lives. WPI campus

    Great Minds at Work in the classroom and around the world 
    WPI's academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, management, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to the BA, BS, MS, ME, MBA, and PhD.

    At sites as close as our home city of Worcester and at over 40 other locations in 25 countries,WPI’s Global Projects Program immerses students in new cultures to tackle unstructured problems in ways that are meaningful to local sponsors in real communities. This is not your typical study abroad.

    WPI faculty members and students are engaged in advanced, multidisciplinary research across a broad range of fields—from cutting-edge work in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, to explorations of the technological and policy issues surrounding cybersecurity, to studies of issues as diverse as firefighter health and security and the fire safety challenges of green buildings.

    A highly regarded institution

    Among recent honors for WPI are the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education and the No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016) 

    WPI professorA beautiful campus in a central location
    WPI’s compact 95-acre campus is set atop one of Worcester’s “seven hills” on the residential outskirts of town. Old English stone buildings are focal points of the architecture, but modern facilities have moved in to claim their own space on the immaculately kept grounds. WPI’s newest building, the Foisie Innovation Studio, is slated to open in Fall 2018 and will house high-tech classrooms, makerspaces, labs, and a residence hall for 140 students. 

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