The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research

Murphy Building
20 Chatham Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.5893
Fax: 412.395.2144

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    Graduate Assistant Position Available

    Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning Graduate Assistant

    The Office of Service-Learning seeks a Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning Graduate Assistant who will assist the office in providing new support for faculty. This is a one-year appointment.


    1. Work closely with the director to support the launch of a pilot model for 100-200 level service-learning classes that significantly reduces logistic demands on faculty. Illustrative tasks include securing transportation, scheduling meetings between participants, assisting the director to evaluate the model, and creating web and print communications.
    2. Convene a small group of students and faculty and be guided by them to develop a multi-media toolkit of service-learning orientation materials that faculty can use in their classes.
    3. Provide logistic and communications support for a new series of faculty development strategies the office will enact over the coming year.

    Remuneration & Time Commitment

    $7,680 in stipend and up to 18 credits of graduate tuition remission. The stipend compensates an average of 15 hours per week during July 21, 2014 - June 1, 2015 at $12 per hour*. Most hours will occur between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. A few Saturdays and evenings over the course of the year may be required.


    Candidates who will be considered for an interview will demonstrate these basic criteria:

    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Previous office work experience.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and concerns while contributing to a warm and welcoming environment within the office.
    • A professional demeanor that engenders respect from faculty, community partners, and students alike.
    • High degree of organizational skills and practices.
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Some experience with event planning and management.

    Preferred qualifications include: some website maintenance experience, an introductory knowledge of community engagement practices in the higher education arena (such as service-learning and community-engaged research), previous multi-media project experience.

    Contact & Questions

    If interested, submit cover letter and resume or CV by April 20, 2014 to Lina Dostilio, Director of Academic Community Engagement; 20 Chatham Square (Murphy Building),, 412-396-5893.

    * The position does not work during the last two weeks in December and the week of spring break, in addition to all University holidays.