Graduate Assistantships and Employment

A limited number of graduate job opportunities are assigned by individual schools and departments on a competitive basis. Full-time students will assist with faculty research, tutoring and administrative tasks. Graduate assistants may receive a stipend (that varies from program to program) and often a partial or full tuition scholarship. Please be advised that University policy does not permit us to hire a student who may already be employed in any other capacity at the University.

Graduate students who qualify may apply for federal work-study positions on campus, or take on part-time, off-campus employment opportunities in Pittsburgh.  Be sure to also check the Student Life listing of Graduate Assistant Positions.

Current Graduate Assistant Openings

Position: Graduate Assistant - Part-time Training Specialist

Dept/School:  Office of Human Resources

Type of Position:  Part-time.  Stipend and financial aid of six credits fall and spring semesters included

Start Date:  January 2020

Job Requirements:  Work requires a Bachelor's degree with desired major course work in Instructional Design and Technology, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Education or closely related field of study and 2-4 years of training/instructional design with focus on adult learning theory. ATD membership, ATD certifications and related work experience in college or university setting is preferred, or any combination of experience or training which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential job functions.

Education/Skills:  Under the general direction of the Manager of Learning and Development in the Office of Human Resources, the Part-time GA Training Specialist will support various training activities and perform the necessary clerical functions needed to provide training programs and workshops. This may also include designing, developing and presenting various employee training programs, in the classroom and within an online course management tool. Training may include, but is not limited to the areas of technology, policy and compliance, and soft skills.
Work schedule is flexible, but will consist of 20 hours per week. Work will be reviewed by observation of training sessions, class evaluations, overall improved employee work performance/skill development, and conference.

Additional Information: If interested, submit resume, three references, and cover letter to

Contact Person:  Dana Whatley-Smith

Contact Email:


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