Summer 2024 Open Graduate Assistantship Positions 

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Positions Available: 1

Supervisor: Professor Jeff Golden

Contact information: [email protected]

Job Description:

Online Master’s in Criminal Justice & Community Corrections Program
RSC’s online Master’s in Criminal Justice & Community Corrections Program seeks a summer Graduate Administrative Assistant who wants to learn the scope and depth of community corrections at local, state, regional, and national levels. This work can help you identify potential jobs and sources of employment in the wide and growing field of community corrections, as well as learn advanced skills in MS Excel. The program director seeks a highly motivated, energetic, administrative assistant who has great online research skills that will identify federal, state, and regional community corrections, probation, and parole agencies, related criminal justice, and human services associations and/or unions, and the preferred or associated providers of human services for those community corrections professionals. Gathered data will be entered into a database/contact management system that enhances our ability to inform community corrections professionals about RSC’s unique program and to increase enrollment.

Academic Year 2024-2025 Open Graduate Assistantship Positions 

Department: Academic Support
Positions Available: 1
Supervisor: Tracy Egan-Lasek
Contact Information: [email protected]
Job Description:
Academic Support is recruiting two graduate assistants for the 2023 – 2024 academic year.
Job duties include:

  • Administrative
  • Monitor and respond to Academic Support email daily
  • Coordinate and maintain tutor scheduling system, including set up of schedule and changing tutor hours
  • Maintain tutor documentation log
  • Tutor Coordination
  • Receive and organize tutoring requests
  • Match tutors with tutees to accommodate the needs of both
  • Assist with tutor training
  • Maintain accurate records flow of tutoring sessions
  • Communicate regularly with tutors re: tutoring appointments, cancellations, and other items as necessary
  • Data/Trend Analysis
  • Assist with coordinating regular reports and usage studies for Academic Support
  • Tutoring and Mentoring
  • Work directly with students to support academic needs, including tutoring, coaching, and referrals to the Director or other services
  • Work with Director to create and monitor tutoring and support initiatives, including Academic Support events
  • First year student mentoring
  • Other duties determined necessary by the Director

Applicants should have strong written and verbal communication skills, solid interpersonal skills, and be detail oriented. This position requires flexibility, independence, and initiative. We are looking for applicants with a well-rounded academic background, particularly in the sciences. All are encouraged to apply. Please send resume to [email protected].

Department: Applied Behavior Analysis & Educational Leadership Programs

Positions Available: 1

Supervisor: Infinee Jacob
Contact information: [email protected]

Job Description:

Work within Datatel to gather student information related to the programs needs and data entry.
Perform some administrative functions, including filing, uploading materials, organizing and cataloging incoming paperwork, incoming and outgoing mail, copying and scanning program materials and other basic clerical duties.
Organize data into spreadsheets.
Run errands on campus; put up posters and fliers, mail pickup and drop off, deliver paperwork or supplies to other departments within Sage.

Must have proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Suite of programs, especially Drive and the internet.

Department: Athletics Communications

Positions Available: 1

Supervisor: Kyle Young
Contact information: [email protected]
Job Description:

Primary responsibilities include: Assisting the Director of Athletic Communications and the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications with all aspects of the operation of a collegiate sports information office

Specific responsibilities include:
Serve as the communication source for a select number of teams, which includes but is not limited to
preparing pre-game information, post-game news releases, scheduling of photographers and feature
story ideas for both the website and media.
Keep in-game statistics for selected athletic contests.
Setting up filming equipment for web-streaming athletics events.
Hiring and assigning student workers to help assist in keeping in-game statistics
Responds to statistical and other report requirements for the NCAA, intercollegiate opponents, various conference offices, and the media.
Assists in the publicizing of athletic events.
Responsible for updating, the official online home of Sage Athletics. (A
PrestoSports Site).
Utilizes social media sources including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to promote Sage’s
athletic programs, student-athletes, and alumni.
Assists in supporting the brand of the College by ensuring the use of target messaging in promotional
materials, including the website, social media, and promotional and recruitment efforts.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the assistant director of athletics communications and
the director of athletics.
Preference will be given to those with a strong background in photography and graphic design skills.

Position Requirements:

Highly organized, detail-oriented individual; proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite, previous experience in the college athletic setting preferred; ability to work nights and weekends.

Department: Conferences and Special Events
Positions Available: 1
Supervisor: Jody Diedrich
Contact Information: [email protected], [email protected]

Job Description:

The Conferences and Special Events Department is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 24-25 academic year. The department is responsible for logistical coordination of Russell Sage College (RSC) conferences and internal and external events (including admissions, athletics, and academic programming). The individual will be responsible for assisting the Director of Conferences and Events with coordinating scheduling and logistics for both external and internal camps, conferences, workshops, and events. This is a cross campus position with flexible schedules. Some nights and weekends are required.

Responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations.
Process space requests made by internal and external clients.
Assist in coordinating conferences, events and camp schedules and assign facilities for internal and external events and programs.
Assist in maintaining the scheduling database and work with various stakeholders to communicate schedule/facility changes to appropriate parties.
Coverage of internal and external events and conferences including evenings and weekends.
Obtains detailed information from clients on event type and event requirements to ensure the success of the event.
Serves as a liaison between the conference and event staff and the service and support departments to ensure success of the event.
Performs other duties as assigned

Proven customer service interpersonal/human relations skills
Verbal and written communication skills
Ability to organize time, projects, and details
Proven ability to work with diverse constituents in a collaborative way
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
Flexible schedule- available some nights and weekends

Department: CSTEP

Positions Available: 1

Supervisor: Katie Smith

Contact information: [email protected]

Job Description:

CSTEP is seeking a Graduate Teaching Fellow who can lead a 1 credit BIO 101 recitation in Fall of 2024 and a 1 credit recitation in BIO 201 in the Spring of 2025 for approximately 10 CSTEP students.  In addition to teaching the 1 hour of recitation each semester, the GA will also hold tutoring review sessions for a minimum of 4 hrs. per week.

Department: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Positions Available: 1

Supervisor: Geoff Miller

Contact information: [email protected]

Job Description:

Department Summary-
The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion works to help all members embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential components of a rich intellectual and cultural environment in which all people are given the opportunity to reach their full potential as active participants in our local and global society. It is through programs, education, and community building the Office of DEI approaches its vision and goals for equity. The department is staffed by one full-time professional staff who works on both campuses.

Job Description-
The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion reports to the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and is responsible for assisting in the development, promotion, evaluation, and sustainability of DEI programs and initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities-
• Assist the Director with the development, coordination, and implementation of educational, cultural, and inclusion programs across the College.
• Collaborate with departments/units and friends from the community to achieve initiatives drawn from the strategic plan.
• Develop creative engagement with social media, website & other sources of communication.
• Serve on committees, work groups and task forces at the request of the Director.
• Assist in researching diversity and inclusion topics and prepare reports of findings, as needed.
• Help with general office tasks, as needed.

• Demonstrate experience with academic, social, and/or cultural programming.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong organizational and presentation skills.
• Willingness to work with individuals from different gender, sexual orientation/expression, national, ethnic, ability, social, religious and economic backgrounds.
• Comfortable and grounded in one’s own cultural identity.
• Proficient in social media platforms
• Experience with Microsoft Office

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies

Positions Available: 1

Supervisor: Maverick Douglas

Contact information: [email protected]

Job Description:

The Interdisciplinary Studies Department includes 7 programs (5 under graduate and 2 graduate) located across the two campuses. The department seeks a GA to assist with the clerical and administrative tasks of the Department. The GA will provide general administrative support including marketing and social media support for all programs and support to the Interdisciplinary Studies Department faculty and program directors. The GA will assist with event coordination and set-up and program marketing. Additionally, the GA will support social media outreach and program promotion. Successful candidates will enjoy working with a variety of persons, diverse tasks, and be self-motivated and independent.

Department: Management Information Systems (MIS)

Positions Available: 2

Supervisor: Jessica Houbre

Contact information: [email protected]

Job Description:

The primary function of the MIS GA is to assist the Salesforce Analyst in daily operations. This ranges from data entry of the inquiries and applications to completing mailings for incoming students. Computer skills and knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel are necessary to accomplish the objectives of this position. Attention to detail, ability to operate in a high-paced environment with a sense of urgency, strong organizational skills and strong communication skills are required.

Systems Used:


I. Data entry/Integrity
Data entry of prospects, inquiries and applicants, inventory of prospect/application material, deposit processing, access and maintain admission processing email.

III. Mailings
Help package correspondences with prospective students including inquiry, applicant letters, acceptance letters, scholarship notification, enrollment acknowledgement, etc. Proofread correspondence and run labels.

IV. Inventory Management
Keep track of inventory of letterhead, envelopes, student sage scholarship cases (if needed), and any other information needed for correspondence. Report to the Salesforce Analyst to obtain additional supplies.

V. Create yearly computed columns for use by our administrative depts and additional duties and projects as assigned.

Department: Office of Annual Giving

Positions Available: 1

Supervisor: Katie Danico

Contact information: [email protected]

Job Description:

This position is for a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Annual Giving, which is part of the Institutional Advancement Department. Our GA will assist the Annual Fund team in raising unrestricted funds for The Sage Fund for Excellence, as well as provide day-to-day office needs.

q Clerical tasks: copying, filing, assembling mailings, scanning, etc.
q Basic data entry, research, RSVPs, events, etc. (training will be provided)
q Making outbound calls using script – training provided
q Tracking, completing and mailing acknowledgement letters
q On-campus errands
q Daily IA mail runs (picking-up/delivering to College Services)
q Researching annual fund trends and donor history
q Other general office tasks and special projects as assigned

Required Student Qualifications:

• Mandatory training on Colleague Advancement & Informer databases
• Attain a level of knowledge about Russell Sage College
• Confidentiality
• Professionalism
• Good work ethic
• Dependable
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel helpful

This position requires reporting to work as scheduled.
We must emphasize the importance of dependable attendance and punctuality. Work hours follow the academic calendar and are Monday – Friday 8:30 PM – 5:00 PM. The Senior Director of Annual Giving will work with those hired to create a schedule that both meets the need of the Office of Annual Giving as well as the Graduate Assistant.

Department: Occupational Therapy Program

Positions Available: 4

Supervisor: David Davis

Contact information: [email protected]

Job Description:

Attention Occupational Therapy Students!
We are looking for 2 First Year individuals to be OT Graduate Assistants. These positions are
roughly 10 hours per week. Duties include: photocopying, weekly cleaning of the labs, campus
errands, and assisting Department Secretary with various tasks. Hours are generally between
8:30am-5pm although a weeknight evening will be required occasionally for specific events.
Please see the description and application process below.
Prepare treatment labs weekly and for lab practicals
Maintain an inventory of supplies needed for ordering
Assist in organizing and maintaining lab and classroom spaces and supplies
Assist in cleaning of equipment & supplies
Locate educational material for faculty in professional journals
Transcribe focus group materials
Conduct preliminary literature reviews
Support community service projects by organizing materials
Represent The Sage Graduate School OT Program at open houses and other events

Provide “mentor” tutoring as needed and assist at open labs
Support OT Administrative Assistant with routine office duties (less than 30% of the time)

Department:  Opalka Gallery

Positions Available: 1

Supervisor: Gina Occhiogrosso

Contact Information: [email protected]

Job Description:

The gallery assistant becomes knowledgeable about exhibitions, greets visitors, tracks information about the gallery environment and usage, maintains a neat gallery, helps ensure the artwork is safe and secure. In between exhibitions, the assistant assists staff in de-installation and removal of artwork, repairing, painting and cleaning the gallery and installing artwork for exhibition. The GA will also help with maintaining and updating mailing lists in Excel, labeling mailings, updating community calendars with gallery events, organizing storage spaces, updating social media accounts, brainstorming about student events, helping out with special events and kid’s workshops, when they are held.

Department:  Recreation & Fitness

Positions Available: 3

Supervisor: Joe Michaud

Contact Information: [email protected]

Job Description:

The Recreation and Fitness Graduate Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the planning and implementation of recreation and fitness programs/events for RSC community, assisting in monitoring staffing needs of RSC fitness centers, and other duties as needed to support Recreation and Fitness at RSC.
• Assist Director and Assistant Director of Recreation and Fitness with the planning and execution of intramural programs
• Assist Director with administrative duties such as scheduling student workers, tracking patronage at events and at the fitness centers, and equipment preparation and inventory
• Assist the Director with the marketing and promotion of events through online technology and throughout the campus
• Assist Director in facilitating “Stay and Plays” in collaboration with the office of student activities
• Research new opportunities for recreational programming to provide a wide variety of opportunities to the community
• Other duties as assigned by the Director and Assistant Director of Recreation and Fitness
• Fluent with Social Networking including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Docs/Sheets
• Strong communication skills
• Need reliable transportation
• Flexible schedule to meet event needs- work will be spread across both campuses

Department:  Residence Life

Positions Available: 1

Supervisor: Grace Giancola

Contact Information: [email protected]

Job Description:

Russell Sage Colleges seeks a Graduate Assistant to work with the Office of Residence Life. The GA will serve as an assistant resident director and will reside on campus in Albany or Troy in support of the residence program at Russell Sage College.

Duties include:

Hold office hours in the offices of Residence Life;

Serve as a resource and direct the planning and implementation of hall programming by working with the Resident Assistant Staff to guide that process;

Assist with the selection, training, and supervision of student Resident Assistants and residence hall desk workers;

Attend all student and professional staff training sessions;

Participate in the on-call duty rotation for residence staff;

Collaborate with Residence Life staff to facilitate the development of community within the halls;

Assist students with social, academic, and personal adjustments to College;

Organize special events for the office of Residence Life (RA Banquets, RA Appreciation Days);

Other administrative duties as necessary and assigned by the Assistant Directors or Director of Residence Life

Qualifications include completed bachelor’s degree, undergraduate experience with Residence Life and/or Student Activities. GA must be enrolled in a graduate program at Russell Sage College (see for more information). Remuneration includes furnished apartment and meal plan, tuition waiver for 6 credits per semester and a small stipend. Please submit a resume and application to Director of Residence Life at Russell Sage College at [email protected].

Department:  Student Activities (Albany)

Positions Available: 1

Supervisor: Diane Angrisano

Contact Information: [email protected]

Job Description:

The Student Activities Graduate Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the
planning and implementation of programs/events for both the resident and commuter
population. Publicizing events on social media. Researching trending activities for
college students.
· Assist Assistant Director of Student Activities with planning & implementation of
both day and evening programming
· Assist the Assistant Director with the New Student Orientations
· Assist the Assistant Director with the marketing and promotion of events through
online technology and throughout the campus.
· Research entertainment for future events including the latest trends and best
practices in student activities for both commuter and resident satisfaction
· Complete CSA Training for conducting on campus and off campus events
· Assist in chaperoning off campus trips
· Assist with the day to day operation of Freddie’s Student Center
· Other duties as assigned by Assistant Director of Student Activities
· Fluent with Social Networking including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
· Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher
· Strong communication skills
· Flexible schedule to meet event needs

Time Commitments:
10 hours per week (hours will be split between office and event hours
$1000 stipend/semester
3 credit hour waiver/semester

Department: Student Activities
Positions Available: 1
Supervisor: Diane Angrisano
Contact Information: [email protected]
Job Description:
This person will be highly involved in the planning and implementation of campus activities.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Research various Welcome Weekend and Week of Welcome programming events at other institutions
  • Research best practices for activities for college students.
  • Research best practices for Student Leaders and Campus Clubs
  • Assist with planning and implementation of events
  • Coordinating all aspects of advertising events including, Instagram, Tik Tok and Newsletters
  • Maintain and keep organized all materials from past events for reference
  • Work directly with the Director of Student Activities in all aspects of event preparation and implementation
  • Attend and assist with Week of Welcome Activities

Qualifications should include:

  • Strong organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel and Publisher and willingness to learn new computer programs if needed
  • Ability to take initiative and work well with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively and be sensitive to students from varied cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds
  • Ability to work as a team player with all students & staff
  • Flexible schedule to meet event needs

Department: Student Life – Dean of Students
Positions Available: 1
Supervisor: Sharon Murray
Contact information: [email protected]

Job Description:  

• Research, recommend, and support student engagement through student government initiatives
• Support the work of the Student Government Association with some clerical support.
• Assist with the marketing for clubs and organizations and other campus activities or initiatives from the Dean of Students’ office, including the use of social media.

• Assist dean of students in outreach and programming for at-risk students.
• Assist with the collection and analysis of data for students seeking or on a hiatus

Additional responsibilities include:
• Support the execution of Russell Sage College annual Commencement ceremony
• Attend and support some evening and weekend functions
• Assist in all other tasks associated with the maintenance and administration of the Student Life Office, as appropriate
• Expected to work 10 hours per week
• Attend regular meetings with the Deans of Students
• May require work in the Troy Student Life office in support of the Troy Dean of Students, as needed, on a limited basis.

Department: Student Success
Positions Available: 1
Supervisor: Rebecca Palmer
Contact Information: [email protected]
Campus: Albany & Troy
The Student Success Graduate Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the day to day
functions of Student Success and Solutions. This includes tasks related to customer service,
mentorship, and supporting the overall success of our undergraduate students.

  • Assist with coverage for the Solutions help desk for in person student inquiries.
  • Assist with Chomp Challenge programming and activities.
  • Helping facilitate/promote Student Success workshops and events.
  • Student mentorship and holding office hours for walkins
  • Provide paraprofessional support to the Office of Student Success.
  • Help design and create Solutions promotional material (Flyers, buttons, stickers, etc)
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Willing to learn new skills and campus resources.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher.
  • Availability for in person office hours.

Time Commitments:
10 hours per week
$1000 stipend
3 credit hour waiver

Department: Title IX Office
Positions Available: 1
Supervisor: Amanda M. Bastiani
Contact information: [email protected]

Department Summary:
The Title IX Office, in support of the College’s mission and community, is actively engaged in educating students about interpersonal and sexual violence, preventing its occurrence whenever possible and remedying its effects. The Title IX Coordinator and EEO Specialist manages and facilitates initial and ongoing prevention education and training programs for students and employees, as well as collaborates with internal and external partners to create a healthy and safe culture at RSC. The department is staffed by one full-time professional working on both campuses.

Job Description:
The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Title IX reports to the Title IX Coordinator and EEO Specialist and is responsible for assisting in the development, promotion, evaluation, and sustainability of Title IX programs and initiatives.

Assist the Title IX Coordinator and EEO Specialist with the development, coordination, and implementation of prevention education and awareness programs across the College.
Collaborate with departments/units and friends from the community to achieve initiatives.
Develop creative engagement with social media, websites & other sources of communication to educate students and our community.
Join the Title IX Coordinator and EEO Specialist on committees, work groups and task forces per request and when they align with the Title IX office initiatives.
Assist in research and reporting data per request.
Help with general office tasks, as needed.

Some experience with event planning, programming, and creative marketing
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Some knowledge about issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and a level of comfort with discussing these topics, and willingness to facilitate presentations/workshops/discussions
Experience working with diverse populations
Self-motivation, eager to learn, positive and approachable
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Proficient in social media platforms
Experience with Microsoft Office, Google, and other technology platforms

Department: Undergraduate Admissions

Positions available: 2

Supervisor: Ray Rodriquez

Contact information: [email protected]

Job Description:

2 days per week, 5 hour shifts 10-3
Read, respond and forward emails from the general admissions box appropriately
Support RSC Admission Instagram/Social Media
Support Professional Staff at Admission Events
Manage Travel Email and uploading campaigns
Visit Scheduling
Specific task assigned by Professional Staff
Meet with Prospective Students
Primary point of contact for Student Ambassadors when in the office

Department: Visual & Performing Arts (Troy, CAPA/TIS)

Positions available: 1

Supervisor: Eddie Knight

Contact information: [email protected]

Job Description:

This position provides administrative support to the Theatre department, devoted primarily to organizing and updating information for the department.  Ideal candidates for this role will be dependable, communicative, enthusiastic and able to engage with local businesses, press, schools & community groups, public audience members and prospective students to share and promote what we do.

Duties Include (but are not limited too):

– Reaching out to schools and area groups to share information about TIS/update our email lists
 – Participate in posting on the TIS social media
– Pick up general organization tasks such as spreadsheets and signs for theatre buildings
– Pick up light marketing tasks such as putting up posters and connecting with local businesses
 – Filing hard data and production information in onsite storage

Department:  Wellness Center

Positions Available: 4

Supervisor: Tawana Davis

Contact Information: [email protected]

Job Description:

The Graduate Assistant will serve under the clinical supervision of the Nurse Practitioner in the Wellness Center. Desired applicants should be a Registered Nurse who is motivated, hard-working and dedicated to overall student wellness. The Graduate Assistant shall have the following job duties to be performed at the discretion of the Nurse Practitioner:

Drawing and collecting labs, such as STI testing, and following up with the lab to ensure the receipt of patient results;
Assist students in organizing healthy lifestyle choices to practice to enhance their overall wellness;
Assist in student examinations and conduct patient triage by taking vital signs to ensure timely appointments are met; and
Perform research in the area of college health and student wellness.

Health Educator:
The Graduate Assistant will serve under the direct supervision of the Associate Vice President for Student Life for Student Wellness as a Health Educator in the Wellness Center. Desired applicants should have the ability to use and learn software programs that are utilized in the Wellness Center, as well as be disciplined and dedicated to overall student wellness and health education. The Graduate Assistant shall have the following job duties to be performed at the discretion of the Associate Vice President for Student Life for Student Wellness:

Conduct research in relation to college health and student wellness;
Put up monthly stall stories discussing informational topics related to student wellness and health;
Assist in regularly maintaining and updating social media platforms;
Answer phones and schedule appointments;