Graduate Assistantships

Manhattanville offers a limited number of Graduate Assistantships to students enrolled in one of the in-person graduate or doctoral programs.  Graduate Assistants gain resume-building work experience, grow their interpersonal skills, and develop an excellent work ethic as they provide important services throughout the school community.

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All graduate assistantships offer different learning opportunities and compensation.  Positions can be available for as little as one semester, or for twelve months.    

If a position is listed as "Open", the affiliated department is seeking to fill their graduate assistant role.  Applicants may submit their resume directly to the person affiliated with the position of interest, below.  Many positions are filled for the duration of a students graduate program,

The representative below can answer additional questions about speciifc graduate assistantships.


Admissions Graduate Assistant 

Jessica Tully, Director of Graduate Admissions


Conference Services Graduate Assistant

Shaun Herrmann, Coordinator of Conference and Event Services


School of Education Graduate Assistantships

Danielle Wachter, Assistant to the Dean, School of Education


MFA Creative Writing Fellowships 

Iain Haley Pollock, Director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program


Position Description:  

  • Assist in recruiting prospective students and supporting enrollment initiatives for Manhattanville.
  • Represents institution at recruitment fairs. Some evening and weekend events during high recruitment times.
  • Maintains frequent communication with prospective and admitted students by phone, email, virtually, while aiding the admission and enrollment process.
  • Assist with on campus and virtual events, including high school group visits, open houses, and other recruitment events.
  • Utilizes and maintains the Customer Relation Management System.
  • Working knowledge of academic programs, admissions requirements, and overall Manhattanville information.
  • Works collaboratively with various departments on campus to support enrollment goals.
  • Give admissions presentations and speak with prospective students when necessary.
  • Performs other duties as necessary to support the Admissions office.


  • Enrolled in a graduate program at Manhattanville
  • Excellent communication, organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be detail oriented
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Reliable vehicle


  • Experience in admissions, higher education, customer experience, recruitment, or sales
  • Customer Service Relation Management System (CRM) experience
  • Marketing background, academic or professional
  • Website maintenance experience
  • Search engine optimization experience


  • This position will cover 6 credits per term (Fall, Spring, Summer)

This position functions under the general guidance and direction of Conference Services and will be responsible for assisting with executing the logistics and setups of events.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the planning and coordination of events and assignments
  • Work with departments as well as vendors to ensure a successful event by providing full service logistical planning for events of all size and scope.
  • Responsible for event operations, logistics, production, and execution of events.
  • Oversee emails to and field questions.
  • Coordinate event timelines and schedules
  • Oversee event activities including event setup and breakdown.
  • Coordinate audiovisual set up.
  • Troubleshoot operational issues on behalf of the department as it relates to events.
  • Develop, maintain, and continually strive to strengthen relationships with administrators, faculty, and vendors as it pertains to internal events.
  • Assist with Coordinating outside rentals for personal events on campus.
  • Serve as Event Manager when necessary.
  • Works with departments to make various and multiple room and setup changes to scheduled events.
  • Answers phones and fields questions regarding events and events calendar.
  • Performs administrative and office support activities. Duties may include but not limited to, billing, upkeep Project Tracking, project file maintenance, archiving and receiving and directing visitors and filing.
  • Assists with maintaining the Events calendar
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Enrolled in a graduate program at Manhattanville
  • Proven ability to plan, initiate, and manage challenging logistical situations.
  • Must be able to work independently, taking initiative and be able to ascertain priorities in a dynamic environment of regular interruptions, multiple projects, and deadlines.
  • A commitment to quality, client-oriented service
  • Must be friendly and personable.
  • Working knowledge of computers.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • The ability to handle unexpected crisis or deadlines.
  • Tact and discretion in maintaining confidentiality in dealings with campus administrators.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to be a proactive thinker and work independently as well as in a team.
  • Skillful in dealing with the public, vendors, and friends of the university.
  • A mature, positive attitude; a team player.
  • Must be able to lift 50 or more


  • This position will cover 6 credits per term (Fall, Spring, Summer)


Position Description:

*Students in good standing can reapply for Graduate Assistantships until their student teaching semester.

  • Assist faculty within the School of Education with academic and administrative projects.
  • Determine your work schedule with the appropriate faculty member. You may begin and end the assistantship at mutually agreed upon times but you will be required to have worked a total of 100 hours. 
  • During this semester, if you are interested in working for Manhattanville beyond your graduate assistantship, you will need to complete the 100 hours of your assistantship before you can be placed on another payroll. 
  • You will be required to give a record of your hours worked to the School of Education at the end of the semester.


  • Enrolled in a School of Education graduate program at Manhattanville
  • Excellent communication, organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be detail oriented


This position offers a 3-credit of tuition waiver for the fall and spring terms (6 credits total) to be used for classes in the School of Education.


Position Description:

Responsibilities will vary based on if you are participating in development of the literary magazine or coordinating with the department to further promote the program through social and digital platforms.

  • Tutor students in writing in all disciplines, providing support in topic development, drafting, composition and revision. Individual tutoring hours will be posted in the Writing Center.
  • Contribute to administrative work, including attending meetings and updating records, and updating the Center’s website.
  • Staff walk-in tutoring hours (as per schedule)
  • Assist with end-of-semester reports on all tutoring
  • Consult with professors regarding tutoring
  • Assist with the administration of peer tutoring operations
  • Completing training and observation hours.


  • Enrolled in the MFA Creative Writing graduate program at Manhattanville
  • Excellent communication, organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be detail oriented


This position offers a 3-credit of tuition waiver to be used for classes in the MFA in Creative Writing Program for the fall and spring semester (6-credits in total).


Our Teaching Pathway Fellowship prepares MFA students to teach academic writing while they work to develop their creative writing skills.  The Pathway requires a three-year commitment.  In their first year, students will take a class on teaching practice and pedagogical theory in the Fall semester and then take a teaching practicum course and begin tutoring undergraduate students in the Spring.  During this year, students receive a 3-credit Fellowship per semester. Then, in their second and third years, students will teach one introductory academic writing course per semester while receiving a tuition waiver for 9 MFA credits per year, fulling covering the remaining cost of their degrees.

To apply for the Teaching Pathway, please write a letter of application that describes your interest and experiences in teaching academic writing to undergraduates.  Your letter should be 1-3 pages long.  You do not need to upload a CV as we have one in your Admissions file.