Financial Aid

Graduate Assistant - Career Development 

Part-Time - Year Round - 20 Hours Per Week

The student must be enrolled full-time during Fall and Spring Semesters

Summary of Duties: The incumbent in this position is responsible for assisting in the coordination of Career Development events, programs and services and for the strategic design and marketing of Career Development events and services to students. The incumbent will help supervise student workers, participate in major on- and off-campus events, assist in presentations to various groups, and serve students in meeting general requests for career services.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Respond to all contacts in a professional and timely manner.
  • Assist Career Development Staff in coordinating logistics of annual Career Fair and in maintaining communications with employers, faculty, and students
  • Plan, promote and conduct Preview Week events in advance of Career Fair.
  • Liaise with student organizations to obtain student participation in Career Development events.
  • Assist in the design, stocking and marketing of Career Development promotional materials.
  • Post and maintain current information and promotion of all Career Development events and services in all available University media
  • Maintain Career Development presence on social media sites such as FaceBook.
  • Assist in the supervision and training of work-study students.
  • Complete training in and assist students and alumni in resume creation and critiques
  • Assist Career Development staff in presentations to classes and attendance at Open Houses, Transfer Days, etc.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and communications skill and confidentiality in serving students and employers.
  • Support Career Development staff in administrative/clerical tasks.
  • Travel may occasionally be required for training or attendance at regional college consortia at nearby campuses. Personal auto use will be required.
  • Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.
  • Other duties as requested.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree and current enrollment in an Alvernia graduate program.
  • Commitment to the mission statement, core values and goals of Alvernia University
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with good command of grammar and punctuation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and other computer software skills.  Publisher a definite plus.
  • Ability to attend to detail and multitask.
  • Ability to meet deadlines for multiple projects and adhere to budgets.
  • Demonstrated professional demeanor and tact in handling employers, students or community representatives.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of students and alumni career services clients and scrupulous maintenance of confidentiality of communications.
  • Excellent self-direction, organizational and time management skills.
  • Team player and willing to collaborate on multiple projects as requested.
  • Communications or publication design experience or skills a plus.
  • Knowledge and use of social media.
  • Experience or training in confidential social services or counseling environments also a plus.


Send application/resume to:

Lisa Venkler
Office of Student Financial Planning
Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607


Alvernia is a growing co-educational Catholic Franciscan institution dedicated to academic and professional leadership based in the liberal arts tradition. Its suburban 85-acre campus outside Reading is within a ninety-minute drive to New York, Princeton, and Philadelphia. Alvernia University is committed to equal opportunity. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of our campus are encouraged to apply.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Posting Date: July 25, 2013

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