Student Employment & Assistantships

MCE offers student employment opportunities. 

  • Graduate assistantship duties can include teaching, research, or administration. Graduate assistantships are 100% college funded.
  • Graduate research assistantships are primarily grant-funded. Assistantship positions receive both a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend (paycheck).
  • Fellowships are another form of financial support. They offer community engagement opportunities and a platform for furthering scholarly research activities. To provide these opportunities, MCE works in partnership with other organizations such as the Center for Multi-Cultural Excellence, Student Activities, and the Morgridge Family Foundation. Fellowship appointments typically receive both a tuition waiver and a stipend.
  • Other MCE student employment opportunities are paid hourly and are typically non-benefited positions. These types of positions are conveniently located on campus. You do not need to be awarded federal work-study funding to be eligible for student hourly employment.

Resources

Open Positions

If you are a Higher Education student, please visit Student Employment Opportunities for Higher Education Students for additional listings.

Positions At-a-Glance

Full details for all positions can be found below this comparison table.  

Position Type Employer Location Max Tuition Credit Hours Max Pay Hours / Week
Student Customer Service Rep DU Logo Office of Graduate Education (OGE) See description $17+/hour See description
Graduate Assistant DU Logo Library & Information Science (LIS) 6/yr See description 5
Graduate Assistant DU Logo Daniels College of Business See description $22/hour See description
Graduate Assistant, Teaching DU Logo Research Methods & Statistics (RMS) 6/yr See description 5
Graduate Assistant, Research DU Logo Research Methods & Statistics (RMS) 12/yr See description 10
Graduate Assistant, Research and Administrative Support DU Logo Research Methods & Statistics (RMS) 6/yr See description 5
Student Success Coach DU Logo Office of Academic Advising See description $18/hour (Work Study)
OR
Unpaid (Internship)
See description
Graduate Services Assistant  DU Logo Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence (Cultural Center) 24/yr $16,845/ten-month period 20
Native American & Indigenous Programming Graduate Assistant DU Logo The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)  24/yr See Description 20
Graduate Assistant
APS Logo
College and Career Success Department (Aurora Public Schools) 12/yr $7,250/annual 15+

 

Position Details

  • Student Customer Service Rep (OGE, Work Study Award Required)

    The Office of Graduate Education offers information on joining our community of around 6,000 students, choosing from, and applying to our 120 graduate programs, policies, dissertation support and funding opportunities. Located in the heart of campus, we work closely with all of DU's colleges, schools, centers and departments to advocate for students throughout their graduate careers. We support the success of all graduate students and faculty through a commitment to the advancement of graduate education.

    The Office of the Graduate Education (OGE) is seeking highly motivated, well-organized students, who have been awarded a financial aid work award, to work with our staff to provide office support and assist with various projects. The Student Customer Service Representative will assist two of OGE’s teams, Admissions and Student Services. Admissions work is comprised of tasks related to prospective applicants, while Student Services tasks assist current DU graduate students with degree evaluation processes.

    The Student Customer Service Representatives report to the Operations Coordinator in the Office of Graduate Education.

    Working hours are flexible (between 8:00 am-4:30 pm M-F) to accommodate class schedules. There are multiple positions available for the 2022-2023 academic year, beginning in September 2022 (or earlier depending on office need and candidate availability).

    Essential duties and responsibilities

    • Receive office visitors in a kind and courteous manner
    • Provide accurate information about university-related programs and facilities whether in person, by phone, or through email
    • Direct phone calls to appropriate OGE staff members or other DU offices
    • Review application materials such as transcripts and test scores to assist in the admissions review process
    • Assist with administrative tasks, such as receiving and indexing official documentation
    • Utilize CRM and database systems to undertake recurring admissions and student services tasks
    • Support any special projects and events as needed
    • Participate in staff trainings, DEI opportunities, and meetings with peers (schedule permitting)
    • Other duties as assigned

    Required Skills, Knowledge, and Ability

    • Ability to communicate university and departmental policy and procedures clearly and consistently, both verbally and in writing
    • Maintain a positive, cooperative and customer service focused attitude and a professional appearance
    • Friendly, courteous, and professional manner that enhances a fun work environment
    • Excellent attention to detail and superior customer service and listening skills
    • Comfortable working with technology, including Microsoft Office Suite (including Teams, Excel, Outlook and Word), Adobe applications, and phone systems
    • Knowledge of or willingness to learn an admissions and student services CRM/database systems
    • Team oriented with the ability to work independently
    • Work experience utilizing the required skills and knowledge is preferred

    Required Qualifications

    • Current or incoming DU graduate student (Masters or Doctoral level) with Work Study awards who are enrolled for the 2022-2023 academic year, located in the Denver area.
    • Able and expected to work in the OGE office. Working hours are flexible; can work 12-15 hours per week between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm M-F to accommodate class schedules.
    • Preferred Qualifications (not required)
    • Past CRM software experience
    • Previous office work experience

    Compensation

    • The hourly starting pay is $17.00 per hour.
    • In compliance with Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA), non-benefited employees accrue one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked up to a maximum of 48 hours per year.

    Application Details

    Applications should be submitted through the open listing on Pioneer Careers Online (PCO). To apply, please submit your resume and a response no more than 150 words to the following question: “After reviewing the job announcement, what responsibilities or skills described above attracted you to this position?”

    The application submission will go live Pioneer Careers site at the start of spring 2022 quarter. This position is open until filled.

    Apply in PCO

    When submitting your application materials (i.e., resume and response question), please save it as a PDF using this naming format: last name, position title. Example: Smith, Student Customer Service Representative. This method is highly suggested for ease of resume review (see below).

    Please note all resumes submitted through PCO will go through an automatic review process by the Career & Professional Development staff. While this may take extra time on your part if revisions are needed, it’s to support you in submitting the most competitive application possible. You will not be able to submit your full application until the resume has been reviewed and approved. Please allow at least 3 days before the application deadline for this step. Due to the expected volume of applications, do not wait until right before the deadline to apply as your resume could be delayed in the review process.

    To be proactive, check out the student employment website here with resume samples. Make changes prior to submission. This will increase the likelihood your resume can be pushed through without going through a major overhaul, allowing you to apply to student employment positions quickly. For help with this process, contact stuemp@du.edu.

    The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law. We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check. These are required for all part-time, full-time and student employee hires.

    Candidates will be contacted via email to set up an interview with the hiring committee. Contact information for two references will be requested during the interview stage.

  • Graduate Assistantship (LIS)

    Position Requirements:  .25 Graduate Assistant (GA) needed for the Library & Information Science (LIS) Program 

    Work Commitment:  .25 (quarter-time) GA is required to work approximately 5 hours per week under the direction of the Faculty Supervisor  

    Pay and Benefits:  This .25 GA position receives tuition waiver and stipend.  2022/23 academic year tuition waiver benefit is 6 credit hours (appointment is for Fall, Winter and Spring quarters) and a stipend.

    Note:  If you receive an assistantship, Dean’s Scholarship award will be reduced by the amount of the assistantship tuition waiver.

    Supervising Faculty: LIS Faculty

    Job Description and Duties: The person in this position is responsible for assisting faculty with research, course support, and LIS program’s administration.

    Requirements: The positions are limited to the LIS students in the onsite program.  All positions are open to both 1st-year and continuing students. 

    Responsibilities: Basic research skills.  Ability to complete assigned tasks correctly and efficiently with minimal direction.  

    TO APPLY

    Send an email with professional letter of application and your resume or CV to: Dr. Krystyna Matusiak,  Krystyna.Matusiak@du.edu 

    Deadline to Apply:  Monday, July 11, 2022 
     

  • Graduate Assistant (Global & Experiential Learning)

    Employer: MBA Programs, Daniels College of Business

    Summary of Duties: 

    The MBA Programs Office is looking for a highly motivated graduate student that is willing to support international programs, experiential learning, and risk management activities with the MBA Programs Office. The student employee will work directly with staff of the MBA Programs team to support MBA students in various activities throughout the year including MBA global business trips, incoming student retreats at The Nature Place, and immersions for MBA@Denver online students, among other events and programs.

    Job Responsibilities: 

    • Assist in the support of the international programs and experiential learning activities of the MBA program, including budget tracking, student communication, and travel/event logistical support
    • Prepare students to travel by creating, updating, and preparing documents and materials, including risk management documents for DU approvals, emergency response protocols for student travelers, pre-departure orientation materials, etc.
    • Research relevant destinations for potential partnerships and vendors.
    • Provide event support by greeting guests, handling registrations/taking attendance, setting up, and tearing down and post-event documentation for immersions and alumni events
    • Assist with basic report writing and compilation
    • Other duties/projects as assigned within the activities of the MBA Programs department

    Relevant Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

    • Understanding of higher education work environment and setting
    • Familiarity with or interest in short-term study abroad, experiential learning, or co-curricular engagement in academic settings
    • Good computer and software skills (Wrike, Office365, Qualtrics)
    • Strong organizational and time-management skills and ability to manage multiple deadline-driven projects at a time
    • Ability to work independently and within a team with a high level of professionalism

    Hours & Job Expectations: 

    This position is designed for a graduate student at the University of Denver. Expectations are to work 10 hours per week during the academic quarters, not to include finals week or breaks (i.e. 30 weeks across the academic year), although additional hours can be requested from the supervisor. Some evening/weekend hours may be requested. This position does not include travel.

    Compensation: 

    Compensation will be $22/hr.

    Special Instructions: 

    To apply or for any questions, please email a resume and one-page cover letter to Megan Reilly, Director of MBA Global & Experiential Learning at megan.reilly@du.edu.

    The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  • Graduate Assistant, Teaching (RMS)

    Position Requirements:  Quarter-Time .25 Graduate Assistant (GA) needed for the Research Methods and Statistics (RMS) Program

    Work Commitment:  .25 (quarter-time) GA is required to work 5 hours per week under the direction of the Faculty Supervisor

    Pay and Benefits:  This .25 GA position receives tuition waiver and stipend.  2022/23 academic year tuition waiver benefit is 6 credit hours (appointment is for Fall, Winter and Spring quarters) and a stipend.

    Note:  If you receive an assistantship, Dean’s Scholarship award will be reduced by the amount of the assistantship tuition waiver.

    Supervising Faculty: RMS Faculty

    Job Description and Duties: The teaching assistant in this position is responsible for holding office hours (2 hours per week for each class for 10 weeks), reviewing student assignments, and contributing to course development and presentation (e.g., syllabus and assignment review, some limited teaching).

    Work assignments may include the following: Working hours need to be flexible to accommodate student schedules (i.e., mostly afternoon/evening work; occasional Saturdays a possibility).

    Requirements: The positions are open to the PHD students in the RMS program. 

    Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Interest in college teaching, strong oral communication skills.

    TO APPLY:  Send an email with professional letter of application and your resume or CV toDr. Mary Stansbury  mary.stansbury@du.edu

    Deadline to Apply:  Monday, July 29, 2022

     

  • Graduate Assistant, Research (RMS)

    Position Requirements:  Half-Time .5 Graduate Assistant (GA) needed for the Research Methods and Statistics (RMS) Program

    Work Commitment:  .5 (half-time) GA is required to work 10 hours per week under the direction of the Faculty Supervisor

    Pay and Benefits:  This .5 GA position receives tuition waiver and stipend.  2022/23 academic year tuition waiver benefit is 12 credit hours (appointment is for Fall, Winter and Spring quarters) and a stipend.

     Note:  If you receive an assistantship, Dean’s Scholarship award will be reduced by the amount of the assistantship tuition waiver.

    Supervising Faculty: RMS Faculty

    Job Description and Duties: The faculty research assistant in this position is responsible for assisting RMS faculty with research activities including literature reviews, data collection and analysis, and other duties as assigned.

    Requirements: The positions are open to the MA and PHD students in the RMS program. 

    Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Skills in conducting literature reviews, data collection and analysis. Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong time management and follow-through on deadlines.

    TO APPLY:  Send an email with professional letter of application and your resume or CV toDr. Mary Stansbury  mary.stansbury@du.edu

    Deadline to Apply:  Monday, July 29, 2022

  • Graduate Assistant, Research and Administrative Support (RMS)

    Position Requirements:  Quarter-Time .25 Graduate Assistant (GA) needed for the Research Methods and Information Science (RMIS) Department

    Work Commitment:  .25 (quarter-time) GA is required to work 5 hours per week under the direction of the Faculty Supervisor

    Pay and Benefits:  This .25 GA position receives tuition waiver and stipend.  2022/23 academic year tuition waiver benefit is 6 credit hours (appointment is for Fall, Winter and Spring quarters) and a stipend.

     Note:  If you receive an assistantship, Dean’s Scholarship award will be reduced by the amount of the assistantship tuition waiver.

    Supervising Faculty: RMIS Faculty

    Job Description and Duties: The graduate assistant is expected to work 5 hours a week to provide research and administrative support.  GA is responsible for assisting the faculty with research and conducting administrative tasks such as reviewing documents, organizing student interviews and annual review meetings, coordinating and organizing events, updating department materials, conducting literature searches, and other duties as assigned.

    Requirements: Preference for this position will be given to RMS or LIS students in the onsite program who have strong organizational and verbal and written communication skills.

    Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Familiarity with Outlook, Excel, Word, and DU Portfolio. Web design skills preferred.

    TO APPLY:  Send an email with professional letter of application and your resume or CV toDr. Krystyna Matusiak  krystyna.matusiak@du.edu 

    Deadline to Apply:  Monday, July 29, 2022

  • Student Success Coach (Office of Academic Advising, Work Study OR Unpaid Internship)

    Position Summary

    Student Success Coaches meet one-on-one with undergraduate students to help them improve and maximize their college experience. They support, challenge, and hold students accountable through individualized coaching sessions. Coaches use a customizable Academic Coaching & Empowerment (ACE) curriculum as well as additional resources designed to help students succeed at DU. Coaching topics include goal setting, time management & organization, learning styles & strategies, study skills, test anxiety, academic major/minor exploration, connecting with campus resources, community building, growth mindset & resiliency, stress management & self-care, and emotional intelligence. In addition, coaches help students discover their strengths, values, and passions and develop confidence in their abilities. Student Success Coaching empowers students to achieve a sustainable shift in thinking and behavior, leading to increased motivation, accomplishment of goals, and academic success.

    Additional Position Opportunities

    • Resource Development: guides, worksheets, handouts, videos
    • Research: best practices, policy, resources, student development
    • Workshop Development and Facilitation: new student orientation, first-year seminar classes, campus partners
    • Evaluation and Assessment: intake forms, student surveys, focus groups
    • Marketing and Communication: flyers, email campaigns, campus partner promotion, website content, social media content
    • Leadership: help train and support new coaches

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree.
    • Prefer a candidate with experience in success coaching/mentoring, advising, or curriculum development.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to relate effectively with students, institutional personnel, and the public.
    • Ability to encourage and empower students to make their own decisions.
    • Commitment to supporting the needs of the students.
    • Ability to maintain private and sensitive information.
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
    • Excellent computer and organizational skills.

    Job Details

    • Location: Flexible on-campus/remote
    • Position is eligible for DU work-study at $18/hr. If you do not quality for work-study through the Federal or Colorado Work-Study programs, you can apply for this position as an unpaid internship.

    To Apply

    Send your resume and cover letter to April.Osborne@du.edu. The priority deadline for this position is August 1, 2022. 

  • Graduate Services Assistant (Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence, Cultural Center)

    Office Information

    The Cultural Center at the University of Denver serves as a nexus for students who occupy various minoritized identities by virtue of their race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender, faith, ability, and other identities. The staff at the Cultural Center endeavor to create a community of student scholars, thinkers, practitioners, and activists by honoring the many intersecting identities of the students they serve, and by centering, preserving, and promoting the historical, cultural, and intellectual traditions of the many minoritized identities. The Cultural Center designs and executes several outcome-based programs and engagement opportunities designed to equip the students they serve with the necessary skills, abilities, and knowledge to engage in an increasingly diverse world.

     

    Position Detail 

    The Graduate Services Assistant (GSA) is focused on Leadership Development and will serve as a team leader of student staff efforts to provide support and leadership training for targeted student populations. The GSA will work a maximum of 20 hours per week focused on supporting the theoretical and practical implementation on leadership development opportunities with programs connected to the Cultural Center.

     

    Required Qualifications 

    • Candidate must have an earned bachelor’s degree and must be enrolled in a masters or doctoral program at the University of Denver.
    • A successful candidate will demonstrate:
      • An ability/experience working with individuals from diverse and historically under-represented/minoritized populations.
      • A commitment to diversity, social justice, and equity. 
      • Excellent organizational, planning, interpersonal and communications skills. 
      • An ability to work independently and as a team member. 
      • A genuine interest and satisfaction in working with diverse students, faculty, and staff.  
      • Responsibility in managing multiple tasks, program planning experience, and excellent communication with underrepresented and diverse populations.
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills, possess the ability to work cooperatively with staff and outside partners.
      • The ability to meet deadlines, demonstrate sound judgment and have experience working with college students in a leadership role.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Leadership experience in identity-based affinity groups at the high-school, undergraduate or employment level
    • Experience in program/event planning and execution
    • Working knowledge of various social media platforms

     

    Summary of Responsibilities 

    • Program oversight: Assist the Cultural Center in designing and executing a critical leadership curriculum for BIPOC students, including assistance with the planning and implementation of the Excelling Leaders Institute (ELI) and the Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP). Assist in developing and implementing programs and services offered through the department
    • Social Media Management: Create social media posts that further the mission of the Cultural Center, and engage with social media followers to promote and increase attendance/utilization office programs and services

    Additionally, TCC GSAs will be expected to:

    • Assist in the monitoring of BIPOC students’ academic and social success at DU including making necessary resource referrals to other offices to ensure success
    • Assist with additional programming targeted at diverse/historically underrepresented populations, as needed
    • Provide support for the Cultural Center professional staff with programs and services
    • Assist with the management and supervision of undergraduate student staff leaders
    • Meet regularly with supervisors
    • Show professionalism in all areas of work
    • Provide research and assessment, as needed
    • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned

    Compensation, Start and End Dates

    • Tuition: up to 24 credit hours per year at the University of Denver, pending available funding 
    • Stipend: $16,845/ten-month period
    • Other: student health fee, health insurance
    • Start Date: August 22, 2022; End date: June 16, 2023

    How to apply:

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Tamara.White@du.edu.

  • Native American & Indigenous Programming Graduate Assistant

    Office Information/Purpose:
    As part of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), the Native American/Indigenous Initiatives are designed to provide graduate students with an experiential learning opportunity designed to strengthen their academic and professional expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion and to provide participating campus units with resources that will provide direct support to their efforts.

    Job Summary/Position Details:
    Native American Programming & Support graduate assistant position is a full-time (maximum 20 hours per week) tuition benefited position. Applicants will be relied upon to accomplish valuable and critically engaged work in alignment with the division of DEI. Applicants must be able to work both independently and collaboratively.

    Summary of Responsibilities: (including but not limited to)

    • Administrative Support – Provide support to the Native American Community Liaison & Program
    • Manager in logistical aspects of meetings and/or presentations including scheduling rooms, facilitators, printing materials, coordinating registration, etc.
    • Research Projects – Assist with coordinating research-based achievement-focused programming
    • for Native American and Indigenous students with the goals of academic success, retention, and graduation.
    • Programmatic Support – Responsible for assisting the Native American Community Liaison &
    • Program Manager in developing and carrying out a variety of Native/Indigenous Community Partnership & Program activities for students from historically underrepresented communities in partnership with other units and programs at the University. This will include programs targeting Native American (Indigenous, American Indian, Native Alaskan, Pacific Islander) undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Denver to assist with outreach for K- 12, recruitment and retention to graduation and through programs, support and services. Programs include affinity group support, annual Pow Wow, orientation and welcome programs, workshops, discussion groups, advocacy and general support, etc.
       

    General Responsibilities

    • Attend staff meetings as appropriate in developing departmental goals and objectives.
    • Collaborate with other departments and offices on campus.
    • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the pursuit of diversity, equity, and inclusion through programming, campus collaborations, and participation in campus DEI initiatives.

     

    Required Qualifications:

    • Demonstration of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a graduate student at DU in the Morgridge College of Education.
    • Must have excellent organizational, planning, interpersonal, and communication skills
    • Demonstrate ability to work independently and as a team member.
    • Display a genuine interest in working with students, faculty, and staff.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Doctoral/terminal degree-seeking applicants preferred
    • Moderate to strong command of databases, information systems, and website publication is highly desirable. Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Access, Excel, and Publisher).
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with a broad range of populations.

     

    Compensation:

    The Native American Programmatic graduate assistant role will receive a 1.0 stipend at the level of enrollment (either master's or terminal degree). Additionally, this position comes with full-time tuition waivers, in the Morgridge College of Education.

    In order to apply, please send the following to Kristin.Deal@du.edu by close of business, September 2, 2022.

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter

     

  • Graduate Assistant for College and Career Success Department (Aurora Public Schools)

    To apply: Send your resume and cover letter directly to Kirsten.DeSart@du.edu with "Graduate Assistant for College and Career Success Department" in the subject line.

    Application Deadline: September 30, 2022 

    Office Information/Purpose:

    The purpose of the College and Career Success Department is to transform student learning by providing access and exposure to real world, hands on, and community-based experiences to ensure all students have the competencies and skills needed for success in college and career pursuits.

     

    Job Summary:

    The Graduate Assistant for the College and Career Success Department is a part-time (10 hours per week) appointment with Aurora Public Schools (APS). Graduate Assistants report directly to the Director of College and Career Success and/or their designee and will assist with elementary, middle, and high schools with college and scholarship applications and FAFSA completion in one of the five P-20 learning communities within APS. Graduate Assistant duties will include but are not limited to: Support of elementary student ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) development, workshops/special events for students and parents, college tours, and business and industry visits. Graduate Assistants will also assist with other College and Career Success programs at other levels of education as needed.

    The assistantship provides opportunities for the development of the following: educational philosophies; leadership and administrative skills; traditional student advising and consulting; research, writing, and presentation opportunities; pedagogy with an equity lenses; and comprehensive professional experience.

    Other position requirements include:

    • Be enrolled and maintain good academic standing in the Higher Education program throughout the course of employment
    • Breaks (winter & spring) will require Graduate Assistant’s presence on campus and/or involvement with committee tasks and other responsibilities. Time off during these breaks is at the discretion of Director of College and Career Success and/or their designee
    • Follow all University of Denver policies and procedures appropriately
    • Work an average of 10 hours/week
    • Contract length is 9 months, usually mid-August to mid-May

     

    Required Qualifications:

    • Candidates must have an earned Bachelor’s degree and be enrolled in the University of Denver Higher Education Department’s MA program
    • A demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence
    • Excellent organizational, planning, interpersonal and communications skills
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member
    • A genuine interest and satisfaction in working with students, faculty and staff in K12 education

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Preference will be given to first year students, but all students are welcome and encouraged to apply
    • Interest, desire and/or experience in the field of access to higher education and K12 education
    • An ability and willingness to apply student development theory and concepts

     

    Summary of Responsibilities: (including but not limited to)

    Administrative

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, involving reading and writing correspondence and dealing effectively with a broad range of students, as well as staff, faculty, parents, and the public
    • A basic understanding of computerized databases and information systems is highly desirable. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products (Word, Access, Excel, and Publisher) and Google products are essential

    Programming and Advising

    • Ability to implement various programs/activities for the College and Career Success Department
    • Collaborate with district support staff, administrators, teachers, and counselors to ensure the implementation of district-wide and school-based College and Career Readiness systems that match students with post-secondary planning opportunities
    • Connect with students and family to ensure students have developed a "Plan" for their future

    Professional Conduct

    • Ability to work with students at a wide range of developmental levels is essential. Sensitivity and tact are vital to this position
    • Collaborate with supervisor on all student and staff concerns
    • Develop and maintain current knowledge about higher education and career opportunities associated with the APS 2020 Strategic Goals
    • Respect and maintain student and staff confidentiality, except in cases that may be dangerous to individuals and/or the greater community
    • Work with students to develop intentional, positive behavior, cognitive, and affective growth in the areas of diversity, and multiculturalism
    • Attend staff meetings
    • Contribute to departmental environmental sustainability efforts

    Professional Development

    • Participate in professional staff training in mid-August at the beginning of the APS school year
    • Participate in various retreats and professional development discussions that may occur throughout the academic year

     

    Compensation:

    • Tuition: up to 12 credit hours per year in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver, pending available funding
    • Stipend: $7,250/nine-month period (usually August-May)

     

Closed Positions

The positions below are no longer accepting applications. Positions may be re-opened in the future. 

Position Type Employer Location Max Tuition Credit Hours Max Pay Hours / Week
Graduate Assistant DU Logo MCE Tech Support Team TBD TBD 20
Graduate Resident Director (Housing and Residential Education) DU Logo Housing and Residential Education 24/yr $11,762/academic year 20
Graduate Teaching Assistant DU Logo Office of Internationalization 24/yr $17,118/ten-month period See Description
Research Assistant DU Logo Promoting School Readiness through Emotional Intelligence: An Efficacy Trial of Preschool RULER in Colorado See Description $18/hour See Description

 

Position Details

  • Graduate Assistant (MCE Tech Support Team)

    Position Requirements

    Full-time 1.0 Graduate Assistant (GA) needed for the MCE Tech Support Team.

    Work Commitment

    1.0 (full-time) GA is required to work 20 hours per week under the direction of the Supervisor.  

    Pay and Benefits

    This 1.0 GA position receives tuition waiver and stipend. 

    Note:  If you receive an assistantship, Dean’s Scholarship award will be reduced by the amount of the assistantship tuition waiver.

    Supervising Faculty  

    Joshua Davies, Head of IT, MCE 

    Job Duties

    • This position provides high-level technology support to the faculty, students, and staff in the Morgridge College of Education.  Areas include desktop support in a mixed windows 10 / Windows 7 / Apple MAC environments for laptops and desktops in offices and labs, a wide range of application support from MS Office products and SPSS to MCE specific software which includes statistical software and assessment interpretation software, knowledge of network re-imaging, printer support, projector and audio/video support, hardware knowledge, managing user accounts, security of user server folders, as well as virus and spyware cleaning, and basic registry modification.
    • Must be able to provide training and explanation of technical issues to faculty, students, and staff.  
    • Must be proactive, self-starting, and able to work with minimal supervision.
    • Must be able to learn new technologies quickly to support emerging technology initiatives.
    • This position may involve coordination of technology solutions with University Technology Services, the Office of Teaching and Learning, and coordination with outside vendors and clients.

    Required Qualifications

    • Be able to provide technical assistance to the Morgridge College of Education in all aspects of technology. 

    Education

    • Preference will be given to individuals with previous experience in technology support. 

    Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Be able to lift up to 45lbs.
    • Knowledge and expertise in Windows 10, Windows 7, and Apple MAC operating environments.
    • Networking expertise, print server knowledge, knowledge of client/server architecture and domain controller functions, experience with interactive whiteboard technology.

    To Apply

    Send an email with professional letter of application and your resume or CV to Joshua.Davies@du.edu

    Deadline to Apply:  Applications are being reviewed for academic year 2022/23 appointment.  Applicants will be considered through May 30, 2022. Interviews may be conducted in person or via Zoom for out of town students.  

    Additional Information

    You may be expected to work during all weeks the University is open.  All work hours and schedules will be coordinated and agreed upon with the Supervisor.  

  • Graduate Resident Director (Housing and Residential Education)

    Department Detail
    Housing and Residential Education (HRE) at the University of Denver (DU) is a multifaceted department supporting 2,800+ residential students fulfilling a two-year undergraduate live-on requirement. HRE also houses upper division and graduate students. Staff at all levels are expected to uphold the core values and standards of the department including but not limited to acting with integrity and respect, being an actively engaged team member, seeking opportunities for innovation, and supporting DU’s overarching community values.


    HRE believes in designing inclusive environments that are built to encourage and support the academic and personal success of residential students. HRE cultivates inclusive learning environments that teach, model, challenge, and inspire residential students to think critically and act responsibly throughout their DU and global community as described in the department’s Core Values, Guide to Residence Living, Holistic Student Development Model, and the DU Honor Code.


    HRE’s core values – diversity and social justice, sustainability, student development and staff development inform the day-to-day operations, training, and development of all students and staff members in the department.  Visit www.du.edu/housing to learn more about the department.


    Position Detail
    The Graduate Resident Director (GRD) holds a 20 hour/week appointment with Housing & Residential Education and must be enrolled in DU’s Higher Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Research Methods & Statistics, or Library & Information Science Master’s degree program. The GRD shares in the responsibility for the operation of a multi-gender residence hall or apartment community. The GRD assists in creating an environment which promotes academic success, personal development, and inclusive communities with an emphasis on social justice education. Each GRD is supervised by a full-time Resident Director (RD) and shares responsibility for administration and supervision of a community with the RD. Appointment is based on performance and is renewable for a second year upon re-application, evaluation, and approval of Executive/Associate Director of Housing and Residential Life. Opportunities for Winter and Summer Break employment may be available.


    Specific Duties
    There are unique aspects with each Graduate Resident Director position at the University of Denver. Not all communities are identical in student population and supervision responsibilities. Each GRD is expected to fulfill the following responsibilities, in addition to others that may be assigned throughout the year:
     

    Training & Development

    • Participate in professional staff training in early August before student staff members arrive for fall quarter and in early December. Participate in student staff training in August, September, December, January, and April. This includes co-creating curriculum guides & facilitating trainings.
    • Participate in ongoing training and development throughout the year
    • Assume responsibility related to Resident Assistant (RA) selection, Desk Assistant (DA) selection, as well as professional staff selection.
    • Participate in various professional development discussions and retreats that occur throughout the academic year.
    • Attend departmental and divisional meetings, assist in developing departmental goals and objectives, and serve on at least one HRE committee that aligns with HRE’s core values.
       

    Inclusive Excellence/Social Justice

    • Create an inclusive, welcoming, and safe environment that respects all voices of RAs/DAs, students, and peers through dialogue, addressing concerns and student crises, training and development of staff, and initiatives brought forth by HRE and the DU community.
    • Support student development by working with student staff to develop intentional, positive behavior, cognitive, and affective growth in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice within your role.
    • Address any inappropriate or discriminatory behaviors and ensure that residents or RAs/DAs are educated in a professional, respectful, and caring manner.
    • Participate and actively commits personally and professionally to developing in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism, inclusive excellence and social justice.


    Supervision

    • Directly supervise a specific set of Resident Assistants and assist in the co-supervision of all Resident Assistants.
    • Co-supervise Assistant/Desk Managers Desk Assistants in day to day operations and timesheet management.
    • Facilitate staff development through weekly one-on-one meetings, weekly staff meetings, performance feedback conversations & evaluations that support the mission and values of Housing & Residential Education.
    • Hold staff accountable in a timely manner for not upholding HRE policies and meeting position requirements and responsibilities.
    • Consult with Resident Assistants about approaches to student behavior.
    • Collaborate with Resident Director, other Graduate Resident Director(s), and Assistant/Desk Managers regarding supervisory matters.
       

    Administration and Building Management

    • Implement check-in and check-out procedures during opening and closing periods each quarter.
    • Collect, review, and maintain Residential Education forms such as roommate agreements, resident connection forms & visual checks.
    • Support occupancy management including keeping up to date rosters and understanding of vacancies in community.
    • Facilitate room changes on a quarterly basis with support from Resident Director and other HRE staff.
    • Establish and maintain accurate budgeting system for programming and building budgets.
    • Manage front desk operations including time sheet management, day to day operations, and staffing concerns.
    • Assist with facilities in conjunction with appropriate maintenance and custodial staff, including key audits, weekly walkthrough of facilities, and other appropriate follow-up.
    • Hold a minimum of 10 office hours each week Monday-Friday.
    • Attend and participate in departmental staff meetings.
       

    Student Conduct and Duty

    • Consult with and assist the Resident Director and Associate Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities in implementing the educational system for handling student conduct. This involves individual/group conduct meetings, attending and facilitating floor meetings when necessary and updating conduct database.
    • Submit appropriate paperwork to the Student Rights and Responsibilities when case resolution meetings are completed.
    • Ensure that all conduct cases are handled according to guidelines set forth by HRE and Student Rights and Responsibilities.
    • Serve on weekly Administrator-On-Call (AOC) duty rotation for DU students. The AOC must remain close to campus and be able to be reached 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies and/or requests for assistance. Follow designated procedures when consulting with Senior Administrator-On-Call.
    • Respect and maintain student and staff confidentiality, except in cases that may be dangerous to individuals and/or the greater community.
       

    Community Development, Advising, and Leadership

    • Foster community development by supporting, motivating, coaching, and educating staff for all social and building wide programming efforts to meet all Community Development Model requirements to maximize students’ experience in the community.
    • Be visible in building and work to create a sense of belonging for residents
    • Coordinate evaluations of programs and maintain program budgets.
    • Attend community-wide programs put on by professional staff.
    • Meet with students to discuss roommate concerns, substance abuse issues, and other personal concerns. Act as a referral agent to other university resources, including the Health and Counseling Center, Academic Advising, Career Center, Student Outreach and Support, Title IX and Equal Opportunity, and Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment, etc.
    • Collaborate with supervisor on all student and staff concerns.
    • Advise a college-aged group of students in the form of a Hall Council or other student leadership opportunities within community.


    Required Qualifications

    • Be enrolled and maintain good academic standing in the DU Masters of Higher Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Research Methods & Statistics, or Library & Information Science program throughout the course of employment.
    • No other employment may be held during duration of the GRD contract without prior permission from supervisor.
    • Part of breaks (winter, spring & summer) will require GRD presence on campus and/or involvement with committee tasks and other responsibilities. The entire month of August and the first two weeks of Winter Break include mandatory training for GRDs. There may be opportunities for the GRD to work over Winter and Summer Breaks
    • You may be required to be present on-campus or serve on-call during a national holiday.
    • Follow all University of Denver and Housing & Residential Education policies and procedures appropriately.
    • Work 20 hours/week with increased workloads at the beginning and end of each quarter; contact length varies between 10-11 months based on the University calendar.


    Work Schedule

    • University is open M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm with some weekends, evenings, holidays, and on-call work.
    • Serve in a rotation of Administrators On-Call during weekends and holidays, in addition to some scheduled work days during weekends and holidays.


    Compensation

    • Tuition: up to 24 credit hours per year in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver, pending available funding
    • $11,762 stipend per academic year, unlimited meal plan while classes are in session, furnished 1-bedroom apartment
    • Other: student health fee, health insurance

    Start Date: Aug 8, 2022

     

    To Apply

    E-mail your cover letter and resume to Christian Doody (Christian.Doody@du.edu).

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (Office of Internationalization)

    Office Information 

    The Office of Internationalization (INTZ) provides leadership and support for the University of Denver's efforts to internationalize the curriculum and the campus. At DU, students and scholars from overseas are part of our community, and all our faculty and students are encouraged to study, research, and offer service in a global context. The Office of Internationalization have two sub-units: International Student and Scholar Services, and the Office of International Education, which runs DU’s term-length study abroad programs. Internationalization is the focal point of DU’s international strategic partnerships, study abroad at DU, and the academic home to curricular initiatives, including the study abroad course sequence.
     

    Position Detail 

    The Graduate Assistant (GA) for the Office of Internationalization (INTZ) holds a 20 an hour a week appointment. The GA will report directly to the Executive and Academic Director of INTZ and will primarily work on curricular initiatives and faculty development materials at the University of Denver. In addition, the GA will be a collaborative colleague with other team members in INTZ, as well as a campus partner across the University including those in the Office of Teaching and Learning and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The GSA must be enrolled and maintain good academic standing in a doctoral program in the Morgridge College of Education throughout their course of employment. No other employment may be held during the duration of the GA contract without prior permission from supervisor. GAs may also have increased workloads during peak periods of time. The contract length will vary between 9-10 months based on the University calendar.
     

    Required Qualifications 

    • Candidates must have an earned bachelor’s degree and admission/enrollment in a University of Denver Morgridge College of Education doctoral program. 
    • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice and equity. 
    • Excellent organizational, planning, interpersonal and communications skills. 
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member. 
    • A genuine interest and satisfaction in working with students, faculty, and staff.  


    Preferred Qualifications

    • A demonstrated interest in intercultural/global learning and, international perspectives and/or faculty development
    • Ability to communicate with a broad range of faculty, staff, advisors, stakeholders, etc.
    • Basic understanding of computerized databases and information systems
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member collaboratively
    • Respect and maintain confidentiality, except in cases that may be dangerous to individuals and/or the greater community


    Summary of Responsibilities 

    Administration

    • Hold regular hours for faculty and staff to reach you
    • Attend weekly one-on-one meetings with the Executive and Academic Director for Internationalization
    • Attend Office of Internationalization community meetings

    Curricular initiatives and Development

    • Support the development of faculty supports for COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) and global learning in partnership with the Executive and Academic Director for Internationalization
    • Conduct research and literature reviews on high impact practices around COIL, Global learning, and Internationalization the curriculum
    • Develop and execute institution-wide communications promoting COIL such as writing blog posts, emailing listservs, connecting with campus constituents through presentations
    • Develop web content on COIL and global learning for the Office of Internationalization’s website
    • Develop content and assist in designing workshops, presentations, online modules for faculty development around COIL and/or Global learning.
    • Support development, administration, and execution of 1-2 faculty curriculum/program (re)design institutes related to COIL and/or Global Learning annually.
    • Provide support to faculty running of COIL courses, including consultations on technology, developing learning outcomes, class activities, administrative tasks, or other aspects.
    • Contribute as needed to the development/implementation of global learning initiatives.

    Training & Professional Development

    • Participate in various professional development opportunities hosted by Internationalization or relevant units on campus
    • Participate in “all internationalization” meetings as required to assist in developing goals, objectives, and priorities
    • Participate in any relevant conference or institutional presentations related to the work

    Departmental Support

    • Participate in departmental training /development initiatives
    • Participate in departmental assessment/evaluation efforts
    • Participate in a departmental working group, to be determined based upon annual needs
    • Contribute as needed to advance the overall mission and vision of INTZ
    • Collaborate with other areas of INTZ and units across campus
    • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects and campus committees as assigned
       

    Compensation, Start and End Dates

    • Tuition: 24 credit hours per year in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver
    • Stipend: $17,118/ 9-10 period
    • Other: student health fee, health insurance
    • Start Date: September 1, 2022; End date: May 31, 2023
       

    To Apply

    Please send an email with a letter of interest and resume to Kirsten.DeSart@du.edu

  • Research Assistant (RULER)

    Department Summary

    Organization background and mission. The University of Denver (DU) is committed to its vision as a great private university dedicated to the public good. One of the main tenets of DU’s strategic plan, DU Impact 2025, is an emphasis on collaborating for the public good, seeking the biggest problems in our region and working to solve them by addressing social needs in Denver and the Rocky Mountain West. The research assistants will play an integral role in DU’s mission by working with our team of mental health professionals, trainees, and staff in a variety of roles.

    RULER is an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning (SEL) developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. RULER supports the entire school community in understanding the value of emotions, building the skills of emotional intelligence, and creating and maintaining a positive school climate. RULER is implemented in three phases: (1) Staff Personal and Professional Learning, (2) Classroom Instruction, and (3) Family Engagement and Education. Use of RULER in preschool settings simultaneously enhances the emotional skills of students and the adults involved in their education and creates and sustains positive emotional climates for teaching and learning. To test whether RULER has an impact on young children and educators, we will use the highest level of scientific scrutiny: a randomized controlled trial. Preschools will be randomly assigned to a treatment group or a waitlist control group. The treatment group will begin RULER in fall of 2022 and continue into 2023. The waitlist-control group will begin RULER in fall of 2024. Both groups will begin data collection in fall of 2022. Children will be randomly chosen to participate in a series of play-based assessments to assess their kindergarten readiness (i.e., social and emotional skills, self-regulation, pre-academic skills). Classroom teachers will be asked to complete one survey per child in the fall and spring each year. Teachers and leaders will also be given surveys to complete about themselves and their practice in the fall and spring each year in addition to a two-hour classroom observation in the winter. These will help us learn about educators’ social and emotional skills, stress, pedagogy, and leadership.

    Position Summary
    Research Assistants involved in the Promoting School Readiness through Emotional Intelligence: An Efficacy Trial of Preschool RULER in Colorado study will support data collection and data cleaning efforts for school administrators, teachers, and children’s data across several preschool and center-based childcare centers in the Denver metro area.

    Essential Functions

    Research Assistants will assist with data collection activities. In addition to receiving assessment training in the late summer, conducting child assessments in the fall and spring, and classroom observations during the winter, Research Assistants will collect survey data and be involved with data cleaning.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    The applicant should be a team player with a positive attitude who wants to be an ambassador for the RULER team. The applicant should be detail-oriented, flexible, and exhibit a willingness to handle all requests and questions with a helpful customer service approach. Basic office and computer skills needed. Treating everyone with respect, patience and kindness is a requirement.


    Required Qualifications

    • Currently a graduate student in psychology, education, or a related field (i.e., social work, etc.)
    • Attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines and punctuality 
    • Cultural sensitivity, as many projects involve communicating with colleagues from diverse backgrounds. 


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Previous experience with administering assessment and/or early childhood 
    • Knowledge of schools and young children 
    • Evidence of leadership skills

    Working Environment

    • In-person in early childhood centers and DU campus
    • Remote documentation (i.e., data cleaning, team meetings, etc.).


    Physical Activities

    • Assessment with children may involve some physical activity including getting down on the ground, sitting for extended periods or time, etc.
    • Ability to work on an i-Pad and computer for data collection


    Work Schedule

    • One or two mornings per week in preschools (i.e., 4-6 hours/week); primarily during August to October 2022 and April to May 2023


    Compensation

    This position is also open to work study and non-work study funded students. Students will be paid $18/hr.

    You will be asked for your available hours on a quarterly basis. Positions are typically granted for one year at a time, and continuation is contingent upon excellent attendance, work, and behavior. 

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates’ sex or any other protected status.

    Benefits

    The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

    To Apply

    For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on July 22, 2022. Interviews will be ongoing until openings are filled.

    If interested, please email the RULER team at ruler@du.edu

    Please include the following documents with your application:

    • Resume
    • Cover letter

    The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status, or any other status protected by law. We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check. These are required for all part-time, full-time and student employee hires.

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.