Work at SGPIA-Front Desk Student Assistant Specialist

The Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs (SGPIA) is looking for an energetic, problem-solving student to join our office support team as Front Desk Student Assistant Specialist. In this position, the student will support SGPIA Director and Administrators, other GPIA student workers, SGPIA students, and SGPIA faculty. 

Job Description (remote): 

  • Manage and email accounts.
  • Answering student, prospective student, and faculty questions related to SGPIA, and New School procedures. 
  • Processing honorarium requests, invoices, independent contractors, institutional contracts, and other payment requests. 
  • Providing support for administrative and fiscal processes, including procurement, purchasing, facilities. 
  • Maintaining program blog and making edits as necessary; writing new “Opportunities” based on submissions to email. 
  • Managing SGPIA listserv. 
  • Assisting with advising assignment process under direction of the Associate Director of Student Affairs. 
  • Making routine updates to internal course catalogue, course schedule, elective posters on SGPIA blog. 
  • Administrative & project support as needed by request of Peter Hoffman & Fabiola Berdiel. 
  • Providing additional staffing support for events. 
  • Attending regular student staff meetings. 

Student workers are also responsible for special projects, in which they are expected to track tasks and report on progress at weekly meetings. Examples include:

  • Alumni tracking projects 
  • Working with faculty on initiatives such as in-depth program review or new faculty hires prospective student outreach 


  • Current New School graduate student with at least two semesters left in your degree
  • Excellent communication, organization, attention to detail, and customer service skills
  •  Proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Google Drive, Zoom
  •  Ability to prioritize and complete important and time-sensitive tasks in a fast-paced environment 
  • Tenacity with solving problems and getting results, sometimes amidst organizational challenges. 
  • Sound judgment and discretion with student information 
  • Available to work approximately 15 – 20 hours per week 


  • Free to work over summer and winter breaks 
  • Project Management experience 
  • Familiarity with software applications including DropBox, InDesign, WordPress and Avery templates 

Note: The outlined responsibilities might change slightly when in-person work resumes. Start Date: February 1, 2021 

Compensation: The position will be compensated at a rate of $17/hour at 15-20 hours/week. 

Send your resume to Fabiola Berdiel: Interviews will be conducted the week of the 25th of January. The student should be available to start as soon as February 1st.