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Graduate Fellowships

Descriptions of possible positions for 2019-20:

Care and Wellness Assistant:

The graduate fellow will work in the Dean of Students Office and assist with the facilitation of Merrimack College’s Crisis Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (CARE) system, which includes individual student outreach/support, case management, promotion/awareness of the CARE team, and training others to use the CARE system. Position responsibilities are:

  • Meet with students referred through the CARE system for individual appointments; provide support and resources for students facing a variety of concerns that impact their well-being, including mental health, illness/injury, grief, intent to transfer, and more.
  • Assist in the overall case management of CARE reports.
  • Promote the use of CARE with key campus partners through education and training.
  • Participate in trainings and workshops for faculty, staff, and students across campus on topics such as mindfulness, stress reduction, mental health, and wellness.

Success Coach:

Alongside the professional staff of the Academic Success Center (ASC), the graduate assistant will work as a success coach with a focus on academic growth & success. She/he will be responsible for assisting the team in the mission of promoting the success of entering freshmen whose histories suggest a need for focused attention to meet the demands of higher education. The graduate fellow will help students transition between high school and college. She/he will help the students develop skills such as critical thinking and reading, writing, time management strategies, goal setting, and discipline through one-on-one meetings, workshops, and guided study time focused on coursework. The graduate fellow will be mentored by the Assistant Director of Student Success-Drive Program and the Associate Dean, given appropriate training, and work alongside the ASC team throughout the year.  Responsibilities are:

  • ​Provide support, motivation, and guidance to students.
  • ​Assist in organization/execution of projects geared towards academic readiness among first year freshmen.
  • ​Meet with students one-on-one for academic success coaching meetings, and maintain outreach and communication with the students through e-mail and other electronic communication.
  • ​Meet regularly with the Assistant Director of Student Success-Drive Program, including attending academic success coaching training sessions as well as program meetings.
  • ​Act as a point of communication between the students and college-wide support personnel.
  • ​Maintain a team attitude and complete any/all duties and tasks as assigned.

Additional qualifications: Interest in college readiness, developmental education, and student retention, including student services and support.

Student Learning Community Coordinator and Success Coach:

The graduate fellow will work as a Learning Community Coordinator and Success Coach with a focus on a successful transition for new undergraduates to the Psychology major. The Psychology Department graduate fellowship will be responsible for assisting the department in the mission of making successful students of entering freshmen. This work will involve pre-advising of all freshmen and sophomores, to help them develop a coherent and meaningful academic trajectory, and it will also involve helping students connect with each other and with relevant resources on campus, including faculty, instructors, career advisors, and each other.  The graduate assistant will help students develop skills such as critical thinking and reading, writing, time management strategies, goal setting and discipline through one-on-one meetings, workshops, and guided study time focused on course work. Responsibilities are:

  • ​Provide support, motivation, and guidance to students
  • ​Assist in organization/execution of projects geared towards first year students  and academic readiness
  • ​Meet with students one-on-one for advising and developing academic success strategies and maintaining communication with the students through e-mail and other media
  • ​Meet regularly with the faculty of the department
  • ​Act as a point of communication between the students and college-wide support personnel
  • ​Maintain a team attitude and complete any and all duties and tasks as assigned.

Additional qualifications: Interest in college readiness and developmental education, and student retention, including student services and support.