First-Gen+ Center is Hiring

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The First-Gen+ Center is looking for enthusiastic students to become student peer mentors. These positions will begin during the Spring 2024 semester and will continue through the 2024-2025 Academic Year. Students selected will be REQUIRED to enroll in a UNIV 300-level course during the Spring 2024 semester (typically Thursdays 1:30 – 2:45PM). Applications close on January 7th, 2024 at 11:59PM. 

Please note that there is ONE application for STEP Mentors and First-Gen Peer Mentors. You may note your preference in your cover letter.

(Handshake Job Post #8396727)

First-Gen Peer Mentors

The First-Generation (“First-Gen”) Peer Mentoring program is a program to support first gen student success at George Mason University. First-Gen Peer Mentors will provide support while serving as a positive role model for these students. 

STEP Peer Mentors

The Student Transition Empowerment Program (STEP) is an initiative of the First-Gen+ Center created to enhance the recruitment, engagement and retention of first-generation college students accepted to George Mason University. STEP mentors play an integral role in helping incoming STEP students transition and build community at Mason.


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Graduate Professional Assistantship Opportunity

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Graduate Student Life is hiring a Graduate Professional Assistant (GPA) for Graduate Diversity Engagement and Leadership. Learn more and apply for this position below!

About the Position

The Graduate Professional Assistant (GPA) for Graduate Diversity Engagement and Leadership within Graduate Student Life provides leadership and program support for a co-curricular learning series and other special events addressing cross-cultural learning and leadership, via in-person programming and virtual initiatives. The GPA will assist the Assistant Director of Graduate Student Life with curriculum development, facilitator engagement and training, event planning, and administrative management.  The position will report to the Assistant Director of Graduate Student Life.

The official term of the assistantship will begin once a candidate is successfully hired through May 24, 2024.

Learn More

Please check out the job posting for qualifications, responsibilities, and time requirements.

Please direct all queries to Austin A. Deray, Assistant Director of Graduate Student Life, at


For best consideration, apply by Friday, October 27.


Now Hiring AMP Mentors for Fall 2023

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The Mason Early Identification Program (EIP) and Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) are looking for undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in working with the middle and high school student populations, tutoring, mentoring, and giving back to the Northern Virginia community for the Fall 2023 semester. Learn more about this AMP Mentor position below, and apply on Mason360 by August 27, 2023 (Priority Application Deadline) or September 4, 2023 (General Application Deadline). 

About AMP Mentors: 

The AMP Mentors will play an integral role in supporting the delivery of academic supports needed for academic and personal success at over 25 different tutoring sites. These supports comprise of academic coaching, academic assistance, and ultimately helping EIP students realize their academic potential. AMP Mentors will report directly to the Assistant Director and Associate Director at EIP. This will be an in-person position for Fall 2023 with starting pay of $14/hour.

Note: transportation to sites is provided for those who do not have their own transportation. 

  • Undergraduate/Graduate students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 
  • Able to provide academic assistance to students in English, Math, Science, History, and/or other subjects 
  • Able to work with minors and pass a Mason background check in addition to county/school background checks 

How to Apply: 

Complete the application via Mason 360: 

  • Priority Application Deadline: August 27, 2023 
  • General Application Deadline: September 4, 2023 
  • Interviews Begin: August 28, 2023 

Submit the following documents through the online application: 

  • Resume 
  • Unofficial Mason Transcript 
  • Fall 2023 Class Schedule 

Questions? Email Aaron Muz or Dr. Mia Hines 


Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant Position Open with Project E-Ignite

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Project E-Ignite is a Jacob K. Javits grant housed in the College of Education and Human Development. The project is looking for a doctoral graduate research assistant for the 2023-2024 academic year.  

The grant focuses on:
  • Identifying and serving Gifted and Talented students from underserved populations including Black, Latinx, and English Learners, as well as those who are economically disadvantaged and children with disabilities.
  • Promoting effective instruction in classrooms in high-poverty schools.
  • Increasing teacher understanding of Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
  • Increasing student cognitive skills, engagement, and motivation to learn.
  • Promoting STEM Education with PBL curriculum.
A GRA on Project ExCEL-Ignite will engage in the following tasks:
  • Development and creation of research measures
  • Curriculum revision and development
  • Preparation of teacher professional development materials
  • Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data (student and teacher data)
  • Preparation and maintenance of student consent and assent data
  • Collaboration with team faculty and staff on school implementation, data collection, analysis, and dissemination tasks
The GRA will learn and improve:
  • Qualitative and quantitative research skills on a large-scale federal grant in multiple school districts
  • Academic writing and referencing skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • How to work effectively as part of a collaborative team
How To Apply:

For information about the project or to apply, please send a resume/CV and a letter of interest to Dr. Kimberley Daly, Coordinator, Project E-Ignite at If you have any questions about the project, you can also email Dr. Daly.

This position is a full-time GRA position (20 hours/week). Optimally, we are looking for a student who has past qualitative or quantitative research experience or has completed EDRS 810.


Undergraduate Research Assistant Position with INTO Mason 

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INTO Mason is hiring an Undergraduate Research Assistant to support a curriculum development grant seeking to: 

  • Integrate and align civic engagement and antiracist and inclusive excellence (ARIE) learning goals throughout the undergraduate International Pathways curriculum  
  • Redesign key courses to ensure that they suit the linguistic and cultural needs of Pathway students and Direct Entry international students at both Fairfax and Mason Korea campuses  

The changes we propose within and across these courses would result in a well-scaffolded, intentional integration of learning outcomes related to civic engagement, antiracism, inclusion, and equity, with materials and activities designed to meet the needs of international students and multilingual learners. With the curricular changes we propose, international students would be prepared to engage more fully in campus and community life and conversations around antiracism and inclusion.  

The undergraduate RA would work from August 2023 – June 2024, on the following tasks:  

  • Independently researching diverse art, literature, music and other media from diverse cultural groups in the U.S.  
  • Organizing and summarizing research   
  • Researching and developing culturally and linguistically appropriate course materials  
  • Testing course materials and activities as well as survey or interview questions  
  • Recruiting research participants  
  • Conducting interviews, observations, or other data collection  


  • Strong interest in Social Sciences, History, Literature, Art, or Education  
  • Ability to work well independently  
  • Strong research, organization, and communication skills  
  • Excellent attention to detail  

Pay: $15/hour, maximum of $4000/semester  


  1. Submit CV and Cover Letter to or on Handshake  
  1. Submit 2-3 minute video explaining your interest and fit for this position:  (Join code: b1236cee)