College of Natural & Social Sciences


College of Natural and Social Sciences

Graduate Assistant for the NSS Fellow Program during July 12-29th, plus 3-half day training during June30-July2, 2021.  The program is 4-half days a week from 9:00AM-noon each day.  A total of 20 hours/week; Monday-Thursday. The graduate assistant will be responsible for attending 3-half day training and complete all online training assignments.

Starting Date:

Beginning: June 30, 2021

Ending Date: July 29, 2021

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree-seeking graduate student in any disciplines in the College of Natural and Social Sciences. Graduate Assistants is currently registered in spring 2021 and will be registered in a CSU graduate degree program in the Fall 2021.

Applicants should have the ability to relate well to others within the academic environment, and demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.

As a University dedicated to engagement, service and the public good, the successful candidate will be expected to join faculty, staff, students and administrators in a commitment to these purposes.

Preferred Qualifications:

The applicant should display an ease and comfort in working with students of all ethnicities and have good oral and written communication skills. Good library research, writing, people/social skills as well as an ability to mentor undergraduate students is essential.

Hiring Criteria:

Priority will be given to individuals who have excellent oral and written communication skills.


Under the general supervision of the faculty member, GA provides support and guidance for groups of students through both synchronous and asynchronous online activities. Facilitate and mediate online discussion and group activities as well answer student inquiries about assignments.  Assist in student group project preparation for their presentation on July29th.  Act as liaisons between students and faculty, and support new students (freshman or transfer) as they prepare to transition into the University. Other duties as assigned. 


$20/hour for 20 hours/week plus 3 days of 3 hour/day training.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good.  We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations.  The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation.  As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

Required Documentation:

Standard documentation includes: curriculum vita, GET print-out verifying enrollment in a program of graduate study, one letter of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment Form.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Applications accepted at any time until May 15th.  Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:

Professor Melanie Saldana


Email title: GA for NSS Fellow Program

Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.