Are YOU interested in continuing to work for “a Faith that does Justice” while furthering your academic goals in graduate school?
The Schlegel Center for Service and Justice (SCSJ) Graduate Assistant position is designed to give graduate students (particularly those individuals pursuing Master’s degrees in Ministry, Christian Spirituality, or Negotiation and Conflict Resolution) a chance to develop leadership and proficiency in faith/justice ministry as an integral member of the SCSJ team.
Past Graduate Assistants have primarily worked with our Service & Justice Trips program, Local Community Engagement and/or our Communications Team. Compensation includes partial or full tuition depending on the graduate program, a monthly stipend, and numerous opportunities for professional development.
For more details and application process, please review the Position Description (to be posted).
Current SCSJ Graduate Assistants:
Kaliyah Meriwether (2020-present) now enrolled in the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Jordan Malcom (2020-present) now enrolled in the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Ed Nuñez (2019-present) now enrolled in the Master of Arts in Ministry Program
Past Graduate Assistants
Alyssa Beasley (2018-2020) completed the Master of Arts in Ministry Program
Kristin Watt (2018-2019) completed the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Anna Ferguson (2017-2019) completed the Master of Arts in Ministry Program
Victoria Acosta (2016-2018) completed the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Kevin Kuehl (2015-2017) completed the Master of Arts in Ministry Program
Mike Rios completed the Master of Arts in Ministry Program
Cat Keating completed the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
“Serving as a graduate assistant has touched all aspects of my life, beyond a job. Throughout this experience I have been able to deepen my passion for justice in a professional setting, while sharing that passion with others. One aspect of this work that has been invigorating both personally and professionally is embedding education for justice into our local community engagement program. Through this development we brought together justice education and policy change to connections with communities who are impacted by systemic injustices. By embedding justice education into our programming we are more effective at teaching students the “Two Feet of Love in Action” also known as service and justice. Additionally, I have been able to learn so much about working in a professional environment that is consistently changing due to COVID-19, this has helped me practice being flexible in a way I never imagined myself doing. A nod to a prayer attributed to Fr. Pedro Arrupe, falling in love with the work we do in the SCSJ and staying in love has decided everything for me.” – Jordon Malcom
“My experience as a Graduate Assistant in the SCSJ has been more than I could have hoped for! Having been heavily involved in the SCSJ in undergrad, it was a natural transition for me to become a GA. Through my two years, I have learned countless skills in communications, ministry, accompanying students, and professional development. I don’t think I would be as prepared to enter the ‘real world’ if it wasn’t for my Graduate Assistantship in the SCSJ!” – Ed Nuñez
“I have seen a lot of both professional and personal growth. I have come to be able to lead students through putting on a program or event; I have a better sense of what it means to be a supervisor and to be supervised; I have come very far in understanding policy, government, and political action for change; and more….However, it has been the spiritual and ‘soul’ formation that happens when working with compassionate people- living to form a more just and peaceful world- that has made the largest impact on my life…This is the ground on which hearts of compassion are ignited. I am grateful for my time with the SCSJ!” – Cat Keating
“The SCSJ Graduate Assistantship allowed me to follow my passions, hone my skills and gain valuable experience in faith-justice ministry. I was able to transition from the peer ministry of coordinating domestic and international immersions to learning the administrative aspects of our Service and Justice Trips program. I created a 1 credit class that I was able to teach when I completed my degree and was hired as a staff member in the SCSJ. “ - Kelly Tadeo Orbik Currently Kelly is the Associate Director of the SCSJ.