Open Position: Graduate Representative, Doctoral-Granting Institution

Posted By on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Open Position: Graduate Representative, Doctoral-Granting Institution

Posted by on April 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

The Student Assembly is seeking applicants for a Graduate Representative, Doctoral-Granting Institutions.


The Graduate Representative is required to attend all Executive Committee meetings and the bi-annual conferences. In addition, The Graduate Representative must keep consistent contact with their assigned campuses, serve on at least one committee and participate in conference calls with other State-Operated Campuses representatives. The Graduate Representative must also submit a report of their work each month. The duties, spelled out further, are below:

  1. Consistently connect with the student leaders they represent, both physically and electronically.
  2. Attend a monthly Executive Committee meeting with a report on their work and updates from the campuses they represent.   
  3. Serve on state-wide standing or ad-hoc committees of the Student Assembly.
  4. Attend monthly Executive Committee meetings and visit the respective campuses they represent.
  5. Work collaboratively with the other Representatives on policy proposals and legislative priorities of their campuses.

Eligible candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 and be enrolled in a graduate program at one of the following campuses:

  • University at Albany
  • Binghamton University
  • University at Buffalo
  • College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • College of Optometry
  • Downstate Medical University
  • Stony Brook University
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • Upstate Medical University

Having a high degree of initiative, the ability to complete work without regular direction, proficiency in written/email communications, and possess strong oral communication skills is preferred.


Please answer these prompts in a cover letter format:

  1. What would you say are the most pronounced issues facing graduate students in the system?
  2. Why do you think you would make an effective representative and advocate for graduate students
  3. How do you believe your experience will benefit the Student Assembly as a whole?

Interested candidates should send a cover letter answering the above prompts and resume to by May 10th, 2018.

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