Academic Affairs


Graduate Assistant for  Early Entrance Program

Starting Date:

Fall 2015

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree-seeking graduate student in the field of counseling or psychology to conduct wellness sessions for students in the Early Entrance Program.  Graduate Assistants must be registered in a CSU counseling program and must be enrolled in courses towards the completion of that graduate degree during the appointment period.  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.  Exceptions to the minimum eligibility qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the University.

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:

Education: Prefer completion of most course work leading to the Master’s degree in Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles with emphasis in school-based counseling and human development. Strong academic record and understanding of college level study skills is a must.

Experience: Prefer some counseling experience with children and/or adolescents if possible. Experience with gifted children a plus.


Under the supervision of the Director of the Early Entrance Program in collaboration with a School-Based Family Counseling Faculty supervisor, the Grad Assistant will be responsible for conducting weekly and bi-weekly individual academic counseling sessions to enable the participants in this program, very young students ages 11-18, to acquire the necessary basic academic and social skills to survive in a University setting. Specific duties may include but not be limited to interviewing, developing programs for training, conducting formal and informal assessments of students’ needs in basic educational skills, prescribing appropriate remedial, corrective or developmental materials and activities, and maintaining office hours to provide direct individual contact between student and Grad Assistant. Such activities may include scheduling and meeting with students to discuss problems, issues, and concerns in acquiring college-level skills in mathematics, note-taking, term paper writing, test-taking, and self-evaluation. Teaching social skills including class participation, talking with faculty and staff at the University, and developing beneficial relationships with other students, especially those enrolled in the Early Entrance Program, may be required. The Grad Assistant will be expected to maintain and monitor all student records, provide the Director with quarterly evaluations of each student’s progress and meet with the parents of the students along with the Director to share information about the student’s performance in University level classes and the development of his or her socioemotional skills.


Current Graduate Assistant rate for an average of 20 hours per week.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 23,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area. The University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving, and Minority-serving institution.

Required Documentation:

Standard documentation includes: letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.  Applicants will be notified of their appointment to a position by e-mail and/or telephone.


Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:

Trinh Pham, Director
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8171

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 or 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.