Middle Earth Graduate Assistantships

Each spring semester beginning in mid-February, the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program recruits graduate students from various departments and schools for one Hotline Coordinator and one Alcohol Prevention Coordinator assistantship position.

Each graduate assistantship carries a tuition waiver, and both assistantships carry a stipend that is based on the standards set by the State budget and GSEU contract.

The Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.


Position Descriptions

Hotline Coordinator
The Hotline Coordinator position involves oversight of the daily operation of the Middle Earth hotline service, which is staffed by undergraduate volunteers. The Hotline Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the delivery of six credit-bearing training courses for undergraduate peer assistants as well as providing ongoing supervision of undergraduate students working on the hotline. The incumbent will also carry performance evaluation duties for students who are enrolled in undergraduate courses that are affiliated with Middle Earth.

Please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae (electronic submission via Microsoft Word files preferred) to:

M. Dolores Cimini, Ph.D.,
Assistant Director for Prevention and Program Evaluation
Director, Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program
Counseling and Psychological Services
400 Patroon Creek Boulevard, Suite 104
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: 518-442-5800
Fax: 518-442-3096
Email: dcimini@albany.edu

The application deadline is April 1.

Alcohol Prevention Coordinator
The Alcohol Prevention Coordinator position involves responsibility for and supervision of alcohol prevention programs that range from National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week to the UAlbany Social Norms Campaign. The position involves training and co‐supervising members of the nationally recognized Middle Earth Outreach Education Program, including the Middle Earth Players which is a campus peer theater group. Similar to our other coordinator positions, the Alcohol Prevention Coordinator oversees the administration and implementation of daily program operations, such as scheduling of workshops, theme weeks, peer theater group trainings and performances, informational events, supervision of undergraduate students in the outreach program, as well as serving as a liaison with the campus community.

Please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae (electronic submission via Microsoft Word files preferred) to:

Brian M. Freidenberg, Ph.D.,
Addictive Behaviors Specialist/Staff Psychologist
Counseling and Psychological Services
400 Patroon Creek Boulevard, Suite 104
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: 518-442-5800
Fax: 518-442-3096
Email: bfreidenberg@albany.edu

The application deadline is April 1.