Work Study Opportunities

Are you a current U of T student? Looking to earn a little income and learn some skills? The Work Study Program provides the opportunity to deepen you rknowledge, strenghtne you skills and explorer how your academic studies translate to career possibilties. 

Current Work Study Opportunities

Term Posted:

2022 Spring/Summer

Date Created:

03/17/2022 11:00 AM

Job Type:

Finance/Administrative Assistant and Customer Service Support

Application Deadline:

04/30/2022 11:59 PM

Application Method:

Through Career Learning Network

Job Posting Information

Campus Location:

St. George

Work Study Position Title:

Graduate Administrator Assistant

# of Vacancies:


Hours Per Week:


Degree/Credential Level:


Position Description & Qualifications:

The Department for the Study of Religion:

The Department for the Study of Religion (DSR) explores the way religions have grown and developed, how they have been understood and transformed, and how we can think about them with discipline in our religiously plural environment. Our programs enable students to grasp religion as a critical aspect of the varied cultures and philosophies of the world and the interactions among them. We study religion as an historical and political phenomenon with wide-ranging social, ethical, economic, and political effects. As a result, students at all levels can better understand how religion is at play in local and global contexts and can gain insight into the significant impact of religion on contemporary affairs. Our location in one of the most religiously diverse cities in the world is an important resource and responsibility as we facilitate intellectually informed and publicly-minded conversations on religion in the public sphere through research, university networks, public events, and student engagement.

Your Opportunity:

Under the general direction of the Graduate Administrator, the incumbent will work on several projects that will help propel graduate students in PhD and MA programs in their studies. The successful candidate's 2 primary projects will be:

  1. Award Database
  2. Alumni Database

The incumbent will also have the opportunity to work on in-house projects related to the graduate programs.


Students from all areas of discipline are encouraged to apply. We encourage students with interest and/or experience in graduate school, particularly in the study of religion.

Experience and Skills:

The successful candidate should be organized, computer literate, have experience conducting, documenting, and organizing research results, and work well independently. Demonstrated computer skills in: MS Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel), E-mail (e.g. Outlook), and Adobe Acrobat. Experience with Award Explorer, LinkedIn, Google and other search engines is expected.


  • To collect information on and create a database of graduate awards with information that includes award amounts, deadlines, eligibility, application process(es), etc.). 
  • To research and document graduate and undergraduate alumni including profession and contact information.
  • Work with the Communications Officer in the presentation of the research on the department website.

Position Type:

Finance/Administrative Assistant and Customer Service Support

Relevant  competencies: 

Critical thinking

Goal-setting and prioritization


Organization & records management

Project management

Technological aptitude

This opportunity usually occurs during the following days/hours:


Before 5 p.m.

Areas of interest that apply to this opportunity:

Business, Economics, & Entrepreneurial

Graduate Life


Description to appear on the Co-Curricular Record:

The Graduate Administrator Assistant assisted with the planning, coordination and implementation of various projects within the Graduate Program. The Assistant researched, organized and documented critical information that helped graduate students improve their academic and professional opportunities and experiences in grad school. 

Is this position suitable for President's Scholars of Excellence recipients?:


Application Information

Application Deadline:

April 30, 2022 11:59 PM

Application Procedure:

Through Career Learning Network

Application document required:

Resume,Cover Letter



University of Toronto


Faculty of Arts & Science


Study of Religion

Supervisor's Name:

Fereshteh Hashemi

Supervisor's Title:

Graduate Administrator