Hispanic Diversity
Graduate Assistant - Physical Therapy

Graduate Assistant - Physical Therapy

locationReading, PA 19601, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/10/2024
Education / Training
Full Time


Under the direction of the Chair, the GA will: 1. support administrative and organizational tasks associated with the program’s service learning experiences, including activities at and for the pro bono center, 2. support administrative and organizational tasks associated with the clinical education program, under the direction of the Director of Clinical Education, 3. support administrative and organizational tasks as directed by the department’s administrative assistant. Which may include assignments related to record keeping, department correspondence, student/faculty organizations, etc. The position handles a varied work schedule and the ability to prioritize work duties as he/she deems necessary and under the supervision of the PT Department Chair.    


  • Assists the PT Department Chair, Director of Clinical Education, PT faculty, and PT Administrative Assistant in the completion of daily tasks, as deemed appropriate. 
  • Assists the PT Department Chair, Director of Clinical Education, PT faculty, and PT Administrative Assistant with special projects and assignments. 
  • Compose correspondence, answer inquiries, set up appointments, organize and schedule meetings, order office and lab supplies, etc. 
  • Provide support to PT faculty and adjunct faculty with the administrative aspects of teaching that do not relate to student grading, advising, and assessment of learning. These tasks include, but are not limited to; obtaining desk copies, photocopying, archiving course materials, organizational management  
  • Organize, assist and follow through with department events and projects, including but not limited to university and community events, etc. 
  • Provide support to the Director of Clinical Education for a variety of tasks associated with the clinical education program including communication and correspondence with clinical sites, obtaining and then maintaining clearances, record keeping and organization of clinical education documents, etc. as directed and supervised by the DCE 
  • Supports and maintains the physical space and supports faculty and student leadership in overall management of the pro bono center and service learning activities at a variety of settings   
  • Handles day-to-day activities according to the PT Department Chair’s general instructions and notifying the Chair of upcoming events and timelines. 
  • Promote Franciscan ideals and adherence to the Mission of the Department and University. 


  • Commitment to the mission statement, core values and goals of the PT Department and Alvernia University. 
  • Earned bachelor Degree and currently enrolled as a full-time student within the DPT Program 
  • Strong organizational and communication (written and oral) skills. 
  • Strong PC skills and experience including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Teams. 


  • Attendance is required in order to perform the duties of this job.  
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time while working on the computer.  
  • Ability to coordinate multiple activities and projects and prioritize own work. 
  • Ability to stay focused on job at hand with constant interruptions.