Getting Involved

Student Employment

Are you a graduate student looking for part-time work? Come work with us! In the Office of a Pedagogy of Hope Through Research and Practice (PoH Office), we engage challenging issues and invite others to join us in addressing them head-on. We question the structures that marginalize and oppress. We partner with underserved members of our educational and social communities to reimagine equitable and inclusive systems where all can thrive.

As a Graduate Assistant (GA) in the POH Office, you will provide the power that fuels our mission. In addition to providing excellent customer service to visitors, you will have the opportunity to work in one of the following areas:

  • Research
  • Event organization
  • Courageous conversations and other initiatives
  • Office operations
  • Website and social media
  • Other opportunities as they develop (or you develop them!)

Since the POH office (open since February 1, 2021) is still in its beginning stages, you will be key in continuing to develop the practical aspects of our work. We look forward to forming a team of GA’s for 2021-2022 and beyond who are committed to learning and internalizing the Pedagogy of Hope that is central to our vision, promoting this transformative mindset within the SOE and beyond, and applying it with excellence in each project the POH Office undertakes.

If this sounds like an environment where you would thrive, please click here to submit the following:

  • Resumé
  • Cover letter or video (2 minutes or less)
  • Two (2) current faculty/staff references (additional references welcome as desired)
  • Optional: any additional evidence that demonstrates your related work or accomplishments

In your cover letter or video, we would like to hear why you feel drawn to work with the Office of a Pedagogy of Hope Through Research and Practice (PoH Office). Specifically, please address how you might envision yourself helping your fellow students within the School of Education be better prepared for their careers.

As you prepare your application, we invite you to visit the rest of our website for more information on what we do. As you explore, you will find a definition of Pedagogy of Hope theory, a variety of written and audio-visual resources, and explanations that situate this pedagogical framework within the mission of the School of Education and Gonzaga University as a whole. We look forward to hearing from you!

PoH Projects

Interested in conducting a project through the Office of a Pedagogy of Hope (PoH Office)? We invite you to outline your thoughts using our project proposal form (below). Once we have reviewed its alignment with the mission of this office, we will set up a time for you to explore these ideas further with the Dean of the School of Education. With the objectives and parameters clearly identified, PoH Office graduate assistant (GA) staff will then take on the practical aspects of the project, working with you to ensure an outcome that achieves your vision. We look forward to partnering with you in making Hope tangible for all members of our community!

A diagram of the project proposal form for the Office of a Pedagogy of Hope


Ready to get started? Download our project proposal form, fill it out, and email it to Debbie Ramirez ( We look forward to hearing from you!