Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Graduate Assistantships

Application Overview

Graduate assistants provide research, instructional, and administrative support to Loyola's faculty and administration. Most spend between seven and 15 hours per week in their assistantship or fellowship role and devote the remainder of their time to their academic pursuits. This combination of service, study, research, and teaching (when applicable) constitutes a full-time commitment. Assistantships and fellowships are competitive positions that are highly sought after. They present a rewarding opportunity for you to participate in a vibrant academic community.

Remuneration: the GA position will be part-time position, 15 hours per week for 20 weeks, beginning the third week in August and ending the third week in May.  The GA will be compensated a total of $7800: Tuition remission $3,900 (50%) and Stipend $3,900 (50%).  The GA may also choose a 40% stipend and 60% scholarship distribution.

Availability: all GA positions for the 2017-2018 academic year have been filled.  Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be accepted after January 18, 2018.

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled as a graduate student at Loyola University
  • Willingness to grow, learn and share in a faith-based community
  • Exhibit time management and organizational skills 
  • Model commitment to dependability and accountability
  • Appreciation of the role of faith development as part of a Jesuit education.
  • Willingness to grow, learn and share in a faith-based community
  • Willingness to learn about and work with sensitivity to diversity and privilege.
  • Ability to engage students with diverse views and experiences
  • Appreciation for the role of faith development as part of a Jesuit education
  • Respect for supervision, peers, the office and partnership
  • Care for self and others
  • Availability for two-year commitment (upon re-evaluation at the end of the first year) would be preferred, although not required.
  • Familiarity and willingness to learn about Ignatian Spirituality and the life of St.Ignatius.

Mandatory Responsibilities:

  • Attend training day with previous Graduate Assistant in Spring 2018 (Date TBD).
  • Attend on-campus training days: (in late August)
  • Attend occasional staff meetings and formation days throughout the academic year (Dates TBD)

2018-2019 Position Listings

Graduate Assistant for Communications and Marketing 

Responsibilities:

  • Engage in regular (Weekly or Bi-weekly) supervision with the Megan Linz Dickinson
  • Maintain regular office hours and a frequent presence in Campus Ministry office for 15 hours per week. 
  • Assist in supervising and directing the undergraduate Marketing and Communication Interns working on graphic design, social media, website maintenance and project management.
  • Perform other assigned tasks as delegated, including assisting with undergraduate intern applications or the Ignite Retreat preparations
  • Help manage the planning, vision and implementation of the following:
  • Develop strategies for engagement, working closely with professional and student interns on specific programs and initiatives.
  • Manage project timelines and organizational systems for marketing and communication projects.
  • Draft or edit copy for advertising around campus ministry programs and initiatives through print, web and social media platforms.
  • Draft or edit copy for campus ministry education and awareness campaigns through print, web and social media platforms.
  • Serve as a point of reference and regular support for interns on the marketing and communication team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Contact: Megan Linz Dickinson, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, mlinz@loyola.edu, 410-617-2092 for more information.

Graduate Assistant for Social Justice and Immersion

Responsibilities:

  • Engage in regular (Weekly or Bi-weekly) supervision with the Elise Gower
  • Assist in supervising and directing the Social Justice & Immersion Interns 
  • Development of creative programming based on student needs and in response to local, national and global events
  • Help manage the planning, organization and facilitation of the following: 
  • Campus and local religious/justice partnerships
  • CRS (Catholic Relief Services) Ambassador Program
  • Justice Walking, Faith and Justice Cohort Program
  • Soup with Substance 
  • Justice and faith education-action programs
  • Campus publicity, presentations, newsletter submissions, and campaigns 
  • Campus advocacy and action 
  • Student club and organization collaborations 
  • Interfaith & ecumenical justice-based prayer services
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Lead occasional evening prayer and meditation for student
  • Assists in planning, logistics and implementation of day retreats and evening reflections 

Additional Responsibilities for Housing (-8 Hours per week)

St. Alphonsus & Residence Hall Ministry
  • Collaborate with Student Life & Residence Hall Assistances to provide programming in the hall
  • Work with University Chaplain & Campus Ministry Student Interns to plan and facilitate St. Alphonsus House Dinner Program.
  • Ensure St. Alphonsus house is clean and hospitable for user groups. 

Contact: Elise Gower, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, elgower@loyola.edu for more information. 

Graduate Assistant for Program Operations

  •  Engage in regular (weekly or bi-weekly) supervision with Ms. Li  
  • Provide regular feedback on job skills and performance, improvements regarding professional skills and self-care, increasing efficiency, etc.
  • Update budget status report (Excel spreadsheet) at the start of each week in readiness for the professional staff meeting every Tuesday morning. 
  • Regular data input of all transactions into Excel sheet at least twice monthly.
  • Reconciliation of Excel spreadsheet and Loyola’s online budget system (My Budget).
  • Coordinate ongoing budget transactions for the office and professional staff.
  • Manage monthly credit card statements, including collecting all professional staff receipts, inputting transactions into the PNC online system, and maintaining in-house records of all transactions.
  • Maintain updated and comprehensive records of all Campus Ministry Budget transactions on the H-drive for staff to review.
  • Establish a working relationship with campus departments (including Accounts Payable, Resource Management, Human Resources, Controller’s Office and Technology Services) to resolve budget issues and troubleshoot problem transactions.
  • Reconcile and close end of Fiscal year account electronically.
  • Create electronic files for the new Fiscal year.
  • Self-manage workload.
  • Communicate regularly with Program Assistant and staff as needed.
  • Edit, copy, draft, file, and create multiple documents related to all budget processes for Campus Ministry as needed.
  • Maintain effective online filing system.
  • Assist with special program budget management (e.g., Immersion Programs, Retreats).
  • Perform other assigned tasks as delegated, including assisting with undergraduate intern applications.
  • Be willing to learn and implement a new online filing system when the University transitions to electronic files in the future.

Contact: Ms. Hong-Yu Li, Program Assistant of Campus Ministry, hli1@loyola.edu for more information.