Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Engagement

Introduction

The Office of Student Engagement creates transformational learning experiences that support and cultivate the development of students in transition, and aims to inspire and challenge all students to be civically minded leaders in their community. The Graduate Assistant will assist the professional staff in planning, implementing, and executing the engagement programs and resources, including but not limited to orientation, retreats, workshops, training, and social events.

Positions, Hours, and Wages

Student Engagement has three Graduate Assistants that work with the various aspects of the department (class year & transition programs, leadership programs, and orientation & new student programs). One of the positions is a 10 month contract (compensation of $13,500 annually) and the other two positions are 12 month contracts (compensation of $16,500 annually) – all positions are 20 hours/week.  Compensation can be divided between tuition remission and a stipend.

General Responsibilities

Graduate Assistants will have the opportunity to develop competencies through the various responsibilities associated with their role in Student Engagement.  The following list highlights some of the core responsibilities that will be gained through this particular position:

  1. Advising & Helping:
    1. Facilitate group meetings, activities and reflections in addition to one-on-one mentoring with students
    2. Serve as a referral source and connect students to campus resources and programs for students in transition
    3. Maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality as it relates to business in the office and/or work with individual students
    4. Offer mentorship and feedback to students, assisting with goal setting and decision-making processes
  2. Human & Organizational Resources:
    1. Collaborate with office staff and campus partners to create programs for student leaders and/or students in transition
    2. Assist in the recruitment and selection process for student leader roles within the department, including facilitating interviews and candidate evaluation
    3. Assist professional office staff with supervision and evaluation of student leader staff, including motivation and conflict resolution
  3. Student Learning & Development:
    1. Facilitate and coordinate training and workshops for student leaders
    2. Identify learning outcomes and their application to department programs
  4. Assessment, Evaluation & Research:
    1. Assist with department assessment efforts to track and monitor program interest, participation and feedback
    2. Work with office staff to benchmark peer institutions as a way to improve current programming and better meet needs of students

 

Position-Specific

The current position vacancies are focused on leadership development and orientation programs:

Leadership Development

  • Assist the Assistant Director with the logistics, marketing, content and delivery of leadership development programs;
  • Co-facilitate weekly meetings and activities of an emerging leaders program (Student Leadership Corps);
  • Provide ongoing support of peer mentors through training and weekly meetings;
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection processes related to Student Leadership Corps, SLC peer mentors, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Gratias Ceremony; and
  • Collect, organize and maintain program data for continual assessment efforts. 

Orientation

  • Assist with the recruitment, selection, training, and development of 85 undergraduate orientation leaders and 5 evergreen program coordinators (EPCs).
  • Advise and provide ongoing support to the EPCs through weekly trainings and one on one meetings.  
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of four summer orientation sessions and Fall Welcome Weekend.
  • Compile and analyze the summer and fall orientation evaluations as well as maintain program data for continual assessment efforts. 

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at Loyola University Maryland
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Willingness to work with and mentor undergraduate students
  • Experience and comfort with facilitating and presenting to groups, organizing, and/or planning programs/events
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-accountability
  • Creativity and willingness to try new things
  • Willingness to work in a team setting

Expectations

  • Ability to commit to a schedule of 20 hours per week, with most hours occurring during the 9am-5pm workday
  • Available for some night and weekend activities
  • Conduct self with professionalism during all interactions with students, staff, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland
  • Serve as a positive role model and advocate for students
  • Be flexible and adapt in the face of uncertainty and change
  • Positive energy and enthusiasm for the role

How to Apply

Contact Information

Ben Cowman, Assistant Director of Student Engagement
brcowman@loyola.edu
410.617.2032

Graduate Assistant Employment Application