Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Graduate Assistantship Vacancy

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Position and Department

Academic & Career Enrichment, ALANA Services

Scope

The graduate assistants (GAs) for ALANA Services are expected to assist in the development and implementation of multicultural and diversity initiatives for ALANA Services and the Division of Student Development. There are three positions available: Leadership Development & Cultural Programming Graduate Assistant, Research & Retention Graduate Assistant, and Academic & Career Enrichment Graduate Assistant.

Remuneration

The GA position will be part-time, twenty hours per week, starting August 6, 2012 and ending May 17, 2013. The GA will be compensated a total of $13,500; Tuition Amount $6750 and Stipend Amount $6750. The GA will work a total of 800 hours between fall & spring semesters. The GAs will be permitted to procure additional employment with the approval of the Supervisor.

Accountability
  • Assist with the development of multicultural, educational programs to serve the needs of ALANA students and the college community.
  • Assist the office with the fulfillment of 4 of its target areas:
  1. Leadership Development
    • Leadership Roundtables
    • Leadership Training Programs
    • Attending leadership conferences
    • ALANA Leadership Retreat
  2. Cultural Programming
    • Campus wide events (cultural heritage celebration programs)
    • Educational activities (diversity workshops, Wrap Session series)
    • Social activities (dances and receptions)
    • International Festival
  3. Retention
    • Multicultural Awareness Program
    • ALANA Mentoring Program
    • Academic Enrichment Program
  4. Resources
    • ALANA Anthem Newsletter
    • ALANA Display Case & Bulletin Board
    • Career Enrichment Workshops
    • Resources library
  • Facilitate diversity focus groups to assess ALANA student trends, needs, and program effectiveness.
  • Fulfill specific duties as outlined under the GA focus areas – see below
  • Other duties as assigned
Expectations
  1. Conduct him/herself with professionalism during all interactions with students, staff, and faculty of Loyola University Maryland.
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to the promotion of diversity and the education of Loyola students on issues of multiculturalism and awareness.
  3. Attend weekly one-on-one meetings with his/her supervisor.
  4. Available for night and weekend activities.
  5. Maintain office hours.
  6. Serve as a positive role model and advocate for ALANA students.
Responsibilities
  • Compile and maintain as list of scholarships and internships (both hard copy and online)
  • Coordinate, execute and evaluate “Study Hall” sessions in the Claver Multicultural Center
  • Develop, execute and evaluate a peer tutoring system
  • Serve as a liaison to the Career Center, Academic Advising, The Study, and The Writing Center
  • Assist with the outreach to ALANA Students regarding both academics and vocational/career concerns
  • Assist the Leadership Development & Cultural Programming GA with the preparation and planning of Latino Heritage Month, African Diaspora Week and Asian and Pacific Islander Awareness Month
  • Work with the Leadership Development & Cultural Programming GA and the Research & Retention GA to coordinate and execute International Festival and “A Night of Stars”
  • Actively participate in the execution of the Multicultural Awareness Program (pre-orientation program) e.g. interviewing prospective Navigators, providing feedback about the program, being present during the entire program including the Navigator Training
  • Serve as a liaison between ALANA & specified student organizations and/or College departments
  • Participate in weekly ALANA staff meetings and supervision meetings
  • Partner with Leadership Development & Cultural Programming GA and the Research & Retention GA on marketing communications (e.g. ALANA Anthem Newsletter, etc.)
  • Maintain records/files in an organized manner
  • Attend and assist with ALANA sponsored events, including those on nights and weekends
  • Chaperone on-campus ALANA Club weekend parties and events as needed.

Specific Duties:

  • Evaluate the Academic Enrichment program
  • Coordinate, execute and evaluate all Academic and Career Workshops
  • Create a calendar of Academic and Career Enrichment workshops/events at the beginning of each semester to be shared at the Departmental Planning Day
  • Partner with the Associate Director of ALANA Services to further define the Academic & Career Enrichment Graduate Assistant Position
  • Coordinate, execute and evaluate two academic and two career related workshops per semester
Contact Information

Cristina C. Garcia, Assistant Director, ALANA Services
cgarcia@loyola.edu
410-617-2134

Graduate Assistant Employment Application