Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Graduate Assistantship Vacancy

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Department

Office of Student Engagement

 Position

Graduate Assistant (three positions available):

Hours & Wages

  • Class Year & Transition Programs – August 1, 2015-May 30, 2016; 20 hours per week for a total of about 800 hours per year.  This position offers a $14,500 total annual compensation, with up to 60% of that as tuition remission and 40% as a stipend.  The graduate assistant will work with Student Administrative Services to decide the best payment allotment depending on students’ tuition coverage needs.
  • Leadership & Civility Programs – June 1, 2015-May 30, 2016; 20 hours per week for a total of about 1000 hours per year.  This position offers a $16,500 total annual compensation, with up to 60% of that as tuition remission and 40% as a stipend.  The graduate assistant will work with Student Administrative Services to decide the best payment allotment depending on students’ tuition coverage needs.
  • Orientation & New Student Programs – June 1, 2015-May 30, 2016; 20 hours per week for a total of about 1000 hours per year.  This position offers a $16,500 total annual compensation, with up to 60% of that as tuition remission and 40% as a stipend.  The graduate assistant will work with Student Administrative Services to decide the best payment allotment depending on students’ tuition coverage needs.

**There will be an opportunity for a second year of employment, contingent on performance**

Remuneration
The total compensation can be divided, with up to 60% of that as tuition remission and 40% as a stipend.  The graduate assistant will work with Student Administrative Services to decide the best payment allotment depending on students’ tuition coverage needs.

Scope

The Office of Student Engagement, which consists of transition programs, class year programming, and leadership and civic engagement, aims to address the developmental needs of students in transition, deepen students’ understanding of principles of a Jesuit education, and promote the development of ethical and civic minded leaders and community members.  The Graduate Assistant will assist the Director, Associate Director, and/or Assistant Director(s) in planning, implementing, and execution of the engagement programs and resources, including but not limited to orientation, retreats, workshops, training, and social/spiritual events.

Qualifications

Status

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at Loyola University Maryland

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Willingness to work with and mentor undergraduate students
  • Personable demeanor, strong emotional intelligence, and willingness to work in a team setting
  • Experience and comfort with facilitating and presenting to groups
  • Experience with organizing or planning programs/events
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-accountability
  • Creativity and willingness to try new things
  • Experience with Microsoft Word Suite

Ideal Candidate Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of leadership development and transition challenges
  • Team building and training experience
  • Familiarity with marketing strategies and techniques
  • Experience with envisioning and developing programs/events
  • Experience interviewing and evaluating candidates
  • Understanding of assessment practices, including developing metrics
  • Understanding of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit values

Expectations

 

  • Commit to a schedule of 20 hours per week, with the bulk of those hours occurring during the 9-5 workday
  • Conduct him/herself with professionalism during all interactions with students, staff, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland
  • Attend weekly one on one meetings with his/her supervisor
  • Be available for some night and weekend activities
  • Serve as a positive role model and advocate for students
  • Be flexible and adapt in the face of uncertainty and change
  • Have a sense of humor and positive energy

 Responsibilities

 

1.       Assist in the recruitment, selection, and/or training/development of student leaders

  1. Coordinate the advertising, interviews, selection, and training processes
  2. Organize and schedule guest lecturers from University offices to present on the campus resources offered to student leaders
  3. Assist in the planning and implementation of weekly sessions, a group retreat, and social events
  4. There may be an opportunity to directly supervise undergraduate student leaders depending on previous experience

2.       Assist in creating and implementing programs to address the needs of students in transition

  1. Oversee logistics of various events, including but not limited to room reservations, student sign-in, and announcements
  2. Work closely with office staff and other University departments to develop programs to support the transition of new students to the Loyola community
  3. Assist with the maintenance and implementation of office assessments and inventories to appropriately track and monitor program interest and feedback

3.       Assist with developing/implementing campus events and programs

  1. Work closely with office staff and University departments to develop programs that integrate themes of discernment, identity and leadership development, social and decision making, and transition experiences
  2. Assist in the implementation of programs including, but not limited to: conferences, retreats, staff training, and orientations

4.       Serve as a liaison for Student Engagement to other University Departments

  1. Willingness to be involved in discussions and planning with other departments related to the mission of Student Engagement
  2. Willingness to serve as a member of event planning committees, possibly serving as a note taker during group discussions while providing perspective on the topic at hand

5.       Other duties as assigned

  1. The graduate assistant will be expected to provide support and assistance in meeting the goals of the Office of Student Engagement
  2. The graduate assistant is encouraged to be creative and offer new ideas for programs
  3. The graduate assistant will work closely with other members of the Student Engagement staff beyond his/her supervisor

Position-Specific Responsibilities

1.       Class Year & Transition Programs

  1. Plan and manage off-campus social programs to introduce students to Baltimore
  2. Organize and coordinate educational workshops around study abroad, internships, etc.

2.       Leadership & Civility Programs

  1. Facilitate and coordinate weekly meetings and leadership seminars for 30 students
  2. Assist with creating and implementing campus-wide civility campaigns

3.       Orientation & New Student Programs

  1. Assist with supervision of 90 undergraduate orientation leaders
  2. Provide support and assistance throughout the summer and fall orientation programs

Contact Information

Priority deadline, Application materials should be submitted by Thursday, April 2nd. First-round interviews will be held between April 7th and 10th.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, contact information for three current references, and your ranking of the three available positions based on interest to:

Hope Supernault, Assistant Director, Office of Student Engagement

hsupernault@loyola.edu

410-617-5675

Graduate Assistant Employment Application