Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Graduate Assistantship Vacancy

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Office of Student Engagement


Graduate Assistant for Leadership, Civility, and Transition Programs

Hours & Wages

Period of Employment

The dates for this assistantship are August 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.


Position requires an average of 20 hours per week, including significant evening and/or weekend hours at times. This totals to a yearly commitment of approximately 800 hours.


This position offers a $13,500 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 on the best payment allocation depending on students tuition coverage needs.


The Office of Student Engagement, which consists of transition programs, sophomore year initiatives, 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 and Assistant Director(s) in planning, implementing, and execution of the engagement programs and resources, including but not limited to retreats, workshops, and social/spiritual events.



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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong work ethic and organizational skills
  • Personable and  willing to work in teams
  • Facilitation and  presentation experience
  • Experience with organizing or planning events
  • Demonstrates creativity and adaptability
  • Willingness to try new things
  • Flexibility and adaptability in the face of uncertainty and change
  • Sense of humor and positive energy!

Ideal Candidate Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of leadership development and transition challenges
  • Team building and training experience
  • Experience interviewing and evaluating candidates
  • Experience with Microsoft excel, word, publisher and outlook
  • Understanding of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit values


  • Commit to a weekly schedule of 20 hours per week
  • 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
  • Available for some night and weekend activities
  • Serve as a positive role model and advocate for students




  1. Assist in the recruitment, selection and training/development of student leaders in the Student Leadership Corps sophomore development community

    • Coordinate the recruitment and selection of students for next year’s cohort of members including advertising, interviews, and selection.
    • Work with the assistant director to create and devise lesson plans and strategies to communicate aspects of leadership theory to students.

    • Organize and schedule guest lecturers from university offices to present on the campus resources offered to student leaders.

    • Assist in the planning and implementation of weekly sessions, a group retreat, and social events.

  2. Assist in creating and implementing programs to address the needs of students in transition
    • Work closely with office staff and other University departments to develop programs to support the transition of new students to the Loyola community. This position primarily focuses on transfer orientation, but does ask that you commit to supporting fall orientation activities.

    • Assist with the maintenance and implementation of office assessments and inventories to appropriately track and monitor program interest and feedback.

  3. Assist with developing and implementing leadership/civic engagement programs
    • Work closely with office staff and University departments to develop programs that integrate themes of discernment, identity and leadership development, social decision making, and transition experiences.
    • Assist in the implementation of  programs including Leadership Week, Women’s or Men’s Leadership Conferences, Emerging Leaders Camp, Ignatian Leadership Institute, Gratias leadership award ceremony.

  4. Serve as a liaison for Student Engagement to other University departments
    • Our office strives to work with offices throughout campus to support and encourage participation in campus programs. Throughout the year, the graduate assistant is called upon to be involved in discussions and planning with other departments related to leadership/civic engagement and students in transition.

    • Graduate assistant may be asked to serve as a member of event planning committees and serve as a note taker during those large group discussions as well as provide perspective on the topic of discussion.

  5. Other duties as assigned

    • While this Graduate Assistant position primarily assists with programming efforts, all staff members are expected to provide assistance in supporting the mission and meeting the goals of the Office of Student Engagement.

    • Graduate assistant is encouraged to be creative and new ideas for programs and opportunities are highly encouraged and supported.

Contact Information

Please email with a cover letter and resume to,

Hope Supernault, Assistant Director, Office of Student Engagement



Graduate Assistant Employment Application