Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Graduate Assistantship Vacancy

Position and Department

Leadership Development & Cultural Programming, ALANA Services


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.


The GA position will be part-time, twenty hours per week, starting the first week of August and ending the third week of May. 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.

  • 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
  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.
  • Coordinate, evaluate and execute the ALANA Club Leaders Roundtable
  • Coordinate campus-wide cultural heritage celebration programming, working with ALANA organizations on programming and the Marketing Intern on publicity
  • Coordinate, evaluate and execute the ALANA Leadership Retreat with assistance of the Assistant Director of ALANA Services
  • Work with the Research & Retention GA and the Academic & Career Enrichment 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 the Research & Retention GA and the Academic & Career Enrichment 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
  • Attend leadership conferences with Assistant Director in the absence of the Director

Specific Duties:

  • Create Roundtable topics, select presenters, facilitate and evaluate the program each month
  • Have monthly one on one meetings with the president of each ALANA organization
  • Meet with the executive boards as necessary
  • Meet with a representative of the executive boards 3-5 months in advance of their heritage celebration time period
  • Keep an accurate account of organizations’ programs (including evaluations)
  • Coordinate office attendance at student organization programs
  • Maintain office calendar based on student organizations events
  • Maintain the website and make sure it is up-to-date
  • Work with other ALANA GAs to ensure accuracy of calendar
Contact Information

Your application should include a cover letter, resume, and a list of references. Complete applications should be emailed to

Cristina C. Garcia, Assistant Director, ALANA Services

Graduate Assistant Employment Application