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ALANA Services - Ignatius Scholars Program

Department ALANA Services 

Loyola University Maryland Ignatius Scholars Program is currently searching for a Graduate Assistant to work the summer program. 

Loyola University Maryland’s Ignatius Scholars Program will serve 45 diverse first year students who identify as first-generation college students or demonstrate significant financial need. The program participants exhibit strong academic promise, leadership abilities, and high professional aspirations. 

Ignatius Scholars participate in seminars, workshops and cultural excursions through a week and a half summer component and continues through the fall semester. 

The Graduate Assistant position for the Ignatius Scholars Program is an essential support role to the ALANA Services professional staff member/co-coordinator of the program. This position is a 5-week position (requiring availability in the summer).  Please see the following duties typical for the Ignatius Scholars Graduate Assistant. 

Position, Hours and Wages
  • This is a 5-week position from Monday, July 29th through Friday, August 30th
  • The Graduate Assistant will receive compensation for the work conducted. Additional details to follow.
  • The Graduate Assistant must be able to commit the 150 hours to the program:
    • July 29th – August 18th:  Training & Planning
      • 20+/- hours/week
    • August 19th – August 30th: Summer Program
      • Live in position

1. Knowledge of the barriers first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students face in higher education
2. Passion for working with students
3. Exceptional time management and organizational skills
4. Must be a team player and able to handle multiple priorities
5. Public speaking and presentation abilities
6. Willingness and availability to work evenings and some weekends
7. Willingness to travel
8. Valid driver’s license

General Responsibilities

1. Live in a residence hall during the summer component and serve as on-campus emergency contact (tentative pending Residence Life & Housing confirmation)
2. Maintain daily schedule and agendas for the program
3. Supervise three student leaders
4. Supervise and develop activities, as well as support weekend cultural excursions and enrichment activities
5. Assist in planning, scheduling, and securing summer and semester programs
6. Assist in recruitment activities such as presentations
7. Attend and co-chaperone off campus, weekend trips, etc.
8. Assist in arranging travel arrangements
9. Fulfilling other duties as assigned

Application Requirements

In order to apply, candidates should submit:

  1. 1. A completed Graduate Assistant Application [Can be found at the end of this posting]
  2. 2. Resume
  3. 3. Cover Letter
  4. 4. Three Professional References

Dennis Velez, Associate Director of ALANA Services


Phone: 410-617-2004

For more information about the Ignatius Scholars Program, visit:

Graduate Assistant Employment Application