Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Ignatius Scholars Program - Graduate Assistantship

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 first year students who identify as first-generation college students, demonstrate significant financial need, or come from diverse backgrounds. 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.

Time Commitment

Monday, July31st – Friday, September 1st. 

  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
Required Skills
  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
  1. The Graduate Assistant will receive a stipend of $2,400 over the 5 weeks.
  2. The Graduate Assistant must be able to commit the 150 hours to the program:
    1. July 31st – August 20th: Training & Planning
      1. 20+/- hours/week
    2. August 21st – September 1st: Summer Program
      1. Live in position
Contact Information If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit a resume, cover letter, list of references, and a completed Graduate Assistant employee application to Dennis Velez, Associate Director ALANA Services at dvelez@loyola.edu.

Phone: 410-617-2004


For more information about the Ignatius Scholars Program, visit our website: https://www.loyola.edu/join-us/ignatius-scholars

Graduate Assistant Employment Application