Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Office of Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies


Office of Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

The Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies is seeking a graduate research assistant to assist with academic coaching and support to first year students with a particular emphasis on underserved populations (first-generation, Pell eligible and/or ALANA students). In addition, the graduate research assistant will help with the assessment of the Ignatius Scholars Program objectives and other departmental assessment efforts.


Academic Success Graduate Assistant

Hours & Wages

Hours and schedule - TBD              

  1. The position is 20hrs/week that totals to 800 hours between the Fall & Spring semesters.
  2. Compensation will total to $13,500; 50% Tuition Amount & 50% Stipend Amount
  3. The GAs will be permitted to procure additional employment with the approval of the Supervisor


  • Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student at Loyola University Maryland, preferably in Psychology, Counseling or Education
  • Prior office experience and a strong attention to detail as well as a high level of organization and time management
  • Ability to manage several projects at one time
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Strong experiential knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, (i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability and willingness to work with students from diverse populations, cultures, backgrounds, and nationalities while demonstrating an open-mind and sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal skills
  • Experience creating handouts and flyers
  • Must be able to work well with others and possess qualities for successful teamwork in the workplace


  • Experience in providing direct student support services, such as tutoring or counseling.
  • Strong organizational, presentation, administrative, and communication skills, ability to work independently and effectively is a must
  • Ability to work well with a traditional college student population as well as with staff and faculty, and other members of the Loyola community

Scope and Responsibilities

  • Assist first-year students with academic difficulties and provide periodic academic coaching meetings, including but not limited to assigned participants of the Ignatius Scholars Program
  • Assess the academic components and academic resource utilization of the Ignatius Scholars and assist with other departmental assessment efforts (i.e. student withdrawal surveys, transfer discernment process, etc.)
  • Refer students to the appropriate campus resources (i.e. Counseling Center, Student Health Center, The Study, etc.)
  • Help organize and facilitate ODUGS workshops, trainings, and events
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity when communicating with all students
  • Maintain a high sense of work ethic, flexibility, responsibility, and confidentiality

Application and Contact Information

Rodney Parker/410-617-2849/rparker1@loyola.edu

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