Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Graduate Assistantship Vacancy


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

Position, Hours & Wages

Graduate Assistant for Orientation & New Student Programs

August 1, 2016-July 30, 2017; 20 hours per week for a total of about 1000 hours per year.  This position offers a $16,500 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 the best payment allotment depending on students’ tuition coverage needs.

**There will be an opportunity for a second year of employment, contingent on performance**

The total compensation can be divided, 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 the best payment allotment depending on students’ tuition coverage needs.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at Loyola University Maryland
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Willingness to work with and mentor undergraduate students
  • Personable demeanor, strong emotional intelligence, and willingness to work in a team setting
  • Experience and comfort with facilitating and presenting to groups
  • Experience with organizing or planning programs/events
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-accountability
  • Creativity and willingness to try new things
  • Experience with Microsoft Word Suite

Ideal Candidate Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of leadership development and transition challenges
  • Team building and training experience
  • Experience with envisioning and developing programs/events
  • Experience interviewing and evaluating candidates
  • Understanding of assessment practices, including developing metrics
  • Understanding of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit values
    • Commit to a schedule of 20 hours per week, with the bulk of those hours occurring during the 9am-5pm workday; be available for some night and weekend activities
    • 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
    • Serve as a positive role model and advocate for students
    • Be flexible and adapt in the face of uncertainty and change
    • Have a sense of humor and positive energy
    General Responsibilities 1.  Assist in the recruitment, selection, and/or training/development of student leaders
    a. Assist with supervision of 90 undergraduate orientation leaders
    b. Coordinate the advertising, interviews, selection, and training processes
    c. Organize and schedule guest lecturers from University offices to present on the campus resources offered to student leaders
    d. There may be an opportunity to directly supervise undergraduate student leaders depending on previous experience

    2.  Assist in creating and implementing programs to address the needs of students in transition
    a. Oversee logistics of various events, including but not limited to room reservations, student sign-in, and announcements
    b. Work closely with office staff and other University departments to develop programs to support the transition of new students to the Loyola community
    c. Assist with the maintenance and implementation of office assessments and inventories to appropriately track and monitor program interest and feedback

    3.  Assist with developing/implementing campus events and programs
    a. Provide support and assistance throughout the summer and fall orientation programs
    b. Assist in the implementation of programs including, but not limited to: conferences, retreats, staff training, and orientations

    4.  Other duties as assigned
    a. Serve as a liaison for Student Engagement to other University departments
    b. The graduate assistant will be expected to provide support and assistance in meeting the goals of the Office of Student Engagement
    c. The graduate assistant is encouraged to be creative and offer new ideas for programs
    d. The graduate assistant will work closely with other members of the Student Engagement staff beyond his/her supervisor

    To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three current references to:

    Sara Scalzo, Associate Director, Office of Student Engagement

    Graduate Assistant Employment Application