Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Graduate Assistantship Vacancy - Student Engagement

Department

Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Engagement
Description  The Office of Student Engagement delivers intentional opportunities to students, calling them to practice reflection and leadership at critical times in their transition and personal development. The Graduate Assistant will support the professional staff in planning, implementing, and executing the engagement programs and resources, including but not limited to orientation, retreats, workshops, training, and social events.
Position, Hours and Wages   This position is a 10-month contract that will work with the leadership development programs. The compensation is $13,500 annually and can be divided between tuition remission and a stipend. The position is 20 hours/week throughout the academic year. Contracts will be renewed if agreed upon by both parties.

Qualifications

• Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at Loyola University Maryland, preferably in Counseling, Education, Business, or Emerging Media
• Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
• Willingness to work with and mentor undergraduate students
• Experience and comfort with facilitating and presenting to groups, organizing, and/or planning programs/events
• Evidence of self-awareness and commitment to ongoing reflection to support others on similar journeys
• Basic understanding and mastery of helping skills
• Demonstrated initiative and self-accountability
• Creativity and willingness to try new things
• Willingness to work in a team setting

General Responsibilities

Graduate Assistants will have the opportunity to develop competencies through the various responsibilities associated with their role in Student Engagement. The following list highlights some of the core responsibilities that will be gained through this role:

1. Advising & Helping:
   a. Facilitate group meetings, activities and reflections in addition to one-on-one mentoring with students
   b. Serve as a referral source and connect students to campus resources and programs for students in transition
   c. Maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality as it relates to business in the office and/or work with individual students
   d. Offer mentorship and feedback to students, assisting with goal setting and decision-making processes

2. Human & Organizational Resources:
   a. Collaborate with office staff and campus partners to create programs for student leaders and/or students in transition
   b. Assist in the recruitment and selection process for student leader roles within the department, including facilitating interviews and candidate evaluation
   c. Assist professional office staff with supervision and evaluation of student leader staff, including motivation and conflict resolution

3. Student Learning & Development:
   a. Facilitate and coordinate training and workshops for student leaders
   b. Identify learning outcomes and their application to department programs

4. Assessment, Evaluation & Research:
   a. Assist with department assessment efforts to track and monitor program interest, participation and feedback
   b. Work with office staff to benchmark peer institutions as a way to improve current programming and better meet needs of students

Leadership Development
• Assist with recruitment, selection, training, and development of a variety of leadership programs;
• Co-facilitate weekly meetings and activities and provide ongoing support of peer mentors;
• Collect, organize and maintain program data for continual assessment efforts.

Expectations

• Ability to commit to a schedule of 20 hours per week, with most hours occurring during the 9am-5pm workday
• Available for some night and weekend activities
• Conduct self with professionalism during all interactions with students, staff, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland
• Serve as a positive role model and advocate for students
• Be flexible and adapt in the face of uncertainty and change
• Positive energy and enthusiasm for the role

How to Apply 

Online applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Online application available at: https://loyolastudentengagement.wufoo.com/forms/mholavn02yzdd6/

 Contact

Sara Scalzo, Director of Student Engagement

sscalzo@loyola.edu

410.617.2032

Graduate Assistant Employment Application