Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Student Engagement - Graduate Assistantship


Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Engagement

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  

Student Engagement has a team of five Graduate Assistants that work with the various aspects of the department. There are two GAs for Programming, each is a 10-month role with an annual compensation of $13,500. The position is part-time, 20 hours/week/semester and does require significant night and weekend commitments. This role does not allow for remote work. Compensation will be divided between tuition remission and a stipend. This position will report to the Assistant Director (Programming) for Student Engagement.


  • Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at Loyola University Maryland, preferable Counseling, Education, or Emerging Media (cannot be enrolled as PsyD or Speech Pathology program due to scheduling conflicts)
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  •  Willingness to work with and mentor undergraduate student
  •  Experience and comfort with facilitating and presenting to groups, organizing, and/or planning programs/events
  • 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

Core Competencies

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 professional staff and other campus offices/partners to create programs for students, student leaders and/or students in transition
b. Assist in the recruitment and selection process for the various student leader roles within the department, including facilitating interviews and candidate evaluation
c. Assist professional 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 club and organization leaders
b. Identify learning outcomes and their application to department programs


  • 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   Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Each application must include a cover letter that addresses your interest in the given role as well as a current resume that highlights relevant job experience and/or campus/university involvement. You will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three professional references. The application is available on our website.

Luke Haus, Associate Director of Student Engagement