Graduate Assistant Position at UMCP

10 hr/week Graduate Assistant Position Announcement

University of Maryland, College Park

Global Communities is a two-year living-learning program in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) for 130-150 first and second year undergraduate students. Students participate in an innovative curriculum and take part in various extracurricular activities, including monthly excursions that take advantage of our location next to the nation’s capital.

In addition, students are required to engage in a global experience, such as studying or providing service abroad, or working on international issues at an internship or volunteer opportunity in the US. All of this is designed with two goals in mind: to expand understanding of the problems and opportunities the interconnected world brings, and to provide experience working with people from different backgrounds and cultures.


The Graduate Assistant primarily provides programmatic, teaching, and student advising support for Global Communities. Specific responsibilities include:

Teaching and Advising

  • Teaching Assistant for BSGC100 – Student In the University: Global Communities (1 credit course)
  • Advise first year Global Communities students.
  • Grade course assignments and enter them into the course management website (ELMS).

Marketing and Recruitment

  • Assist with fall recruitment and admissions events.
  • Assist/develop marketing materials for co-curricular and community development events.
  •  Respond to student inquiries.

Communications and Web

  • Create content for marketing materials social media platforms and website.
  • Assist with social media outreach strategies and efforts.

Programming and General Office Assistance

  • Assist with co-curricular programs and alumni outreach.
  • Store and update student records, lesson plans, assignments, attendance.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings to consult on teaching and student issues.


  • Applicant must be a University of Maryland student enrolled in a graduate program; students in Higher Education Administration or Social Science disciplines preferred.
  • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to international education, diversity, and appreciation for cultural differences.
  • Previous teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to work occasional nights and weekends.
  • Experience developing and executing academic and/or social programs preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in public speaking and in writing.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, attention to detail and highly organized.
  • Team player who works well in a collaborative, dynamic, interdisciplinary environment.


  • Studied or worked internationally.
  • Experience using and creating content for various social media platforms.
  • Previous work experience in a university setting.

STIPEND: This is a part-time position for $19.26/hour, 10 hours per week, beginning August 26 – December 13, 2013, with possible contract renewal January 13 – May 16, 2014. There are no tuition or health benefits with this position.

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume and the names and contact information for three references and a cover letter to:  Malaika Marable Serrano, Assistant Director for Global Communities:

For best consideration, please submit an application by: July 30, 2013.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.