GA Opening - Memorial Chapel

The Memorial Chapel and MICA are seeking a 20-hour Graduate Assistant for Interfaith Programs and Spiritual Diversity to begin in August. This position is open to both Master's and doctoral students enrolled as full-time graduate students.  Direct experience in program design and student organization advising is preferred, although transferable experiences are acceptable; candidates should possess an openness to individuals of varied faith backgrounds.

Interested individuals must apply for the position through University human resources at this link:  The position is open until filled, with the best consideration date listed as August 2, 2013.  Questions may be directed to Denise McHugh, Chapel Coordinator, at


For more information, contact:
Denise McHugh


Beyond the Classroom is seeking a Graduate Assistant for 2013-2014 Academic Year (9.5 month position)!

Beyond the Classroom (BTC) Living and Learning Program is seeking a Graduate Assistant to contribute to helping prepare undergraduate students for professional leadership in the nonprofit and civil society sector.

Title: Graduate Assistant
Department: UGST-Dean-Beyond the Classroom
Posting Number: X0004057
Job Summary: The Beyond the Classroom (BTC) Living and Learning Program, which focuses on civic engagement and social change in a global context,  is seeking a Graduate Assistant to contribute to helping prepare undergraduate students for professional leadership in the nonprofit and civil society sector.

• Compiling, writing, and disseminating the BTC Program Updates listserv to students, and assisting with social media outreach strategies and efforts.
• Coordinating all aspects of the recruitment process including: outreach to student groups and in courses; making presentations about the program; attending targeted events; answering student inquiries; collecting and organizing applications; and following up with admitted students about program requirements.
• Supporting curricular and extracurricular activities of the program, including planning and coordinating events such as seminars, film series, receptions, community service opportunities, civic learning trips, career forums, and course- related activities.
• Advising Beyond the Classroom’s students about community service, internship and experiential learning opportunities.
• Developing and implementing marketing campaigns, including the writing, design, duplication and, distribution of program newsletters, press releases, etc. 
• Actively participating in the BTC community.
• Assisting with other duties to be delegated by the Director, based on the candidate’s skills, interests, and expertise.

• Effective written and oral communication skills, attention to detail and highly organized.
• Team player who works well in a collaborative, dynamic, interdisciplinary environment.
• Committed to and passionate about social, political, and civic issues; and able to think critically about those issues.
• Able to use various social media platforms as well as develop creative strategies to maximize their input.


Must be currently enrolled in a full-time graduate degree program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Candidates in any major and college are eligible to apply, but with a preference for those candidates who are committed to multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, and global perspectives. Demonstrated ability and interest in working with undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary and integrative living and learning program focused on civic engagement and social change in a global context. Prior teaching, communications, and advising experience is very helpful. Please note that this position requires working some evening and weekend hours.

PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to candidates with previous community service experience and/or experience in the nonprofit and civil society sector.

STIPEND: This assistantship requires 20 hours of work per week. Beginning stipend for this Graduate Assistant (9.5-month) position is $ 16,577.16. The proposed starting date for this position is August 26, 2013.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS INFORMATION: As a fringe benefit, the Graduate Assistantship (GA) provides up to ten credit hours of tuition remission for each of the Fall and Spring semesters and up to four credits for the Winter session. In addition, the administrative graduate assistant will be eligible for employee health insurance.

TO APPLY: Please submit a comprehensive C.V. (with teaching and administrative background), the names and contact information for three references, a short writing sample about an important civic issue (3-5 pages) and a cover letter.

If you are interested in applying for this position, you can apply for the position on the University of Maryland employment site at:


James V. Riker, Ph.D.

Director, Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program

University of Maryland

0200 Calvert Hall

College Park, MD 20742-9206 USA

Phone: 301-314-6622

Fax: 301-314-6623



“Civic Engagement and Social Change in a Global Context”



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.