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Graduate Assistant

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 2217425
Title: Graduate Assistant
Functional Title: Graduate Assistant
Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
University Authorized FTE:
Unit: ARHU-English
Hiring Range Minimum:
Hiring Range Maximum:
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The English Department is seeking a 20 hour/week graduate assistant for the spring 2017 term (with the possibility of renewal) who will work directly with the Director of Operations and Technology. In so much, the selected candidate will gain varied experience in areas related to administrative, faculty, and technical services. The duties for this position are broadly focused on instructional and information technology projects, including developing documentation for the department’s website, providing first-level support to users of the department’s website and ELMS (Canvas), working with the department’s instructional technology team to develop training programs, and researching current trends and best practices related to specific instructional and information technology projects. The graduate assistant will also provide general administrative support including telephone and email correspondence, digitizing and filing paper documents, gathering and entering data, and other projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be currently enrolled full-time in a UMCP graduate program. A general interest in content and learning management systems, and the ability to quickly learn new software, are more important than direct experience. Strong verbal and written communication skills are central to, and required for, the position. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in UX (user interface/experience design) and/or LX (learning experience/design). On-the-job training will be provided in these areas. Time for mentoring, professional development and research related to assigned tasks are part of this role.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

To apply submit 1) a cover letter including your availability for spring 2017, 2) a resume/CV, and 3) (optionally) one example of work you’ve completed relevant to the role (as broadly described). Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled.

Posting Date: 02/02/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/17/2017
Physical Demands


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Supplemental Document 1

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