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ORA Graduate Assistant

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 3281744
Title: ORA Graduate Assistant
Functional Title: ORA Graduate Assistant
Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
University Authorized FTE: .50
Unit: VPR-Research Administration
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 Office of Research Administration (ORA) is responsible for facilitating the administration of proposal submissions and award management of extramural funding for research, training, and other scholarly activities of campus faculty and staff. We are seeking an energetic Graduate Assistant to join our dynamic staff.

This position would provide general office support with primary service to the ORA office. Duties would include answering telephones at the reception desk, logging in proposals, processing Organized Research Unit/Significant Project Designation requests and XX accounts, serve as backup support for Facilities &Administrative and Intellectual Property waiver request processing, and other general office administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be enrolled as a full‐time graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Ability to perform duties with attention to detail. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong interpersonal skills and adaptability in this position are crucial. Must be able to communicate appropriately and effectively with faculty and staff both in writing and verbally. Excellent organizational skills are needed to be successful in this position. Applicants should have expertise with general office software such as the Adobe Acrobat Suite; Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). The individual must be able to work in the office for 20 hours/week.


One or more year commitment preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

This is a 12 month, 20 hour per week graduate assistantship. . Application will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.

Posting Date: 03/28/2017
Closing Date: 05/28/2017
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date 04/11/2017
Physical Demands

Sedentary work performed in a normal office setting. Ability to travel on campus as needed to delivery materials.

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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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