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Experiential Learning Advisor

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 8260522
Title: Graduate Assistant
Functional Title: Experiential Learning Advisor
Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
University Authorized FTE: 50%
Unit: VPSA-University Career Center
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:

Working closely with The President’s Promise and Experiential Education staff, the Graduate Assistant will support experiential education-related activities of the University Career Center & The President’s Promise. There are two graduate assistantships available. Applying to this posting puts you in consideration for both assistantships.

Graduate Assistant Position 1 – Specific Responsibilities include:

  • EDCP 108I Internship Searching Course – periodically review and recommend updates to enhance course content and student experience; update course content in master course space utilizing the Electronic Management System; and teach at least one section of 30 students per semester.
  • Partner with Center staff to plan and implement innovative experiential learning and career exposure programs based on student demand and industry trends.
  • Assist in the administration and marketing of the Bright Futures “Unpaid Internship” Scholarship for undergraduate students pursuing unpaid internships with government agencies and non-profit organizations.
  • Develop and showcase relevant online resources for UMD’s academic internship coordinators.
  • Assist in social media efforts through creation and dissemination of information, in partnership with PR & Marketing staff.
  • Monitor and update the Experiential Learning sections of the University Career Center website, ensuring relevant information and resources are updated each semester.

Graduate Assistant Position 2 – Specific Responsibilities include:

  • UNIV 099 Internship Seminar – advise students, process course applications, receive assessments, and determine grades. Seminar is offered Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring; interact with Internship Site Supervisors and liaison with Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) on behalf of enrolled student; and monitor and update the University Career Center Internship web pages relevant to student and employer use.
  • Intern for a Day Program – conduct mandatory orientation sessions for students interested in participating in Intern for a Day; assist in the management of communicating with 150+ Intern for a Day hosts and 350+ participating students each semester; oversee online database of participants and email inbox, and assess student and host experience; collaborate with PR/Marketing team to promote student success stories through program.
  • Teach at least one section of 30 students per semester of EDCP 108I, an online, 7-week internship search course for undergraduate students.

General Experiential Education Responsibilities for Both Assistantships include:

  • Meet with students to critique resumes and to help them to connect with learning experiences, specifically internships, related to their academic plans and career goals.
  • Conduct presentations to groups of students in the Center and in classrooms on internship searching, resume writing, interviewing and other career-related topics.
  • Work collaboratively with university departments and offices on behalf of students who are seeking enrichment experiences.
  • Support and participate in Center-wide events, such as career fairs and staff meetings.
  • Provide general administration as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must be enrolled in a UMD graduate program for 2017-2018.

The position involves a great deal of student contact and requires excellent interpersonal skills. Successful candidates will possess energy, enthusiasm, and a positive approach to work, excellent rapport with diverse groups of people, and a commitment to the educational development of students. Comfort with public speaking is very important to this role.

Flexible schedule and willingness to work an occasional night is required.


Experience working with undergraduate students and first-hand knowledge about internships.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Position is available from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Potential to renew for additional year(s) if work performance meets expectations.

For an application to be thoroughly considered please send a cover letter outlining your interest in the position, your knowledge of experiential learning, your professional goals, a resume, and at least three names of references with their current addresses and phone numbers.

Questions regarding these two assistantships can be directed to:
Erica Ely
Program Director, Internships
University Career Center & The President’s Promise

Compensation & Benefits:
In compliance with the Division of Student Affairs graduate assistantship pay scale.

Posting Date: 05/22/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date
Physical Demands

Will work in both office and classroom settings.
Ability to work an occasional night.
Comfort with public speaking.

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
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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