MS, Accounting Graduate Assistant - Office of Career Services

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 08071019
Title: Graduate Assistant
Functional Title: MS, Accounting Graduate Assistant - Office of Career Services
Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
University Authorized FTE:
Unit: BMGT-Dean-Career Management
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.

One of 12 schools and colleges located on the University of Maryland, College Park campus, the Smith School is a recognized leader in management research and education for the global economy. A comprehensive business school, Smith offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, Executive MBA, PhD, and non-degree executive education programs as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school is consistently ranked among the top business schools by leading business publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times, Business Week, and The Wall Street Journal.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

This Graduate Assistant position involves providing the MS Accounting Office of Career Services with coaching, administrative and research assistance. High level student interaction and an opportunity to make a difference and impact the careers of others. This is a paid position, including tuition remission and health benefits. Total of 10-12 hours per week for the Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 academic year.

Coaching Responsibilities
1. Provide in-person resume and cover letter reviews to MS Accounting population
2. Lead career development workshops and/or CREST small-group coaching teams
3. Participate in meetings, panels, workshops and team activities
4. Take notes on each student interaction and update in Master Student Tracker
5. Provide each student with relevant coaching materials

Administrative Responsibilities
1. Participate in weekly update meetings
2. Create various documents and electronic information using Microsoft Suite
3. Create statistical tools and reports using spreadsheets
4. Manage, organize, and update relevant data using excel applications and Google Drive
5. Coordinate the promotion of workshops, events and job opportunities
6. Communicate and provide information by relevant methods internally and externally to assist and enable organizational operations and effective service to connecting groups
7. Research and investigate information to enable strategic decision-making
8. Any other tasks as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants MUST be enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Position Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics):
-BA/BS degree required.
-Graduate level candidate focused In the area of coaching, counseling, international education, English communication, cultural acclimatization or any other related field
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Must be comfortable interacting with international constituencies in a positive, responsive, appropriate and cheerful manner.
-Ability to solve problems, make sound decisions, and initiate needed changes in work processes to promote OCS’ overall effectiveness.
-Ability to maintain confidentiality of student data
-Must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
-Ability to work with and make sound decisions under limited supervision.
-Displays high levels of initiative, is a highly motivated self-starter who takes direction well but can also work independently. Ability to bring ideas to the table with a willingness to develop and execute them.
-Exhibits calmness and grace under pressure. This includes working under tight timelines, heavy workloads, and demanding situations while maintaining a professional demeanor toward others.
-Ability to consistently deliver high quality work within quick turnaround times and meet deadlines
-Ability to utilize Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to provide specific information about MS Programming events and make suggestions as to how maximize the potential of these tools to expand OCS’ reach to students, employers and other important stakeholders.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferences:
Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

This is a half time (10 hours per week).

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. For best consideration, please submit applications by August 31, 2017. Please submit a cover letter and resume.

Additional Benefits include being eligible for 5 credits of tuition remission in the Fall and Spring semesters, 2 credits in the Winter Term, and up to 4 credits during the Summer, and participation in the employee health benefits program.

Posting Date: 08/10/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 08/31/2017
Physical Demands

Traditional office environment.

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

Posting Specific Questions

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