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Graduate Assistant - First Year Book

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 8111144
Title: Graduate Assistant
Functional Title: Graduate Assistant - First Year Book
Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
University Authorized FTE:
Unit: UGST-Undergraduate Studies
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 Undergraduate Studies is seeking a graduate assistant for the First Year Book Program. The First Year Book Program (FYB) at the University of Maryland selects one book each year that is distributed to incoming students and serves as a touchstone for campus-wide conversation. The Graduate Assistant for the FYB program helps to facilitate all web development, social media, campus programming, event planning, and administrative duties for the year. Excellent writing skills and good working knowledge of Wordpress, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator are preferred. Other duties include photography at University events, creating and giving presentations about the book, filming and editing short videos, and developing content for the website such as lesson plans, chapter guides, and other resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be enrolled in a full-time graduate program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Graduate Students in any major or college are eligible to apply. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Attention to detail, good written and oral communication skills necessary.


Excellent writing skills and good working knowledge of Wordpress, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator are preferred. Experience with photography, content creation, lesson planning, event planning, and general office duties are preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 08/11/2017
Closing Date: 08/25/2017
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date
Physical Demands

Typical office environment with occasional lifting of boxes of first year books (25 lbs.)

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

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