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Graduate Assistant

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 8111003
Title: Graduate Assistant-Undergrad progams
Functional Title: Graduate Assistant
Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
University Authorized FTE: 50
Unit: ENGR-Mechanical Engineering
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 Graduate Assistant in Undergraduate Studies provides administrative support to the undergraduate office and general academic advising to undergraduate Mechanical Engineering students. Academic advising is mandatory for students majoring in engineering. Advising undergraduate students in this department involves helping with course selection, recommending resources for students who are struggling academically, helping students make a 4 year plan, and helping students incorporate special programs into their plan. For example, study abroad, co-op, minor fields of study, double majors, and the BS/MS program are all popular opportunities open to our students. Additional tasks include working with student organizations, host prospective students as well as handling administrative tasks that are the responsibility of the undergraduate office. The department is in the process of preparing for an accreditation review. The GA will assist with gathering and compiling data and creating reports and other materials.

Minimum Qualifications:

Admission as a full-time graduate student at the University of Maryland. The position requires attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills and strong writing skills. The successful candidate will possess energy, enthusiasm, and a positive approach to work.
An ability to work independently and as a part of a team is desired.
Computer skills, database and word process, are required.


Students pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Counseling and Personnel or other graduate degree in the field of Education is preferred
Graphic arts skills are a plus (experience creating attractive flyers, posters, brochures, etc.).

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 08/11/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 08/23/2017
Physical Demands

No unusual physical demands. Office setting

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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