ACES Program Graduate Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 118140
Title: ACES Graduate Assistant
Functional Title: ACES Program Graduate Assistant
Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
University Authorized FTE:
Unit: UGST-HCOL-ACES Cybersecurity Program
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 in the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) program within Maryland’s nationally ranked Honors College, the ACES Graduate Assistant will oversee social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; provide support in extracurricular programming, including event development, planning and execution; and assist with all aspects of the living-learning program.

ACES, a four year undergraduate honors cybersecurity program, is comprised of two linked academic programs: a living-learning program for freshmen and sophomores, which launched in fall 2013 and currently has a community of over 150 students, and the ACES Minor: an academic minor in cybersecurity for juniors and seniors which launched in spring 2016. ACES main components are academic and extracurricular, including events focused on community building, professional development, and education outside the classroom.

The Graduate Assistant will support the ACES Coordinator in developing & executing a comprehensive student programming plan, to include events focused on professional development, industry engagement with corporate partners, education beyond the classroom, and community building. Specific duties will include: collaborating with ACES Coordinator to develop a semester events plan, managing logistics of event planning (booking locations, ordering catering, creating promotional materials, advertising to students, and day of coordination), and assisting with developing content for social media posts advertising and recapping events.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking graduate program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Applicant must have good writing, verbal, organizational, and computer skills and an ability to work well with students, campus partners, parents, and external constituencies. Attention to detail, initiative, ability to work independently, and reliability are essential.


Students with a background or professional experience in one or more of the following areas: communications, social media management, event planning, educational programming, or student affairs.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

20 hours per week. Schedule can be somewhat flexible based upon program and GA needs. Regular evening and occasional weekend work for events.

Posting Date: 11/08/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/30/2017
Physical Demands

Able to arrange tables and chairs for a meeting, carry boxes of printed materials, physically participate in community outreach and social events.

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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