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College Success Scholars - Graduate Assistant

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 1117136
Title: College Success Scholars - Graduate Assistant
Functional Title: College Success Scholars - Graduate Assistant
Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
University Authorized FTE:
Unit: UGST-Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education
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 will take a leadership role in assisting OMSE with the coordination of the College Success Scholars’ (CSS) program. These responsibilities include: monitoring the daily/weekly progress of participants to ensure program compliance; ensuring program forms are completed in an efficient manner; facilitating academic and professional development workshops and programs; serving as a goodwill ambassador and disseminating information about program throughout the university community; serving as a liaison to parents; maintaining the CSS website; identifying professional and career opportunities for Scholars.

Establishing and implementing short and long range advising strategies to exceed target goals; assisting students in achieving academic excellence and degree requirements at the University of Maryland; assisting in UNIV 100, Fall and Spring Seminar Courses, supervising undergraduate team leaders; advising the CSS Executive Board; coordinating the Road Map to Success program; working collaboratively with the Director to advance programmatic effectiveness, innovation, and visibility, and other related duties as assigned by the Director of the Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education, UMD. This Graduate Assistantship will require weekly evening coverage and occasional weekend work.

Research. Additionally, this position will conduct research concerning the best practices, national trends, and new findings concerning the matriculation, retention, motivation, and graduation of undergraduate men of color.

College Success Scholars. CSS is a program for Black and Latino males from pre-freshman year through senior year, which provides structured personal, academic and professional support to ensure retention, proactive engagement in internships, education abroad, research and all aspects of the University community. The curriculum is centered on supporting the brilliance of the scholars and developing resiliency, agency, purpose and brotherhood. Scholars are expected to always strive for personal, academic and professional excellence.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have experience working with an academic support program and a wide range of racial/ethnic groups as well as other underrepresented male populations.

Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and oral skills are essential.

Demonstrated history in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Database Management competencies.

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


Bilingual (English and Spanish preferred).

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

The position is a 12 month, 10-hour per week Graduate Assistantship which will begin on January 17, 2018.

Posting Date: 11/17/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Physical Demands
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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