Graduate Assistant for Faculty Affairs

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 6080805
Title: Graduate Assistant
Functional Title: Graduate Assistant for Faculty Affairs
Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
University Authorized FTE:
Unit: SVPAAP-Sr VP Academic Affairs & Provost
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 Faculty Affairs exists to help faculty members achieve professional excellence as we build a world-class public research university. The Office of Faculty Affairs supports all aspects of the faculty experience on campus in key areas of promotion (for tenure track and professional track faculty), recognition (awards), development (leadership and mentoring), procedures (leaves and sabbaticals, tenure delays, policy implementation), and reporting (faculty data).

The graduate assistant would work on various projects and administrative tasks assigned by office personnel, reporting to the Manager. Responsibilities will include:
- composing, drafting, proofing and editing written materials;
- database maintenance and updating;
- website maintenance and development;
- conducting research on best practices;
- gathering data for special projects;
- compiling and distributing office communications and correspondence;
- organizing meetings; and, assisting with other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be enrolled in a Graduate Program at the University of Maryland.

An exceptional candidate will be a detail-oriented, proactive self-starter, have good organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to maintain confidentiality, and the capacity to work collaboratively as well as independently. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, Adobe Acrobat and database experience is required.


Previous administrative experience and proficiency with web development are preferred. Individuals from the iSchool and the College of Education, particularly in doctoral programs, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

This is a 12-month position, reporting to the Manager of the Office of Faculty Affairs, available as soon as possible. The work week is 20 hours during the academic year during the hours between 8:30 and 4:30, and up to 40 hours/week during winter and summer terms.

Required documents include: cover letter; resume; and, a list of references with contact information.

Posting Date: 06/08/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 06/23/2017
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
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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