Graduate Assistants for the Department of Resident Life 2018-2019

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 0124826
Title: Graduate Assistants for the Department of Resident Life 2018-2019
Functional Title: Graduate Assistants for the Department of Resident Life 2018-2019
Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
University Authorized FTE: 50
Unit: VPSA-RL-Director Salary/L&A
Hiring Range Minimum:
Hiring Range Maximum:
Campus/College Information:

Campus: 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.

Department: The Department of Resident Life serves a highly diverse population of approximately 12,500 undergraduate students living in traditional residence halls, apartments, and suites including some public/private partnership properties. About 46% of all resident students are enrolled in twelve living-learning programs covering a wide array of academic areas. Resident Life employs a diverse workforce of over 95 full-time and graduate staff members and about 600 undergraduate student staff members. The Department actively seeks candidates who can represent and serve the diversity of persons who live and work in the University of Maryland’s residence halls. The University of Maryland campus is located in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area just eight miles from downtown D.C. and 30 miles from Baltimore, MD. Additional information about the Department of Resident Life is available at

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Resident Life has five Graduate Assistant openings for 2018-2019. These are 12-month, 20 hour/week positions beginning in July 2018. To apply, please see specific instructions for application under “Additional Information” below. Please note, housing is NOT provided with these positions.

Graduate Coordinator for the Common Ground Multicultural Dialogue Program (one opening): The Common Ground Multicultural Dialogue Program in the Department of Resident Life provides opportunities for dialogue among students with different identities, views, and experiences. The program brings together diverse groups of 12 to 16 undergraduates to engage in peer-led, structured exploration of contemporary societal dilemmas that have important implications for twenty-first century U.S. multicultural society such as affirmative action, abortion, same-sex marriage, racial profiling, and immigration policy. The program design is deliberative and encourages an analytical approach to dialogue.

Graduate Coordinator for Off-Campus Housing Services (one opening): The Graduate Coordinator provides leadership in department efforts to provide high-quality off-campus housing information and referral so students and other members of the University community can enjoy a positive off-campus living experience. The Graduate Coordinator serves as a vital member of a nine-person office staff team. Additionally, the Graduate Coordinator may provide administrative, organizational, and logistical support for programs and processes supported by the Coordinator of Off-Campus Housing Services and other staff within the Department of Resident Life.

Graduate Coordinator for Rights & Responsibilities (2 openings): The Graduate Coordinator provides procedural and administrative support for the Office of Rights and Responsibilities. Primarily, the position involves the coordination of Judicial Board Hearings, the tracking of incidents throughout the residence hall system, and compilation and presentation of reports addressing student behavior in the residence halls. The Graduate Coordinator will conduct Preliminary Interviews and Disciplinary Conferences as needed. Additionally s/he will share responsibility for handling disciplinary judicial activities for the Department of Resident Life.

Graduate Coordinator for Staff Development & Services (one opening): The Graduate Coordinator (GC) provides significant leadership for the Graduate Assistant (GA) and Resident Assistant (RA) selection processes and assists in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of staff training for all levels of DRL staff. The Graduate Coordinator may also serves as an instructor for the RA class during the spring semester.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Admission as a full-time graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park is required.
  • Strong communication, administrative, and organizational skills are required.
  • Residence hall, student activities, student conduct, and/or student affairs experience desired.
  • Experience working with students from a diversity of backgrounds preferred.
  • Energy, commitment, flexibility, and enthusiasm preferred.
Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

1) Applications will be accepted via until positions are filled. For best consideration, submit a cover letter and resume to this posting by February 12, 2018. Applications will not be accepted via email.

2) In the cover letter please indicate which of our GA positions you are interested in and the order of preference.

3) Submit proof of application or acceptance to the University of Maryland Graduate School and the name of the department or school to which you are applying. This document may either be submitted as part of your application as “Supplemental Document 1” at OR via email to Acceptable forms for proof of application or acceptance include, but is not limited to: copy of application submission confirmation received via email, copy of letter received via postal service confirming your application has been submitted, copy of official letter of acceptance, enrollment verification form (if currently attending the University of Maryland).

4) As part of this application you will be prompted to request two letters of reference which will be collected through the UMD system. Please follow these instructions in the application.

5) For candidates applying by the best consideration deadline of February 12, the preferred date for submission of the proof of application and letters of reference is February 26, 2018.​ Materials will also be accepted after February 26.

The benefits of these Graduate Assistant positions include a stipend, tuition remission at the standard tuition rate, and access to participate in the UMD health insurance plans.

Posting Date: 01/25/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/12/2018
Physical Demands

Normal office environment – Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negotiable amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Ability to travel around campus for meetings and to attend to duties.

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
Optional Documents
  1. Supplemental Document 1

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