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Graduate Assistant for Program Affairs
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
Date Posted 05/19/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type Graduate Assistant
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Number:



Graduate Assistant

Functional Title:

Graduate Assistant for Program Affairs

Category Status:

04-Graduate Assistant

Applicant Search Category:

Graduate Assistant


UGST-HCOL-University Honors Program

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. 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.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

University Honors will hire (2) Graduate Assistant for 9.5-month, 10-hour per week appointments supporting the Senior Program Manager. Primary areas of focus include facilities management, operations, and event support.

The starting Step I salary for this Graduate Assistantship is $12,237 and carries partial tuition remission. The contract dates are August 17, 2022 to May 31, 2022, with the potential for additional hours paid for work prior to the start of the contract.

A central responsibility for this role is supervising the UH Commons space in Yahentamitsi Dining Hall during evening hours. The space, which includes a lounge area, two huddle rooms, two classrooms, and three restrooms, is accessible to University Honors students until 9 p.m. The Graduate Assistant must work 2 shifts a week from 4-9 p.m. to total their 10-hour commitment. It is expected that, while overseeing the space, the GAs are also completing other tasks as described below.

Duties include:
  • Overseeing student activity in the UH Commons (e.g., answering questions, coordinating huddle room use, and monitoring behavior)
  • Assisting with evening events in UH Commons (e.g., preparing materials, moving furniture, and tracking attendance)
  • Maintaining inventory of copy, instructional, and kitchen supplies; ordering supplies as needed
  • Conducting and interpreting copier usage reports
  • Potential opportunity to support communications efforts (e.g., take photos and video, gather source material, and/or draft stories) and/or light financial processing, depending on interest and skills
  • Other projects as needed

Please note that this job requires a firm schedule with the primary responsibility being a physical presence in the UH Commons. The GA may need to lift boxes, move furniture, and conduct other light physical activity.

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Maryland.

Posting Date:


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled


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.
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