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Graduate Assistant

Job Description

Position Number:



Graduate Assistant - LIFT Coordinator

Functional Title:

Graduate Assistant

Category Status:

04-Graduate Assistant

Applicant Search Category:

Graduate Assistant

University Authorized FTE:



UGST-Pre-College-Program in UG Studies

Hiring Range Minimum:


Hiring Range Maximum:


Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the stateís flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nationís 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 nationís 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.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Plan, market and implement college preparation workshops and summer residential programming. Recruit participants through marketing targeted at public and private schools and other organizations. Inform potential students and parents about programming and coordinate program orientation and student registration. Assist with managing and updating the website. Assist with data collection and management of programís database. Implement the programís evaluation process. Participate in meetings and staff development activities as directed.

During peak periods some Saturdays and evenings may be required. Performing other administrative duties related to program development. Responsibilities will require an average weekly time commitment of 20 hours.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited 4-year institution required.
  • This position is only open to Graduate Students. Acceptance or good standing in a graduate program at the University of Maryland at the time of appointment is required.

Experience with sensitivity to high school students of culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong written and verbal communication skills required.


Experience in marketing and recruiting.

Additional Information:

LIFT is an intensive academic enrichment pre-college initiative for high school students designed to be innovative in its programming and services with a cultural orientation of continuous excellence.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date


Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Some walking, and lifting of boxes and other materials up to 50lbs. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

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.

Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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