Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) is hiring a Grad Assistant for Veteran Student Services

Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) is hiring a Grad Assistant for Veteran Student Services

Apply by July 4th

OCSS is seeking candidates for a new position, Graduate Assistant for Veteran Student Services.  The person in this position would provide direct student support to veteran students as they transition from being soldiers to being students.  They will also be the primary point of contact for veteran students connecting them to resources on campus and in the community.   The GA will also lead outreach efforts to build community among UMBC’s veteran/military students.

We would like this person in this position to begin in July or early August.  The Graduate Assistantship is 20 hours per week and includes tuition remission and a stipend.

Contact Ben Goldberg, Assistant Director, Off-Campus Student Services at if you have any questions about the position.

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UMBC Student Life Looking for Graduate Coordinator for Student Life Programming

The Graduate Coordinator will support student engagement on campus through working with event planning and fraternity and sorority life. Approximately 10 hours a week will be dedicated to supporting the student events board (SEB), summer/winter programs, and major campus events including Welcome Week, Homecoming, Winter Welcome Week and Quadmania. The other 10 hours a week will be focused on event planning and support of our 23 Greek chapters. Ideal candidates will have been involved with Greek Life as an undergraduate or graduate student, have experience with event planning, and be detail oriented and creative.

This is a 12 month position and may be renewed for a second year. This 20 hour a week position includes tuition remission and a stipend.

Resumes and letters of interest will be considered on a rolling basis. For more information, please contact Jen Dress at

UMBC’s Mosaic Center Looking for Graduate Coordinator for Cultural Programs

The Graduate Coordinator for Cultural Programs works out of Student Life’s Mosaic Center focusing on outreach, support and event planning with and for our diverse student population. Experience working with students of Asian and South Asian American descent is strongly preferred. Ideal candidates are comfortable meeting new people and learning about/working with culturally diverse students, have event planning skills, and have the ability to help develop this newer position.

This is a 20 hour a week assistantship that includes tuition remission and a stipend. The position may be a 9.5 or 12 month assistantship and may be renewed for a second year.

Resumes and letters of interest will be considered on a rolling basis. For more information, please contact Lisa Gray at

UMBC Student Life Looking for Graduate Coordinator for Student Involvement

The Graduate Coordinator will spend approximately 10 hours a week working with student organization management/support (recognition, registration, etc.) and 10 hours a week on special projects for the department. Ideal candidates are detail oriented, have experience creating/streamlining processes, have strong communication skills, and have experience with student organizations on college campuses (either having been involved as an undergraduate or having advised student organizations).

Graduate students receive tuition remission and a stipend. This position can be a 9.5 or 12 month position and may be renewed for a second year.

Resumes and letters of interest will be considered on a rolling basis. For more information, please contact Sara Leidner at

GSA Accepting Applications for Writing Advisor Position (GA)

GSA Accepting Applications for Writing Advisor Position (GA)

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled

 Writing Advisor Position Job Duties:

• Provides advice and support for all phases of graduate student writing and oral assignments, including organization, drafting, and editing

• Assists graduate students with using grammar, sentence structure, and style appropriate for each academic task

• Advises graduate students on a variety of documents, including essays, papers, applications, resumes, thesis & dissertation chapters

• Maintains relationships with repeat advisees and meet the needs of one-time advisees

• Supports both native and non-native speakers of English, as well as students from a variety of disciplines

• In addition to individual sessions, the Writing Advisor is responsible for conducting a yearly writing workshop for UMBC’s Promise Success Seminar series. A familiarity with various style guides is helpful

• Attend weekly OGSL team meetings, monthly Senate meetings, GSA Social Hours, Graduate Student Week events, the Graduate Research Conference, and Graduate School sponsored events

• Collaborate with the OGSL team & GSA Executive Board to implement GSA’s mission

• Staff the GSA Office 20 hours a week and attend to miscellaneous office work when necessary

• Knowledgeable of the Graduate Student Handbook, The Graduate School & GSA policies

• Conduct occasional workshops on writing strategies relevant to graduate work (cover letter writing, citation use, essay prose, etc.)

• Promote Writing Advisor role and services to UMBC graduate community

• Update, maintain and advertise Writing Advisor website content

Appointment runs from August 10. 2014 – June 13. 2015 

• Full time stipend

• Up to ten (10) credits of tuition remission per semester

• GA Health Care coverage is offered

For more information, CLICK HERE.

GSA Accepting Applications for Communications Manager Position (GA)

GSA Accepting Applications for Communications Manager Position (GA)

Position available August 11, 2014

GSA Communications Manager

The successful candidate MUST be eligible for Federal Work Study, determined by the student’s FAFSA (must be a U.S. citizen or a Permanent Resident)

This graduate assistantship is the manager for all communications between GSA, OGSL, graduate students, and the greater UMBC/Baltimore community. This includes e-mail inbox management, updating social media (Facebook, Twitter, and the MyUMBC portal), and co-managing the GSA website (recently formatted in WordPress and Google)

This GA manages logistics of all GSA events (catering, room reservations, scheduling), including monthly Senate meetings and social hours, National Graduate Student Week (spring), the 37th Graduate Research Conference, and special events (i.e. Fall Welcome Picnic, GSA Awards Banquet).

·        Recruits and manages all community service requirements which graduate students must complete when receiving GSA travel/research grant funding.

·        Works alongside the Executive Director to manage the GSA budget/receipt book and reconcile the $280K GSA budget.

·        Creates and implements frequent feedback structure such as surveys, links to information on and off campus and discussion boards that focus on graduate student issues.

·        Brainstorms and generates new avenues to simplify processes that affect graduate students.

·        Receives information/issues from graduate students and quickly creates solutions readily available to graduate students.

·        Trouble shoots daily technical, research and processes for continued superior customer service and create a culture of “how can GSA help solve this issue?”

This graduate assistantship requires knowledge of computer databases, website management, project management, reservations systems and systems processes.

The position requires design, trouble-shooting, research, and analysis as well as the ability to work alone and on a team.

This position chairs the GSA Summer & Winter Events Committee working in collaboration with GSA Senators and Executive Board members to create effective programming for graduate students who typically are on campus 12 months a year. The GA will have a sense of project management to assist with events and long-term projects.

The GA in this position should have a background in the following topics: project management, information management, emerging technologies, recruitment and customer service.

This is a 20-hour/week assistantship including tuition remission, stipend & GA health insurance. Stipend information can be found at:

Send: an application letter, CV, an unofficial copy of your UMBC transcripts, and contact information for 1-2 faculty/UMBC references to AND with the subject “Communications Manager”

Questions? Contact Dr. Jenness E. Hall, GSA Executive Director –

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Robert Deluty, Associate Dean, Publishes his 45th Book

Robert Deluty, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, has published a new volume of poetry, “Gifts in Disguise.” In his review, Joseph DeVitis writes: “Robert Deluty’s poems give us quick, yet profound, glimpses into the old adage that ‘things aren’t usually what they seem.’ He incorporates and transcends that theme because he wants us to look at things as if they could be otherwise. Deluty urges us to become wider awake, to feel and reflect upon everyday experiences so that we might repair the damages in our lives. He is a remarkably hopeful poet who pulls us up when we stumble–and then claps his hands for us to dance.”

“Gifts in Disguise,” as well as all of Dr. Deluty’s other books, may be purchased at the UMBC Bookstore.