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 –

For More Information, Click Here.


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