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              Experiential Learning Advisor

              Posting Details

              Posting Details

              Position Number: 1P0006
              Title: Graduate Assistant
              Functional Title: Experiential Learning Advisor
              Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
              Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
              University Authorized FTE: 50
              Unit: VPSA-University Career Center
              Hiring Range Minimum:
              Hiring Range Maximum:
              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.

              Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

              Working closely with Experiential Learning unit staff, the Graduate Assistant will support experiential learning-related activities of the University Career Center & The President’s Promise.

              Position-Specific Responsibilities include:

              EDCP 108I Internship Searching Course – each two sections of 30 students (60 total) per semester; periodically review and recommend updates to enhance course content and student experience; update course content in master course space utilizing the Electronic Management System (ELMS). ● Assist in the administration and marketing of the Bright Futures ‘Unpaid Internship’ Scholarship for undergraduate students pursuing unpaid internships with government agencies and non-profit organizations. ● Monitor and update the Experiential Learning sections of the University Career Center website, ensuring relevant information and resources are updated each semester. ● Partner with Center staff to plan and implement innovative experiential learning and career exposure programs based on student demand and industry trends. ● Develop and showcase relevant online resources for UMD’s academic internship coordinators. ● Assist in social media efforts through creation and dissemination of information, in partnership with PR & Marketing staff.

              General Experiential Education Responsibilities include:

              ● Meet with students to critique resumes and to help them to connect with learning experiences, specifically internships, related to their academic plans and career goals. ● Conduct presentations to groups of students in the Center and in classrooms on internship searching, resume writing, interviewing and other career-related topics. ● Work collaboratively with university departments and offices on behalf of students who are seeking enrichment experiences. ● Support and participate in Center-wide events, such a career fairs and staff meetings. ● Provide general administration as needed.
              Minimum Qualifications:

              Candidate must be enrolled in a UMD graduate program for 2019-2020.

              The position involves a great deal of student contact and requires excellent interpersonal skills. Successful candidates will possess energy, enthusiasm, and a positive approach to work, excellent rapport with diverse groups of people, and a commitment to the educational development of students. Comfort with public speaking is very important in this role.

              Flexible schedule and willingness to work an occasional night is required.


              Experience working with undergraduate students and first-hand knowledge about internships.

              Additional Certifications:
              Additional Information:

              9.5 month assistantship with start date in January 2020 until June 2020. Potential to renew for additional term if work performance meets expectations.

              For an application to be thoroughly considered please send a cover letter outlining your interest in the position, your knowledge of experiential learning, your professional goals, a resume, and at least three names of references with their current addresses and phone numbers.

              Posting Date: 11/27/2019
              Closing Date:
              Open Until Filled Yes
              Best Consideration Date
              Physical Demands
              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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              Applicant Documents

              Required Documents
              1. Resume
              2. Cover Letter
              3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
              Optional Documents

              Posting Specific Questions

              Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

              1. * How did you hear about this position?
                • UMD Job Site
                • Personal Referral
                • Washington Post
                • Baltimore Sun
                • Local Publication
                • Chronicle of Higher Education
                • Inside Higher Education
                • INDEED
                • HERC
                • Hispanic Outlook
                • Diverse Jobs
                • HigherEdJobs
                • Professional Journal
                • Listserv
                • Other
                • SimplyHired
                • CareerBliss
                • Job Fairs
                • Monster.Com
                • Craigs List
              2. * This position is only open to current, University of Maryland College Park graduate students. Are you a current University of Maryland, College Park graduate student?
                • Yes
                • No