HOURLY POSITION OPENING
The Graduate Mentoring Center
(Possibly Graduate Assistant for 2022-23)
Title: Student Assistant for Center Programs
Position: Hourly (moving to graduate assistantship for 2022-23)
Duration: Hire date to May 2022 (but can be extended to May 2023)
Position Open to: All full-time IUB Masters and PhD students
Remuneration: $15-$17/ hour at 20 hours a week
Sponsoring Unit: The University Graduate School - The Graduate Mentoring Center
Location: Wells Library 1320 E. 10th St., Room E546, Bloomington, IN 47405-7104
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2022
Other: This is Spring 2022 position with renewal for the 22-23 academie year possible.
The Graduate Mentoring Center (The GMC) serves graduate students at Indiana University Bloomington. The GMC was founded in fall 2014 through funds provided by President Michael A. McRobbie. As part of the University Graduate School, it is one of the many Graduate Diversity Initiatives supported by these funds. The Center’s programming, therefore, will also emphasize mentorship for underrepresented minority graduate students. Within the larger mission of The Center and the University Graduate School, The Center also provides support and resources for faculty and staff who are interested in learning about mentoring graduate students and developing mentoring programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the Student Assistant for Center Programs include, but are not limited to:
Assisting with a Strategic Needs Assessment to help the Center set goals for the coming years
Co-creating innovative mentoring programs for faculty, students, and staff.
Co-producing scholarship on mentoring
Facilitating or co-facilitating new and ongoing trainings, workshops, and activities, including the mentoring cohort.
Collaborating with other campus units/departments to development and implement events.
Maintaining the Center’s website:
Attending WCMS training sessions and staying up to date on webserve updates and changes.
Utilizing the IU Framework and ensuring IU Framework compliance.
Archiving old website material for later reference.
Overseeing public events.
Assessing the effectiveness of ongoing programs.
Responding to inquiries.
Representing the Center at selected public events.
The Student Assistant will also participate in various stages of the development, delivery, and assessment of classes, workshops, and other programs facilitated by the Center, and may participate in and/or present at professional meetings and conferences. Other responsibilities may include additional survey development, marketing and promotions, and working with designated partners, including student organizations and culture centers.
Preferred applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program at Indiana University and must have a strong interest in and experience with mentoring. Master’s candidates with relevant experience may be considered. The position requires knowledge of programs including InDesign, Qualtrics, and common office applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) as well as social networking services, including Facebook and Twitter. Applicant must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be well organized, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Applicant should have experience in project management, public speaking, research, evaluation and assessment, and familiarity with campus organizations. A strong interest in mentorship, working with other graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty as part of a teaching-learning community is especially important.
The position is available for the Spring 2022, but can be extended through May 2023. Student Assistant is expected to work 20 hours a week and will be eligible for a Student Academic Appointment for the 2022-23 academic year.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted until Feb 1, 2022
To apply, please email the application materials below in a single PDF (use title “Application for GA Programs_Your last name”) by Feb 1 to the Graduate Mentoring Center Director, Sean Nicholson-Crotty at email@example.com. The subject line should contain the words “GMC Graduate Assistantship – Programs”.
1. Cover letter and resume.
2. 300-word essay discussing the impact that mentoring (either as a mentor or mentee) has had on your research and/or life.
3. Contact information of three references.
The director will interview the final candidates the week of Feb 1, 2022
Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.
Questions: If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org