Graduate Assistantship Groups Scholars Program 2014 Summer and 2014-2015 Academic Year (to begin May 11, 2014) http://www.indiana.edu/~groups/stem/index.html 

The mission of the Groups Scholars Program Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Initiative is to promote and enhance the academic and professional experiences of first- generation, underrepresented students in the STEM disciplines through research, structured mentoring, and academic support. The STEM Initiative was created to prepare and advance students as research scientists, research physicians, and professionals in the public health fields.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Seeking an ASSISTANT to help with various tasks and organization of the Groups Scholars Program STEM Initiative. A good candidate will have a strong passion working with advanced undergraduate students in STEM disciplines.

Assistant will develop, coordinate, implement and participate in student development efforts that help Groups STEM participants progress in their academic and professional experience while at Indiana University; represent the Groups program and/or STEM initiative at various events, workshops, and programs locally and nationally; teach the STEM seminar during the summer and academic year; serve as the advisor for the Groups STEM student organization; and assist the STEM team with the management and implementation of the initiative’s functions.

–A minimum summer (May 11-August 8 2014) plus two-semester commitment is requested –GA hours will be discussed and can possibly be adjusted and flexible, not to exceed 20 hours/week. –Opportunities include: contribute to strategic plan of advancing the Groups STEM Initiative, active involvement with student development process, and enhance teaching and curriculum development skills.


Teach STEM Seminars 

• GA will develop and implement curriculum aimed at fostering support for students enrolled in STEM seminars during the summer and academic year.

• Actively engage students in activities that will facilitate their professional growth and development including but not limited to creating research posters, developing professional portfolios, and improving written and oral communication skills.

• Hold individual face-to-face interactions with seminar participants to gauge student progress and create individualized plans based on student’s level.

• Monitor, evaluate student progress and report any concerns to the STEM planning team as needed.

• Collaborate with other units on campus and in the community to implement activities that expose students to a broader experience in academia and STEM career fields


Groups STEM Student Organization Advisor 

• Provide guidance and support for the Groups STEM student organization executive board.

• Assist the board in establishing reasonable goals for the academic year and creating a timeline in which goals and objectives are met.

• Attend all executive board meetings

• Attend all organizational meetings as schedule permits

• Update STEM planning team on progress, concerns, and needs of the board.





STEM planning Team 

• Participate in weekly STEM planning team meetings

• Contribute to functions of the STEM initiative including, but not limited to program planning, marketing strategies, resource development, and program evaluation


QUALIFICATIONS: Must have completed a Bachelor’s degree and be currently enrolled in or received admission to an Indiana University Graduate Program on the Bloomington campus. Student should be organized, responsible, and dependable and have the ability to work independently; possess analytical problem solving and decision making skills; and be able to communicate effectively with a diverse population.

Must have a strong student development background, possess strong interpersonal skills, and possess an ability to actively engage students in the learning process. Strong writing, editing and research skills are required. Knowledge and proficiency of technological tools preferred.

Background in STEM discipline preferred, but not required.


Standard GA stipend, fee remission up to 30 credit hours, and health insurance. All applicants are asked to apply for Federal Work-Study. Offers contingent upon approval.

Number of Assistantships Available for summer 2014: 1 – 13 month appointment

Contact Person: Mary Tourner, Director Groups Scholars Program

Campus Address: 750 E. Kirkwood Avenue • Maxwell Hall 200 • Bloomington Campus

E-mail: groups@indian.edu

Phone: 812.855.0507 • Fax: 812.856.5235

Interested applicants should send an email with the subject line “GA GROUPS STEM INITIATIVE ASSISTANT” to groups@indiana.edu including a cover letter outlining relevant experience and why they are qualified and interested in the position as well as a CV and contact information for 2 professional references.

Please no phone calls or further inquiries. You will be contacted if an interview is requested. Thank you.



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