Position Title: Groups Scholars STEM Initiatives Assistant, Graduate Assistant Work-Study
Department: Groups Scholars Program, GSP
Position Description: Seeking an Assistant for the Groups Scholars Program STEM Initiative. The mission of the 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. A good candidate will have a strong passion working with undergraduate students in STEM disciplines.
The position will develop, coordinate, implement and participate in student development efforts; represent the Groups program and/or STEM initiative at events, workshops, and programs locally and nationally; teach the summer and academic year STEM seminars; serve as advisor for the Groups STEM student organization; and assist with the management and implementation of the STEM Initiative’s functions. Opportunities include strategic planning, student development, and teaching and curriculum development.
Compensation: Monthly stipend, a 30 credit hour fee remission (12 per semester, and 6 during the summer), and health insurance
Education: Actively enrolled and in good standing as a fulltime student in a graduate degree program at Indiana University-Bloomington.
Experience: At least one-year experience working with or participating in a similar program.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Student should be organized, responsible, and dependable and have the ability to work independently
• Possess analytical problem solving and decision making skills
• Be able to communicate effectively with a diverse population
• Must have a strong student development background, possess strong interpersonal skills
• 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
Note: Must qualify for Federal Graduate Work Study funding, as will be announced by the Bloomington Office of Student Financial Assistance (BOSFA) on July 1, 2017. Must fill out a FAFSA form (https://fafsa.ed.gov/ ) for the 2017-2018 academic year. The deadline to submit the FAFSA is March 10, 2017.
To apply: Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Application for Graduate Assistant Work study position” in the subject line.
For additional information about the Groups Scholars Program please visit http://www.indiana.edu/~groups/#home.