(IUB) Graduate Assistant for Center Programs, Graduate Mentoring Center


The Graduate Mentoring Center – Graduate Assistant for Center Programs


Title: Graduate Assistant for Center Programs

Position: Student Academic Appointment

Duration: 2019-2020

Position Open to: All full-time IUB Masters and PhD students

Remuneration: $15,000 academic year/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: April 12, 2019

Other: Beginning Fall 2019 the position will have a .50% FTE (i.e. 20 hours per week for academic year and be eligible for student health insurance. A fee remission is available.

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 Graduate Assistant for Center Programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the development and publishing of The GMC’s handbook.
  • Developing an on-line mentoring module for faculty, students, and staff.
  • Assisting with the development of The Let’s Talk about Mentoring Program.
  • Assisting with the expansion of current programs.
  • Co-creating innovative mentoring programs for faculty, students, and staff.
  • 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 Graduate 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 2019-2020 academic year (August 2019-May 2020). Graduate Assistant is expected to work 20 hours a week and must be eligible for a Student Academic Appointment.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until April 12

To apply, please email the application materials below in a single PDF (use title “Application for GA Programs_Your last name”) by April 12 to the Graduate Mentoring Center Director, Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde at iugmc@indiana.edu. 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 April 22.

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 iugmc@indiana.edu.

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