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GradSuccess Team Application

Thanks for your interest in working in GradSuccess!

All Coordinator and Lead Consultant positions are 50% positions equivalent to a TAship.

General Eligibility and Minimum Requirements for All Positions

  • Applicants must be enrolled as graduate students while employed and must be in good standing with the university.
  • While each of the GradSuccess team members has specific job functions, the office works as a team.  Therefore, successful applicants must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, familiarity with Adobe PDFs. Ability to edit and maintain a Drupal website and maintain social media accounts with basic training.
  • Note: The preferred applicant will be no more than one year beyond normative time to complete of the degree and will have served as a TA for no more than 15 quarters.

Application Requirements 
Applications will require the following:

  • Online Application
  • Cover Letter
  • CV or Resume
  • Nomination of 1 or 2 Recommenders
    • The first recommender must be the applicant's PI, dissertation advisor, or graduate advisor.
    • The second (optional) recommender can be from someone familiar with the applicant's ability to work administratively.
  • Graduate Student Resource Center Coordinator (Aug '20-Jun '21)

    The GSRC Coordinator engages with members of the campus community to develop and execute events for the enrichment of the graduate student community. The GSRC coordinator may also be responsible for specialty programming, such as the GAANN fellowship program coordination. The coordinator is responsible for recruiting faculty, staff or other graduate students to present at workshops throughout the academic year. GradSuccess usually hosts or co-hosts approximately twenty events per quarter. The coordinator will also maintain the GSRC website, online calendar, and budget as well as produce and distribute even marketing material.

    Responsibilities:

    • Plan and Execute Events
      • Plan for and Manage Events
      • Design and Market Materials
      • Coordinate with Campus Community and Recruit Event Speakers
    • Manage Social Media, GSRC Website, and Blog
    • Purchase Office Materials and Food
    • Make Room Reservations
    • Other Administrative Tasks

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must have courteous and professional email etiquette as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Must be highly organized, able to work within a budget, and keep excellent records
    • Must have excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Must have knowledge of UCR graduate school and university cultures; must be able to work closely with and provide responsive programming for a diverse graduate student population
    • Must be comfortable communicating with faculty and staff

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Knowledge of campus departments and personnel as well as the larger University infrastructure
    • Have connections to the campus community, clubs, and other organizations
    • Experience working within a budget
    • Experience with Drupal
  • Graduate Student Mentorship Program Coordinator (Aug '20-Jun '21)

    Two GSMP Coordinators (one from CHASS and one from a STEM field) are hired to develop and maintain a supportive network of UCR mentors and mentees. The program has between 80 and 100 first-year mentees, 30-40 peer mentors, and 15-16 faculty mentors. The coordinators are responsible for tracking mentee success, working closely with both peer and faculty mentors to ensure mentoring effectiveness, and organizing community-building events. The coordinators also maintain the GSMP website and plan the three-day program orientation.

    Responsibilities:

    • Track Mentee Success
    • Programming and Event Planning (orientation, quarterly group meetings, etc)
    • Ensure mentoring effectiveness by working closely with the peer and faculty mentors
    • Support GradSuccess Programs
    • Administrative Tasks

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must have courteous and professional email etiquette as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Must be highly organized, able to work within a budget, and keep excellent records
    • Time management skills
    • Must have knowledge of UCR graduate school and university cultures; must be able to work closely with and provide responsive programming for a diverse graduate student population
    • Must be comfortable communicating with faculty and staff
    • Must be able to maintain student confidentiality

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • The preferred applicant will be no more than one year beyond normative time to complete of the degree and will have served as a TA for no more than 15 quarters
    • Have conflict resolution and empathetic listening skills
    • Have connections to the campus community, clubs, and other organizations
    • Experience working within and maintain a large budget
    • Experience in a mentoring program
  • Teaching Assistant Development Program Coordinator (Aug '20-Jun '21)

    The TADP Coordinator is the leader of the Teaching Assistant Development Program team and is responsible for the training and recognition of teaching assistants on campus. The coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing and presenting at the New TA Orientations, as well as providing and tracking make-up orientations each quarter. Additionally, the TADP Coordinator is responsible for the process by which Outstanding Teaching Assistants and Distinguished Teaching Assistants are chosen and the planning of the end of the year Excellence in Teaching banquet.

    Responsibilities:

    • TA Orientations and Makeups
    • Quarterly Workshops
    • OTA/DTA application process and award ceremony
    • Administrative Tasks
    • Website management
    • GradSuccess related tasks

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must have pedagogical training and experience teaching at UCR
    • Must be highly organized, able to work within a budget, and keep excellent records
    • Must have excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Must have courteous and professional email etiquette
    • Must be able to maintain student confidentiality

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Experience mentoring struggling students
    • Experience working with international students
    • Experience with Drupal
  • Teaching Assistant Development Program Lead Consultant (Aug '20-Jun '21)

    The Teaching Assistant Lead Consultant, as a member of the Teaching Assistant Development Program (TADP) team, is responsible for many facets of TA training and recognition. The TA Lead Consultant is involved in organization and instruction at the annual New TA Orientations as well as throughout the year. The consultant performs one-on-one mentoring for low-performing TAs through classroom observations and individual training. The TA Lead Consultant also works closely with International TAs, providing continued training in pedagogy, English language skills, and culture. The TA Lead Consultant also helps prepare and deliver workshops on pedagogical best practices, and assists with the Excellence in Teaching award ceremony each year.

    Responsibilities:

    • Mentoring low-performing TAs
    • Pedagogy Workshops
    • TA Orientations
    • Administrative Tasks
    • GradSuccess related tasks

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must have pedagogical training and experience TAing at UCR
    • Must be highly organized
    • Must have excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Must have courteous and professional email etiquette
    • Must have experience working with International students

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • The preferred applicant will be no more than one year beyond normative time to complete of the degree and will have served as a TA for no more than 15 quarters
    • Experience mentoring struggling students and the ability to treat students with empathy and cultural sensitively
    • Training in English language development
  • University Teaching Certificate Program Coordinator (Aug '20-Jun '21)

    The UTC coordinator designs and manages the application and acceptance process for students in the UTC program. The coordinator helps select readings for the class and prepare the UTC syllabi, and is responsible for recruiting faculty to teach various sessions during the first quarter of the two-quarter sequence, when the coordinator acts as a teaching assistant for the course. The coordinator observes all TAs enrolled in the UTC program, and evaluates their assignments during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. Throughout the year the UTC coordinator maintains the UTC website. As a member of the TADP team, the UTC coordinator participates in planning and implementing TADP events, such as the Teaching Assistant Orientation and the Excellence in Teaching banquet, as well as assisting with other TADP duties such as FERPA compliance, make-up orientations and teaching demonstration observations. Additionally the UTC coordinator assists with Grad Success events.

    Responsibilities:

    • UTC Academic activities
    • Administrative tasks
    • TADP Related tasks
    • GradSuccess related tasks

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must have pedagogical training and experiences as a TA at UCR
    • Must be highly organized, able to work within a budget, and keep excellent records
    • Must have excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Must be able to maintain student confidentiality

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Experience evaluating student work
    • Experience teaching different types of courses

    Graduates of the UTC program will be given preference

  • GradQuant Lead Consultant (Jul. '20 - Jun. '21)

    The GradQuant Lead Consultant is responsible for holding quantitative or programming consultations and drop in hours as well as developing and presenting workshops in GradQuant. The lead consultant will also be responsible for administrative tasks, such as maintaining the GradQuant website, scheduling part-time consultants, and creating and maintaining resources for the center. The consultant also assists with promotion of GradQuant through social media and on campus events.

    Responsibilities:

    • Individual Graduate Student Consultations
    • Conducting Workshops
    • Administrative tasks
    • GradSuccess tasks
    • Social media and website updating

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must have advanced training in statistical methods or computer programming
    • Must have excellent presentation and communication skills
    • Experience teaching or TAing statistics or computer programming at UCR

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Experience supervising others in an office setting
    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
    • Ability to explain concepts in an easy-to-understand way
  • Graduate Writing Center Lead Consultant (Jul. '20 - Jun. '21)

    The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) Lead Consultant is responsible for holding writing consultations as well as developing and presenting workshops for UCR graduate students. The lead consultant will also be responsible for administrative tasks, such as updating the GWC website and GradSuccess blog, scheduling part-time consultants, and creating and maintaining resources for the center. The consultant also assists with promotion of the writing center through social media and on campus events.

    Responsibilities:

    • Individual Graduate Student Consultations
    • Conducting Workshops
    • Administrative tasks %
    • GradSuccess tasks
    • Social media, newsletter and website updating

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Experience teaching
    • Excellent written and overall communication skills
    • Willing to develop skills in previously unfamiliar genres of academic writing
    • Organizational skills and ability to keep excellent records
    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
    • Familiarity with Facebook and website management
    • Must be able to attend the two-day GWC orientation the first week of July

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Experience supervising others in an office setting
    • Experience teaching writing and writing for the public (blogs/social media)
    • Experience with Drupal and WCOnline
  • GradSuccess Summer Coordinator (Summer 2020)

    The GradSuccess Summer Coordinator is responsible for the community building and stress relief events throughout the summer. The summer coordinator also does the preliminary planning of the Graduate Student Mentorship program, including the screening and hiring of peer mentors. The position also works closely with the GradEdge/JumpStart Coordinator and may assist in program implementation. The summer coordinator is responsible for generating a report of all activities and budget after the summer concludes.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must have courteous and professional email etiquette as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Must be highly organized, able to work within a budget, and keep excellent records
    • Must have excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Must have knowledge of UCR graduate school and university cultures; must be able to work closely with and provide responsive programming for a diverse graduate student population
    • Must be comfortable communicating with faculty and staff

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Knowledge of campus departments and personnel as well as the larger University infrastructure
    • Have connections to the campus community, clubs, and other organizations
    • Experience working within a budget
    • Experience with Drupal
  • GradEdge/JumpStart Coordinator (Summer 2020)

    The GradEdge/JumpStart Coordinator plans and implements the summer GradEdge/JumpStart bridge program for incoming graduate students in STEM. This includes planning events, scheduling speakers, tracking attendance, and managing participants. The position works closely with the GradSuccess Summer Coordinators and may assist in program implementation. The GradEdge/JumpStart program coordinator is responsible for writing a report of all activities and budget upon completion of the summer program.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must have courteous and professional email etiquette as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Must be highly organized, able to work within a budget, and keep excellent records
    • Must have excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Must have knowledge of UCR graduate school and university cultures; must be able to work closely with and provide responsive programming for a diverse graduate student population
    • Must be comfortable communicating with faculty and staff

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Knowledge of campus departments and personnel as well as the larger University infrastructure
    • Have connections to the campus community, clubs, and other organizations
    • Experience working within a budget
    • Experience with Drupal
  • GradQuant Summer Bootcamp Instructor (Summer 2020)

    The GradQuant Summer Bootcamp Instructor plans and implements the eight-week GradEdge/JumpStart statistics and programming bootcamp. The Bootcamp Instructor develops a syllabus for the bootcamp in collaboration with the GradQuant Coordinator, prepares and delivers workshops, and tracks graduate student attendance.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Advanced training in statistical methods or computer programming
    • Excellent presentation and communication skills
    • Must have experience in one or more of the following areas: probability theory, statistical inference, mathematics for statistics, statistical computing, computer programming
    • Experience teaching or TAing statistics or computer programming at UCR
  • Part-Time Writing Center Consultant

    GWC Consultants are responsible for providing one-on-one writing consultations to graduate students from across all campus disciplines. Each consultant may also develop and present one or more workshops per quarter on a writing or professional development topic relevant to graduate students’ needs. Additionally, the consultants assist the GWC Coordinator with the creation of resources and other materials on specific writing and professionalization topics. Part-time consultants work 10-49% during the summer and 10% during the academic year, are compensated at $20/hour, and may hold other concurrent employment with approval from their department graduate advisor.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Experience teaching or TAing
    • Strong background in academic and/or professional writing
    • Must be able to work in a collaborative environment

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Understanding of common principles of effective academic writing
    • Demonstrated experience with academic or professional writing in a variety of contexts (e.g. course papers, fellowship applications, journal articles, or job materials)
    • Experience teaching undergraduate writing courses
    • Strong presentation, writing, and oral communication skills
  • Part-Time GradQuant Consultant

    The GradQuant Consultants are responsible for holding quantitative consultations as well as developing and presenting workshops in GradQuant. Additionally, the consultants assist the Lead Consultant with the creation of resources and promotion of GradQuant through social media and on-campus events (e.g., coffee socials). Part-time consultants work 10% during the academic year, are compensated at $20/hour, and may hold other concurrent employment with approval from their department graduate advisor.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Experience teaching or TAing
    • Strong background in quantitative methods training or computer programing
    • Must be able to work in a collaborative environment

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Understanding of qualitative methods
    • Demonstrated experience in quantitative methods, statistics, and/or programming