Graduate Assistant, Sponsored Programs

Arlington, VA
Jun 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Category Graduate Assistantship

Posting Number M00760

Department Academic Affairs

Reports To Rita Wong

Point of Contact Cynthia Mitchell, Debra Churos


•Assists in keeping office website updated and includes interactive and multimedia elements;
•Assists in reviewing and editing policies and procedures and office standard operating practices;
•Assists in researching funding databases for grants that might interest faculty and staff;
•Reviews funded sponsored programs/grants and assists in securing data/information from Principal Investigators demonstrating their project is on-track to meet goals and objectives;
•Assists in the set-up of new grant accounts with the OSP Director and Financial Affairs;
•Assists in project tracking to ensure effective project management of externally-funded projects.

Minimum Qualifications

University required minimum qualifications:
• You must be accepted into Marymount as a graduate student
• You must be registered for at least 6 graduate credits during any semester in which you are awarded a GA position.
• For current students, graduate GPA must be at least 3.0. For entering graduate students, undergraduate GPA must be at least 3.0.
• Experience with website development and/or maintenance
• Experience with using the internet to quickly find information for written material
• Excellent writing and proofreading skills
•Experience with budgeting or accounting preferred
•Experience with MS Word and Excel formulas
•Strong skills in time management, managing multiple projects, and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

•Students enrolled full-time are given preference over part-time.
•Strong skills in research, writing, and interpersonal communication.
•Initiative and ability to work independently, including creative problem solving.
•Good computer skills (word, excel, powerpoint); familiar with webpage design and editing.
•Excellent attention to detail.

Special Notes to Applicants

Application materials must be received by

Open Until Filled Yes

University Profile

Marymount is a comprehensive Catholic university that emphasizes the liberal arts, career preparation, and personal and professional development. A diverse and welcoming learning community, Marymount serves nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university's location in suburban Arlington, Virginia, offers easy access to the rich resources of the nation's capital. Marymount University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Job Duties

Percent of total time 70

Responsibility / Duty

Support to sponsored grants office primarily through researching grant opportunities and matching grant opportunities with faculty interests; assisting grants officer in managing specific aspects of grant budgets.

Percent of total time 30

Responsibility / Duty

Administrative support of graduate studies activities including event planning, researching background information for reports, summarizing report information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Have you been accepted into or are you currently enrolled in a Graduate degree program at Marymount University?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents


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