Grad Groups: Group Leader Application

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Group Leader Position Announcement - APPLICATION CLOSED

Georgia Tech’s Office of Graduate Studies seeks motivated graduate students to work as Group Leaders for the Office of Graduate Studies’ Grad Groups program from May 2018 through December 2018. This is an outstanding opportunity for any graduate student who is looking to diversify their resume and add leadership experience.  Group Leaders will have the opportunity to mentor, counsel, and lead a group of first-semester graduate students as they acclimate to campus.

More information about Grad Groups can be found at:


Group Leaders will work over the summer with the Grad Groups Coordinator and Office of Graduate Studies staff to prepare for the fall Grad Groups program.  During the fall semester, Group Leaders will facilitate small group meetings, helping to foster and develop community, and plan activities for their group.


The expected time commitment is about 30 hours total between May and December. There will be 4 meetings of all Group Leaders over the summer. As such, preference will be given to candidates who are on campus over the summer term.  These summer organizational meetings will be used to develop presentation content, train Group Leaders, and familiarize Group Leaders with campus resources at the disposal of graduate students.


A stipend will be awarded at the end of December in the amount of $500 upon successful completion of Group Leader responsibilities. The Group Leader position does NOT come with a tuition waiver.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Currently enrolled graduate student
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and collaboratively
  • Competency with group communication tools

Application Timeline:

April 6, 2018: Application Deadline (deadline extended to April 13, 5pm)
April 27, 2018: Interviews End (if necessary)
April 30, 2018: Offers Extended

To Apply:

Please login and fill out the application below.  Upload a one-page .pdf cover letter and an abbreviated .pdf resume that includes any leadership/group facilitation experience you have.  In the cover letter, explain why you are interested in becoming a Group Leader, what you think you will bring to the position in terms of skills and/or experience, and please indicate whether or not you will be on campus over the summer term (this is not mandatory, but preference will be given to those candidates who are).  Also, please indicate that you've discussed this opportunity and have received approval from your research/assistantship advisor (if applicable).

Questions regarding this application or the Group Leader position should be addressed to Dr. James Black, Special Projects Coordinator in the Office of Graduate Studies.