The information below was for the 2019 Group Leader application process. We will open the application for 2020 Group Leaders during the spring semester.
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 2019 through December 2019. 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.
Grad Groups is now offered as a one-credit hour, pass-fail course (GT8801) that runs during the first eight weeks of the fall semester. Groups will meet once per week August 19 – October 11 for the fall 2019 offering of Grad Groups.
More information about Grad Groups can be found at: http://www.grad.gatech.edu/grad-groups
Group Leaders will work over the summer with the Grad Groups Coordinator (Dr. James Black) 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. Group Leaders will also manage their section’s grading (attendance, deliverables, and online module completion).
The expected time commitment is about 40 hours total between May and December. There will be 4 training 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 review course content, train Group Leaders, and familiarize Group Leaders with campus resources available to 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
April 8, 2019: Application Deadline DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 15th, 11:59pm
April 26, 2019: Interviews End (if necessary)
April 29, 2019: Offers Extended
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. Please review the full position description for additional information.