Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Graduate Assistant

Enhancing Student Financial Education Grant
Position Available
October 1, 2013

The Graduate School is offering a fifteen-month graduate assistantship to a student currently enrolled in a doctoral program housed in the Graduate School. The Graduate Assistant will assist Graduate School staff, Graduate Program Directors, and key personnel from the Washington-based Council of Graduate Schools on a new grant involving the development, promotion and delivery of expanded programs on financial literacy  to graduate and undergraduate students.    The successful applicant must be proficient with research and analytical skills, both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, web management and be comfortable with using Survey Monkey.  In addition, the applicant should demonstrate great attention to detail, be highly organized, and have outstanding interpersonal skills.

All interested candidates should send – electronic only – a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of two references to Dr. Jessica Horowitz at jhorow@luc.edu.  Applications must be submitted by September 4th at 5:00 p.m.  The position will begin on October 1st.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Report to Assistant Dean of the Graduate School
  • Work with Graduate School staff and Deans, and other key offices within the University
  • Coordinate, collect, and analyze survey data from students and Graduate Program Directors using Survey Monkey
  • Coordinate Site Visit and subsequent interviews with GPD’s and CGS representatives
  • Coordinate Focus Groups of students and CGS representatives
  • Plan, organize and execute workshops on financial planning throughout academic year
  • Communicate with participants/key personnel on workshops and performances
  • Help create a website on financial education that will be linked to the Council of Graduate Schools website.
  • Assist in all other aspects of grant activity as determined
  • Attend/participate in all grant-related meetings
  • Assist with data collection/analysis on Humanities project in Graduate School as needed


  • Current Doctoral student in the Graduate School
  • Experience in data collection and analysis
  • Experience with on-line survey instruments
  • Experience with creating web sites.
  • Experience with coordinating and organizing meetings and focus groups
  • Organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Administrative experience/familiarity with administrative tasks
  • Independent worker
  • Flexibility to deal with variable tasks
  • People skills: friendly/outgoing, good at facilitating work with people who are under pressure


  • 15-20 hours/week; 15 month appointment  (through December, 2014)
  • $22,500/15 months
  • Full tuition coverage
  • Health insurance