Wednesday, November 17, 2010

GradGrants Consultant Position Opening for Spring 2011

Graduate Assistant Position Opening in the GradGrants Center for Spring 2011

As director of the GradGrants Center, I am seeking a graduate student who holds (or is eligible for) graduate work-study funding for an assistantship beginning the spring semester.  If you are interested (or if you know a student who might qualify), please ask him/her to send a cover letter and vita to Jody Smith, University Graduate School, Kirkwood Hall 114, 130 S. Woodlawn Ave., Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7104,, or fax 812-855-4266.  To qualify for graduate work-study, a student would have to complete a FAFSA and talk with Jordan Bissell of the Student Financial Aids Office (812-855-6854 or fws@indiana.edui).

THE PROPOSAL-WRITING CONSULTANT/TRAINER is one of two graduate assistant positions which works directly with fellow graduate students in the GradGrants Center, a graduate student service located in the Wells Library-BL, sponsored by The University Graduate School and available to graduate students of all IU campuses.  The two consultants handle the day-to-day operation of the GradGrants Center and share training responsibilities (i.e., presenting or enlisting speakers, scheduling rooms, preparing visual aids).  Our consultants assist students in their search for external funding sources and are available to work one-on-one with graduate students in discussing and critiquing their grant proposals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful proposal-writing experience, editing skills, teaching experience or experience in planning and presenting special-interest training programs, the ability and personality to interact well with the public.  A one-year commitment to the position is strongly preferred.

This position provides invaluable opportunity to learn of various funding sources and to improve one’s own proposal-writing skills.  The experience is extremely valuable to future faculty. The position is a .375% FTE during the academic year (i.e., 15 hours per week) and is eligible for student health insurance. The salary is $9,121 for the academic year (with fee remission) and $2,129 for the summer.  The person hired will   work half or all of the summer as arranged.  The deadline for applications is Monday, November 29, 2010.

Jody Smith, Director
The GradGrants Center