SAA Available: GPSO Programming Coordinator


The Graduate and Professional Student Organization serves over 9,500 graduate and professional students at IU Bloomington through providing academic support, advocacy, community-building and resources. The GPSO seeks applicants for the position of Programming Coordinator for the remainder of the 2013-2014 academic year.

The GPSO Programming Coordinator is a paid SAA 10-12 month position. This position organizes and executes social and academic events throughout the year. Events include Orientation Week, the annual Grad Appreciation Week (culminating in the Grad Bash), and monthly social networking hours, special family-friendly and cultural events. The Operations Coordinator also plans and implements academic, professional development and community building activities, in frequent partnership with university departments, student groups, and community organizations.

The Programming Coordinator works with the GPSO Communications Coordinator to market events to the graduate community. The Programming Coordinator also purchases materials for GPSO events in accordance with IU purchasing policies, manages the procurement card and works with the GPSO Treasurer to document these purchases and submit financial statements in a timely manner.

The Programming Coordinator serves on and assists the GPSO Executive Committee, and serves as chair of the GPSO Programming Committee in efforts to create and execute successful and relevant events. On occasion, the Programming Coordinator publicly represents the organization.

The position requires knowledge of common office applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as social networking applications, including Facebook. Successful applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be self-motivated, and work well in a close team environment. The ideal candidate will have experience collaborating with university organizations and community groups, and working with volunteers. Familiarity with Indiana University operations and the Bloomington community preferred. Vibrant, outgoing, and creative students with event planning and administrative experience are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must be enrolled full time as an IUB graduate or professional student and must be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen authorized to work in the United States for the period of the appointment. NOTE: The Programming Coordinator may not concurrently hold positions as Associate Instructors, Graduate/Research Assistants, or be committed to other full-time or half-time work on conjunction with this position.

The Programming Coordinator is a 20-hour per week (50% FTE) position. Compensation includes tuition remission for 9 credits of tuition remission in the fall 2013; and 12 credits in spring 2014 semester excluding non-remittable fees; subsidized Student Academic Appointee Mandatory Health Insurance and a $10,000 stipend for the year. This position also includes mandatory summer work compensated at $12.50/hour. The assistantship is considered taxable income. Candidate must be available immediately to begin training.

Interested parties should submit the following application materials by 5pm on Thursday, September 26 to both GPSO at and Dean Yolanda Trevino at Please submit all materials electronically via email in ONE combined PDF file. Due to time restraints, we will not consider incomplete applications.

  1. Cover letter and résumé
  2. One current letter of recommendation from a source who can speak to the required skills
  3. Contact information for 2 additional references
  4. 300 word essay explaining your vision for increasing the relevance of the GPSO in the wider IU and Bloomington Community during the 2013-2014 academic year.