The Mosaic Center Graduate Assistant will engage Shenandoah University students (undergraduate and graduate) to support the mission and goals of the Mosaic Center for Diversity and the mission of the University as a whole. The individual in this position will provide support and leadership in training and workshop facilitation for the student population, as well as event planning assistance. Training facilitation responsibilities may include but are not limited to formal training sessions and small group discussions. Other responsibilities may include:
- Cultivating professional programmatic and training partnerships with students and student groups.
- Conducting scholarly research on diversity and inclusion efforts in higher education, and other tasks as needed.
- Utilizing social media and other electronic marketing to increase the visibility of the Mosaic Center’s program and workshop offerings.
- Experience working with underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups.
- Strong organizational skills, planning abilities, and training/workshop coordination. Able to communicate information clearly to all relevant stakeholders/participants.
- Demonstrated experience in training/workshop facilitation and interest in promoting inclusion and embracing different identities.
- Strong public speaking skills.
- Strong self-direction and the ability to fulfill responsibilities through to completion.
- Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills.
- Collaborative communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate empathetically and transparently with individuals of varied backgrounds.
- Ability to contribute effectively under pressure and in response to rapidly changing needs.
- Must be enrolled full-time in a graduate program at Shenandoah University.
Qualifications Highly Valued
- Familiarity with diversity and inclusion work in the higher education context.
- Experience with systematizing training and workshop requests.
- Capacity to effectively promote training offerings.
- One academic year commitment
- Up to 20 hours weekly
- Runs August – May
- Graduate assistant reports directly to the Diversity Programs Coordinator
- Financial benefit includes $6,000 stipend for the academic year
- Position location is in the Mosaic Center for Diversity in room 120 of the Brandt Student Center
Apply by emailing your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘MC GA 21’ by Monday, July 12 at 5 p.m.
Through collaboration with students and other university departments, The Mosaic Center for Diversity provides a variety of events, trainings, and services that will educate and empower members of the Shenandoah community. The Mosaic Center seeks to explore the complex intersection of our social identities such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, and spiritual diversity.
Student employees are vital to the success of our programming efforts. The Mosaic Center’s student-employees report to the Diversity Programs Coordinator. They work in the Brandt Student Center Room 120, The Mosaic Center for Diversity.
A student employee is expected to:
- Follow Mosaic Center student employee expectations.
- Promote a healthy, safe and inclusive community in which individuals are valued and respected.
- Develop as a student advocate by participating in workshops, educational sessions, conferences, and training programs.
- Plan and implement a variety of programs and events that celebrate the identities of the minority groups we serve.
- Research ideas for programs and content for various types of outreach.
- Execute assessment of programs for the advancement of services offered.
- Support and attend at least three Mosaic Center events per semester.
- Establish office hours M-F to provide reliable outreach, support, and assistance; assist with evening and weekend programs as needed. Work should total no more than 10 hours per week.
- Attend all required staff meetings.
- Keep the workspace clean at all times.
- Perform administrative duties as assigned by the Diversity Programs Coordinator.
As a result of working in The Mosaic Center for Diversity, employees will:
- Gain multicultural competence and knowledge of diverse communities.
- Have the opportunity to help educate and inspire others.
- Learn the necessary steps to plan programs and events.
- Utilize and improve communication skills through outreach to student organizations, faculty, staff, and others.
- Utilize and improve organizational skills and time management; define and increase professionalism.
- Be encouraged to go outside of your comfort zone and have a fun, exciting work study experience!
Student employees are compensated through the university’s work-study program. They will clock in and out via Timekeeper and be paid through the university Payroll. Students are allowed to work no more than 10 hours per week and will be paid bi-weekly.
Apply via Work4SU on Canvas by Monday, August 9 at 5 p.m.