Latinx Initiatives Graduate Assistant
The Mosaic Center for Diversity is hiring a Latinx Initiatives graduate assistant position for the 2022-23 academic year. This is a 1-year commitment with a stipend for an expected 20 hours of work per week.
The Latinx Initiatives Graduate Assistant works in the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (IDE) Office in Student Affairs. Specifically, the position will work with the Mosaic Center and student groups under the Director of IDE for Student Affairs to promote belonging, engagement in the campus community, and the student success of the Latinx student populations.
Additionally, the Latinx Initiatives Graduate Assistant will provide support with the implementation of cultural and educational programs that create awareness of Latinx culture within the SU community.
The Latinx Initiatives Graduate Assistant will coordinate outreach programs and services that support the academic, social, and cultural development of Latinx student populations.
The Latinx Initiatives Graduate Assistant will develop campus-wide programming that enhances cultural awareness and inclusion.
Serve as a liaison between the Office of IDE for Student affairs with student organizations, students, faculty, staff, and community members to cultivate inclusion, diversity, and equity in the student experience
The Latinx Initiatives Graduate Assistant will engage in researching trends, and best practices for Latinx student success initiatives.
Additional duties will be assigned and opportunities to serve on committees and in programs to support student services.
Knowledge of Latinx culture and student experience.
Ability to mentor diverse student populations
Demonstrated leadership in serving others
Public speaking skills (ability to present training and program curriculum)
Understanding of and an appreciation for university policies, procedures, and skills to serve as an advocate for underrepresented groups
Excellent listening and communication skills
Desire to be a role model for peers and make connections with students, staff, faculty, and the SU community
Must be available for evening and weekend programming as needed to support student events
This position is accepting applications until July 20, 2022, at 5:00 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 1, 2022 at 5 p.m.