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Job no: 492773
Work type: Graduate Assistant
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: Academic Affairs, Student Life
Job Summary/Basic Function
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion Graduate Assistant (GA) will serve both the Multicultural Scholars Program and the InclusiveMU Student Organization components for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The graduate assistant will be responsible for the following:
Multicultural Scholars Program• Assist with planning the multicultural scholars monthly and annual events (meet and greet, scholarship competition)• Schedule and attending monthly meetings• Program planning & logistics • Assist with managing & tracking program requirements
InclusiveMU Student Organizations• Present and assist with coordination at L.E.A.D. Council meetings• Assist with attending and monitoring InclusiveMU student organization events• Assist with assessing learning outcomes of L.E.A.D. Council • Assist with leadership development and trainings for students in cultural organizations
Other Office Duties:• Must be willing to engage in activities that will encourage dialogue, introspection and self-reflection, open-mindness, empathy, and intentionality • Monthly creation and delivery of writing content for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter• Assess, recruit and monitor progress of student committees, focus groups and cultural organizations • Collaborating with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion staff including but not limited to, the Director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, program coordinators, the Assistant Dean of Student Involvement and the Dean of Students• Ensuring deadlines are met for completion and delivery • Posting to all social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, with event flyers, live updates of events happening on campus, and a variety of diversity facts or interesting posts.• Assist with supervision of work-study students
• Bachelor’s degree required• Must be studying in a graduate-level program at Maryville within the School or Business, School of Education or the College of Arts and Sciences, and have an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) cultural differences and cultural competence• Excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills• Ability to work independently (with little supervision) as well as on a team• Must be willing to engage in activities that will encourage introspection and self-reflection, open-mindedness, empathy, and intentionality• Eligible and willing to drive a university van• Ability to carry up to 50 lbs• Work some evenings and weekends
• Ability to engage and interact with students from multicultural backgrounds• Strong communication skills and the ability to create and facilitate presentations and workshops• Strong computer and research skills• Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice, or passion and willingness to learn more about this aspect of student affairs, higher education• Strong critical thinking skills• Comfortable working with students one-on-one and in group settings• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Compensation: tuition credit up to 6 hours and a $1500 stipend for the 2024 spring semester.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.
Advertised: November 07, 2023
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