Graduate Assistants, Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth
Category: Professional Staff
Department: Behavioral, Social Sciences & Global Learning
Locations: BOSTON, MA
Posted: Feb 7, 2019
About Bunker Hill Community College:
Founded in 1973, BHCC is the largest community college in Massachusetts and ranks among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States. The College currently enrolls more than 14,000 students in day, afternoon, evening, late-evening, midnight, weekend, and web-based and distance-learning courses and programs each semester. Approximately sixty-four percent of BHCC students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women. Bunker Hill Community College currently offers more than 100 certificate and degree programs that prepare students for better paying and more highly skilled jobs, or for transfer to four-year colleges.
About the Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth (CECW)
BHCC has developed a successful model for implementing culturally relevant pedagogy across the curriculum through faculty-driven and administratively supported professional development. BHCC formally established the CECW in October 2017, the culmination of three "cultural institutes" focused on creating a more inclusive learning environment for African-American, Asian-American and Latinx students served by the College. These institutes built a community of practice with core partners (Museum of African-American History (MAAH); UMass Boston Asian-American Studies Program; and, UMass Boston Gastón Institute) to integrate culturally inclusive content and pedagogy into BHCC courses and programs.
The CECW deepens and expands the work of the cultural institutes with a renewed focus on achieving equity-outcomes for all students. Major activities in 2018-2019 include: Design and assessment of student learning outcomes for curricular integration; implementation of the CECW strategic plan for institutionalization; and the development of a 3-day Equity and Cultural Wealth Institute.
As part of this position, the graduate student will support the work of the CECW Steering Committee on projects as assigned, including but not limited to:
- Conducting faculty focus groups, including analysis and summary reporting
- Supporting the design of assessment materials for the 2019 Equity and Cultural Wealth Institute
- Providing administrative and logistical support for the 2019 Equity and Cultural Wealth Institute
- Researching and preparing executive summaries on scholarship related to equity-minded practice, community cultural wealth, culturally sustaining practices, inclusive excellence, and community college student success
Assistantship OutcomesThe Division of Behavioral, Social Sciences and Global Learning provides a wide variety of collaborative learning experiences as part of this assistantship. The intention is to support interested graduate students in developing skills related to equity-minded practice and cultural wealth; assessment and research in educational settings, program development and implementation, and professional development.
- Experience with college- level student development or teaching, experience at a community college preferred
- Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods and assessment practices
- Research related to one or more of the following topics: equity-minded practice; community cultural wealth; culturally sustaining practices; inclusive excellence; and/or community college student success
- Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
- Current enrollment in a graduate program in the Boston area in higher education, college student development, student affairs, or a related program.
Hours: 8-16 hours per week - Rate: $15 per hour
Reports to: Dean, Behavioral, Social Sciences and Global Learning
To be considered for this position please upload the following documents to your account:
- Cover Letter
- A Copy of your Unofficial Transcripts
Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.
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