Graduate Assistant for Intercultural Student Affairs

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Graduate Assistant for Intercultural Student Affairs
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The Intercultural Student Affairs Graduate Assistant position will receive advising experience, research and benchmarking experience, and programmatic development experience by coordinating and assisting with the development of projects and support services for campus culturally based groups (LGTBQ+, minority, international, and/or other marginalized groups). The position is a flexible 15 hours per week, with night and weekend commitments. This position works alongside student employees, student volunteer leaders, and other professional faculty and staff.

  • Provide advising and administrative support to cultural/affinity organizations. Conducts weekly meetings with select cultural/affinity organizations to develop goals, review progress, and discuss challenges and solutions. Advisors recognize contributions as well as provide and solicit feedback.
  • Assists in the recruitment, hiring, training and evaluation of student staff. Supervises designated student staff. Communicates daily tasks and followsup with student staff regularly.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of trainings that educate student leaders (such as Resident Assistants and Orientation Leaders) on creating and maintaining an inclusive campus community for students who identify as LGBTQIA+, people of color, international, other historically vulnerable populations.
  • Assists with the planning, implementation, staffing, and evaluation of Intercultural Student Affairs events.
  • Co-coordinates and co-facilitates programs including the Cultural Leadership Retreat, the Social Justice Academy, and cultural graduation celebrations.
  • Collaborates with the Social Justice Center and other departments including, but not limited to, International Student Affairs, Student Success, Emerson Counseling & Psychological Services, and Housing and Residential Life as needed.
  • Represents Intercultural Student Affairs at programs and meetings as needed.
  • Creates materials and facilitates presentations to promote Intercultural Student Affairs and the Cultural Center. Provides clerical support for the department as needed including tracking budgetary expenditures.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of assessment tools, collects and summarizes data, and delivers recommendations.
  • Attend departmental and divisional training sessions and workshops, as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Required Qualifications
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Creativity, self-motivation and ability to work in groups as well as independently strongly preferred.
  • Ability to manage projects, delegate tasks and provide excellent customer service required.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and organizations reflecting a broad range of identities, perspectives and experiences.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • High level of cultural competence, values, ethics, and principles that align with the Emerson community, in which every voice is valued and respected and where a diverse, inclusive, work and learning environment is essential.
  • Passion for the arts.

  • Working Conditions
  • Standard office environment. Ability to lift 10lbs. Will assist with event setup and breakdown so may occasionally lift materials (not exceeding 20 pounds). No travel.

Grade of Position: T01N

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Hiring Range: $13.26 - $13.88

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About Us
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

Diversity Statement
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: [email protected]

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n accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

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Posted: 8/5/2019
Application Due: 7/6/2020
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