Graduate Assistant (Staff), LGBT Resource Center
General SummaryThe Graduate Assistant (GA) of the LGBT Resource Center (LGBTRC) reports to the Program Coordinator of the LGBTRC. While the position will vary based on the needs and desires of the Graduate Assistant and their professional development, the main responsibilities include co-coordinating the LGBT Peer Mentor Program, developing and implementing both large and small scale programing, advising peer support groups, and assist in the creation of LGBTQ education workshops and trainings. The GA will also provide daily office coverage based on the needs of the center and the GA’s schedule and will engage in various other projects as needed/desired.
Department Overview and Description:
The LGBT Resource Center is housed within the Department of Community Involvement and works alongside 3 additional Centers: The Center of Race and Ethnicity (CORE), The Women’s Resource Center (WRC), and The VISION Volunteer Center. We seek to support and empower minoritized students, provide intentional learning opportunities, and challenge systems and structures that perpetuate inequities. We envision a campus community where equity and inclusion are woven through all facets of EMU in relationship with the community.Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Department Specific Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Experience working with students of diverse educational, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
- Considerable knowledge regarding the concerns and issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and TGNC students, including knowledge and understanding of gender identity, as well as multiple and intersecting identities.
- Experience working with LGBT student organizations.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team, individuals, and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong organizational and budget-management skills.
- Strong interpersonal, management, and leadership skills.
- A positive, adaptable, and collaborative approach to working with diverse students and colleagues
- Availability to work some weeknights and weekends, as required.
Please note: This position is included in the Graduate Assistant Interview Day's (GAID) on March 11 and 12, 2021. You may be contacted by departments to schedule an interview with them individually. Graduate Assistant Interview Day allows candidates to select which departments they are interested to interview with (if they meet the qualifications). Graduate Assistant Job Fair is open to all prospective/current graduate students. Additional information may be found at https://www.emich.edu/uacdc/students/gaid/index.php