Graduate Assistant (Staff), LGBT Resource Center

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General Summary

The 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

  • Program Development: Assist with development of workshops and programs to enhance student leadership skills; Assist with implementation of programming for, but not limited to, BBQueer, Outober, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Winter Welcome Back, Pride Prom, Lavender Celebration, and peer-led support groups (ex: TNQ, QTPOCC, Ace/Aro).
  • Advising: Assist in the advising of LGBT Peer Mentors/Mentees and student employees
  • and serve as a mentor to students by exhibiting professional, authentic behavior and utilizing interpersonal helping skills grounded in student development theory.

  • Supervision: Provide functional supervision to student employees in accomplishing administrative and programmatic tasks.
  • Program Evaluation: Assist with evaluation and assessment of programs and services.
  • Trainings & Workshops/Presentations: Assist with facilitation, leadership, development, and promotion of LGBTQ-related seminars, workshops, and presentations, including campus-wide education/ally trainings.
  • Research: Assist in benchmarking, researching models for services, and other data
  • gathering activities for program and service development and grant funding resources.

    Oral & Written Communication: Communicate clearly, accurately, and professionally inall interactions and materials representing the LGBT Resource Center and assist in the center’s social media presence.

    Organizational Skills: Assist with administrative tasks such as mailings, newsletters,program publicity, web page updates, etc.

    Collaboration: Facilitate collaborative, intersectional programming with a variety ofcampus departments, including, but not limited to, the additional DCI Centers, Campus Life, Office of International Students and Scholars, Academic Programs and Partnerships, the Dean of Students Office, Disability Resource Center, Office of the Ombuds, Housing and Residence Life, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Department of Public Safety.

    Other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator of the RC and Director of DCI.Qualifications

    General Qualifications

  • Ability to work up to 20 hours per week.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Admission and enrollment in a graduate program at Eastern Michigan University.
  • Maintenance of a 67% course completion.
  • Enrollment in at least 6 credits for Fall and Winter semesters.

  • 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.

    Supplemental Information

    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




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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/18/2021
    Application Due: 3/9/2021
    Work Type: Full Time