Graduate Assistant (Staff), LGBT Resource Center

Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Graduate Assistant
Job_Number: 02359
Closing: 03/09/21
Location: Main Campus
Division: Graduate Employment

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 in

all 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 of

campus 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.


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

For a full-time GA appointment, the University provides a tuition scholarship for up to 18 credit hours in each academic year (September 1 to August 31) of the assistantship.

For graduate assistants who are appointed to part-time positions and for GAs who begin employment after the start of the semester, the number of credit hours covered by the award will be prorated.

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Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available online at:

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety at 1200 Oakwood St. or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 734-487-0892 or emailing [email protected]

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Are you currently enrolled within a graduate-level program (or higher) with Eastern Michigan University, if not do you have an application currently pending for a graduate-level program (or higher) with Eastern Michigan University?
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Please indicate the graduate/doctoral-level program(s) with Eastern Michigan University in which you are currently enrolled or for which you have an application pending.

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Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 4/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time