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Graduate Assistant - Office of Diversity & Inclusion 2024-2025

Maryville University
St. Louis, MO

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 492925
Work type: Graduate Assistant
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: Student Life

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Graduate Assistant (GA) will serve both the Multicultural Scholars Program and the InclusiveMU Student Organization components for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The graduate assistant will be responsible for the following: 

Multicultural Scholars Program 

  • Program planning & logistics  

  • Assist with managing & tracking program requirements  

InclusiveMU Student Organizations 

  • Presenting at L.E.A.D. Council meetings 

  • Assisting with coordination of L.E.A.D. Council meetings 

  • Assisting with assessing learning outcomes of L.E.A.D. Council 

  • Assist with attending and monitoring InclusiveMU student organization events 

International Student Success:

  • Assist with planning ISS outings
  • Assist with coordinating ISI and ISM dinners
  • Assist with attending and monitoring the International Student Association meetings and events

Other Office Duties: 

  • Monthly creation and delivery of the office newsletter 

    • Writing content for the newsletter
    • Collaborating with the dean of students and program coordinators about various components 
    • Ensuring deadlines are met for completion and delivery
  • Posting to all social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, with event flyers, live updates of events happening on campus, and a variety of diversity facts of interesting posts.
  • Assist with supervision of work-study students 

  • Assist with collecting and assessing office programming data

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop communication skills through the creation of social media posts.
  • Engage with multiple audiences (students and staff and community) through diversity and inclusion events.
  • Enhance skills of collaboration with other departments on campus.
  • Practice interpersonal skills by working with students and developing them into leaders.
  • Enhancing time management skills of cultural events, academic deadlines and personal commitments
  • Through the planning and coordination process the graduate assistant will apply teamwork, communication, technology and research
  • The student will also supervise student assistants and their projects assigned
  • To promote the mission of the office, the graduate assistant will demonstrate the desire and ability to follow emerging issues while adapting to the changing technology of Maryville.
  • The graduate assistant is also a resource for the cultural organizations in L.E.A.D. Council and our InclusiveMU student organizations.
  • Compensation:

    1. Stipend for the academic year: $3000
    2. Tuition award for the academic year: 12 credits/ up to a maximum of $9864 (dependent upon the program of the student).

    The award is based on 20 hours per week for 15 weeks each semester. It is expected that students earn their credit hours in the fall and spring semesters by being enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester. Credits must be earned by May 31 each year. Tuition waiver does not cover fees, private music lessons, books, or OneCard charges. Students will receive ½ of their annual stipend during the Fall semester and ½ of their annual stipend during the Spring semester. Each semester, the stipend will be divided into 8 payments. Fall stipends are paid on or about September 15-December 31. Spring stipends are paid on or about January 31-May 15

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Must be studying in one of the following graduate programs at Maryville University: MBA, MED, MUTH, COMM, ACCT, ACSCI, DSCI, OCTH, SPLP, DPT, Ed.D

    • Have an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) cultural differences and cultural competence

    Successful candidates will be studying in a graduate-level program, have an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) cultural differences and cultural competence; excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills; an ability to work independently (with little supervision) as well as on a team; candidates must be willing to engage in activities that will encourage introspection and self-reflection; open-mindedness and inquiry; and empathy and intentionality. 

    The GA is expected to maintain academic and work standards to retain the position and is expected to be a degree-seeking student in a graduate program at Maryville University. The GA will receive feedback regularly, and a performance evaluation at the end of each semester. Some nights and weekends are required. 

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Ability to engage and interact with students from multicultural backgrounds
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to create and facilitate presentations and workshops
    • Strong computer and research skills
    • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice, or passion and willingness to learn more about this aspect of student affairs, higher education
    • Strong critical thinking skills
    • Comfortable working with students one-on-one and in group settings
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

    Physical Demands

    Open Until Filled


    Special Instructions to Applicants

    An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

    Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

    Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

    Advertised: April 03, 2024
    Applications close: Open until filled


    Motivated Students

    Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution with nearly 6,000 students. We offer over 75 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the past two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 18 men's and women's sports at the Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in west St. Louis County. 

    Outstanding Faculty

    Across the wide spectrum of academic programs offered at Maryville University, you'll discover enthusiastic professors with impressive academic credentials and professional experience in their fields. From their extensive knowledge base and active learning approach, you'll gain real-world perspective and the kind of confidence that comes with being well-prepared to begin your first professional job in your chosen career.

    Campus Map

    On the Maryville campus, academic, administrative and housing buildings span 130-acres of beautiful wooded and landscaped scenery. Maryville has constructed 10 new campus buildings since 1998. They include the Anheuser-Busch Academic Center, Art & Design Building, University Auditorium, Donius University Center, state-of-the-art health professions facility Myrtle E. and Earl E. Walker Hall and five student apartment buildings.

    Inspired Teaching

    Maryville is proud of its teaching and mentoring excellence. As we focus on giving you a solid liberal arts foundation, we are guided by a well-established statement of mission, vision and core values.

    Special Events

    For the past 11 years, Maryville has presented the St. Louis Speaker Series at Powell Symphony Hall, featuring Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Peace Prize winners, world leaders, statesmen, distinguished journalists, authors and other celebrated personalities who have enlightened, inspired and entertained our audiences.

    Career Resources

    Located only 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis and right next door to St. Luke's Hospital and Maryville Centre corporate complex, you'll benefit from a wide variety of internship opportunities. In addition, our centers for advising and career planning will help you succeed every step of the way, both as a Maryville student and as a graduate. These include:

    • Academic Advising
    • Academic Computing
    • Academic Success Center
    • Career Education 

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