The Office of Diversity & Inclusion 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
Assist with planning the multicultural scholars monthly and annual events (meet and greet, scholarship competition)
Schedule and attending monthly meetings
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 Other Office Duties:
Monthly creation and delivery of the office newsletter o Writing content for the newsletter o Collaborating with the dean of students and program coordinators about various components o 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 or interesting posts.
Assist with supervision of work-study students
Bachelor's degree required
Must be studying in a graduate-level program and have an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) cultural differences and cultural competence
Excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently (with little supervision) as well as on a team
Must be willing to engage in activities that will encourage introspection and self-reflection, open-mindedness, empathy, and intentionality
Eligible and willing to drive a university van
Ability to carry up to 50 lbs
Work some evenings and weekends
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
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
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. Compensation includes stipend and graduate tuition waiver for up to 6 credits/semester (total package approximately $12,180 per term).
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening.
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.
Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution more than 6,000 students. Maryville offers more than 100 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 last two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA 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.