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The MRC Student Manager (SM) assists staff with operating all aspects of the center. MRC student managers provides front desk customer service and reception support for the students, faculty, staff and organizations who utilize the center, its resources and meeting spaces. Lastly, the MRC Student Manager will gain experience in office and event management, marketing, promotions and cultural competency.
The MRC Associate Director, Office Manager, and the Graduate Assistant for Administration directly supervise the MRC Student Managers. However, the MRC Director or other Multicultural Resource Center and Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion staff may direct some position responsibilities.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Supervise the MRC center while actively providing information and a clean, welcoming environment
- Provide superior customer service to individuals of diverse backgrounds by acting with integrity and courtesy
- Monitor all resources, information sharing, reservation processes and office space associated with the MRC
- Assist with planning, coordination and marketing of the center’s programming, services and initiatives
- Communicate any areas of concern to the MRC Staff
- Attend phase 1 and phase 2 cultural competency training, and other training as assigned
- Attend regular supervision and staff meetings; review literature as provided
- Perform other duties assigned by the Multicultural Resource Center staff, as requested
How to Apply
Student M anager positions become available (usually around early November in the Fall and early April in the Spring), they are posted on hireBING. Around that time, the MRC hosts several information sessions regarding open student positions and the hiring process. Interested students are asked to attend one information session and apply via hireBING by the application deadline.
The Multicultural Resource Center offers three graduate assistantship for students in various graduate academic programs. Graduate assistantships work alongside the rest of the MRC professional staff to educate the Binghamton University campus community through various programs and initiatives, educational opportunities, and resources.
Graduate Assistant for Programming
The MRC Graduate Assistant for Programming will support the center in the development and execution of multicultural programming. The GA will oversee and assist with the supervision of the MRC Culture Squad, in planning programs and events for the campus community. The GA will also provide general support to Center operations based on office needs and/or student interests.
Graduate Assistant for Educational Development
The MRC Graduate Assistant for Educational Development will support the center in conducting research to develop and update diversity workshops and educational opportunities. The GA will oversee and supervise the MRC Culture Squad composed of undergraduate and graduate interns and volunteers and serve as a Teaching Assistant for the MRC internship seminar. The GA will serve as a member of the DEI Leadership Committee, assisting with the development and implementation of the Leadership Certificate Program.
Graduate Assistant for Administration
The MRC Graduate Assistant for Administration will provide administrative and assessment support for the center. The GA will assist MRC staff with internal policy creation, development & implementation. In addition, the GA will conduct assessment of MRC programming, usage, etc. The GA will also provide general support to Center operations based on office needs and/or student interests.
General Qualifications for Graduate Assistantship
- Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program at Binghamton University.
- Prior administrative and/or assessment experience and ability to work as part of a team required; team leadership experience a plus
- Interest in working with the religious, Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, and Native/Indigenous student populations a plus
- Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities
- Excellent customer service, verbal and written communication skills
- Strong creative and problem solving skills
- Must have demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to traditionally underrepresented students (including, but not limited to Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander, African and African American, Latinx, Native American and Alaskan Native, and International students; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning students; students with disabilities; as well as those with various spiritual/religious beliefs).
- Interest in learning about diversity issues, advising, mentorship and educating others
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign) and social media platforms a plus
- Some night and weekend hours are required
- Preference given to students enrolled in Student Affairs Administration; Sociology, Psychology, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, MPA, CCPA PhD students are also strongly encouraged to apply
Graduate Assistants start as early as August and end as late as May of an academic year.
This assistantship includes a base stipend for the year of $10,200, paid biweekly. This position is represented by the Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU), and the stipend includes all potential union negotiated raises applicable for the academic year. This position requires an average of twenty (20) hours of work per week.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who are currently Binghamton University undergraduate or graduate students should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references through hireBING.
Candidates not currently enrolled at Binghamton University should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references via email to Nuray Seyidzade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Multicultural Resource Center offers internship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in seeking valuable work experience in working with diverse populations. Interns have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the MRC's mission by connecting with others and assisting in various projects. The MRC offers internships in the fall, spring, and summer in various areas.
MRC Undergraduate Internships
MRC Undergraduate Interns have the option to enroll for either 2 or 4 CDCI credits or complete the internship as part of their HDEV 475 practicum. Interns work a minimum of 4-10 hours per week throughout the semester; hours vary depending on the number of credits the intern is enrolled for.
All positions will be available on hireBING. Spring semester applications open in October. Fall and Summer applications open in March. For questions, please contact Nuray Seyidzade, MRC assistant director, at email@example.com.
Cultural Programming Interns
Cultural Programming interns assist MRC professional staff with cultural program/event preparation and execution including the creation of small-scale monthly events held in the MRC Lounge. They are also responsible for suggesting new ideas related to the mission of the center.
Marketing: Graphic Design Interns
Graphic Design interns are responsible for creating and editing promotional materials for internal and external use and distribution such as but not limited to: flyers, posters, pamphlets, and videos. They also work alongside the DEI Communications team to expand the recognition of the MRC brand.
Students with proficiency and knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite softwares, and video production are preferred.
Marketing: Social Media Interns
Social Media interns are responsible for managing all MRC social media accounts and creating marketing campaigns for the center. They also work alongside the DEI Communications team to expand the recognition of the MRC brand.
Students with proficiency and knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite softwares, and video production are preferred.
Translation and Interpretation Program (TIP) Interns
Translation & Interpretation Program (TIP) interns proficient in either Mandarin, Korean, or Spanish assist the MRC TIP Coordinator with translations/interpretations in their target language. Additionally, TIP interns assist with proofreading of translated work and outreach for TIP volunteers.
Summer undergraduate interns assist MRC professional staff in the planning and execution of summer programs/events, tabling and outreach at Orientation sessions, and preparation for Fall programs and events.
MRC graduate interns are considered part of the MRC professional staff and are required to attend all staff meetings. Graduate interns work a minimum of 12-15 hours per week depending on the overall hour requirements of their graduate program. Graduate interns can earn up to 3 graduate credits.
Students who are interested in applying for any of the graduate internships listed above can send their resume and cover letter to Nuray Seyidzade, MRC Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, during the open-application period.
Spring semester applications are due in November of the Fall semester. Fall and Summer applications are due in April of the Spring semester. Graduate interns are accepted on a rolling basis.
Administrative and Office Management Internship
Administrative and Office Management interns assist MRC professional staff in managing the assessments of all MRC Programs, overseeing the usage and development of the MRC Resource Library and Resource Room, and other assigned tasks.
Marketing interns collaborate with students, faculty and staff to develop and support marketing initiatives for the MRC. They are also responsible for managing all MRC social media accounts alongside undergraduate marketing interns. Additionally, they are responsible for maintaining MRC calendars, and website edits.
Cultural Programming Internship
Cultural Programming interns assist MRC professional staff and undergraduate interns in the planning and education of signature cultural programs and events including but not limited to Welcome Week programming, Heritage Month Programs, and the Lunar New Year Celebration. Additionally, they act as liaisons for various cultural student organizations, assists in community building and identity development, and develops educational opportunities for the Binghamton University campus on cultural community issues and concerns.
LGBTQ+ Outreach and Programming Internship
LGBTQ Outreach and Programming interns act as a liaison for LGBTQ students, assisting in community building and identity development, and developing educational and programmatic opportunities for the Binghamton University campus on LGBTQ issues and concerns.
Religious Community Outreach and Programming Internship
Religious Community Outreach and Programming interns act as liaisons for the religious student population, assisting in community building and identity development, and developing educational and programmatic opportunities for the Binghamton University campus on religious community issues and concerns. Additionally, they conduct research for use in programming for the Religious community, assist with the planning, management, implementation, and assessment of the MRC religious outreach programs, such as the Interfaith Council, and provide oversight for the MRC multifaith meditation and prayer room.
The MRC culture connectors act as liaisons between the Multicultural Resource Center and our multicultural communities on campus. This volunteering experience will be documented in students' B-Engaged involvement transcripts. The culture connectors will work 4 hours per week on a flexible schedule and their primary responsibilities are:
- To learn about the MRC services and programs
- To connect with MRC undergraduate and graduate interns
- To assist with MRC outreach activities and programs
- To help MRC better understand the needs of our multicultural communities
- To be involved with cultural student organizations and activities
Culture connectors have the opportunity to enhance their professional development, communication skills, and cultural competence. An ideal MRC culture connector volunteer is:
- Enrolled in full-time undergraduate study
- Available 4 hours per week to spend on MRC work
- Willing to learn about MRC and different cultures
- Enjoys interacting with others
To learn more about the Culture Connector Volunteer Program contact Richie Sebuharara email@example.com