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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 assistant director, office manager, and the graduate assistant for administration directly supervise the MRC Student Managers. However, the Director of Intercultural Affairs or other 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 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 manager positions, when available, will be posted on hireBING. MRC seeks student managers for the following academic year in early April. 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.
Note: If student manager positions will be available for the Spring semester, they will be posted on hireBING in early November.
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 Event Planning
The MRC Graduate Assistant for Event Planning will support the center in the development and execution of multicultural programming. The GA will oversee and assist with the supervision of the MRC Event Planning Interns, in planning campus-wide and in-center events. Additional responsibilities will include: collaborating with campus partners and cultural student organizations and facilitating MRC informational presentations.
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
- Strong interest in working with diverse populations and learning about diversity related issues
- 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).
- Preferred qualifications: Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign) and social media platforms
- 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 $10,777, 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.
Note: MRC graduate assistantships do not include tuition remission.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who are currently Binghamton University undergraduate or graduate students should submit a resume and cover letter through hireBING.
Candidates not currently enrolled at Binghamton University should submit a resume and cover letter via email to Ejiro Amata at email@example.com.
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 5-10 hours per week throughout the semester; hours vary depending on the number of credits the intern is enrolled for.
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Fall 2023 intern positions will become available after Spring 2023.
Event Planning Interns
Event Planning 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 interns consist of Graphic Design and Social Media interns and are responsible for creating and editing promotional materials for internal and external use and distribution such as but not limited to: flyers, posters, pamphlets, videos, and social media content. They also manage all MRC social media accounts and create marketing campaigns for the center. Marketing interns 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.
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 Richie Sebuharara, MRC Assistant Director, at email@example.com, 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.
Event Planning Internship
Event Planning graduate 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.