Graduate Assistant for Educational Development
Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. We encourage those from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.
The mission of the Multicultural Resource Center is to educate the campus community through initiatives designed to increase awareness and understanding of diversity, its significance in the advancement of all fields of endeavor and in navigating our world. The MRC provides an array of resources, educational opportunities, and community initiatives designed to support the recruitment, retention, personal and professional development of all students, faculty and staff with special emphasis on those from culturally diverse, religious, LGBTQ+ and historically underrepresented populations.
The MRC Graduate Assistant for Educational Development will support the center in conducting research to develop diversity workshops and education. The GA will oversee and supervise the MRC Culture Squad comprised of undergraduate and graduate interns and volunteers and serve as a Teaching Assistant for the MRC intern seminar. The GA will also provide general support to Center operations based on office needs and/or student interests. Additional responsibilities may include: communicating with partners, giving presentations, and developing cultural programs. The GAs will gain experience in cultural competency, social justice and diversity awareness, office and event management, supervision of student staff, facilities and resource management, budgets, cultural competency, facilitation and workshop develop, and/or marketing.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities of the MRC GAs shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
● Assist with planning and coordination of multicultural and leadership workshops
● Serve as a Teaching Assistant for the MRC intern seminar
● Assist with organizing and training MRC Culture Squad; support and supervise MRC Culture Squad in the areas of educational development
● Conduct research on best practices in the field of student affairs/multicultural affairs
● Interact with campus professionals, meet with student groups, and maintain regular hours to serve as a resource for students and organizations
● Support the development of programs/initiatives on issues affecting underrepresented student populations including: religious, Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, and Native/Indigenous student populations.
● Assist with general center support, such as answering phone calls, replying to emails, greeting Center visitors when needed
● Attend all necessary cultural competency and/or diversity trainings; become a cultural competency workshop facilitator
● Attend regular supervision and staff meetings; review literature as provided
● Perform other duties assigned by the Multicultural Resource Center staff
● Bachelor's degree or enrolled in graduate program required
● Prior teaching/tutoring experience and ability to work as part of a team required; team leadership experience a plus
● Prior workshop development/facilitation 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 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 documents, 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
Term: Graduate Assistants will be expected to start as early as August 3, 2020 and end as late as May 20, 2021.
Compensation: This assistantship includes a base stipend for the year of $10,158, paid biweekly. The Graduate Student Employees Union represents this position, 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.
To Apply: Candidates must be admitted and/or already enrolled in a Binghamton University graduate program.
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.