Q Center Programming & Events Graduate Assistant

Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. We encourage those from traditionally underrepresented groups apply.

The Q Center is tasked with supporting the success of LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff at the University. We provide an array of resources, educational opportunities, and community initiatives designed to foster a campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. A home away from home, the Center is a safe environment where gender and sexual diversity is affirmed and community is fostered. Center programming supports and empowers students, faculty and staff contributing to personal, scholarly and professional success.


The Programming & Events Program Assistant (GA) leads a team of undergraduate interns in planning programs and events for the community. This 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, data collection and analysis. The GA will attend staff meetings, interact with campus professionals, meet with student groups, and maintain regular hours to serve as a resource for students and organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise undergraduate interns in planning programs, including the logistical details for these programs and events:
    --National Coming Out Day
    --Transgender Day of Remembrance
    --Lavender Graduation
    --Late-night program collaborations
    --Outreach and tabling
  • Support the development and distribution of marketing materials;
  • Act as liaison to student organizations and departments seeking to collaborate on programming;
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings, such as one-on-ones with the director, staff meetings, professional development in-services, Center events, etc., as possible;
  • Assist with general office support, such as answering phone calls, replying to emails, greeting Center visitors.
  • Some night and weekend hours may be required.
  • Other similar duties as assigned.


  • Prior program planning experience required.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong creative and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team. Team leadership experience a plus.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to traditionally underrepresented students (including, but not limited to Asian/Pacific Islander, African-American, Latinx, Native American, and International students; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning students; students with disabilities; as well as those with various spiritual/religious beliefs).
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Preference given to Student Affairs Administration Master's students.

Term: Flexible start date as early as July 9, 2018; flexible end date as late as June 21, 2019
Hours: 15-20 hrs per week
Pay: $13.65 per hour
Apply: Persons interested should submit the general application from the Student Affairs website. Questions related to this position should be directed to Dr. Kelly Clark, Q Center Director, 607-777-6054, clarkk@binghamton.edu.