Graduate Assistant for Event Planning

Graduate Assistant for Event Planning

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.

Job Summary:

The MRC Graduate Assistant for Event Planning will support the center in the development and execution of multicultural events. 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. The GA may also need to provide general support to Center operations based on office needs and/or student interests. The GA will gain experience in cultural competency, social justice and diversity awareness, office and event management, supervision of student staff, facilities and resource management, budgets, facilitation and workshop development, and/or marketing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities of the MRC Event Planning GA shall include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with planning and coordination of diversity programs and events
  • Support the development of programs/initiatives on issues affecting underrepresented student populations including but not limited to: Black, Latinx, religious, Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, and international student populations.
  • Serve as a liaison to student organizations and departments seeking to collaborate on programming
  • Support and assist with the supervision of the MRC’s undergraduate Event Planning interns and volunteers, in the areas of program planning and outreach development
  • Interact with campus professionals, meet with student groups, and maintain regular hours to serve as a resource for students and organizations
  • Support the development and distribution of marketing materials
  • 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


  • Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program at Binghamton University.
  • Prior event planning 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 documents, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and social media platforms
  • Some night and weekend hours are required
  • Preference given to students enrolled in Higher Education and Student Affairs; 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 1, 2024 and end as late as May 16, 2025.

Compensation: This assistantship includes a base stipend for the year of $11,000, 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) work hours per week. This position does not include tuition remission.

To Apply: All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2024.

Interested candidates urrently 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