Student Job - Tuition Position
Equity Center Student Assistant – Diversity, Equity and InclusionAdministration
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure that every student has equal access to programs, activities, and services offered at the college. The office stands for tolerance, non-discrimination, and cultural sensitivity.
- The student will be responsible for supporting the administrative duties as directed by the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. These duties will include but not limited to:Assist in scheduling meetings with campus partners to discuss programs and activities;
- Assist with monthly program planning by submitting Blackburn announcements in a timely manner;
- Complete edits of departmental documents and forms as needed;
- Research diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices as it relates to increasing visibility and awareness on campus;
- Assist with monthly theme programs for campus which include (but not limited to):
- Women’s History Month, Black History Month, LGBTQ+A, Hispanic History Month, etc.;
- Must actively plan and participate in MLK Convocation planning and the day of the event;
- Will attend designed meetings with Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on an as need basis; and
- Serve as a member of the Diversity Committee – which the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion serves as the chair.
Student will work independently in the Equity Center and adhere to the following guidelines and duties in the center:
- Greeting guest as they arrive in the center;
- Ensure that the Equity Center is an open and safe space for all guests. This will mean provide an environment that is free of negative and discriminating statements or messages that are not welcome in the center;
- Respond to questions related to DEI programming and resources provided by the office;
- Ensure that the center is clean and presentable for guest;
- When programs are sponsored in the Equity Center, the student will ensure that all programming needs are available for the host, guests, and presenters;
- Inventory office supplies in the Equity Center on a regular basis and provide updates to the Executive Director of DEI;
- If available, attend scheduled programs and activities sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and
- All other duties will be assigned under the directive and guidance of the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The students will be responsible for supporting the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with sponsored programs and activities on campus and in the Equity Center. The students are responsible for creating, hanging and/or distributing flyers announcing upcoming programs and activities. Students are also responsible for any sign-up sheets necessary, as well as the circulation of attendance sheets and program evaluation forms. When it is necessary to sign up for an event (when travel is involved) student workers are responsible for confirming with students if they still plan to attend.
Student organizations such as the Black Student Union and Spectrum will utilize the Equity Center on a regular basis for meetings and hosting programs. The students in the center will be responsible for ensuring that the center is available for the use of student organizations by maintaining a reservation calendar. All communication of reservations must be approved by the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The student assistant will work in the Equity Center and there will be days they will work directly out of the office of the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The
Since many of the programs and activities are sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, student workers are encouraged to attend and actively participate in club meetings.
The Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will typically begin programming within the first few days of students’ arrival, making it difficult to conduct an official training procedure. Student workers are briefed on their job duties as much as possible during the first day of work.
The student workers answer directly to the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion who closely monitors the students’ work and progress. The students are evaluated and assessed based on the quality of work, dependability, ability to get along with others, as well as their enthusiasm and willingness to take initiative. (The work program office issues one evaluation form per semester.)
- The ideal candidate is creative, resourceful, energetic, and friendly. The individual must have a working knowledge, awareness, and appreciation for diversity, equity, and inclusion and be able to articulate the values of goals of the department.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft office: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Must be familiar and/or well versed in Canva. Must be creative and be able to design professional flyers, documents, and forms. The student assistant must have strong writing skills and be able to edit documents.
- The student assistant will be expected to be able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and maintain organization while working independently between the Equity Center and with the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
- In addition, the candidate has strong communication and interpersonal skills, and is able to establish a healthy rapport with students of color, international students, as well as other members of the Blackburn community. Must be enrolled as a full-time student in good academic, work, and social standing.
If you’re interested in this opening, you will need:
- a completed Work Program Application
Applications are due no later than Thursday, December 6 at 5:00 pm.
Blackburn College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.