Graduate Assistant - Diversity InitiativesPart-time, Year Round, 20 Hours Per Week
The student must be enrolled
full-time during the Fall and Spring Semesters
(9 credits required in Fall, 9 credits required in Spring, up to 9 optional credits in Summer).
Summary of Duties:
The incumbent in this position works collaboratively with the Vice President for University Life and the Multicultural Initiatives Coordinator and assists in the development of resources, materials, and programs to fulfill the University's strategic plans for diversity, and collaborates in all other University Life activities and partnerships as a member of the University Life Division team.
- Research and develop resources and materials to support the implementation of diversity initiatives and strategic plans, particularly those centering on multicultural and international education.
- Develop proficiency in and conduct campus programming centering on diversity and multicultural and international education, with particular emphasis on the promotion of cross-cultural competence among our students and other members of the University community.
- Support student empowerment, working with student leaders to organize and initiate a variety of activities and events that will strengthen their cross-cultural competence and encourage them to live committed lives of moral leadership.
- Serve on specific committees and duties as assigned by the Vice President for University Life.
- Promote Franciscan ideals and adherence to the Mission of the University.
Principal Internal Working Relationships: University Life Division, Holleran Center for Community Engagement, Students, Faculty, extradivisional staff, as appropriate.
External Working Relationships: Community organizations, including but not limited to the Hispanic Center, the Berks County Chapter of the NAACP, the African-American History Museum, and others.
- Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in an Alvernia graduate program.
- Knowledge of and ability to promote cross-cultural competence among students
- Ability to think creatively and innovatively
- Ability to prioritize work, manage time, and multitask appropriately
- Ability to function autonomously and as a member of a team
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to role model appropriate behavior
- Proven PC skills
- Flexible schedule, to allow for frequent evening/weekend work
- Collaborative working style
Send application/resume to:
Office of Student Financial Planning
400 Saint Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607
Alvernia is a growing co-educational
Catholic Franciscan institution dedicated to academic and professional
leadership based in the liberal arts tradition. Its suburban 85-acre campus
outside Reading is within a ninety-minute drive to New York, Princeton, and
Philadelphia. Alvernia University is committed to equal opportunity. Applicants
who would enrich the diversity of our campus are encouraged to apply.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
Posting Date: May 21, 2012