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Multicultural Center Graduate Intern Position — Simmons University

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  • On January 31, 2018, Simmons celebrated the grand opening of the Multicultural Center, a new space  that offers advocacy, programming, and resources in regards to diversity, equity and inclusion at the  University. The Center embodies Simmons’ commitment to creating an environment that is free from bias, prejudice, and discrimination.Simmons University invites applications for the part-time position of Multicultural Center (MCC) Graduate Intern. Reporting to the Director, the MCC Graduate Intern will assist in community building and identity development, and offer educational opportunities to the Simmons Community on cultural celebrations, communal issues (local and national) and concerns. This individual will play a pivotal role in creating an interactive, affirming and developmental space. The MCC Graduate Intern will work closely with the Director in enhancing the overall educational experience of the Simmons community through the development and implementation of, exposure to and participation in training, social, cultural intellectual, recreational and governance programs.In addition to providing advocacy and coordinating support to promote the success of students from diverse populations, The MCC Graduate Intern will advise the recognized student cultural organizations and act as a liaison for opportunities to better partner with and integrate student programming within the Office of Organizational, Culture Inclusion and Equity and the Multicultural Center.This is a paid, part-time, and currently remote position and we offer flexibility to work around your school schedule.Job Responsibilities: Administrative
    • Meet weekly with Director of Multicultural Center; Attend weekly OCIE/MCC staff meetings
    • Advise student affinity and cultural organizations and assist in their logistical event planning and chaperoning (undergraduate and graduate);
    • Participate in committees as requested to establish and implement programs which enhance the retention and success of students of diverse backgrounds
    • Assist in the development of DEI training curriculums for relevant training opportunities such as the Student Multicultural Leadership Conference, components of student leadership training for RAs and OLs, First Year Appreciation of Cultural Experiences;
    • Incorporate social media and networking into programs and projects as appropriate;
    • Hire, train, and supervise student staff; Develop student employee learning outcomes and assess student employment experience.
    • Plan, implement and assess programs that facilitate intersectional and equitable cultural engagement across campus; and collaboratively. Prepare written reports of student outcomes and effectiveness of programs and services.
    Collaborative & Network Building
    • Build internal and external relationships within the Simmons community;
    • Attend and be visible and present in events and programs on campus that are relevant to multicultural affairs and intersectional work regarding multicultural affairs
    • Create and nurture relationships with individuals and departments to develop a network of enthusiastic departments engaged via active participation in the success of program/project;
    • Collaborate on key diversity and inclusion efforts with OCIE and the larger Simmons community including student leader training, faculty lecture series, critical community conversations;
    Advocacy & Community Development
    • Be a student advocate for multicultural affairs regarding multicultural student concerns, intersectionality, and issues impacting communities of color locally, nationally and internationally
    • Educate and advise students about institutional policies, related legal matters, and fiscal responsibility.
    • Mediate conflicts between individuals and groups as needed.
    • Advocate for and facilitate the development of self-advocacy skills in students around issues of equity and inclusion.
    • Perform other duties as assigned;
    QualificationsThe ideal candidate for this position will have:
    • Bachelor’s degree required; in educational administration, higher education, counseling or related field; Must remain in good academic standing
    • A minimum of one to two years of professional experience in the area of multicultural affairs, diversity and inclusion, student activities or working with traditionally underrepresented student populations;
    • Commitment to values of diversity, equity, inclusion, intersectionality and student development;
    • Good communication skills, interpersonal, public speaking, digital, etc.
    • Be able to manage time well
    • Have a knowledge and/or willing to learn about social justice foundations, identity, and intersectionality
    • Good organizational skills
    • Demonstrated success in program planning and implementation, supervision, and student organization advising;
    • The ability to work independently and as a member of committees and teams; this individual should have strong community-building and group facilitation skills.
    • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, set priorities and meet tight  deadlines;
    • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism;
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Job Details

  • Job Requisition IDJob Requisition IDR07446
  • LocationLocation
      Main Campus
  • Posting DatePosting Date03/05/2021 – 1 month ago
  • Job FamilyJob Family
    • Student
  • Time TypeTime Type
    • Part time
  • Job TypeJob Type
    • Student
  • Supervisory OrganizationSupervisory Organization
    • Multicultural Center Student Supervisory (Erika Monfort)

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  • On January 31, 2018, Simmons celebrated the grand opening of the Multicultural Center, a new space  that offers advocacy, programming, and resources in regards to diversity, equity and inclusion at the  University. The Center embodies Simmons’ commitment to creating an environment that is free from bias, prejudice, and discrimination.Simmons University invites applications for the part-time position of Multicultural Center (MCC) Graduate Intern. Reporting to the Director, the MCC Graduate Intern will assist in community building and identity development, and offer educational opportunities to the Simmons Community on cultural celebrations, communal issues (local and national) and concerns. This individual will play a pivotal role in creating an interactive, affirming and developmental space. The MCC Graduate Intern will work closely with the Director in enhancing the overall educational experience of the Simmons community through the development and implementation of, exposure to and participation in training, social, cultural intellectual, recreational and governance programs.In addition to providing advocacy and coordinating support to promote the success of students from diverse populations, The MCC Graduate Intern will advise the recognized student cultural organizations and act as a liaison for opportunities to better partner with and integrate student programming within the Office of Organizational, Culture Inclusion and Equity and the Multicultural Center.This is a paid, part-time, and currently remote position and we offer flexibility to work around your school schedule.Job Responsibilities: Administrative
    • Meet weekly with Director of Multicultural Center; Attend weekly OCIE/MCC staff meetings
    • Advise student affinity and cultural organizations and assist in their logistical event planning and chaperoning (undergraduate and graduate);
    • Participate in committees as requested to establish and implement programs which enhance the retention and success of students of diverse backgrounds
    • Assist in the development of DEI training curriculums for relevant training opportunities such as the Student Multicultural Leadership Conference, components of student leadership training for RAs and OLs, First Year Appreciation of Cultural Experiences;
    • Incorporate social media and networking into programs and projects as appropriate;
    • Hire, train, and supervise student staff; Develop student employee learning outcomes and assess student employment experience.
    • Plan, implement and assess programs that facilitate intersectional and equitable cultural engagement across campus; and collaboratively. Prepare written reports of student outcomes and effectiveness of programs and services.
    Collaborative & Network Building
    • Build internal and external relationships within the Simmons community;
    • Attend and be visible and present in events and programs on campus that are relevant to multicultural affairs and intersectional work regarding multicultural affairs
    • Create and nurture relationships with individuals and departments to develop a network of enthusiastic departments engaged via active participation in the success of program/project;
    • Collaborate on key diversity and inclusion efforts with OCIE and the larger Simmons community including student leader training, faculty lecture series, critical community conversations;
    Advocacy & Community Development
    • Be a student advocate for multicultural affairs regarding multicultural student concerns, intersectionality, and issues impacting communities of color locally, nationally and internationally
    • Educate and advise students about institutional policies, related legal matters, and fiscal responsibility.
    • Mediate conflicts between individuals and groups as needed.
    • Advocate for and facilitate the development of self-advocacy skills in students around issues of equity and inclusion.
    • Perform other duties as assigned;
    QualificationsThe ideal candidate for this position will have:
    • Bachelor’s degree required; in educational administration, higher education, counseling or related field; Must remain in good academic standing
    • A minimum of one to two years of professional experience in the area of multicultural affairs, diversity and inclusion, student activities or working with traditionally underrepresented student populations;
    • Commitment to values of diversity, equity, inclusion, intersectionality and student development;
    • Good communication skills, interpersonal, public speaking, digital, etc.
    • Be able to manage time well
    • Have a knowledge and/or willing to learn about social justice foundations, identity, and intersectionality
    • Good organizational skills
    • Demonstrated success in program planning and implementation, supervision, and student organization advising;
    • The ability to work independently and as a member of committees and teams; this individual should have strong community-building and group facilitation skills.
    • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, set priorities and meet tight  deadlines;
    • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism;
  • Apply

Job Details

  • Job Requisition IDJob Requisition IDR07446
  • LocationLocation
      Main Campus
  • Posting DatePosting Date03/05/2021 – 1 month ago
  • Job FamilyJob Family
    • Student
  • Time TypeTime Type
    • Part time
  • Job TypeJob Type
    • Student
  • Supervisory OrganizationSupervisory Organization
    • Multicultural Center Student Supervisory (Erika Monfort)

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