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Graduate Assistant, Diversity Initiatives

Department:  Student Life
Employment Group:  Graduate Assistant
Date:  11/5/12

The Graduate Assistant will work closely with the Program Director of Diversity Initiatives to plan, implement, and assess culturally themed, social-justice oriented campus programs for students at Barnard College.  The Graduate Assistant will also coordinate special initiatives for the office, including programming which supports LGBTQ student life at Barnard. S/he will work to create opportunities which showcase and familiarize Barnard students with the resources that are available in that space. The candidate selected for this position will design and co-facilitate social justice training/diversity awareness workshops for undergraduate students and student organizations, including but not limited to: New Student Orientation Program, Resident Assistants, and prospective students.  The selected candidate will work collaboratively with a team of administrators to coordinate: activities for National Coming Out Day, the LGBTQA student leadership retreat, Celebration of Pride graduation program, and manage the Barnard Queer and Allied Network (BQAN). The Graduate Assistant will represent the office and/or the Barnard College Student Life area to undergraduate students, administrative offices, and key stakeholders within and outside the campus community. As a member of the Student Life team, the selected candidate will be expected to staff various departmental, collegial and university events as needed on a rotating basis.

Interested candidates should be and/or have:

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate program with strong preference given to those studying higher education, college student personnel or student affairs.
  • Detail-oriented and take a creative approach to program planning and implementation.  In addition, s/he should have direct experience working with young adults/students in educational settings.
  • A general interest diversity affairs/social justice, LGBTQ student development, higher education, and be intellectually curious about such topics.
  • Comfortable leading groups and facilitating group dialogues and discussions.
  • Have proficiency in presentation software (Adobe, Quark, and PowerPoint), database software, word processing and on-line communications (Microsoft Outlook).
  • Able to work well independently and in team settings. Characteristics such as professionalism, a strong work ethic, interpersonal and organizational skills, sense of humor, flexibility and adaptability are highly preferred.
  • Previous experience or involvement with multicultural affairs, diversity affairs, residential life, orientation, student leadership and activities is highly preferred.

Interested candidates should send letter and resume to Employment Manager, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY  10027.  FAX:  212-854-2454.  Email: hr@barnard.edu.    No telephone calls please. 

Barnard is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and from individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.