Position Detail

Graduate Assistant for Residential Community and Inclusion (#794)

Date Posted:
12/05/2018
Type/Department:
Staff in Division of Student Life
Search Status:
Search Is Open - Accepting Applications
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The Division of Student Life seeks to build and support a vibrant community at Mount Holyoke College. We are a resource for students, parents, faculty, and administrators.

The student life team does this through complementing the academic program and enhancing the Mount Holyoke College student experience through co-curricular opportunities, community building, and cultivation of student leadership as well as by providing resources and support that enable student well-being. We work closely with the academic centers and our campus partners on specific initiatives such as Be Well at Mount Holyoke.  We also coordinate many College-wide initiatives including New Student Orientation, Family & Friends Weekend, our Living Learning Communities, the MoZone Peer Education Program, Interfaith Lunches, and the Leadership & Service Awards.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant for Residential Community and Inclusion is a 30 hour a week position responsible for developing and implementing initiatives in the residence halls and cultural centers on campus.  This position will support the diversity and inclusion work on campus through assisting with the MoZone program, working with affinity based Living Learning Communities, supporting cultural houses, and providing administrative support for various Student Life functions.  This position will serve in an on call rotation for one week a month, responding to student crisis and concerns as needed.  The person fulfilling this role will be supervised by the Associate Dean of Students for Community and Inclusion that oversees Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Student Life and will also have dual reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Residential Life.

  • Provide programmatic and administrative support for affinity based Living Learning Communities (Mary Woolley Floor, Shirley Chisholm Floor, MiGente Floor, and Mosaic Community)
  • Serve in Professional Staff on Call rotation, will spend one week a month on call as a Tier 1 responder.
  • Assist the Associate Dean of Students for Community and Inclusion in the development, coordination and implementation of DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) programmatic initiatives which provides educational and cultural programming for students and the entire campus community through the cultural centers, unity center, and identity-based student groups (i.e., students of color committee, lavender committee, first-gen/low-income students, undocumented students)
  • Assist in the advisement of the MoZone Social Justice Peer Education Program.
  • Help to plan and implement training for students across campus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion topics
  • Assist in researching DEI best practices and data which supports DEI and prepare reports of findings.
  • Develop creative engagement with students through various social media platforms
  • Serve on committees, work groups, and task forces at the request of supervisors
  • Attend various Division of Student Life meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors in additional to assistant with general office tasks.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Experience working in residential life and managing crisis situations
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate experience with academic, social, and/or cultural program development and implementation
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Comfortable with leading presentations, discussions, and dialogues
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to work with individuals from different gender, sexual orientation/expression, national, ethnic, ability, social religious, and economic backgrounds.
  • Comfortable and grounded in one’s own social identities and/ or experiences.
  • Proficient in social media platforms
  • Regular evening and some weekend work required

Employment Dates and Compensation:

  • Hrs/Wk: 30 hours per week during academic periods and 40 hours during training weeks
  • Stipend: $8000 plus Apartment and Meal Plan per academic year/ $4000.00 each semester.
  • Dates of Appointment:
    • Spring Semester: January 10-May 27, 2019
    • Fall Semester including training and orientation: August- December, 2020 (More exact dates to come)
    • Spring Semester: January - May, 2020 (More exact dates to come)

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.