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Student Graduate Assistant for the LGBT Center

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To apply, you will need your resume, cover letter, a list of professional references, and your autobiographical sketch/personal statement

Posting Details

Applications will be accepted until midnight (Eastern Time Zone) on the 'Posting End Date' shown below.

Position Information

Job Title Student Graduate Assistant for the LGBT Center
Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, you will need your resume, cover letter, a list of professional references, and your autobiographical sketch/personal statement

Posting Number 2016341STD
Job Description

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center advances the diversity mission of Ohio University by creating a university environment and community inclusive and supportive of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and queerness. We focus on the unique academic, cultural, and social needs of LGBT students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the wider community. As an academic support unit, we strive to enhance students’ learning and engagement as well as increase the retention of LGBT students. Our broader influence emerges from providing resources, educational opportunities, social gatherings, and LGBTQ justice initiatives to ALL students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members at Ohio University and beyond. The role of a Graduate Assistant varies depending on their interests in working with queer identities at OHIO. In general, the Graduate Assistant helps to fulfill the center’s mission through the following roles:

• Assist in the administrative functions of the LGBT Center; provide supervision and mentorship to undergraduate student staff
• Assist in planning and implementing programs for the LGBT Center, working collaboratively with the director, student staff, academic units, student organizations, and university departments
• SafeZone Facilitator: Assist in facilitating SafeZone trainings and serving as a facilitation resource/support and trainer. In addition, assist with the development of SafeZone 201 curricula to address the expanding needs of the OHIO and SE Ohio communities (issues related to race, wider spectrum of orientation and gender, international community, etc).
• Graduate Outreach: develop programming that engages graduate student community and address their needs (social, academic, and professional) by collaborating with Graduate Senate, Graduate College, and other graduate serving organizations.
• Academic / Curricular Engagement: collaborate with the Director, center staff, and other D&I Offices in integrating LGBT and queer scholarship into the curriculum (guest lecturing, developing training modules for different academic disciplines, etc).
• Center Involvement and Promotion: Serve on and provide administrative support to various LGBT groups/committees/taskforces; Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and participate in departmental and divisional activities; Maintain office hours and attend bi-weekly supervision meetings;
• Develop Own Project: create and develop a project based on own interests and passions (ie: specialized training for Housing and Residence Life, Mental Health Community, Education and Counseling Program, etc)
• Other Duties: Assisting with Public Relations and Social Media outreach; assist with the updating of office materials (brochures, guides, website); collaborate with other Graduate Associates in the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and other university departments; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
Department LGBT Center
Pay Rate
Posting Open Date 11/22/2017
Posting End Date 02/02/2018
Job Category Student Hourly
Planning Unit Office of the Provost
Work Schedule
Campus Athens
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Diversity Statement

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

Employment Type Part-Time Term

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
  4. Other (See Special Instructions to Applicants for Details)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please indicate your current course of study    A) College Student Personnel B) Critical Studies in Educational Foundations    C) Counselor Education    D) None of the above

    (Open Ended Question)