Multicultural Affairs, Social Justice Education, Student Affairs Administration
In support of Saint Louis University's Jesuit mission, the Cross Cultural Center promotes and maintains an inclusive environment of mutual respect for people of all backgrounds, cultures and identities.
Our mission is to promote multicultural awareness and education, provide support services to historically underrepresented and marginalized campus populations and to help develop students into critically reflective and socially just leaders. Our efforts are grounded in cultivating knowledge and engagement through intentional collaborations, experiences, initiatives and programs.
The Graduate Assistant for the Cross Cultural Center will be responsible for supporting the Community Engagement and Diversity program activities of the Cross Cultural Center and Center for Global Citizenship.
CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May include any and/or all of the following:
Educate the campus community through programming and written materials on issues diverse student populations are facing (i.e., panel presentations, roundtable discussions, etc.) ?
Collaborate with CCC staff to manage financial and program planning processes; coordinate useful methods to assist student groups in planning and budgeting effectively and efficiently ?
Meet with local community organizations to strengthen the partnerships for students, faculty, and staff interested in service and community engagement
Support the assessment of current partnerships with community organzations and develop “best practices” for developing and maintain strong university-community partnerships
Assist the CGC/CCC promotional materials
Promote service opportunities to the larger Saint Louis University communities.
Help plan and coordinate annual events: Billiken World Festival, Diversity Months, and assist with the planning of Atlas Week as well as other programs/initiatives coordinated through the Cross Cultural Center. ?
Assist in the development and coordination of training activities and programs for the campus community (ie. Safe Zone Training, diversity & inclusion workshops, King Scholars, etc.); campus-wide cultural education programs; facilitate multicultural workshops/dialogues for university partners, students, faculty, and staff on an as-needed basis; assist with the evaluation and assessment of programs ??
Assist with the publicity/marketing/recruitment efforts of the Cross Cultural Center and initiatives ?
Perform other duties as assigned by the CCC Director ?
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Sensitive to the needs of members of diverse student populations
Maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality?
Written and verbal communication skills?
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Ability to apply good judgment
Ability to relate to students Leadership Ability
Flexible; ability to work evenings and weekends
Education and experience equivalent to:
Bachelor’s degree; must be admitted to a graduate degree program at SLU (Higher Education, Counseling or Social Work preferred); able to work at least 20 hours a week; must maintain full?time graduate status during the period of the appointment.
For More Information:
To inquire about the Graduate Assistant position available at Saint Louis University, please contact:
Richard Marks, Ed.D
Interim Director, Cross Cultural Center and Center for Global Citizenship
Additional Salary Information: This ten-month position offers tuition remission for 3-6 credit hours in the fall, 3-6 hours in the spring, as well as a stipend of $10,000 and health benefits. In exchange, the assistant will work for 20 hours per week, holidays excluded, beginning August, 2018. The Graduate Assistant is strongly encouraged to pursue a summer internship experience at the end of the assistantship.
Saint Louis University is a private Roman Catholic four-year research university with campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, United States and Madrid, Spain. Founded in 1818, it is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River and the second-oldest Jesuit university in the United States. It is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. It has an enrollment of 13,505 students, including 8,687 undergraduate students and 4,818 graduate students that represents all 50 states and more than 70 foreign countries. Its average class size is 23.8 and the student-faculty ratio is 12:1.
The Mission of Saint Louis University is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. In support of its mission, the University:
Encourages and supports innovative scholarship and effective teaching in all fields of the arts; the humanities; the natural, health and medical sciences; the social sciences; the law; business; aviation; and technology.
Creates an academic environment that values and promotes free, active and origin...al intellectual inquiry among its faculty and students.
Fosters programs that link University resources to local, national and international communities in collaborative efforts to alleviate ignorance, poverty, injustice and hunger; extend compassionate care to the ill and needy; and maintain and improve the quality of life for all persons.
Strives continuously to seek means to build upon its Catholic, Jesuit identity and to promote activities that apply its intellectual and ethical heritage to work for the good of society as a whole.
Welcomes students, faculty and staff from all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds and beliefs and creates a sense of community that facilitates their development as men and women for others.
Nurtures within its community an understanding of and commitment to the promotion of faith and justice in the spirit of the Gospels.
Wisely allocates its resources to maintain efficiency and effectiveness in attaining its mission and goals.
More information about Saint Louis University can be found at http://www.slu.edu.