GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

There are 3 exciting graduate assistantshipships within Multicultural & Diversity Affairs. All are currently closed. Please inquire with the directors for each of the areas for more information.


Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs (APIA), Intercultural Engagement (IE), & Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Affairs

The Multicultural and Diversity Affairs Graduate Assistant works as part of the staff of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs. All Multicultural and Diversity Affairs graduate assistants work to facilitate student learning about one’s self and diverse others by planning educational programs, supporting student organizations, promoting leadership development, and helping to build community among students, particularly students from underrepresented backgrounds. We are seeking energetic students with a passion for multicultural education, APIA and LGBT issues. A successful candidate will be tasked with some of the following responsibilities: APIA student support, LGBT student support, program advisement, planning and management; University Minority Mentoring Program; leadership conference development; Native American and religious diversity initiatives; assessment initiatives; social justice workshops and service events; assist with supervision of paraprofessional students employees/volunteers; establish campus partnerships for collaborative projects and trainings; and other duties as assigned.
Students of all backgrounds with an interest and passion for multicultural affairs and student development are encouraged to apply. Salary includes in-state tuition waiver for 9 credit hours per semester, $5,500 stipend per semester and Gator Grad Care health insurance. This is a 9-month assistantship starting mid-August through mid-May.
For inquiries, please contact Multicultural & Diversity Affairs at multicultural@multicultural.ufl.edu.


Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures (IHLC; La Casita)


The Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures (within Multicultural and Diversity Affairs) is seeking applicants for one twenty-hour graduate assistant starting in fall 2014. The graduate student would work alongside the IHLC Director in supervising and mentoring undergraduate ambassadors, helping coordinate social justice programs and cultural events, establishing campus partnerships for collaborative projects and trainings, and other duties as assigned. Students of all backgrounds with an interest and passion for multicultural affairs and student development are encouraged to apply. Bilingual (English and Spanish) students are highly encouraged to apply. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, the ability to adapt well to changes and work well with people from diverse backgrounds, and a positive attitude are a must. Previous work/mentoring experience preferred. Strong writing and communication skills are a plus. All applicants will be considered.
 
This position includes an in-state tuition waiver for 9 credit hours per semester, $5,500 stipend per semester and Gator Grad Care health insurance. This is a 9 month graduate assistantship starting mid-August through mid-May.
 
Please submit the following materials (in PDF format only) to Olivia Garcia (OliviaG@multicultural.ufl.edu).
  • Current CV or résumé
  • Cover letter explaining specific qualification for this position
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Names and contact information of two professional references
  • Short writing sample (1-3 pages maximum)

Institute of Black Culture (IBC)

The Institute of Black Culture is currently seeking a graduate assistant for the 2014-2015 academic year. This appointment is for 20 hours per week, starting in Fall 2014. This is a 9-month graduate assistantship starting mid-August through mid-May. This position includes an in-state tuition waiver for 9 credit hours per semester, $5,500 stipend per semester and Gator Grad Care health insurance.
The mission of the Institute of Black Culture (IBC) is to promote and affirm Black culture, history, leadership, and scholarship. The IBC coordinates a variety of cultural, social, and educational programs focused on the Black experience at the University of Florida, in the United States, and across the diaspora. The Institute of Black Culture functions as a resource for Black students, student organizations, the University of Florida, and the surrounding community by collaborating with campus and community stakeholders to actively support efforts to recruit and retain Black students in higher education.
The graduate assistant would work alongside the IBC Director in supervising and mentoring undergraduate ambassadors, helping coordinate social justice programs and cultural events, establishing campus partnerships for collaborative projects and trainings, and other duties as assigned. Students of all backgrounds with an interest and passion for advocacy, mentoring, multicultural affairs and student development are encouraged to apply.
The graduate assistant must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, possess the ability to adapt well to changes and work well with people from diverse backgrounds. A positive attitude are a must.
Previous advocacy work and mentoring experience are preferred. Strong writing and communication skills are a plus. All applicants will be considered.
Please email the following application materials to IBC Director, Veleashia Smith at ibc@multicultural.ufl.edu:
•         Current CV or résumé with at least two professional references
•         Cover letter explaining specific qualification for this position
•         One letter of recommendation
•         Names and contact information of two professional references

 


How to Apply

All positions are currently filled. Please contact the Directors listed above for more information. Thank you for your interest.
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