Application Deadline: March 28th, 2016 at 11:59PM

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

There are 3 exciting graduate assistantshipships within Multicultural & Diversity Affairs. TWO Graduate Assistantship are currently accepting applications.


Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs - 1 Position Available  

Application Deadline: March 28th. 2016 by 5pm
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Graduate Assistant (GA) works alongside the Director of Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Affairs and undergraduate student ambassadors within the Department of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs (MCDA). The GA helps coordinate social justice programs and cultural events and establishes campus partnerships for collaborative projects and training. Also, the APIA Affairs GA facilitates student ambassador learning about one’s self and diverse others by providing professional and personal support, planning educational programs, supporting student organizations, and promoting leadership development. The GA must be able to work in a macro-managed and fast-paced environment, possess the ability to adapt to changes, and must work well with people from diverse backgrounds. Graduate students of all backgrounds and fields with an interest and passion for multicultural affairs and student development are encouraged to apply. In order to be considered, you must be accepted into your graduate program of study at the University of Florida for Fall 2016.

This 20-hour per week position includes $13,000 for 2016-2017, GatorGradCare health insurance, and tuition waivers (9 credit hours per semester). This is a 9 month graduate assistantship starting mid-August through mid-May. For inquiries, please contact APIA Affairs at apia@multicultural.ufl.edu

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Directly schedule and supervise APIA ambassador staff
  • Provide support and opportunities for personal and professional growth among undergraduate staff by holding biweekly meetings
  • Guide and assist student ambassadors with program/event planning and management on social justice initiatives
  • Develop, implement, and analyze event/program assessments and research studies
  • Attend department meetings
  • Input receipts/purchases in the Budgeting Reporting System (BRSs)
  • Serve on the Executive Board of Asian Graduate Student Organization (AGSO)
  • Complete any other duties as asked by APIA Affairs Director and needed for MCDA.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
  • Ability to demonstrate a cooperative attitude while working with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge about  the history and social issues that impact the Asian Pacific Islander American community
  • Possession of good leadership, supervisory, and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills (listening, written, and verbal)
  • Analytical/Research Skills with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining research studies, assessments, programs, tasks, etc.
  • Flexible individual that thrives in fast-paced environment that can effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Innovative, initiative driven problem-solver who can identify problems and create solutions

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Online Application
            Link:  APIA Graduate Assistant Application
            The following documents must be uploaded in the application:
                   Current CV or résumé
                   Cover letter explaining specific qualification for this position
                   Names and contact information of two professional references
                   Short writing sample (1 – 3 pages)
One Letter of Recommendation
             Recommender must personally email their letter to apia@multicultural.ufl.edu
                      
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
               

Black Affairs - 1 Position Available 

Application Deadline: Open until filled,

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Graduate Assistant (GA) works alongside the Black Affairs Director and Program Coordinator in supervising and mentoring undergraduate ambassadors. The GA helps coordinate social justice programs and cultural events and establishes campus partnerships for collaborative projects and training. The GA must be able to work in a macromanaged and fast-paced environment, possess the ability to adapt to changes, and must work well with people from diverse backgrounds. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Directly supervise staff scheduled at the Institute of Black Culture
                  Supervise Black Affairs Directors
                            In terms of:  Projects/Tasks  Individual committee responsibilities 
  • Serve as the Graduate Advisor for the Black Student Council
  • Provide support and advocacy for the Ambassadors
  • Manage room reservations for Black Affairs 
  • Attend monthly departmental meetings
  • Input receipts/purchases in the Budgeting Reporting System (BRSs)
  • Complete secretarial work as needed

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
  • Ability to demonstrate a cooperative attitude while working with a diverse student population
  • Possession of good leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability to provide and demonstrate quality customer service
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills
  • Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with diverse groups of students, staff, faculty, and external constituencies

EXPECTATIONS:
  • Serve on one to two departmental committees
  • Meet regularly (at least bi-weekly) with Ambassadors 
Previous advocacy work and mentoring experience are preferred. Students of all backgrounds with an interest and passion for advocacy, mentoring, multicultural affairs, and student development are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Note: The Department of Black Affairs encompasses the Institute of Black Culture and the Black Enrichment Center. 

Contact Person: IBC Director, Veleashia Byrd, ibc@multicultural.ufl.edu
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
      Current CV or résumé
      Cover letter explaining specific qualification for this position
      Names and contact information of two professional references
      One letter of recommendation
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.              


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Affairs  --- CLOSED
 

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) --- CLOSED


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 Gabe Lara
(GabeL@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)