How to Apply
To apply, please submit the following materials (applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered):
The Office for Diversity, Inclusion, Justice, and Equity (dije) in the School of Education (SOE) would like to announce the search for one (1) 0.50 FTE dije Graduate Student Services Assistant (GSSA). This position plays a key role in the development, implementation, and administration of dije programs on campus for undergraduate and graduate students in the SOE. The GSSA is expected to create innovative new programs and initiatives to engage the SOE community. There is a specific interest in a GSSA who can create and organize student events and programming that focuses on addressing anti-Blackness and the transnational colonial imaginary in educational settings.
Appointment Period: 2020-2021 Academic Year
Estimated FTE: 50% (20 hours per week)
This appointment provides tuition, required fees, stipend ($22,433 for the AY 20-21/$11,216.50/term), GradCare health insurance and dental insurance (Option 1).
- Support the development of innovative new programs and initiatives that explore topics such as intersectionality, antiracism, decolonization, healing and liberation in education.
- Provide support for signature programs such as the Black Lives Matter in Schools Week of Action.
- Develop school-wide education and training for students.
- Provide administrative support for the dije strategic plan, specifically initiatives that pertain to student and community programming;
- Work with the dije co-implementation leads to assess needs, services, and trainings for the SOE, including interpreting and analyzing relevant climate, cultural competency, and other diversity-related data;
- Work with dije implementation co-leads to develop and manage the communications strategy for dije work in the SOE;
- Create materials (agendas, handouts, etc.) for workshops and major programs;
- Revise, write and edit a variety of written communications (emails, documents, web content, reports, posts for social media outlets);
- Support program evaluation through development and implementation of assessment tools (surveys, student interviews, etc.);
- Work with dije co-implementation leads on program logistics (rooms, food, materials, etc.);
- Coordinate communications with students about programs;
- Lead and facilitate meetings of students related to School or College DEI programs;
- Interact with students at events;
- Develop and update resource materials;
- Synthesize information for program reports;
- Maintain filing systems and documentation of programs; and,
- Perform related office work such as data entry, data management, photocopying, mass mailings, and responding to email.
Knowledge of current issues in equity, inclusion, justice, and diversity and the ability to communicate that knowledge to others in an effective manner.
Questions regarding this position may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eleventh day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
Decision Making Process
GEO Contract Information
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Unsuccessful applications will be retained for consideration in the event that there are last minute openings for available positions. In the event that an employee does not receive their preferred assignment, they can request a written explanation or an in-person interview with the hiring agents(s) to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time.
This position, as posted, is subject to a collective bargaining agreement between the Regents of the University of Michigan and the Graduate Employees' Organization, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO 3550.
Standard Practice Guide 601.38, Required Disclosure of Felony Charges and/or Felony Convictions applies to all Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs). SPG 601.38 may be accessed online at spg.umich.edu/policy/601.38 , and its relation to your employment can be found in MOU 10 of your employment contract.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.