Student Employees

ϲ students are employed in many areas of the University and are encouraged to work in an area that will complement their chosen majors. Working at the Intercultural Center and QTRAC offer students unique opportunities to engage in campus initiatives to create a more equitable campus.

Most of the student employees within the IC and QTRAC have been awarded Federal Work-Study packages as a result of filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be submitted annually to be considered for Federal Work-Study in the upcoming academic year. The FAFSA must be submitted before the ϲ deadline in order to be eligible to receive work-study. Since Federal Work-Study funds are limited, it is important to file the FAFSA before listed deadlines.

The Intercultural Center offers a few different positions, which work together frequently, but have different focuses.

Check out the positions below, and email us for any additional information:

Job Description

DEI Student Employees assist the Office Coordinator and other Diversity, Equity and Inclusion professional staff with a variety of tasks to ensure the daily operations of the Intercultural Center, the QTRAC (Queer & Trans Resource and Advocacy Center), while aligning with University-wide goals.

Students in this role are responsible for welcoming guests and creating an inviting environment in our campus spaces. Students within this role are encouraged take part in conversations and activities about identity, diversity and social justice. Intercultural Center Student Workers should be culturally sensitive and understanding in order to help build a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Job Duties:

  • Assist with on-campus recruiting and fulfilment events, including but not limited to:
    • Open Houses
    • Accepted Students Days
  • Assist DEI staff with planning and execution of divisional programs and events
  • Collaborate with IC/QTRAC groups to promote cohesion and intersectionality
  • Create and disseminate marketing for DEI events
    • Manage social media posts on various platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, HawkLink/CORQ)
  • Creation, planning and execution of programs centered around DEI for the ϲ student community centered personal areas of interest

 

  • Shifts in the physical centers require:
    • Greet all guests/students
    • General office support (answering the phone, making photocopies, etc.)
    • Run errands around campus
    • Direct inquires to the appropriate staff
    • Maintain cleanliness standards of kitchen and multipurpose spaces


Special Skills Needed:

  • Good communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Excellent phone etiquette
  • Ability to multitask in a busy office setting
  • Desire to be involved in culturally based programs
  • Must be interested in and open to learning about other intersectional cultural identities.
     

Open to all academic majors and disciplines

Scope of position:

Students employed in this position will provide the following marketable, real-world experience with: 

  • Public speaking
  • Meeting and discussion leadership
  • Introduction to work in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, incorporating DEI practices into area of career
  • Growth in autonomy and self-leadership through creating and executing programs while following the goals you established for the division and fellow students
  • Fliers, bulletin boards, use of web pages, and other methods for publicity and education demonstrate a creative edge to your work
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and promote equity and inclusion within a team

 

*Students are prohibited from driving during work-study employment with the limited exception of authorized work-study driver positions.

** All employees, including student employees, are required to participate in a short online training  that will prepare you with the new protocols for working on campus. Please click on the following link to complete your training: 

Starting Date

September 1, 2022

Department Information

Contact Name

Stephen Laliberte

401-254-5422

slaliberte@rwu.edu

Student Application

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Job Description

* This position is open to students in their Sophomore year *

This role will assist the student in recognizing opportunities within their academic program where Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work is needed in order to support students or colleagues of marginalized communities within their academic program and career field. They will gain insight and support from the Director, Assistant Directors, and support staff to help empower the student to become a leader for issues of concern with their peers, both in their academic program and in their chosen career path.

Year 1Responsibility/Function

AugustThe FIT employee will assess their position within their academic program and discuss with IC staff how they can leverage their skills and interests to benefit students within the IC/QTRAC and the general student-body, as well as identify areas within their future career path where DEI is needed.

September – NovemberThis employee will participate in Intercultural Center programs to learn the importance of the Center’s initiatives. Student will help support the Administrative Assistant in recruiting students for Student Worker positions and assist in identifying students who stand out to assist each Assistant Director.

December – MayFIT student employee will assist IC staff with pre=-planning for spring programs, and continue to promote the IC and QTRAC spaces and initiatives within the general student-body.

Year 2~Responsibility/Function

The FIT employee will be integral in training of new student workers, and continue to resource and recruit student workers, leveraging their abilities and interests to help support the initiatives. Student will help orient new workers throughout the semester and assist with organization of team-building activities to help strengthen the Worker-body between IC, QTRAC, and student club/group/org members. This FIT employee will create programs that promote cross-initiative involvement to foster unity amongst students served by the offices in the IC. Student will continue to work on campus involvement/co-sponsoring of events with other groups to help promote the DEI initiatives and include marginalized students.

The FIT employee will help to create a student cohort, consisting of students who are capable of being the voice of the students served by the DEI, and are representative of our initiatives and their progress. These students will be the ones who are invited to listening sessions, panels, etc. and will also be responsible for rallying students for support in representation for identifying opportunities for the need for DEI work in aspects of campus.

Year 3 ~ Responsibility/Function

This FIT employee will act as a mentor to Student Workers, and help recognize students who are top-performers/driven for success to: a) fill role of the FIT student, and b) be the students to lead the future generation of Student Workers.

By this point, the student within the FIT program would have gained the knowledge on how to recognize and leverage potential in their peers, have had experience being a leader, and the opportunity to build programs to address and promote diversity, equity and inclusion. The student should also be able to identify how DEI work can be implemented into their chosen career field.

*Students are prohibited from driving during work-study employment with the limited exception of authorized work-study driver positions.

** All employees, including student employees, are required to participate in a short online training  that will prepare you with the new protocols for working on campus. Please click on the following link to complete your training:   

Coming soon:

 

Bios of our Student Employees!