Graduate Assistant for Diversity Programs and Project Management
Under the auspices of the president, the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity (OIIE) affirms and supports Towson University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The office fosters a university climate that is grounded in respect, civility, and inclusion, enriches the educational experience of students, supports positive workplace environments, promotes excellence, and cultivates the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community. In addition, OIIE works to support the university’s commitment to a learning and working environment free from sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, hate and bias.
The Graduate Assistant for Diversity Programs and Project Management will assist with the management of the President’s Inclusive Leadership Institute, faculty searches, affirmative action reports, faculty/staff affinity groups, and diversity & inclusion committees. The GA will work under the direction and supervision of the Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, and will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with staff, faculty, students, vendors, and the external community. This is a 20-hour/week position for fall and spring semesters, with some flexibility in hours; very limited evening and/or weekend hours may be included. This position pays bi-weekly stipend and covers tuition costs of up to 12 credits per semester.
The candidate for this position will be appointed after complying with all policies and procedures outlined in the requirements of Towson University and the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Students interested in this position must be committed to a fully-affirming environment for diverse identities and must have foundational knowledge of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
1. Perform duties related to the logistics, coordination, management, and evaluation of small to large-scale programs related to the President’s Inclusive Leadership Institute, Affinity groups, diversity awards, and other programs.
2. Assist with negotiation of contracts with internal and external vendors.
3. Process faculty searches and monitor search progression from start to completion.
4. Assist with compiling and analyzing bias incidents and faculty demographic data for institutional and affirmative action reports.
5. Research, analyze, and summarize information and source materials for special programs and projects.
6. Develop training materials and event marketing collateral, online and print, for specific projects and programs.
7. Attend weekly meetings for program and project review, updates, assignments, and plan on-going trainings, activities, and events.
8. Perform other duties related to inclusion and equity initiatives as assigned.
1. Admitted to a graduate degree program at Towson University.
2. In good academic standing and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 each term in all courses taken for graduate credit during the assistantship.
3. Registered for course units during every academic term of the assistantship.
4. Excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal & written) skills.
5. Excellent organization skills with a high attention to detail.
6. Experience and interest in educational, professional development and cultural awareness programs, complemented with a foundational knowledge of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice.
7. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
8. Understand basic budget processes.
9. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
10. Successful candidates will demonstrate a high tolerance for ambiguity and the ability to work in a fast-paced, ever evolving environment with people from diverse backgrounds.
11. Ability to maintain confidentiality with respect to professional conversations, participant information, and records.
Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and unofficial undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts to the Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity, at OIIE@towson.edu. The position will be open until filled, completed applications received by noon on June 7, 2019 will receive priority consideration.