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SJIIP Scholar Positions

Office of Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs Scholar Positions

SJIIP hires a number of scholars to support the efforts of the office and the cultural/resource centers. Applications usually open around March so check back if your interested in getting more involved with SJIIP.

We currently employ six (6) Programming Scholar Coordinators and one (1) Graphic Designer & Marketing Scholar Coordinator. To understand the type of work each possition does, please click on the. links to the left.

GENERAL SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Office of Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs (SJIIP) Scholar Coordinators assist in the coordination of signature events, programs, workshops, outreach, marketing, & support the daily operations of SJIIP, the Multicultural Center, LGBTQ+ Pride Center & the Black Cultural Resource Center. Scholar Coordinators report to professional staff within SJIIP.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum:

  • Be at least a sophomore or first year transfer student
  • Must have & maintain a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • A working knowledge of equity & inclusion

Preferred:

  • Demonstrate & articulate an understanding of issues related to social justice, the social construction of sex & gender, intersections of identity/ies, identity-based oppression, & understanding of concerns regarding campus climate for students of color & students who identify within the diverse & intersectional spectrum.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission & vision of the Office of Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs, the cultural centers & Affinity Spaces, & serve as an enthusiastic representative of SJIIP.
  • Have proven experience working cooperatively as part of a team & independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills & the ability to work collaboratively with diverse students, staff, faculty & community members.
  • Ability to effectively manage time & multiple projects.
  • Ability to stay well-informed of current events on campus, general campus climate, locally & nationally.
  • Previous experience organizing events & facilitating discussions, with demonstrated interest in creative educational programming at UCM around social justice & intersectional identity-based topics.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when appropriate & to refer students to appropriate services on campus as necessary.
  • Working knowledge of desktop publishing software & PC/Macintosh computers.
  • Must be available prior to the beginning of the Fall semester for SJIIP/Multicultural/LGBTQ+ Center student staff training (specific dates TBD in August).
  • This position does not discriminate by gender, gender identity/expression or sexual orientation.