Student Life: Office of Multicultural Affairs RSA

Department and Code: Student Life - 967

Immediate Supervisor: Matt Dean

Office Location: Burrow 4th Floor

Number of Student Associates in Position: 1

General Description of Position:

The Multicultural Student Associate (MSA) will be responsible for planning programs and learning events that deal primarily with diversity, multiculturalism, and the retention of students of color. The RSA will play a critical role in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), helping the Assistant Dean work towards the goal of an inclusive campus characterized by safe, welcoming, and celebrative environments for ALL students. They will have primary project responsibility for four OMA initiatives: the Serving Other Students (SOS) Peer Mentoring Program, the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) training program, and Community Building/OMA Outreach. Other activities, in support of the office’s diversity training initiatives, would be assigned as well. Below, however, are the direct project responsibilities for the four initiatives identified above.

SOS Peer Mentoring Program

  • Plan and coordinate the SOS Fall Retreat
  • Oversee the evaluation of the SOS Mentor Training program
  • Coordinate monthly workshops
    • Identify and schedule faculty/staff to facilitate sessions
    • Reserve space and necessary equipment for presenter
    • Coordinate meals/snacks for workshops
    • Maintain participant attendance records
    • Distribute, collect and compile participant evaluations
    • Make recommendations for future sessions based on participant evaluations
  • Coordinate SOS Outings for program participants
  • Maintain communications with mentees and mentors to assess the status of each pairing throughout year
  • Advise the Assistant Dean/Director of any problems/concerns as they arise

National Coalition Building Institute

  • Schedule spaces for NCBI sessions
  • Communicate session logistics with participants
  • Market and provide additional information about NCBI to campus community
  • Maintain records of NCBI participants
  • Maintain records of NCBI trainers
  • Schedule trainers to facilitate NCBI sessions
  • Identify groups (faculty, students, staff, or mixed groups) who might benefit from NCBI training sessions and arrange sessions for these groups
  • Coordinate NCBI trainings schedule

Community Building/Outreach

  • Develop and distribute a Multicultural newsletter on a monthly basis
  • Assist in the event planning and execution of VOICES
  • Plan and implement at least two (2) “passive” programs each semester; this may include educational bulletin boards, group specific programs, collaborative programs with other student leaders (RA’s, service scholars, organizational leaders, etc.) and the OMA staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Diligent, hard-working, detail oriented student who is at least a sophomore.  The student must be able to relate well with staff and meet the requirements for the RSA program.

Physical Demands: any heavy lifting, moving heavy objects, or long periods of sitting or standing. Make sure your job description is as ADA friendly as possible. Does your job require maneuvering of stairs or other unique physical requirements?

 N/A; If a student in the position has difficulty with certain duties, the duties will be restructured.