Graduate Student Assistantship

 The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides opportunities for graduate students to serve in support roles and in functional areas while completing their graduate education.  OMA seeks four graduate assistants each year to support the work of the office.  Details about the position(s), including job descriptions, eligibility and application guidelines can be located below.

LGBTQ Project Graduate Coordinator

Position Available for Fall 2017 

Description:

The LGBTQ Project Graduate Coordinator reports directly to the Assistant Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Coordinator of Cross-Cultural Affairs.  As the only staff member at LSU to hold a job that focuses entirely on LGBTQ issues, the coordinator must be confident in their abilities as a change agent and as an advocate for LGBTQ persons.  The Coordinator will aid the Assistant Director in overseeing the Safe Spaces Training program, as well as other training initiatives put forth by OMA.  The Coordinator will serve as an advisor and referral agent for the LGBTQ student organizations, aiding students with programing and event planning, as well as with their personal and academic well-being.  Overall, the Coordinator will serve LSU LGBTQ population in accordance to the mission and values of both the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Office of Diversity.

Requirements:

Enrolled as a full-time graduate student, preferably in sociology, psychology, higher education, public administration, or related field in good standing at LSU

Possess an authentic appreciation for diversity issues and trends in higher education

Possess outstanding leadership, organizational, presentation, and time-management skills

Possess strong oral and written communication skills

Ability to manage multiple concurrent and on-going projects with close attention to detail

Must be able to work independently and as part of an office staff

Must have an extensive working knowledge of the LGBTQ Community, as well as modern difficulties that LGBTQ students face

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate essential events including Rainbow Rush (September), Geaux Red (December), the Louisiana Queer Conference (March), the LGBTQ State of the Union (April), and Lavender Graduation (May)

Advise LGBTQ students with issues relating, but not limited to, academia, family, coming out, questioning their identity, their role within the community, etc.

Advise LGBTQ student organizations, including Spectrum, Qroma, and LSU Louisiana Trans Advocates

Advocate for LGBTQ-friendly policy changes on LSU’s campus

Oversee the Safe Space Training program, and facilitate trainings for faculty, staff, and students

Collaborate across campus to create a more welcoming environment for LGBTQ individuals

Attend after-hours meetings and events put on by student organizations

Attend OMA All-Staff Meetings (bi-weekly), and Office of Diversity meetings (monthly)

 

Start Date: Monday, August 21st, 2017

Hours: 20 hours/week; including some evenings and weekends

Compensation: Tuition reimbursement; stipend

Other: 9-month academic year appointment

To apply, email your cover letter, resume or CV, and at least three references to Wes Heath, Assistant Director of OMA at weheath@lsu.edu.