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.
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.
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