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Graduate Associate for Multicultural Student Life

The graduate associate for Multicultural Student Life is a part of the leadership team of Multicultural Student Life and reports to the program director.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the program director in identifying and addressing needs of minority students on campus.
    • Communicate issues and concerns to the program director of MSL
  • Assist with coordinating, implementing, and evaluating programs and events sponsored by MSL
  • Responsible for maintaining the MSL email account
  • Establish and maintain relationships with multicultural student organizations
  • Assist with promotion and operation of the Multicultural Student Resource Center
    • Make recommendations for new resources and material for the MSRC
    • Coordinate use of the resource center when requested by student groups
    • Create a marketing plan and outreach efforts to student organizations for MSRC usage and diversity trainings
  • Co-coordinate “Real Conversation” discussion series
  • Submit space request and cultural event credit as needed
  • Assist with advising Commuter Student Association, Multicultural Student Council and/or Unity Roundtable.
  • Assist with freshmen commuter outreach efforts
  • Provide information to the Winthrop community on information related to MSL (diversity articles, upcoming events, etc.)
    • Maintain MSL bulletin board
  • Provide support for initiatives on international student and domestic student interactions that support the mission and purpose of the GLI
  • Represent MSL on selected committees such as the MLK Day Committee
  • Serve as a resource and referral agent to students
  • Positively represent the Student Life Division and Multicultural Student Life in a professional manner at all times
  • Seek and remain knowledgeable about student affairs and functionality of multicultural affairs
  • Seek opportunities for professional development.
  • Assist with administrative duties and tasks as assigned.


Candidates must have an understanding and appreciation of diversity and social justice. This position requires excellent organizational skills and an ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally. The ideal candidate is skilled at presenting information and has experience in diversity training. Additional qualities include being a team player, have initiative, and ability to multitask.


This position will serve twenty hours per week and is expected to be an active, contributing member of Multicultural Student Life and the Student Affairs Division. This position does require the ability to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends depending on scheduled events.


The Graduate Associate for Multicultural Student Life will receive:
1. A half tuition waiver for up to a maximum of nine semester hours of course work that is part of the student’s degree program
2. A stipend of $1,800 for fall and spring semesters divided into two payments each month.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, applicants need to submit a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Kinyata Adams Brown no later than November 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm.