Graduate Assistant, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Office of Diversity & Inclusion Graduate Assistantship

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) is now accepting applications for a graduate assistantship for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The contracted dates for the position are August 1, 2023 through June 1, 2024. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility to renew for a second year should you be in a two-year graduate program. Compensation for the position includes 15 paid office hours per week, one free graduate class, and one class at a 25% discount per semester.


Department Summary:

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) works to promote diversity and inclusion as a core value of Anna Maria College. We strive to create a campus community where all forms of diversity are respected, supported, and accessible; and in which each person is known and accepted for who they are, experiencing a sense of inclusion and belonging. The college is committed to fostering a community where everyone, feels safe, accepted, and valued, and has an equal opportunity to thrive and succeed.

Responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Ability to lead a lifestyle that is supportive of the mission of Anna Maria College and specifically the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Serve as a positive role model for undergraduate students at Anna Maria College.
  • Engage in collaborative coordination and facilitation of office programs.
  • Assist with the development and processing of internal documents.
  • Meet biweekly one-on-one with the Chief Diversity Officer.
  • Attend bi-weekly ODI staff meetings.
  • Develop learning outcomes for educational programs hosted by ODI.
  • Receive coaching in diversity, equity, and inclusion from the Chief Diversity Officer.
  • Assist the ODI work-study student in supporting the student organizations advised by ODI in their programming and other logistical needs.
  • Assist with the hosting of First Year Seminar visits to ODI.
  • Assist with Heritage Month program planning and execution.
  • Assist with the execution of strategic planning and assessment of climate surveys and office-sponsored programs.
  • Assist with the management of the high school pre-college program for students of color from the Worcester area.

Intercultural and Professional Competencies:

  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Capacity to work independently and show initiative as well as accept guidance, coaching, and mentorship
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal)
  • Capacity to work well in a group and team dynamics while also demonstrating strong self-motivation
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is determined to learn more about the field