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2022-2023 Employment Opportunities

Undergraduate and Graduate level positions in OIED

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and diverse intellectual and cultural campus experience at North Carolina State University (NC State). The OIED facilitates and supports efforts to ensure equity and equal opportunity, offers diversity education and training, and promotes inclusive excellence among students, faculty, and staff.  There are four OIED units: Campus Community Centers; Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Practice; Equal Opportunity and Equity; and Bias Impact Response. These units collaborate to ensure accountability to compliance, policy, and community care standards. They also monitor and respond to campus climate needs, facilitate equity and inclusion assessment, education, and training, and support underrepresented and marginalized identity groups within the NC State community.

Open Positions, Spring 2023

Communications


The communications and social media intern will be trained in the areas of branded content creation, social media, photography and video, with the primary responsibility of maintaining, growing and tracking OIED’s main social media channels. The intern will produce and schedule posts for social media and write short pieces for the office newsletter.

In keeping with the multidisciplinary nature of digital communications, the intern should also have the ability to capture interesting and relevant photo and video content for social media channels, and edit and post from their mobile devices.

The intern will help support projects for OIED and its units, including the African American Cultural Center, GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, Women’s Center, Equal Opportunity and Equity and Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Practice. Second-or third-year student preferred. Writing sample required. Graphic design experience preferred, although this student will work closely with the student design team to request online marketing pieces when necessary for feed content.

To Apply: Please reach out to Jacqueline Perry with your resume and samples of relevant work.


This position will focus on photography support for OIED and its Campus Community Centers including the African American Cultural Center, GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and Women’s Center. Student should have prior photography experience, the ability to take photos in manual mode on a DSLR camera, and have a good understanding of photographic principles needed to produce usable photos in challenging lighting situations both indoors and outdoors, manage settings in low light, and be able to switch between natural available light and on-camera flash.

Intern will also be responsible for minor edits (cropping, exposure, straightening) before uploading photography to our in-house photo repository on Smugmug. Editorial photography will be the primary focus, with occasional posed shots also requested. This intern should also have the ability to direct small groups of people for these shots.

To Apply: Please reach out to Jacqueline Perry with your resume and link to your online photography portfolio.

Campus Community Centers

The Campus Community Centers are a unit within the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity. The Campus Community Centers are comprised of the African American Cultural Center, GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the Women’s Center. Our community efforts play a role in increasing the participation, retention, and success of students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented groups. They ensure that NC State is an equitable and inclusive environment, one that is free from prohibited discrimination and harassment. Together, creating a community that provides a unified, campus-wide approach ensures that students, faculty, and staff learn and work within a campus defined by the best practices in equity, diversity, and inclusion.

African American Cultural Center

Position: African American Cultural Center Student Programming Intern
Hours: Range from Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with some nights and weekends.
Recruitment: All students are encouraged to apply. Students with work-study or who anticipate work-study are encouraged to apply and note such in their application materials.
Compensation: Payment is $10 per hour. Increases $0.50 for every year following.

About the African American Cultural Center
The NC State University African American Cultural Center is a part of the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) and is located in Witherspoon Student Center (2nd and 3rd floors). The African American Cultural Center directly serves all students at NC State while also serving as a resource, connection, and partner for faculty and staff at the institution. We take an intersectional approach to serving the campus community. Our practices are social constructivist in nature and rooted in social justice education and trauma-informed care.

The AACC is in an exciting transformative growth space and a hub for Black and Afro-Diasporic experiences at the university. We are looking for someone who would like to build alongside us.

Our student staff is a vital part of the African American Cultural Center team. Our student leaders support the office as a whole, including the provision of customer service, administrative support, and logistical work that furthers the mission of the African American Cultural Center. This position is intended to provide students with hands-on experience and professional development opportunities that will be useful to them in a wide variety of fields post-graduation including the ability to plan outcome-based programs, coordinate events, engage in critical discourse, hone scholarly writing, and facilitate small and large group dialogue.

Students who have an expressed interest in working in the African American Cultural Center’s library should note this in their application.

Major Responsibilities
Student Programming Interns are integral to the success of the African American Cultural Center. As an African American Cultural Center student staff leader, you will be able to explore new ways of engaging with your community in an effort to advance the goal of achieving a more just and equitable society.

  • Provide customer service and maintain a warm and welcoming environment by greeting center users, answering phone calls, assisting visitors with any questions/concerns, connecting center visitors to appropriate resources, and maintaining a safe, clean, and organized African American Cultural Center space.
  • Stay informed and contribute to the knowledge base of others about campus and community events via newsletters, social media, and direct outreach.
  • Contribute two articles to be featured in the African American Cultural Center Newsletter, Diversity Digest, and/or blog. This could include a program review/reflection or a current event/article. (1/per semester).
  • Participate in designated training sessions, monthly or quarterly student staff meetings, and monthly one-on-one meetings.
  • Under the supervision of professional staff, assist with programming including, but not limited to: administrative office tasks, logistics coordination, marketing/outreach, program delivery, event clean up, and assessment.
  • Utilize trauma-informed care to support and provide resources to students who may experience interpersonal, domestic, and/or racial violence or trauma. There may be times when no other staff is in the office, so having the knowledge and skills to respond to crisis situations is imperative.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Must be committed to the work of the African American Cultural Center and display a willingness to serve as an enthusiastic representative of the AACC.
  • Demonstration of consistency and dependability.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse students, staff, faculty, and community members.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and multiple projects.
  • Available occasional nights and weekends.
  • Ability to fulfill work responsibilities in accordance with expectations.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of Microsoft programs, Google Drive, and have social media familiarity/usage.

Conditions of Employment and Mandatory Dates

  • Priority placement for work-study students; please check with the Financial Aid Office to confirm eligibility.
  • Provide two references who can speak to qualifications as written above.
  • Available to work 6-10 hours per week in shifts at least 3 hours long. Strongly prefer academic year-long employees.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • Payment is $10 per hour. Increases $0.50 for every year following.
  • Serve as a support to fellow Student Programming Interns
    • Contribute to planning and execution of a yearly student employee retreat
    • Co-lead a professional development discussion by sharing an article and leading a discussion.
  • MANDATORY PROGRAMS – Students will be asked to sign up for and/or assigned tasks/roles at AACC signature programs and events. Dates and times will be made available prior to the event either at the beginning of the semester or at the beginning of each month.  Academic courses take priority over these programs. These will be paid time if you have an assigned role/task at that event. It is expected students will be available to work the signature programs of the AACC including Harambee!, Kwanzaa, MLK Week, Black History Month, Ebony Harlem, and the Black Research Symposia. A calendar will be shared at the beginning of the academic year. Conflicts can be discussed with the supervisor.

TERMS OF POSITION:
2022-2023 academic year, M-F, 6-10 hours per week, with occasional weekend and evening hours, depending on program activities and center needs.

Position: African American Cultural Center AYA Ambassador
Hours: Range from Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with some nights and weekends.
Recruitment: All students are encouraged to apply. Students with work-study or who anticipate work-study are encouraged to apply and note such in their application materials.
Compensation: Payment is $10 per hour. Increases $0.50 for every year following.

About the African American Cultural Center
The NC State University African American Cultural Center is a part of the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) and is located in Witherspoon Student Center (2nd and 3rd floors). The African American Cultural Center directly serves all students at NC State while also serving as a resource, connection, and partner for faculty and staff at the institution. We take an intersectional approach to serving the campus community. Our practices are social constructivist in nature and rooted in social justice education and trauma-informed care.

The AACC is in an exciting transformative growth space and a hub for Black and Afro-Diasporic experiences at the university. We are looking for someone who would like to build alongside us.

Our AYA Ambassadors are a vital part of the African American Cultural Center team. AYA Ambassadors serve as visible and active leaders within the Black student community while simultaneously serving as ambassadors for the African American Cultural Center with the aim to help further the AACC’s mission and student engagement goals.  Within these dual roles; ambassadors will spend a great deal of time building community, facilitating dialogue, assessing student needs, developing relationships with student organizations, in a manner that moves ambassadors to develop a comprehensive report on the state of the black community.

This position is intended to provide students with hands-on experience and professional development opportunities that will be useful to them in a wide variety of fields post-graduation including the ability to plan outcome-based programs, coordinate events, engage in critical discourse, hone scholarly writing, and facilitate small and large group dialogue.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support the overall function of the African American Cultural Center including, but not limited to assisting with administrative office tasks, logistics coordination, community thought partnership, marketing/outreach, program delivery, pre and post-event tasks, and assessment.
  • Lead outreach initiatives which may include serving as the first line of inquiry for the AACC, representing the AACC at campus information fairs, deepening engagement with Black student organizations, and co-developing and delivering presentations in various campus spaces.
  • Plan, market, implement and assess events and programs that cultivate a welcome and inclusive environment including facilitating What’s on the Table (WOTT) and organizing monthly social engagements.
  • Work with other staff to conduct research that supports and elevates issues, needs, resources, and concerns that affect Black students across NC State’s campus. May include conducting focus groups, gathering feedback, developing and coding surveys.
  • Participate in designated training sessions, monthly or quarterly student staff meetings, and monthly one-on-one meetings.
  • Utilize trauma-informed care to support and provide resources to students who may experience interpersonal, domestic, and/or racial violence or trauma. There may be times when no other staff is in the office, so having the knowledge and skills to respond to crisis situations is imperative.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Must be committed to the work of the African American Cultural Center and display a willingness to serve as an enthusiastic representative of the AACC.
  • Demonstration of consistency and dependability.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse students, staff, faculty, and community members.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and multiple projects.
  • Available occasional nights and weekends.
  • Ability to fulfill work responsibilities in accordance with expectations.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of Microsoft programs, Google Drive, and have social media familiarity/usage.

Conditions of Employment and Mandatory Dates

  • Priority placement for work-study students; please check with the Financial Aid Office to confirm eligibility.
  • Provide two references who can speak to qualifications as written above.
  • Available to work a maximum of 5 hours per week per AYA Ambassador. Strongly prefer academic year-long employees.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • Payment is $10 per hour. Increases $0.50 for every year following.
  • Serve as a support and co-lead to other AYA Ambassadors
    • Contribute to planning and execution of a yearly student employee retreat
    • Co-lead a professional development discussion by sharing an article and leading a discussion.
  • Mandatory Programs
    • Students will be asked to sign up for and/or assigned tasks/roles at AACC signature programs and events. Dates and times will be made available prior to the event either at the beginning of the semester or at the beginning of each month. Academic courses take priority over these programs. These will be paid time if you have an assigned role/task at that event.
    • AYA Ambassadors will play a vital role in the planning and execution of AACC signature programs and events to include Black History Month, Kwanzaa, Harambee, and more. Within the context of program support, AYA Ambassadors will provide feedback on programming and serve as liaisons of the student voice in all signature programs and events.  This could include thought partnership, ownership of specific events and programs, outreach and promotion amongst the student body at large, and hosting and MC’ing programs/events in collaboration with Student Programming Inters and Cultural Center employees.

Terms of Position:
2022-2023 academic year, M-F, maximum of 5 hours per week, with occasional weekend and evening hours, depending on program activities and center needs.

The GLBT Center

Position: GLBT Center Student Coordinator
Hours: Between 8-12 hours per week; Range from Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with some nights and weekends.
Recruitment: All students are encouraged to apply. Students with work-study or who anticipate work-study are encouraged to apply and note such in their application materials.
Compensation: Payment is $10 per hour. Increases $0.50 for every year following.

The GLBT Center, located in Talley Student Union 5230 (5th floor), is one of four campus community centers (with the Women’s Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the African American Cultural Center) housed under the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED). OIED facilitates efforts to ensure equity and opportunity, increases awareness of diversity issues through education, and strengthens relationships across diverse groups. Through these efforts, the OIED promotes cultural competence development, thereby fostering a welcoming and respectful campus.

Mission:
The mission of the NC State GLBT Center is to engage, develop, and empower members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities and their allies. To fulfill that mission, we

  • Help students connect to form social support networks.
  • Offer identity-based and health-related information and resources.
  • Consult with students individually and collectively related to personal identity and academic success.
  • Refer students to a wide variety of resources on campus and in the local community.
  • Provide professional and leadership development opportunities.
  • Host educational events and programs.

Major Responsibilities:
As a student coordinator, you are an extension of the GLBT Center. While you are in the Center, we ask that you help us create a welcoming, inclusive, and safe space for all students.

  • Provide professional and courteous customer service and maintain a warm and welcoming environment by greeting all those who visit the Center, assisting visitors with any questions/concerns, connecting Center visitors to appropriate resources, and maintaining a safe, clean and organized GLBT Center space.
  • Stay informed and contribute to the knowledge base of others about campus and community events related to OIED and each center’s mission.
  • Advance marketing efforts by sharing information on campus, via social media, and through weekly newsletters.
    Under the supervision of professional staff, assist with work projects including but not limited to: administrative office tasks; logistics coordination; marketing/outreach and social media; educational program planning, delivery, and assessment; and GLBT Center library and resource maintenance.
  • Participate in any designated training, meetings, events, activities, or assigned readings, including select OIED Signature events.
  • Be available for weekly 1:1 meetings with direct supervisor and monthly team meetings with staff.
  • Work with your direct supervisor to develop learning outcomes and a personalized, professional development plan to meet those outcomes.

Flexible availability for evening shifts during exam times.
Other duties as assigned by direct supervisor or Administrative Support Specialist.

Qualifications:

Must be committed to the mission and vision of OIED and the GLBT Center to serve as an enthusiastic representative.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse students, staff, faculty, and community members.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and multiple projects.
  • Ability to fulfill work responsibilities in accordance with expectations and a high degree of professionalism.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of Microsoft programs, Google Drive, and social media platforms.
  • Must be available to work the majority of hours in person.

Conditions of Employment and Mandatory Dates:

Priority placement for work-study students; please check with the Financial Aid Office to see if you are eligible.
Provide two references that can speak to candidate qualifications as written above.
Must be available to work 8-12 hours per week, able to work in shifts at least 2 hours long, and have occasional night and weekend availability.
Payment is $10 per hour. Increases $0.50 for every year following.

Mandatory Programs
Students will be asked to sign up for and/or assigned tasks/roles at these events. Dates and times will be made available prior to the beginning of the academic year. Academic courses take priority over these programs. These will be paid time if you have an assigned role/task at that event. Must be available for:

  • Student leader training (TBD by group availability)
  • Symposium – Move-in weekend in August
  • Open House – First week of classes in August
  • PRIDE Durham – In September
  • GLBT History Month Speaker/Signature Event- In October
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance – In November
  • Open House – First week of classes in January
  • Transgender Day of Visibility – In March
  • Lavender Graduation – In April

The Women’s Center

Position:  Women’s Center Student Programming Intern
Hours:  Range from Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with some nights and weekends.
Recruitment: All students are encouraged to apply. Students with work-study or who anticipate work-study are encouraged to apply and note such in their application materials.
Applications: To apply, please send resume and name of 2 references to womens-center@ncsu.edu, with SPI Application in the subject line.
Compensation: Payment is $10 per hour. Increases $0.50 for every year following.

About the NC State Women’s Center
The Women’s Center directly serves all students at NC State while also serving as a resource, connection, and partner for faculty and staff at the institution. We take an intersectional approach to serving the campus community. Our practices are social constructivist in nature and rooted in social justice education and trauma-informed care.

The NC State University Women’s Center is a part of the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) and is located in Talley Student Union 5210 (5th floor). Our student team members are a vital part of the Women’s Center staff. As a team member, student staff will support the office as a whole, including customer service and providing administrative support, while furthering the mission of the Women’s Center by providing/supporting services and programs focused on gender, equity, and social justice issues. This position is intended to provide students with hands-on experience and professional development opportunities that will be useful to them in a wide variety of fields post-graduation.

Mission
We build and create a community of authentic and engaged allies and leaders to pursue gender equity and social justice; enhancing the campus climate through education, advocacy, support, and leadership development.

Vision
The NC State Women’s Center serves as a resource and catalyst; using evidence-based practices for transformative learning on both the individual and institutional level around issues of gender, equity, and interpersonal violence.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide customer service and maintain a warm and welcoming environment by: greeting center users, answering phone calls, assisting visitors with any questions/concerns, connecting center visitors to appropriate resources and maintaining a safe, clean and organized Women’s center space.
  • Stay informed and contribute to the knowledge base of others about campus and community events related to gender, equity, and social justice.
  • Assist with marketing Women’s Center information on campus, via social media and our newsletter.
  • Participate in designated training sessions, monthly student staff meetings and biweekly one-on-one meetings with your supervisor.
  • Under the supervision of professional staff, assist with programming including, but not limited to: administrative office tasks, logistics coordination, marketing/outreach, program delivery, event clean up, and assessment.
  • Utilize trauma-informed care to support survivors of interpersonal and domestic violence, including but not limited to, greeting survivors as they come in, helping to find resources, and maintaining confidentiality. There may be times when no other staff is in the office, so having the knowledge and skills to respond to crisis situations is imperative.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must be committed to the mission and vision of the Women’s Center and serve as an enthusiastic representative of the Women’s Center.
  • Ability to demonstrate consistency and dependability.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse students, staff, faculty, and community members.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and multiple projects.
  • Must be available on occasional nights and weekends.
  • Ability to fulfill work responsibilities in accordance with expectations.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of Microsoft programs, Google Drive, and have social media familiarity/usage.

Conditions of Employment and Mandatory Dates:

Priority placement for work-study students; please check with the Financial Aid Office to see if you are eligible.

  • Must be available to work 6-10 hours per week in shifts at least 3 hours long. Strongly prefer academic year-long employees.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • Payment is $10 per hour. Increases $0.50 for every year following.
  • Attend Monthly Staff Meeting

Mandatory Programs
Students will be asked to sign up for and/or assigned tasks/roles at these events. Dates and times will be made available prior to the beginning of the academic year. Academic courses take priority over these programs. These will be paid time if you have an assigned role/task at that event. Must be available for:

  • Student leader trainings (TBD by group availability)
  • Sisterhood Dinner – February
  • Women’s History Month (speaker or select events) –  March
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month Speaker/Big Event – In April
  • Take Back the Night – In April

Learning Objectives and Evaluation Expectations

The overall goal of the Women’s Center experience is to provide an opportunity for students to be involved in all aspects of the Center’s work. Student Programming Interns are integral to the success of the Women’s Center. The overall goal of the Women’s Center experience is to provide an opportunity for students to be involved in all aspects of the Center’s work from idea development to execution. The Women’s Center is a space where students are able to cultivate skills and knowledge that will enhance and support their personal, academic and professional experiences at NCSU. As a Women’s Center student staff leader, you will be able to explore new ways of engaging with your community in an effort to advance the goal of achieving a more just and equitable society. The learning outcomes provide a framework for how student workers broaden their knowledge, skills, and ideologies to work towards a more socially just community.

Learning Outcomes

  • Student is able to identify, locate, and share information about the NC State Women’s Center, other campus community centers, and the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity through the provision of customer services. (Knowledge)
  • Student will demonstrate an understanding of social justice education, advocacy, and support as provided by the Women’s Center. (Comprehension)
  • Student will apply an intersectional lens to leadership and facilitation at the Women’s Center and opportunities on campus. (Application)
  • Students will begin to examine social justice issues and equity through theory. (Analysis)