Student Services Assistant I
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Work type: Support Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College:Division Of Student Life And Engagement
Department:Deib Admin 40001233
Sub Area:AP- Professionals
Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Residential and Hospitality Services, Student Services/Student Affairs, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%)
The Women's Student Services office is a student-centered campus resource that works to advance gender equity for all students in the MSU community through intersectional educational and social programming. Through education, engagement, advocacy, and student support, WSS works to create an inclusive campus culture for women and all those who have been impacted by gender-based oppression.
The mission of WSS is to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion for and among women* students at MSU; educate the campus community about women’s and gender issues among students resulting in a safer, more respectful, and more welcoming campus; and partner with campus collaborators to promote women students’ success and well-being.
WSS provides intersectional educational and social programming and collaborates with student leaders and campus partners to build community and increase a sense of belonging. They strive to support women* students’ personal, academic, and professional success by offering mentorship, one-on-one support, and leadership development.
The WSS Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting office functioning, working directly with undergraduate student staff, and implementing individual and community development programs. This person should have an intersectional lens when working with student development, to enhance the educational experience of women students and all impacted by gender-based oppression through initiatives that support individual academic success and well-being, community development, and intercultural competence.
The person in this position should center students and respond to their needs and the needs of the campus community in ways that are aligned with the university’s core values of quality, inclusiveness and connectivity.
Characteristic Duties And Responsibilities
- Provide administrative, financial, and operational support for the office
- Supporting the director in various administrative tasks and serve as a key collaborator and thought partner with the director on WSS initiatives.
- Serve as the primary coordinator of programmatic efforts of WSS, including developing, coordinating, implementing, and promoting programs and events
- Serve as the direct contact for undergrad and graduate student organizations
- Work closely with the graduate and undergraduate student staff and interns to manage social media, publish a weekly newsletter, and keep website updated
- Other duties as identified
This position is currently funded through June 30, 2024 with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
All positions in SLE are designated as critical status. In the event of a university closure, modification, or suspension of operations due to snow or other emergency condition, persons in this position are expected to make all reasonable attempts to report to work as scheduled for the duration of the closure/suspension. If a person has an approvedremote work agreementto work a portion of their normally scheduled work hours remotely, they may be called upon to work on-site to serve the MSU community.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing four year college degree program in education, social sciences, communications, women or gender studies or LGBTQ studies, or related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive experience working with college students and programming or similar related volunteer activities; experience with word processing, database, desktop publishing, web page design and maintenance software; may require bilingual abilities in a specific language; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
One year of full-time work experience in higher education; be abreast of national trends associated with women and gender issues and have working knowledge of current trends in higher education; experience working with diverse populations; experience with student leadership development as an advisor or through other leadership roles; ability to communicate effectively and positively, through oral and written communications; organizational skills that include effective planning, time management, and multi-tasking.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Three Professional References
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. May require some evenings and weekends.
Description of End Date
This is an off-dated position funded until 06/30/2024 with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
The Bidding Eligibility ends on 08/29/2023 at 11:55 PM
Advertised: Aug 23, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time