CMASS Work Study Opportunities

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We start recruiting in the spring for positions in Wilder Hall and in the four cultural centers. Here are a few positions typically available: Office Assistant, Computer Lab Assistant, Outreach Assistant, Creative IT, Web Writer, and Event Coordinator.

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Current Job Openings

Applicants should email Asiah Richeme Alcid at arichmealci@umass.edu by March 10, 2021 @ 11:59pm.

A.  Cultural Center Programming Assistants
Cultural Entrichment/ Center for Multicultuaal Advancement and Student Success

Spring 2021

TITLE: Cultural Center Programming Assistant Position

AGENCY: Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success

GENERAL:  Cultural Center Programming Assistant: 10 hour Undergraduate Position *work study eligible* The CMASS Cultural Centers continue a long history of providing programs that celebrate cultural traditions, understanding of own/other’s multifaceted identities, nurturing and welcoming spaces for studying as well as resource referral to support student success. The Cultural Center Programming Assistant will work with the Program Coordinator and Associate Director for Student Development to design and implement culturally relevant and intentional learning strategies for cultural programming for diverse student populations. The Cultural Center Programming Assistant will uphold the mission of CMASS and the cultural centers, are responsible for the daily operations, and for designing and facilitating culturally enriching programs.

This position offers opportunities to: critically apply theories of student development, cultural wealth, and socialization, while gaining practical experience in project management and event production. Cultural Center Programming Assistants will be assigned to one of the four Cultural Centers: Josephine White Eagle, Latinx, Malcolm X, and Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center.
These positions are student leadership development opportunities for the current semester contingent upon academic and professional employee performance and funding availability. The Cultural Center Programming Assistants will be eligible for intent to return by semester, if employee performance and academic gpa is in good standing. Intent to return forms will be distributed at the end of each academic semester, and will only be approved after a satisfactory performance evaluation. Please note that work hours will be assigned based on work study award.


Job Requirements
1. Must be, and remain a full time, registered UMASS Amherst undergraduate student in good standing enrolled in a degree program. Minimum gpa of overall and semester of a 2.0.
2. Attend required Fall and Spring staff trainings. Training dates to be determined.
3. Present and attend recruitment fairs such as Accepted Students Day, and New Student Orientation.
4. Extracurricular activities on campus and other employment or office positions may not exceed 10hrs a week and must not interfere with job responsibilities.
5. Able to work 10-hours a week between 1-9pm on weekdays and 2-3 weekends per semester minimally.
6. Attend and engage in bi-weekly cultural center staff meetings and monthly all cultural staff meetings.
7. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
8. Competence with Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook), i.e. Power point, and Excel.


Preferred Qualifications
1. Knowledge of social justice and diversity education.
2. Enrolled or have taken courses in multiculturalism, or cultural certificate programs.
3. Strong Social Media marketing skills.
4. Have basic knowledge of office procedures including data entry, word processing, email, and phone etiquette.
5. Able to create innovative academically sound events the reflect student body campus needs.
6. Good organizational and time management skills, able to work on multiple projects as a time, including maintaining personal and academic priorities.
7. Attention to detail and thoroughness with respect to paperwork and projects.
Revised by ABR 1/1/2021
8. Flexibility: display willingness and ability to change plans as the situation demands.
9. Initiative: strive to find solutions and improvements to existing systems and procedures.
10. Positive attitude
11. Experience working with diverse groups and populations in a college/university environment.


Job Responsibilities
The Cultural Center Programming Assistant fulfills a variety of responsibilities, from clerical assistance to event coordination. Depending on job knowledge, experience, and interests, each Cultural Center Programming Assistant is assigned projects that will allow them to develop personally and professionally. Cultural Center Programming Assistants will also meet and network with faculty, staff, students, and community leaders while promoting and upholding the dignity and reputation of the cultural centers.

Under the guidance of the Program Coordinator, the Cultural Center Programming Assistant will:
1. Follow office procedures; answer calls/emails, greet visitors, update several databases and calendars
2. Assist in maintaining an inclusive and welcoming environment for guests and event participants
3. Assist with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programming including signature events (heritage programs, welcome events, dialogue series, etc) community building events, leadership development, peer-mentor programs, and campus-wide initiatives and collaborations.
4. Collaborate with other campus departments and RSOs for co-programming.
5. Develop strategic communication methods to publicize events and outreach to the campus community.
6. Will promote and solicit attendance to programs including but not limited to composing written and email correspondence and delivering flyers to other departments.
7. Must attend all events that your assigned cultural center is holding and at least 1 event for each of the other cultural centers
8. Provide support for on-site events and enforce use of space policy.
9. Conduct research for events as needed
10. Attend required student employee staff development meetings/programs
11. Taking digital photographs and videos of events as needed
12. Other Duties as assigned


Required Application Submission
1. Cover Letter
a. Explain why you are interested in the position, and outline your skillsets and knowledge. For example classes you have taken in the area of diversity, community service or other civic engagement that relates to the position. Please rank cultural centers in order of preference.
2. Resume
3. References
a. Please provide the contact information for three references as an attachment or at the bottom of your resume. At least one your contacts must be a UMASS employee, such as an advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2020
 

Applicants should email arichemealci@umass.edu and cc carodrig@umass.edu by 10.3.2020 by 11:59pm.

General: Cultural Center Programming Assistant: 10 hour Undergraduate Position *work study eligible*

The CMASS Cultural Centers continue a long history of providing programs that celebrate cultural traditions, understanding of own/other’s multifaceted identities, nurturing and welcoming spaces for studying as well as resource referral to support student success. 

The Cultural Center Programming Assistant will work with the Program Coordinator and Associate Director for Student Development to design and implement culturally relevant and intentional learning strategies for cultural programming for diverse student populations. The Cultural Center Programming Assistant will uphold the mission of CMASS and the cultural centers, are responsible for the daily operations, and for designing and facilitating culturally enriching programs. This position offers opportunities to: critically apply theories of student development, cultural wealth, and socialization, while gaining practical experience in project management and event production.  

Cultural Center Programming Assistants will be assigned to one of the four Cultural Centers: Josephine White Eagle, Latinx, Malcolm X, and Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center.

These positions are student leadership development opportunities for the current semester contingent upon academic and professional employee performance and funding availability. The Cultural Center Programming Assistants will be eligible for intent to return by semester, if employee performance and academic gpa is in good standing. Intent to return forms will be distributed at the end of each academic semester, and will only be approved after a satisfactory performance evaluation. Please note that work hours will be assigned based on work study award.

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B.  CMASS Creative IT
NOTE:  Our Marfketing, Publicity and Admimistration area do not have a job opening for the meantime.  We will announce an opening as soon as we can offer it.

 

 

Marketing and Publicity (Work-study preferred)

The Creative IT will work with the Assistant Director for Administration, Publicity and Marketing to support the publicity and marketing activities of CMASS.  S/he will engage in graphic design for posters and website; this individual will also produce, edit and launch videos, as well as uphold the mission and vision of CMASS. This position offers opportunities to: be creative, create content that can serve as portfolio pieces, gain understanding of building and maintain a brand from a technical perspective, manage deadlines and work in a team setting.  Reappointment is dependent on department need, satisfactory performance evaluation, experience, academic standing and funding availability.

Interested stjudents shoujld submit a cover letter/resume as well as 3 revelant samples (can be writing, art, photography, etc.) to Chona Lauyan: chonal@umass.edu by Dec. 6, 2019 @ 11:59pm.

For application process and more info read more.

C. Undergraduate Social Media Content Developer for Cultural Centers 

Marketing and Publicity (Work-study preferred)

This position will work with the Marketing, Publicity and Administration area of CMASS to:

  1. Generate content on social media that is culturally relevant, educational and respectful of different perspectives.
  2. Promote active two-way participation and maintain consistent presence of the four cultural centers on social media.
  3. Assist in publicizing all events and information about the cultural centers (CC) on social media and day-to-day activities inclusive of creating, curating and managing all published content (images, video and written articles).

Interested stjudents shoujld submit a cover letter/resume  to Chona Lauyan: chonal@umass.edu by Dec. 6, 2019 @ 11:59pm.

For application process and more info read more.