GSS is HIRING for the position of the DEI coordinator

The Graduate Student Senate is hiring for the following position.

Title:  Diversity Equity and Inclusion Coordinator
Type of Assistantship:  Graduate Assistantship
Department:  Student Engagement and Leadership
Dates:  2/21/23 - 5/31/23

Hours per wk:  20
Rate: GEO minimum
Application Deadline:  2/15/2023

General Summary of Position:

The Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator will organize with and for underserved and underrepresented graduate students, including people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and Indigenous students. The coordinator will also advocate leadership in promoting educational access, equity, and retention through sustained programming around issues of gender and racial equity developed in collaboration with resource centers on campus.

 General Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Help plan, coordinate, and attend all GSS events, staff meetings, and Senate meetings. 

  2. Maintain GSS office hours (10 hours). 

  3. Help maintain and update the GSS website and other GSS social media platforms.

  4. Mobilize graduate students around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion representation. 

  5. Serve on the Status of Diversity and Status of Women Councils and other relevant committees and councils as requested by the GSS President. 

  6. Participate in position training and retreats at the beginning and end of the term.

  7. Collaborate with staff, officers, and the Senate on GSS campaigns related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

  8. Duties as assigned to benefit operations and functions of the GSS. 

  9. Maintain proper records of all attended meetings.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Organize around issues of equity, access, inclusion, and attrition. 

  2. Mobilize graduate students who identify as people of color, women, Indigenous, and LGBTQIA+ and assist in the implementation of efforts to challenge their underrepresentation.

  3. Organize at least one event with the Center for Women and Community (CWC) each semester contingent on resource availability of the CWC. 

  4. Collaborate with administration and University entities to organize events that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion of students at least once a semester. 

  5. Organize the GSS Welcome Back Social at the beginning of each semester. 

  6. Increase senator participation and engagement within the GSS. 

  7. Maintain and communicate through the GSS website and mailing list regarding programming relevant to these groups. 

  8. Collaborate with the UMass Office on Diversity Equity and Inclusion and other campus entities to identify resources for graduate students. 

  9. Form and chair an ad hoc committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

 Minimum Required Qualifications:

  1. Enrollment as a graduate student in good standing during the entire term of appointment. 
  2. Eligibility for appointment to this assistantship, as determined by the Graduate School. 
  3. Availability to serve the entire assistantship term. 
  4. Willingness to perform all mandated compliance reporting and related requirements.

How to Apply: Fill this form and submit it along with your resume and cover letter to
Dept. Name: Student Engagement & Leadership
Contact Person: Amy D. Helstowski 
E-Mail Contact:
Bldg. Address: 431A Student Union
Phone: 413-835-5825