Student Employees

RWU students are employed in many areas of the University and are encouraged to work in an area that will complement their chosen majors. Working at the Intercultural Center and QTRAC offer students unique opportunities to engage in campus initiatives to create a more equitable campus.

Most of the student employees within the IC and QTRAC have been awarded Federal Work-Study packages as a result of filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be submitted annually to be considered for Federal Work-Study in the upcoming academic year. The FAFSA must be submitted before the RWU deadline in order to be eligible to receive work-study. Since Federal Work-Study funds are limited, it is important to file the FAFSA before listed deadlines.

The Intercultural Center offers a few different positions, which work together frequently, but have different focuses.

Check out the positions below, and email us for any additional information:

https://www.rwu.edu/undergraduate/admission-aid/financial-aid/types-aid/student-employment/student-work-study-jobs/intercultural-center-student-worker-admissions-recruitment

Job Description

Intercultural Center Student Workers assist the Office Coordinator and other Diversity, Equity and Inclusion professional staff with a variety of tasks to ensure the daily operations of the Intercultural Center, the QTRAC (Queer & Trans Resource and Advocacy Center).

This position requires collaboration with the Admissions Department in training and recruitment efforts to promote the University to potential students as well as being an involved member of the Admissions Diversity Board.

Students in this role are responsible for welcoming guests and creating an inviting environment in our campus spaces. Students within this role are encouraged take part in conversations and activities about identity, diversity and social justice. Intercultural Center Student Workers should be culturally sensitive and understanding in order to help build a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Job Duties:

  • Assist with on-campus recruiting and fulfilment events, including but not limited to:◦Open Houses
    • Accepted Students Days
    • Junior Jumpstart
    • Recruitment Overnights
  • Attend and participate in Admissions Diversity Board meetings
  • Attend and participate in Diversity/Admissions panels
  • Assist DEI staff with planning programs and events
  • Shifts in the physical center require:◦Greet all guests/students
    • General office support (answering the phone, making photocopies, etc.)
    • Run errands around campus
    • Direct inquires to the appropriate staff


Special Skills Needed:
Good communication skills – both verbal and written; Excellent phone etiquette; Ability to multitask in a busy office setting; Desire to be involved in culturally based programs; Must be interested in and open to learning about other intersectional cultural identities.

Academic Major Preferred:

  • •Business
  • •Business Administration
  • •Communications & Media Studies
  • •Dance/Performance
  • •Economics
  • •Educational Studies
  • •Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • •International Business
  • •International Relations
  • •Journalism
  • •Legal Studies
  • •Management
  • •Marketing
  • •Philosophy
  • •Political Science
  • •Public Relations
  • •Theatre
  • •Visual Arts

*Students are prohibited from driving during work-study employment with the limited exception of authorized work-study driver positions.

** All employees, including student employees, are required to participate in a short online training  that will prepare you with the new protocols for working on campus. Please click on the following link to complete your training: http://rwu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SVa4aBCUkcc7Vl7QF

Starting Date

July 1, 2021

Department Information

Contact Name

Stephen Laliberte

401-254-5422

slaliberte@rwu.edu

https://www.rwu.edu/undergraduate/admission-aid/financial-aid/types-aid/student-employment/student-work-study-jobs/intercultural-center-student-worker-events-marketing

Job Description

Intercultural Center Student Workers assist the Office Coordinator and other Diversity, Equity and Inclusion professional staff with a variety of tasks to ensure the daily operations of the Intercultural Center, the QTRAC (Queer & Trans Resource and Advocacy Center).

This role adds the responsibility of being part of a committee of other students who meet and plan events with the DEI staff, including Heritage/History month events, sessions and displays, targeted at the general campus community to promote community engagement and education.

Students in this role are responsible for welcoming guests and creating an inviting environment in our campus spaces. Students within this role are encouraged take part in conversations and activities about identity, diversity and social justice. Intercultural Center Student Workers should be culturally sensitive and understanding in order to help build a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Job Duties:

  • Assist with planning programs and events
    • “Month of” events
    • Collaborate with IC/QTRAC groups to promote cohesion and intersectionality
    • Create and disseminate marketing for IC events
      • Manage social media posts on various platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, HawkLink/CORQ)
  • Create information sessions that will be shared in classrooms throughout the campus
  • Assist with Open Houses and Accepted Students Days (required)
  • Responsible for the upkeep of the kitchen and lounge spaces during each shift. 
  • Shifts in the physical center require:
    • Greet all guests/students
    • General office support (answering the phone, making photocopies, etc.)
    • Run errands around campus
    • Direct inquires to the correct staff

Special Skills Needed: 
Good communication skills; Excellent phone etiquette; Ability to multitask in a busy office setting; Desire to be involved in culturally based programs; Must be interested in and open to learning about other intersectional cultural identities.

Academic Major Preferred: 

  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Communications & Media Studies
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Graphic Design Communications
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography & Digital Media
  • Professional & Public Writing
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Web Development

*Students are prohibited from driving during work-study employment with the limited exception of authorized work-study driver positions.

** All employees, including student employees, are required to participate in a short online training  that will prepare you with the new protocols for working on campus. Please click on the following link to complete your training:http://rwu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a4aBCUkcc7Vl7QF

Starting Date

July 1, 2021

Contact Name

Stephen Laliberte

401-254-5422

slaliberte@rwu.edu

    Student Application: https://www.rwu.edu/sites/default/files/downloads/finaid/REVISED_FINAL_2020-2021%20FIT%20Student%20App_03222021.docx

    https://www.rwu.edu/undergraduate/admission-aid/financial-aid/types-aid/student-employment/fit-jobs/student-support-coordinator-diversity-equity-inclusion

    Job Description

    This role will assist the student in recognizing opportunities within their academic program where diversity, equity, and inclusion work is needed in order to support students or colleagues of marginalized communities within their academic program and career field. They will gain insight and support from the Director, Assistant Directors, and support staff to help empower the student to become a leader for issues of concern with their peers, both in their academic program and in their chosen career path.

    Year 1Responsibility/Function

    AugustThe FIT employee will assess their position within their academic program and discuss with IC staff how they can leverage their skills and interests to benefit students within the IC/QTRAC and the general student-body, as well as identify areas within their future career path where DEI is needed.

    September – NovemberThis employee will participate in Intercultural Center programs to learn the importance of the Center’s initiatives. Student will help support the Administrative Assistant in recruiting students for Student Worker positions and assist in identifying students who stand out to assist each Assistant Director.

    December – MayFIT student employee will assist IC staff with pre=-planning for spring programs, and continue to promote the IC and QTRAC spaces and initiatives within the general student-body.

    Year 2~Responsibility/Function

    The FIT employee will be integral in training of new student workers, and continue to resource and recruit student workers, leveraging their abilities and interests to help support the initiatives. Student will help orient new workers throughout the semester and assist with organization of team-building activities to help strengthen the Worker-body between IC, QTRAC, and student club/group/org members. This FIT employee will create programs that promote cross-initiative involvement to foster unity amongst students served by the offices in the IC. Student will continue to work on campus involvement/co-sponsoring of events with other groups to help promote the DEI initiatives and include marginalized students.

    The FIT employee will help to create a student cohort, consisting of students who are capable of being the voice of the students served by the DEI, and are representative of our initiatives and their progress. These students will be the ones who are invited to listening sessions, panels, etc. and will also be responsible for rallying students for support in representation for identifying opportunities for the need for DEI work in aspects of campus.

    Year 3 ~ Responsibility/Function

    This FIT employee will act as a mentor to Student Workers, and help recognize students who are top-performers/driven for success to: a) fill role of the FIT student, and b) be the students to lead the future generation of Student Workers.

    By this point, the student within the FIT program would have gained the knowledge on how to recognize and leverage potential in their peers, have had experience being a leader, and the opportunity to build programs to address and promote diversity, equity and inclusion. The student should also be able to identify how DEI work can be implemented into their chosen career field.

    *Students are prohibited from driving during work-study employment with the limited exception of authorized work-study driver positions.

    ** All employees, including student employees, are required to participate in a short online training  that will prepare you with the new protocols for working on campus. Please click on the following link to complete your training:   http://rwu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a4aBCUkcc7Vl7QF

    https://www.rwu.edu/undergraduate/admission-aid/financial-aid/types-aid/student-employment/student-work-study-jobs/peace-peer-educator

    Job Description

    The PEACE program seeks a peer educator who can develop and deliver co-curricular educational programming on topics related to race, racism, racial justice, and racial equity.  This PEACE Peer Educator will join a strong team of student leaders who are responsible for collaborating on the design, development, oversight, advising, and delivery of the PEACE program at RWU.  In addition to responsibilities related to peer education, the PEACE Peer Educator will also manage the PEACE social media accounts, and be involved in recruitment and retention, community-building, event planning, organizing on and off campus field trips, general PEACE program management tasks, and will serve on the PEACE Advisory Committee.  The PEACE Peer Educator will be expected to sign a community agreement that is related to PEACE community values, and will be expected to attend all PEACE-related events throughout the academic year 2021-2022.  The PEACE program encourages applications from BIPOC students who are interested in taking this next step in their own professional and leadership development.

    PEACE (which stands for Peer Empowerment, Activism/Advocacy, and Community Engagement) is a community of students who value equity, diversity, inclusion, intercultural learning, community engagement, and social justice activism. The program seeks to build strong leaders who understand the importance of critical social justice literacy and fluency.  PEACE is a student-led, student-centered community that is overseen by the Intercultural Center.

     Hours per week: 6-8

    *Students are prohibited from driving during work-study employment with the limited exception of authorized work-study driver positions.

    ** All employees, including student employees, are required to participate in a short online training  that will prepare you with the new protocols for working on campus. Please click on the following link to complete your training: http://rwu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a4aBCUkcc7Vl7QF

    Department Information

    Contact Name

    Zoila Quezada

    Department

    Intercultural Center

    Phone Number

    401-254-3766

    Email

    zquezada@rwu.edu

    Coming soon:

     

    Bios of our Student Employees!