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 the listed deadlines.

Check out the Queer and Trans Resource and Advocacy Center positions below and email us for any additional information:

Job Description

DEI Student Employees 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 and the QTRAC (Queer & Trans Resource and Advocacy Center), while aligning with University-wide goals.

Students in this role are responsible for welcoming guests and creating an inviting environment in our campus spaces. Students within this role are encouraged to 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 fulfillment events, including but not limited to:
    • Open Houses
    • Accepted Students Days
  • Assist DEI staff with planning and execution of divisional programs and events
  • Collaborate with IC/QTRAC groups to promote cohesion and intersectionality
  • Create and disseminate marketing for DEI events
    • Manage social media posts on various platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, HawkLink/CORQ)
  • Creation, planning, and execution of programs centered around DEI for the RWU student community centered on personal areas of interest

Shifts in the physical centers require:

  • Greet all guests/students
  • General office support (answering the phone, making photocopies, etc.)
  • Run errands around campus
  • Direct inquires to the appropriate staff
  • Maintain cleanliness standards of kitchen and multipurpose spaces

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.

Open to all academic majors and disciplines

Scope of position:

Students employed in this position will provide the following marketable, real-world experience with: 

  • Public speaking
  • Meeting and discussing leadership
  • Introduction to working in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, incorporating DEI practices into a career area
  • Growth in autonomy and self-leadership through creating and executing programs while following the goals you established for the division and fellow students
  • Fliers, bulletin boards, use of web pages, and other methods for publicity and education demonstrate a creative edge to your work
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and promote equity and inclusion within a team

*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:

Starting Date

September 1, 2022

Department Information

Contact Name

Stephen Laliberte


Coming soon:

Bios of our 2022-2023 Student Employees!