Graduate & Undergraduate Student Employees

Working at the Intercultural Center and QTRAC offer students unique opportunities to engage in campus initiatives to create a more equitable campus. Students of any major or graduate program are welcome to work in the QTRAC.

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:

Graduate Assistant: Queer and Trans Student Initiatives Programming

Position Description

The Queer and Trans Student Initiatives Programming Graduate Assistant is a 9-month, 7 hour/week position that supports activities of the Queer and Trans Resource and Advocacy Center (QTRAC) while pursuing a graduate degree. Starting in Fall 2023, the Graduate Assistant will support queer and trans student initiatives in a variety of ways.

Essential Functions
  • Create and plan programs specific to the support of queer and trans students
  • Serve as a resource advisor to queer and trans living-learning community (LLC).
  • Create partnerships with campus partners for relationship building, networking, and mentoring for students
  • Assist with planning of educational, social, and networking programs
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies for events
  • Assist with the Safe Zone Training Program
  • Collaborate with students, student clubs and organizations, staff, faculty, offices, and departments
  • Maintain regular office hours throughout the week
  • Graduate Assistants must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, which is required for satisfactory academic progress in RWU graduate programs.
  • Adhere to strict confidentiality policies (and sign confidentiality agreements) when working with students and accessing student records.
  • Be in good academic and judicial standing with the University.
  • Hands-on experience working in a dynamic environment
  • Approximately 7 hours/week paid at $15/hour for 100 hours per semester.
Required Qualifications

Applicants must be accepted into a graduate program at Roger Williams University prior to starting the position. The graduate assistantship can support and complement the student’s field of study. 

Strong commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment required

Strong background knowledge of LGBTQIA+ identities and related topics

Strong communication and organizational skills required

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in event planning and involvement in co-curricular activities as an undergraduate preferred

Preference is given to candidates accepted into a two-year graduate program

Placement Term

The position will be effective for the Fall 2023 semester with preference given to candidates who can continue in the role through the 2023-2025 academic years. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for one (1) professional reference (please include full name, your relationship to the person, a contact number, and an active email address).

Please submit all application materials directly to Jamie Wire at

Job Description

The Queer & Trans Resource & Advocacy Center (QTRAC) is an office of the University within the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Division. Our purpose is to directly support the needs of queer and trans folks on campus while also educating the broader Roger community about LGBTQIA+ identities and topics.

As a QTRAC Student Assistant you will:

  • Assist with the QTRAC’s signature events and programs
  • Develop and deliver trainings and workshops to student groups about LGBTQIA+ identities and topics
  • Develop informational resources and social media content in order to promote the center
  • Identify and see to completion a passion project that incorporates your specific interests and helps the QTRAC fulfill its purpose
  • Attend student staff meetings and one on one meetings with the Assistant Director of the QTRAC
  • Welcome visitors into the center and assist them if they have questions
  • Help maintain a safe and healthy work environment within the center
  • Assist with open houses and accepted student days by representing the QTRAC for prospective students and their families

Special Skills Needed: 

  • No previous work experience is required
  • Knowledge of LGBTQIA+ topics
  • Passion for working with and for queer & trans folks

Academic Major Preferred: 

  • Students of all majors and academic areas are welcome to apply

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

Starting Date

August 30, 2023

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume.

Please submit all application materials directly to Jamie Wire at

Coming soon:

Bios of our Student Employees!