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2018-19 Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA) Positions with GO-MAP - GO-MAP University of Washington

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Full-time position
Closing Date: May 10, 2018
Job #12473
Posted: April 10, 2018

2018-19 Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA) Positions with GO-MAP

GO-MAP is seeking two GSAs to be members of a highly collaborative team and serve a primary role in the overall coordination and implementation of programs and events that support outreach and recruitment; retention and professional development; and Graduate School Advancement initiatives focused on serving graduate students of color at the University of Washington. Emphasis placed on applicants who have demonstrated experience and a passion and commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion.

About GO-MAP
The Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) is a unit of The Graduate School and works with the University to provide an innovative and inclusive graduate student community and experience. GO-MAP takes a leadership role in the recruitment and support of ethnic minority and underrepresented graduate students at the UW. We help build community on and off campus while enhancing scholarship and research. By providing opportunities for graduate students of color to learn and grow through experiences rich in cultural, ethnic and racial diversity, GO-MAP simultaneously enriches the environment for all students, staff, and faculty.

Appointment Period
One academic year commitment from September 16, 2018 to June 15, 2019 (Summer 2018 start date negotiable)

University of Washington graduate students enrolled full-time (minimum of 10 credits per quarter) throughout appointment.

Application Deadline
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Position Responsibilities (shared between 2 GSAs)
Enhancing Graduate Student Experience
GO-MAP is committed to building a strong sense of community among our graduate students of color, faculty, staff and campus partners. Students regularly stop by our office to ask questions, inquire about resources, or simply to talk and gain a sense of community. Applicants must be comfortable meeting new people of diverse backgrounds, initiating conversation, and contributing to a welcoming atmosphere both in the office and at GO-MAP events. Tasks include liaison to the GO-MAP Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB), serving on internal and external committees, engaging with graduate students during events, keeping a pulse on graduate student concerns and needs around race and equity, leading student activities, and identifying UW tri-campus collaboration opportunities on the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses.

Event Planning
GO-MAP regularly hosts one event a week. Tasks include developing and monitoring project management lists, venue and catering reservations, coordinating guest speakers and volunteers, drafting talking points, and other event related duties as needed.

Communications and Marketing
Communication efforts to graduate students of color and the campus community are vital in GO-MAP’s programming and success. Tasks include developing a communications plan and targeted marketing strategies for events and programming using online tools and print such as Eventbrite, MailChimp, Facebook, Instagram, SurveyMonkey, Wordpress, etc. Additionally, the GSAs are responsible for producing frequent, engaging, and culturally competent marketing copy.

Evaluation and Assessment
Data collection and assessment is essential to GO-MAP and The Graduate School. Collection and processing of enrollment, event, programming and marketing data to inform and assess trends and effectiveness are required. GSAs are responsible for developing and implementing evaluation tools to assess programming and processes outcomes.

Other Duties as Needed
Support overall operations of the office including providing office coverage, answering phones, responding to general GO-MAP emails and attending weekly staff meetings.


• Demonstrated experience working with diverse campus and community populations, particularly U.S. racial and ethnic
minoritized groups
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion
• Highly organized, analytical and motivated individual that shows initiative
• Ability to work in a collaborative team setting but also independently
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong event planning background
• Work approximately 20 hours a week within the Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM work week (schedule is negotiable on
a quarterly basis and as duties dictate) and availability to work minimal evenings and weekends
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word)
• UW graduate student enrolled full-time (minimum of 10 credits per quarter) as of Summer or Autumn 2018

Strongly Desired Skills
• Strong public speaker
• Experience in communication and marketing
• Knowledge of and experience in using graphic design tools and social media
• Videography, graphic design abilities
• Experience in data analysis, evaluation and assessment and reporting

How to Apply:

Graduate Opportunity and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) click link to log into a google doc application.