Career & Tools
The Graduate Division is currently seeking applications for its Diversity and Outreach Peer Advisor position, which assists in the development and implementation of outreach and recruitment events designed to cultivate a highly qualified and diverse pool of graduate school applicants. The Peer Advisor also assists in fostering and maintaining an environment at UCSB that values and supports inclusivity and diversity. The priority application deadline is Monday, August 19.
The UCSB Graduate Division is currently seeking applications for its Diversity and Outreach Peer Advisor position, which assists in the development and implementation of outreach and recruitment events which are designed to cultivate a highly qualified and diverse pool of graduate school applicants. The Diversity and Outreach Peer Advisor also assists in fostering and maintaining an environment at UCSB that values and supports inclusivity and diversity. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Provide advice and assistance to prospective and current graduate students.
- Manage prospective students and university program visits (i.e. McNair Scholars Program).
- Give departmental presentations on UCSB resources.
- Provide administrative support and student mentoring for the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education, and Graduate Division sponsored summer undergraduate research programs: the Academic Research Consortium, CSU Sally Casanova, UC LEADS, and UC-HBCU.
- Facilitate graduate school preparation workshops, offered through summer bridge programs for undergraduates interested in pursuing graduate study at UCSB sponsored by the Graduate Division.
- Compile surveys, data, and program information.
- Contribute articles and announcements to the GradPost on diversity and outreach related themes, as well as more general topics related to graduate education.
- Develop programming for current graduate students that promotes and supports diversity.
- Facilitate communication amongst graduate student affinity groups and the Graduate Division's Outreach, Admission, and Diversity unit.
- Assist with campus-wide events and programming, including Grad Slam, Beyond Academia and New Student Orientation.
The Diversity and Outreach Advisor also holds drop-in office hours at the Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC) and works collaboratively with other peer advisors on workshops and events sponsored through the GSRC. The Peer Advisor responds to student requests for information or assistance and makes referrals as needed.
PAYMENT: $18.00 per hour, plus fee payment equivalent to TA-ship for 25% time-work
HOURS: 14-20 hours weekly (35%-50% appointment) during the academic year
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration given to applications received by Monday, August 19, 2019
- Has completed one year of graduate study in residence at UCSB, is in good academic standing, is within university time-to-degree standards, and meets all other standard student employment eligibility requirements;
- Is energetic and knowledgeable about the UCSB campus, demonstrates organizational abilities, and possesses good communication and interpersonal skills;
- Can represent graduate student interests and concerns, and is attentive to the goals of excellence and diversity in UCSB's graduate education;
- Knowledge of and interest in social media as a service to the graduate student population.
- Has familiarity of current trends of inclusivity and diversity in higher education;
- Has familiarity of current issues of sexual and gender diversity in higher education.
Additional Benefits: With the appropriate eligibility and approval, the position may be combined with a GSR or TA position, as long as the combined hours do not exceed 75% appointment (or 50% for international students). The Graduate Division will pay partial fees and graduate student health insurance (Gaucho Health Insurance) equivalent to those provided for TAs if other student academic appointments or awards do not provide these fees.
Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter indicating interests and highlighting relevant experience, along with a formal resume to Walter Boggan in the Graduate Division, 3117 Cheadle Hall, mail code 2070 or by e-mail to email@example.com by the priority deadline of Monday, August 19, 2019.