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AS Ethnic Student Center Cultural Education Coordinator 2020-2021

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Student Employee

Position Title AS Ethnic Student Center Cultural Education Coordinator 2020-2021
About the Department The ESC is a community that supports historically underrepresented ethnic students and allies by providing a social atmosphere and inclusive environment where we engage in identity exploration and strive for cultural awareness and academic excellence.
About the Position The ESC Cultural Education Coordinator outreaches to and educates the campus community on diverse issues and identities. They are responsible for facilitating the programming of Ethnic Student Center (ESC) general events and providing ESC club academic support. The position also provides programming for the Associated Students and facilitates events, offices and groups throughout the Western and Bellingham community.
Terms of Position

This is three quarter position. There is also a requirement to fulfill 40 hours of work time during the summer quarter for help with summer start and transitions. This position starts the Monday before summer classes begin and ends the Friday of finals week the following spring quarter. This position works an average of 15 hours per week. The position holder may work more some weeks and less other weeks depending on the office’s needs. The position holder is neither required nor expected to work during intersession, winter break or spring break.

Required Qualifications
  • Maintain a minimum credit load throughout term of position of 6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduates.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Effective organizational and time management skills. 

  • Ability to work independently and responsibly. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and opinions.  

  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve. 

  • Ability to communicate in an effective manner that is welcoming to wide variety of people. 

  • Knowledge or experience with Budget Management.  

  • Knowledge of department and the position’s responsibilities. 

  • Knowledge or background in event planning.  

  • Experience working with underrepresented student populations on campus 

  • Knowledge of diverse issues and identities 

  • Experience in group facilitation  

AS Employment Responsibilities
    • Attending all AS staff development events including, but not limited to: pre-fall orientation, pre-winter, pre-spring, and mid-quarter staff developments.  

    • Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations. 

    • Serving on search committees as designated by the AS Personnel Director 

      Serve the diverse membership of the Associated Students in a professional and ethical manner by:

      • Being familiar with and upholding the AS Charter, all WWU policies, and all AS policies including the Personnel Policy, Code of Conduct, and Program Standards.  

  • Ensure the legacy of this position by:

    • Working with supervisor and Personnel Director to revise and update position job description. 

    • Working with the previous position holder to complete a minimum of 15 hours of unpaid internship as well as providing a 15 hour internship to the incoming position holder. 

    • Developing and maintaining a legacy document as required by the AS Personnel Policy. 

AS Ethnic Student Center Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the operations of the Ethnic Students Center by:
    • Attending all ESC staff meetings as scheduled.
    • Devote an average of 15 hours a week to AS Business
    • Posting and maintaining 10 posted office hours per week
    • Assisting and participating in all ESC Building Unity Trainings throughout the year.
    • Working with the ESC staff and volunteers on projects.
    • Plan short – and long-term goals for the ESC with office staff and the ESC Coordinator
    • Serving at the front desk when needed.
  • Maintain a professional environment in the ESC by:
    • Establishing and maintaining an effective working relationship with all ESC staff and ESC club members. Staying informed of all ESC events and programming to provide support and act as a resource when needed.
    • Communicating with all ESC Staff about programs needs maintain communication with partnering organizations: Student Outreach Services, L.E.A.D.S, other relevant University offices.
    • Performing other ESC duties as assigned by the ESC Coordinator.
Position Responsibilities
  • Represent the interests of the AS ESC and the Associated Students by:
    • Maintaining a professional working relationship with the AS Vice President for Diversity and find opportunities of collaboration
    • Maintaining a professional working relationship with the Coordinator for Equity and Identity Resource Centers
    • Working collaboratively with the ESC Advocacy & Programming Coordinator on projects such as Publicity for ESC events and programs.
    • Outreaching to students during Summer Start, Transitions and other related events.
    • Assisting with the coordination of activities, materials, and tabling schedules for ESC involvement in campus events such as VU Late Night, Red Square Info Fair, AS Job Fair, and the Campus Activities Showcase.
    • Outreaching to Associated Students offices and WWU relevant departments to create collaborative programming
    • Staying informed of WWU relevant resources on campus for the ESC.
  • Support ESC student officers/leaders with organizational success by:
    • Working with the ESC Coordinator to develop budget plans for ESC programming budget FXXEPR.
    • Maintaining resources to assist student leaders in the AS program procedures.
    • Assisting the ESC Student Financial Manager to coordinate and plan the ESC Retreat events.
    • Serving as a resource for leadership development opportunities.
  •  Provide educational, social, and community building opportunities to the campus community in relation to the ESC mission by:
    • Planning and implementing general programs/events supporting the mission and purpose of the ESC as directed by the ESC Manager such as, but not limited to: MLK event, culture shock, brown bag discussions, end of the quarter (Fall and Winter) ESC community celebration, arranging for guest presenters
    • Working with ESC Coordinator to provide recommendations for ESC First-Year Interest Groups
    • Providing collaborative programming opportunities with Associated Students office, WWU departments, and Bellingham community organizations.
    • Presenting topics and/or facilitating discussions at some events
    • Maintaining a balanced representation in programming many intersecting identities.
    • Outreaching to faculty to solicit opportunities to give class presentations
    • Maintain a relationship with, collaborate, and hold some office hours at the Center for Education, Equity, and Diversity (CEED).
  •  Create an atmosphere of identity-inclusivity within the clubs/organizations and programs by:
    • Working with ESC clubs to expand their programming to include intersecting identities
    • Reflecting intersections of identity through all event planning within the position
    • Leading conversations of inclusivity and intersections identity during building unity planning
    • Collaborating with the Student Advocacy and Identity Resource Centers each quarter to ensure the representation of diverse identities
    • Outreaching specifically to other marginalized identity offices at WWU
Academic Emphasis All majors are encouraged to apply. 
Wage  Starting hourly wage of $15.15.
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter please also specifically address the following questions: 

1. Why are you interested in working for the Associated Students? 
2. Why are you interested in working in this position? 
3. What specific skills, knowledge, and/or experience (paid and volunteer) do you have that would help you be successful in this position? 
4. Will you be available for all mandatory AS Staff Development trainings (this will not conflict with school) including Summer Training on June 22nd, Fall Training between September 7th – 18th, Winter training on Jan 4th, and Spring training on March 29th
5. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview? 

Closing Date Notes Application open until April 10th.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.


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