The Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC) invites applications for a 25% time Graduate Assistantship (G.A.) for the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters 2014-2015. The stipend will be for 10 hours per week. Students must meet the criteria outlined in the Policy on the Appointment of Graduate Assistants. To review criteria or for additional general information on UIC graduate assistantships, see: http://grad.uic.edu/cms/?pid=1000081
.This position will begin May 12, 2014.
The AARCC Graduate Assistant will be assigned to work with the Asian American Mentor Program (AAMP), a peer mentor program now in its 8th year. The G.A. will assist the AARCC Director or Associate Director in supervising the staff of approximately 26 Peer Mentors in working with 60 or more first- year Asian American students at UIC. The G.A. will also coordinate workshops and events for AAMP starting in summer for Summer College and assist with recruiting incoming 1st year students to the program for the Fall. Additional responsibilities will include assisting the AARCC Staff with other programs related to Asian American students. Most hours will need to be in the afternoon, with rare early evening hours.
The ideal candidate will have experience coordinating student activities and workshops, leadership training, as well as with counseling, advising, or peer mentor programs. Applicants should be well-organized, possess strong communication skills, and be able to work effectively with diverse student populations, particularly 1st generation college and Asian American students. Preferred academic backgrounds include education, psychology, social work, or a related field.
For fullest consideration, please EMAIL* letter of interest and résumé by 9:00 AM on Monday, February 3rd to:
Jeffrey Alton, Associate Director
*Please note that we will not be accepting any resumes dropped off to our office*