(IUB) GA for Graduate Student Male Advocates and Allies for Equity

Position Description

Advocates for Equity is an IU group of male faculty, working as an auxiliary to the Center of Excellence for Women & Technology, who interface primarily with other men to promote and support gender equity efforts at Indiana University. Thus far, more than 200 faculty men have participated in a workshop to focus on promoting more equitable environments for all. This new assistantship will work with the faculty Advocates group to launch an initiative that focuses on building a network of graduate men Allies who serve as gender equity advocates on the IU campus. The person in this position will report to the CEW&T Executive Director and will work with the Advocate and Allies Faculty Chair and team.

Responsibilities

  • Launch, build, and grow an engaged CEW&T learning community of male allies with a focus on the graduate student population.
  • Create a strategic plan for the team and include mission, goals, marketing, implementation plan and desired outcomes.
  • Schedule workshops, schedule/lead workshops and related events, and recruit peer advocates, market to graduate students
  • Provide timely reports to Advocates and CEW&T regarding marketing plans, attendance, and assessment information following various programs.
  • Commit to CEW&T’s mission and to the goals of the team to develop a meaningful community.
  • Serve as a CEW&T role model on IU’s campus.
  • Be an advocate for women and underrepresented groups.
  • Attend monthly Allies and Advocates faculty meetings.
  • Submit weekly progress reports to Advocates and Allies chair and CEW&T director.
  • Assist with and participate in the Faculty Advocate program during the academic year.

Remuneration

97% of tuition and fees for up to 9 credits per semester + a stipend of $18-20,000 for 20 hours per week while classes are in session beginning Fall 2019.

Qualifications

Required

  • Enrolled graduate student at IU Bloomington for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Supportive of CEWiT’s mission and willing to learn new skills
  • Experience working with students
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Interest in equity issues
  • Ability to plan and execute programs and events with little supervision

Preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership ability and initiative
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others

Interested applications should submit a resume and cover letter to Dr. Maureen Biggers, CEW&T Executive Director atcewit@indiana.edu. Posting will remain open until the position is filled.

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