Any GSAS student who is currently a G-2 or above, in good standing, and registered in the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the 2021-2022 academic year is eligible to apply for one of these positions.

The Diversity and Inclusion Fellows work within the Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs. Below are duties specific to each role.

1. Diversity and Inclusion Fellow: LGBTQ-focused

  • Supporting the efforts of the GSAS Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs (ODMA)
  • Supporting LGBTQ@GSAS and other ODMA student affinity groups by attending student leadership meetings, participating in recruitment efforts and outreach, and providing administrative and logistical support for student group events
  • Planning and coordinating events for the GSAS LGBTQ+ community
  • Identifying and advocating for needed areas of support for LGBTQ+ students at GSAS
  • Maintaining a calendar of LGBTQ+ events across the University and the LGBTQ@GSAS website
  • Facilitating collaborations between the leadership of LGBTQ@GSAS and other GSAS student affinity groups
  • Interfacing with the GSAS Student Center fellows, GSAS Student Council, and diversity fellows across the University
  • Meeting with LGBTQ@GSAS leadership to discuss issues and plans for increasing efforts related to diversity and inclusion

Commitment

Diversity fellows must commit to two academic terms. Workspace provided in Cambridge but must be willing to attend events and meetings on both the Cambridge and Longwood campuses (once COVID-related restrictions are lifted). Must also attend bi-weekly meetings with the ODMA team. May also continue over summer term.

Compensation for the Academic Year

$6,000. Pro-rated stipend continued during summer, if applicable.

Application

Please submit a resume, a one-page cover letter, and the name and contact information of two references to Katie Saibara. International students are further advised to reach out to HIO to ensure that their visa status will allow for them to hold (additional) employement for ~10 hours per week. 

One position is available. Applicants must be able to work with individuals and groups that our office serves, including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ communities, and other underrepresented groups and individuals. In your cover letter, in addition to discussing your interest and background, please share how you will contribute to advancing the mission of the Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs. 

 

2. Diversity and Inclusion Fellow

  • Supporting the efforts of the GSAS Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs (ODMA)
  • Event planning
  • Helping GSAS to identify needed areas of support
  • Participating in recruitment and outreach
  • Working with the leadership of GSAS student groups, including Du Bois Graduate Society, MBSH, LGBTQ@GSAS, HGWISE and potentially interfacing with other diversity and inclusion offices across the University
  • Liaison with GSAS Student Center fellows and other diversity, equity, and inclusion fellows across the University
  • Special projects

Commitment

Diversity fellows must commit to two semesters. Workspace TBD, depending on-campus access policies due to COVID-19. Also must attend bi-weekly meetings with the ODMA team. May also continue over summer term.

Compensation for the Academic Year

$6,000. Pro-rated stipend continued during summer, if applicable.

Application

Please submit a resume, a one-page cover letter, and the name and contact information of two references to Katie Saibara. International students are further advised to reach out to HIO to ensure that their visa status will allow for them to hold (additional) employement for ~10 hours per week. 

One at-large position is available. Applicants must be able to work with individuals and groups that our office serves, including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ communities, and other underrepresented groups and individuals. In your cover letter, in addition to discussing your interest in the position and background, please share how you will contribute to advancing the mission of the Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs.