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 2018-2019 academic year is eligible to apply for one of these new positions.
This year, GSAS is adding a third Diversity and Inclusion Fellow who will specifically focus on LGBTQ issues.
Responsibilities of Diversity and Inclusion Fellow: General
- Supporting the efforts of the GSAS Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs (ODMA)
- Fostering collaborations with ODMA student groups by attending student leadership meetings and participating in recruitment efforts and outreach
- Planning events on behalf of ODMA
- Identifying needed areas of support for GSAS
- Maintaining calendar of ODMA-supported student group events
- Developing a list of available funding opportunities for student groups
- Collaborating with leadership of GSAS student groups, including Du Bois Graduate Society, MBSH, LGBTQ@GSAS, and HGWISE
- Interfacing with Dudley Fellows and other Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellows across the University
- Holding semesterly meetings with student leaders to discuss issues and plans for increasing efforts related to D&I
- Managing a small budget for relevant programming
Responsibilities of Diversity and Inclusion Fellow: LGBTQ-focused
In addition to the duties above, the LGBTQ-focused fellow will be responsible for:
- Forging relationships between LGBTQ@GSAS and other ODMA student groups by attending student leadership meetings and participating in recruitment efforts and outreach
- Planning events for the GSAS LGBTQ+ Community
- Identifying and advocating for needed areas of support for LGBTQ+ Students at GSAS
- Maintaining calendar of LGBTQ+ events across the university and the LGBTQ@GSAS Website
- Holding regular meetings with LGBTQ@GSAS Leadership to discuss issues and plans for increasing efforts related to D&I
Diversity Fellows must commit to 2 semesters, averaging 10-15 hours/week. Summer availability a plus. Workspace provided in Cambridge but must be willing to attend events and meetings on both the Cambridge and Longwood campuses.
Compensation for the Academic Year:
Please submit: resume, 1 page cover letter, and a list of two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate if you are applying for the General fellowship, the LGBTQ-focused fellowship, or both (note: students may only hold one position at a time).
There is one position available in each category. 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.
Deadline: January 11, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.