Diversity & Inclusion Office
Position: Program Assistant Intern
Description/Background: The Diversity & Inclusion Office (D&I) is the principle vehicle to guide the implementation of our diversity and inclusion strategies and programs. The D&I coordinates diversity programming and provides oversight of compliance for Affirmative Action/EEO and ADA policies. We mediate and resolve conflicts related to uncivil behavior, harassment and discrimination.
The Program Assistant Intern will assist in design, planning and implementation of enhanced programming for the Building Brighter Futures Program as well as assist with events and programs offered by the Diversity and Inclusion Office (D&I). The Building Brighter Futures (BBF) Program is a summer employment initiative conducted in partnership with the Worcester Public Schools (WPS). The program provides bright, talented WPS students with a valuable introduction to the world of professional work.
The Program Assistant Intern will work with Community Outreach and D&I to create engaging student programing that promotes awareness of work norms, expectations and supports career exploration for BBF students. The Program Assistant will also provide group mentoring to BBF students. An additional opportunity is available to develop and implement an evaluation of BBF programming in partnership with Learning and Development. The Intern may also pursue opportunities to shadow in other areas of D&I.
The Program Assistant intern will also provide logistical support to SEED Symposium. The Synthesis Engagement and Elevation to Eliminate Disparities (SEED) Symposium uses cutting-edge approaches to generate new findings and resources to eliminate health disparities. Sponsored by the UMass Center for Health Equity Intervention Research (CHEIR), the themes for the Symposium are rooted in CHEIR’s overall approach to achieving health equity: multidisciplinary focus, multiple levels of intervention, culturally-responsive practices, and the use of storytelling as a research tool.
The Program Assistant Intern will also assist in updating the Diversity Tool Kit. The Diversity Tool Kit is a designed as a resource for improving interpersonal relations, increasing understanding, and furthering world class service for our diverse patient population. By heightening awareness, enhancing communication and developing better cultural competence we keep patients first.
- College Junior or Senior majoring in Management, Human Resources, Social Sciences or related field
- Must be highly organized and detail oriented
- Ability to manage multiple projects
- Clear and grammatically correct written communication skills
- Ability to interact effectively with people of different backgrounds
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Minimum Word and Excel)
- Successful experience coaching, leading, mentoring and or teaching Secondary school students
- Demonstrated good presentation skills or interest in learning presentation skills
- Experience with conducting youth programs or leading youth groups
- Completion of a Statistics or Data Analysis course
- Knowledge of using SPSS for descriptive statistics a plus