Category: Part-time, Graduate Assistant
The Multicultural Affairs and Dean of Students Department has an opening for a Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Affairs and Student Support. The position is part time, 28 hours per week starting August, 15 2021, and will report to the Associate Vice President for Multicultural Affairs and Dean of Students.
The Graduate Assistant (GA) provides primary support to the work of the Multicultural Affairs Office providing services to the ENC Community that recognize and respect the presence of diverse groups, acknowledging and valuing socio-cultural difference, and seek to encourage and enable their contributions which empower all. The GA provides secondary support to the Student Development Division assisting the Vice President in programmatic and case-management efforts and the Director fo Student Conduct and Care to strengthen student retention.
Graduate assistant compensation/benefits include Graduate Tuition, Campus Housing, Meal Plan or Meal Stipend
Graduate assistants must be enrolled full-time in an Eastern Nazarene College graduate program.
- Multicultural Affairs Pact support:
- Assist in the recruiting and training of students to participate in mutual academic support activities.
- Counsel and provide support to students involved in mutual support pacts.
- Support the coordination of ongoing workshops and training in student mutual support skills.
- Multicultural Affairs Media Support
- Coordinate the production of Multicultural Affairs newsletter.
- Coordinate a robust social media presence.
- Maintain and update Multicultural Affairs website.
- Multicultural Affairs Office Support
- Assist in program planning, implementation and assessment of workshops and seminars geared towards students, staff and faculty.
- Provide guidance and referral for students with questions around race, culture and ethnicity.
- Assist with the coordination of Commuter Student activities.
- Student Retention Support
- Assist in developing communication strategies that help connect students to relevant campus resources to promote their growth and success.
- Assist in analyzing exit interviews, student satisfaction inventories, and other student engagement measurements.
- Serve on and provide support to the Retention Response Team in managing retention risks on campus.
- Collaborates with other Student Development departments and the broader campus community to facilitate a seamless educational experience and foster holistic student development. This will include college committee assignments.
- Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Student Transitions
- A bachelor’s degree is required with preference given to candidates with a minimum of 1-3 years of experience in roles related to student life areas.
- Experience in student affairs at small, private, liberal arts colleges either professionally or educationally is preferred.
- Must have an established record of excellent mentoring relationships with students, collegial relationships with staff and faculty.
- Excellent event management skills and strong organizational and administrative skills are also necessary.
- Graduate Assistants must be admitted to and maintain enrollment in an ENC graduate program.
- A strong and vibrant Christian faith that connects to the mission, vision, and values of the college is required.
Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, and provide a statement of faith – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your Christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement – to email@example.com.
Who We Are
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.
Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc2020.wpengine.com
Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.
Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact
ENC Student Development Mission:
The mission of Student Development is to support the mission of the College by fostering a distinctly Christian living and learning community that facilitates the holistic development of students. Valuing the diversity of our students, we seek to cultivate and empower their personal growth, health, and success in order to enrich their total learning experience and prepare them to lead and serve in the world.
Resident Life Purpose Statement:
The purpose of residential life at ENC is to provide a living/learning environment that encourages holistic student development in the everyday living experiences of students. Living in the residence halls at ENC encourages students to grow spiritually, personally, and professionally as they live and lean together in an intentional environment that fosters student success.
- Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
- Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
- Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
- Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
- Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
- Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
- Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
- Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
- Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
- Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.
ENC Lifestyle Guidelines
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.
Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.*
*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.