Student Employment

Kalamazoo Promise intern (paid)

General summary

This position supports the Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program at Western Michigan University and its students by assisting with the coordination of the KPSP peer mentor program, engaging in student outreach activities and other initiatives related to increasing retention and graduation rates of Kalamazoo Promise scholarship recipients at WMU.

Major duties

  • Assists in the identification and tracking of incoming students at WMU including new and transfer students.

  • Assists with programming and events for Promise students at WMU.

  • Assists with the coordination of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholars peer mentor program.

  • Attends Kalamazoo Promise Scholars activities, events and meetings.

  • Coordinates mid-semester progress report processes.

  • Coordinates the scholarship acceptance form process, including maintaining record of completed forms, and transmitting completed forms to the Promise office.

  • Engages in outreach to prospective students, currently enrolled students, and enrolled students who are not in good academic standing.

  • Enters meeting summaries into the Kalamazoo Promise database.

  • May represent the Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program at WMU or community events.

Qualifications

  • Ability to commit to work between 15-20 hours per week.
  • Ability to plan and work effectively as a team member.
  • Enrolled as a junior or senior in a degree-granting program at WMU related to social work, education, psychology, sociology, communication or similar.
  • Have a cumulative WMU grade point average of 3.0 or higher or be able to demonstrate your ability to fulfill the responsibilities required of this position.
  • Knowledge of navigating the WMU environment.
  • Possess excellent communication, leadership, organizational and multitasking skills.

Document submission

Complete applications will include a resume and a cover letter. The cover letter should highlight why you feel you would be a good fit for this position and how this position aligns with your current major or career goals.

Please submit all materials to the attention of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program via email to kalamazoo-promise@wmich.edu, via fax (269) 387-6331, in-person to 1003 Adrian Trimpe Building or via mail to:

Western Michigan University

Attention: Lauren Carney

Program Manager

Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

1903 W. Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5372

Kalamazoo Promise Peer Mentor

Details

Expected hire date: Fall 2018.

Approximately 5 to 10 hours per week.

General summary

This position supports the Kalamazoo Promise Scholars program and its students by meeting one-on-one with other Kalamazoo Promise recipients to provide guidance for transition to college life, enhancing/developing of life skills, and promoting academic success. This position also serves to represent the Kalamazoo Promise Scholars program on campus and in the community.

Major duties

  •  Provide peer mentorship, academic review, tutoring, and referral services to mentees in a group or individual setting.
  • Meet with assigned mentees on a regular (usually weekly) basis and maintain student activity logs.
  • Assist mentees in building their schedules, developing individualized success plans, and facilitate the development of study skills and time management techniques in mentees.
  • Attend all scheduled activities, events, and meetings related to the mentor program.
  • Work as a team to plan and host events for Kalamazoo Promise students.
  • Facilitate growth within the Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Community.
  • Represent the Kalamazoo Promise Scholars program at WMU, KPS or related events.
  • Commit to serving as a peer mentor for at least one academic year.

Qualifications

Be available for full day trainings on August 20 and 21, 2018.

Recipient of Kalamazoo Promise scholarship.

Enrolled as a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student in a degree-granting program at WMU.

Have a cumulative WMU grade point average of 3.0 or better OR cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better with demonstrated academic improvement over the past two semesters.

Be able to commit to 1-2 hour weekly training each semester.

Ability to provide supportive tutoring or study assistance for fellow WMU students.

Be able to plan and work effectively as a team member.

Possess excellent communication, leadership, organizational and multitasking skills.

Document submission

Complete applications will include a resume and a cover letter. The cover letter should highlight why you feel you would be a good fit for this position and how this position aligns with your current major or career goals.

Please submit all materials to the attention of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program via email to kalamazoo-promise@wmich.edu, via fax (269) 387-6331, in-person to 1003 Adrian Trimpe Building or via mail to:

Western Michigan University

Attention: Lauren Carney

Program Manager

Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

1903 W. Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5372

Office Assistant within lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender student services

Details

Expected hire date: Fall 2018.

Number of hours per week varies, likely between 6 to 8 hours per week.

Students must be eligible for a federal work study award for this position.

General summary

Provides administrative and general office support. Supports education and outreach program development and implementation.

Major duties

  •  Works with people from diverse backgrounds including those of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally community.
  • Assists with program development and implementation, produce reports and other internal and external written communication as needed.
  • Supports program development/implementation and resource referrals.
  • Works with administrators, faculty, staff and community representatives.
  • Uses word-processing and spreadsheet software in order to produce and edit letters, memos, reports, statistical tables and other documents.
  • Answers phone calls, greets clients, and directs clients and phones calls to appropriate agents.

Qualifications

  • Eligible for federal work study award.
  • Enrolled at WMU at least half time.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Interest in working with diverse communities including but not limited to LGBT people.

Preferred qualifications

  • Customer service experience.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with Western Michigan University campus community.

Document submission

Please submit a cover letter and resume or a Universal Student Employment Application located on Career and Student Employment’s website:  http://www.wmich.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/u90/2013/universal_student_application.pdf

 via email to LBGT-director@wmich.edu or by mail to:

 Western Michigan University; Attention: Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services, Adrian Trimpe Building, 1903 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5372.

Office Assistant within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Details

Expected hire date: Fall 2018.

Number of hours per week varies, likely between 6 to 8 hours per week.

Students must be eligible for a federal work study award for this position.

General summary

Provides administrative and general office support, as well as supports education and outreach programming.

Major duties

  •  Works with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Works with all constituents of the office including administrators, faculty and staff, and community representatives.
  • Attends meetings as assigned.
  • Assists with program development and implementation; Researches best practices.
  • Communicates information to others within the office and/or within the constituent list.
  • May assist in instructing other student employees.
  • Uses word-processing and spreadsheet software to produce and edit letters, memos, reports, spreadsheets, and other documents.
  • Greets customers and answers multi-line phone.
  • Answers primarily routine questions and directs customers and calls to appropriate individuals and departments. 

Qualifications

  • Eligible for federal work study award.
  • Enrolled at WMU at least half time.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Some general office experience is preferred.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word.

Document submission

Please submit a cover letter and resume or a Universal Student Employment Application located on Career and Student Employment’s website:  http://www.wmich.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/u90/2013/universal_student_application.pdf

 via email to enedelia.cruz@wmich.edu or by mail to:

 Western Michigan University; Attention: Enedelia Cruz, Business Manager Associate Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Adrian Trimpe Building, 1903 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5372.

Staff on Duty (SOD) for the Multicultural Center and "Our Space"

Details

Expected hire date: Ongoing.

Number of hours per week varies, likely between 8 to 12 hours per week.

Students must be eligible for a federal work study award for this position.

General summary

The position is the Staff on Duty to supervise weekend and/or after-hours events held in the Multicultural Center (MCC) and to supervise drop-in hours for "Our Space," both located in the Adrian Trimpe Building.

Major duties

  •  Assure compliance with policies and procedures: Student Code, Employee Handbook, Registered Student Organization Handbook, and Guidelines for Copyright and General Information Use.
  • Assist with the setup, tear down, and cleanup of each event.
  • Available to provide customer service for the event coordinator.
  • Answer questions related to room/building and equipment usage.
  • Responsible for locking/unlocking Multicultural Center, Our Space, and conference room.
  • Responsible for completing tasks while on duty that contribute to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion VP Area, including but not limited to: research, social media communications, and review of educational materials.

Qualifications

  • Eligible for federal work study award.
  • Enrolled at WMU at least half time.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Willing to work short-notice evening/weekend hours.
  • Experience with basic technology such as an audio system and television.

Document submission

Please submit a Universal Student Employment Application located on Career and Student Employment’s website:  http://www.wmich.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/u90/2013/universal_student_application.pdf

 via email to kaylyn.a.smith@wmich.edu, via fax (269) 387-6331, or by mail to:

 Western Michigan University; Attention: Kaylyn Smith, Space Coordinator; Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Adrian Trimpe Building, 1903 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5372.

Student Helpdesk Assistant Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Details

Expected hire date: Fall 2018.

Number of hours per week varies, likely between 6 to 12 hours per week.

Students must be eligible for a federal work study award for this position.

General summary

This position assists in maintaining Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) workstations, servers, and associated software. The position provides end-user technical support and server administration under the direction of the Director of Information Technology. Some work on websites, databases, and physical labor may be required.

Major duties

  • Provides technical support for the staff and faculty of all ODI units. Serves as a technical consultant to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Trains/guides staff, student employees, and visitors in hardware and software usage.
  • Assists with examining, implementing, and maintaining hardware/software to meet department technical needs.
  • Assists in monitoring and securing all information technology and physical assets in facilities, offices, and labs.
  • Assists with maintenance of departmental web and file servers.
  • Provides guidance to Helpdesk assistant/MCC Supervisor in all technology matters.
  • Maintains Spiceworks application and is fully trained in Meraki MDM.
  • Prepares online and/or hard copy documentation of system and user applications.

Qualifications

  • Eligible for federal work study award.
  • Enrolled at WMU at least half time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills and motivated work ethic.

Preferred qualifications

  • PC troubleshooting and repair experience.
  • Familiarity with PC laptops, IPads, iPhones, Android Tablets and cell phones.
  • Familiarity with Spiceworks IT management software.
  • Experience with Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Server (2012/2008R2).
  • SQL and database design experience.
  • PHP, Java, and/or other server side languages.

Document submission

Please submit a Universal Student Employment Application located on Career and Student Employment’s website:  http://www.wmich.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/u90/2013/universal_student_application.pdf

 via email to william.r.craft@wmich.edu, via fax (269) 387-6331, or by mail to:

 Western Michigan University; Attention: William Craft, Director of Information Technology; Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Adrian Trimpe Building, 1903 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5372.