Thank you for your interest in Student Employment with the Department of Multicultural Life. We offer students the opportunity to apply for several positions through a centralized process. You will be able to rank and apply for all the positions that interest you. The Department of Multicultural Life, through the Lealtad-Suzuki Center, the Cultural House, the Emerging Scholars Program, and other initiatives, believes that campus diversity can lead to intentional educational opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Macalester strives to encourage and maintain an optimal learning environment that honors multiple perspectives and works toward equity and social justice, and the DML provides leadership to the campus community to help address these efforts.

DML Application Checklist

  • Returner Student Employment Application Form
  • New Student Employment Application Form
  • Student Volunteer Application Form
  • Resume & 2 references: Submit with DML online application
  • Paid Positions: Apply for a minimum of 2 positions: You will be given the opportunity to rank your choices. Doing so will provide the DML with flexibility to more equally distribute staff based on skills and interest.
  • Paid Positions: JobX Application: Available March 2018

Selection Timeline & Important Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017;  5:00-6:00 PM: DML info session. C-House
  • Thursday, February 2, 2017: Returner Student Employment Application due
  • Monday, February 6, 2017: Follow-up interviews for returning DML students begin
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017: New Applicants & All Volunteers  Application due
  • Monday, February 20, 2017: Individual interviews for new student applicants & volunteers begin
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 4:30-6:00 PM: Group interview process for all applicants, Kagin 1st floor
  • Friday, March 3, 2017: Position offers sent
  • Monday, March 6, 2017: Position offer responses due
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:30-6:00 PM: Spring Orientation for selected student staff
  • Monday, August 21, 2017: DML Marketing and Social Media Assistants, C-House and GSRC Program Assistant will be expected to be on campus
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017: DML Student Staff Training begins

Eligibility & Expectations

All of the positions within the Department of Multicultural Life offer excellent opportunities to develop skills in leadership, facilitation, program planning, event coordination, and time management. In order to be an effective addition to the Department of Multicultural Life, student applicants should meet the following eligibility requirements and expectations:

Eligibility

  • Be in good academic standing with the college
  • Be actively involved in the Macalester community
  • Have experience and/or interest in multicultural education and social justice work
  • Not be committed to being an RA, or an ISP Mentor.

Expectations

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with a staff team
  • Demonstrate leadership and initiative
  • Willingness to learn and accept new challenges
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Responsible, dependable and self-motivated
  • Maintain ongoing communication with supervisors through regular contact (i.e. email, phone, in person)
  • Act as an ambassador for the Department of Multicultural Life both on and off campus
  • Be a good steward of the Cultural House

DML Student Employment Opportunities

Student employees are integral to the work of the DML in actualizing our mission and goals. The DML has four areas of student employment:

  • DML Program Assistants
  • C-House and GSRC Program Assistant
  • DML Marketing and Social Media Assistants
  • Scholar Mentors in the Emerging Scholars Program, a collaboration between the DML and the Macalester Academic Excellence (MAX) Center.

Live in Cultural House

In addition, there are 10 student spaces available to live in the Cultural House. There is a place in the application for you to mark your level of interest in living in the Cultural House. All students selected to work in the DML will be expected to move-in and be present at our mandatory training on, Saturday, August 26th, no later than noon. C-House and GSRC Program Assistant along with the DML Marketing and Social Media Assistants will be required to move-in August 21st for more targeted training.

DML Program Assistants | 8-10 hours/week

Students in this position will assist in the development of programs and workshops to increase the multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills of Macalester students and to create an inclusive campus community. Students in this position will also provide outreach and collaboration with other departments, residence life staff, and student organizations.

DML Program Assistants Qualifications

  • Knowledge of DML mission and programs
  • Experience with facilitation, program planning, and event coordination
  • Knowledge of Macalester College policies, resources, and services
  • Experience with receptionist duties (i.e., answering calls, filing, scheduling appointments, etc.)
  • Experience working on or leading a collaborative team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software

DML Program Assistants Job Responsibilities

  • Create and facilitate programming (i.e. SPEAK!, Trenzas, C-House Block Party, C-House Poetry Slam, (An)Other Story Circle, Soup & Substance, and C-House Arts Open House)
  • Promote student awareness and participation in DML programs and services
  • Staff DML office hours and perform front desk functions (schedule appointments and administrative duties)
  • Update and maintain departmental resources
  • Work in collaboration with DML Program Assistants, DML Marketing and Media Assistants, C-House and Program Assistant, ESP Scholar Mentors, Cultural Organizations, and community groups to provide students opportunities to engage in dialogue and conversation across cultural differences
  • Participate in Department of Multicultural Life events
  • Other duties as assigned

C-House & Program Assistant | 8-10 hours/week

The C-House and Program Assistant is responsible for the marketing and social media of C-House signature events such as the C-House Block Party, Poetry Slam, Arts Expression and In the Kitchen With...This position will assist DML program assistants in the development, planning and implementation of the C-House signature programs. In addition, the C-House and Program Assistant with coordinate events and publicity in collaboration with the Co-Chairs.

C-House & Program Assistant Qualifications

  • Strong facilitation, time management, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of the mission and programs in both the C-House
  • Knowledge of Macalester College policies, resources, and services
  • Program management and event planning
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Publisher

C-House & Program Assistant Job Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in the marketing and program planning of the C-House Block Party, Poetry Slam, Arts Expression, and In the Kitchen With...
  • Report  directly  to  the  Assistant  Director of  the LSC       
  • Staff DML office hours and perform front desk functions (schedule appointments and administrative duties)
  • Update and maintain departmental resources
  • Work collaboratively with Co-Chairs on programming
  • Participate in and be present at DML events
  • Work in collaboration with the DML Program Assistants, DML Marketing and Media Assistants,  ESP  Scholar  Mentors, Cultural Organizations, and community groups to provide students opportunities to engage in dialogue and conversation across cultural differences
  • Other duties as assigned

DML Marketing And Social Media Assistant | 8-10 hours/week

DML Marketing and Social Media Assistants play a central role in the marketing of the department.  They are responsible for creating and disseminating marketing materials for all of the department's events and regular publications.

DML Marketing And Social Media Assistant Qualifications

  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, publication software (e.g. Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-Design, Adobe Acrobat)
  • Experience with creating and disseminating advertisements on the Macalester campus
  • Knowledge of Macalester College policies, resources, and services
  • Able to participate and be present at DML events
  • Ability/Interest in creatively taking people's ideas and goals and represent them in legible and attractive publications

DML Marketing And Social Media AssistantJob Responsibilities

  • Create marketing materials (events calendar, social media, flyers, table tents, banners, daily piper, emails to collaborators and interest groups)
  • Coordinate DML’s monthly newsletter, The Mosaic, through articles and event updates
  • Work collaboratively with the DML Program Assistants and the C-House and GSRC Program Assistant to ensure that DML programs are properly represented and advertised on campus
  • Hold office hours in the Lealtad-Suzuki Center during the day
  • Participate in DML programs and events
  • Meet weekly with the DML Student staff and with your supervisor
  • Serve as an ambassador for the Department of Multicultural Life both on and off campus
  • Other duties as assigned

Emerging Scholars Program Scholar Mentor | 5-8 hours/week

As a part of the Emerging Scholars Program (ESP), Scholar Mentors assist historically underrepresented first-year students with the transition to college life at Macalester. Special emphasis is placed on academic enhancement, community and identity development, and preparation for future internship and scholarship opportunities.  

Our  primary  goal  is  to  facilitate  and encourage  collegiality  among  first-year scholars, which is achieved through individual and small group interactions, reflection circles, group meetings, and monthly colloquiums. ESP mentors collaborate with other student services and academic departments to ensure these objectives are met.

Emerging Scholars Program Scholar Mentor Qualifications

  • Maintain minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Understanding of effective learning strategies
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Creativity in assessing and meeting the academic and life needs of ESP mentees
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Knowledge of the MAX Center and other campus resources

Emerging Scholars Program Scholar Mentor Job Responsibilities

  • Attend all reflection circles, group meetings, and monthly colloquiums
  • Engage in weekly contact with assigned mentees
  • Work closely with assigned staff mentor to enhance mentoring skills
  • Develop activities that assist mentees with the transition to college
  • Work in collaboration with the DML Program Assistants, DML Marketing and Social Media Assistants, C-House and GSRC Program Assistant, Cultural Organizations, and community groups to provide students opportunities to engage in dialogue and conversation across cultural differences

Questions?

Afifa Benwahoud
Department Coordinator

651-696-6243