Job Information

University of Utah Male Initiative Graduate Assistantship in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 06/22/2021

Requisition Number PRN11299N

Job Title Graduate Asst (E)

Working Title Male Initiative Graduate Assistantship

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 20

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00009 - Ctr for Ethnic Student Affairs

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $16,200 ($8,100 oer fall & Spring Semesters)

Close Date

Job Summary

With support from the Center for Ethnic Student Affairs ( CESA ), the Male Initiative mission is to encourage and supporting the inclusion, academic success, and social integration of male identified students of color throughout their higher education career. Support the evelopment of student men of color to academically succeed, challenge existing narratives, and explore their identity.

The graduate assistant (GA) takes on a professional role within CESA . Specifically, this GA works with undergraduate students and supports the development and engagement of undergraduate males. This GA position will be expected to work 20 hours per week during the 2021- 2022 school year. The position will begin on August 24th. Additional details and expectations are provided below.


Under the leadership of the CESA Director, and in concert with the vision and guidance of the

Male Initiative Advisory Board and BCC director, the Graduate Assistant:

o Provides recommendations to the CESA director and Male Initiative Advisory Board

on strategic planning which includes the development, facilitation, and evaluation of

programs and services designed to promote the development, learning, and

awareness undergraduate males.

o On occasion may be assigned to perform the planning, development, facilitation, and

evaluations of programs and events, including providing logistics and planning reports

to the CESA director and Male Initiative Advisory Board

o Meets with undergraduate students about available programs, events, and services

o Enhances opportunities for students of the African diaspora to collaborate with

faculty research

o Collaborates with EDI Mar/Comm to develop appropriate marketing and other


o Collaborate with University Marketing and Communication to keep website updated

o Collaborates with the Male Initiative Advisory Board to develop relationships with

new campus and community partners

o Meets with campus and community partners to maintain relationships and explore

new programs, events, and services

o Attends regular meetings with the Male Initiative Advisory Board to report progress

and receive direction.

o Attend and meet with various student groups to develop relationships and develop

collaborative programming aimed at male retention

Minimum Qualifications

• Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

• Acceptance into a University of Utah graduate program.

• Experience working with diverse student populations in terms of racial/ethnic

backgrounds, age, gender, LGBTQIA* status, first generation college students,

disability/ability, and other historically marginalized identities.

• Experience working with undergraduate students, leadership, mentorship, student

activities, or related areas is preferred.

• Must demonstrate a strong work ethic and be willing to work the expected hours

necessary to implement successful first year student experiences.

• Ability to work on multiple projects/multitask and prioritize tasks.

• Proficient in social media programs (ex. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat)


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.