Student Employment

Student-Employment Opportunity: Work Study at Central

The Center’s Mission: The LALCC promotes the understanding and the appreciation of the historical, social, and cultural life of Latin American and Spanish-Speaking Caribbean societies as well as of Latinos in the United States. We do this via support for academic programs at Central, LALCC-sponsored research, community events and outreach, study-abroad support, international exchange, and student engagement and professional development. The Center is located on the fourth floor of the Elihu Burritt Library in room 408. Currently, programming is on ground, but subject to University guidelines, some online office hours may take place in the future.

Overall Goals and Supervision: The LALCC student employment program aims to provide students with the opportunity to learn about Latin America, Latino/a/x America, and the Caribbean, while developing skills that promote their long-term professional goals. Student workers support the Center’s mission under the supervision of the Director, the University Assistant, and the LALCC Committee Members and Chairs.

Duties may include:

  • Serving as Center Receptionist, greeting visitors, answering phones, providing information to callers when possible, and taking messages.
  • Picking up mail, scanning, copying, collating, and other office duties when the Center is open.
  • Assisting with the organization and running of ongoing programs.
  • Assisting with the organization of conferences and events on ground or via videoconference platforms.
  • Assisting the Director, the UA and the coordinators of the academic programs associated with the Center. • Preparing documents and maintaining databases.
  • Staffing tables and registration desks during on-ground Center or University events.
  • Light research, as requested by faculty and others engaged in LALCC related projects.
  • Documenting and maintaining the Center’s resource collections.
  • Hanging Center flyers for campus events.
  • Assisting with social media accounts, according to Center policy and guidelines.
  • Utilizing your unique skills, interests, and expertise to make new contributions to the Center.

Qualifications Desired:

  • Dependability and follow through
  • Good academic standing
  • Interest in and/or coursework in Latino/a/x or Latin American or Caribbean Studies
  • Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and other software.
  • Familiarity with WebEx, Microsoft Teams, and other videoconferencing platforms
  • Ability to speak/read/write Spanish, Portuguese, French or an indigenous language is a plus but not required.

We are willing to train you!

To Apply: Please e-mail your application, resume, and cover letter to LALCC Director Mary Ann Mahony ( and Coordinator ( Melody Lozano. Thank you!

LALCC Employment Application

Contact Information

Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Center
Mary Ann Mahony
Latin American, Latino, & Caribbean Center
Member, Latin American Studies Committee
International Studies
Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall
Melody Lozano
Latin American, Latino, & Caribbean Center