Are you interested in LGBTQ issues and LGBTQ student support services? Consider working with us!
To apply, go to the Career Services website and go to the Handshake App to find our posting. Please reach out to Career Services if you have any difficulties with Handshake. We can currently hire only work-study students. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to LGBTQ@ccsu.edu.
Reporting to the LGBT Center’s University Assistant, student workers assist in maintaining and staffing the Center’s offices. Student workers will provide information and resources to visitors and fulfill the daily operations of the Center. Workers are not expected to be LGBTQ-identified themselves however all students working in the Center are expected to be familiar with and supportive of issues faced by the LGBTQ community and have an interest in LGBTQ student support services. Training on these issues and the support networks that are available to CCSU’s LGBTQ community will be provided.
Student workers must be willing to learn about a range of issues affecting the LGBTQ community and become comfortable speaking to students, faculty, staff, parents, and prospective students about LGBTQ life on our campus and the services we offer. Student workers will represent the center and provide resources, referrals, and information about upcoming LGBTQ-related events. Occasionally, student workers will be required to lend a friendly and affirming ear to those wishing to discuss sensitive issues such as the coming out process, supporting a friend or family member, or reporting a potential bias incident or discrimination. Student workers are mandated reporters.
Applicants must have a work-study award in their Financial Aid Package to be eligible for employment.
Job duties may include:
- Staffing the office
- Promoting upcoming events (making flyers and posters, posting on social media)
- Working and facilitating events held by the Center
- Assistance with tabling campaigns and the distribution of posters and flyers
- Assisting the guests of the Center at events
- Answering questions and making referrals to callers and walk-ins
- Answering calls and talking messages for the Director or Coordinator
- Helping facilitate trainings and educational sessions
- Updating and maintaining various databases such as the library catalog (experience with Microsoft Office is helpful)
- Mail pickup, photocopying, collating and other general office duties
- Sign-up of students and staff for events that require registration
- Checking out/in library items for borrowers
- Researching topics as requested and adding to our resource collection
Utilize your unique skills, interests, and expertise to make the Center the very best it can be. All ideas are welcome!