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Diversity Educator Intern/Fieldwork

The mission of the Multicultural Leadership Center (MLC) is to develop leaders who will understand and embrace diversity.  The MLC seeks to create learning environments that actively engage the campus community with in and out of classroom experiences through the education and celebration of diversity and multiculturalism.  This includes offering workshops and trainings designed to prepare students to become leaders in a global society who are self aware, culturally competent, civically engaged, and critical thinkers.
The Diversity Educator will:

  1. Present workshops that address issues of identity and culture.  Workshops topics will range based on theme and specific needs.  Topics include but are not limited to:
    • LGBT Issues: Terminology and Ally Training
    • Stop the Hate: Focus on Hate Crimes/Bias Motivated Incidents
    • Personality Types and Communication Styles
    • Frames of Reference and Misunderstandings
    • Explaining Differences Between Cultures and Communication
    • Intercultural Communication: How Social Identities and Stereotypes Influence Behavior
    • Privilege and Oppression / Agent and Target Groups
    • Anxiety and Uncertainty in Our Interactions with Strangers
    • Verbal Assertiveness
    • Confirming Messages
    • Inclusive Messages  
    • Increasing Our Tolerance for Ambiguity
    • Ability to Be Mindful
    • Ability to Empathize
    • Defining Culture
  2. Attend mandatory trainings with MLC director.
  3. Participate in facilitator meetings before the workshops and evaluation meetings after the workshops.
  4. Prepare all materials in advance of workshops, including additional critical and analytical discussion questions.
  5. Evaluate and assess workshops, including development of evaluation forms and data analysis.
  6. Promote workshops and other MLC programs through printed publications and electronic bulletin boards as well as contacting appropriate student organizations and departments.
  7. Meet periodically with MLC director to explore additional topics and themes and to develop other workshops.
  8. Assist with recruitment of other educators.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge about issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, and/or cultural pluralism;  
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and analytical skills;
  • Strong  time management, organizational, and planning skills;
  • Ability to work with diverse groups;
  • Ability to take initiative and exercise sound judgment;
  • Must have completed a minimum of 2 semesters at Cal State Fullerton;
  • Minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA.
  • Prior facilitation or presentation experience helpful but not required
  • Experience guiding or leading discussions; helpful but not required
  • Commit 6-8 hours per week: 2 hours of preparation and study; 2 hour training/practice sessions; 2 hours workshop implementation; 1-2 hours program promotion.

Skills Gained Through This Position

  • Planning, development, and implementation of diversity-themed workshops.
  • Advanced leadership development, workshop planning, and intercultural communication skills.
  • Mentoring and guided learning related to a variety of themes, topics, and issues.
  • Increased self-awareness and cultural sensitivity.

Work Schedule

  • The Multicultural Leadership Center will be open from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Mondays through Fridays.  
  • Interns will be scheduled to work accordingly, depending on availability. Hours are variable.

Application Process:

  • Complete the application.  (Diversity Educator Application Fall 2012).
  • Return the application and supporting materials by September 11, 2012 (earlier preferred) to the Dean of Students Office (TSU 235).  Please include a copy of your Fall 2012 course schedule and work availability.
  • Participate in an interview for the position.  You will be called to arrange an interview time.

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