Office Overview: The mission in the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) is “to promote student development and empower the campus community around issues of diversity and social justice through the lens of race and ethnicity”. We aim to meet the needs of all students via community engagement, social justice education and leadership development. Our work is grounded in theory and strives to grow the knowledge, skills and awareness of our students and translate skills into action.
Students will be responsible for facilitating and coordinating anti-racism and coalition building workshops. The workshops will focus on Coalition building and dismantling racism through interactive exercises, dialogic based exercises, storytelling and critical reflection. Responsibilities will include:
- Working alongside a full-time MESA staff member to co-coordinate and implement different MESA foundational coalition building and anti-racism peer-led teach-in which will include the facilitation and ongoing development of curriculum
- Promoting workshops by conducting outreach to students and student organizations
- Assisting in the assessment and tracking of workshop attendance and effectiveness
- Attending required trainings, meetings, and professional development sessions designed for students to develop facilitation and leadership skills; this includes weekly meetings with supervisors and with the peer facilitator team
- Supporting the publicizing of peer-led teach-in, including but not limited to posting fliers, sending email messages, visiting offices student organizations, and using social media