Student Staff Applications

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The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) at CSU is now accepting applications for student staff members for the 2016-2017 academic year! We are seeking to hire students who have a commitment to working with and providing advocacy for diverse student populations, identities and experiences, and specifically for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. When we refer to AAPI students, we are including people with backgrounds in any and all of the categories listed here:

i. East Asian (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

ii. Southeast Asian (e.g. Vietnamese, Thai, Hmong, Laotian)

iii. South Asian/Desi (e.g. Indian subcontinent)

iv. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (e.g. Filipino, Polynesian, Micronesian)

v. Middle Eastern & Arab American

vi. Mixed Race, Transracial/Transnational Adoptees, Third Culture Kids

Requirements and Responsibilities (except for First Year Mentoring Program {FYMP} Peer Mentor):

  •  Must be eligible to apply for merit-based work study to use for this position (We will host a work-study application party at 7:45am on Monday, Feb. 1 where everyone will apply. This takes about 15-20 minutes).
  •  Must attend Fall staff training (takes place Monday-Friday, August 15-19, 2016 all day including some late evening hours, please notify us of any conflicts as soon as you are aware of them) and Spring training day to be scheduled around staff schedules
  •  Ability to work around 7-10 hours per week including some early mornings (8am)
  •  Required to provide front desk coverage when scheduled and represent APACC in resource fairs as well as in welcoming individuals and groups to the center
  •  Must attend weekly staff meetings (to be determined based on class schedules)
  •  Criminal background check

Requirements of All (including FYMP Peer Mentor)

  • Must be a CSU student in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Must demonstrate strong communication skills, a positive attitude, willingness to learn, strong work ethic, and ability to work effectively individually and on a team
  • Must serve as a positive role model and representative of APACC and CSU

Current Position Descriptions (subject to change)

Communications Manager

  • Manages website, social media and APACC newsletter creation and distribution
  • Works with Student Administrative Assistant/Marketing Coordinator to create and distribute flyers and otherwise market APACC programs
  • Attend APACC events to record and document happenings to share on website and social media
  • Tracks and evaluates effectiveness of outreach done by APACC through these channels

Explore Coordinators (2)

  • Plans and implements an educational mentoring program pairing AAPI college students with AAPI 4-6th graders from the Poudre School District including:
  • Recruiting college students to be Guides and 4-6th graders to be Explorers
  • Interviewing, selecting and training Guides
  • Developing curriculum and coordinating sessions to educate the children about AAPI history and experience, role models, and leaders. Create and implement an intentional program to build children’s self-confidence and pride in their AAPI and other identities.PALS Coordinators (2)
  • Plans and implements an educational mentoring program pairing AAPI college students with AAPI K-3rd graders from the Poudre School District including:
    • Recruiting college students to be Big Pals and K-3rd graders to be Little Pals
    • Interviewing, selecting and training Big Pals
    • Developing curriculum and coordinating sessions to educate the children about Asian countries, celebrations and culture. Create and implement an intentional program to build children’s self-confidence and help them to feel part of an AAPI community and have some understanding of what that means.

Peer Mentor/Leadership Coordinator

  • Recruits Peer Mentors and TA the Peer Mentoring course where they learn to create connections with first year and transfer students and help them navigate their first year at CSU successfully including:
    • Establishing contact
    • Planning educational, social and cultural events and activities for mentees
    • Connecting students with appropriate resources
  • Co-coordinates the annual Fall All Nations Leadership Retreat with a coordinator from the Native American Cultural Center
  • Coordinates the Spring APACC Awards Ceremony

Student Administrative Assistant/Marketing Coordinator

  • Manages reception area at APACC and takes minutes at staff meetings
  • Coordinates with the Communications Manager to design marketing plans and materials for APACC sponsored events
  • Assists in organizing events such as El Centro/APACC Welcome Back BBQ and Rice Bowl 
  • Attends APACC events to document happenings to share on website and social media

Student Administrative Assistant/Programming Coordinator

  • Manages reception area at APACC and takes minutes at staff meetings
  • Develops and coordinates one to two discussion, demonstration or celebration events per month. Identifying topics and speakers to provide opportunities for dialogue, learning and fun related to AAPI issues or experiences.
  • Assists in organizing events such as El Centro/APACC Welcome Back BBQ and Rice Bowl 

First Year Mentoring Program (FYMP) Peer Mentor – Asian American Identity Group

  • APACC works with the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs (OTP) to run a first year mentoring group, led by an APACC staff member and FYMP Peer Mentor. This is a volunteer opportunity which requires some training ahead of time and runs through the fall semester. The peer mentor meets for an hour or so per week with the group and another hour with the APACC staff member to plan future sessions. Peer mentor also meets one on one with individual first-year students at least once each during the semester and attends additional trainings with OTP. It is a significantly lower time commitment than an APACC staff position, and a great way to get involved without having to commit as many hours!
  • OTP’s current description of the program: http://otp.colostate.edu/fy-fymp-mentoring.aspx

Ranking

Please rank the positions you are interested in starting with 1 being most interested. Do not rank those you are not interested in.

___ Communications Manager

___ Explore Coordinator

___ PALS Coordinator

___ Peer Mentor/Leadership Coordinator

___ Student Administrative Assistant/Marketing Coordinator

___ Student Administrative Assistant/Programming Coordinator

___ FYMP Peer Mentor

To Apply

Please email vani.narayana@colostate.edu

(a) your resume

(b) three references with name, relationship and contact information including phone number and email address (c) your ranking of positions you are interested in

(d) a detailed cover letter answering the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in working for the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center?
  • Which position(s) would you be most interested in and why?
  • What experience do you have that you feel would benefit the center and the programs you would most like to work with?

Compensation for these positions will start at $8.33 per hour for 7-10 hours per week (except for FYMP Peer Mentor) pending changes in minimum wage. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by Friday, November 20th at 3pm MST. Please call Vani at (970)491-4291 with any questions.