Trotter Multicultural Center

Student staff members at the Trotter Multicultural Center (Trotter) engage in intentional and meaningful educational activities that inspire learning more about the pertinent issues of diversity and ways to incorporate inclusion practices into their daily work. At Trotter intentional focus on core values inspires the cultivation of an environment where ongoing conversations with a critical lens upon social justice today shapes our decisions and hopes to provide a place where lifelong leaders intent on social justice everywhere can thrive. Working at Trotter may include being an office assistant, a building manager or program assistant; but most importantly it is a place where the work of nurturing leaders, and providing the skills and tools needed to educate others on inclusion (leaders who do not see social justice separate from any type of work they will do, but instead take very serious the responsibility of purposefully implementing inclusion practices in their personal and professional lives) takes place. This is how we maintain Trotter’s foundation, the work of which is addressing power, privilege and oppression.

At Trotter the most significant thing we do to create an inclusive environment and embody social justice is to interact and learn from the diverse campus community; we assert that to truly value diversity we have to fully value our differences; and consequently deeply value learning from each other. Trotter has long been a treasure for students often marginalized. At Trotter we seek ways to increase support for student staff and nurture the action of sharing identities and provide group learning experiences in order bring awareness and provide tools to sharpen existing abilities as leaders to unite groups.  What Trotter seeks are those students with a personal drive and passion for social justice.

Student staff at Trotter are expected to participate and help facilitate workshops designed to heighten awareness about the issues of diversity and provide ways to implement inclusion. Throughout the semester student staff at Trotter are expected to participate in once-a-month workshops and collaborate on resource projects. The content of the workshops includes, examining the self and cultural norms in and out of the workplace; along with examining those practices that persist which keep marginalized individuals and groups silenced and cut off from access to power. We believe that to leave ‘common practices’ unexamined results in injustices going unchallenged and consequently unchanged. These intimate group learning experience seek to provide opportunities to achieve an invaluable skillset that future employers are looking for, and that make Trotter alumni enormous assets to any organization, company or group. The expectation is that while student staff at Trotter each student contributes to a resource project that is meant to widen their personal perspective and intentionally cultivate and nurture an environment where multicultural points of view flourish and social problems are addressed in a systematic, informed effective ways.

Workshops provide student staff the following enriching educational opportunities:

  • To collaborate across different identities

  • To demonstrate knowledge and practical ways to apply it when seeking solutions to social problems

  • An awareness of biases within one’s personal perspective
  • A better understanding of one’s health and wellness

  • The social construction of identity

    One’s agency in identity making

  • The power of social interactions in the process of meaning making and creating reality

  • Better realizing one’s motivations and purpose personally and professionally

  • Collective experiences

  • Personal expectations and expectations of others

Here are a few resources for how to keep the conversations about diversity, inclusion and social justice going The Sustained Dialogue Institute and a list of professional competencies NASPA and ACPA  

OFFICE ASSISTANT position

Job Description: Assist with daily office operations determined by supervisor. Assist with logistics of event coordination for the Multicultural Center; including scheduling reservations. Perform varied clerical duties such as copying, draft letter, and answering phones.

Educational value of this job: The ability to learn the inter-workings of a Multicultural Center. Gain knowledge of other cultures and firsthand experience within a student life unit. Attend mandatory once-a-month workshops educating in the areas mentioned above along with the enriched experience of contributing to creating resource projects throughout the semester.

Job Requirements: Must believe in the Mission and Vision of the Trotter Multicultural Center and participate in once-a-month workshops. Must be able to set priorities and exercise initiative. Must be available to open at 8:45am and work until 1pm, and/or available from 1-5pm, but be willing to work occasional events in the evening or on weekends. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must have superior customer service skills combined with an independent initiative to interact with others and provide guests with a hospitable experience(s). Serious consideration will be given to those candidates with graphic design and web maintenance experience.

BUILDING MANAGER position

Job description: Responsible for the set-up and break-down operations of the Trotter Multicultural Center. This includes setting up for events a day prior, right before, and even during an event; while providing customer service to every guest. This includes coordinating set-ups and break-downs based on the daily events and activities on the agenda which includes: organizing equipment, using safety and security measures, and taking charge of daily operations while acting on behalf of the Trotter Multicultural Center. The Building Manager reports directly to the operations and event coordinator at Trotter, and will need to have effective problem resolution skills and ability to make sound judgments. Physical labor is also involved in this position, when setting up tables and chairs for events.

Educational value of the job: The ability to learn the inter-workings of a Multicultural Center and gain insight to events and operations within an academic facility. Gain knowledge of other cultures and firsthand experience within a student life unit. Attend mandatory once-a-month workshops educating in the areas mentioned above along with the enriched experience of contributing to creating resource projects throughout the semester.

Job Requirements: Must believe in the Mission and Vision of the Trotter Multicultural Center and participate in once-a-month workshops and contribute to resource project(s). Leadership experience required. Candidates must also have superior customer service skills combined with an independent initiative to provide guests with a hospitable experience(s). Must be able to set priorities and exercise initiative. Must be able to demonstrate responsible decision-making, and willingness to actively engage with multiple identities and groups. Must be available to work evenings, late nights and weekends. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills. Serious consideration will be given to those with the above qualifications and have audio/visual experience. Must be available to work one Friday and Saturday evening every two months. Must be able to lift up to 25lb.

If selected, the hiring manager will contact you for an in-person interview.

All qualified candedates please apply here: