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Black Studies is Hiring! - Student Coordinator/Peer Mentor


The Department of Black Studies is looking for a student coordinator/peer mentor to work with students pursuing a major, minor, or certificate in Black Studies, In addition, the individual will work building community among African American/African/Black students by serving as a liaison between the Black Studies Department and the new African American/African/Black Student Center.


The student coordinator/peer mentor’s primary duties will be to:

  • Distribute Black Studies and African American/African/Black Student Center literature.
  • Visit classrooms to announce special events sponsored by Black Studies Department and the Pan African Commons.
  • Visit African, African American, Black student organizations at PSU to keep them informed about the Black Studies program.
  • Help promote courses in Black Studies and other related departments and programs with a focus on African Americans/Africans/Blacks.

Requirements:

  • 2.8 GPA or better
  • Declared major or minor in Black Studies for at least one year OR has taken four or more courses in the Black Studies Department.

Must be able to:

  • Work independently
  • Speak before small audiences (i.e., classes, meetings)
  • Follow directions
  • Meet deadlines

    8-10 hours per week with flexible hours

    $12.00 per hour minimum depending on qualifications

    Start date:  May 2017

     

    To Apply:

    Submit application, resume, and the names of two references (i.e., employer, professor, volunteer organization) to Dr. Shirley A. Jackson, Chair, Department of Black Studies at shja2@pdx.edu and Ms. Shanice Clarke, Program Coordinator, PSU African American/African/Black Student Center at sclarke@pdx.edu. Applications accepted until position is filled.