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 Subject : Summer Graduate Assistant, Gender & Sexuality.. 03/11/2019 03:20:39 PM 
Kim Creasap
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Denison University’s Office of Gender & Sexuality (OGS) is seeking a graduate student in Higher Education, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or related field for an 8-week Gender & Sexuality Programming practicum during Summer 2019. The student will work approximately 30-40 hours per week in the Office of Gender & Sexuality reporting to the Director of Gender & Sexuality.

Denison University is located in Central Ohio, overlooking the village of Granville, approximately twenty-five miles east of Columbus. Denison is a highly selective, private liberal arts college comprised of approximately 2100 students. During the summer, Denison retains 100+ residential students through an intensive research program or summer employment.

The Office of Gender & Sexuality has a 40 year history, first as the Women’s Resource Center, then the Center for Women & Gender Action. In 2018, the name and mission expanded to include sexuality and support for LGBTQ+ students as part of our mission. The Office of Gender & Sexuality provides opportunities for all members of the Denison community to explore, organize, and learn about issues of gender and sexuality. Our work looks at how gender and sexuality intersect with issues and identities including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, social class, ability, and national origin.
For more information about the Office of Gender & Sexuality, visit:

This 8-week practicum runs June 1 - August 1, 2019. Dates may be flexible to accommodate academic calendars at candidates’ graduate institutions. The Practicum will feature a diverse array for opportunities for professional experience. The specific responsibilities and professional development opportunities of this practicum experience are flexible. We will do our best to match the practicum student’s interests and skill sets to departmental needs.

● Coordinate, plan, and co-facilitate Safe Zone 101 trainings (LGBTQ ally trainings) for Denison staff and local community organizations and groups
● Develop curriculum for and pilot test additional Safe Zone “201” workshop that builds on knowledge from Safe Zone 101. Specific topic(sf may draw on student’s area of interest and/or research experience
● Coordinate new student, staff, and faculty orientation programming in collaboration with campus partners such as the First Year Office, Human Resources, and the Provost’s Office
Coordinate and plan OGS trainings for campus pre-orientations with Multicultural
Student Affairs, Residential Communities, and International Student Services
● Develop a series of online resource guides on topics related to the work of OGS and
practicum student’s area(s) of expertise. Examples include “Resources for Transgender
Students” or “Gender, Sexuality, and Study Abroad”
● Assist in planning fall semester programming schedule, including coordinating speakers
and scheduling workshops
● Accompany the Director to select appointments, Student Development meetings,
committee meetings, etc.
● Assist Director with research on LGBTQ+ student experience by conducting literature
reviews, managing bibliographic entries, and transcription
● Other administrative duties as assigned

Practicum students will receive a $3,500 stipend, housing, a $250 flexible spending meal plan, and access to a first-class aquatic and fitness facility. Housing provided includes a private bedroom and shared living quarters with an additional practicum student. The practicum student must provide their own transportation to and from Denison. Students who elect to commute in lieu of living on campus will be eligible for a limited reimbursement of transportation costs in
place of housing.

Required Qualifications
● Graduate student in Gender, Sexuality and/or Women’s Studies, Education, or other
related field
● Experience working with diverse populations
● Excellent attention to detail
● Excellent communication skills: written, oral, and digital
● Ability to balance and satisfy competing deadlines
● Ability to work independently
● Must have a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications
● Experience leading trainings and/or teaching
● Experience developing programs or curriculum related to gender and sexuality

Application Instructions

Send a resume or CV, a cover letter, and contact information for 2 references as a single Word or PDF document to Ms. Neica Raker ([email protected]), Assistant to the Director of
Gender & Sexuality by April 1, 2019.
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