Graduate Assistantship: Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity

Graduate Assistantship

Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity

Graduate Assistantship

Duties and Responsibilities

The mission of the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity is to provide leadership and support on matters relating to equity, diversity, respect, and inclusiveness for all members of the Old Dominion University community. The staff provides guidance, support, and delivery of programming, services, and educational initiatives to university faculty, staff, and students to promote diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, equitable treatment, cultural understanding, and the prevention of prohibited discrimination and harassment.

Our office is comprised of equity and diversity initiatives which combined allow us to oversee and support the University’s compliance efforts in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, harassment, and discrimination prevention, and compliance with all applicable State and Federal civil rights laws.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: The GAA must provide support to both the equity and diversity sides of the department.

General Office Duties:

Provide backup coverage for the front desk including answering phones, transferring calls, taking messages, sending and receiving faxes, and e-mails on behalf of the office

Assist in developing and monitoring a survey to measure customer satisfaction

Perform other duties as assigned


  1. Prepare materials for hearing officers
  2. Schedule meetings and hearings
  3. Send correspondence to hearing participants
  4. Track data such as Title IX supportive measures, no contact orders
  5. Assist with case management (updating spreadsheets, saving files)
  6. Research best practices in Title IX


  1. Assist with setting up diversity events, meetings and programming
  2. Assist with contacting award recipients
  3. Assist in creating posts for social media
  4. Assist in tracking attendance and post-evaluations for diversity programming


Collaboration: Must be able to adapt and collaborate with members of the team.

Communication: Must have the ability to communicate clearly in written and spoken English. Excellent proofreading skills are essential.

Confidentiality: Must be able to effectively handle confidential and proprietary information.

Self Starter: Must have the ability to work independently with limited supervision and be able to self-motivate.

Software Experience: Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (including Excel and Publisher), PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Workload: The GAA will work 20 hours per week for the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.


20 hours/week


The payment for this position is $3000.00 for the remainder of the Fall 2022 semester with the possibility for renewal during the Spring 2023 semester. If hired to work the full semester the payment for this position is $5000.00. There is no tuition waiver connected with this position.

Please email your resume to the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity at if you are interested.