Graduate Assistantship, Spring 2023: Latino/x Initiatives

Latino/x Initiatives Graduate Assistant
Office of Intercultural Relations
Division of Student Engagement & Enrollment Services

Number of positions: 1

Job Summary: The Latino/x initiatives Graduate Assistant supports the Office of Intercultural Relations’s goals to promote the sense of belonging, engagement, and success of the Latino/x student populations. Additionally, the Graduate Assistant assists with the implementation of cultural and educational programs that enhance the knowledge and awareness of Latino/x culture within the Monarch community.

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the administrative function and coordination of programs and services that support the psychosocial and cultural development of Latino/x student populations.
  • Coordinate programs to welcome, orient, and enhance engagement and success of Latino/x students (e.g., Adelante, Hispanic Heritage Month, Café con Leche, Latino/x symposium) and other designated department initiatives).
  • Assists with the organization and management of campus-wide programs that enhance cultural awareness and unity within diverse student communities.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Office of Intercultural Relations, student organizations, students, faculty, administrators, and community entities to promote a university community that values diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Assist with program evaluation, research trends, and best practices for black programs and initiatives.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of Latino/x culture and the Latino/x collegiate experience.
  • Experience in the planning, development, and implementation of programs and events for a broad cross-section audience.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and experience in working with the Black student community, student organizations, and university departments.
  • Ability to organize and host campus events that may occur during the weekend and evening hours.
  • Demonstrate excellent public speaking skills and strong writing abilities.
  • Possesses abilities to multi-task, have strong organization skills, meet deadlines, and engage student leaders.
  • Proficiency in computer programs such as MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google docs, and social media platforms.

Employment Schedule/Hours: 20 Hours/week

Academic Qualifications & Preferred Majors: Regular admission in a graduate degree program at ODU with good academic standing, maintenance of a full course load of student enrollment during the term of their appointment, and a 3.0 or higher GPA is required. Dropping below the required GPA or reducing one’s course load below full-time can be grounds for dismissal.
Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.

For More Information, Please Contact:
Dr. Rachawan Wongtrirat, Director for International Initiatives Address: 1200 Webb Center I Phone 757.683.4406 I Email:

Position Reports to: Ana Williams, Associate Director for Black & Latino/x Initiatives

Knowledge and Skills Derived from Experience:

  • GA will obtain experience in various aspects of program development, evaluation, and marketing of cultural programs, events, and activities.
  • GA will develop cultural competency skills from a global perspective.
  • GA will obtain experience in supporting and working with globally diverse student populations.
  • GA will enhance supervision, communication, and analytical skills and detailed projection and analysis of project timelines.

Length of Assistantship: Fall and Spring Semesters

How to Apply: Send your resume and a letter of interest to Dr. Rachawan Wongtrirat at