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Graduate Assistant- Community Scholars Program

Description of Job

This position reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and will work closely with the Community Scholars Program Coordinator. The Community Scholars Program mission is to prepare a community of leaders from Dane County compelled to promote the common good and advocate. The Program serves up to 13 BIPOC and/or first-generation students and leadership development is at the center of the program. The Community Scholars Program Graduate Assistant will join the team in the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and will primarily serve the Community Scholars Program.



Leadership Development

  • Work collaboratively with the Community Scholars Program Coordinator to design and implement the Community Scholars Program leadership development curriculum
  • Design and present basic, intermediate, and advanced leadership seminars
  • Manage the Community Scholars Blackboard Learning Community for purposes of leadership development
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of the annual leadership retreat
  • Work collaboratively with program participants as a mentor, coach and consultant

Impact Study

  • Conduct research on the topic of program impact studies and design a process that gathers both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Prepare interview questions, conduct interviews, and summarize interviews
  • Maintain accurate records of interviews
  • Design quantitative questions and utilize current technology (i.e. Qualtrics Survey Software) to collect and analyze quantitative data
  • Manage and respond to project related email, communication, etc.
  • Summarize project results and contribute to final impact study publication
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional DEI Initiatives

  • Assist the Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with additional special projects to advance work in the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.



Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Admission to an Edgewood College graduate program, enrolling in both the fall and spring semesters, or enrolled in another university/college graduate program
  • Knowledge of leadership frameworks, theories & principles
  • Experience working with underrepresented communities
  • Experience or a strong interest in conducting research 

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Knowledge of the Edgewood College Mission, Identity & Values

Required Technical Skills

  • Experience with Office 365 platform (word, excel, TEAMS, etc.)
  • Experience with survey software



Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:


Edgewood College

Human Resources - GACP

1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711

E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer