Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Student Assistant

The DEI Committee at the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability has established working groups, each responsible for writing and implementing a strategic plan related to a specific area of work at the institute (i.e., research, hiring, communication, etc.). The newly established Student Experience Working Group's first task is to assemble a workgroup to research equitable and inclusive student engagement including methods to 1) attract a more diverse group of students to the Nicholas Institute, and 2) encourage collaboration over competition in student learning. In order to ensure student perspectives are incorporated into this work, the Nicholas Institute is looking to hire a DEI Student Assistant to join the committee as a member of the Student Experience Working Group. 

This is a paid position, with the expectation that students will spend 10 hours/month working on DEI initiatives. This will include meetings with the Student Experience Working Group as well as the larger DEI Committee. The nature of the work will depend on what the Working Group decides together, including you!

Student pay will be determined based on learner level and previous experience working in DEI. We will follow Duke's guidelines:

  • Student Assistants - General: $15.75-$20.25/hour
  • Student Assistants - Advanced/Specialized: $16.75-$23.25/hour

Preferred qualifications

  • Familiarity with the NIEES either through student assistantship, work study placement, or participation in co-curricular activities.

To Apply

Please submit application to https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6xvFXp0MzvLg1sW by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12. Please direct any questions to Colleen Nieto (cmn52@duke.edu).

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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