Employment with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

The CDI is seeking students who want to make a difference and gain valuable, hands-on professional experience while contributing to social justice issues.

Students will support the day-to-day administrative functions of our organization as well as assist with short and long-term projects. We are looking for enthusiastic, professional and dedicated individuals with a strong sense of social justice. If that is you, please apply below.

Available 2019-2020 Graduate Assistant Opportunities

Open Positions:

Special Projects (1 position available)

  • Assist in the design and implementation of Engage STL 2020, a 3-day immersive experience as part of new student orientation and in partnership with the Gephardt Institute and the Office of Sustainability.
    • Engage STL prioritizes student relationship building, learning from community leaders/faculty/staff, participating in excursions, and volunteer with local organizations. Topics include community engagement, environmental sustainability, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Engage STL helps first-year students find their place at Wash U and the greater St. Louis area while building a community in shared values.
  • Support the development and design of Our Names Our Stories (ONOS), a program during new student orientation:
    • Solicit and select student narratives to be used in fall 2020 script
    • Support in the crafting and editing of ONOS script
    • Support the adaptation of the discussion facilitation guides
    • Manage the recruitment and support of actors and director
    • Oversee implementation of the ONOS program in collaboration with professional staff

Affinity Programs & Marketing (1 position available)

  • Manage the coordination and content development for the CDI newsletter in collaboration with student staff
  • Assist in developing processes regarding digital communication efforts and initiatives
  • Support in the planning and coordination of CDI programs and events, including (but not limited to):
    • Affinity Commencement Ceremonies
    • Latinx Community Summit
    • CDI 5-year Anniversary
    • Dialogue spaces
  • Work collaboratively with professional and undergraduate student staff to accomplish these goals.

Training and Education (1 position available)

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of student train-the-trainer program
  • Assist professional staff with in-person training facilitation
  • Support in the development of in-person training curriculum
  • Collaborate with professional staff to identify and assess undergraduate student training needs


  • Must be a graduate student for the 2019-20 academic year
  • Demonstrated experience in diversity and social justice work
  • A strong willingness to learn
  • Commitment to a team approach and ability to collaborate with others
  • Adaptability and creative problem-solving
  • Comfortability working in an ambiguous and changing environment
  • Priority will be given to students with Federal Work Study

Pay Rate: $13/hour

Hours/Week: 6-10 hours

To apply, please complete the application below.

CDI Graduate Application 2019-2020

Undergraduate Opportunities

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion does not have any open positions for undergraduates at this time.