Assistant Manager

Rate of pay: $13.50/hour

Work location: UI Cultural and Resource Centers

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, managing finances, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Assist in the day-to-day operation of the Cultural Centers: Afro-American, Asian Pacific American, Latino Native American, and the Alliance Pride Center.   Take a leadership role within assigned Center, particularly in contacting campus partners/community agencies and organizing programming in the Centers. The Senior Student Staff Members assists in scheduling the other student staff and in the daily maintenance and upkeep of Centers as well as securing the Centers.    



  • Oversee monthly programming in assigned Center reflecting the mission and vision of the Centers and Iowa Challenge
  • Staff the assigned Center for ten hours per week and special events
  • Attend regular staff meetings
  • Coordinate student programmer schedules
  • Conduct workshops on academic success skills at assigned Center
  • Serve as Peer Mentor for two students from related LLC(s)
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be a registered UI student.
  • Minimum of one year working at a front desk/center at Iowa or similar position.
  • Understanding of UI Cultural Center’s roles on campus.
  • Available 15 hours per week (including mentorship hours).
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong interest and experience in multicultural education and social justice issues.
  • Comfortable working with students of color and lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender students.
  • Experience in student leadership & multi-cultural programming (i.e. event planning, community involvement) preferred.
  • Work Study preferred.
  • Knowledge of University policies, procedures, and regulations is desirable.

Training requirements

  • IMU Student Orientation

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