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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 alongside Center Programming Assistants (CPAs) and the Cultural Center Coordinator
  • Perform an estimated 12-15 hours weekly as assigned
    • 7 hours within respective Center. 3 hours in Center schedule and 4 hours during Center open hours
    • 2 external hours to establish presence elsewhere on campus (tabling’s, serve as Peer Mentor for two students from related Living Learning Communities (LLCs) such as Young, Gifted, and Black (YGB), All In, or Unidos)
    • 1 hour student lead team meeting
    • 1 hour center staff meeting
    • 1 hour 1:1 time with Cultural Center Coordinator
    • 3 hour buffer, as needed, for coverage/programming expectations
  • Attend and co-lead, alongside Coordinator, regular center staff meetings
  • Attend and lead Student Lead team meetings
    • Schedule and establish Student Lead meeting time/dates and location(s) in the beginning of each semester that will take place the remainder of the semester
    • Establish rotation with other Student Leads to run each weekly meeting
    • Coordinate and develop plan alongside center leads in creating presence outside of Centers to represent MISSE
    • Lead and facilitate a 30-minute professional development session during a Student Lead meeting once a semester
    • Co-create and present an end of the year Student Lead culminating project/capstone of what you have learned and assessed
  • Work closely with Center Programming Assistants (CPAs) by coordinating schedules, conducting 1:1 once per semester, and establishing rapport
  • Maintain signage at home center and overall functionality of Center spaces by communicating repairs to Coordinators and proposing center space improvements
  • Assist the Coordinator in development of larger scale events
  • Conduct workshops on academic success skills at assigned Center in collaboration with CPAs or other students who utilize center spaces
  • Be present at and assist as needed during assigned Center and large-scale diversity programs sponsored by the University of Iowa
  • Ensure social media presence is updated and pictures are taken at each Center event. If not present, assign a team member to complete tasks
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must be a registered UI student
  • Understanding of UI Cultural Centers’ roles on campus
  • Available 15 hours per week (as outlined under responsibility)
  • Good verbal, written, email, and other technology platform (e.g, GroupMe) communication skills.
  • Strong interest and experience in multicultural education and social justice issues
  • Comfortable working with students of color and students who may identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual


  • One year experience working with the UI Cultural Centers Experience in student leadership & multicultural programming (example: event planning, community involvement/building
  • Work-Study eligible
  • Knowledge of University policies, procedures, and regulations as outlined

Training requirements

  • IMU Student Orientation
  • Attendance to additional trainings as assigned by MISSE Professional Staff

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