Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

Leadership Positions

Applications for leadership positions now open!

Student leaders are an integral part of the SDMA community. Undergraduate position applications will be open from Monday February 1 to Wednesday March 3, 2021 and Graduate position applications will be open from Thursday February 11, 2021 to Tuesday March 30, 2021. Apply on Handshake.

Below, click a position for description and information each of our available positions.

The primary role of a B4E Mentor is to assist mentees in successfully navigating and transitioning into the academic, extracurricular, social, and cultural dimensions of campus life at Loyola. Mentors function in a variety of roles, including peer mentor, peer advisor, program/event planner, team member, and role model. B4E Mentors also collaborate with other departmental sponsored programs to provide the campus with workshops and dialogues that enhance and develop their leadership and identity development. 

 

TERM OF ROLE: August 26, 2021 – April 22, 2022

 

REQUIRED TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 10-15 hours per week:

 

SCHOLARSHIP: B4E Peer Mentors receive a tuition restricted scholarship for the academic year, distributed over two semesters (fall semester $1,400 and spring semester $1,400).

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment at Loyola’s Lake Shore or Water Tower Campuses
  • Exception for graduating seniors in Spring if less than 12hrs needed for graduation
  • Identify as a Mxn of Color
  • Completion of at least two semesters of study at Loyola with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Maintenance of good standing with the university (i.e., not on academic or disciplinary probation)
  • Familiarity with the unique college experience of underserved students, specifically Mxn of Color, including but not limited to Trans* students, gender non-conforming students, multi-racial students, first-generation, etc.
  • Familiarity with academic & co-curricular resources and opportunities available to students at Loyola

Apply on Handshake using position number 4375765 by March 3, 2021

The primary role of the Empowerment Pipeline Interns is to assist SDMA staff in promoting college access, outreach, and student efficacy among scholars within the K-12 education experience. EP Interns are expected to recruit past and new EP Advocates as volunteers. Interns are expected to train and lead programs and interactions in partnership with the Loyola community with community high schools and non-profits. This can include campus visits, facilitating panels discussions, service, and opportunities for leadership development. For more information about the program and opportunity, please visit the EP page or contact Whitney Kwamin at  wkwamin@luc.edu.   

 

TERM OF ROLE: August 26, 2021 – April 22, 2022 

 

REQUIRED TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 8 hours a week.

 

COMPENSATION: $14.00/hour

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS  

  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment at Loyola’s Lake Shore or Water Tower Campuses
  • Exception for graduating seniors in spring if less than 12 hours needed for graduation
  • Maintain a passion for college access and experience working with Chicago Public Schools (CPS)
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA 
  • Good standing with the university (i.e., not on academic or disciplinary probation) 
  • Must not be an Orientation Leader; RA will be considered on a case-by-case basis  
  • Familiarity with the unique experience of underserved students in the Chicago Public schools, including but not limited to students who are Trans*, students who are gender non-conforming, multi-racial students, first generation, students who are undocumented, students from low-income backgrounds, etc.
  • Familiarity with academic, financial, co-curricular resources, and opportunities that promotes college access
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with the Empowerment Pipeline program as a volunteer Advocate
  • Work study eligible students are strongly encouraged to apply 

 Apply on Handshake using position number 4374466 by March 3, 2021.

The primary role of a LUCES Scholar is to assist Womxn of Color in successfully navigating and transitioning into the academic, extracurricular, social, and cultural dimensions of campus life at Loyola. Scholars function in a variety of roles, including program/event planner, team member, role model, ambassador, bridge-builder, and informal peer mentor. For more information contact Whitney Kwamin at wkwamin@luc.edu.

 

TERM OF ROLE: August 26, 2021 – April 22, 2022

 

REQUIRED TIME COMMITTMENT: Approximately 10-15 hours a week.

 

SCHOLARSHIP: LUCES Scholars receive a tuition restricted scholarship for the academic year, distributed over two semesters (fall semester $1,400 and spring semester $1,400).


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 

  • To maintain eligibility for the scholarship, LUCES Scholars are required to meet the following throughout their term in the position:
  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment at Loyola’s Lake Shore or Water Tower Campuses
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Good standing with the university (i.e., not on academic or disciplinary probation)
  • Identify as a self-identified Womxn and People of Color (W/POC), including Trans* and gender non-conforming individuals, at a predominately White institution. This includes cisgender, transgender, and masculine of center (MOC) womxn of color, regardless of gender presentation or sexual orientation. 
  • Must not be an Orientation Leader; RA will be considered on a case-by-case basis 

 

Apply on Handshake using position number 4374409 by March 3, 2021.

The Office Intern works closely with the Director and Administrative Assistant. The Office Intern’s primary responsibilities include supporting current and prospective students, assisting with the department management tasks, and maintaining the department’s digital presence on various platforms.

 

TERM OF ROLE: August 26, 2021 – April 22, 2022

 

REQUIRED TIME COMMITTMENT: Approximately 10 hours a week. While the exact responsibilities may vary throughout the year, a typical week may look like this:

 

COMPENSATION: $14.00/hour

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment at Loyola’s Lakeshore or Water Tower Campuses (exception for graduating Seniors in spring if less than 12 hours needed for graduation)
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Maintenance of good standing with the university (i.e., not on academic or disciplinary probation)
  • Familiarity with the unique college experience of underserved students, specifically students of color and first-generation college students, including but not limited to undocumented students, transgender students, gender non-conforming students, multi-racial students, and students of all abilities
  • Familiarity with academic and co-curricular resources and opportunities availability to Loyola students
  • Work study eligible students are highly encouraged to apply


Apply on Handshake using position number 4352734 by March 3, 2021.

The primary role of a Q-Mentor is to assist LGBTQIA mentees in successfully navigating and transitioning into the academic, extracurricular, social, and cultural dimensions of campus life at Loyola. Mentors function in a variety of roles, including peer mentor, peer advisor, program/event planner, team member, and role model. Questions can be directed to James Thomas at jthomas39@luc.edu.

 

TERM OF ROLE: August 26, 2021 – April 22, 2022 

 

REQUIRED TIME COMMITTMENT: Aproximately 10-15 hours per week

 

SCHOLARSHIP: Q-Mentors receive a tuition-restricted scholarship for the academic year, distributed over two semesters (fall semester $1,400 and spring semester $1,400).

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment at Loyola’s Lake Shore or Water Tower Campuses
  • Exception for graduating seniors in Spring if less than 12 hours needed for graduation
  • Identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Completion of at least two semesters of study at Loyola with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Maintenance of good standing with the university (i.e., not on academic or disciplinary probation)
  • Familiarity with the unique college experience of underserved students, specifically LGBTQIA+ students, including but not limited to students of color, multi-racial students, first-generation, etc.
  • Familiarity with academic & co-curricular resources and opportunities available to students at Loyola

 

Apply on Handshake using position number 4375815 by February 26, 2021.

STARS Peer Mentors serve to support, encourage and assist first-year mentees in successfully navigating and transitioning into the academic, extracurricular, social, cultural dimensions of campus life at Loyola. Through one-on-one and group meetings, peer mentors will be a knowledgeable guide for new students, a thoughtful facilitator who provides access to people and resources and ultimately a role model and success advocate. For more information about the program and opportunity, please visit the STARS Program page or contact Eva Long at elong1@luc.edu.

 

TERM OF ROLE: August 26, 2021 – April 22, 2022

 

REQUIRED TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 10-15 hours a week.

 

SCHOLARSHIP: STARS Mentors receive a tuition restricted scholarship totaling $2,500 for the academic year, distributed over two semesters (fall and spring).

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment at Loyola’s Lakeshore or Water Tower Campuses (exception for graduating Seniors in spring if less than 12 hours needed for graduation)
  • Identify as either a student of color and/ or first-generation college student
  • Completion of at least two semesters of study at Loyola with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Maintenance of good standing with the university (i.e. not on academic or disciplinary probation)
  • Familiarity with the unique college experience of underserved students, specifically students of color and first-generation college students, including but not limited to undocumented students, transgender students, gender non-conforming students, multi-racial students, and students of all abilities
  • Familiarity with academic and co-curricular resources and opportunities availability to Loyola students

 

Apply on Handshake using position number 4356877 by March 3, 2021.

The STARS Intern plays an essential role in creating a mentorship experience that connects program participants to resources, support, and community that aids in their success at Loyola. Working closely with the Assistant Director, the STARS Intern’s primary role is providing guidance, support, and supervision to the STARS peer mentors. In addition, their leadership asks of them to facilitate weekly meetings, serve as the lead in executing STARS events and programs, and provide critical feedback that supports the mission and values of the STARS program. Two interns will be hired for the 2021-2022 academic year. For more information about the program and opportunity, please visit STARS Program Page or contact Eva Long at elong1@luc.edu

 

TERM OF ROLE: August 26, 2021 – April 22, 2022

 

REQUIRED TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 10 hours a week.

 

COMPENSATION: $14/hour

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment at Loyola’s Lakeshore or Water Tower Campuses (exception for graduating Seniors in spring if less than 12 hours needed for graduation)
  • Must have at least 1 year of STARS Mentor experience
  • Identify as either a student of color and/ or first-generation college student
  • Completion of at least two semesters of study at Loyola with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Maintenance of good standing with the university (i.e. not on academic or disciplinary probation)
  • Familiarity with the unique college experience of underserved students, specifically students of color and first-generation college students, including but not limited to undocumented students, transgender students, gender non-conforming students, multi-racial students, and students of all abilities
  • Familiarity with academic and co-curricular resources and opportunities availability to Loyola students
  • Work study eligible students are strongly encouraged to apply

 

Apply on Handshake using position number 4356953 by March 3, 2021.

Working closely with the Director, the USP Intern’s primary responsibilities include providing guidance and support to other undocumented students through the facilitation of closed Undocumented and Proud spaces, co-facilitating Share the Dream Ally trainings, implementing educational programming for the undocumented and larger campus community, along with maintaining the web presence of the initiative. Two interns will be selected for the 2021-2022 academic year. For more information about the program and opportunity, please visit Undocumented Student Programs page or contact Shay Collins at scollins10@luc.edu.  

 

TERM OF ROLE: August 26, 2021 – April 22, 2022 

 

REQUIRED TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 10 hours a week.

 

COMPENSATION: $14/hour

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment at Loyola’s Lakeshore or Water Tower Campuses (exception for graduating Seniors in spring if less than 12 hours needed for graduation)
  • Identify as undocumented student
  • Completion of at least two semesters of study at Loyola with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Maintenance of good standing with the university (i.e. not on academic or disciplinary probation)
  • Familiarity with the unique college experience of underserved students, specifically students of color and first-generation college students, including but not limited to undocumented students, transgender students, gender non-conforming students, multi-racial students, and students of all abilities
  • Familiarity with academic and co-curricular resources and opportunities availability to Loyola students

 

Apply on Handshake using position number 4352795 by March 3, 2021.

The Graduate Intern will be responsible for providing administrative support of the Students Together Are Reaching Success (STARS) Program, as well as assist with facilitating curriculum focused on leadership, social justice and self-efficacy of students oriented toward an anti-deficit framework.

The GI will engage with SDMA student leaders, mentees enrolled in identity-based mentorship programs, and student leaders of registered student organizations at Loyola. In addition, this position also supports the various programs and initiatives of the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs and requires occasional evening and weekend commitments. Questions about the position can be directed to Eva Long at elong1@luc.edu.

TERM OF ROLE: August 2021 - April 2022

TIME COMMITMENT: 15 hours per week

COMPENSATION: $18/Hour

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Experience):

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 1-2 years of experience with student advising, program coordination, and event planning (2 years of undergraduate campus involvement can substitute for 1 year of experience)
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate or professional program.
  • Experience and skills to facilitate workshops, presentations, and trainings as they relate to diversity, social justice, and/or leadership development
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and anti-racism
  • Familiarity with student retention, college success, peer mentorship, and/or leadership development programs
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to speak confidently and persuasively to diverse audiences of all sizes
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships with individuals and groups
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings
  • Proficient in applications of the Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Work study eligible students are encouraged to apply

The Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs encourages candidates to apply who identify as being from diverse backgrounds with regard to ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, faith tradition, physical ability, and experience. Unique identities and perspectives are welcomed. 

Apply on Handshake using position number 4429484 by March 30, 2021.

The GI is responsible for assisting with Loyola University Chicago Empowering Sisterhood (LUCES), a communal and mentorship program for Womxn* of Color affiliated with Loyola University Chicago as faculty, staff, alumni, and students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional).

This position will assist with facilitating orientation for all volunteer mentors, developing social & cultural events, delivering workshops on identity-conscious leadership, and be part of experiences to enhance their own leadership skills. The goal of this position is to provide a professional and personal development opportunity that prepares the GI for the experience of a professional staff member while supporting SDMA and Loyola University Chicago. Questions about the position can be directed to Whitney Kwamin at kwamin@luc.edu.

TERM OF ROLE: August 2021 - April 2022

TIME COMMITMENT: 15 hours per week

COMPENSATION: $18/Hour

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Experience):

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 1-2 years of experience with student advising, program coordination, and event planning (2 years of undergraduate campus involvement can substitute for 1 year of experience)
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate or professional program.
  • Experience and skills to facilitate workshops, presentations, and trainings as they relate to diversity, social justice, and/or leadership development
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and anti-racism
  • Familiarity with student retention, college success, peer mentorship, and/or leadership development programs
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to speak confidently and persuasively to diverse audiences of all sizes
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships with individuals and groups
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings
  • Proficient in applications of the Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

The Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs encourages candidates to apply who identify as being from diverse backgrounds with regard to ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, faith tradition, physical ability, and experience. Unique identities and perspectives are welcomed. 

Apply on Handshake using position number 4406110 by March 30, 2021.

This is a part-time (15 hours/week) position for GI candidates interested in working with a team of undergraduate student leaders to support students within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community through the implementation of and assistance with LGBTQIA+ Initiatives. Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Mentorship Engagement, this position will serve to support students in finding opportunities to attend social and cultural events, participate in workshops on community and identity, and be part of experiences to enhance their leadership skills. This position also supports the various programs and initiatives of the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs and requires occasional evening and weekend commitments.  Questions about the position can be directed to James Thomas at jthomas39@luc.edu.

TERM OF ROLE: August 2021 - April 2022

TIME COMMITMENT: 15 hours per week

COMPENSATION: $18/Hour

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Experience):

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 1-2 years of experience with student advising, program coordination, and event planning (2 years of undergraduate campus involvement can substitute for 1 year of experience)
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate or professional program.
  • Experience and skills to facilitate workshops, presentations, and trainings as they relate to diversity, social justice, and/or leadership development
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and anti-racism
  • Familiarity with student retention, college success, peer mentorship, and/or leadership development programs
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to speak confidently and persuasively to diverse audiences of all sizes
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships with individuals and groups
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings
  • Proficient in applications of the Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • ; familiarity with Photoshop or other design platforms or programs preferred
  • Work study eligible students are encouraged to apply

The Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs encourages candidates to apply who identify as being from diverse backgrounds with regard to ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, faith tradition, physical ability, and experience. Unique identities and perspectives are welcomed. 

Apply on Handshake using position number 4416965 by March 30, 2021.