The DPE Role:

Diversity Peer Educators lead programs and trainings around issues of diversity and inclusion, host special events, and promote social justice on campus. DPEs serve as student ambassadors for the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion.

Core DPE Responsibilities include:

  • Gaining competency and proficiency with social justice content areas, including social identity groups, intersectionality, power and privilege, anti-oppression, and more.
  • Serve as a role model for students learning about and engaging with social justice
  • Facilitate presentations and workshops to classes, student organizations, and the Suffolk community
  • Develop and implement programs that educate Suffolk community members about social justice and strive to create an inclusive campus community
  • Assessing all trainings to improve and strengthen our training program.
  • Represent CSDI at programs and events
  • Attend all required staff meetings, weekend retreats, and trainings
     

Qualifications:

 

  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time Suffolk University undergraduate student and not planning to graduate prior to December 2018.
  • Have a cumulative Suffolk University grade point average of 2.75 or higher at the time of selection and throughout their tenure in the position. Circumstances which may have impacted your GPA will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Be in good academic and judicial standing with Suffolk University at the time of selection and throughout tenure in the position.
  • Understand, believe in, and remain committed to the mission and goals of the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion at Suffolk University.
  • Remain flexible and engaged in Diversity Peer Educator assignments and demonstrate open and ongoing communication with Suffolk University staff and co-workers.
  • Relate to and interact well with current and new students, family members, faculty, and staff at Suffolk University.
  • Adhere to all CSDI staff policies and training guidelines and positively support other Diversity Peer Educators in the performance of their job duties and development as leaders.
  • Be available to participate in spring training sessions, CSDI team retreat, and summer training.

No formal training or experience is required. Students who are team oriented, highly collaborative, and passionate about social justice and fostering inclusion should apply. 

Position Details:

This is a Suttolk University Scholar position, 8-10 hours weekly. DPEs attend weekly staff meetings and one weekend training retreat a semester.

Ready to Apply?

  1. Review the DPE 2017-2018 Job Description
  2. Submit your online DPE 2018-2019 Job Application form here: bit.ly/suffolkdpe

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on November 20, 2017

Want to learn more? Attend one of our upcoming Information Sessions where returning DPEs will talk about their previous experience working as DPEs, and answer any questions you may have. Pizza will be served at both Information Sessions!

UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Monday, November 6 at 11am, 10 West/Modern, TBD
Wednesday, November 8 at 11am, 150 Tremont, TBD
Tuesday, November 14 at 12:15pm, TBD
Wednesday, Noveber 15 at 11am, Miller Hall, TBD
Thursday, November 16 at 12:15pm, TBD

Questions? Contact Cameron Breither, Assistant Director, at cbreither@suffolk.edu