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Graduate Fellow, Membership and Community Engagement Ambassador

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SUNY Budget Title: Student Activities Assistant
Salary Level/Grade: SL1
Work type: Temporary part time
Location: Brockport, NY
Department: Women and Gender Studies


Founded in 1835, State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport is an exceptional regional comprehensive public university that offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, business, education, health, humanities, social sciences, and STEM. The University’s curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and emphasizes experiential learning.   

Located only a few miles from Lake Ontario in a quaint “Village on the Erie Canal,” SUNY Brockport is conveniently situated between the cities of Rochester and Buffalo — the fourth and second largest cities in New York State. Inspiring excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation is our mission. Join the inclusive community of dedicated faculty, staff, and students who together are Building a Better Brockport!  

SUNY Brockport has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. We welcome individuality and encourage you to utilize your unique talents and bring your skills as we collaboratively strive to build meaningful lives and vibrant communities.   

Job Summary:

540WMain, Inc is a virtual non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and antiracist education brand that promotes justice for all.

The Graduate Fellow will collaborate with the Founder/CEO and Operations Manager as the Membership & Community Engagement Ambassador. The Membership & Community Engagement Ambassador serves as a brand ambassador for 540WMain, Inc. engaging with potential organizational members and building relationships with existing members. As our Membership and Community Engagement Ambassador, you are passionate about building communities in Rochester and Monroe County. You also have excellent social skills and are a strong communicator in both written and verbal mediums. In addition, you have an interest in social media and graphic design. You must be committed to antiracist practices, equity, accessibility, and social justice.
You will conduct outreach through social media, virtual and in-person community fairs, networking events, and community meetings to expand 540’s member base.

What You’ll Do...
❏ Create social media posts and graphics that help us connect to existing and new members.
❏ Write and edit copy text to be used across all 540’s social media platforms, including email newsletters.
❏ Create marketing and social media content that is high-resolution, ADA-compliant, and in compliance with 540's branding guidelines. This includes but is not limited to graphics, flyers, gifs, and videos.
❏ Research and foster new members by being an expert resource and an active listener who is continually engaged with user feedback.
❏ Utilize our team’s best practices and workflows while also bringing innovations and creative process improvements.

❏ This position is primarily remote with monthly in-person work.
❏ Applicant needs a personal computer and access to reliable internet.
❏ Reliable transportation is necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

You’re a Great Fit for this Role If…
❏ You are a strong communicator and thrive in new settings with people whom you have never met before.
❏ Like to talk in new and different settings.
❏ Work well in a primarily remote setting.
❏ You have experience working in or studying marketing, business, communications, graphic design, English, and related disciplines.
❏ You are a self-starter who is comfortable turning big ideas into actionable processes and project plans.
❏ You can read a room and tailor your message to a specific audience.
❏ When faced with a mix of fully vetted processes, partially developed ideas, and brand-new situations, you’ll confront them and thrive.
* You are a natural connector and energized by the prospect of building relationships with local, regional, and national community-based organizations, non-profits, government agencies, corporations, and people.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional Preferred Qualifications...
❏ Self-motivated, dependable, responsible, honest, and able to work independently and remotely.
❏ Ability to interact with ease with a diverse array of community and team members.
❏ Strong communication, and organizational skills with great attention to detail.
❏ Familiarity with Microsoft Office, G-Suite, Zoom, Canva, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Mailchimp, and Eventbrite.
❏ Ability to handle multiple research projects simultaneously.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 20 hours per week

Salary and Benefits: $10,000 for 2 semesters, 15 weeks per semester
Benefits eligible; Find out more about benefits at Careers@Brockport!  This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Application Instructions: Visit jobs.hr.brockport.edu to complete an application including your cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references. 
Background Investigation Statement:
All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background check.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
Pre-employment drug test and DOT physical may be required for positions requiring a valid Class A or B CDL driver's license with passenger endorsement.

New York State Executive Order:
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Non-Discrimination Statement/Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
SUNY Brockport does not discriminate. SUNY Brockport is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the university community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.


Diversity Statement:
SUNY Brockport is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable environment that welcomes, values, and supports individuals and communities who affirm human dignity. The University provides opportunities for engagement, learning, growth, and transformation to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Reasonable Accommodations:
SUNY Brockport provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans, or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Office of Human Resources or email your request to Tamara Gouger, AVP for Human Resources and ADA Coordinator, at tgouger@brockport.edu. Determinations or requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

SUNY Brockport is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The University actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University.


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