University offers to pay student to promote social justice

Celine Ryan
California Senior Campus Correspondent

  • The University of Kansas is offering to pay a student $9/hour to help administrators create "an inclusive campus community through social justice."
  • The "Student Social Justice Educator" will facilitate social justice trainings on campus, and will also work with other peer educators to "create workshops concerning issues about diversity education and social justice."
  • The University of Kansas is recruiting a “Student Social Justice Educator” to help administrators create “an inclusive campus community through social justice.”

    According to the job listing, the school is seeking at least one student to serve as an “ambassador, facilitator, and educator” to its Office of Multicultural Affairs, offering $9.00 per hour in exchange for spending 6-8 hours per week assisting the office with “its overall mission of creating an inclusive campus community through social justice.”

    The Student Social Justice Educator will "engage with fellow peer educators to create workshops concerning issues about diversity education and social justice."   

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    Specifically, the university explains that the social justice educator will create and facilitate diversity education and social justice programs, including “social justice training, workshops, and/or presentations to student organizations, classes, and/or units or groups on campus.”

    The student will also be expected to “engage with fellow peer educators to create workshops concerning issues about diversity education and social justice” and “collaborate with fellow peer educators” to promote those projects.

    Likewise, the student will also be required to “research and create educational materials” for the social justice initiatives, and to perform standard administrative tasks for the Diversity and Equality Staff.

    The candidate selected for the position will be asked to undergo “facilitator training,” as well as “other periodic training with the Administrative Assistant, Program Coordinator, Graduate Assistant,” and other staff members. 

    According to the university, a qualified candidate for the job will further display an “interest in social justice and diversity education” and a desire to work “with individuals from various backgrounds.”  

    [RELATED: Kansas State offers $140k salary for Women's Studies chair]

    KU asks that all applications be submitted by July 1, with the application review process slated to begin on the following day. The school further notes that the anticipated start date for the Student Social Justice Educator is August 13.  

    The University of Kansas did not respond to Campus Reform’s requests for comment.

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    Celine Ryan

    Celine Ryan

    California Senior Campus Correspondent

    Celine Ryan is a California Senior Campus Correspondent, and reports on liberal bias and abuse on campus for Campus Reform. Celine is a sophomore at Cuesta College, where she serves as president of Young Americans for Liberty.

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