APARC Student Lead-Communication and Content Coordinator 2023-2024

Job Title:  APARC Student Lead - Communication and Content Coordinator

Location:   Asian Pacific American Resource Center, Appleby 311, East Bank Campus

Hours:   10-15 hours/week (academic year)

Required Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled as a full time undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota
  • Strong graphic design skills and ability to work across different media
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and relationship building skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to follow through with projects
  • Committed to semester or long-term employment for the position (position has potential employment options beyond a single semester)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70 and in good academic standing
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to create engaging marketing materials, content, and design using a variety of media, designs, and artistic creativity
  • Experience with photography and/or videography
  • Strong website and social media management skills
  • Able to take initiative and work independently
  • Possess an understanding of issues regarding social justice, intersectionality, oppression, and inequity
  • Possess an understanding of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students experiences and willingness to engage students about AAPI identity, culture, and history
  • Passionate about empowering future generations of AAPI students
  • Experience working with AAPI students and/or communities

About the Job

The Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) is committed to supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students thrive at the University of Minnesota. Student Leads will work to support the initiatives of the center and carry out the mission of APARC. The position is responsible for managing communication to students and the university community about APARC activities, programs, and work. In addition, the position will develop creative and engaging designs, contents, and campaigns to promote the mission and work of APARC. The position is also responsible for supporting the resource center as noted in the position duties and responsibilities. The ideal candidate for this position should be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of AAPI student perspectives and experiences in their role responsibilities, projects, and engagements with students. Knowledge and creativity to effectively reach and connect with diverse student audiences is highly desired. 

The position consists of in-person and remote responsibilities. Candidates must be available in-person during the academic semesters to staff the front desk during APARC hours of operations - which will be a shared schedule with APARC staff and other student leads. Open to coordinating staffing schedules to fit class schedules. Other APARC responsibilities that do not require in-person responsibilities can be completed remotely with supervisor guidance. The position may also require some in-person evening and weekend hours depending on student programming and event scheduling, which will be discussed in advance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Project Development and Planning
    • Develop creative marketing campaigns and content to reach a diverse student audience including use of videos, photography, social media, and other multimedia platforms
    • Design flyers, brochures, postcards, and other marketing materials for program events and activities
    • Update and maintain APARC and other program initiative branding
    • Work in partnership with other Student Leads on projects and campaigns
    • Assist with coordinating and planning student programs


  • APARC Operations (essential to in-person responsibilities and must be available for in-person hours)
    • Staff front desk, welcome, and foster community for students and visitors to the center
    • Monitor activities and ensure safe space of the center
    • Manage center space schedules and serve as a support resource for students
    • Maintain cleanliness and organization of center spaces
    • Actively attend and engage in all trainings, retreats, and meetings associated with APARC
    • Assist staff in signature APARC programs (in-person and virtual) and events throughout the semester
    • Serve as a representative of APARC to university departments, student organizations, and off campus organizations
    • Assist in additional duties as assigned

Pay and Application

Pay will commensurate with experiences and skills related to the position. Priority deadline is April 30th. Applications received after the priority deadline are not guaranteed consideration. Anticipated start date is May 30, 2023. Anticipated end date is the end of spring semester 2024 with option to continue position based on performance.

To apply, please submit your resume, unofficial transcript, and a 1 page cover letter addressing the following questions. Please attach and email all application materials to Kong Her, Director of APARC, at [email protected].

  1. Why are you interested in the position and what experiences, skills, identities, and knowledge will you bring to the position? 
  2. What do you believe are the struggles and challenges that AAPI first-year students face?
  3. As a Student Ambassador, how would you help empower AAPI students to overcome those challenges?

About the Department

The Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) is committed to ensuring AAPI students thrive in their academic journey, affirming AAPI student identity and experiences, and engaging the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities to better support AAPI students.  APARC is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant for Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI). APARC provides AAPI students with culturally relevant programs for academic success and personal development.

Learn more about APARC by visiting http://aparc.umn.edu.  Follow APARC at instagram.com/aparc.umn and facebook.com/aparc.umn.

Please contact Kong Her, Director of APARC, at [email protected] with any questions.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.