APARC Student Lead-Intersectional Identities Program (IID) Program Coordinator 2023-2024

Job Title: APARC Student Lead - Intersectional Identities Dialogue (IID) Program Coordinator

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

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled as a full time student at the University of Minnesota
  • Ability to manage group dynamics and facilitate dialogues
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and relationship building skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Commitment to year-long employment for the position
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Possess a strong understanding of issues regarding social justice, intersectionality, oppression, and inequity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer an upper level (2nd year or higher) undergraduate student
  • Hold a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70 and in good academic standing
  • Experience serving in AAPI leadership positions and working with AAPI students
  • Experience in educational, cultural, and identity based event planning
  • Experience in intersectional identity work
  • Passionate about empowering future generations of AAPI students
  • Able to be employed for full academic year 2022-2023

About the Job

The Intersectional Identities Dialogue (IID) Program Coordinator will work with professional staff in the management, implementation, and coordination of the Intersectional Identities Dialogue Program. The program engages students with activities about intersectional identities and experiences of AAPI students.  Intersectionality, a term developed by professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, refers to the convergence of multiple social identities, including race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, ability, among other identity categories. The program supports students to explore, understand, and grow in their own identities through their experiences as college students.  

The position will be tasked with organizing activities, which consist of social engagements, discussions, presentations, and/or workshops that are related to intersectional identities and experiences of AAPI students. The position will work closely with APARC staff to plan activities, facilitate programming, and continuously develop the program to support students. The position consists of in-person and remote responsibilities. Candidates must be available in-person during 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

  • Program Planning and Coordination
    • Develop and implement program activities to educate and support students about topics related to intersectional identities of AAPI students
    • Research and gather information about intersectional identities topics and experiences
    • Maintain program feedback and student evaluations with program participation
    • Meet 1on1 with APARC Graduate Assistant or staff for support with program planning and implementation
    • Work with APARC staff and student workers to develop marketing and communications materials for students to participate in program activities


  • Leadership and Development
    • Lead and facilitate program activities
    • Model positive and inclusive behavior
    • Support students in the program through program activities, informal mentorship, and connection to resources
    • Attend campus and community sponsored programs, events, and lectures related to intersectionality and social justice


  • 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. Position is 10-15 hours per week. Priority deadline is April 30th. Applications received after the priority deadline are not guaranteed consideration. Anticipated start date is August 21st, 2023. Anticipated end date is the end of spring semester 2024 with option to continue position based on performance.

Please submit your resume, unofficial transcript, and a 1 page cover letter addressing the following questions so that your application is fully considered. Please attach and email all application materials to Kong Her, Program Director, 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 that Asian American and Pacific Islander students, and particularly those who hold multiple marginalized identities, face?
  3. As a Student Lead, how would you help empower Asian American and Pacific Islander 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 the 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 aparc.umn.edu.  Follow APARC at instagram.com/aparc.umn and facebook.com/aparc.umn

Please contact Kong Her, Program Director, 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.

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