Computer Science Diversity Equity and Inclusion Graduate Assistant (CS DEI GA)

Position Title:
Computer Science Diversity Equity and Inclusion Graduate Assistant (CS DEI GA)

Role Summary:
This position provides overall Diversity, Equity and Inclusion support for the Department of Computer Science and Statistics. In particular, the work involves participating in four specific projects: Pathways to Success in Computer Science (P2SinCS), IGT Scholarships for Women in Computer Science (WiCS), Computer Science Talent Development (TD) Summer Institute, and Computer Science K-12 Education. Your hours (20 hours per week) will be appropriately allocated among these three projects with consideration for your other priorities (i.e. school work, etc.). Other responsibilities for this position may include more short lived tasks for the CS Department at URI, including running a TA training each semester for new teaching assistants.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
P2SinCS, WiCS, TD, responsibilities:
Assist in application process
Schedule field trips to tech companies in RI and MA
Facilitate workshops on CS skills, awareness, a tips for success
Facilitate team and community building events.
Facilitate touchpoints (one-on-one appointments with students).
Organize and deliver (with faculty support) URI’s CS Talent Development Summer Institute.
Facilitate a mentorship program where students from underrepresented CS groups mentor other students from their demographic group.
CSK12 responsibilities:
Meet weekly with the CSK12 team
Run a six-week asynchronous course for CS teachers in RI committed to inclusive teaching in the CS space

Note: There is a lot of room to grow these skills while working in this position, but having the foundations of these skills will be necessary
Passion for DEI
Interest in CS Education
Collaboration and Effective Communication
Active Listening and Emotional Intelligence
Management and Organization (Experience in Google sheets/forms/documents)
Conflict Resolution and Mediation

This position is a Graduate Assistantship. It will pay full graduate tuition plus a stipend at a level appropriate for the student involved. There will be opportunities for additional financial support in the summer.

Thesis/dissertation research in Computer Science Education is possible.
A chance to make strong personal connections with the local tech industry community through planning and visiting companies in the P2S program.
A chance to gain experience working in organizations such as the URI Computer Science Department Diversity Committee and the Rhode Island Department of Education CS4RI group by being involved in regular meetings of these organizations.
The chance to have funded attendance at national conferences.
A chance to have a meaningful impact on a real problem by helping increase diversity in the tech workforce.
A chance to do very rewarding work helping students to succeed.

Apply Now:
Apply by filling the CS DEI GA application.
Deadline for application: February 28, 2023.

More Information
Contact Dr. Lisa DiPippo (