About Los Huskies Fellows

The Los Huskies Fellows is a work-study or stipend position. The work of the Fellows helps to promote and support all Latinx Student Cultural Center events and initiatives, the Los Huskies Coalition, and the Los Huskies Leadership Program at Northeastern. The ideal candidate must have knowledge of the LSCC, enjoy meeting and interacting with people, and have a flexible work schedule including evenings, weekends, and some holidays. Ideal candidates will have a thorough understanding & knowledge of LSCC programs, staff, services, excellent communications skills, especially networking and word-of-mouth marketing.

Specifically Fellows will:

Support Event Planning

Los Huskies Fellows help plan and implement the Los Huskies Coalition, HHM planning committee, LSCC signature events, the LSCC Leadership Retreat, and the Los Huskies Leadership Program. Fellows are embedded into the all planning and committee work, and will work alongside LSCC staff, and report to the Director. Fellows are expected to help shape the overall design of these programs and events.

Facilitate Peer Learning

Fellows’ facilitate peer learning by collaboratively creating and facilitating workshops over the course of the year as needed. Fellows also model their understanding of diversity to engage and facilitate conversations with their peers during programs and events. Fellow will work closely with the Los Huskies Leadership Program Peer Coaches, the Los Huskies Coalition, and the Los Huskies Leadership Program cohort.

Serve as Program Representatives

Los Huskies Fellows serve as a “street team” to help to excite other students about the mission of the LSCC and the Latinx community at Northeastern. They are expected to table during campus events; find content that will engage the Latinx community in online communities and social media platforms and attend other cultural life events to help spread the word about the Los Huskies Familia and the LSCC. The LSCC fellow works with the LSCC to represent and promote the LSCC, both on and off campus. The LSCC fellows will be a face for the department, meeting with a communicating with students, faculty and staff at events and programs throughout the year.

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in at least six credits each semester
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills as well as leadership qualities
  • Reliable, flexible and punctual; ability to make deadlines
  • Available to work on occasional evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team
  • Enjoy assisting others and contributing to their success as well as the success of the LSCC
  • General awareness of issues that impact the Latinx community

Los Huskies Fellow Key Duties, Responsibilities, and Time Commitment

  • Attend the Los Huskies Leadership Overnight (Sept)
  • Attend the EMPOWER Conference as LSCC Representatives (Jan)
  • Attend periodic LSCC staff meetings (throughout the year, exact dates will be discussed and decided with Fellows)
  • Attend all Los Huskies Coalition Meetings; help plan meetings and manage all logistics (e.g. meeting invites, agenda items, etc.).
  • Assist Student Services Coordinator with Leadership program planning, cohort, and logistics.
  • Design and execute one workshop during the Los Huskies Leadership Retreat
  • Participate in events and programs, both on and off campus, representing the LSCC

History

In 1994, the Latinx Committee, a group of NU faculty, administrators, staff, and students proposed a unique plan: a Center that they could call home. Their vision was to create a Center in which people could come together and share their academic struggles and achievements, as well as their culture.

This Center would also find a way to give back to their community. The vision of a Latinx Center was a way to take a theory and to put it into practice. This theory centered around the idea of transforming the classroom experience into community related activities and services. The work of this group culminated in the creation of the Latinx Student Cultural Center and its opening on October 2, 1997.

The Ground Breaking Ceremony took place on April 29, 1997. Those who participated are some of the many people who have been and continue to be great contributors to the development of the Latinx Student Cultural Center at Northeastern University.

Why the ‘x’ in Latinx?

In 2017, the LSCC made the conscious shift from “Latino/a” to “Latinx” to honor and include members of our community who have been historically oppressed and underrepresented. This includes but is not limited to our indigenous peoples, queer and non-binary identifying individuals.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the LSCC resides on the ancestral and unceded lands of the original Massachusett people. While we acknowledge the historical context of traditional territories, we recognize Colonialism is a current and ongoing process. These territories have and continue to exist in a colonized space.

To honor and respect the diverse Indigenous peoples connected to this territory on which we gather, we acknowledge all of this, and remember that many of us are visitors on this land.

Adapted from the Asian American Cultural Center at Yale