Jobs, Scholarships and Professional Development

Check out the Wake Forest Scholars Program’s Scholarships for Women resource page for information on scholarships offered for women.

From the organizers:

We are in search of undergraduate students who may be interested in serving in the role of Program Assistant with the Summer Immersion Program. Program Assistants serve in a capacity similar to an RA, in addition to providing administrative support during the 7 weeks (June – August) of programming. This opportunity allows WFU students to serve as ambassadors to the University, while serving in a mentor role. Furthermore, Program Assistants will have opportunities to interact closely with WFU faculty and industry leaders in the following areas:
– Biosciences and Engineering
– Business and Entrepreneurship
– Dance
– Debate and Public Advocacy
– Documentary Film
– Health and Exercise Science
– Law*
– Leadership
– Medicine (Winston-Salem & Charlotte)*
– Neuroscience
– Psychology
– Sports Marketing*
– Sports Medicine
– Technology
– Visual Art  
Program Assistants receive a $400/week for 7 weeks (including training). Meals and housing are both covered. Those that drive, will be awarded free parking for the summer as well. Programs denoted with an asterisk are offered at our Wake Forest Charlotte Campus. Thus, we are hiring staff in Winston-Salem and Charlotte (Charlotte staff will live in a residence hall at nearby Johnson & Wales University).
Currently, the job is posted on Handshake here

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Office of Diversity & Inclusion

As part of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI), the Women Center’s provides workshops to increase skills and capacity for our students, faculty, and staff to support women and promote gender equity. Here’s a glimpse of offerings from our ODI partner offices: 

Gatekeepers Workshops

In fall 2009, the Office of the Provost began to offer Gatekeepers Workshops in partnership with the Wake Forest Professional Development Center. A “gatekeeper” is any member of the Wake Forest community who represents the University through his or her interaction with students, faculty, staff, and other constituents.

Open to all Wake Forest alumni, faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students.  You must register to attend through the Professional Development Center, and attend session 1 to attend session 2.

Session 1: “Enhancing Our Community Through Inclusion”

Session 2: “Cross Cultural Conflict and Dialogue”

Session 3: “Contact Theory and Dialogue”

Session 4: “Unconscious Bias”

Safe Zone Training

The Safe Zone program is an in-depth, interactive presentation designed to educate Wake Forest faculty, staff, and students about the LGBTQ community. Anti-LGBTQ bias and prejudice affects all members of a community, and we all have the opportunity to work against it. Participants learn what it means to be an ally—a person who supports and stands up for the rights of LGBTQ people—as well as how to create a Safe Zone.

Allies who have completed the training program will be given a Safe Zone sticker, identifiable to the entire campus, which may be displayed on the ally’s door to designate it as a safe place for all members of the community.

Register for the program.

Check out current professional development opportunities for WFU faculty and staff at the PDC.