ASUO Women’s Center
The ASUO Women’s Center seeks to provide leadership skills through experiential learning opportunities and empowerment. Our center focuses on bridging classroom learning and student activism. The WC provides education, advocacy and support via resources, referral, event coordination, support groups, lactation space, quarterly magazine, community outreach, cultural events co-sponsored with various organizations/departments, etc. in order to promote a safe, equitable and affirming campus climate for people of all genders. Student Office Assistants are vital to the mission of the center’s services and programming efforts.
The mission of the ASUO Women’s Center is to advocate for the best educational and working environment for women and people of all genders at the University of Oregon. We accomplish this by working toward societal change, the ending of oppression and by supporting personal growth.
Location: The ASUO Women’s Center is located in the new EMU, first floor.
Compensation: $10 hour, 5-10 hours per week
Start date: September, 2016 End date: June, 2017
Work Study required: Work study award will be spread out over three terms, hours will be dependent on work study amount
Office assistants are the public face of all work of the Women’s Center. Office assistants lead general awareness campaigns about the Women’s Center’s programs, events and services. Office assistants work as part of a 20 person staff, under the direction of the Women’s Center Director and Program Assistant. Office Assistants are the glue of the office.
Yearly WC Events:
- Women of Color Retreat/Ally Skills Symposium
- Lylle B. Parker Women of Color Speaker Series
- International Women’s Day
- Take Back the Night
- OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Women’s Music Festival
- Non-Traditional student activities and events
- Developing/defending WC budget for upcoming year
- Three mandatory staff trainings/retreats (one per term)
- Fall Training: September 30, October 1-2
- Winter Training January 7th
- Spring 2017
- Develop high visibility awareness campaigns for the Women’s Center
- Class raps each term about WC and resources
- Tabling about our office
- Create promotional items
- Develop innovative ways to promote involvement of the general student body in the Women’s Center
- Serve as a greeter in the Women’s Center by:
- welcoming people to the office and helping them feel they belong
- providing support, information and referrals and explain our services
- being up-to-date on Women’s Center events in order to provide necessary information to visitors and callers
- updating desk resource guide with current staff contact information, schedule, and information about events
- maintaining the social area in the lounge and front desk
- offering a hospitable and problem-solving attitude to visitors
- assisting visitors who use the Women’s Center library, maintaining the library system
- seek out resources when unaware so no one coming to the Women’s Center feels under-served
- Serve on one planning committee with a Coordinator and act as a liaison to the Office Assistant meetings
- Organize the toiletry drive with local domestic violence service provider for Dating/Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) programming.
- Assists with advertising for all center-related events
- Attend weekly staff meetings and one other approved student union/community meeting per week
- Assist with the functioning of the center (answering phones, taking messages, greeting people, etc.)
- General office support including photocopying, delivering, picking up, or posting materials on campus, working on special projects, assisting with mailings, keeping the display area current, fundraising and maintaining the library
- Help coordinate center events and reviewing and approving requests for co-sponsorships made to the center.
- Ability to work and learn with people from diverse backgrounds; to work under occasional time pressure; to listen, communicate and write effectively; to take directions and follow through on projects and assignments; to have self-initiative; to meet time commitments on scheduled work hours; to attend weekly staff meetings and occasional training sessions.
- Must have a personal commitment and sensitivity to creating a welcoming environment for all women (including, but not limited to, women of color, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer women, nontraditional students, international women, mothers, disabled women and members of all religious and ethnic groups).
- Understanding of intersectionality of all underrepresented communities and why our services for all women reflect on multiple communities.
- Willingness to be challenged and grow in a supportive environment.
- Education about or commitment to feminism is preferred.
How to Apply
Applicants are screened and the top candidates are extended interviews. Applications are submitted online via the form below. Requirements also include a resume and a list of two references to be uploaded.
Applications Due Sunday, May 22nd at Midnight.
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