ASUO Women’s Center
Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator
The ASUO Women’s Center seeks to provide leadership skills through employment and empowerment. Our center focuses on bridging classroom learning and student activism. Student Coordinator positions comprise the heart of the center’s services and programming efforts.
The center provides information, support, and services to facilitate education around issues of feminism, women and gender. It fosters an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty can engage in discussions and activities that empower women as individuals and as a community. Services include, but are not limited to: resources and referral, advocacy, events planning and coordination, support groups, the center’s quarterly magazine, community outreach, and cultural events co-sponsored with other student organizations.
Integral to all of our work is the commitment to examining intersecting oppressions and creating conditions that allow for all people to share safely and equally in the opportunities and resources provided by UO. These support services are designed to reflect and enhance the unique goals, expectations, and aspirations of all students. Programs and services also assist students in addressing contemporary issues confronting them.
The ASUO Women’s Center acknowledges and serves women of different racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, political view, and national origin, and is committed to being a multicultural program that sustains and integrates different perspectives and sensibilities. The center is committed to promoting an environment of mutual understanding where all individuals are respected.
The mission of the ASUO Women’s Center is to advocate for the best educational and working environment for the women at the University of Oregon. We accomplish this by working toward societal change, the ending of oppression and by supporting personal growth.
Term of Contract:
6 months (January through June)
Stipend: 6 month stipend beginning January 2014– June 2015, $250 a month
This position creates the vision for the office around issues of sexual violence prevention and education and how this is expressed through the center. The Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator (SVP & Ed) aims to create a campus environment that supports survivors of sexual and dating violence and hold perpetrators accountable through organizing events, facilitating conversations, and developing promotional material. During fall term, the SVP & Ed Coordinator organizes the “Red Zone Campaign” aimed as raising awareness about sexual violence on campuses. Working collaboratively with Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator plans Take Back the Night to give space for survivor voices to be heard on campus and in the Eugene/Springfield community.
The Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator will maintain a minimum of 10 office hours per week and attend all mandatory events including retreats, budget hearings and student coordinator produced events. Specifically, they will:
- Keep a minimum of 6 scheduled office hours in the center
- Attend weekly staff meetings (1.5 hours)
- Meet with the director for a weekly check-in (.5 hour)
- Meet with SASS Coordinator for a weekly check-in (1 hour)
- Attend the SASS training in fall (40 hours)
- Serve on Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP), attend monthly meetings first Wednesday of each month (1.5 hours per month – adjust office hours accordingly)
Principle Duties/Job Functions:
- Organize the Red Zone Campaign (higher rates of sexual assault during first 6 weeks of the term) through programming efforts in October-November
- Organize Take Back the Night (Spring Term April 30, 2015) in collaboration with Sexual Assault Support Services.
- Work with Women’s Center staff to ensure that the Center is well versed on issues pertaining to sexual and interpersonal violence.
- Serve as the liaison between SASS and the Women’s Center. Clarify liaison and stay connected to SASS through discussions and event planning logistics. Represent Center during SASS/WC planning meetings and report back to WC during our weekly staff meeting.
- Write one article for the Siren Magazine
- Attend monthly ASAP meetings as possible and act as liaison between the Women’s Center and ASAP regarding sexual and interpersonal violence prevention and education.
- Attend SASS 40-hour Volunteer Training and Womenspace Training (Summer or Fall)
- Keep abreast of center events, national and international events that affect women and bring them up to the center staff as necessary
- Assist with the functioning of the center (answering phones, taking messages, greeting people, etc.)
- In conjunction with Office Coordinator, manage budget that includes coordinating center events and reviewing and approving requests for co-sponsorships made to the center.
- Attend mandatory Women’s Center events throughout the year (one per issues/related coordinator), including:
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month toiletry drive and Red Zone sexual assault awareness campaign: October 2014
- Women’s Center Open House: October 2014
- Women of Color Speaker Series: Winter 2014
- Attend mandatory budget hearing during Winter term
- International Women’s Day: March 8, 2015
- Take Back the Night: April 30, 2015
- OUT/LOUD Queer Women’s Music Festival: May 16, 2015
- Develop budget request and defend for upcoming year (winter term)
- Attend three mandatory staff trainings/retreats (one per term)
- Fall Training October 3-5
- Winter Training January 10
Learning and Leadership Opportunities:
The Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator has the opportunity to make connections on a local, state and national level in the areas of campus violence prevention. Serve as the student voice with the UO Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention made up of campus administrators, faculty and staff working on comprehensive ways to end sexual violence and adequately address the needs of survivors. Event coordination of a multi-destination rally, march and speak out. Examine and apply feminist theories of intersectionality to understand and approach gender violence.
- Must be a reliable, dedicated worker
- Demonstrated background in working on sexual assault prevention and education, and with diverse populations.
- Background in programming, conference planning and implementation preferred
- Ability to dedicate at least 10 hours a week to the Center.
- Strong aural, oral and written communication skills
- Successful experience in a work setting that requires teamwork and cooperative working relationships.
- Ability to establish time-lines and priorities for completing projects.
- 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, intersex, queer and questioning women, nontraditional students, international women, parents, women with dis/ablilities and members of all religious and ethnic groups)
- Enrolled for a minimum of 8 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours at the University of Oregon.
Selection is based on sexual violence prevention and support experience, ability to inspire other to action and familiarity with women’s issues. Most coordinators report to the Director of the Women’s Center. Application due May 18, 5pm.
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