ASUO Women’s Center
Visual Design 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: 9 month stipend beginning September 2014– June 2015, $250 a month
The Visual Design Coordinator is responsible for crafting the image of the UO Women’s Center through posters, fliers, programs, advertisements and outreach materials (brochures, pamphlets, t-shirts, table tents, ground stakes, and other promotional items).
The Visual Design 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:
- Maintain 6.5 scheduled office hours in the center (this includes event planning meetings, support group or weekly interest meetings, etc)
- Attend weekly staff meetings (1.5 hours)
- Meet with the director and office coordinator for a weekly check-in (.5 hour)
- Attend weekly Outreach meeting (1.5 hour)
Principle Duties/Job Functions:
- In consultation with Center staff, design all flyers, posters and advertisement materials for Center-related events.
- Keep abreast of center events, national and international events that affect women and bring them up to the center staff as necessary
- Responsible for producing all Women’s Center brochures, merchandise design and logos, annual reports and t-shirts
- Creating materials for fundraising efforts an ongoing programming
- 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
- Create poster for other students groups who need help
- 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:
Opportunity to develop a portfolio with a wide variety of events ranging from workshops, speaker presentations, conferences, rallies/marches and music festivals.
- Past experience in design and graphic arts required. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design CS a must.
- Able to work with self-recruited visual graphics volunteers and delegate tasks.
- 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 welcome environment for all women (including, but not limited to, women of color, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer women, nontraditional students, international women, parents, disabled women, 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.
- Demonstrated experience preferred but not required in web design preferred and Macromedia Dreamweaver.
Selection is based on design and software experience and familiarity with women’s issues. This position reports to the Director of the Women’s Center. Applications due January 2nd, 5pm.
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