The Women’s Center is Hiring Student Leaders for 2020-2021!

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31!

Click on positions for descriptions and to apply, or scroll through all applications below…

Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator
LGBTQIA+ Coordinator
Digital Media Content Coordinator
Visual Design Coordinator
Office Assistant Positions

 

  • Digital Media Content Coordinator

    Application deadline August 31st at 11:59pm.

    Women’s Center – Digital Media Content Coordinator
    Student Leadership Overview

    The 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 Coordinators comprise the heart of the center’s services and programming efforts.

    The Mission:
    The mission of the 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.

    Yearly WC Events:
    • “The Red Zone” Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign
    • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toiletry Drive
    • Womxn of Color Symposium/Allyship Symposium
    • Lyllye B. Parker Womxn of Color Speaker Series
    • International Womxn’s Day Celebration
    • Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
    • OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Womxn’s Performance Fest

    Digital Media Content Coordinator Experiential Learning Opportunities:
    • Developing and creating original digital content (social media graphics and video productions including webinars and virtual performances, speakers, etc.) to promote and disseminate Women’s Center events and initiatives via our website, social media platforms, and YouTube
    • Working collaboratively and cohesively as a team with the Visual Design Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator to solicit, create and launch promotional materials
    • Increasing technical skills and developing a rich digital media content portfolio from a wide variety of events ranging from workshops, speaker presentations, conferences, rallies, marches and music festivals
    • Centering a trauma-informed, student and survivor centered, intersectional feminist lens in all facets of original digital media content
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with students, faculty, staff and campus committees to promote WC events
    • Contributing written content or artwork to The Siren Magazine

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  • LGBTQIA+ Coordinator Application

    Application due by August 31st at 11:59pm.

    Women’s Center – LGBTQIA+ Coordinator
    Student Leadership Overview

    The 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 Coordinators comprise the heart of the center’s services and programming efforts.

    The Mission:
    The mission of the 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.

    Yearly WC Events:
    • “The Red Zone” Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign
    • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toiletry Drive
    • Womxn of Color Symposium/Allyship Symposium
    • Lyllye B. Parker Womxn of Color Speaker Series
    • International Womxn’s Day Celebration
    • Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
    • OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Womxn’s Performance Fest

    Public Relations Coordinator Experiential Learning Opportunities and Goals:
    • Coordinating the OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Womxn’s Music Festival
    • Coordinating the PANSY LGBTQIA+ Social Support Group
    • Developing collaborative relationships with other student organizations and departments, including LGBTQA3, OUTLaws, QTSOC, LGBTESSP, OUTeachOUT, etc.
    • Initiating critical dialogue with WC Staff regarding national and international events that affect LGBTQIA+ women and non-binary people
    • Contributing written content or artwork to The Siren Magazine

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  • Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator Application

    Application due by August 31st at 11:59pm.

    Women’s Center – Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator
    Student Leadership Overview

    The 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 Coordinators comprise the heart of the center’s services and programming efforts.

    The Mission:
    The mission of the 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.

    Yearly WC Events:
    • “The Red Zone” Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign
    • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toiletry Drive
    • Womxn of Color Symposium/Allyship Symposium
    • Lyllye B. Parker Womxn of Color Speaker Series
    • International Womxn’s Day Celebration
    • Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
    • OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Womxn’s Performance Fest

    Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator Experiential Learning Opportunities:
    • Coordinating Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak-Out
    • Coordinating Red Zone Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign
    • Co-facilitating Take Back the Night Committee Meetings with Sexual Assault Support Services
    • Developing collaborative relationships with other student organizations and departments, including Sexual Wellness Advocacy Team, UO Organization Against Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence Prevention and Education and Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Response Services in the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Survivor Legal Services, etc.
    • Contributing written content or artwork to The Siren Magazine

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  • Visual Design Coordinator Application

    Application due by August 31st at 11:59pm.

    Women’s Center – Visual Design Coordinator
    Student Leadership Overview

    The 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 Coordinators comprise the heart of the center’s services and programming efforts.

    The Mission:
    The mission of the 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.

    Yearly WC Events:
    • “The Red Zone” Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign
    • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toiletry Drive
    • Womxn of Color Symposium/Allyship Symposium
    • Lyllye B. Parker Womxn of Color Speaker Series
    • International Womxn’s Day Celebration
    • Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
    • OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Womxn’s Performance Fest

    Visual Design Coordinator Experiential Learning Opportunities and Goals:
    • Developing the visual image of the WC through posters, fliers, programs, advertisements and other outreach materials (brochures, pamphlets, t-shirts, ground stakes, etc.)
    • Increasing visual design skills through use of relevant media programs like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design CS
    • Developing a rich visual design portfolio from a wide variety of events ranging from workshops, speaker presentations, conferences, rallies, marches and music festivals
    • Contributing written content or artwork to The Siren Magazine

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  • Office Assistant Application

    Applications due by August 31st at 11:59pm.

    Women’s Center – Office Assistant
    Position Description

    The 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:
    The mission of the 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.

    Purpose:
    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, supervised by the Women’s Center Director and Administrative Program Assistant.

    Yearly WC Events:
    • “The Red Zone” Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign
    • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toiletry Drive
    • Womxn of Color Symposium/Allyship Symposium
    • Lyllye B. Parker Womxn of Color Speaker Series
    • International Womxn’s Day Celebration
    • Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
    • OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Womxn’s Performance Fest

    Location: The Women’s Center, EMU Room 012
    Compensation: Federal Minimum Wage, 5-10 hours per week
    Start date: October 2020
    End date: June 2021

    Responsibilities:
    • Host annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toiletry Drive
    • Serve as a greeter in the Women’s Center
    o Welcoming people to the office and helping them feel they belong
    o Providing support, information and referrals and explain our services
    o Being up-to-date on Women’s Center events in order to provide necessary information to visitors and callers
    o Updating desk resource guide with current staff contact information, schedule, and information about events
    o Maintaining the social area in the lounge and front desk
    o Offering a hospitable and problem-solving attitude to visitors
    o Assisting visitors who use the WC library, maintaining the library system
    o Seek out resources when unaware so no one coming to the WC feels under-served
    • Develop high visibility awareness campaigns for the Women’s Center
    o Class raps each term about WC and resources
    o Tabling about our office
    o Create promotional items
    o Develop innovative ways to promote involvement of the general student body with the WC
    • 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
    • Help coordinate and execute WC events
    • Attend Weekly All Staff Meetings

    Prerequisite Skills/Requirements:
    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 and people of all genders (including, but not limited to, Women of Color, LGBTQIA+ People, Non Traditional Students, International Students, Student Parents, Disabled Students and members of all religious and ethnic groups).

    Understanding of intersectionality of all underrepresented communities and why our services for all women and people of all genders serve multiple communities.

    Willingness to be challenged and grow in a supportive environment.

    Education about or commitment to intersectional feminism is preferred.

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Deadline for submissions is July 31st at 11:59pm!

OUT/LOUD 2020: Experimental Music Production Featuring Guayaba

The Women’s Center has been proud to hold our most celebratory event of the year at the end of Spring Term: OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Womxn’s Performance Fest. We lovingly refer to it as the Queer and Trans Beach Party of our Dreams, complete with electric palm trees, photobooths, music, poetry and most importantly – Radical Queer and Trans Joy in Community.

Unfortunately, the landscape is significantly different this year under the COVID-19 pandemic and we have had to transform the event entirely. However, because we are committed to amplifying the voices, honoring the resiliency and COMPENSATING the labor of Queer and Trans People of Color, this year OUT/LOUD became an essential, real, raw, honest conversation between our LGBTQIA+ Coordinator, KW, and the Tacoma, Washington-based Indie Musician and Performer Guayaba.

Join us for the educational webinar “OUT/LOUD 2020: Experimental Music Production Featuring Guayaba” about creatively, emotionally and financially surviving during a crisis as KW and Guayaba discuss mental health, sex work, content creation, capitalism, community, healing, organizing virtually, the gig industry, cyberpunk, FOMO and self-care in the time of COVID.

And please know that the University of Oregon Women’s Center firmly supports members of the LGBTQIA+ Community and will continue to fight for the rights and dignity of all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identities/expressions and intersections of identity. We celebrate YOU.

With Love and Solidarity, The Women’s Center <3

LINK: https://tinyurl.com/OUTLOUD2020-Webinar

#OUTLOUD2020 #Guayaba #LGBTQIA #QTPOC #IndieArtists #COVID #RadicalJoy #Healing #Community

Art by Kiva Hanson/Design by KW Lau

Take Back the Night 2020 – Final Rally Speakers Angela // Lauri // WC and VIRTUAL MARCH

The UO Women’s Center so proudly presents the FINAL night of our “Take Back the Night 2020 – Collective Healing at a Distance” Virtual Rally! Please join Angela as she addresses the intersections of Sexual and Domestic Violence and Native American/Indigenous Communities as well as the unacceptable prevalence of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Afterwards, please join Lauri to close out the Rally as she shares with us the intersections of Sexual and Domestic Violence and the Disabled Community, lessons on dignity, respect and consent for interacting with Disabled People as well as her guidance for how to heal through our own journeys after trauma. Special Guest appearance by her semi-retired Guide Dog Kimble.

Following the Rally is “A Collective Message from the UO Women’s Center Staff from our Spaces to Yours” and the Take Back the Night 2020 – Collective Healing at a Distance VIRTUAL MARCH! Please see below for full details!

With Love and Solidarity, The UO Women’s Center.

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-Angela

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-Lauri

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-WC

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-VirtualMarch

*Please note that this link will take you to the UOTBTN2020@gmail.com Google Drive where the Take Back the Night 2020 Virtual March video is located (as the file became too large for direct upload to our blogs.uoregon.edu/women) and requires no log-in for a wider audience to view. Please be advised that the quality of the video is greatly improved if downloaded to your device.

(The Take Back the Night 2020 Virtual March will also be uploaded to Microsoft Stream which will require a UO ID for access. LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-VirtualMarchStream)

Take Back the Night 2020 – Rally Speakers KW // Mandy

The UO Women’s Center so proudly presents night three of our “Take Back the Night 2020 – Collective Healing at a Distance” Virtual Rally! Please join KW as they address the intersections of Sexual and Domestic Violence and the LGBTQIA+ Community, as well as how we must honor the right to dignity, respect, agency and bodily autonomy for Sex Workers and BIPOC Folks. Afterwards, please join Mandy as she shares her personal healing and rebuilding process “brick by brick” after trauma and how as a Parent and a Survivor she teaches the importance of consent to her young sons on a daily basis.

With Love and Solidarity, The UO Women’s Center.

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-KW

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-Mandy

 

Take Back the Night 2020 Rally Speakers – UO Muxeres // Francesca

The UO Women’s Center so proudly presents night two of our “Take Back the Night 2020 – Collective Healing at a Distance” Virtual Rally! Please join Student Organization UO Muxeres as they address the intersections of Sexual and Domestic Violence and the Latinx Community. Afterwards, please join Francesca as she shares her own healing journey after multiple traumas and addresses the essential need for Allies in our mission to support survivors.

With Love and Solidarity, The UO Women’s Center.

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-Muxeres

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-Fran

Take Back the Night 2020 – Rally Speakers Olivia and Fatima

The UO Women’s Center so proudly presents our “Take Back the Night 2020 – Collective Healing at a Distance” Virtual Rally! Please join Olivia Rodriguez, Women’s Center Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator, and Fatima Roohi Pervaiz, Women’s Center Director, as they introduce and provide an overview of this year’s remote event, address the power and control dynamics of Domestic Violence, National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the impact of this current pandemic on safety. Resources for support will also be provided.

With Love and Solidarity, The UO Women’s Center.

Take Back the Night 2020 – Collective Healing at a Distance

The UO Women’s Center’s “Take Back the Night 2020 – Collective Healing at a Distance” begins TONIGHT at 6pm! Links to our Virtual Rally Speakers will be posted on Instagram, Facebook and our blogs.uoregon.edu/women every night 4/27-4/30 at 6pm! UO ID required to view Rally Speaker videos.

 

Please note: There will NOT be a Take Back the Night Speak Out this year. However, additional programming will be provided by the student organization Organization Against Sexual Assault (OASA) via Zoom following the Take Back the Night Virtual March on Thursday 4/30 at 7pm. Again, that will be a student-led discussion space and NOT a Speak Out. Please follow @uo_oasa on Instagram for more information.

 

This is a survivor-centered movement and a sacred space. We will not tolerate or engage with any actions which seek to disrespect that.

 

#TakeBackTheNight2020 #TBTN2020 #TBTN #VirtualRally #SAAM

Take Back the Night 2020!

The UO Women’s Center Presents: Take Back the Night 2020 – A Remote Movement Against Sexual and Domestic Violence! Please join us April 27th-April 30th for “Collective Healing at a Distance.” Stay tuned on our Instagram (@uo_womenscenter) and our Facebook (UO Women’s Center) for ways to engage as a loving, affirming and supportive community for survivors! YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We promise.

*JOIN* Take Back the Night 2020 – “Collective Healing at a Distance” by submitting your Virtual March Posters to have you and/or your poster featured in a slideshow after our final Rally Speaker on Thursday 4/30! Please DM us or email SVPEWC@gmail.com with your submissions! Deadline for submissions is 4/29 at 11:59pm. PEOPLE UNITE, TAKE BACK THE NIGHT!

#FeministHive #Resistance #Resilience #Survival #RadicalJoy #TBTN #SAAM

Please share widely!

Questions about TBTN can be emailed to SVPEWC@gmail.com or fpervaiz@uoregon.edu.

A Message from Fatima Roohi Pervaiz, UO Women’s Center Director, regarding Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence:

Dear UO Campus Community,

After receiving guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our Federal, State and Local Government as well as Senior Leadership of the University of Oregon and the Division of Student Life, it is with a sincerely heavy heart that I officially announce the cancellation of this year’s Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence on April 30th starting at 6pm in the EMU Amphitheater.

Given the large number of attendees and the risks associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic, we must take every precaution to prevent the spread of the virus to the Campus Community and any vulnerable folks who may in turn be exposed.

Yet now more than ever as people are experiencing unprecedented levels of isolation due to social distancing and quarantines (possibly in the same home with their abusers), supporting Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence is essential. Olivia Rodriguez, the Women’s Center’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator, and I are working tirelessly to transform TBTN into a remote movement that continues to support survivors and amplify the voices of marginalized communities.

So although Take Back the Night as it has always been (with an in-person Rally, March and Speak Out) is officially canceled – we will still host a version of Take Back the Night at the end of April which will be digitally archived and saved for folks to view when and where it is safe for them to do so.

Please stay tuned for official updates on how and when to engage in this year’s transformed TBTN – and remember that the UO Women’s Center is committed to our trauma informed, student and survivor-centered, intersectional feminist, anti-oppression mission.

I am sincerely so sorry that this is where we have landed. But I assure you that we as a community will push through. We will do this because we are so resilient, so powerful and so worthy of the safety and loving support that Take Back the Night has always provided.

Any questions or concerns related to TBTN can be emailed to me at fpervaiz@uoregon.edu or Olivia at SVPEWC@gmail.com.

For ‪24/7 confidential support and resources about sexual violence, please call 541.346.SAFE or visit SAFE.uoregon.edu.

With Love and Solidarity,

Fatima Roohi Pervaiz

Dear UO Students:  The Women’s Center Book Aid program has reached its budgeted limit for the Spring 2020 Term.  Please check our RESOURCES page for other options.

Please check in the week prior to Week One of Fall Term to apply for Fall Term Book Aid. Set your calendar to check our blog on Monday, September 21, 2020.