Office Assistant Application

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 Retreat/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: Current Oregon Minimum Wage, 5-10 hours per week (Federal Work Study Award required)

Start date: October 2019

End date: June 2020

Responsibilities:

  • Host annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toiletry Drive
    • Serve as a greeter in the Women’s Center
  • 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 WC library, maintaining the library system
  • 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
    • 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 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.

Office Assistant Application

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Disability Justice Coordinator Application

Women’s Center – Disability Justice Coordinator

Student Leadership Overview – 2019-2020

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

Disability Justice Coordinator Experiential Learning Opportunities and Goals:

  • Developing collaborative relationships with the Accessible Education Center, the University Counseling and Testing Center and University Leadership to advocate for a more accessible campus
  • Developing collaborative relationships with other student organizations, including AccessABILITY Student Union, Safe Ride, LGBTQA3, the Duck Nest, etc.
  • Hosting workshops and programs designed to educate and inform the community about ableism, accessibility and inclusion
  • Initiating critical dialogue with WC Staff regarding national and international events that affect Disabled women and Non-Binary People
  • Contributing written content or artwork to The Siren Magazine

Selection Method:

Selection is based on experience with disability justice and familiarity with women’s and gender issues. This Student Leader reports to the Administrative Program Assistant of the Women’s Center.

Disability Justice Coordinator Application

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Non Traditional Student Coordinator Application

Women’s Center – Non Traditional Student Coordinator

Student Leadership Overview – 2019-2020

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

Non Traditional Student Coordinator Experiential Learning Opportunities and Goals:

  • Developing and coordinating a “Family Friendly Study Space” Program
  • Coordinating Fall and Spring “Toy and Clothing Swap” with Non Traditional Student Union
  • Coordinating a workshop for annual “Bring your Daughters and Sons to Work Day”
  • Co-coordinating Women’s Veteran’s Week with Veteran’s and Family Student Association
  • Developing collaborative relationships with other student organizations and departments, including Non-Traditional Student Union, Veteran’s and Family Student Association, Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Engagement and Success, Lane Community College Women in Transition Programs, etc.
  • Contributing written content or artwork to The Siren Magazine

 Selection Method:

Selection is based on experience with Non Traditional Student advocacy and familiarity with women’s and gender issues. This Student Leader reports to the Administrative Program Assistant of the Women’s Center.

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LGBTQIA+ Coordinator Application

Women’s Center – LGBTQIA+ Coordinator

Student Leadership Overview – 2019-2020

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

LGBTQIA+ Coordinator Experiential Learning Opportunities and Goals:

  • Coordinating the OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Womxn’s Performance Fest
  • Coordinating the PANSY Queer and Trans 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

 Selection Method:

Selection is based on experience with LGBTQIA+ advocacy and familiarity with women’s and gender issues. This Student Leader reports to the Director of the Women’s Center.

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International Student Coordinator Application

Women’s Center – International Student Coordinator

Student Leadership Overview 2019-2020

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

International Student Coordinator Experiential Learning Opportunities and Goals:

  • Coordinating International Womxn’s Day Celebration
  • Coordinating weekly International Student Grocery Shopping Trip
  • Co-facilitating International Women’s Support Group with the University Counseling Center
  • Developing collaborative relationships with other student organizations and departments, including MCC, ISA, Mills International Center, Ethnic Studies, International Studies, etc.
  • Contributing written content or artwork to The Siren Magazine

Selection Method:

Selection is based on experience with International Student populations and familiarity with women’s and gender issues. This Student Leader reports to the Director of the Women’s Center.

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The Siren Editor-in-Chief Application

Women’s Center – The Siren Editor-in-Chief

Student Leadership Overview – 2019-2020

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

The Siren Editor-in-Chief Experiential Learning Opportunities:

  • Expanding written communication skills through magazine-style writing and editing
  • Enhancing visual design skills through use of relevant media programs like Adobe Creative Suite
  • Managing and coordinating a free-lance contributor base and Editorial Board
  • Developing a rich publication portfolio with pieces from a wide variety of contributor experiences and events ranging from workshops, speaker presentations, conferences, rallies, marches and music festivals
  • Developing collaborative relationships with contributors, other campus publications and School of Journalism and Communications

Selection Method:

Selection is based on design, software and publication experience as well as familiarity with women’s and gender issues. This Student Leader reports to the Director of the Women’s Center.

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Please be advised that the Women’s Center will be closed from 2-4pm on Friday, June 7th for our All Staff Leadership and Evaluation Retreat.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you are in need of immediate assistance please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 541.346.3216.

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

For support and resources about incidents of bias or hate, please visit RESPECT.uoregon.edu. 

Please take so much care.