Please be advised there is a quick turnaround for this deadline extension.
All Office Assistant Applicants must have Federal Work Study in order to be eligible for the position.
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 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.
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:
Red Zone Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toiletry Drive
Women of Color Retreat/Allyship Symposium
Lyllye B. Parker Women of Color Speaker Series
International Women’s Day Celebration
Take Back the Night
OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Women’s Performance Fest
Location: The Women’s Center, EMU Room 012
Compensation: $10 hour, 5-10 hours per week
Start date: September 2017
End date: June 2018
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
Organizethe toiletry drive with local domestic violence service provider for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) programming
Assists with advertising for all center-related events
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 offered interviews. Applications are submitted online via the form below. Requirements also include a resume and a list of two references to be uploaded.
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SPRING AND SUMMER 2017 GRADUATES
The ASUO Women’s Center wants to help celebrate the many cultures of the University of Oregon’s graduating students with a free stole representing your heritage or home country. We will be purchasing a stole for the first 20 applicants who are international students or students from immigrant families. Let’s celebrate and support our culturally diverse University of Oregon students! All you need to do is write a brief statement (75-100 words) telling us why your culture or heritage is important to you. See application below.
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Only the first 20 applications will be accepted, HURRY, they will not last long! Only students graduating Spring or Summer 2017 are eligible.
The order will be made on May 18, 2017. Stoles will be delivered by June 12, 2017 for you to wear at commencement on June 19, 2017.