ASUO Women’s Center – Public Relations Coordinator
Student Leadership Overview – 2017-2018
The ASUO 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 of the ASUO 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:
- Women of Color Retreat/Ally Skills Symposium
- Lyllye B. Parker Women of Color Speaker Series
- International Women’s Day
- Take Back the Night
- OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Women’s Music Festival
- Fall and Winter Staff Training
- Developing/defending WC budget for upcoming year
Public Relations Coordinator Experiential Learning Opportunities:
- Coordinating media relations and outreach as the WC spokesperson through print, radio and television outlets
- Composing official Press Releases in response to media inquiries for WC events
- Developing collaborative relationships with local media contacts
- Increasing public speaking and telephone communication skills
- Creating and maintaining WC social media sites and activity (Facebook, OrgSync, twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.)
- Developing a rich public relations portfolio from a wide variety of events ranging from workshops, speaker presentations, conferences, rallies, marches and music festivals
- Acting as an Authorized Signer for purchase orders, budget requests and Supervisor for Student Leadership Stipends
- Contributing written content or artwork to The Siren Magazine
Responsibilities of ASUO Stipend Recipient
Each student leadership stipend recipient has a number of responsibilities associated with your leadership and educational development. These responsibilities are tied to the mission, goals, and bylaws of your student organization. As a stipend recipient, you will generally be expected to:
- Fulfill position responsibilities and participate in organizational meetings, events, and activities in the manner outlined in your organization’s bylaws.
- Represent your organization in a positive manner, as it seeks to uphold its stated mission and fulfill its goals.
- Strive to understand and uphold the policies and procedures required of all ASUO-recognized organizations including Incidental fee expenditures.
- Contribute to a culture of respect through positive communication and interaction with your Student Organization Director, within your organization, across campus, and in the broader community. Collaborate internally and externally in order to pursue organizational and positional goals/responsibilities.
- Embrace organizational endeavors as opportunities for learning and growth and encourage member growth through participation. Support organization-wide efforts, including recruitment, retention, and the revision of mission/goals/bylaws.
- Correspond in viewpoint neutral manner and apply viewpoint neutrality to any financial decisions made as a function of your role.
- Inform Student Organization Director if you are unable to meet the responsibilities of your role or wish to resign.
What is a stipend?
As described by federal wage and labor laws, a stipend is a leadership-focused organizational role with clearly identified learning objectives.
What is the difference between a stipend role and an hourly wage position?
Stipend roles are leadership focused and contain clear links to learning objectives. Stipends are NOT reflective of the amount of time spent conducting tasks for your organization.
Selection is based on public relations experience and familiarity with women’s and gender issues. This Student Leader is advised by the Director of the Women’s Center.