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Part Time Graduate Assistantship/Part Time Program Assistant for the Women's Center

Modified: October 6, 2017
Women’s Center
Part Time Graduate Assistantship/Part Time Program Assistant
The Women’s Center reports to the Provost’s Office and is a resource for students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Women’s Center is committed to advancing gender equity and inclusion by engaging the Northwestern University community. As catalysts for change, we foster the development of individual and collective strengths to cultivate socially responsible students, staff and faculty
 
Job responsibilities
Responsibilities will vary depending on the projects assigned. The Women’s Center will make every effort to match your interests, skills and professional goals with available projects. Upcoming events include our 30th Anniversary programming as well as our ongoing programming. Our goal is to afford a means for students to turn theory into practice and to acquire an understanding of the many functions and services that the Women’s Center provides to the Northwestern community.
 
Overall responsibilities include:
  • Assists the Women’s Center staff with the development and implementation of educational, cultural, and social programs to serve the Northwestern undergraduate and graduate studentcommunities.
  • Serves on the Center’s Advisory Board as the graduate studentrepresentative.
  • Assists in the development and distribution of marketingmaterials.
  • Assists with the Center’s public relations outreach, including social media, website & other sources ofcommunication.
  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively with other Women’s Center staff; collaborates with the other Northwestern campus units and academic programs, and stakeholders from thecommunity.
  • Answers constituent’s requests for information about the Center and ourservices.
  • Researches issues related to gender equity and prepares reports of findings, asneeded.
  • Attends ALL staff meetings and retreats and participates in professional developmentactivities
  • Attends Women's Centerprograms
  • Keeps up to date with current research and practice trends in the fields of women’s, gender and sexualitystudies.
  • Other duties to be assigned by the Director, in addition to assisting with general officetasks.
 
Qualifications
The Women’s Center is seeking reliable, dedicated self-starters to work in an affirming environment, which strives to promote awareness and understanding of issues that affect people who identify as women as well as others experiencing societal marginalization. Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidate must be competent in working with people from diverse social, cultural, racial, economic and educational backgrounds. Ideal candidates will have a commitment to actively creating a welcoming gender responsive environment, including, but not limited to women identified people who face additional marginalization due to their race, ethnicity, class, sexual identity, citizenship status, religion, age, or disability.
 
The Women’s Center is committed to supporting the growth and development of students who wish to focus on women’s, gender, and social justice issues. Student workers are encouraged to take on and share leadership roles, recognize hidden talents, think critically, challenge assumptions, and initiate new activities.
 
Compensation
This assistantship is a half-time assistantship, 20 hours per week, on a 9-month appointment with the possibility of summer employment. There will be some evening and weekend work hours required.
 
Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to womenscenter@northwestern.edu by October 13,2017.
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