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ASOSU Associate for Womxn Affairs

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please apply into this posting and provide all required application materials. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Student Support Services
Job Title ASOSU Associate for Womxn Affairs
Appointment Type Student Employee
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Min Hourly Rate $12.00
Max Hourly Rate *
Position Summary

The Associate for Womxn Affairs will assist with outreach and advocacy with and on behalf of womxn and femme students, working to ensure that all womxn and femme students on campus are supported, and engage in assistance with gaining access to resources that can be useful to the mission of ASOSU within Oregon State University.

The Associate for Womxn Affairs will also work closely with other members of the ASOSU Executive branch and the Diversity Team to develop diversity-based initiatives and programs to raise awareness and engage the student body on issues related to the womxn community and other diversity focuses.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Support position for ASOSU at Oregon State University.

Position Duties

Collaboration & Advocacy Work (40%):
-Create collaborative programs pertaining to women students, intersectionality, and issues impacting women locally, nationally
-Co-manage and maintain the gender work network.
-Continually and consistently work with other members of the Diversity Team to create, advocate, and achieve diversity-based initiatives and campaigns.
-Attend and be visible at events and programs on campus that are relevant to women students and work or areas that intersect with women affairs.
-Attend weekly staff meetings at the Women’s Center, as well as one other cultural center as decided by the Diversity Team/Director of Diversity Initiatives.
-Work closely with relevant faculty, administrators, directors and staff, as well as attend staff meetings of Women’s Center,
Women of Color Initiatives, President’s Commission of the Status of Women, Women Gender and Sexuality Studies department and other womxn student resources.
-Outreach to other student organizations, academic colleges and administrative areas addressing similar issues including, but not limited to, Intercultural Student Services, Diversity and Cultural Engagement, INTO OSU, and University Housing and Dining Services (i.e. CRF programming and UHDS’s Diversity Initiatives Programming).
-Outreach to the Office of Institutional Diversity and Diversity & Cultural Engagement for updates on university initiatives regarding diversity and social justice projects
-Communicate thoroughly, as well as bring all updates to the Director of Diversity Initiatives on women’s student issues on a bi-weekly basis
-Work closely with the Our Little Village and resources on campus related to Student Parents; advocate for issues related to Student Parents.
-Collaborate with the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center, Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Womens’ Center, ASOSU SafeRide, Coordinator of Wellness Affairs with the planning of Take Back the Night
-Support in the planning of the Oregon Students of Color Conference in November at OSU

Community Development (20%):
-Be a student advocate for women’s affairs and strive to create a safe, open environment
-Attend Welcome Week events related to Women’s affairs, such as events at the Women’s Center and other cultural centers on campus. Make contact with two cultural centers by the end of Week 3 of Fall Term and attend meetings in their spaces.
-Promote leadership for women on campus, especially with regards to increasing their numbers and influence in policy making
-Continuation of the White Ribbon Campaign
-Work closely with the Executive Director of Government Relations and Assistant Director of Government Relations on issues and policies concerning women students in higher education, including but not limited to Vote OR Vote and Unite the Vote
-Conduct research projects, such as surveys, petitions and focus groups to gather student concerns and interests, and represent those interests to ASOSU branches and OSU administrators
-Promote awareness of sexual assault within SafeRide, ASOSU, and the OSU community through the It’s On Us campaign
-Be informed on recent and relevant knowledge of ASOSU and ASOSU programs
-Foster positive and welcoming working relationships not only with ASOSU members, but also campus and community members
-Outreach to the Office of Institutional Diversity and Diversity & Cultural Engagement for updates on university initiatives regarding diversity and social justice projects

Administration (20%):
-Work with other ASOSU Executive Staff to address issues of intersectional identities
-Advise the Executive Cabinet on womxn issues
-Report to the ASOSU Senate and House of Representatives at least once per term on the campaigns and goals of the task force.
-Meet bi-weekly with the Director of Diversity Programs
-Meet with the Diversity Team weekly.
-Actively participate with the ASOSU team
-Work at least 7 in-office hours, and 8 other hours, totaling 15 hours completed weekly during the academic year

Other Campaigns and Initiatives (20%):
-Work within the diversity and community initiatives teams on their campaigns and issue work that is not directly related to your issue area.
-Promotion and work within ASOSU’s external campaigns such as the Vote OR Vote campaign and the ASOSU Elections
-Other duties as assigned

As a Member of the Associated Students of Oregon State University Executive Branch, you are obligated to be active in the recruitment of new interns and volunteers, maintain a clean office environment and work space, actively participate with the ASOSU team, maintain a strong presence at campus and community events, and actively reach out to other student groups.

Minimum Qualifications

Employment Eligibility Requirements (http://fa.oregonstate.edu/stu-manual/500-employment-eligibility-requirements)

Additional Required Qualifications

-A commitment to promoting and advancing diversity and creating an atmosphere of inclusion
-A commitment to advocating for student issues
-Must be a currently enrolled student at Oregon State University for at least 6 academic credits.
-Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate students and a GPA of 3.0 for graduate students
-Must be in good academic standing and conduct for the term prior to selection and during entire period of employment.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

-Strong communication skills, interpersonal, public speaking, digital, etc.
-Be able to manage time well
-Strong organizational skills
-Have a knowledge and/or willing to learn about social justice foundations, identity, and intersectionality
-Ability to work independently as well as in a team
-Willingness to be adaptable, to accept changes and try new things
-Work well under pressure
-Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment, and discretion
-Ability to work accurately, with interruptions, to meet a deadline
-Experience working with organizations such as ASOSU, OSUPC, SEAC, DCE, ISOSU, and other student organizations
-Experience in leading and directing individuals

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

The student worker may be required to work up to an approximate 20 hours per week.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P03550SE
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/04/2018
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 04/02/2018
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 05/04/2018
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / Student - open to ALL qualified/eligible students
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply into this posting and provide all required application materials.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Oregon State University, as a campus and as a community, consistently works to promote diverse initiatives and strives to solve problems at a local, state, and national level. Identify an issue you feel is important to students at OSU, provide a solution to this issue, and describe the actions you would take to implement this solution.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents