Paid graduate student position at the Women's Center

by Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:30 AM

Position: Women's Center Graduate Student Programmer
Salary: $17/hour
Application deadline: May 28, 2021 at 5pm
Apply here!

The Women’s Center is the primary organization on campus dedicated to providing education on women’s issues, feminism, healthy masculinities, and gender and social equity. In addition, it serves as a conduit for many other women’s and social justice organizations, and a site for mentorship and external educational programs. Its space and programs are available to all individuals of all genders interested in understanding how gender shapes our social world, and how we can work to eliminate all forms of gender-based oppression.  

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for designing, planning, and implementing two events each quarter. One should be an event specifically for graduate students. It could be a discussion-based event, a panel presentation, or a speaker. The second should be an event within our “Fridays with Feminists” series. This series invites campus or local community members to speak about their work and how they are influenced by feminism. This event will require the Graduate Student Programmer to have some availability on Fridays.  
  • Assist the Director and Scholar-in-Residence with larger events, education, and outreach efforts on campus and in the community
  • Serve as a liaison to student groups, academic departments and other Student Affairs departments, as requested by the Women, Gender, & Sexual Equity (WGSE) Department Director
  • Maintain student work space within the Center
  • Work with WGSE Web Editor/Digital Media Specialist to create fliers, promotional material, and social media content
  • Represent the Women’s Center by tabling at campus events
  • Attend weekly meetings and yearly training
  • Write articles for the WGSE monthly newsletter
  • Re-stock the Wellness Vending Machine in the Pardall Center and maintain the tampon, pad, and condom distribution program in the SRB
  • Assist with Women’s Center programs and special projects as needed
  • The Graduate Student Programmer will be expected to work 10 hours per week and to be available in-person. 

Qualifications:

  • Must be a currently enrolled UCSB graduate student in good academic standing
  • Must be able to work in a team environment of diverse educational, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Possess knowledge of gender identity issues and concerns 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be self-driven, independent, and demonstrate strong initiative-taking 
  • Must be punctual and able to complete tasks on time 
  • Must be able to work some night and weekend hours

Your cover letter should explain why you are interested in becoming the Women’s Center Graduate Student Programmer and what experience, knowledge, or course work you have had that is relevant to this position.

The Women's Center's 2021 - 2022 Scholar in Residence is Dr. Mireille Miller-Young, who will serve as an advisor and help develop a theme of programs for the year that align with the academic curriculum in departments such as Feminist Studies. Graduate students who enjoy working with Mireille or who would like an opportunity to work with her are especially encouraged to apply!