Student advocate job description

  • Title: Student Advocate
  • Supervisor: Queer Resource Center Coordinator

Position summary

The Student Advocate provides staffing for the Queer Resource Center including:

  • Sharing information
  • Making effective referrals of all kinds
  • Providing peer support for problem-solving and self-advocacy
  • Providing peer support and advocacy for students affected by intimate partner and gender-based violence
  • Developing and implementing educational programs
  • Organizing events
  • Providing outreach to the campus community about QRC programs and services, and
  • Creating a force on campus to dismantle heterosexism, cissexism, racism, classism, sexism, and all forms of oppression


  • Respond to drop-in inquiries, answer telephone, and respond to email/social media inquiries as appropriate.
  • Provide unbiased, nonjudgmental, and accurate information and referrals to appropriate campus and community services.
  • Provide caring peer support and advocacy to students seeking assistance.
  • Provide appropriate peer advocacy support to students affected by domestic, intimate partner, and gender-based violence.
  • Promote QRC programs, services, events, and activities.
  • Develop, plan, and implement events that represent relevant local, national, and global queer and trans issues.
  • Create promotional materials and displays (flyers, posters, social media posts, etc.).
  • Communicate in a timely, effective manner and work collaboratively with other staff members.
  • Attend weekly Staff Meetings and on-going staff development sessions.
  • Work collaboratively with other Student Advocates, QRC Coordinator, and staff.
  • Collaborate with student organizations and other resource centers on various programs, conferences, events, etc.
  • Complete all required data collection and record keeping.
  • Maintain cleanliness, friendliness, and safety of QRC.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications

  • Enroll in at least 6 credits per term at PCC for the entire academic year.
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of queer and trans issues as well as an interest in developing knowledge of anti-oppression work, social justice, and educational equity.
  • Must exhibit sensitivity and solidarity with traditionally underrepresented groups (such as people of color, queer folks, trans and gender-diverse people, women, students with disabilities, veterans, etc.).
  • Have a flexible enough schedule (at least 14 hours available) during QRC business hours (varies by program but typically Monday – Thursday, 10am-4pm) to support the activities of the program and attend required weekly staff meetings Wednesdays 2pm-4pm.

Note: Applicants’ academic and disciplinary records (from PCC only) will be reviewed before positions are offered and we may reach out with follow up questions as needed. A perfect record is not required – we encourage all students to apply.

Benefits include

  • $15.45 hourly wage
  • Individualized mentoring and coaching for leadership development and academic success
  • A supportive working and learning environment (whether remote or in-person)
  • An opportunity to develop leadership, advocacy, program planning, office, and community organizing skills
  • Resume-building experiences
  • An opportunity to put intersectional social justice principles into action!

Work location and modality

Positions offered will be for fully in-person work. In the application, you will have the ability to select your preference of work locations from a list of our four main campuses: Cascade, Rock Creek, Southeast, and Sylvania.