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Women’s Leadership Program

Student Advocates

(While in remote operations, this description has been adjusted for remote work.) 

  • develop, organize, and implement virtual social justice programming for the campus community with an intersectional focus on gender justice, racial justice, and other forms of oppression.
  • provide information and referrals to students seeking assistance from the Center;
  • create and maintain a welcoming virtual community space

The Student Advocates are ambassadors for the college and role models for other PCC students.  Student Advocates promote a safer, more equitable and inclusive Sylvania Campus in support of all success for all PCC students.

Students selected to work in the Sylvania Women’s Resource Center will commit to:

  • Work for the entire fall-spring academic year.
  • Work minimum ten hours a week including a one-hour weekly staff meeting 
  • Meet the academic and professional requirements outlined in the Position Description.

If you have questions or would like further information please contact the Sylvania WRC.

If you need any accommodations, please contact Disability Services at 971-722-3441 or disability.services@pcc.edu.

Position Summary

The Student Advocate runs remote clubs and/or events for the Sylvania Women’s Resource Center including sharing information, providing peer support and advocacy for students affected by sexual and relationship violence, making effective referrals of all kinds, providing peer support for problem-solving and self-advocacy, developing and implementing educational programs, organizing events, outreaching campus community about WRC programs and services, and creating a force on campus to dismantle sexism, racism, classism, and all forms of oppression.

  • Provide 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 sexual and relationship violence.
  • Promote WRC programs, services, events, and activities.
  • Develop, plan and implement events that represent relevant local, national, and global women’s issues.
  • Create promotional materials and displays (infographics, social media posts, etc)
  • Work collaboratively with other Student Advocates, Coordinator and Admin. Asst. 
  • Attend weekly Staff Meetings and quarterly Staff Development sessions.
  • Student at PCC SY Campus
  • 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 be in good academic standing and in good disciplinary standing with the Dean of Student Belonging and Wellbeing office for the term prior to selection and during the entire period of employment
  • Must have a demonstrated interest and knowledge of women’s issues and an interest in developing knowledge of feminism, social justice and educational equity.
  • Must exhibit sensitivity and solidarity toward traditionally underrepresented groups (such as people of color, women, LGBTQ students, differently-abled students, veterans).
  • Have a flexible enough schedule to support the activities of the program.
Benefits include
  • $14.00 hourly wage
  • Individualized mentoring and coaching for leadership development and academic success
  • A supportive working and learning environment
  • An opportunity to develop program and event planning, administrative and community organizing skills
  • Resume building experiences
  • An opportunity to put feminist social justice principles into action.