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The Sylvania Women’s Resource Center is hiring for 2019 – 2020 Paid Internships!

Apply Online! Applications due Thursday, May 9th at 5:00 pm

The WRC’s Leadership Program participants staff the Women’s Resource Center as paid Student Advocates. We recruit Spring Term for students to work the next academic year, Fall – Spring Terms.

Student Advocates:

  • develop, organize, and implement 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 community space; and
  • provide confidential peer support and sexual assault/relationship violence advocacy.

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 two-hour weekly staff meeting Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm.
  • Participate in Leadership Training at Sylvania beginning mid-August thru September; a more detailed schedule will be made available at the interview
  • Meet 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 by phone: 971-722-3441, video phone: 503-928-5875, or email: disability.services@pcc.edu.

Position Summary

The Student Advocate provides staffing 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.

Responsibilities
  • Answer telephone and respond to walk-in inquiries.
  • 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 (flyers, posters, etc.)
  • Work collaboratively with other Student Advocates, Coordinator and Admin. Asst. Attend weekly Staff Meetings and quarterly Staff Development sessions.
  • Complete all required data collection and record keeping.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Student at PCC SY Campus
  • Enroll in at least 6 credits per term at PCC for the entire 18/19 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 Students 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
  • $12.50 hourly wage
  • Certification as a Privileged and Confidential Advocate in alignment with Oregon State Law
  • 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.

Apply Now for 2019-2020 Paid Internships

The Sylvania Women's Resource Center is now accepting applications for 2019 - 2020 Paid Internships! 

Apply online by May 9th by 5 pm!