Thursday, August 28, 2008

Graduate Student Assistant - UW Q Center

Q Center Mission:

The Q Center envisions a UW community where justice, equality, compassion, and respect for all people prevail. The Q Center facilitates and enhances an open, safe, inclusive, and celebratory environment for gay, lesbian, queer, Two-spirit, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, same-gender-loving and allied students, faculty, and staff.

Basic Function
Assist in the Q Center Coordinator in the provision of enhanced educational, social, referral, and resource programs and services for queer and allied students, faculty, and staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in providing a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment for the campus queer communities
  • Provide students, faculty, and staff with information on and referral to campus and community resources
  • Research and collect a resource library
  • Liaison with campus queer organizations
  • Assist and support campus programming efforts on queer issues
  • Assist with the development and implementation of a campus Safe Zone program.

How to apply:
Applications (letter of interest and resume) should be sent by September 11, 2008, to Jennifer Self, Q Center Coordinator, Box 355838, Seattle, WA 98195-2230 or submitted electronically to

  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Eligible for a Graduate Student Service Appointment (as defined by Executive Order 28) as the pre-masters level
  • Experience and knowledge of University of Washington specific history, concerns, and needs of the queer communities
  • Experience in designing and providing anti-oppression educational programming centering gender and sexuality
  • Good leadership, organization, and problem solving skills inclusive of oral and written skills
  • Ability to effectively interact with students, faculty, staff, and administration
  • Demonstrated knowledgeable commitment to social justice and educational equity
  • Ability to handle multiple details and demands
  • Knowledge of Seattle and Washington resources for queer communities
  • Experience creating and facilitating psycho-educational and support groups
  • Academic background in gender studies, ethnic studies, and/or social and economic justice