Women’s Center – Student Worker

Department:                                  Women’s Center

Job Title:                                         Student Worker

Average hours per week:             10

Specific working hours:

  • We would like for students to do the bulk of their hours while the center is open 9-5.
  • However, we also have evening programs 1-2 month in the evening that require some assistance.

Job duties/Skills:

  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills
  • Requires creativity and ability to work independently
  • Routine duties will vary by specific projects
  • Assists departments and organizations with marketing and distributing various publicity/promotional items
  • May also organize and conduct special events that may include ticket sales, design and produce print publications, gather, interpret and disseminate information
  • Assists departments and organizations in providing excellent customer service
  • Assists with daily activities, exhibitions and special events
  • Provide customer service in person and over the phone
  • Interest and/or connection to department
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • May conduct research, check bibliographic information, proofreading, and indexing
  • Create content calendars, develop and distribute text and video-based content, monitor social media channels and support promotional and marketing efforts
  • No experience required – Will train.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Effectively and efficiently convey and receive information, both formally and informally, using verbal, non-verbal and writing skills amongst various stakeholders
  • Enhance their time management, problem solving and, teamwork skills
  • Understand and apply professional and ethical responsibility
  • Develop cognitive and interpersonal skills that are measurable and transferable
  • Function as a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Develop professional contacts
  • Constructively receive and apply professional feedback
  • Develop an understanding of professional cultures and expectations

 

Additional Notes from Department:

Student Worker Team at the Women’s Center

Members of the Student Worker Team work together and independently to advance the mission of the Women’s Center. The Team drives much of the educational and social programming out of the Women’s Center, from program ideation through planning and implementation. The Team designs and distributes regular communications with our multiple constituencies, including posted fliers, social media graphics, and weekly email listservs. The Team works under the supervision of the Assistant Director. 

 Responsibilities include:

  • Representing the Women’s Center to visitors to the space as well as at events and partner offices when requested; student workers are ambassadors of our work, and develop marketing and communication skills to speak on behalf of our community and offerings. 
  • Conceiving, developing, and implementing educational and social programming; student workers propose a topic or work with a given topic to design meaningful, engaging learning opportunities for students (e.g., “Unboxing Masculinity” activity; “Women’s Center Birthday Bash).
  • Contributing content to educational campaigns concurrent with monthly themes for social media, fliers, and programs (e.g., Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Latinx Heritage Month)
  • Supporting constituency engagement by compiling and sending weekly listservs to target groups (e.g., grad students, faculty/staff, undergraduate students).
  • Promoting Center events by distributing promotional materials and maintaining bulletin board in the lounge.
  • Assisting in assessment projects by maintaining Center usage records, constituent databases, and program evaluations.
  • Chairing Women’s History Month Project: working with student volunteers to identify and plan events and activities during March and WHM; chair is an experienced member of our student worker team who works with an incoming member of our student worker team to coach them in the process and prepare the new member for chair leadership next year.
  • Preparing for and attending weekly 1:1 meetings with supervisor to clarify weekly goals and provide project updates; will work with supervisor to identify SMART goals for professional growth for the academic year and supervisor will work with team member to meet those goals.
  • Engaging with ongoing professional development opportunities, including start of semester orientations, special workshops, and conferences as compatible with class schedule.

Vision:

The Women’s Center strives to create an educational and professional environment that supports women and promotes gender equity for students, faculty, and staff at Wake Forest University.

Mission:

Toward that end, we foster inclusive community that affirms the diversity of women’s identities and experiences; provide education, advocacy, and professional development around gender equity; and work to expand institutional capacity to support women as part of creating a diverse and inclusive Wake Forest.

More info: womenscenter.wfu.edu