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Women’s Center Hiring Graduate Program Assistant for Spring and Summer 2020

The Women’s Center reports to the Provost’s Office and is a resource for students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Women’s Center is committed to advancing gender equity and inclusion by engaging the Northwestern University community. As catalysts for change, we foster the development of individual and collective strengths to cultivate socially responsible students, staff and faculty.

Job Responsibilities

This temporary graduate assistantship is an opportunity for feminist scholars to impact the work of the Women’s Center and provide valuable service to the Northwestern community. The Women's Center is seeking an individual who can assist with ongoing projects such as the updating of their website and the streamlining of their communication channels, as well as someone who can advise on programming for the coming academic year and collaborate with the program manager and other members of staff on research projects. The Women’s Center will make every effort to assign work related to or relevant for the graduate program assistant’s interests.

The Women's Center is looking for a reliable graduate student or candidate who is able to commit 16 hours weekly to the Center, beginning on Monday, March 16 and concluding Friday, September 11. A student who is able to work a portion of their hours at the Chicago office (reachable via the Intercampus Shuttle), would be an ideal candidate.

Overall responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Women’s Center staff with the development and implementation of educational, and social programs to serve the Northwestern undergraduate and graduate student communities.
  • Serving on the Center’s Advisory Board as the graduate student representative.
  • Assisting with communication and outreach, including social media, website, and email.
  • Working cooperatively and collaboratively with other Women’s Center staff; collaborating with the other Northwestern campus units and academic programs, and stakeholders from the community.
  • Answering constituent’s requests for information about the Center and our services.
  • Researching issues related to gender equity and feminist history.
  • Attending staff meetings and retreats and participating in professional development activities.
  • Attending Women's Center programs whenever possible.
  • Keeping up to date with current research and practice trends in the fields of women’s, gender and sexuality studies.
  • Completing other duties to be assigned by the Program Manager.


The Women’s Center is seeking a reliable, and dedicated graduate assistant to work in an affirming environment that strives to promote awareness and understanding of gender-based oppression. Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Ideal candidates will have a commitment to actively creating an environment that is anti-racist, anti-heterosexist, anti-ableist, anti-ageist, feminist, trans- and non-binary-inclusive, mindful of class, and respectful of differences across religions and cultures.

The Women’s Center is committed to supporting the growth and development of students who wish to focus on women’s, gender, and social justice issues. Student workers are encouraged to take on and share leadership roles, recognize hidden talents, think critically, challenge assumptions, and initiate new activities.


This assistantship is hourly, temporary, and part-time: 16 hours per week, on a five-month appointment, $25 an hour. There may be some evening and weekend hours required.

Materials to Apply

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resume or CV to Sarah Brown by Friday, February 28 with the subject heading “Graduate Program Assistant Application.” Interviews will be conducted in the first or second week of March.

While not required to apply, prior to starting the work a Permission to Work Request form will need to be approved by the candidate’s adviser, DGS and TGS.

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