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Position Overview

Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity (ETCWGE) at the University of Kansas (KU) seeks to support students' personal, educational, and professional success by challenging the patriarchal norms impeding full access to the University. Using an intersectional feminist framework, ETCWGE engages the campus community in expansive conversations around gender identity, raises awareness around inequity, and empowers students to advocate for themselves and others at the University of Kansas and beyond. In our work, we intentionally center on women and femmes as well as non-binary and trans people, especially those who are marginalized by racism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, classism, as well as patriarchy.

The ETCWGE team includes full-time professionals and student staff. The primary focus of this position is to assist in the coordination of ETCWGE programs and projects, including the women in science and student parent initiatives. This individual also assists in maintaining ETCWGE operations. This includes involvement in conceptualizing and planning events, organizing, and coordinating details, assisting in providing guidance, information, support, and referrals on gender-related issues to students, staff, faculty, and university departments, assisting in facilitating workshops/trainings/discussions on topics related to feminism and gender, preparing promotional materials, and coordination of ETCWGE volunteers. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Additional opportunities for involvement may include student group advising, campus collaboration, committee involvement, leadership programming, and professional development experiences.

Job Description

  1. Build relationships with ETCWGE staff, volunteers, and campus partners to ensure close collaborations that result in meaningful experiences for students.
  2. Assist in the planning and coordination of educational programs, including contacting speakers, arranging for space, collaborating with campus groups, preparing promotional materials, and overseeing evaluation mechanisms.
  3. Represent ETCWGE at campus events and programs.
  4. Assist in the promotion of ETCWE programs and services by preparing written materials, utilizing social media venues, and developing creative approaches.
  5. Assist the ETCWGE Staff in determining current gender-related interests, needs, and campus concerns to create programs and services to meet those needs.
  6. Assist in providing guidance, information, support, and referrals on gender-related issues to students, staff, faculty, and university departments.
  7. Assist in facilitating workshops/training/discussions on topics related to feminism, women and gender that address ETCWGE goals
  8. Assist with Diversity and Equity initiatives when requested.
  9. Assume administrative responsibilities as needed.

Required Qualifications

  1. Enrollment as a KU graduate student in good academic standing for the 2023–2024 academic year.
  2. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  3. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with members of the campus community (students, administrators and faculty);
  4. Strong organizational and follow-through skills.
  5. Ability to present information to groups.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of and experience in working with gender-related issues in higher education.
  2. Understanding of intersectional feminism specifically Black feminist and queer theory
  3. Experience in coordinating programs and events
  4. Ability to provide appropriate referrals
  5. Training or experience in facilitating workshops, trainings and/or discussions with small and large groups.
  6. Experience with PC programs, including maintaining websites, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Submit the online application and attach a resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and reasons for pursuing the position.

Review of applications begins February 9, 2023.

Work hours
Available to work 10 hours per week

Contact Information to Applicants

Nikita Haynie, Director
Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity
1565 Irving Hill Road
Burge Union, Suite 1040
Lawrence, KS 66045

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

Available to work 10 hours per week

Anticipated Start Date

Wednesday May 31, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25153BR
  • Department:  Emily Taylor Center
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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