Opportunity. Connection. Community. Empowerment. 

The Social Justice & Service team is situated within Student Life at Southern Oregon University. Our team of Resource Center professional and student staff members provide justice and social change-related education, inclusive trainings, programs, initiatives, and outreach for our campus. We offer an array of student and campus community focused programs and activities that encourage engagement and enhance the understanding and appreciation of our environment, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, re-entry, and veteran statuses. 

 
Everyone is welcome to visit our Resource Centers and participate in our activities!
 
 

The Resource Centers are hiring for 2018-19! Let's do great things together! Application opens 1/12; applications are due 2/12; group interviews are 3/2.

Click here to apply for a position with us! 

Copy and paste this link if the above link does not work: https://form.jotform.com/80046877756166.

Social Justice & Service at SOU

Thank you for your interest! A link to the application will post Friday, January 12. Completed applications are due on Monday, February 12. If invited to participate, the group interview process will take place on Saturday, March 3. Please make note of these important dates!

If you have questions, please contact any of our Resource Center Coordinators or janelle wilson at wilsonjan@sou.edu or 541.552.8328.  

Commuter Resource Center

Front Desk Staff - Work Study Positions:

  • Number of positions available: Up to 7
  • Hours per week: Up to 15 hours based on Work Study award
  • (Some evening and weekend hours may be required.)

Job Requirements:

  • All student staff will attend training sessions, mandatory events, programs and all staff meetings on time
  • Present a positive attitude and behavior in managing the reputation of the center as well as the University.
  • Attend all required Social Justice and Service Events
  • Maintain confidentiality and complete FERPA training
  • Learn the center resources as well as the location of resources in the Stevenson Union
  • Maintain acceptable, respectful and appropriate language

Daily tasks:

  • Track guests as they visit the center
  • Maintain a clean, welcoming and accessible space (wipe tables, clean computers, and maintain kitchen, etc.)
  • Check email
  • Deliver papers as needed and record
  • Answer phone calls refer call or respond to calls
  • Engage with all students who visit the center in a welcoming manner
  • Stock supplies, inventory supplies, participate in full center monthly cleaning
  • Be crossed trained to work in both the Veteran Resource Office, CRC and Student Food Pantry


SOU Student Food Pantry Coordinator:

  • Coordinate Food Drives, Fund-Raisers, Events (Green bag, Access Support, track food, marketing, record visitors, train staff in process
  • All student staff will attend training sessions, mandatory events, programs and all staff meetings on time
  • Present a positive attitude and behavior in managing the reputation of the center as well as the University.
  • Attend all required Social Justice and Service Events
  • Maintain confidentiality and complete FERPA training
  • Maintain acceptable, respectful and appropriate language

ECOS Sustainability Resource Center

About ECOS Sustainability Resource Center

ECOS, SOU’s Sustainability Resource Center, engages the Southern Oregon University campus to inspire a student body that is socially, economically, and environmentally responsible through educational programming, collaborative partnerships and creative initiatives. We coordinate the ECOS Community Garden, the Civic Engagement and Raider Alternative Breaks programs, co-facilitate the Transportation Options program, provide a collaborative office space for students engaged in campus sustainability and service initiatives, and organize campus sustainability campaigns and events.

Basic Requirements for all Positions

  • Strong communication, teamwork, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as the member of a team
  • A passion for the ECOS mission, values and goals
  • Interest in developing strong leadership and community organizing skills
  • Proficiency in social media and publicity techniques, or willingness to gain these skills

Common Responsibilities for all ECOS Positions

  • Collaborate with a variety of campus groups, clubs, and programs
  • Maintain consistent office hours in the ECOS Resource Center
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and periodic event-planning meetings
  • Perform various administrative and publicity tasks
  • Contribute to other aspects of ECOS programs, events, and administration as required
  • Participate in quarterly Social Justice and Service in-service trainings and events

Civic Engagement Coordinator

The CE Coordinator will plan, implement, and assess events and programming to help connect students to community through service. We host the annual SOU Volunteer Fair, coordinate the Governor’s State Employee Food Drive, recognize student and employee contributions to service and sustainability through an annual recognition event, and implement quarterly off-campus days of service for the SOU community. Student Coordinators also host other educational events and programming to address issues pertaining to social justice, poverty alleviation, and hunger and homelessness. The ideal CE Coordinator candidate will have experience planning outreach and/or service projects and demonstrated leadership potential. 10 hours per week, 10 weeks per quarter at $11.00/hr.

ECOS Campaign Coordinator

The Campaign Coordinator serves as a member of the ECOS team, advocate for the adoption of more sustainable institutional and individual practices. The Coordinator will develop and implement a campaign plan to advance the goals of a specific campaign (e.g. the Real Food Challenge to change SOU’s food purchasing practices to be more sustainable). The Coordinator will report to and work closely with the ECOS Student Director to plan and implement environmental and sustainability-related programming toward accomplishing specific campaign goals, as well as support other ECOS events and programming. 10 hours per week, 10 weeks per quarter at $11.00/hr.

Sustainability Coordinator Assistant

The student Sustainability Coordinator Assistant supports the Sustainability Coordinator to advance sustainability in campus policies, operations and procedures and to report on progress. This may include developing programming, organizing energy competitions in the residence halls, coordinating green teams, and/or maintaining a social media presence to engage students, staff, and faculty in campus sustainability efforts and to encourage sustainable behaviors. The Sustainability Coordinator Assistant may also work with various campus departments and community partners to organize events, identify conservation strategies, or complete sustainability projects in their area of interest.  This position will also work as part of the ECOS team to support campus events, activities, challenges, and workshops to improve sustainability literacy for the campus population. 10 hours per week, 10 weeks per quarter at $11.00/hr.

 

Multicultural Resource Center



WORK STUDY POSITION: OFFICE ASSISTANT

Number of positions available: Up to 4
Hours per week: Up to 15 hours based on Work Study award
(Some evening and weekend hours may be required.)
Length of assignment: Sept 10, 2018 until June 17, 2019
Location of Position: MRC - Stevenson Union 3rd Floor
Wage for position: Starting at minimum wage

Basic Job Qualifications

  • Experienced with computers and office equipment
  • Proven customer service skills and knowledge of proper office etiquette
  • Must have thorough knowledge of office programs and philosophies in order to answer questions and direct inquiries to proper staff members

Personal Characteristics

  • Must have ability to interact with students, faculty, staff and visitors from diverse backgrounds
  • Must be mature, outgoing, and have a pleasant, positive, welcoming demeanor
  • Must have excellent communication and people skills
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, dependable
  • Must be flexible, adaptable and willing to work as a team player

Additional Skills *Helpful but not required

• Creative with a good instinct for effective visual promotional pieces
• Willing and able to speak publicly, professionally and unscripted

JOB DESCRIPTION
All members of our student Work Study Force will be assigned duties as needed based on the highest priority job needing coverage during their scheduled work times. Additional hours will be scheduled as needed to cover special events and promotion opportunities. All staff members will be expected to attend training sessions and regular update meetings as scheduled. Notifications and office information disseminated through email are expected to be read and acknowledged in a timely fashion.


General Duties in the Office
Serve as front desk receptionist in the office

  • Welcome all visitors and be knowledgeable about the whereabouts of staff members and scheduled meetings and their venues.
  • Open and/or close MRC and keep all Center items neatly arranged.
  • Answer telephone calls and take accurate messages and/or follow prescribed telephone forwarding procedures.
  • Maintain and monitor daily center activity description and attendance sheets
  • Maintain schedule and assist with implementing various processes for promoting office events and disseminating general information.
  • Manage the installation and removal of posters on the MRC advertisement boards both on the main floor and 3rd floor.
  • Assist in keeping MRC large-screen monitor slides up to date and accurate with the Involvement Center.
  • Carefully cut handbills to proper quarter-page size and maintain inventory to ensure handbills of upcoming events are available when needed.
  • Assist with specialized projects such as certificate preparation for Diversity Scholars Recognition Program, and help with setup and groundwork needed for events, such as hanging decorations or folding programs, etc.
  • Assist with routine office procedures such as filing, photocopying, bulk mail processing, etc.
  • Provide individual and group assistance and information for students, faculty, staff, and visitors who visit the MRC.
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff with checking out and checking in library materials
  • Assist with promoting and staffing MRC events during the year such as open houses, movie nights, and art exhibitions
  • Other errands and duties assigned as needed.

General Duties as a Representative Outside the Office

  • Serve as a member of the Orientation Team for Student Affairs events, with duties ranging from serving as emcee, serving as an usher, serving as a greeter, etc.
  • Represent the Multicultural Resource Center at specialized events such as Orientation, Raider Welcome Days, and other events
  • Support the Office of Admissions, Housing, Involvement Center, and other SOU entities programs


Student Staff POSITION: Multicultural Coalition Coordinator

Number of positions available: 1
Hours per week: Up to 15 hours
(Some evening and weekend hours may be required.)
Length of assignment: Sept 8, 2018 until June 17, 2019
Location of Position: MRC -  Stevenson Union 3rd Floor
Wage for position: Starting at $10.45

Basic Job Qualifications

  • Experienced with computers and office equipment
  • Proven customer service skills and knowledge of proper office etiquette
  • Must have thorough knowledge of office programs and philosophies in order to answer questions and direct inquiries to proper staff members

Personal Characteristics

  • Must have ability to interact with students, faculty, staff and visitors from diverse backgrounds
  • Must be mature, outgoing, and have a pleasant, positive, welcoming demeanor
  • Must have excellent communication and people skills
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, dependable
  • Must be flexible, adaptable and willing to work as a team player

Additional Skills *Helpful but not required

• Creative with a good instinct for effective visual promotional pieces
• Willing and able to speak publicly, professionally and unscripted

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Multicultural Coalition Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the five (5) groups recognized as the Multicultural clubs.  This person is a member of the  Multicultural Resource Center staff and is subject to other assigned duties as needed to maintain the cohesive and progressive atmosphere of the center.

The Coordinator will be assigned duties as needed based on the highest priority job needing coverage during their scheduled work times. Additional hours will be scheduled as needed to cover special events and promotion opportunities. The coordinator will be expected to attend training sessions and regular update meetings as scheduled.

Notifications and office information disseminated through email are expected to be read and acknowledged in a timely fashion.

General Duties in the Coalition Office

  • Coordinate the volunteer coverage of the MCC office.
  • Have a strong knowledge of the multicultural clubs individual missions and programs.
  • Insure the opening and/or closing of MCC office and that items neatly arranged.
  • Answer telephone calls and take accurate messages and/or follow prescribed telephone forwarding procedures.
  • Maintain schedule and assist with implementing various processes for promoting coalition events and disseminating general information.
  • Assist in keeping coalition events large-screen monitor slides up to date and accurate with the Involvement Center.
  • Assist with specialized projects such as certificate preparation for Diversity Scholars Recognition Program, and help with setup and groundwork needed for events, such as hanging decorations or folding programs, etc.
  • Provide individual and group assistance and information for students, faculty, staff, and visitors who visit the coalition office.
  • Assist with promoting and staffing coalition events during the year such as open houses, movie nights, and art exhibitions
  • Other errands and duties assigned as needed.

General Duties as a Representative outside the Office

  • Serve as a member of the Orientation Team for Student Affairs events, with duties ranging from serving as emcee, serving as an usher, serving as a greeter, etc.
  • Represent the Multicultural Resource Center at specialized events such as Orientation, Raider Welcome Days, and other events
  • Support the Office of Admissions, Housing, Involvement Center, and other SOU entities programs

Take any and every opportunity to talk positively about the office and its staff and encourage friends and classmates to take advantage of what the office offers.

Contact Information
SOU Multicultural Resource Center
Phone: 541-552-8793

Queer Resource Center



Student Engagement Coordinator:  (4 or 5 positions open)

The Student Engagement Coordinator is responsible for creating a welcoming environment in the Queer Resource Center through recruiting and trainings volunteers to interact with the center in various capacities. This position maintains the presence and visibility of the front desk operations for the center through collaborative efforts with staff and campus community.

Educational Outreach Coordinator:  (1 or 2 positions open)

The Educational Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and communicating with campus community regarding LGBTQIA+ student panels, trainings, workshops, and creative mediums for education and awareness. This position will think critically on avenues to provide visible and accessible education surrounding gender and sexual diversity.  

Event Coordinator:  (1 or 2 positions open)

The Event Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation, execution, and evaluation of Queer Resource Center events and activities for community engagement, support, and advocacy. This position identifies events and activities throughout the year related the QRC mission and outcomes.

Marketing and Communications Coordinator:  (1 position open)

The Marketing and Communication Coordinator is responsible for the visibility of the Queer Resource Center throughout campus. This position puts priority on uniform communication reflective of our mission statement and consistent in message thru the QRC’s various physical and digital media. The coordinator works with other organizations to promote both QRC and collaborative events through various means.

Veterans Resource Office



Work-Study Position: Front Desk Staff

  • Number of positions available: Up to 2
  • Hours per week: Up to 15 hours based on Work Study award
  • (Some evening and weekend hours may be required.)
  • Length of assignment: Sept 11, 2017 until June 17, 2018
  • Wage for position: Starting at minimum wage

Daily tasks:

  • Assist new veterans and dependents by explaining various educational benefit packages (Chapter 33, 31, 25, 1606, 1607 and 30)
  • Discuss required forms needed for certification (DD214, COE, JST)
  • Explain process for obtaining benefits
  • Schedule appointments for Certifying Official
  • Track guests as they visit the center
  • Maintaining a clean, attractive and accessible space (wipe tables, clean computers and maintain kitchen, etc.)
  • Check email
  • Deliver papers as needed and record
  • Answer phone calls refer call or respond to calls
  • Engage with all students who visit the center in a welcoming manner
  • Be crossed trained to work in both the Veteran Resource Office, CRC and Student Food Pantry

Personal Characteristics:

  • Must have ability to interact with students, faculty, staff and visitors from diverse background
  • Must be mature, outgoing, and have a pleasant, positive, welcoming demeanor
  • Must have excellent communication and people skills
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, dependable
  • Must be flexible, adaptable and willing to work as a team player
  • Creative with a good instinct for effective visual promotional pieces
  • Willing and able to speak publicly, professionally and unscripted

Women's Resource Center



Student Director:

The Student Director participates in the Center by providing resources and referrals, event planning and creation, peer-education, and generally staffing the Center. Additionally, the Student Director will create the staff schedule quarterly, work as a liaison for student staff and the coordinator, represent the WRC across campus, hold one-on-one meetings with student staff, attend the ViPRA Prevention Meetings, and generally take on leadership and administrative tasks. Other duties as assigned.

WRC Staff Member:

Student staff participate in the Center by providing resources and referrals, event planning and creation, peer-education, and generally staffing the Center. Student staff create the atmosphere of the Center, and engage with students, staff, faculty and the community in the space, and across campus. Each staffer takes the lead on 1 main event/program during the academic year, and provides strong support on at least 3 other events/programs.

SWAVE (Sexual Wellness Anti-Violence Educator)

Provide sexual and interpersonal violence prevention and healthy sexuality education and training, workshops, programs and events across campus.  This position requires students to have solid public speaking skills, be comfortable in a training/educator role, and a desire to engage in dialogue on rape culture, consent, bystander empowerment, sex and sexuality, as well as other topics. An understanding of Title IX federal guidelines, and oppression as the root of violence, are crucial to the success of this role.

In order to be eligible for the SWAVE position, students must commit to taking a training course in Spring Quarter 2018.

6 Centers - Many Programs

All of our programs are funded by the Student Fee. Click the logos below to find out more about what we have to offer!


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          WRC        ECOS      SOU food pantry 

 

    MRC           QRC   


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