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 Subject : Gender and Sexuality Specialist at Amherst College, MA.. 06/29/2018 10:19:05 PM 
Jxhn Martin
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Gender and Sexuality Specialist (Casual Position, No Benefits)*

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Position Description

Amherst College invites applications for the Gender and Sexuality Specialist position. The position is a part-time, 30 hour per week position at a pay rate of $16 per hour. The Gender and Sexuality Specialist works directly with the Women’s and Gender Center (WGC) and the Queer Resource Center (QRC) to co-create and support the WGC & QRC’s educational and social programs; assist in the coordination and facilitation of topics centering the intersections of gender, sexuality, and the other salient identities; gain practical experience working with students holding marginalized gender and sexual identities of color in higher education. This position works directly with the Directors and student staffs of the WGC and QRC to increase student involvement in the centers and to enhance students’ understanding of gender, sexuality, intersectionality, community building, and leadership on the collegiate level and beyond. The specialist takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver educational and social programs that align with the QRC & WGC mission and vision in collaboration with the Directors and student staff.
  • Coordinate selected QRC & WGC ongoing programs.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of annual center programs including Reproductive Justice Week, Queer/Trans History Month, Trans Empowerment Week, Womxn’s History Month, and Pride Week.
  • Manage the QRC & WGC programmatic calendar and program outreach.
  • Assist with outreach events and open houses, including Diversity Open Houses, Meet-n-Greets, OD&I BBQ, Mammoth Week events, Senior Celebration, Resource Center Team Staff Appreciation, etc.

Training, Education, and Resource Development:
  • Co-design QRC & WGC curriculum and facilitate trainings/workshops, centering: Health Masculinities, Queer and Trans Identity, Intersectional Feminism, Sexual Health, Anti-oppression/ Anti-violence, etc.
  • Co-create and facilitate Resource Center Team (WGC, MRC, QRC, CDSL, & CISE) student staff trainings and QRC & WGC in-services.
  • Implement and collect assessment data for QRC & WGC programming and workshops to track attendance, student feedback, and impact.
  • Support the Social Justice and Leadership LEAP program.
  • Supervise student staff in the development of resources and services that QRC & WGC provides (pamphlets, website, social media, etc.)

Supervision of Student Staff:
  • Support and mentor student staff, including direct supervision of the student program coordinators.
  • Work with student to facilitate weekly staff meetings.
  • Meet with student staff to plan and assign duties as needed.


  • Bachelor's in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Feminist Studies, Queer Studies, Trans Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Education, or related fields that center gender and sexuality; or four years of related work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Understanding of and interest in supporting diverse student communities in higher education, particularly with those who hold marginalized gender and sexual identities
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively
  • Available to work programs/activities outside normal working hours
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and/or Google Suite for Education.

  • Masters with a focus in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Feminist Studies, Queer Studies, Trans Studies, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education, Social Justice, Sociology, Social Work, Community Organizing, Administrative Leadership, and/or related field
  • Experience with Adobe, Publisher, Canva, or related software
  • Experience with Social Media, including but limited to: facebook, twitter, tumblr, instagram, snapchat, etc.

Application Instructions
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.


Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college’s community is composed of about 1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college’s scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Amherst College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other characteristic or class protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Amherst College complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Inquiries should be addressed to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000.
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