Queer Resource Center Positions
The QRC is currently hiring a QRC Vet2Vet Mentor. Information about the position and application process below.
Vet2Vet Mentor Program
Position Location: Queer Resource Center
The goals of the Vet2Vet Mentoring Initiative are as follows:
- · Help Veterans adjust to civilian and academic life
- · Help Veterans achieve academic success
- · Teach Veterans time management skills
- · Educate Veterans about resources available at the university
- · Increase Veteran involvement in PSU organizations
- · Create a Veteran community where additional help is provided
- · Increase graduation rates
- · Increase student retention rate levels
Description: This position is responsible for providing support and referrals to LGBTQIA veterans, and working with the Queer Resource Center (QRC) and Veteran’s Resource Center to collaborate and sponsor educational opportunities and events.
- • Organize and facilitate at least one educational or social event per quarter for LGBTQIA veterans.
- • Assist the Veteran’s Resource Center in planning events for the annual Welcome Reception, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and other events.
- • Attend QRC staff meetings. Staff meetings are currently on Fridays at 2pm but change each term based on student staff availability.
- • Attend monthly staff meetings at the Veterans Resource Center. The meeting schedule will be determined in collaboration with the Veterans Resource Center Coordinator.
- • Meet with students one on one to provide support and referrals.
- • Serve as a full member of the QRC team including: ensuring that all programs and services are in line with the QRC mission and vision, covering the front desk as needed, supporting two large QRC events per year, and adhering to the department’s needs.
Must have and maintain at least a cumulative GPA of 2.5
Applicants must be PSU students training on a full-time or ¾ time basis under the following programs:
- • Post-9/11 GI Bill -- (38 U.S.C. Chapter 33) (Veterans and transfer-of-entitlement recipients).
- • Montgomery GI Bill -- Active Duty (38 U.S.C. Chapter 30).
- • REAP Participants.
- • Montgomery GI Bill --Selected Reserve (10 U.S.C. Chapter 1606).
- • Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (38 U.S.C. Chapter 32).
- • Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (38 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
- • Eligible dependents under 38 U.S.C. Ch. 35 may use work study only while training in-State.
- • National Call to Service Participants.
- • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program -- (38 U.S.C. Chapter 31).
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
· Be adept at working in constantly changing, fast paced environments.
· Self-motivated, highly independent and responsible in following through on commitments.
· Skillful in maintaining effective communication with supervisor and team members.
· Strong office skills and ability to pick up new technologies easily.
· Excellent verbal and written skills.
· Comfortable communicating with other staff and University colleagues in a timely and professional manner.
· Commitment to learning and utilizing the mission and values of the department.
· A strong interest in creating a collaborative student/PSU community.
· Knowledge of the barriers in higher education for student veterans and service members.
· Commitment to the development of an inclusive community at Portland State. This position is a role model for the PSU Community and must be active in pursuing self-education regarding issues of sexism, racism, , heterosexism, classism, ageism, ableism, and religious intolerance.
• Experience working with students exploring sexual orientation and gender identity.
• Experience in event planning, including budgeting, event coordination, and facilitation.
• Experience educating others in informal, workshop, and/or classroom settings.
• Facilitation experience with groups of variable size.
Duration and Compensation: This is a VA Federal Work Study position, open to any student receiving veteran benefits. Compensation is $9.10/hour, 10-25 hours a week. Start date is flexible.
Application: Submit cover letter outlining how your experience meets the position requirements, resume, and name and contact information for two references to Ray Facundo, Coordinator of Student Veteran Services at firstname.lastname@example.org and Craig Leets, QRC Coordinator, at email@example.com by Friday, December 12, 2014, at 5:00pm. Phone/In-person interviews will occur during the week of December 15, 2014. Email Craig Leets with any questions prior to the application deadline.
Timeline, applications, and full details at www.pdx.edu/queer/qrc-staff-selection-process.