Leadership and Advocacy Opportunities

Leadership and Advocacy Opportunities

3 Gender Justice Advocates

Volunteer & Federal Work Study, Office Assistants: Work-Study and Volunteers assist in the creation, implementation and evaluation of events, workshops, and programming that support the mission of Women’s Center for Gender Justice. Students are the most important members of our team. We are flexible with scheduling and hours.  Join our team! Submit your application today!  

Gender Justice Advocates Program: a year-long, paid opportunity for students to learn about local and national gender justice efforts, to receive training in gender justice advocacy, and to build bridges between their academic interests and professional ambitions. Applications available mid-spring semester. Students will receive $1,000 stipend. Check out our recruitment video here!

Gender Justice Advocates Program Description

Gender Justice Advocates support our mission to advance knowledge of gender equity through educational programming, counseling, and activism. Advocates learn to identify underlying power structures so as to create long-term, positive change for the John Jay College community. Advocates will use a social justice framework to support the Women's Center for Gender Justice's tenets: gender equity, reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights and anti-violence education.

All Advocates are required to execute one event per semester, in addition to a year-long campaign that addresses an issue related to gender justice as they see unmet or inadequately met at John Jay College. Additionally, Gender Justice Advocates will participate in monthly site visits to local community partners to meet with leaders in gender-equity work.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Open to all undergraduates
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA 
  • Enthusiasm for gender advocacy
  • Desire to learn about gender-based programs, policies and resources
  • Ability to commit to the program for one academic year and fulfill the duties as listed below  

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Participate in weekly Gender Justice Meetings 
  • Attend at least 2 site visits each semester
  • Plan and implement one event each semester that supports the WCGJ's tenets
  • Work collaboratively with the WCGJ staff to develop a year-long advocacy campaign
  • Attend a minimum of 2 events sponsored by the WCGJ each semester
  • Promote the WCGJ mission and events through outreach, tabling and social media 


Time Commitment & Stipend

The Gender Justice Advocates Program is a year-long commitment between September and May. Gender Justice Advocates meet as a group every Tuesday during community hour, in addition to working a minimum of 5 hours per week in the Women’s Center for Gender Justice.  Apart from the mandatory Tuesday meetings, hours are flexible and may be based on an advocate’s availability. Advocates must also participate in at least 2 site visits per semester to learn about gender-equity work throughout New York City; site visits will occur on Fridays afternoons. Lastly, Gender Justice Advocates must attend 2 events sponsored by the WCGJ each semester.  

Advocates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per semester. 

Application Information

Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort are now closed.

Please check back in Spring 2021 to apply for our 2021-2022 cohort.