The Disability Cultural Center is looking for undergraduate workers!
Applications due August 3rd
About the positions: These positions are open to UIC undergraduate students, and are for 10 hours per week during the Fall semester (August 22-December 16).
The primary duties of the position include:
- In-person staffing of the DCC Lounge gathering space for UIC students & community members (Subject to change in response to COVID)
- Event planning support (helping with logistical tasks related to our programming)
- Facilitating accessibility during events (monitoring captioning, for example)
Communications & Outreach
- Communications support through our newsletter & social media content
- Outreach at involvement fairs, with student organizations, and university units
If you’re already familiar with disability justice principles, disability culture, and accessibility practices, that’s a plus! But it’s not required. We are happy to train UIC undergrads who are a good fit for our Center.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask at firstname.lastname@example.org
The application will ask you to share:
- Your resume
- A cover letter that answers these questions:
- Why do you want to work at the DCC (what are your reasons for applying)?
- Where have you felt “at home” on campus, and what factors created that experience?
- Which duties listed above most fit your skills, interests, and access needs?
The DCC is one of the seven Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) housed in the Office of Diversity, and we are one of a few disability cultural centers in the country. The DCC is dedicated to sharing our understanding of disability issues as social justice issues and building spaces where students, staff, and faculty can explore their identities, building community around disability experience and anti-ableist allyship.
We are an all-disabled staff and we are invested in thoughtfully shaping an accessible and equitable work culture. We value intersectional perspectives and we understand our work as a response to enduring systems of oppression. We encourage applications from Disabled, Deaf, Sick, and Mad applicants, applicants who are exploring their own relationship to disability identity. We also encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color applicants, LGBTQIA applicants, and applicants who are cisgender women, trans, and gender nonconforming.