Q Center – Web & Computer Systems Specialist (Student) Job Description

The Q Center is seeking a passionate and invested Web & Computer Systems Specialist to join our team! This team member will execute a variety of web and technological responsibilities requiring initiative, a team player attitude, and attention to detail. The Web & Computer Systems Specialist will work in partnership with the professional and student staff to promote programs and events, engage the campus LGBTQ community, as well as fulfill day-to-day duties of running the community space.

The University of Washington Q Center is a fierce, primarily student-run gender and sexuality advocacy and resource center.  Through regular programming and community events, resource referral, and educational and advocacy work, we support students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientations, identities, and expressions. We are committed to facilitating a brave, affirming, liberatory, and celebratory environment for all and approach our work with intentional intersectional and interpersonal processes. 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain WordPress website with up to date calendar, web resources, and programming information.
  • Monitor security and updates to site and office software and report intrusions, denial of service attacks and security breaches to the appropriate personnel.
  • Aid in the migration and implementation of Q Center Intranet System using SharePoint.
  • Backup or modify applications and related data for disaster recovery.
  • Identify, standardized and communicate levels of access and security.
  • Work in partnership with the Graphic Designer to advertise and promote Q Center events, programming, and services.
  • Engage community members and community partners through social media as needed.
  • Design and distribute e-newsletter with upcoming events and opportunities for the campus LGBTQ community as needed.
  • Collect and write regular blog posts regarding Q Center events and LGBTQ and social justice issues.
  • Provide technological support and training to staff including but not limited to troubleshooting, remote desktop support, software on-boarding, and additional programming and space maintenance needs.
  • Attend weekly supervision and staff meetings.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Punctual, reliable, professional, creative, and fun.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Works well in a team situation.
  • Interested in upholding Q Center goals and values.
  • Experience working within and/or knowledge of queer communities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in server setup and maintenance.
  • Skilled in Java Script, C++, HTML.
  • Comfort with Windows and Apple computers and technological skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Skilled in social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.).
  • Knowledgable of Open sources software – privacy practices and laws (or ability to become oriented).
  • Up to date knowledge of copyright and additional relevant content creation laws (or ability to become oriented).
  • Knowledgeable of remote desktop skills, VPNs, and additional network and software security measures.

Reporting Structure:

This position will be supervised by the QTBIPOC Advisor/Programmer. This is a student position for currently enrolled UW students. Students must be enrolled in 6 credits as an Undergraduate, 4 credits for Grad students. Students in this position can work up to 19.5 hours per week.

To apply: 

Please email your resume and letter of interest (can be self-contained in email) to qcenter@uw.edu, and we will review applications as they arrive. This position would begin Spring Quarter of 2020 and will remain open until filled. 

All applicants encouraged to apply!