Becoming a Gender & Sexuality Center Associate

The Gender & Sexuality Center employs students each year to serve in a variety of educational, programmatic, and community engagement roles. These students are a part of the larger Peer Leader Program which includes offices such as TRIO/SSS, Residential Life, The Office of the Chaplain, and more!


2023 Hiring Timeline

February 21: Applications go live!

March 30: Applications close at 5PM CST

April 3-13: Interviews

  • Note: if you need accommodations for your interview, such as early interviews for OCS students, please reach out to Danny Mathews or Dani Pérez

April 21: Accept/Decline deadline for Peer Leader positions

May 18: Peer Leader Orientation, required for all Peer Leaders

1. Submit your application materials

  1. Access our application on Handshake
  2. Upload an updated resumé 
  3. Submit a cover letter addressing the following:
    1. Why are you interested in becoming a GSCA?
    2. What skills and experiences make you qualified for this position? (Please list specific examples)
    3. How would you see yourself advocating for LGBTQIA+ students at Carleton?
    4. What skills do you hope to develop through this position?

You may express interest in one or more of our three roles. However, candidates may be appointed a different role from their top choice. As such, we welcome candidates to share all relevant skills and experiences in their cover letter, even if they don’t fall into one specific role.

2. Complete your interview

Select candidates will be invited to complete an interview with Director and Assistant Director. Candidates will receive more information after the office reviews their resume and cover letter.

3. Seek out resources!

We recommend applicants make an appointment or visit drop-in hours with the Career Center to review application materials before submitting. You can make a virtual appointment with an SCA or a career coach on Handshake. 

Carleton is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodations regarding this position, contact the Office of Accessibility Resources (

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Danny Mathews (Director) or Dani Pérez (Assistant Director).


Marketing and Communications

The MarComm GSCAs play a key role in branding and communications for the GSC. This includes outreach to campus community members by way of a weekly newsletter (Queer Corner Weekly), providing resources to prospective students and families, creating general program advertising and more. These students should be creative and thoughtful in order to reach all types of audiences.

  • Queer Corner Weekly 
  • Building resources for the GSC website 
  • Creating marketing and advertising for the office 
  • Creating resources for prospective students/families

Campus Education & Resources

The Campus Ed GSCAs are the office’s main student facilitator and educator group! These students are knowledgeable and eager to learn more about all things gender and sexuality as well as intersecting identities. The G&S workshop team focuses on relevant content and meaningful collaborations.

  • Gender & Sexuality Workshops/Materials/Passive Programming
  • Researching/Booking Speakers 
  • Conferences/Presentations

Programming & Mentorship

The Programming & Mentorship GSCAs take a lead role in supporting community entities and events/initiatives for the GSC. These students need to be community minded, organized, and visionary in their approach. 

  • Annual signature events
  • Weekly events, like Friday Tea Time
  • Brainstorming new programming opportunities