Working With Us

The Student Advocacy Center seeks to build workplaces, schools and communities that cultivate a deep sense of belonging for all, particularly for people of color, gender-nonconforming people, people with different abilities, returning citizens, undocumented citizens and others who experience hate and rejection in our world.

The Student Advocacy Center believes our common humanity unites us. We recognize how deeply we are all hurt by racism, homophobia, xenophobia, ableism and other violent practices. Those of us with multiple levels of privilege and those most impacted by oppression must be equally invested in creating and facilitating a community that is equitable, human-centered and just. Our liberation is bound together.

We celebrate interconnection and diversity. We have a deep commitment to cultural humility and anti-oppressive action. We expressly prohibit discrimination in regard to race, color, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, veteran status, height, weight, associational preference or genetic information.

Our team is social justice–minded, passionate, committed, and outreach-focused. We think outside the box. We love our students and families and are committed to listening before talking. We don’t speak “for” our students or parents. We stand with them, beside them. We know they are the experts in their lives. We want them to have more power, not less.

We occasionally have openings on our team and typically post them on Indeed.

If you are passionate about education justice and are aligned with our values and approach, please consider applying.


Open Positions

Education Justice Community Organizer
This is a part-time role for someone deeply rooted in either Washtenaw or Jackson counties, who is passionate about education justice. View posting

Director of Care & Sustainability
This is a role on our leadership team for someone who is passionate about education justice, healing justice, transformative justice, restorative practices, trauma-responsive care, dismantling white supremacy and racism, and building power in our communities. This staff person will provide critical, reflective and therapeutic supervision to our leadership team and work to build an anti-racist, healing justice culture at SAC. This staff member will assist with hiring and orienting new staff, grant writing and management, and overseeing strategic initiatives. This position reports to the Executive Director. View posting

Education Advocate – Jackson County
This is a full-time role for a passionate, knowledgeable Education Advocate who is committed to elevating youth and family voices, collaborating with schools, providing trauma-informed care and ending school pushout practices Our staff is committed to ongoing learning about other cultures, reducing power imbalances, dismantling oppressive behaviors that show up in ourselves and systems, and working in partnership with those whose voices too often go unheard.
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