Work for Robyn

ROBYN OCHS—an independent speaker, teacher, writer, and LGBTQ+ activist—seeks a self-motivated, organized, dependable, and innovative administrative assistant. Strong communication skills (writing, email, phone manner, etc.) are essential, and you should be comfortable with social media, Microsoft Office Suite, graphics creation, and WordPress.

15-20 hours/week. Requires working in Jamaica Plain, MA once a week. Other hours can be done at the time and in the place of your choosing. Start date: ASAP. A two-year commitment to this job is desired.

“Ten Things I Like About Working for Robyn” (by Beth, who was recently in this position)

  1. An opportunity to support someone whose work is changing the world.
    2. Supporting someone who genuinely values your work & pays fairly.
  2. A casual, and stress-free work environment
  3. Interacting with LGBTQ+ activists, student groups, and faculty/staff at various universities. 
    5. Schedule flexibility for most of my hours.
    6. Spending one day a week (or more!) in the company of Maggie, HarleyQuinn & Rocco (2 cats & a small lizard).
  4. Staying on the cutting edge of inter-community discussions about identity and sexuality—especially those beyond the binaries.
    8. Always being up-to-date on LGBTQ+ issues within the US and worldwide.
    9. Coming to work prepared to laugh, talk about politics, and eat garden-fresh vegetables!  
    10. Single-stall, all-gender bathrooms.


  • Seek out speaking engagements for Robyn
  • Maintain correspondence with schools and organizations interested in booking Robyn’s programs.
  •  Work with student groups, student life departments, and academic centers to coordinate logistics of Robyn’s speaking tours.
  •  Write, prepare, and proofread outreach mailings.
  •  Help to manage email and prioritize a busy inbox.
  •  Maintain a speaking calendar and online contact databases.
  •  Plan and book travel arrangements (flight, car, and hotels).
  •  Prepare, review, and process contracts.
  •  Design handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and graphics.
  • Help keep Robyn’s social media and website up to date.
  •  Keep organizational systems running smoothly.
  •  Research relevant resources and identify and contact new potential hosts.


  • Excellent phone and email communication skills.
  •  Ability to self-motivate, prioritize tasks, and focus while working from home/Robyn’s home.
  •  Strong organizational skills.
  •  Creativity.
  •  Design experience, including graphic design and knowledge of relevant software.
  •  Ability to explain Robyn’s work and activism.
  •  Strong attention to detail.

Robyn enthusiastically welcomes applicants of all sexual orientations, genders, races/ethnicities, sizes, etc.

Email a cover letter, your resume and a paragraph explaining why you’d be a great fit for this position to by December 1st. Interviews will take place in December The position starts mid-January (or sooner).


This is an hourly position. You could work as a consultant or as an employee, depending upon the details of our agreement. Hourly wage to be determined based upon experience, but will DEFINITELY be significantly above the minimum wage.