Coordinator of the Women's Center

Boca Raton, Florida
Feb 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Lynn University is an independent, innovative college based in warm, sunny Boca Raton, Florida. We're consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For" in such areas as compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; and respect and appreciation. Recently, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education named Lynn University as one of the "2017 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs" based on workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment. 

Our nearly 3,000 students hail from approximately 100 countries and nearly all 50 states, making Lynn one of the top five most international schools for our size. Our campus is a melting pot of cultures and beliefs, and we pride ourselves on our ability to embrace new ideas.

As a Lynn employee, you'll be free to think differently. You'll enjoy on-campus events and workshops that aim to reduce stress and celebrate community. And most importantly, you'll be doing your part to build a better future.

Lynn is currently accepting applications for the position of Coordinator of the Women's Center.  The Coordinator of the Women's Center is a full-time professional who is responsible for providing services, programming, and advocacy to the students of Lynn University. This position supports the mission of the University and the goals of the Division of Student Affairs through programs and services that are developmental, educational, and promote student success. The Coordinator of the Women's Center will provide leadership and support for initiatives, services, and efforts offered by the Women's Center. This individual will work closely with students, parents, and all stakeholders to foster a positive community of respect for one's self and others. This is an 11-month position. This individual serves in an on-call rotation as a required aspect of the role.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the creation, development, and implementation of campus and community-wide programming, including, but not limited to, activities for Women's History Month, Sexual Violence Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month;
  • Serve as a resource and provide training to the University community regarding issues of bystander intervention, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and other forms of gender based violence;
  • Provide program assessment as needed;
  • Act as an on-call first responder for incidents of sexual violence for university students. This includes presenting university and community resources, answering questions, and providing assistance in obtaining and navigating services both on and off campus;
  • Provide advocacy, support, case management, and assistance to survivors of gender and/or relationship violence including victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, harassment, and/or stalking;
  • Remain current on local, national, and international issues that are affecting women and make recommendations related to the manner which the Women's Center and other partners can assist in raising/furthering awareness;
  • Develop student leadership in areas related to women's issues;
  • Work to create a campus culture that values all women and their diverse identities and experiences;
  • Provide contemporary information and referral sources to students seeking guidance;
  • Facilitate peer to peer education through the training and development of interns and student workers;
  • Assist with state and federal compliance reporting that includes, but is not limited to, Clery Act Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Title IX;
  • Provide information, services, and advocacy to all students


The Coordinator of the Women's Center is a professional staff member at the University. As such, this individual will maintain a high level of professionalism including, but not limited to behavior, attire, and representation of self and the University at all times. Additionally, it is expected that this team member:

  • Follow-through with all responsibilities and communications in a timely manner;
  • Keep accurate records of events, programs, budgets, evaluations, etc.;
  • Complete the appropriate assessments of programs and functions;
  • Develop appropriate, professional relationships with students and colleagues (internal and external);
  • Work collaboratively with all areas of the University and serve as a resource for the campus community;
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with students;
  • Embrace an open-door approach to communicating with students to assist with ideas, issues, and concerns relating to Student Affairs, individual develop, and programs/services.


  • This position requires evening and weekend hours to fulfill position responsibilities;
  • This position has on-call responsibilities that may require visibility and presence on campus for immediate response;
  • Maintain professional conduct and ethical behavior at all times;
  • Assist with departmental assessment of services, programs, and effectiveness;
  • Assist with campus-wide programming efforts as needed, as well as major divisional and institutional initiatives;
  • Serve on various divisional and campus wide committees;
  • Administer all other duties as assigned by supervisor, the Director of the Women's Center.



  • Master's degree in higher education, or equivalent, from an accredited institution required;
  • At least two (2) years of professional, post-graduate experience that closely align with the requirements of the position is critical. Graduate work in equivalent area may be given consideration toward this requirement;
  • Professional experience working in a college or university setting preferred;
  • Direct experience with advocacy, crisis management, and training required;
  • A firm understanding and knowledge of student development theory;
  • A firm understanding and knowledge of the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and Title IX;
  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving record;
  • Strong relationship building skills and the ability to collaborate with individuals of diverse communities and cultures;
  • A firm understanding and knowledge of student development theory;
  • A firm understanding and knowledge of the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and Title IX;
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills including, but not limited to a high ability to be an active listener;
  • Ability to effectively resolve conflict and manage crisis and emergency situations as well as an ability to foster a cooperative environment;
  • Ability to promote collaboration, team work, and involve stakeholders in the decision making process; and
  • Proven commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, as well as the academic, intellectual, and social development of all student.

For full consideration, interested applicants should submit their cover letter, current resume and contact information for three to five references. The references should include a current immediate supervisor and a direct report to your current position (can be a student, but is not required). Review of applicants will begin when the search closes. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

Student Affairs staff will be screening candidates attending The Placement Exchange (TPE) TPE in San Antonio, Texas in March in addition to screening qualified applicants who apply through the University website.

Accreditation and equal opportunity

Lynn University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status, retirement status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431; via email at; by phone at +1 561-237-7727 or to the U.S. Dept. of Education OCR.

Lynn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call +1 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lynn University. 2016 Lynn University 08/16.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling +1 561-237-7290.

For your health, Lynn University is now smoke- and tobacco-free.


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.