Director of Cross Cultural Centers (Jane Kopas Womens Center & Multicultural Center)

Jun 09, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of Cross Cultural Centers (Jane Kopas Women's Center & Multicultural Center)

The University of Scranton, a broadly regional institution of 6,000 total undergraduate and graduate students located in northeastern Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains, is searching for the next Director of the Cross Cultural Centers (Jane Kopas Women's Center & Multicultural Center). Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Catholic and Jesuit principles.

The Cross Cultural Centers are comprised of the Jane Kopas Women's Center and the Multicultural Center. The Director of the Cross Cultural Centers has primary responsibility for the day-to-day operations (i.e., gender equity programming, administration, advocacy) of the Jane Kopas Women's Center. The Director supervises and supports the Assistant Director of the Cross Cultural Centers who is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Multicultural Center. The Cross Cultural Centers staff work together to develop, implement, and present programs that promote inclusion, multiculturalism, and equity, within a framework of intersectionality, social change, feminist and critical race theory, and mission of the University.

Essential Duties:

	•	Develop, plan, and implement programs and initiatives on gender equity and social justice that incorporate feminist theories and best practices which includes, but is not limited to, anti-violence advocacy, body image and integrity, identity development, social justice, and women's leadership and skill building efforts

	•	Administer day-to-day operation of the Jane Kopas Women's Center, including, but not limited to, budget management, strategic planning and Center operations

	•	Provide oversight of anti-violence advocacy, bystander engagement, and healthy relationships programming for students

	•	Implement and manage PACT (Promoting Awareness of the College Transition), a required new student program on healthy relationships, consent and sexual misconduct, which includes recruitment and training of students and professional staff, facilitation of the presentations, and program assessment

	•	Supervise, train, and assess work study students, interns, and volunteers

	•	Oversee management of the Multicultural Center

	•	Develop and facilitate leadership training and mentoring opportunities related to feminism, gender equity, diversity, and multiculturalism

	•	Serve as a support person and advocate for marginalized student populations

	•	Work with University members including faculty to increase students understanding of feminist theories and knowledge that can then be translated into social justice action through on-going involvement

	•	Identify and implement departmental assessment initiatives through annual assessment planning, staff evaluations, program reviews, and divisional efforts

	•	Provide departmental mission, vision, goals, and student learning outcomes directed toward a positive inclusive campus climate for all members of The University of Scranton

	•	Assist students, faculty, staff, and local community members to find ways to engage in the work and mission of the Cross Cultural Centers

The successful candidate will understand feminist theories, critical race theory, multicultural competence, social change theory, and gender equity and will be able to plan, implement, and assess programs focused on gender topics for the college student population (i.e., sexual assault, disordered eating, body image, intersectionality). The person will possess outstanding communication, interpersonal, and presentation/facilitation skills. Furthermore, the successful candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and will possess an understanding of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit education.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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