Assistant Director of the Women's Resource Center

Boulder, CO
Sep 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This position contributes to and collaboratively determines the direction and operation of the University of Colorado's Women's Resource Center, and is responsible on behalf of women on campus for serving as an authority and spokesperson, serving as an advocate, being knowledgeable of services and programs, advising on policy, and being seen as a resource/consultant for conducting educational programs.

Who we are:

Since our inception in 1994, the University of Colorado Boulder Women's Resource Center has worked to create a campus environment where women will thrive. The Center has been a force on campus to develop students' leadership abilities and to work for equity on campus.

The Assistant Director serves as a resource for gender equity and social justice, both internally to the Center and in the broader campus. Among other areas, this person formulates and implements specific projects related to gender equity, social justice and inclusion; ensures core level inclusion across multiple identities in Center policies, programs, staffing, volunteer program, and resources; advocates for such core inclusion on the broader campus for issues, groups, and individuals; serves as an advisory consultant to campus departments; designs systems, guidelines and standards for the WRC's on-going operation; co-manages student employees and interns; provides input to the fiscal management of the WRC; leads WRC assessment initiatives; provides direction for quality programs on women's issues across intersectional identities by applying principles, theories, and conceptual models of discipline such as women's studies, ethnic studies, queer studies, sociology, psychology, and organizational development. These areas are carried out within guidelines determined by the Director.

What your key responsibilities will be:

Oversee Social Justice Initiatives at WRC
  • In conjunction with the Director, provide direction for the WRC's diversity and social justice planning process and its implementation.
  • In conjunction with the director, assess WRC norms, policies, space, programs, publicity and resource for underlying cultural assumptions and modify from culturally inclusive lens.
  • Incorporate above into supervision and mentoring of WRC staff and volunteers.
  • Continue own learning and personal development around identities and issues central to WRC mission.

Assessment of WRC Programs and Services
  • Guide the WRC in its organizational development and effectiveness.
  • Continue with design, improvement, and implementation of WRC systems, policies, guidelines, and standards that promote social justice goals, clarity and consistency, and smooth operations.
  • Lead the WRC assessment projects, both internal and at division level.

Supervision of Student Staff and Volunteer
  • Determine staff and volunteer development. Oversee program development.
  • Supervise Student employees in collaboration with professional staff.
  • Provide direction for professional development opportunities for staff and interns.
  • Provide individual and group mentoring both internal to WRC and in other campus settings when appropriate.
  • Assist student staff and interns in program planning and delivery.
  • Work in collaboration with the Program Coordinator on staff, and faculty programs.

Expand and enhance partnerships with on and off campus partners
  • Strengthen existing partnerships between the WRC and other departments/programs, including academic departments.
  • Identify other partnerships that would enhance the WRC and begin conversations on specific alliances and other relationships.
  • Represent the WRC in a leadership capacity and/or through participation in appropriate campus and divisional committees.

What we can offer:

The salary range for this position is $46,000-51,000, depending on experience.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be inclusive. Be resourceful. Be effective. Be Boulder.


What we require:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  • Two years professional experience in organizations that work with human development, such as women's issues, campus activities, social services, healthcare, counseling, and leadership development.
  • One year program assessment and evaluation experience.

What you will need:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

What we'd like you to have:
  • Master's degree in student development, higher education administration, counseling, or a related field.
  • Experience in campus based student affairs position, such as a Women's Center, student activities, diversity and multicultural programs, or student life development.
  • At least one year of supervision experience of students or professional staff.
  • Experience at a comprehensive research extensive (Research I) university.
  • Experience advising student organizations.
  • Experience with leadership development, advocacy, and activism.
  • Experience with Qualtrics or similar survey programs.
  • Demonstrated excellence in serving a diverse student community.

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Special Instructions to Applicants Box: Please apply by October 13, 2017.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-11235.
Please do not upload references at this time.

Job Category: Student Services

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10462 - Women's Resource Center

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 29, 2017

Closing Date: Oct 13, 2017, 10:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00002262


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