Associate Director of Women's & Gender Office
Open Date: 01/19/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: A Master's degree in a related field with three full years' experience in policy analysis, program development, higher education, evaluation and assessment. Ability to work with faculty/academic units, etc. Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or a related behavioral science is required with a minimum of two years related work experience with college-aged female-identified students, advising student organizations, or mentoring. Knowledge and understanding of national and regional trends, policies, and, programming centered on topics of gender and social justice. Demonstrated experience advising and counseling students, ability to provide guidance and advise in all aspects of program planning, budget implementation, leadership development, problem solving, and assessment. Demonstrated experience responding appropriately to student concerns and manage student issues with sound judgment and professionalism. Interpersonal skills to be able to identify, assess, and mediate conflict, problem solve, and propose appropriate solutions. Demonstrated ability to develop positive working relationships with multiple departments and diverse constituent groups; ability to work collaboratively, using a team approach.
Special Instructions to Applicant: In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references including contact information. Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and three signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire. East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university's diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.
Job Duties: The Women & Gender Office at ECU is responsible for cultivating a supportive, safe, and affirming environment for all genders that encourages dialogue and learning centered on women's issues. The office will serve to empower women within the university community to build strong and lasting relationships that will encourage self-sufficiency and independence as leaders in a global society and engage the campus through multidimensional needs-driven programs and activities that promote the emotional, intellectual, and physical women and gender. Working as part of the Intercultural Affairs team, the Associate Director develops and coordinates cultural, social justice, identity, and student success programming; oversees internal and external marketing; and leads all evaluation efforts for the office. Additionally, the Associate Director assists the Intercultural Affairs Director with budgeting, fundraising, and strategic planning. He/she will serve on University and Student Affairs committees. This position reports to the Director of Intercultural Affairs, oversees the office, and directly supervises the graduate assistant. This is a professional position with responsibilities having a direct impact on the quality of students' educational experiences and interaction with their peers, as well as the campus community at large. Duties Supervision & Training: * Supervise and train graduate assistant staff member and student workers and volunteers as appropriate. * Ensure the student staff develops and maintains effective relationships with student groups, both those formally affiliated with the center and those informally affiliated with the center such as student affairs offices, academic departments, student groups, and community organizations. * Provide trainings on women's and gender issues, intersections of identity and oppression, and social justice for events, workshops, and academic courses (as appropriate). * Develop and coordinate student internships (community and campus based) including curriculum and assessment of staff learning in collaboration with campus and community partners. * Collaborate faculty to develop, implement and assess experienced learning leadership. * Collaborate with the Director of Intercultural Affairs and faculty to develop curricular or co-curricular. * Plan and orchestrate annual staff retreats and ongoing staff trainings and student development opportunities. Student Leadership & Program Development: * Provide oversight to negotiation of contracts with vendors for services. * Create inspiring and effective mentoring relationships with students * Develop and oversee learning opportunities that encourage student involvement with women's and gender issues. * Provide opportunities and program support for student initiated efforts. * Promote scholarship on women and gender in student and staff work in collaboration with various academic departments. * Collaborate on service learning opportunities which are aligned with gender and women's issues in collaboration with the Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement. Administrative: * Develop, implement and oversee the Women's Center annual budget. * Identify relevant and desirable learning and development outcomes and articulate how the outcomes align with the office's mission. * Develop and administer assessment efforts to address office's program effectiveness in meeting identified needs and outcomes in collaboration with the Student Affairs Assessment Office. * Conduct staff meetings and manage internal and external information flow from the Women & Gender Office. * Develop and work with the Women & Gender Advancement Council on fundraising and development programming. * Seek out grant writing and fundraising opportunities for the center as appropriate. Campus & Community: * Facilitate representation of students on university task forces and committees as requested. * In conjunction with student leaders, act as a spokesperson to educate the campus community to increase awareness of gender and women's concerns. * Encourage office partnerships with events and programs by other student groups or university departments, and provide leadership visibility and support to programs sponsored by the Women & Gender Office. * Establish and maintain relationships with campus partners and local and statewide organizations that address all forms of sexual harassment including sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. * Other duties as assigned by the Director of Intercultural Affairs.