Assistant Director, Womens Community Center

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Assistant Director, Womens Community Center

Stanford University

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Business Title: Assistant Director, Women's Community Center
Job Title: Student Services Officer 2

Division: Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Job Code: 7502
Salary Level: H
Schedule: Full time
Appointment Duration: Three Year Fixed Term
For full consideration, please submit your application by 11:59pm PST on July 29, 2018.

The Women's Community Center (WCC) seeks an Assistant Director to work collaboratively in providing services and opportunities for students interested in exploring gender equity, social justice, and diversity & inclusion through the Center.

The Stanford Women's Community Center (WCC) is a dynamic and innovative department that employs a solution-oriented, mission-driven, feminist, and inclusive approach to addressing issues at Stanford and beyond. The WCC is responsible for a wide variety of campus-wide programs for both undergraduate and graduate students and has a solid reputation for addressing current needs and issues through innovative programming and staying relevant to today's students.

Part of Student Affairs, the WCC advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion, and respect; and empowers students to thrive. The WCC is one of seven units within the Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership. The mission is: The Women's Community Center exists to facilitate growth and engagement for Stanford students around issues of gender, equity, identity, and justice. We do this by building community and providing innovative opportunities to explore scholarship, leadership, and activism. Our approach is inclusive, intersectional, and welcoming of people of any background or level of prior engagement with these issues.

We are looking for qualified candidates who can support the core mission of the Center.


Reporting to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs/Director of the Women's Community Center, the Assistant Director (“AD”) will be responsible for working collaboratively with the Director and Associate Director to plan and implement all facets of the center as it pertains to the mission.

The AD administers, implements and interprets university and department policies and procedures. The Assistant Director identifies, clarifies, and resolves highly visible or complex issues with substantial significance and impact that may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring independent judgment.


  • Administer an area or program in student services, evaluate and recommend decisions on program eligibility. Review decisions recommended by other staff.
    • Responsible for daily operation of the Center (including but not limited to overseeing space reservation process with student assistance, building maintenance requests, managing the WCC library, supply ordering, and other administrative duties as needed).
    • Assist in the process to recruit, hire, train and supervise student staff and interns. This includes supervision and providing individual advisement and group facilitation.
  • Collaborate with others to help resolve program issues and concerns, interpret policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues.
    • Collaborate with staff of the other community centers and campus partners to resolve issues and develop programs as needed
  • Conceive, develop, and implement programs and services:
  • Evaluate effectiveness and provide recommendations for future projects
  • Develop and implement plans for outreach efforts, develop and maintain external community and university liaison represent department and university at meetings and events.
    • Manage outreach programs and relationships with campus partners
    • Oversee communications and outreach efforts of the WCC, including website management and advising students on: flyer designs, posting to our blog, and social media accounts.
  • Provide advisement to students on a range of issues, including, but not limited to, academic progress, academic program policies, career plans, accessibility, community standards, etc., in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
  • Lead, create and contribute to development of business practices and organizational change to improve processes and workflow.
    • Assist in leadership & program development and policy management, including the administration of assessment tools and light data analysis.
  • May oversee, analyze and assist in financial processes and development of budgets.
  • Serve as a key member of university wide teams and projects.

* Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Master's degree preferred.

Candidates who have a Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience may be considered for appointment to the Program Associate position (Student Services Officer 1) in the WCC and will be assigned duties appropriate to the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, various constituents (students, faculty, staff, alumni), and to all levels of management.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • An understanding and knowledge of feminist and other identity-based theoretical frameworks and social justice approaches to use within higher education in an interdisciplinary context;
  • Advanced interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with individuals and groups from various identities, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Student development knowledge and experience in student affairs preferred
  • Ability to use computer and technology for word processing, accounting, managing social media and website presence; familiarity and proficiency with google docs.
  • Understanding of and ability to process financial transactions; strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.

  • Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 30 pounds.
  • Occasionally drive students to staff retreats, purchase items for meetings, events, and retreats, and move furniture around for events.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, .

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume with their application.

Experience a culture of excellence.

Stanford University, located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An awardwinning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Finalist candidate must successfully pass a preemployment background check.


Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs, California, United States
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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.





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Posted: 7/11/2018
Application Due: 9/3/2018
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