Associate Dean I of Douglass Project
Posting Number 21ST0243
Associate Dean I of Douglass Project
About Douglass College
Established in 1918, Douglass is currently the only women’s college housed within a world class public research university and enjoys a long history of educating first generation women from New Jersey and around the country. The College today enrolls 2,600 highly diverse students from New Jersey and around the world. Douglass has a national reputation as a premier institution for women’s education. The College’s outstanding educational programs are built on five synergistic pillars: 1) A foundational women’s and gender studies course required of all students; 2) Douglass Discovery (research and experiential learning, and the home of the Douglass Project); 3) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; 4) Career Development and Pathways; and 5) Residential and Learning Communities. Students undertake their majors within the academic schools at Rutgers–New Brunswick.
The Douglass Project
Established in 1986, the Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in STEM was one of the first programs in the nation established to advance undergraduate women in STEM. Today, the Project thrives, providing academic and co-curricular programs for our diverse undergraduate students pursuing degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Project’s goals are to increase the participation and retention of students in STEM majors and to retain graduates in STEM careers or graduate school. We are proud of our 95% retention of women engineers who participate in the Reilly Douglass Living-Learning Community as well as the retention of women in STEM majors who participate in our research program.
Douglass is also the home of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Working Group for Advancing Undergraduate Women in STEM, connecting the Douglass Project to a thriving community of practice across major public institutions in the nation. Other Douglass Project partnerships include corporate collaborators, Rutgers’ School of Engineering, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Computer Science, and extensive alumnae involvement. * The program is currently undergoing an external review that will be available to the new Dean to use in planning and decision-making.
Major programs in the Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in STEM currently include:
• Living-learning communities (LLCs), including the Computer Science LLC, Reilly-Douglass Engineering LLC, and Bunting Cobb Residence Hall LLC
• Project SUPER Undergraduate Research program, including an Introduction to Scientific Research course, a summer stipend program, and mentoring.
• Bristol-Myers Squibb STEM Mentoring Initiative, connecting students with professional mentors at BMS
• Advancing Women in Computer Science in collaboration with DIMACS, the Department of Computer Science, and the Division of Math and Physical Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences
• Big Ten Academic Alliance Working Group for Advancing Women in STEM
• Lectures, plenaries, and other open programming bringing nationally recognized women leaders in STEM to campus
• An upcoming program to provide academic and co-curricular opportunities for first-generation and historically underrepresented students intending to major in STEM fields
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Associate Dean I of Douglass Project for the Douglass Residential College. Reporting to the Dean of Douglass College, the Associate Dean shapes the future of the Douglass Project, building on its current strengths while developing a new vision to secure the retention, recruitment, and progress of Douglass women in STEM. Additionally, the Associate Dean will serves as a key member of the Dean’s Cabinet. The position leads and provides direction to a successful program that has tremendous potential. The position provides the opportunity to engage closely with our high-achieving and highly-motivated students and to imagine new programming to advance women in STEM.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Brings vision and excitement to create a strategic vision for the Douglass Project.
• Expands student participation
• Enhances private, federal, and foundation resources to support student programming.
• Develops new partnerships to leverage the resources and talents at Rutgers and beyond.
• Drives the success of historically underrepresented students intending to major in STEM.
• Broadens research and experiential learning opportunities for students.
• Aligns program goals and activities with the College’s commitment to and programs on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Develops and administers a projected budget of more than $500,000
• Submits grant applications to enhance resources for student programs
• Assesses programming on a semester and annual basis
• Supervises three STEM program coordinators, multiple graduate students, and others through: embodying an organizational culture of high expectations, collaboration, inclusion, and communication, performance management
Minimum Education and Experience:
• Master’s Degree in a scientific field, STEM education, Curriculum and Instruction, or a relevant field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
• A minimum of five (5) years of leadership experience in advancing women in STEM through teaching, research, co-curricular program development, departmental programs, K-12 or professional settings and association experience.
• Experience working with diverse populations essential.
• Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver’s license would be required for this position.
• Post-graduate/terminal degree in a scientific field, STEM education, curriculum and instruction, or a relevant field, with 7-10 years of leadership experience in advancing women in STEM through teaching, research, co-curricular program development, grants, and/or in professional settings and associations.
• Direct experience with foundation and federal grants.
• Corporate partnerships, and involvement in professional STEM-related organizations preferred.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* Do you have a minimum of a Master's Degree in a scientific field, STEM education, Curriculum and Instruction, or a relevant field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience?
* Do you have a minimum of five (5) years of leadership experience in advancing women in STEM through teaching, research, co-curricular program development, departmental programs, K-12 or professional settings and association experience?
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- List of Professional References (contact Info)
Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview