Women & Gender Center Director

University of Colorado - Denver and the Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado | CU Denver
Center for Identity & Inclusion
Women & Gender Center Director
Position #700099 – Requisition #21793

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Center for Identity & Inclusion has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Women & Gender Center Director.

As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City.

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown.  Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and annual economic impact of $800 million. 

Jobs in this career family support students' academic, emotional and physical well-being and cultural and social development in order to enhance the formal instruction program or traditional academic unit.  Functions include student counseling, career guidance, residence life, multicultural affairs, support of student activities and organizations, recreation services and intramural athletics administration.

Program Directors are responsible for the ongoing leadership and oversight of a program or function, including the Development of strategies and processes which contribute to the University and/or campus mission and accountability for services provided.  These positions typically do not supervise others.

Position Emphasis:

The Women and Gender Center (WGC) Director ) is one of four offices within CU Denver’s Center for Identity & Inclusion (CII) that provide support and resources to enhance each student's experience and nurture a sense of belonging and empowerment, and to promote a diverse and inclusive campus.

The WGC Director will oversee the center’s vision, mission and goals to include advancing the needs and concerns of women, transgender, and gender nonconforming students through an intersectional lens.

The Program Director will be instrumental in the university’s successful efforts to attain Hispanic Service Institution (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) designation, in addition to advising on the creation of a culturally enhancing campus environment where a deep sense of belonging can flourish.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Advise and makes recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and other campus leaders regarding practices, policies and procedures as they directly relate to the success of the WGC student population as well as other traditionally underrepresented groups.
  • Support administrators, staff, and faculty in advancing gender equity through policy and practice recommendations.
  •  Provide education, workshops, and trainings on a ranges of issues related to gender, gender identity, and gender equity in higher education.  
  • Design and conduct program evaluations to assess the effectiveness of current and future programs, while developing policies that encompass research-based intersectional and inclusive retention practices.
  •  Collaborates with colleagues to educate the campus about women and gender issues within surrounding communities to promote awareness on and off campus.
  • Promote culturally responsive and intersectional awareness in order to foster an inclusive environment on campus.
  • Conduct outreach to community organizations and grant-making organizations as it directly enhances student success and achievement.
  • Utilize grant writing and research to develop the Center while implementing gender-focused programming to meet the needs of the university.
  • Plan and implement comprehensive programs and services to enhance the academic and social success of students, with a focus on activities related to retention.
  • Initiate, implement, and assess cultural events and activities to enhance students’ cross-cultural, intersectional understanding and cultural identity.
  • Serve as a consultant to key offices such as admissions, financial aid, registration, outreach, and advocacy on matters related to student academic success.
  • Intensely collaborate with other CII Program Directors to develop and implement programming and services for all diverse students.
  • Gather and utilize assessment data to improve diversity initiatives and program impact.
  • Create and promote a diverse, inclusive, and intersectional learning community.
  • Represent the office by attending cultural activities, on and off-campus.
  • Liaison with constituencies internal and external to the campus on matters specifically related to student success with the assistance of key offices.
  • Work with campus leadership to develop and/or strengthen ties to external communities on a variety of issues, including pipeline programs.
  • Research and apply for grants relevant to meeting the needs of students.
  • Prepare and monitor departmental budgets.
  • Develop informational literature and web information for marketing the office.
  • Serve on university committees.
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $56,734 to $64,269.  

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in ethnic studies, education, communication, social science, women and gender studies, psychology, health sciences, public administration, higher education, counseling, human services, student affairs or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
  • The position requires 4 years extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience, including direct responsibility of professional experience implementing cultural events,promoting community relations and outreach and/or developing policies and procedures.
  • Experience with academic retention and culturally enhancing programs.
Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited university in a related field.
  • Experience working in a highly diverse higher education setting.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Experience with project management.
  • 4 years in progressively challenging roles serving retention and graduation efforts for first generation and historically underserved students of color in higher education.
  • Experience with student information systems and or student portals.
  • Demonstrated experience with using data to drive student success.
  • Proficient bilingual written and oral Spanish language skills.

    Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.Outstanding customer service skills.Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.Demonstrated commitment to and enactment of the principles of intersectional feminism, gender diversity, and social justice.  
  • Ability to manage complex and difficult projects and situations.

Job Category: Student Services
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jul 1, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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