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Women's Center Director

NC State University
Raleigh, NC

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Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Women's Center Director

Anticipated Hiring Range:


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (nature of position will require some evening and weekend hours)

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Women's Center

About the Department:

Primary Function of Organizational UnitThe Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and diverse intellectual and cultural campus experience at North Carolina State University (NC State). The OIED facilitates and supports efforts to ensure equity and equal opportunity, offers diversity education and training, and promotes inclusive excellence among students, faculty, and staff. There are four OIED units: Campus Community Centers; Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Practice; Equal Opportunity and Equity; and Bias Impact Response. These units collaborate to ensure accountability to compliance, policy, and community care standards. They also monitor and respond to campus climate needs, facilitate equity and inclusion assessment, education, and training, and support underrepresented and marginalized identity groups within the NC State community.
The Campus Community Centers are a unit within the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity. The Campus Community Centers are comprised of the African American Cultural Center, GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the Women’s Center. Our community efforts play a role in increasing the participation, retention, and success of students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented groups. They ensure that NC State is an equitable and inclusive environment, one that is free from prohibited discrimination and harassment. Together, creating a community that provides a unified, campus-wide approach ensures that students, faculty, and staff learn and work within a campus defined by the best practices in equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Women’s CenterThanks to years of advocacy from students, faculty and staff across the institution, and with the support of the NC State administration, NC State founded the Women’s Center in 1991. Since its founding, the Women’s Center has worked to create culture change for gender and equity, affirm all identities and cultivate connections and relationships across campus and in the community. Through examining links between systemic issues and institutional oppression and creating spaces for dialogue intended to critique assumptions and beliefs, the Women’s Center aims to transform social justice education into local and global action. The mission of the Women’s Center is to build and create a community of authentic and engaged allies and leaders to pursue gender equity and social justice; enhancing the campus climate through education, advocacy, support, and leadership development.
The Women’s Center directly serves all students at NC State while also serving as a resource, connection, and partner for faculty and staff at the institution. We take an intersectional approach to serving the campus community. Our practices are social constructivist in nature and rooted in social justice education and trauma informed care. In addition to programming and leadership development focused on gender, equity and justice, the Women’s Center also provides direct support for survivors of interpersonal violence as well as prevention education programming and training for students, faculty and staff on campus.
The Women’s Center Director reports to the Senior Director of the Campus Community Centers, who reports to the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer, a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.

Essential Job Duties:

Primary Purpose of the Director Position: The Director will provide overall administrative, operational, programming and fiscal direction for the Women’s Center. In alignment with the Women’s Center’s mission and vision, this work requires a commitment and understanding of intersectionality, social justice, and trauma informed care, with particular attention paid to addressing the needs of marginalized and underrepresented students, including students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, and students with disabilities.
This position spearheads strategic planning, budget management, fund development and development and assessment for all Center programs and services; supervises, develops and evaluates center staff; identifies and addresses barriers to student success; serves on various university and community committees; and works with staff from all Centers to foster a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment for all students. The director will have a demonstrated passion for and mastery of outreach, education, student development, collaboration and advocacy, including an understanding of leading a unit which houses staff responsible for interpersonal violence prevention education and direct survivor support functions. The director will serve as a dynamic liaison between OIED, the University community, and local community partners.

Position Description/General Scope of Duties
Leadership● Provide leadership to the Women’s Center and ensure the delivery of programming, resources, and services that are responsive to the changing needs of students.

  • Providing strategic direction and administrative (fiscal, operational and programmatic) oversight for all aspects of the Women’s Center.
  • Lead the hiring, training, supervision, evaluation and development of a talented and diverse professional, support and student staff which includes an Associate Director, IPV Response Coordinator, Assistant Director for IPV Prevention Education, Assistant Director, Administrative Support staff as well as various undergraduate and graduate students.

Advocacy, Outreach, Programming and Training
  • Provide leadership in advocating for practice, policy review, and procedural changes related to gender as well as interpersonal violence prevention and survivor support.
  • Responsible for guiding and supporting the design and implementation of co-curricular education, training and other learning opportunities related to gender, equity and justice for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with faculty, staff, alumni and other campus and community partners.
  • Support students experiencing academic or personal difficulties and assist them in connecting to NC State resources.

Assessment and Administrative
  • Ensure the successful design, implementation and assessment of all programs, educational initiatives and support services developed by the Women’s Center.
  • Establish assessment protocols for Women’s Center programs and initiatives in alignment with OIED priorities and the university strategic priorities. Identify procedures for collecting and producing data that measures success (both programmatic and student).
  • Provide regular reports on progress toward Women’s Center goals including annual reports and other reports as needed.
  • Lead short-term operational and long-term strategic planning/prioritization and implementation processes for the Center, including routine assessment of programs, operations, communications, activities and partnerships;
  • Develop, maintain, and maximize the Center’s fiscal resources and operating within assigned budgets and University fiscal policies.
  • Work in partnership with OIED leadership and University Advancement to steward fund development including endowment development and annual planned giving activities.
  • Represent Women’s Center and OIED on key divisional and University committees, as needed.

Other Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counselor Education, Social Work, Public Administration, or a related area of study;
  • Minimum five (5) years of work experience in higher education or related fields such as but not limited to non-profits or k-12 education.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience managing professional staff.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Application of intersectionality, social justice, women’s and gender issues and equity in program planning and implementation;
  • Management experience of professional staff;
  • Demonstrated work history of commitment to student development and knowledge of best practices for advising student leaders and student organizations;
  • Demonstrated success in program development, delivery, and assessment, preferably in higher education settings;
  • Experience with strategic program planning and budget management;
  • Experience with programmatic curriculum development;
  • Demonstrated successful experience in individually and collaboratively developing, facilitating, and assessing/evaluating training, workshops, and presentations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with programming within a women’s, social justice-focused or identity-based organization within a university is strongly preferred;
  • An advanced application of intersectional frameworks including advanced application of a trauma-informed approach; feminist, womanist, queer theories and concepts; student development theories; and multicultural perspectives in student-centered program planning and implementation;
  • Awareness of how a broad range of issues impact individuals within systems of oppression based on multiple identities and positionalities, including gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, worldview, and other significant aspects of identity. This should include a demonstrated awareness of how a broad range of gender issues inclusive of multiple interlocking systems of oppression, lead to and impact interpersonal violence.
  • Content area knowledge and extensive understanding of intersectionality within and across systematically non-dominant communities situated within historically and predominately white institutions: including social justice scholarship and best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please be sure to upload a cover letter, a current resume, and the contact information for three (3) professional references.

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

383501 - Women's Center


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


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