STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Director of Women's Center will lead the Women's Center in fulfilling its mission of serving as a place that facilitates a network of support and resources for women on campus, as well as to initiate and maintain relationships of the surrounding external community. The Director serves as the primary administrator for the day-to-day operations and functions of the Women's Center.
The Director serves as a campus resource that educates the community on emerging issues regarding gender and women. The Director is responsible for establishing the Center's vision and for addressing concerns regarding gender and women issues. The Director will collaborate with other offices and centers of the college and the larger community to build intersections of support for our students. They will also work closely with various students and their led organizations to build leadership skills and develop relevant programming at all campus locations. The Director will continue to build out grant funded programs, such as the Parenting Advancement Pathways program (PAP), designed to support our students who are navigating their educational journey while raising children.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide vision, leadership and day-to-day administrative direction to the college's initiatives regarding the support of female students and their families.
- Collaborate with the college's centers, including but not limited to the Veterans Center, Multicultural Center, and other cultural and affinity centers on campus, as it relates to support of female students and their families.
- Facilitate a network of support and resources for women on campus; initiate and maintain collaborative linkages to other Bristol Community College services and community resources.
- Identify, analyze, and implement campus programs and events of a diverse nature on topics relevant to the needs of Bristol's students.
- Work closely with students, student organizations and clubs to create opportunities to collaborate.
- Work closely with the Dean of Enrollment, the Director of Student and Family Engagement, and the Director of Advising to effectively lead the college to meet its key performance indicators regarding student retention.
- Track institutional progress against that of peer institutions and incorporate best practices into campus initiatives.
- Infuse and actualize an assessment strategy, in partnership with Institutional Research and Academic Affairs, to measure female student learning, effectiveness, and satisfaction to improve retention and persistence.
- Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures for the Women's Center, while monitoring and evaluating operational effectiveness and affecting changes required for continuous improvement.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive communication plan, including the use of digital channels such as social media, electronic newsletters, and/or websites.
- Supply prompt reports and analysis to college leadership, including but not limited to the President's Leadership Team, Student Services and Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs and Institutional Research.
- Build, administer, and evaluate the Women's Center budget; work closely with Student Services and Enrollment Management leadership to develop annual budget proposals.
- Research grant opportunities and collaborate with the Office of Grant Development and the Bristol Foundation.
- Focus on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
- Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff, the Bristol community, and the women it serves, while fostering a commitment to excellence.
- Work collaboratively with college leadership to recommend and implement tactics that ensure the achievement of prescribed retention goals.
- Implement technological resources that scale, amplify, and measure department program and service efforts, in partnership with Information Technology Services and Marketing & Communications.
- Collaborate and work with campus leaders on the intersection of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as it pertains to the female population and their allies.
- Serve on various leadership councils for Student Services and Enrollment Management.
- Actively engage with professional organizations to stay current on professional development, higher education trends, and best practices.
- Lead and serve on various college committees and strategic planning initiatives; develop and chair the Bristol Women's Center Advisory Board.
- Hire, supervise, develop, and lead Women's Center staff. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to develop staff capabilities and expectations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.
- Minimum of a master's degree in Women's Studies, Student Affairs, Higher Education, or closely related fields.
- Minimum of three years of experience in a higher education environment as a Coordinator, Assistant Director, or Associate Director in a women's center or related Student Affairs area, such as but not limited to a veteran's center, student center, athletics and recreation, and/or student activities or leadership development.
- Demonstrated understanding of the cultural constructions of gender as it intersects with race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, identity, religion, and ability, as well as understanding of how misogyny, sexism, and gender-based violence operate on a college campus.
- Demonstrated successful collaborations across college divisions to build effective relationships, particularly with Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, Academic Affairs, and Information Technology areas.
- Demonstrated commitment to the community college mission and serving the needs of female students.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to the principles of shared governance and transparency.
- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- A commitment to embracing diversity and serving the needs of a diverse population, including the ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
- Reliable transportation to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.
- The ability to work nights and weekends as needed to meet the needs of students and their families.
- Demonstrated external relations experience with community organizations and agencies, as well as with K-12 schools.
- Comprehensive, multi-campus community college experience.
- Demonstrated grant writing experience.
- Demonstrated technology experience with Ellucian Banner, EMS, Degree Works, and other related software packages.
- Demonstrated expertise and commitment related to assessment and continuous improvement of enrollment, retention, and/or student services operations and programs demonstrating diversity, inclusion, and equity outcomes.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and use predictive modeling and data analytics to enhance female student retention initiatives.
- The ability to speak a language in addition to English.
- Demonstrated knowledge and consistent experience in using varied social media outlets on behalf of a business or organization that has proven to increase the digital footprint of the organization's brand.
- Robust understanding and demonstrated inclusion of access, equity, and student success practices.
- Relative connection to underrepresented groups including that of race, culture and/or identity.
- Demonstrated thorough knowledge of female student development, event planning, training, and budget management.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, 44-week, non-unit position with benefits. This position requires working on some nights and weekends. The 8 weeks of time off are to be determined with supervisory input.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: May 2021
SALARY: Hiring salary $55,000 to $60,000, commensurate with education and experience, paid out over 52 weeks (about 12 months).