Working TitleAssistant Director for NC State Women's Center
Anticipated Hiring Range$46,000 - $50,000
Work ScheduleMonday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm (Nature of position will require some work activities be performed outside of the normal work schedule)
Job LocationRaleigh, NC
About the Department
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The 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 Center
Thanks to years of advocacy from students, faculty and staff across the institution, 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. The Women’s Center Assistant Director reports to the Women’s Center Director.
Essential Job Duties
Primary Purpose of Position
The Assistant Director serves a crucial function in ongoing student development, advocacy, and support. Additionally, the Assistant Director leads the development and delivery of signature programs, relevant subject matter training and workshops, campus collaborations and has a focus on strategic initiatives. A successful candidate demonstrates an ability to apply an intersectional, social equity framework to support the center’s strategic goals.
This is a position that has the ability for flexible work arrangements.
Position Description/General Scope of Duties
1) Programming + Strategic Campus Support
- Lead the development, planning, and implementation of the signature programs, campus support, and educational initiatives; including significant responsibilities for program delivery and/or instruction; maintain current knowledge of relevant research, community climate data, and trends, and student needs assessment, manage program-specific campus and community partnerships; apply project/program management best practices to ensure timely and effective implementation; curate accessible, intersectional, social equity-focused content; evaluate programs using methods that align with Center goals and OIED assessment strategies and models; create budgets and ensure alignment with appropriate financial controls, processes, and procedures;
- Support strategic planning and goal implementation; participate in annual goal and objective setting; collect and provide regular evaluation results from programs; participate in annual report preparation.
2) Student Development
- Supervise graduate students/interns/student staff and/or Center volunteers; lead or assist with advertising for, hiring, and training student employees; for staff, interns or volunteers – develop and assign meaningful and appropriate academic and professional growth opportunities; provide feedback and performance evaluation; assign and monitor student hours; train student staff and volunteers based on relevant reporting requirements, resource availability, and procedures; collaborate with other Campus Community Centers to design and develop student employee training and onboarding.
3) Community Building
- Collaborate with campus partners (faculty, Counseling Center, Prevention Services, college diversity directors, etc.) to curate programs and support spaces; establish measures to identify support needs and ensure that resources provide intersectional, culturally responsive care; engage appropriate reporting in alignment with University processes and procedures;
- Collaborate with the OIED Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Practice (IESP) team (and other OIED teams as appropriate) to create, deliver, and evaluate equity, inclusion, and advocacy focused educational training, workshops, and presentations that align with the work of the center, OIED, and University strategic goals, objectives and campus climate needs; review and respond to training/engagement requests;
4) Strategic Communication + Outreach
- Oversee media management and general marketing for initiatives and programs; collaborate closely with the OIED communications team; social media engagement planning and management; work with student marketing interns; contribute to Diversity Digest and other campus publications and outreach efforts.
5) Other Administrative Responsibilities
- Assist with the development of learning outcomes and assessment tools for Women’s Center programs and services
- Perform benchmarking and promising practices research as needed related to current or potential Women’s Center programs and services
- Assist with annual analysis of assessment data
- Assist with annual review of Women’s Center programs and services
Minimum Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Counselor Education, Psychology, Social Work, Women’s and Gender Studies, Sociology/Anthropology, Public Policy, or a related area of study;
- At least two years of relevant experience within a higher education or related setting;
- Content-area knowledge and understanding of intersectionality within Women’s Center spaces with a specific understanding of the importance of tailoring programs and spaces to reach BIPOC students and other communities historically marginalized/excluded in said spaces, including social justice scholarship and best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion work;
Other Required Qualifications
- Application of relevant theories and frameworks in program planning and implementation, including intersectionality, social justice, women’s and gender issues and equity;
- Demonstrated work or volunteer history of commitment to student development and knowledge of best practices for advising student leaders and student organizations;
- Demonstrated success in program assessment, preferably in a higher education setting;
- Experience with strategic planning and budget management;
- Experience with research and curriculum development;
- Demonstrated ability to support identity-based concerns;
- Experience in supervision, advising, and/or volunteer management of student and/or other staff;
- Experience, individually and collaboratively, developing, facilitating, assessing/evaluating training, workshops, or presentations.
- 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 and critical social justice frameworks; feminist, womanist, queer theories and concepts; and multicultural perspectives in 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, and other significant aspects of identity.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License requiredNo
Commercial Driver's License requiredNo
Job Open Date06/28/2022
Anticipated Close DateOpen Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include as attachments a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least 3 professional references.
Position TypeEHRA Non-Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)1.00
Appointment12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse WeatherNon Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency EventsNon Mandatory - Emergency Event
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?No
Department ID383501 - Women's Center
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