Exempt; $48,000-$50,000 annual base salary, DOE (salary will be prorated for 10-month position) + excellent benefits.
Temporary through May 2020; 10-month position (FT August-May); Mon-Fri; 8am-5pm. May require some evening and weekend hours.
PLU is dedicated to educating students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care. Toward achieving this goal, we seek an Interim Director to fulfill the Center for Gender Equity’s mission—to support, challenge, and empower students, staff, and faculty to combat gender-based oppression and enact positive social change—with creativity, care, and commitment. This position offers the opportunity for professional growth and personal development in a context of a Center for Gender Equity that is strongly affiliated with the Women’s & Gender Studies (WMGS) Program and works closely with the Division of Student Life. This position develops, coordinates, presents, and assesses programs, trainings, and services for the PLU community designed to promote gender equity and social justice and enhance prevention efforts addressing gender-based violence. This position reports to the Provost.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Provide vision, strategic planning, and leadership to develop and maintain the effectiveness of the Center.
· Provide mentoring, support, and advocacy for users of the Center.
· Act as a campus resource and consultant on issues related to gender, equity, and feminism.
· Sit on the University Diversity, Title IX, and WMGS Executive Committees, and Center’s Coalition.
· Co-lead the Trans Task Force with the AVP for Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability.
· Develop, deliver, and evaluate programs and events related to gender, equity, and feminism.
· Supervise staff and oversee hiring, supervision, and training for student staff, interns, and volunteers.
· Coordinate effective responses to and prevention strategies for gender-based violence.
· Provide faculty and staff with professional development opportunities.
· Fulfill goals and achieve coherent programming, education, and training through committee participation and collaboration with the Division of Student Life and other campus entities.
· Work with Advancement and campus/community partners to raise funds for the Center’s projects/initiatives.
· Build relationships with donors, stakeholders, and campus/community partners to further the Center’s success and program sustainability.
· Lead and direct the Center for Gender Equity’s Advisory Board, in collaboration with the Board Chair.
· Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
· Ability to facilitate discussions, meetings, and educational activities in small and large group settings.
· Ability to develop, coordinate, and present programs.
· Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
· Ability to work with a wide range of constituents, including students, faculty, staff, and community members.
· Demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice.
· Extensive knowledge of contemporary women’s and gender issues, including gender equity, intersections of privilege and oppression, trans identities and queer sexualities, sexual assault and violence prevention, economic inequality, activism, and other related issues.
· Skills to respond effectively to stressful circumstances or conditions.
· Ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple, complex, and abstract tasks, be detail-oriented, and work independently as well as part of a team.
· Strong planning, organizational, and budget management skills.
· Proficient with computer operations and standard software such as MS Word, Excel, etc.
1. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Women’s & Gender Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Higher Education Administration, or another discipline with clear applicability to the study of gender.
2. Five years of work experience in higher education, instruction/administration, or gender-centered services.
3. Supervisory experience.
4. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.
· Master’s degree in Women’s & Gender Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Higher Education Administration, or another discipline with clear applicability to the study of gender.
· Demonstrated experience in hiring, supervising, and training personnel.
· Experience in gender-based violence prevention and response, including Title IX policies and procedures.
Pacific Lutheran University is a private university located in Tacoma, Washington. The university is home to approximately 3,200 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through its seven schools: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts& Communication, Business, Education and Kinesiology, and Nursing, Pacific Lutheran offers more classes and more opportunities than most l...iberal arts colleges. Students have the opportunity to work close-up and hands –on with professors and classmates. Professors at Pacific Lutheran not only serve as mentors who help students discover the professional opportunities in academic fields, but as colleagues who work side- by -side with students on research and creative projects. Pacific Lutheran seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care- for other people, for their communities, and for the earth.