Required Qualifications and Education: Bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies, Student Affairs, or relevant field. Three to five years of related work experience or training. Supervisory experience. Experience directing programming efforts. Ability to work with students in crisis. Understanding of gender justice work. Commitment to working with to furthering the efforts of the Center for Women and Gender Equity. Excellent communication with diverse groups in oral, written, and electronic communication.
Preferred Qualifications and Education: Master’s degree. Familiarity with gender justice. Experience working with diverse populations. Excellent communication skills.
Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
Student Outreach & Retention
Direct the Gender Justice House, a partnership between the Center for Women and Gender Equity and Housing & Residence Life; including recruiting, programming, supervising the Peer Mentor(s), and forming relationships with students.
Provide advocacy, referral and other direct services related to gender-based violence to Center for Women and Gender Equity clientele.
Provide orientation to the Center for Women and Gender Equity for various classrooms, student organizations, and other visitors and constituents.
Present on issues related to gender equity and social justice topics in various settings, including classrooms, residence halls, in the community and other locations.
Coordinate NIARA, a program designed to connect women students of color with professional staff and faculty of color. This includes recruitment of students and faculty/staff, programming planning and implementation, and assessment.
Direct the Center for Women and Gender Equity Ambassador program that offers students an opportunity to explore leadership through service, activism, and discussion, including recruitment, curriculum development, programming planning and implementation, days of service, and assessment.
Provide oversight of graduate assistants assigned to the programs listed above.
Create, implement, and asses programming related to intersectional gender justice.
Coordinate programmatic series (e.g. Talkback Tuesdays, Feminist Film Friday, etc.)
Work with diverse partners to create new programs or adjust existing efforts to be inclusive and intersectional.
Actively participate in collaborative efforts with other Social Justice Centers, including presentations in classrooms and to student groups, service learning initiatives, and other projects and committees.
Oversee the pathways program Girls of Color Summit, a day-long opportunity for middle school girls of color to engage in social justice education. This includes recruiting speakers, planning for space and logistics as well as creating a budget and soliciting donations and co-sponsorship.
Internal and External Public Relations
Create and implement the Center for Women and Gender Equity communication plan annually.
Develop new collaborative relationships with local organizations, expand the Center for Women and Gender Equity network of resources and partners, and serve on boards/taskforces as assigned.
Manage website, social media, and overall online presence of the Center for Women and Gender Equity.
Develop engagement opportunities for students and staff to provide Center for Women and Gender Equity integration.
Develop and manage both on-going and one-time training that provide education to the campus and the community.
Fundraising and Development Initiatives
Develop ongoing connections for young alumni, including hosting networking events and opportunities for their continued involvement with the Center.
Assist in fundraising and development initiatives within the Center for Women and Gender Equity.
Assessment and Evaluation
Develop learning outcomes for programs and initiatives of the Center for Women and Gender Equity as well as specific initiatives associated with this role.
Measure the impact and assessment of service through evaluation and assessment of initiatives listed above as well as other efforts of the Center for Women and Gender Equity.
Other duties as assigned.
Responsibilities – Non-essential Functions
Oversee supervision and evaluation of Center for Women and Gender Equity interns and practicum students including oversight of student learning contracts.
Provide information, advocacy, referral and other direct services to Center for Women and Gender Equity clientele.
Provide leadership and advising to student organizations affiliated with the mission of the Center for Women and Gender Equity in collaboration with other Units and Divisions.
Participate in the design and implementation of short and long-term strategic planning.
Participate in Inclusion and Equity and University-wide projects and committees as assigned.
Assume responsibility for the office in absence of the Director and Associate Director
Serve on-call for crisis intervention related to the Center for Women and Gender Equity, specifically related to violence response topics.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Department/Division: Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity/ Division of Inclusion and Equity
Application Deadline Date: December 28, 2017
How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
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