Advertised Employing Department: Dean of Student's Office
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Dean of Students Office at Iowa State University seeks applicants for the Director of the Margaret Sloss Women's Center (Program Coordinator II). The Director provides administrative leadership for the Margaret Sloss Women's Center (MSWC) which is named after the first woman to be admitted to and graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State. The MSWC creates a sense of community among students through advocacy, resource development and programming (including Women's Equality Day; Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month; and Gender Equity Awards) through the interdisciplinary lenses of feminism, gender equity and social justice. The MSWC is located within the Sloss House which serves as a central gathering place for more than 1,500 students and other constituents interested in promoting and addressing issues germane to women.
Situated within the Division of Student Affairs, the Margaret Sloss Women's Center is aligned administratively through the Dean of Students Office (DSO) which consists of 14 departments that use an integrated approach to support student-centered learning. The Director of the MSWC is a member of the DSO Management Team and reports to the Dean of Students.
The position establishes goals, interprets policy, and supervises staff (one Assistant Director, two graduate assistants, one secretary and several volunteers/interns). The Director also serves on university committees and collaborates with various areas within the university to advocate and support all students while specifically representing the interests of women students (total Fall 2017 enrollment: 36,321; 43% are women). The individual selected will manage the departmental budget, administer annual departmental scholarships and develop procedures regarding usage of the Sloss House by more than 80 internal and external constituents.
The successful candidate for this position will possess exceptional oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal and administrative skills. The individual should have familiarity with how gender identity/development and sexism, patriarchy and other forms of oppression impact and influence higher education.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 8 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in college student personnel, counseling, higher education management, educational policy, women’s/gender studies, or related field.
Experience supporting and advising students and student organizations on contemporary women's issues in higher education through programs designed to address their needs with an understanding of barriers women experience more frequently than others in the general student population.
Experience developing collaborative initiatives to support the advancement of women students, faculty, and staff.
Experience applying student leadership development, group development, gender/identity development and student development theories to program development, student support initiatives, and assessment/evaluation.
Experience facilitating training and educational workshops for students and campus/community stakeholders.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.