Assistant Director - Women's Center
The Campus Community Centers at North Carolina State University are posting multiple Assistant Director positions. These positions, who hold postings in the African American Cultural Center, the Women’s Center, and the office of Multicultural Student Affairs, carries several primary responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Management of signature programs and major initiatives,
Supervision of graduate and undergraduate student staff,
The building of program-specific campus partnerships,
Development, delivery, and assessment/evaluation of training and educational opportunities focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This posting (00060640) is for the Women’s Center within The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity at North Carolina State University. We encourage all applicants to apply for all postings in which they are interested.
The posting for the African American Cultural Center Assistant Director can be found using position # 00061121. Multicultural Student Affairs’ Assistant Director posting can be found using position # 00630823.
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 who reports to the Senior Director of the Campus Community Centers. The Senior Director reports to the Vice Provost for the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer, a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.
Essential Job Duties
Assistant Directors serve 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.
Position Description/General Scope of Duties
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.
Supervise graduate students and student staff; advertise for, hire, and train student employees; develop and assign meaningful and appropriate academic and professional growth opportunities; provide feedback and performance evaluation; assign and monitor student hours based on available student staff budget; train student staff on relevant reporting requirements, resource availability, and procedures; collaborate with other Campus Community Centers to design and develop student employee training and onboarding;
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;
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.
Additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
Master’s degree in higher education, social work, women’s studies, or related field is required with a minimum two years of experience with programming within a women’s organization or a university setting strongly desired.
Position requires broad knowledge of intersectional social justice issues, gender issues and gender dynamics such as the cultural, educational, political, intellectual, career, economic, and personal needs, concerns, interests, and characteristics of women.
Other Required Qualifications
Application of intersectionality, social justice, women’s and gender issues and equity; in program planning and implementation;
Demonstrated work history of commitment to student development and knowledge of best practices for advising student leaders and student organizations;
Demonstrated success in program development, delivery and assessment, preferably in a higher education settings
Experience with strategic program planning and budget management;
Experience with research and curriculum development;
Demonstrated ability to support identity based concerns;
Supervision, advising, and/or volunteer management experience of student staff;
Demonstrated successful experience, in individually and collaboratively, developing, delivering, facilitating, and 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 student-centered 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, worldview and other significant aspects of identity.
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