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Assistant Director, will Program - 501214

University of Richmond
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies
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Assistant Director, will Program - 501214

Application review to begin January 13, 2023; Position to be filled in Spring 2023, with an anticipated start date of August 14, 2023

will is a dynamic, living program that agilely responds to cultural shifts, academic developments, and changing student needs and demands. The Assistant Director of the will Program reports to the Director of the will Program/Associate Dean for Outreach Education and Development, holds faculty status in the School of Arts and Sciences, and teaches in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS).

The position involves the execution of high-impact practices that integrate WGSS analysis, praxis, and community building into the curricular and co-curricular requirements of will program participants. The position works to implement an academic mission through which students develop leadership skills and learn WGSS theories and practices through a supportive community that centers intersectional feminism. In addition to teaching and advising, the Assistant Director works with the Director of will to: mentor and advise student leaders, administer the program, share expertise with Westhampton College through membership on key committees, and serve the campus as an expert on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially those related to gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and intersectional social justice work.


Leadership, Administration, and Community Building

will Curricular and Co-Curricular Responsibilities

Westhampton College and University-Wide Service supporting committees, leadership, etc.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of intersectional social justice related fields (WGSS, critical race studies, queer studies) and the ability to put this knowledge into practice, in both curricular and co-curricular spaces, when working with students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members.
  • Record of demonstrated effectiveness in the college classroom.
  • Demonstrated passion for mentoring and advising students beyond the classroom to support students as they work to create inclusive communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and advocate for students from diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences, both in curricular and co-curricular settings.
  • Demonstrated success in institutional DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging) work.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a supportive team.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete multiple projects and tasks in a student-centered, fast-paced, convivial office environment.


  • PhD in WGSS (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) or a related field strongly preferred, M.A. required.
  • Three years of administrative and leadership experience preferred.
  • Leadership and/or activism in academic and/or community-based intersectional social justice organizing


  • Full-time, exempt 10-month position
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week
  • Some evening work required; occasional (rare) weekend work required

SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 7 (Hiring Range $52,829.00 to $69,999.00 annually)


The University of Richmond requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff. The University allows exemptions to this requirement for religious, medical and strong personal conviction reasons. All newly hired employees must report their status within the first two weeks of employment.


At the University of Richmond, we're creative, inclusive, and determined. We're Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There's only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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