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deadline to apply for women's center director at UCSC
Date Friday December 12
Time 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location Details
UC Santa Cruz
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorUCSC Women's Center
Position Description:
Under the general direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students, the Director will develop, implement, and supervise all Center programs and activities. The Director is responsible for the formulation and implementation of a long-range plan, for developing external fund-raising, and for administering the Center's facilities and routine activities on a daily basis. The Director works with advisory groups, student interns and community partners to create programming and programs that support undergraduate and graduate students. The Director works cooperatively with Directors of other Student Affairs units, and with academic groups as appropriate. The Director is a member of the Student Affairs management staff.

To review the full job description and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1227035363177 Job # 0801966




Director, Women's Center

Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 12-17-2008

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Diversity Statement UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment.

Summary Statement Under the general direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students, the Director will develop, implement, and supervise all Center programs and activities. The Director is responsible for the formulation and implementation of a long-range plan, for developing external fund-raising, and for administering the Center's facilities and routine activities on a daily basis. The Director works with advisory groups, student interns and community partners to create programming and programs that support undergraduate and graduate students. The Director works cooperatively with Directors of other Student Affairs units, and with academic groups as appropriate. The Director is a member of the Student Affairs management staff.

Qualifications / Competencies
Substantial experience in project organization and implementation, budget management, administrative planning, program development and assessment, and creative problem solving.

Excellent communication, interpersonal, public relations, team and consensus building, facilitation and public speaking skills.

Substantial experience with mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students; substantial knowledge of relevant and current issues that impact the retention and matriculation of undergraduate and graduate students.

Substantial experience with counseling undergraduate and graduate students and managing crisis situations that impact these populations.

Excellent writing skills and the ability to prepare program evaluations, annual reports, and a variety of other publications.

The ability to apply good judgment, especially in confidential, sensitive, and/or crisis situations.

Substantial sensitivity to cross-cultural, gender, race, ability, and sexual orientation issues and implementation of programs to meet diverse needs.

Substantial ability to analyze, plan, recommend and implement strategies for programming, advocacy, support and services to women in an academic environment and in the community.

Substantial experience and skills in grant writing and fundraising techniques.

Organizational and management skills with policy formulation and budgetary experience.

Ability to create an environment that supports working effectively with diverse groups of people and where difficult, sensitive, and confidential situations are handled tactfully and according to university policy and procedures.

Experience in supervising professional and student staff.

Knowledge sufficient to use computers for electronic mail, basic web site development and maintenance, word processing, desktop publishing and data base development.

Preferred Qualifications / Competencies
Special Conditions of Employment Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.

Masters degree in Counseling, Education, Student Development, Feminist Studies or related field; or Bachelors degree in related field and demonstrated Masters level equivalent professional training and experience.

30 Programming and Advocacy
Provide strategic leadership in the design, development, implementation, assessment, coordination, and continuous improvement of programs and services for undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni and community members:

-Oversee the development and management of a comprehensive and coordinated program for members of the university and the local community. The general purpose of the Center's programming will be to focus, explore and respond to the concerns of women in a variety of intellectual, educational, and social contexts. Collaborative cross-generational and multi-ethnic projects are central to the Center's activities.

-Responsible for working collaboratively with student interns, staff and community members in the planning and implementing on-going series of lectures, seminars, symposia, workshops, conferences, etc.

- Responsible for the development/coordination of internships for students who wish to work with community organizations concerned with women's issues

- Collaborate with the Graduate Division, to ensure that Resource Center programs that target graduate students are relevant, current and effective.

- Plan, establish and oversee a Resource Center and library.

- Plan, establish and oversee a community and campus referral system for women's support services.

- Supervise the publicizing and promotion of Center activities and events on campus and throughout the off-campus community, and work with media groups as appropriate.

- Advocate for multicultural women's issues on campus and in the community, and provide resources to the campus and community on women's issues and needs.

- Coordinate and oversee the Women's Center Board

- Work in collaboration with other Resource Center Directors, counseling services, health center, and other campus units in providing specialized training related to mental health, wellness and well being.

25 Management and Administration
- Establish a vision for Resource Center programs and services, by implementing short and long range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.

- Provide strategic direction and leadership for all aspects of Resource Center programs and services.

- Develop annual goals and objectives, which support the Student Affairs Divisional mission and vision.

- Responsible for recruiting, selecting and supervising appropriate permanent staff, casual staff, student interns and student employees: conducting appropriate and thorough job training and assignment of duties, completing performance evaluations as necessary, provide professional development opportunities, and achieving campus/ divisional diversity goals.

- Establish systems of communication and dissemination of information, policy, procedure, and protocol to department heads and personnel.

-Develop and implement systems of assessing the quality and effectiveness of all programs and services; establish ongoing quality improvement methods.

15 Fiscal and Facilities Management
- Develop coordinated systems of resource planning and allocation among Women's Center programs and services.

- Oversee the development and approval of annual budgets and financial forecasts; monitor the fiscal performance of Women's Center services; accountable for all expenditures and funds; ensure that the programs and services are managed in a fiscally responsible manner in compliance with all University, State and Federal policies and regulations.

- Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the Center. Identify and develop sources of funding within the public and private sectors for support of the Center's programs. This includes foundation support for educational programs that integrate University and community groups, as well as local revenue-generating events, facility rentals of space. In collaboration with the development office, coordinate grant activities and efforts.

- Oversee the facility management of Cardiff House and adjacent grounds, including facility rentals, insurance, risk management, renovations and improvements.

10 Advising and Consultation
- Serve as advisor, working with undergraduate and graduate students on a host of issues. Assist students with personal, academic, and career concerns and when appropriate, make referrals to on and off campus resources.

- Serve as a resource person who can provide advice, counseling and referrals to students regarding specific types of student grievances, including alleged discrimination and harassment, based on gender, racial and cultural backgrounds, or sexual orientation.

- Provide mediation and conflict resolution among student organizations and campus community members where needed and appropriate in order to assist in building community and fostering collaborative activities.

- Provide campus wide leadership on topics related to women's issues; as appointed by the Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students or Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, serve on numerous campus wide and divisional committees and task forces.

- Collaborate with various institutional divisions, Resource Centers, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Division, the Colleges, Alumni Association, and other campus units to establish partnerships that are beneficial to students and other constituents.

- Engage and build relationships with faculty and academic departments that enhance Women's Center programs and services to students.

10 Retention
- Actively support the retention of UCSC undergraduate and graduate students, through mentorship, and implementation and facilitation of peer support groups. Actively build bridges and working relationships between undergraduate and graduate education, to encourage matriculation to graduate school.

- Develop, and regularly update and publish results of a needs-assessment and analysis of issues affecting the retention and matriculation of students. Identify and promote existing retention-enhancing services to students; develop and/or advocate for the development of new services as needed and appropriate.

- Increase retention of students by identifying specific factors related to their retention, existing them with existing retention-enhanced services, and developing other services as needed and appropriate.

5 Academic Support
-Support and offer academic programming as appropriate; serve as a resource specialist to students who are conducting research, writing papers and/or developing independent studies proposals. Make referrals to academic support services and workshops.

- Explore opportunities to offer "mini" unit courses in the colleges; explore possibilities for lecturing in college core courses, and/or in appropriate other departmental courses.

- Provide opportunities and resource materials for faculty and students to focus on effective teaching and learning methods.

-Provide Resource Center space for informal/formal study groups and student research clusters.

5 Crisis Intervention
- Provide crisis intervention, evaluation, and referral to appropriate campus and community resources. Advise and counsel individual seeking help for personal, professional, and academic problems related to gender issues.

- Provide training and consultation for campus partners to assure competent, culturally sensitive care for students.
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