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Job Description Summary
The Assistant Director serves as a resource for all members of the University community on issues of gender and gender equity, and works collaboratively with the Director to support the mission and function of the Women's Center. The Assistant Director is responsible for building the capacity of student leaders and staff in being able to develop, implement and evaluate inclusive and culturally relevant programming related to gender and other intersecting identities on campus. The ideal candidate will hold an intersectional feminist lens and excel at building relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus. This position assists the Director in the day to day management of the Women's Center and is an active team member of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Programming & Initiatives
Works with the director to plan, implement, and evaluate programming that supports women of all backgrounds, promotes gender equity, and contributes to student identity development.
Collaborates with colleagues across campus, as well as community partners on joint programmatic initiatives including the Red Flag Campaign, Women's History Month Project, and more.
Partners with the Office of Wellbeing's P.E.E.R.S program and advises the L.E.A.V.E.S. certified peer educators.
Supports development of student coalitions and organizations seeking partnership, guidance, or advising on issues related to supporting women and promoting gender equity.
Supervision & Management
Builds student workers' capacity in program development, communication, and outreach.
Facilitates intentional conversations that support student identity development, build cultural awareness, and work through interpersonal conflict.
Coordinates Center daily operations and provides administrative assistance, as needed.
Advancing Strategic Vision of Women's Center
Creates a Center space that welcomes diverse perspectives and identities among students, faculty, and staff.
Assists the director in conducting programmatic needs assessment and strategic planning.
Designs and implements communications plan across multiple platforms, including flyers, listserv, social media, and website.
Tracks space utilization and web analytics and submit regular reports to better understand and communicate center outputs.
** Cover letter required for all positions and optional for facilities, campus services, and hospitality positions unless otherwise specified.
Additional Job Description
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of social and political gender issues as well as the intersection of other identities including racial, ethnic, national, sexual, gender identity, size, religious, ability-related, etc.
Demonstrated ability and strong interpersonal skills to work in a multicultural, social justice-oriented office with individuals and groups with a wide array of backgrounds, identities, life experiences and communication styles.
Skill to pay close attention to detail and prioritize workload with frequent interruptions.
Ability to take initiative, problem-solve and work independently with good judgment about when to seek direction in order to complete projects in a timely manner.
Excellent communication verbal and written communication skills.
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office and G-Suite products and able to use current technology to update website and perform basic graphic design.
Ability to consistently work some evenings and weekends for programming outside of regular business hours
Bachelor's Degree or at least 1-3 years of relevant professional experience
Master's degree in related field or 3-5 years of relevant professional experience.
Experience working with college students in a university setting.
Experience with online outreach and current technology (i.e. social networking sites, virtual worlds, blogs, chat rooms, etc.)
Responsible for own work and supervises graduate assistants, work-study students, and student programming partners.
Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as reasonably assigned by supervisor.
Hiring Range: $40,000 - $45,000
Time Type Requirement
Full time Note to Applicant:
This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.
Offering the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevancy of a leading research institution, Wake Forest claims the distinction of being the nation's premier collegiate university. Wake Forest is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the nation. Our mission is to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate.