Interim Program Administrator - Women's Center - (19001085)
This is a limited appointment position until 10/31/19.
The Women's Center, founded in 1972, is a space open to all students interested in topics and issues broadly related to the experiences of women, the impacts of sexism and misogyny, and the role of gender in all of our lives; the Women's Center particularly investigates gender at the intersections of other identities such as race, sexuality, class, and citizenship status. The Center's staff provides programming, advising, information, and other resources from a wide variety of perspectives that take into account individual differences. Support services and mentoring are provided. The Center is also a meeting place for the diverse student, faculty and staff groups that exist at Tufts University. The Women's Center is open to people of all genders and identities and works intentionally to address the damaging impacts of an enforced gender binary.
We work to ensure equal and full opportunity for all students, regardless of sex, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual identity, class, religion, ability or age. While the Women's Center's primary purpose is to serve undergraduate students, it also offers information, event opportunities, and resources for graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents.
Reporting to the Director of the LGBT Center and Interim Director of the Women's Center, the Interim Program Administrator serves as a campus resource and supports Tufts students around emerging issues regarding gender and women. The Interim Program Administrator works closely with students and student organizations to build leadership skills and develop relevant programming. The Interim Program Administrator collaborates with other university offices to provide education and resources about gender-based violence. The Interim Program Administrator works closely with student-facing resources and departments including other identity-based resources, residential life and learning, the CARE office, Women's and Gender Studies faculty, and the departments within and beyond the division of student affairs. The Interim Program Administrator will serve on AS&E committees and working groups and take on special projects and other duties as assigned by the Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs. Some night and weekend commitments are required. Part time schedule may be available for the selected candidate.
Knowledge and experience typically acquired by: ● Bachelor's degree; superb judgment, demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial and oral and written communication skills; ● Three years of relevant experience supporting student growth and development within an educational setting, preferably within a selective university or liberal arts college environment; ● Facility with an intersectional feminist approaches to student support services; strong background in women's and gender studies; and an awareness of various models for women's and gender resource centers. The Interim Program Manager should display an understanding of the cultural constructions of gender as it intersects with race, class, ethnicity, sexual identity, religion, and ability. ● Demonstrated sensitivity, imagination, and effectiveness in developing educational and community programs; ● Awareness of how social identities will impact the experience of college students and an understanding of how misogyny, sexism, and gender-based violence operate on a college campus ● Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team; proven ability to develop and maintain productive, collegial working relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni; ● Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/tasks with thorough attention to detail and consistency; ability to set and attain goals while working both collaboratively and independently on various projects.
● Master's degree preferred. ● Experience working effectively with young adults/adolescents, families, faculty, senior administration and staff members within a similar higher education setting is strongly preferred. ● Experience utilizing data and assessment to inform decision making, and effective program advocacy skills are all preferred. ● Experience successfully engaging campus climate issues through co-curricular student-focused programs and leadership development a plus.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Some night and weekend commitments, including participation in the administrator-on-call rotation, required.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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