Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $47,000 - $57,165/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Involves providing confidential and privileged advice, assistance and advocacy on behalf of individuals concerning sexual violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Advocacy includes assistance in coordinating services with local agencies on behalf of the subject in all areas, including Student Services, the local campus police department, coordination of legal advocacy, medical advocacy and other assistance/University services as needed. Participates in educational outreach services to diverse University populations.
Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Provost of Student Success and the Managing Director for the Resource Centers, the Director develops, manages, and supervises all programs and activities for the Women's Center. The Director is responsible for the formulating policies and procedures, and long-term and short-term organizational goals for the Center. The Director works cooperatively with Directors of other Student Success units, and academic groups, and is a member of the Student Success Leadership Team. The Director also works with advisory groups, student interns and community partners to create programs that support undergraduate and graduate students. The Director represents the Women's Center in campus-wide committees, off-campus community, and has a direct impact on the structural diversity and campus climate of the University. The Director manages the operating and programming budget, develops external fundraising, and oversees WC facilities. The Director is responsible for hiring, training, and supervising, professional staff, and graduate and undergraduate student staff and interns. The Director carries out this two-fold mission through the administration of programs, projects, initiatives, celebrations, and ceremonies that not only assist in the retention of students, but also helps educate the larger campus community about women-identified students.
Resource Centers (RC's) fall under Division of Student Success, and includes the African American, American Indian, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and Chicano Latino Resource Centers, as well as Cantú Queer Center. RC's serve as safe and respectful environments that nurture and support interaction among undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and the community at large. RC's primary goal is education and social justice through high quality academic, social, and cultural programming and leadership development. In addition to programming, RC's provide services including: student advocacy, referrals to campus and community resources, advising, counseling and crisis support, academic support, and support for retention.
The Women's Center (WC) affirms the dignity and diversity of all women. The WC continues and challenges feminist traditions by creating community space for all women-identified and allies to achieve individual and social change. The WC work focuses on retaining students, staff and faculty while promoting their successes within the academy and beyond. The WC strives for an inclusive and equitable campus community through advocacy, education, co-curricular and support services. The WC promotes an understanding of the role and impact of gender in our lives and society, and challenges sexism, racism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, classism and other barriers that inhibit full inclusion and equal access in society. The WC acknowledges and celebrates the diversity and commonalities reflected in our communities.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, public relations, team and consensus building, teaching, facilitation and public speaking skills.
Substantial knowledge of relevant and current issues that impact the retention and academic success of undergraduate and graduate women-identified students in higher education.
Substantial experience in policy formation, administrative planning, project management, budget management, program development and assessment, and creative problem solving.
Substantial experience and ability in analyzing, identifying, and implementing strategies for services and programs for the particular needs of women-identified students, and ability to advocate for these students both in an academic environment and in the community.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 07/24/2017
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite 100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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