Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Executive Director for the Center for Work & Women at the School of Management & Labor Relations. The Executive Director provides leadership and independent judgement for the Center's vision and mission through the management of:
Development: Engages in securing support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and the university by writing grants and developing programs and projects; and maintains positive relationships with donors and funding agencies. Works with current funders and future funders on existing projects/research and the development of future project/research ideas. Current funders include large foundations, federal and state government.
Overall Operations: Develops organizational goals, administrative policies and program objectives for the CWW; implements strategic and financial planning and management; recruits, retains, and manages staff; oversees ongoing service, advocacy and research projects; and supervises daily operations for business services, finance and budgeting, and personnel matters.
Program Initiatives: Liaises with external stakeholders; develops, implements, maintains and evaluates the CWW's programs; collaborates with CWW staff, scholars, advocacy and grassroots organizations, and/or policy makers to create, develop and oversee programs and strategies for promoting women's advancement in the labor market, policies to support working families, and workforce development. Responsible for directing research and project work, staffing projects and managing the work of that staff, developing strategic plans, overseeing communications strategies, and undertaking assessment activities. Reports to faculty director.
Public Relations: Uses independent judgment and demonstrates leadership to enhance and preserve the CWW's visibility and position as a leader in the fields of labor studies, employment relations and human resource management; works independently to represent the university and the CWW externally on local and national committees and boards; represent the CWW and the university as needed in print and electronic media; consults with other scholars, activists, and institutions on the development of strategies to promote the advancement of women in the labor market; collaborates with faculty director.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's degree, preferably in social sciences or business, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
Three years of professional experience working with grants
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Previous role with increasing functional responsibility in leadership, including skills such as fundraising, program development and administration, participation in research teams
Experience working with foundations, government agencies, community-based organizations and/or non-profits
Demonstrated interested and expertise in gender and work, broadly defined
Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated grant-writing and fundraising experience for federal and foundation grants
Tact and maturity in dealing with a variety of constituencies
Strong record of reporting writing and policy and practice presentations
Demonstrated leadership and management experience to direct with independent judgment, develop and oversee staff and direct day-to-day activities and operations
Demonstrated strategic thinking and management skills
Excellent writing skills with strong editing experience and communications skills
Record of taking initiative and following through
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Must be a team player.
Highly developed and flexible set of social skills that bring ease of interaction with diverse colleagues throughout and beyond the state
Knowledge of and understanding of role of new media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
Posting Number: 18ST1060
Location: Livingston (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 62619
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.