Women's Center Director - Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College
May 5, 2018
Fall River, Massachusetts
Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Fri May 4 2018 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Women's Center Director provides leadership and direction to the Center, its mission and vision. The Director ensures that the Center facilitates a network of support and resources for women on campus, and initiates and maintains collaborative linkages to other Bristol Community College services and community resources.
The Director educates the community on emerging issues regarding gender and women, and helps address student concerns regarding gender and women's issues in an effort to increase retention and reducing barriers to graduation of women students.
The Director works closely with students and student organizations to build leadership skills and develop relevant programming and services at all campuses.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for daily operation of the Women's Center.
Supervise Women's Center staff, recruits and mentors student workers
Develop and implement operational policies and procedures for the Center.
Establish and maintain database of on-campus and community resources for women.
Identify, analyze and implement gender and women based campus programs and events of a diverse nature on topics relevant to the needs of BCC students.
Maintain the Women's Center social media presence, and other communication outlets.
Research grant opportunities and collaborate with the Office of Grant Development and the BCC Foundation.
Collaborates with the Bristol Community College Health Center, Multicultural Center, Veteran's Center and Career Center to assess and evaluate services and programs of service to the broad BCC student body.
Collaborate with Academic Divisions to develop a Women's and Gender Studies Program.
Chair and convene the Women's Center Advisory Board.
Create and nurture internal and external alliances, collaborations and partnerships.
Work closely with students and student organizations and clubs, creating opportunities for Work Study, internships and other types of collaborations.
Collect data and carry out the assessment of systems and processes at the Center.
Manage and prioritize the Center's budget.
Reports to the Vice President of Student and Enrollment Services
Master's degree in Women's Studies, Student Affairs, Higher Education or closely related field.
At least three years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the previous section.
Experience working with diverse student populations, first generation students and non-traditional student populations.
Substantial knowledge of relevant and current issues that impact the retention and academic success of women students in higher education.
Substantial understanding of the cultural constructions of gender as it intersects with race, class, ethnicity, sexual identity, religion, and ability.
Proven awareness of how social identities impact the experience of community college students and an understanding of how misogyny, sexism, and gender-based violence operate on a college campus as well as in the personal off-campus life of the students.
Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to develop and maintain productive, collegial working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, public relations, facilitation and public speaking skills.
Proven experience with technology, social media and communications.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Community college leadership experience
Grant writing experience
Demonstrated experience in program development strategies.
Fluency in a language other than English
Knowledge of student development and engagement theories
POSITION STATUS: This is a 12-month, part time, non-benefitted, non-unit, 18.5 hour position..
SALARY: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
STARTING DATE: Summer 2018
Internal Number: 97419
About Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College is a comprehensive, public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering degree and certificate programs that give our students the skills they need to transition successfully to the workforce, to a four-year institution or promote individual opportunity. As one of fifteen Massachusetts community colleges, BCC offers a wide range of educational programs and community services. It develops and presents programs for the entire community, from children to senior citizens, and it is well known for its friendly atmosphere and a faculty that cares about its students. We serve more than 11,987 students at campuses in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton, and online. The Workforce Education Institute develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. The College enrolls over 18,667 students a year in community services program, in workforce development, adult literacy, personal enrichment, and our Kids College program. We value and respect diversity with...in Bristol Community College and the world while preparing well-rounded learners for employment and for life. BCC is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and as such is actively committed to sustainability throughout all areas of the College.