Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
The Director is responsible for providing visionary leadership, strategic planning and effective administrative management of the Women's Center. The Director will provide leadership in the development, implementation, evaluation and assessment of a diverse and comprehensive range of services and programs, including Gender Violence Prevention and Support Services and coordination of educational outreach programs for students, faculty and staff that engage the community and foster a safe, welcoming, empowered, and inclusive environment. The Director is responsible for development and implementation of the department's budget, management of fiscal resources, assessment initiatives, and supervision of two full-time staff plus undergraduate and graduate student staff. The Director will facilitate collaborative partnerships with a variety of constituents, assist student groups and organizations with educational programming initiatives and resources. The Director will provide information, referrals, and support to all students with a focus on women identified students and the broader university community. The Director will consult with students, faculty, staff and others on feminist, women's and gender issues to promote an equitable, vibrant, and safe environment that enhances the educational experience and overall quality of community life.
Provide visionary leadership in the management, administration, and strategic planning efforts of the Women's Center.
Responsible for continuous development and refinement of a strategic plan and annual goals.
Direct activities of the department to accomplish the mission, vision, and strategic efforts of the department and program.
Provide leadership in the development, implementation, assessment, and evaluation of a comprehensive and diverse range of services and programs.
Provide leadership in enhancing the educational experience and overall quality of campus life; promotes education, visibility, equity and diversity.
Research and promote best practices to build effective services and programs.
Prepare and administer departmental annual operating budgets that support strategic planning efforts. Provide leadership in seeking additional funding sources, such as grants and gifts to support initiatives and projects.
Hire, train, supervise, mentor and evaluate two full-time staff positions, namely the Coordinator of Gender Violence Prevention and Support Services/Assistant Director and Office Manager, in addition to co-hiring, training and supervising a graduate assistant, interns and, indirectly, Programming and Outreach Assistants.
Provide leadership in the management of the department, including confidentiality and security. Oversee responsibilities including work schedules, creation and management of databases, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities System payroll and purchasing systems.
Provide leadership and service for Division of Division of Student Affairs and University initiatives, including attending University and division events, representing the department and division. Serve on University and division committees, taskforces, and work groups.
Maintain confidentiality and utilize confidential information to assist in resolving problems.
Provide leadership in the development, implementation, management, assessment, and evaluation of innovative and dynamic programs and services.
Partner with Division of Student Affairs (DSA), faculty, and other academic departments to articulate, educate and respond to issues impacting women, gender and intersections with other identities.
Develop and implement effective department initiatives that address trends, issues and campus community needs.
Provide leadership in the development of collaborative partnerships with a variety of constituent groups to create educational, transformative, supportive based programming and outreach.
Advocate on an institutional and individual level for gender equity across identities, including students experiencing sexual harassment or discrimination, or needing advocacy with pregnancy/parenting related concerns.
Coordinate assessment efforts, surveys, reports and tools to evaluate campus climate, culture, program effectiveness, student learning and needs.
Provide support and oversight to Gender Violence Prevention and Services
Support and collaborate with Coordinator/Assistant Director to develop and support prevention programming and support services for students across the institution.
Serve as a back-up Gender Violence Advocate and university advocate in immediate and crisis situations, using knowledge about federal and state law and system/University policies and protocol related to services to victim/survivors of rape, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
Complete State of Minnesota 40-hour sexual assault advocacy training.
Provide leadership in the development of student-led and student leadership initiatives.
Foster student learning and development by serving as a mentor, role model, educator and advising student organizations.
This includes supporting and providing guidance to students seeking personal and professional development opportunities and options.
Coordinate, oversee and provide advocacy, support and referral services for women across identities and gender equity issues on campus.
Serve as a resource, consultant and liaison to the campus community. Provide information, referrals, and support for faculty, staff, students and the greater St. Cloud community. Develop and present campus-wide presentations on relevant topics.
Provide educational resource materials to individuals and groups. Oversee the development and implementation of a promotion and marketing plan for the department's services and programs, including the development of on-line resources, technology enhancements, and website.
Develop, provide, and deliver training opportunities for the campus community, departments, faculty, staff, and students. Collaborate with community organizations.
Bachelor's degree in gender, women's and/or sexuality studies, social responsibility/justice, sociology or related discipline.
Three years of demonstrated effective experience in feminist organizing, gender equity work, women's advocacy, and/or intersectional progressive social-political change movement work.
Experience providing work direction to staff.
Evidence of demonstrated ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Master's degree in gender, women's and/or sexuality studies, social responsibility/justice, student affairs, higher education, or related discipline
Two years professional experience in a higher education environment working with gender equity initiatives.
Two years of supervision experience preferred.
Two years of experience in working with victim/survivors of gender-based violence
Demonstrated experience in community organizing, outreach, and event planning
Completion of State of Minnesota 40-hour sexual assault advocacy training
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here.
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.