23-176 Director of The Center for Women and Gender Equity (Manager 180) - ODEI
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Higher Education Institution
Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites applicants for the position of the Director of The Center for Women and Gender Equity (CWGE).
West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
WCU proudly offers a positive and purposeful work environment; comprehensive employee benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance along with generous retirement plans; many wellness programs; a commitment to work-life balance including generous paid vacation, paid sick time, military leave and paid time off for most major holidays; and a University mission to support employee personal and professional growth including a tuition waiver for self and family members, training and development, and advancement opportunities.
The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) provides leadership and expertise to West Chester University to advance its commitment to the principles of inclusivity, service, and academic excellence. Through programmatic and educational initiatives, collaborative partnerships, and outreach we cultivate an environment that welcomes all. The CWGE actively promotes and advocates for a campus community that values the safety, equality, and intellectual advancement of women and other historically marginalized groups.
Reporting to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Director provides leadership and staff development and manages all operational and budgetary aspects of the CWGE; completes assessment and analysis to ensure the best practices; provides advocacy and community relations to the campus and local community including violence prevention initiatives; and ensures a sense of community for faculty, staff, and students. This position requires a high level of scholar-practitioner thinking to align CWGE operations with the division and institution mission, vision, and strategic priorities.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience supervising, training, and developing staff for an on-campus Women’s or Gender Equity Center; knowledge and application of assessment learning; data analysis and reporting experience; current and effective communication strategies; and the ability to work collaboratively and successfully with a wide range of constituents from diverse backgrounds to achieve a common agenda.
Supervise professional staff including preparation of job descriptions, hiring processes, completing performance evaluations, addressing job performance issues in conjunction with labor relations, and identifying staff development and training needs
Create a culture that advocates the appropriate and effective use of feedback systems to improve individual leaders and team leadership performance
Foster a vision that drives department operations such as short-term and long-term planning, learning outcomes and assessment, benchmarking, and connections to divisional and institutional strategic directions
Engage in service to the profession and to student affairs and DEI professional associations
Participate in appropriate seminars, workshops, conferences and other training
Provide opportunities for inclusive and social justice educational professional development
Ensure institutional policies, practices, facilities, structures, systems, and technologies respect and represent the needs of all people
Link individual and departmental performance indicators with demonstrated commitment to social justice and inclusion
Foster and promote an institutional culture that supports the free and open expression of ideas, identities, and beliefs, and where individuals have the capacity to negotiate different standpoints
Collect and maintain data to track Center programs and collaborate with stakeholders on other University civic engagement initiatives for the purposes of reporting, research and pursuing external awards
Design ongoing and periodic data collection efforts such that they are sustainable, rigorous, as unobtrusive as possible, and technologically current
Develop and establish processes and system procedures to ensure efficient and effective functions of department and confidential reporting
Effectively address bias incidents impacting campus communities as part of University’s Campus Climate Intervention Team (CCIT) and other campus committees.
Advocate for social justice values in institutional mission, goals, and programs
Provide assessment and input on WCU norms, policies, space, programs, publicity, and resources for underlying cultural assumptions and modify from a culturally inclusive lens
Maintain favorable relationships and collaborative efforts with constituencies on and off campus
Develop budget process, submit annual requests, and approve budget expenses including operating, compensation, and scholarship endowments
Lead the development of the departmental program review process for the Middle States accreditation review
Create and submit campus-wide quarterly reports
Perform other related duties as assigned
Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, or related field
Five (5) years of experience working in higher education student affairs
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel
Experience working in a campus-based Women’s or Gender Equity Center
Training and experience in Bystander Intervention, Title IX, and Masculinity Studies
Experience with federal guidelines including Title IX, Violence Against Women Act, and Clery Act
Evidence of supervision of multiple full-time professionals
Budget management experience
Experience collecting and analyzing data for program assessment and evaluation
Experience creating complex reports
Doctorate in higher education, educational leadership, counseling or closely related field
Ask about opportunities to work from home and alternate work schedules.
The salary range for this position is $69,716 to $79,675.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must successfully complete the interview process to be considered as a finalist.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.