Assistant Director - Women's Resources Center (a1700525) Wanted In Urbana

Published 2017-12-15
Expires 2019-06-13
ID #10288
Assistant Director - Women's Resources Center (a1700525) Wanted In Urbana
United-states, Illinois, Urbana,
Published December 15, 2017

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Job type: Full time
Occupation: Assistant director - women's resources center (a1700525)

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Assistant Director - Women's Resources Center

Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The Office of Inclusion and
Intercultural Relations (OIIR) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications and nominations for Assistant
Director, Women's Resources Center. The Women's Resources Center is a programming unit of OIIR and is responsible for improving the campus
climate for women by developing and implementing programs that address women's issues and gender-related concerns. The Center works with
individuals and groups to identify personal, social, economic and political issues that adversely affect women, and offers support through
counseling, advocacy, education, financial awards and social action. The Center's programs lead to greater equity, retention, advancement
and empowerment of women students. 

The successful candidate will be working on a campus with an academically talented and
diverse student population of nearly 45,000 students, including 46 percent women, 23 percent international students, 15 percent Asian
American students, 5 percent African American students, and 9 percent Hispanic/Latino students. The campus is located in Champaign-Urbana
(total population 128,600) in east-central Illinois, 140 miles south of Chicago. For additional information, see href="" target="_blank">

The Assistant Director
reports to the Director and is a 100%, full-time, academic professional staff member. Primary responsibilities include planning and
coordinating programs and events for the Center, advising student organizations, and supervising interns and volunteers. As a Title IX
Confidential Center, the Assistant Director also serves as a confidential advisor to students who have experienced sexual assault, sexual
harassment, stalking, or dating/domestic violence.



  • Assist in developing, planning, and implementing educational, recreational, social and cultural programs
    that promote the success of women students and foster better understanding of the needs and issues of both women and men on campus.

  • Provide advising and leadership development related to planning, content, and implementation of programs and activities to student
    organizations that focus on women's and gender-related issues.
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with
    various constituencies in the university, including both academic and student affairs units, and in the community to enrich awareness
    related to women's and gender issues on campus.
  • Regularly attend meetings and events supporting women students and student
    organizations, including working evening and weekend hours as needed.
  • Assist in the preparation of budget, progress reports, and
    operating procedures.
  • Assist with assessment of programs and activities.
  • Assist with maintenance of in-house library and
    media collection, including assisting with operational procedures, collection development, purchase and evaluation.
  • In the absence
    of the Director, the Assistant Director will assume responsibility and provide management for the operation of the Women's Resources
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director.

Campus/Community Outreach

  • Provide outreach, especially to diverse student groups, to engage them in center activities. Help promote, publicize and market
    activities and services of the women's center on campus.
  • Assist in planning and implementing activities during Women's History
    Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and other annual events sponsored by the Women's Resources

Student Support

  • Help train, supervise and coordinate interns and volunteers as it
    relates to programming and center operations.
  • Assist in providing information, advocacy, referral and other direct services to
    students seeking assistance at the women's center.
  • Serve as a resource person for students, staff, and faculty interested in
    women's and gender issues and the services/functions of the women's center.


  • Master's degree required in Education, Gender & Women's Studies, Social Work or a related field.
  • Two years full-time
    experience working with women students in higher education, secondary school, or a community agency.
  • Demonstrated commitment to
    social activism around issues affecting women and all forms of social oppression.
  • Strong written and oral communication


  • Knowledge of women's issues in higher education and issues
    facing women in science and engineering.
  • Ability to understand and articulate gender-related needs and concerns from a perspective
    that includes the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other significant aspects of individual and cultural
  • Sensitivity to, awareness of, and demonstrated experience with the educational, social, developmental and cultural
    concerns of women students.
  • Knowledge and experience working with graphic and web-based software.
  • Experience supervising
    students/entry-level staff.
  • Experience developing and executing educational, social, recreational and cultural programs.

  • Experience designing and implementing programs focusing on women and gender identity.
  • Professional experience advising and
    creating leadership development opportunities for students and/or student organizations.
  • Experience developing community and public
    engagement programs, and public speaking.
  • Experience in marketing and communications (e.g., electronic newsletters, websites,
    social media).
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience supervising and training student staff
    (undergraduate and/or graduate) and volunteers.

Salary and Appointment Status: Salary will be commensurate
with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time (100%), benefits-eligible, academic professional position appointed on a 12-month
basis. Proposed starting date is November 1, 2017. For full consideration, candidates should complete an online application at rel="noopener" href="" target="_blank">, and upload a cover letter, resume and names
and contact information for three (3) professional references prior to the application deadline, February 2, 2018. Review of applications
will start immediately; however, no hiring decision will be made before the application deadline. For additional information regarding the
application process, contact:

Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations

Phone: 217-333-1300

Email: rel="noopener" href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank">[email protected]

The University of Illinois conducts criminal
background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal
Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more
information, visit To learn more about
the University's commitment to diversity, please visit target="_blank">

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