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Gender Equity Center, Director Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75797
  • Pay Grade: P8
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Director
  • Family: Student Services
  • Function: Student Activities & Services


Oversees the management of and provides leadership and vision for the overall development of programs and services for the campus Gender Equity Center.

Level Scope

Manages a program, regardless of size, that has critical impact upon the campus. Significant responsibility for formulating and administering policies and programs, manages significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a very high degree of autonomy. Frequently influences business decisions made by senior leadership. Oversees through subordinate Managers the accountability and stewardship of campus resources and the development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Negotiates and  influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years experience or equivalent including 5 years managerial experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Four years of experience in an area that addresses women’s and gender-related concerns in Student Affairs in Higher Education or a related field
  • Ability to understand and articulate sex and gender-related needs and concerns from a perspective that includes the intersections of gender, race, sexual orientation and other significant aspects of individual and cultural identity.
  • Ability to work and collaborate successfully with persons, programs, organizations and agencies with distinctly varied missions, goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated success in educational program design and implementation.
  • A record of personal and professional initiative, flexibility and strong communication skills, including public speaking and writing, grant writing preferred.
  • Experience supervising full-time staff as well as graduate and undergraduate students
  • Three years experience working in crisis response, or working with people in trauma, knowledge of trauma informed care and victim centered delivery of services.
  • Knowledge of appropriate state and federal laws covering issues related to stalking, sexual assault and relationship violence, including a familiarity of Title IX and the Dear Colleague Letters
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Counseling and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience in and knowledge of best or promising practice as they pertain to student crisis response, violence prevention, and support of LGBT identified students
  • Ability to navigate and manage complex situations which affect students, faculty and staff
  • Ability to manage and maintain appropriate budgetary responsibilities
  • Experience with victim assistance services, advocate training, and/or prevention education programming, preferable in a university setting.
  • A current working knowledge of theory, practices, protocols and response to victims/survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and other gender based violent crimes
  • Experience facilitating ally development or safe space program and a bystander intervention violence prevention program.
  • Knowledge of current literature and national and statewide trends is required
  • Must have a familiarity with the relevant code of ethics and practice ethically
  • Should have some good knowledge of policy development and implementation at a state university
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and cultural competence, preferably though experience working with diverse populations including communities based on religion, race, and ability, and as well has an understanding of how gender based violence, gender identity, and sexual orientation impacts these communities differently.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Gender Equity Center, Director must:

  • Position must keep accurate case files and adhere to state codes regarding privilege.
  • Provides direct crisis intervention and advocacy services to students and critically assesses and advocates for improvements in institutional structure, policy and resources in support of these issues.
  • Supervises staff in relation to their roles and responsibilities in upholding the mission of the Center
  • Develops and facilitates training for various departments, student organizations, teams, and classrooms.
  • Provides administrative direction, leadership of Center staff, programs, and services, with emphasis on helping students meet their educational objectives through directed attention to both individual and systemic issues related to gender.
  • Creates university-wide educational publications (print and web) and educational marketing campaigns, as well as maintains and updates written protocols and procedures.
  • Actively conducts on-going research in the field and gathers evaluation information to assess success of program content, marketing initiatives, and program goals.

35% of Time the Gender Equity Center, Director

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Gender Equity Center, Director

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.