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Director

Company: Bristol Community College
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Join the Bristol community for work and life!-- Bristol Community College (Bristol) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is one of the largest employers--in the--South--Coast--region--and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles.--Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision--to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner.--Our employees work collaboratively across the college to ensure the practice of shared governance and transparency in helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions, and to empower and meet the needs of our always evolving Bristol community. If you share a passion for helping a diverse student body succeed and enjoy a fast-paced, inclusive, and gratifying work environment, Bristol is the employer for you! As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers benefitted employees a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement, flexible spending, and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). Tuition waiver discounts for Bristol and the Commonwealth's public higher education institutions are available for benefitted positions and certain non-benefited positions. Non-benefited positions are eligible for a retirement fund, paid time off (sick pay), as well as savings plans (available to all non-student employees). More information can be found on our--Benefits website .--
Job Description:
POSITION TITLE:--Director of Women's Center REPORTS TO:--Vice President of Student Services & Enrollment Management or designee POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Support staff as assigned. STATEMENT OF DUTIES:--The Director of Women's Center will lead the Women's Center in fulfilling its mission of serving as a place that facilitates a network of support and resources for women on campus, as well as to initiate and maintain relationships of the surrounding external community. The Director serves as the primary administrator for the day-to-day operations and functions of the Women's Center. The Director serves as a campus resource that educates the community on emerging issues regarding gender and women. The Director is responsible for establishing the Center's vision and for addressing concerns regarding gender and women issues. The Director will collaborate with other offices and centers of the college and the larger community to build intersections of support for our students. They will also work closely with various students and their led organizations to build leadership skills and develop relevant programming at all campus locations. The Director will continue to build out grant funded programs, such as the Parenting Advancement Pathways program (PAP), designed to support our students who are navigating their educational journey while raising children. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Administration

  • Provide vision, leadership and day-to-day administrative direction to the college's initiatives regarding the support of female students and their families.
  • Collaborate with the college's centers, including but not limited to the Veterans Center, Multicultural Center, and other cultural and affinity centers on campus, as it relates to support of female students and their families.
  • Facilitate a network of support and resources for women on campus; initiate and maintain collaborative linkages to other Bristol Community College services and community resources.
  • Identify, analyze, and implement campus programs and events of a diverse nature on topics relevant to the needs of Bristol's students.
  • Work closely with students, student organizations and clubs to create opportunities to collaborate.
  • Work closely with the Dean of Enrollment, the Director of Student and Family Engagement, and the Director of Advising to effectively lead the college to meet its key performance indicators regarding student retention.
  • Track institutional progress against that of peer institutions and incorporate best practices into campus initiatives.
  • Infuse and actualize an assessment strategy, in partnership with Institutional Research and Academic Affairs, to measure female student learning, effectiveness, and satisfaction to improve retention and persistence.
  • Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures for the Women's Center, while monitoring and evaluating operational effectiveness and affecting changes required for continuous improvement.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communication plan, including the use of digital channels such as social media, electronic newsletters, and/or websites.
  • Supply prompt reports and analysis to college leadership, including but not limited to the President's Leadership Team, Student Services and Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs and Institutional Research.
  • Build, administer, and evaluate the Women's Center budget; work closely with Student Services and Enrollment Management leadership to develop annual budget proposals.
  • Research grant opportunities and collaborate with the Office of Grant Development and the Bristol Foundation.
  • Focus on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions. Leadership/Management
    • Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff, the Bristol community, and the women it serves, while fostering a commitment to excellence.
    • Work collaboratively with college leadership to recommend and implement tactics that ensure the achievement of prescribed retention goals.
    • Implement technological resources that scale, amplify, and measure department program and service efforts, in partnership with Information Technology Services and Marketing & Communications.
    • Collaborate and work with campus leaders on the intersection of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as it pertains to the female population and their allies.
    • Serve on various leadership councils for Student Services and Enrollment Management.
    • Actively engage with professional organizations to stay current on professional development, higher education trends, and best practices.
    • Lead and serve on various college committees and strategic planning initiatives; develop and chair the Bristol Women's Center Advisory Board.
    • Hire, supervise, develop, and lead Women's Center staff. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to develop staff capabilities and expectations. Perform other duties as assigned.
      Requirements:
      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:-- NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.
      • Minimum of a master's degree in Women's Studies, Student Affairs, Higher Education, or closely related fields.
      • Minimum of three years of experience in a higher education environment as a Coordinator, Assistant Director, or Associate Director in a women's center or related Student Affairs area, such as but not limited to a veteran's center, student center, athletics and recreation, and/or student activities or leadership development.
      • Demonstrated understanding of the cultural constructions of gender as it intersects with race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, identity, religion, and ability, as well as understanding of how misogyny, sexism, and gender-based violence operate on a college campus.
      • Demonstrated successful collaborations across college divisions to build effective relationships, particularly with Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, Academic Affairs, and Information Technology areas.
      • Demonstrated commitment to the community college mission and serving the needs of female students.
      • Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication, and organizational skills.
      • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of shared governance and transparency.
      • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
      • A commitment to embracing diversity and serving the needs of a diverse population, including the ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
      • Reliable transportation to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.
      • The ability to work nights and weekends as needed to meet the needs of students and their families. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
        • Demonstrated external relations experience with community organizations and agencies, as well as with K-12 schools.
        • Comprehensive, multi-campus community college experience.
        • Demonstrated grant writing experience.
        • Demonstrated technology experience with Ellucian Banner, EMS, Degree Works, and other related software packages.
        • Demonstrated expertise and commitment related to assessment and continuous improvement of enrollment, retention, and/or student services operations and programs demonstrating diversity, inclusion, and equity outcomes.
        • Demonstrated ability to develop and use predictive modeling and data analytics to enhance female student retention initiatives.
        • The ability to speak a language in addition to English.
        • Demonstrated knowledge and consistent experience in using varied social media outlets on behalf of a business or organization that has proven to increase the digital footprint of the organization's brand.
        • Robust understanding and demonstrated inclusion of access, equity, and student success practices.
        • Relative connection to underrepresented groups including that of race, culture and/or identity.
        • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of female student development, event planning, training, and budget management.
          Additional Information:
          PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:--The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. POSITION STATUS:--This is a full-time, 44-week, non-unit position with benefits. This position requires working on some nights and weekends. The 8 weeks of time off are to be determined with supervisory input. ANTICIPATED START DATE: May 2021 SALARY: Hiring salary $55,000 to $60,000, commensurate with education and experience, paid out over 52 weeks (about 12 months).
          Application Instructions:
          TO APPLY:--Please complete our online application by clicking on the "Apply" button. The position will be open to applicants for 30 calendar days from the posting date. REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE APPLICATION PROCESS: 1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application. 3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length). All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization. A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions. The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred. Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer . We value diversity and equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the mainstay of our values.-- MISSION-- Bristol Community College provides an accessible, innovative and inclusive education that prepares students to navigate and succeed in our ever-changing world. VISION-- Advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner. ABOUT BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Bristol has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol has served as a leading resource for education and economic development in the region. Bristol offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. Bristol's Economic & Business Development area provides business solutions for organizations of all sizes and offers customized courses for individuals seeking educational and career pathways, including high school equivalency and English language proficiency programs. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access. Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts with locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton. Each location has something unique to offer from great restaurants in the city center of Attleboro, museums and arts in downtown New Bedford, the array of shopping and dining options in Taunton, to the beautiful suburban landscape at the Fall River campus. From city life to seaside, our locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence, and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island.

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