Company: Bristol Community College
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: April 8, 2021
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 .--
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Implement technological resources that scale, amplify, and
measure department program and service efforts, in partnership with
Information Technology Services and Marketing &
- 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
- Actively engage with professional organizations to stay current
on professional development, higher education trends, and best
- Lead and serve on various college committees and strategic
planning initiatives; develop and chair the Bristol Women's Center
- 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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:-- NOTE: Unless
otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of
- 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
- 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
- Demonstrated commitment to the community college mission and
serving the needs of female students.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication, and
- Demonstrated commitment to the principles of shared governance
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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).
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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