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Assistant Director of Educational Programs

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A complete application includes a cover letter and a resume addressing all job qualifications, along with the names and contact information of three references including relationship and current supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Please submit all materials via https://jobs.colostate.edu. Application materials will be accepted until position is filled, however for guaranteed full consideration, application materials must be submitted by April 16, 2017 at 11:59p.m. MT. If you have questions about the position or search process, please contact Rachel Martinez, Search Support, at Rachel.I.MARTINEZ@colostate.edu.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 201700257AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $48,000 - 51,000
Desired Start Date 06/01/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/16/2017
Description of Work Unit

The Women and Gender Advocacy Center provides programs and resources focusing on all genders, social justice, and interpersonal violence prevention. Additionally, the WGAC provides advocacy and support for victims of sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and adult survivors of sexual assault. Our purpose is to provide a safe and affirming space for the students we serve at Colorado State University, while supporting systemic change to end all forms of oppression within our community.

WGAC programs and services include: 1) Educational and outreach programming on gender related concerns; 2) General information and resource referral on issues related to gender; 3) Victim advocacy and assistance for survivors of interpersonal violence; and 4) The WGAC lending library of print and media materials.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director for Prevention and Education in the Women and Gender Advocacy Center (WGAC) is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Director. The Assistant Director shares in providing leadership for the mission of the Women and Gender Advocacy Center through the initiation, development, administration, and evaluation of programs and services. This position provides leadership and implementation for education and outreach programming on social justice issues, with a specific focus on gender based violence prevention and sex and gender-based issues throughout the campus and community through various workshops and educational programs. This position will assume additional responsibilities in the absence of the Director.

Required Job Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Women’s studies or a social science related field completed by the start date
• Three years of related experience in a higher education setting
• Demonstrated experience with the coordination, planning and facilitation of social justice educational programming about topics related to interpersonal violence and/or the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression across multiple identities (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc)
• At least one year supervision experience
• Available to work evenings and weekends as necessary to best meet the needs of our students
• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with dynamics related to interpersonal violence within marginalized communities
• Demonstrated experience with the coordination, planning and facilitation of interpersonal violence educational programming for students
• Demonstrated success in educational program design including large-scale marketing initiatives and/or social norming campaigns
• Ability to understand and articulate sex and gender-related needs and concerns from a social justice perspective that includes the intersections of gender, race, class, ability, sexual orientation, and other significant aspects of identity.
• Demonstrated experience with social justice education with university athletics and/or fraternity/sorority life
• Demonstrated experience with the coordination and training of peer educators
• Experience with supervision of professional staff
• Demonstrated experience managing budgets
• Ability to build and maintain relationships with people, programs and organizations with distinctly varied missions, goals, and objectives
• Demonstrated experience with data collection, creating reports, assessment and developing/implementing learning outcomes
• A record of personal and professional initiative, flexibility and strong communication skills, including public speaking and writing.
• Proficiency in speaking, reading and/or writing in an additional language. Ideally Spanish, Arabic and/or Chinese.

Diversity Statement

•Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Leadership
Duty/Responsibility

Coordinate the Red Whistle Brigade, CSU’s peer education program on gender related concerns.

Coordinate the Understanding Rape Supportive Culture program/class, creating awareness around issues of sexual assault in the fraternity/sorority community.

Manage the operation of educational programming including the coordination of program requests, assessing appropriate educational response and assigning peer and/or professional staff facilitators.

Oversee Men in the Movement, a program designed to educate college men about their role in ending sexism and motivate them to be active change agents

Oversee social media and online marketing, outreach and engagement for educational efforts and campus-wide initiatives like CTMO (Consent Turns Me On), Reframe, WGAC newsletter, WGAC website and other center social media platforms.

Provide leadership and vision for education and outreach programming on social justice issues, with a specific focus on sex and gender-based issues throughout the campus and community through various workshops and educational programs.

Participate in Student Diversity Programs and Services Cluster, Division of Student Affairs and other campus-wide projects through committee and special activities as assigned

Participate in campus-wide projects through committee and special activities as assigned.

Assist with assessment and strategic planning activities of the WGAC.

Serve as a positive role model for Colorado State University students.

Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Facilitation
Duty/Responsibility

Provide information, referral and training for students, faculty, staff and other clientele on gender-related concerns.

Collaborate with other departments in Academic and Student Affairs to provide quality educational programs, both in and out of the classroom.

Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duty Category Supervision
Duty/Responsibility

Supervise 1 FTE – Men’s Program Coordinator and 10-20 undergraduate peer educators

Percentage Of Time 15
Job Duty Category Confidential Victim Advocacy
Duty/Responsibility

Assist with victim advocacy as needed including providing coverage of office and/or VAT phone.

Percentage Of Time 5

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application includes a cover letter and a resume addressing all job qualifications, along with the names and contact information of three references including relationship and current supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Please submit all materials via https://jobs.colostate.edu.

Application materials will be accepted until position is filled, however for guaranteed full consideration, application materials must be submitted by April 16, 2017 at 11:59p.m. MT. If you have questions about the position or search process, please contact Rachel Martinez, Search Support, at Rachel.I.MARTINEZ@colostate.edu.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Rachel Martinez, Rachel.I.Martinez@colostate.edu
EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Will you have a Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Women’s studies or a social science related field completed by the start date?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have three years of related experience in a higher education setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have demonstrated experience with the coordination, planning and facilitation of social justice educational programming about topics related to interpersonal violence and/or the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression across multiple identities (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you have at least one year supervision experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Are you available to work evenings and weekends as necessary to best meet the needs of our students?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. Will you have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents