Program Director 2 – Women & Gender Resource Center
Responsible for the operations of a large program or center at the university. Oversees staff, budgets, and projects.
Oversees a large department, program or center.
Manages budget and engages in strategic planning to ensure all goals are met.
Hires and directs the activities of staff. Resolves personnel issues as they arise.
Engages in budget-planning, grant oversight, and policy development.
Implements new programs and projects, and monitors ongoing activities of department or center.
Reviews department policies and processes and implements improvements as needed.
Represents department or center to internal and external constituents.
Performs other job-related duties as required.
Bachelor's Degree and 7 years’ experience.
Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.
Experience: Requires a minimum of seven (7) years of directly job-related experience.
Additional Job Duties:
Provide overall leadership in the development, planning and implementation of a set of comprehensive services and programs that support meaningful learning content regarding women and gender.
Direct the preparation of and review reports and records of programs and initiatives to ensure progress being accomplished towards specific program objectives. Prepare semi-annual and annual reports.
Analyze trends within program areas, maintaining expert awareness of program information and areas for change.
Lead department assessment activities and prepare annual assessment report.
Supervise WGRC staff members and provide professional development opportunities for staff within the department.
Prepare and monitor the annual budget and ensure that expenditures are within budget allocation.
Develop and review department policies and procedures. Implement improvements as needed. Serve as the primary advocate for gender equity, women’s interests, and a campus environment free of gender-based stereotypes.
Support the Program Manager in providing oversight for the Sexual Misconduct Support Services (SMSS) Program, to provide confidential support services to students, faculty and staff impacted by sexual violence.
Provide support services and coordinate resources and accommodations to assist the SMSS Program Manager as needed.
Support the Program Manager, Gender Equity Education in providing oversight for gender education and WGRC programs and services. Coordinate resources as needed.
Serve on a variety of division-wide and campus-wide committees related to gender equity, diversity and inclusion, and sexual misconduct.
Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with campus constituents to provide quality programs that promote gender equity, an environment free of gender based stereotypes, and an understanding of and value for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Serve as staff advisor for all affiliated gender centered student groups and organizations including the Student Feminist Organization.
Manage the WGRC Advisory Board to ensure board activities are carried out in accordance with the bylaws and priorities of the WGRC.
Lead the WGRC Scholarship and Awards program including the marketing, application, selection and recognition processes for the following awards: McPhail and Kulish WGRC Endowed Student Scholarship, the WGRC Staff Scholarships (through Staff Council), the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Awards, and the Distinguished Service to Women Staff and Student Awards.
Serves as the liaison to Academic Affairs and Faculty resources for the WGRC.
Perform other required job duties as assigned.
Additional Job Requirements:
5 years of directly related job experience.
Master’s degree REQUIRED.
Ability to work with diverse constituencies.
Strong interpersonal, mediation, and organization skills.
Ability to deal with crisis situations utilizing trauma informed approaches to care.
Interested candidates must complete the on-line application. Posting number STA004474. All UH positions can be found on our website at https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection. Candidates must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of references with names and contact information in addition to the on-line application.
The University of Houston strives to be an employer of choice by offering a full range of benefits to our full-time staff members. Tuition scholarships, a retirement plan, dental and full medical coverage are only a few of the benefits offered to employees at the University of Houston. From our award winning faculty to our active student body, UH offers the most diverse research university in the country.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
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