Director, Center for the Education of Women - University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor Michigan

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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

United States


Detailed Job Description

The University of Michigan invites applications and nominations for Director of the Center for the Education of Women (CEW).

For more than 50 years, CEW has advanced diversity and inclusiveness at the University of Michigan by serving as a resource, advocate, and community to empower women and nontraditional students at the University. Women and nontraditional students are CEW's primary constituency, but all students are welcome. CEW provides immediate and ongoing services and financial support to promote educational success and degree completion, and works to support improved institutional policy and practice. CEW also serves those who encounter education and career obstacles based on their non-linear paths to, and experiences within, the University community. For more information, see CEW's website at

Salary for this full-time, 12-month position is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, supplemented by excellent benefits.

Essential Functions

Advancing diversity and inclusion:

Work with University of Michigan academic leadership and senior administrators in new and ongoing campus-wide efforts to enhance diversity and support women and nontraditional students and communities at the University of Michigan; maintain ongoing relationships with the University's central administration, deans, and directors in developing and implementing collaborative programs and projects; collaborate on programs for faculty and staff (e.g., the Women of Color in the Academy Project and the Women of Color Task Force).

Leadership: Exercise leadership in developing and advancing the vision for CEW; sustain and grow the excellence of its programs and services; facilitate change as necessary to optimize the benefit of CEW resources for the University of Michigan and its community.

Overall operations: Develop organizational goals, administrative policies and program objectives; implement strategic and financial planning and management; manage and supervise an office of 15 professional, and support staff; oversee ongoing programs, services, and campus collaborations.

Development: Engage in securing support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and the University by developing programs, projects, and grants; maintain positive relationships with donors and funding agencies.

Campus and external engagement: Represent the University and CEW in regional and national conversations; conduct outreach to and collaborate with campus partners to contribute to the University's work on diversity, equity, and inclusion; maintain and develop key community relationships in southeast Michigan to support, advance, and advocate for CEW/U-M work on women's issues, nontraditional students, and diversity, equity, and inclusion; represent CEW and the University as needed in print and electronic media; consult with other universities on the development, operation, and review of centers and programs serving women and nontraditional students.

Supervision received:

The Director reports to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs within the Office of the Provost.

Supervision exercised:

The Director oversees an organization consisting of 15 regular staff members, six to eight graduate and undergraduate interns. Direct reports include the Associate Director, the Director of Development, and program managers.


Candidates must have an advanced degree and a distinguished record of leadership in women's and/or diversity issues or issues relating to non-traditional members of the academy. Qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated leadership in the areas of CEW's activity;
  • Evidence of creating practical change through successful implementation of initiatives;
  • At least five years of experience in a complex institution, including three or more years of supervisory leadership;
  • Ability to envision, plan for, and lead toward change;
  • Experience forging successful collaborations across a campus community;
  • Demonstrated success in program development, delivery, and assessment;
  • Demonstrated success in budget management;
  • Capacity for fundraising and maintaining strong relationships with funding entities and donors;
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills; ability to communicate with diverse audiences to foster an inclusive, open intellectual and professional culture.

To Apply

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vita to . Please address inquiries to the search committee chair, Lynn Perry Wooten, PhD, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. Applications will receive closest attention if received by April 22, 2016.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Keyword Phrases

  • Director
  • Director, Center for the Education of Women
  • Center for the Education of Women
  • Academic Administration
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume