Associate Director, Institute for Women's Studies & Services - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Associate Director is responsible for all co-curricular programs of the Institute for Women’s Studies and Services including student support services designed to develop and retain a diverse student body.


Develop and coordinate services to develop, retain, and assist the diverse student body at MSU with individual advising, information and referrals, with a focus on diverse groups of women, genders, transfer students, and students re-entering higher education.

Provide resource/referral information in the areas of child care, interpersonal violence resources, social services, emergency housing, financial assistance, and legal issues.

Offer advocacy (e.g. sexual discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual harassment) and mediation for students, staff, and faculty as appropriate.

Act as a liaison to appropriate campus offices and entities.

Coordinate conferences, workshops, lectures, publications, publicity, and other campus-wide co-curricular activities related to women’s issues, gender issues, and social justice.

Develop, coordinate and assess all co-curricular institute activities.

In coordination with the Director and Program Assistant, hire, train, and supervise student staff.

Advise and provide support to student organizations.

Provide input on campus policies and procedures with regard to the impact on women and gender as appropriate.

Develop and maintain relationships with local organizations serving women and girls.

Assume overall administrative responsibilities of the Institute in the absence of the Director.

Required Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in Women’s Studies or related fields (e.g., ethnic studies, human services, social work, education, sociology, political science, humanities)or the combination of equivalent experience.
2. Minimum of three years combined experience directing, coordinating, and/or managing campus or community based women’s centers, programs and/or agencies.
3. Supervisory experience with paid staff and/or student staff and volunteers.
4. Knowledge of feminist and social justice perspectives.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience in working in a diverse, urban campus or community environment.
2. Completion of a minimum of 3 undergraduate/graduate level credits in Women’s Studies.
3. Knowledge of national, regional, state, and local women’s organizations and agencies, and participation in relevant local, state, and national organizations, assuming leadership roles as appropriate.
4. Skilled at forming inter-campus alliances and community building.
5. Conference, workshop, and meeting planning experience.
6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (oral and written.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online applications system,

In order for your file to be considered complete you must submit copies of transcripts. If you are unable to submit them at the time of application you may submit hem via either fax, e-mail or mail.
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Institute for Women’s Studies
MSU Denver
P.O. Box 173362, CB 36
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Official Transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Keyword Phrases

  • WMS - Womens Studies
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Other Executives
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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