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 Subject : Director, Women’s and Gender Center at Amherst College.. 06/27/2018 06:51:28 PM 
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Director, Women’s and Gender Center

Amherst College: Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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Amherst College invites applications for the Director, Women’s and Gender Center position. The Director, Women’s and Gender Center is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-3. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, the Director oversees staffing, day-to-day operations, and programming of the Women’s and Gender Center and supports the overall mission of the Diversity & Inclusion Division. The Center serves as an important resource to the campus community in building and supporting gender-focused initiatives and student engagement. The Director works in collaboration with the Multicultural Resource Center, Queer Resource Center, Campus Diversity & Student Leadership Office, Center for International Student Engagement, among other campus partners including the Office of Student Affairs through educational, social, and cultural programming that centers and affirms women, transgender and nonbinary identities, and the work of gender equity on campus. The Director works primarily to support women students at Amherst College, while also serving as a resource for the entire campus community on topics related to gender, gender identity, gender equity, men and masculinities, and identity. The Women’s and Gender Center works intentionally to serve women, femme-identified students, survivors of sexual violence, and nonbinary, gender fluid, and genderqueer students, centering the experiences of women of color and the intersections of race, class, ability, etc. In addition, the Director serves as a programming resource for gender-based groups.

The Director takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management of the day-to-day operations of the Women’s and Gender Center
  • Provide functional supervision of the Administrative Assistant for the Resource Centers
  • Provide co-supervision of the Gender and Sexuality Education Specialist
  • Hire, train and supervise student employees
  • Hire, train and supervise summer undergraduate intern
  • Gather data and prepare annual reports
  • Budget planning and monitoring of expenditures
  • Manage Center website and other forms of social media

Program Planning
  • Develop and deliver programs that support the intellectual and professional achievement of women students to deepen the understanding of gender of community members
  • Promote faculty, staff, alumni, and community involvement through intellectual, social, and cultural programs that focus on gender, gender equity, and inclusion
  • Create and deliver trainings for staff and faculty that focus on gender, gender equity, and inclusion
  • Assist in the promotion and integration of engagement, mentorship, and leadership programs in collaboration with campus partners
  • Serve as a programming resource to gender-based student groups

  • Serve as a resource to and work collaboratively with campus offices and five-college campuses
  • As a member of the Resource Center Team work to co-create, develop, and implement programs, resources, and services that highlight the intersections of identity and community
  • Co-develop the Resource Center’s Social Justice Leadership program for first-year orientation
  • Serve on campus-wide committees and working groups as needed
  • Implement, in collaboration with campus partners, policies directly connected to the women and trans and nonbinary identities, as well as those directly related to gender and equity
  • Co-create and facilitate campus wide programming for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3-5 years related experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills
  • Commitment to a student-centered approach and building relationships with historically and presently marginalized students
  • Commitment to a student centered approach and building relationships with students of all genders
  • Ability to work both independently and creatively within established guidelines, while at the same time functioning as a member of a team
  • Experience facilitating diversity trainings and workshop presentations
  • Database experience, proficient in MS Access, Excel, and Word; and ability to learn new software
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as needed

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Women’s Studies, Sexuality Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Social Justice Education, Higher Education, or related field
  • Knowledge of issues and topics affecting women on college campuses and experience in addressing those issues
  • Knowledge of issues and topics related to gender and gender identity, masculinity, femininity, and trans and nonbinary identities on college campuses and experience addressing those issues
  • Understanding of student development theory, diverse populations
  • Experience working with budgeting practices
  • Experience in developing, leading and administering programs focused on gender and gender equity, intersectionality, and gender-related needs of all students

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit electronically a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references. The review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college’s community is composed of about 1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college’s scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!
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