| TitleProgram Manager, Women’s Center|
LocationEvanston, IlliDepartmentWomen’s Center
The Women’s Center Program Manager reports to the Director of the Women’s Center. This position plans, manages, implements, evaluates and promotes the Center’s programming on the Chicago and Evanston campuses. This staff member engages students, staff and faculty through outreach, education and support. The Program Manager works closely with and helps to support the Associate Director of the Women’s Center and collaborates with campus and community partners to develop and co-sponsor programming and events. This position manages the Center’s programming budget in collaboration with the Director, and co-supervises work-study students and interns. Please Note: This position requires traveling across an expansive campus environment in Evanston and in the city of
This position has occasional evening and weekend hours.Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:Administration Budget & FinancialCommunications Evaluation Events
Specific Responsibilities: AdministrationDirects and leads development of program/project strategic plan. Plan and implement innovative and comprehensive programming that promote gender equity and inclusion (40%)Assists the Women’s Center Director and Associate Director in developing, articulating and executing university-wide gender equity and inclusion strategic initiativesUtilizes an intersectional feminist framework to design, plan, promote and implement programs for the individuals and groups whom the Women’s Center seeks to engage and supportDevelops and implements feminist leadership programming to engage and student leaders on and off campusStays apprised of best practices in the field and continuously incorporates these into the Center’s programming, policies, procedures and broader institutional work.Operationalizes goals & objectives; ensures that resources are created or obtained.Ensures Women’s Center’s programs and co-sponsored events are aligned with Center’s mission and goals Serves as lead staff on all programming initiatives except for Director or Associate Director-led special projects Budgets & FinancialEnsures that the program/project meets associated revenue & expense goals.Monitors programming budget and provides quarterly projections of programming expenses Communication, Outreach & RecruitmentDirects program/project marketing/branding efforts. Develops and disseminates engaging and comprehensive educational materials Coordinates educational programming, workshops, community dialogues that are consistent with the Women’s Center’s mission and goals Promotes Women’s Center programming and events by developing a comprehensive communications plan that informs and engages students, staff, faculty and the greater communityEngages in outreach/field relations serving a number of goals, including recruitment, participation, sponsorship, relationship building, etc. to support continued program/project development & improvement. Lead engagement of community around issues of gender equity and inclusion.Provides resources, support, and outreach to students, staff and faculty on the influence of gender in career and educational trajectories and its intersection with other forms of institutional and social marginalizationCollaborates with Student Affairs and other student-facing partners to engage and support women and gender and sexual minority studentsCollaborates with The Graduate School and other graduate and professional student-facing partners to engage and support women and gender and sexual minority graduate and professional studentsCollaborates with Human Resources and other staff-facing partners to engage and support women and gender and sexual minority staffCollaborates with Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty to engage and support women and gender and sexual minority facultyDevelops key partnerships and opportunities to ensure a comprehensive student support system with key Northwestern partners e.g. Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Center for Awareness Response, & Education (CARE), Office of Equity, Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) Nurtures relationships with other academic and research units to develop and maintain an intellectual network of campus partners engaged in the success of the Women’s Center’s academic engagements and feminist praxis, e.g. Gender & Sexuality Studies (GSS), Institute for Sexual & Gender Minority Health (ISGEM), Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN), Block Museum, etc.EvaluationOversees development & implementation of evaluation processes, quantitative & qualitative measurements that ensure that program/project benchmarks are successfully attained and communicated in a timely and efficient manner.Lead Assessment & Research Process Develops creative qualitative and quantitative assessment tools as part of program planning that reflect level of engagement, learning outcomes and impact Develops regular reports on Women’s Center usage to campus partners and Women’s Center Advisory Board.Serves as lead writer for the Women’s Center Annual Report.Manages evaluation processes; recommends & implements changes for enhancement; monitors effectiveness through follow-up evaluation studies.Facilitates process-oriented discussions on events/ programs during staff meetings and annual planning sessions to guide and inform future programming.Collaborates with internal/external resources to develop meaningful outcome measurements and methods of program/project evaluation that will lead to enhancement. Build & Strengthen Coalitions to Increase Capacity Attends Women’s Center advisory committee meetings and campus wide coalition meetingsServes as liaison for connecting gender equity and social justice initiatives and groups to build capacity, coordinate efforts and increase impact on and across both campuses but also across different positionalities and experiences on campusServes as Women’s Center representative/liaison for Title IX, Northwestern University Staff Advisory Council, Campus Coalition Against Sexual Violence, and Chicago-based women and gender and sexual minority organizationsDevelops relationships with individuals, organizations and communities beyond Northwestern, leading to a greater impact of the Women’s Center’s mission as well as future community engaged opportunities, coalitions, and collaborations Program DevelopmentProvides leadership for planning, scheduling, delivering and maintaining program(s)/project(s) to sustain quality instruction in all educational activity. Facilitates process-oriented discussions on events/programs during staff meetings and annual planning sessions to guide and inform future programmingDevelops regular reports on Women’s Center usage to campus partners and Women’s Center Advisory BoardServes as lead writer for the Women’s Center Annual reportStays apprised of best practices in the field and continuously incorporates these into the center’s programming, policies, procedures and broader institutional workPerforms other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.4 years program/project administration or other relevant experience. Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)Skills in developing, planning, implementing, managing, and assessing programs and events.Knowledge of women’s gender and sexuality issues.Knowledge of broader social issues in relation to women’s gender and sexuality.Excellent communication and engagement skills—written, public speaking, interpersonal, media,and onlineAbility to work effectively in a collaborative work environment.Ability to take initiative and work independently to meet expectations and deadlines.Experience in research, policy, outreach, and advocacy.Preferred Qualifications:Professional expertise in women’s, gender, and sexuality issues within higher education settings.Demonstrated success in working with marginalized students, staff, and/ or faculty.Programming with faculty and staff.Professional experience with gender and sexual identity minorities.Experience in fund raising and development, website development, and social media. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
2000 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208