Assistant Director of Educational Programs

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
$48,000 - 51,000
06 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Assistant Director for Prevention and Education in the Women and Gender Advocacy Center (WGAC) is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Director. The Assistant Director shares in providing leadership for the mission of the Women and Gender Advocacy Center through the initiation, development, administration, and evaluation of programs and services. This position provides leadership and implementation for education and outreach programming on social justice issues, with a specific focus on gender based violence prevention and sex and gender-based issues throughout the campus and community through various workshops and educational programs. This position will assume additional responsibilities in the absence of the Director.

Required Job Qualifications

Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Women’s studies or a social science related field plus three full years post-degree related experience on a college campus in a role that worked directly with students on issues related to the personal engagement of dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression across multiple identities (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc)

Demonstrated leadership and experience with the coordination, planning and facilitation of educational programming related to interpersonal violence in a university setting

Demonstrated leadership and direct experience working with and supporting diverse populations (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, etc)

Experience with supervision of professional staff and/or graduate assistants

Available to work evenings and weekends as necessary to best meet the needs of our students

Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to, knowledge of, and experience with dynamics related to interpersonal violence (sexual violence, stalking and relationship violence) and marginalized communities
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge about Interpersonal Violence programming that includes the combined frameworks of Risk Reduction, Bystander Intervention and Primary Prevention.
  • Demonstrated success in educational program design and implementation
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice advocacy at individual, group and/or community level
  • Ability to understand and articulate sex and gender-related needs and concerns from a social justice perspective that includes the intersections of gender, race, class, ability, sexual orientation, and other significant aspects of identity.
  • Demonstrated experience with social justice education with university athletics and/or greek life
  • Demonstrated experience with the coordination and training of peer educators on a college campus
  • Experience with supervision and training of student staff.
  • Demonstrated experience managing budgets related to programming
  • Demonstrated experience with the coordination of large-scale marketing initiatives and/or social norming campaigns.
  • Ability to work successfully with persons, programs, organizations and agencies with distinctly varied missions, goals, and objectives
  • Demonstrated experience with data collection, creating reports, assessment and developing/implementing learning outcomes
  • A record of personal and professional initiative, flexibility and strong communication skills, including public speaking and writing.
  • Proficiency in speaking, reading and/or writing in an additional language. Ideally Spanish, Arabic and/or Chinese.

Diversity Statement

  • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

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Coordinate the Red Whistle Brigade, CSU’s peer education program on gender related concerns.

Coordinate the Understanding Rape Supportive Culture program/class, creating awareness around issues of sexual assault in the fraternity/sorority community.

Manage the operation of educational programming including the coordination of program requests, assessing appropriate educational response and assigning peer and/or professional staff facilitators.

Oversee Men in the Movement, a program designed to educate college men about their role in ending sexism and motivate them to be active change agents

Oversee social media and online marketing, outreach and engagement for educational efforts and campus-wide initiatives like CTMO (Consent Turns Me On), Reframe, WGAC newsletter, WGAC website and other center social media platforms.

Provide leadership and vision for education and outreach programming on social justice issues, with a specific focus on sex and gender-based issues throughout the campus and community through various workshops and educational programs.

Participate in campus-wide projects through committee and special activities as assigned.

Assist with assessment and strategic planning activities of the WGAC.

Serve as a positive role model for Colorado State University students.

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Provide information, referral and training for students, faculty, staff and other clientele on gender-related concerns.

Collaborate with other departments in Academic and Student Affairs to provide quality educational programs, both in and out of the classroom.

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Supervise 1 FTE – Men’s Program Coordinator and 10-20 undergraduate peer educators

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Confidential Victim Advocacy


Assist with victim advocacy as needed including providing coverage of office and/or VAT phone.

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Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application includes a cover letter and a resume addressing all job qualifications, along with the names and contact information of three references including relationship and current supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Please submit all materials via

Application materials will be accepted until position is filled, however for guaranteed full consideration, application materials must be submitted by March 20, 2017 at 11:59p.m. MT. If you have questions about the position or search process, please contact Rachel Martinez, Search Support, at

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact

Rachel Martinez,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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