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Assistant Director, Programming and Engagement

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Executive VP & Provost
Department: Women's Center
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Executive / Director / Management, Other, Program/Project Management

Job Description

The Women's Center is in a transformational period in our 30-year history at Virginia Tech and seeks a leader to serve as the Center’s inaugural Assistant Director for Programming and Engagement (ADPE). As a member of the Center’s leadership team the assistant director must be creative, forward-thinking, energetic, collaborative, and team oriented. The Center values commitments to diversity, justice-seeking, and compassion, especially in women’s and gender-equity to advance the university’s teaching and learning objectives.

Virginia Tech’s commitment to engaged and experiential learning for students and faculty will shape the priorities of the assistant director. The Women's Center reports to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, and the ADPE is an integral member of a university-level team dedicated to advancing the center's mission and re-imagining the work we do to support all faculty, staff, and students. The assistant director will bring their unique experience, skills, and knowledge to leading the center’s educational programming and outreach efforts in new directions.

The ADPE works alongside the Center’s programming team comprised of the director for programming, outreach and engagement, the assistant director for gender-based violence prevention, and the special projects coordinator. The ADPE leads the implementation of the Center’s signature programs/initiatives and identifies, coordinates, and supervises student-led experiential learning projects.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in student affairs, health education, women’s and gender studies, sociology or related field (must be completed by summer 2025).
• Experience presenting, teaching and/or delivering educational programs for diverse audiences.
• Knowledge of and commitment to intersectional women’s and gender-equity issues.
• Experience with supervision, advising, or counseling college-age individuals.
• Excellent communication skills, including written and public speaking.
• Strong administrative skills including ability to work collaboratively with a team and lead individuals and work groups to successful completion of projects and tasks.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in a higher education setting.
• Experience working with diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts.
• Experience working with college students.
• Crisis intervention certification or training.

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Salary Information


Review Date

January 15, 2024

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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