Director of the Women & Engineering Center - Engineering | Washington University in St. Louis - Military Veterans

at Herc - Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

Scheduled Hours 37.5 Position Summary The Director of the Women & Engineering Center leads the W&E Center, with the overall objectives of creating a community for women students and alumnae and supporting efforts to recruit and retain women in McKelvey Engineeringâ™s undergraduate and graduate programs. The Director works with various constituents, including the Women & Engineering Alumni Advisory Board and student organizations, to develop and execute the W&E Centerâ™s strategic plan. The Director is also responsible for hiring, training and developing W&E Center staff and managing the W&E Center budget. Job Description Primary Duties & Responsibilities Center Development, Strategic Planning, and Administration Establishes and engage the Women & Engineering Advisory Board (WEAB). Working with the WEAB and other external and internal constituents, refine the Centerâ™s mission and vision; develop the Centerâ™s strategic plan. Identify staffing needs for the Center. Hire, train and develop staff and student workers; assign and coordinate their work and manage their performance. Develops marketing and communications strategy for W&E and work with the schoolâ™s Marketing and Communications team to develop webpages, annual reports, presentations and other communications as needed. Develops and manages the Centerâ™s operating budget. Develop and Implement Quality Programming Provides oversight in developing and delivering programs and curricula that effectively promote academic and professional development and the retention of women in engineering. Develops leadership programming for the Women & Engineering Leadership society; working with the WEAB and University Advancement, identify and train appropriate leadership mentors. Evaluates the effectiveness of W&E programs and track metrics over time. Provides clear and impactful communication of results of those evaluations in reports, presentations, and scholarly publications. Opportunities to teach or co-teach a course may be available for qualified candidates. Student Advisory and Retention   Advises and assists Society of Women Engineers, Women in Computer Science, Alpha Omega Epsilon, Girls Who Code and other student organizations that support women in STEM undergraduate and graduate programs. Partners with these groups in organizing programs and events. Develops and maintain a W&E student advisory board. Fundraising Activities Develops proposals to help fund current and new W&E programs. Actively seeks opportunities to solicit new funds from foundations and granting agencies through proposal writing and those identified through Industry Relations and University Advancement efforts. Develop Industry Partnerships Working with the Director of Industry Relations and Career Engagement, identify and engage local and national companies/organizations with an interest in women in engineering. Solicits support and engagement from professional associations such as The Society of Women Engineers, National Association of Black Engineers, and special interest groups of professional societies/organizations.     Performs other duties as assigned.       Preferred Qualifications Bachelorâ™s degree in Engineering or closely related STEM field or Masterâ™s degree. Prior leadership experience in professional development (voluntary or paid) is highly desired. Experience mentoring and/or advising students, alumni, career professionals, or experience in advancing diversity and inclusion goals. Experience managing an operating budget.  Strategic thinker with the ability to assess current systems, structures, and processes and recommend innovative approaches to grow the number of undergraduate women at McKelvey Engineering. Demonstrated track record of commitment to the advancement of women in engineering and STEM fields. Strong organizational and time management skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and results-orientation. Strong oral and written communications skills, including the ability to make effective public presentations. Excellent networking skills; ability to interact with a broad array of internal and external constituents. Ability to build strong professional relationships through collaboration and reciprocity. Adept at mentoring, coaching, and advising undergraduate students. Required Qualifications Bachelorâ™s degree and five years working in higher education. Grade G14 Salary Range $68,200.00 - $116,600.00 / Annually The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Benefits Statement Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits. EEO/AA Statement Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply. Diversity Statement Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply. Applicant Instructions When you are ready to apply, creating an account only takes a minute. Your account creates a candidate home page which we will use to communicate with you and allows you to apply for jobs and view your application statuses. The first page of the application offers two âQuick Applyâ? options. 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