Rachel Jackson
Women's Studies

Director of Mentoring and Diversity, University of Virginia Women's Center

The University of Virginia Women's Center seeks an experienced teacher and administrator to fill the position of Director of Mentoring and Diversity. Primary responsibilities include:

1) Teaching two internship courses each semester for the Studies in Women and Gender Program (Race, Gender, and Activism (fall); Issues Facing Adolescent Girls (fall); Global Theories of Women's Advocacy (spring); and Issues Facing College Women (spring);

2) The coordination and development of mentoring programs at the Women's Center, namely the Young Women Leaders Program which pairs undergraduate women with middle school girls; The Hues Leadership Network, a networking and mentoring program for undergraduate women of color; and the Women and Advocacy internship; and

3) Shaping and directing the Women's Center's diversity initiatives and policies. Founded in 1989, the Women's Center sponsors diverse programs, serving students, faculty, staff and community members.

The position demands a dynamic leader with experience in mentoring students and young girls, a record of success in teaching at the college level, and a commitment to diversity as a value in higher education. Other responsibilities include supervision; fundraising; and assistance with budget planning, policy development, and representation of the Center within the University and community. This is a full-time 12-month faculty position. The salary for the position is competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. A Ph.D. is required with consideration given to candidates in their final year of doctoral study.

Most serious consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2003; however the position will remain open until filled.

Ideally, the successful candidate would be able to assume the position on December 1, 2003, but the starting date is negotiable. Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a statement of your teaching philosophy, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:

Chair, Search Committee
c/o Kimberley Roberts
University of Virginia Women's Center
P. O. Box 800588
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0588

For more information about the UVa Women's Center, please consult our website at http://womenscenter.virginia.edu. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer


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