Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Dean/Director Douglass Project for the Douglass Project for Rutgers's Women in Math Science, and Engineering and reports to the Associate Dean of Douglass Residential College (DRC, "the College"). This position is broadly responsible for development and delivery of the strategic vision for the support of undergraduate women in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). The Douglass Project's goals are to recruit, support, and retain undergraduate women in STEM majors and careers, and to serve as a leading resource for Rutgers University – New Brunswick students, the state of New Jersey, and national initiatives. Programs and focus area collaborative effort of students, faculty, staff, and DRC and Rutgers administration to create an innovative, co-curricular experience for STEM majors. Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Directs the full and part time staff, student employees, and graduate assistants who report to the Douglass Project for Rutgers women in STEM.
Directs existing programs/projects and develops new programs through the Douglass Project which includes full oversight, strategic development, budgets, staff supervision, and assessment of programs including research programs, Living-Learning communities and Douglass residence halls for women in STEM, and any new initiatives.
Fosters faculty, staff, and administrator engagement and involvement in programs across disciplines (schools, units, departments, centers, etc).
Maintains up-to-date information on the national status of undergraduate women in STEM and women in the STEM workforce in order to inform policy and programs.
Creates and maintains a communication plan for and about the Douglass Project for internal and external use.
Engages in social media and other forms of regular communication. Develops informational materials (brochures, write-ups, press releases, etc.) about the Douglass Project for purposes such as general publicity, recruitment of students, informing donors, and submission of grants and proposals.
Serves as a mentor to STEM students and is part of the staff mentoring team.
Identifies external and internal funding for Douglass Project activities and works with advisory board.
Writes and submits articles to various relevant periodicals to disseminate information.
Submits proposals for program and panel presentations at pertinent professional conferences regarding the programs and initiatives.
Serves on the college's leadership team to develop and implement the college's strategic plan.
Develops learning goals for the Douglass Project and new programs as identified and approved by the leadership of DRC.
Collaborates within and external to the College on new initiatives and seeks opportunities for relationship development internal and external to Rutgers.
Develops and expands DRC's Global/STEM program in collaboration with other units.
Completes other work consistent with a basic understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of the Douglass Project for Rutgers's Women in Math Science, and Engineering.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a Master's degree in an area of science, mathematics, engineering, or technology or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience plus a minimum of three years' of professional experience required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience with grant writing, developing and managing departmental budget(s), staff management, and aligning programs with resources required.
Must demonstrate knowledge of current research related to the issues of retention and success in women in math, science, engineering and technology academic programs and careers.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively via verbal and written modes as well as with good interpersonal communication skills.
Must possess strong organizational and leadership skills.
Must be able to handle a range of complex responsibilities related to the diversity of programs offered by the Douglass Project, which have a variety of audiences and constituents, i.e.: K-12 students and parents, undergraduate students and parents, university faculty and administrators, and administrators in government, corporate and private agencies.
Must be able to work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies.
Computer literacy, including familiarity with word processing, desk top publishing, spread sheets, and database design software packages is highly desirable.
Experience in higher education, industry/corporations, or research, is preferred.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.