Women's Resource Center Fellow
Job no: 493424
Work type: Limited Term Part Time
Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.
Working closely with Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Development the Women’s Resource Center Fellow is responsible for developing affirming and educational programs that foster an atmosphere that supports students and specifically women who identify as women at Swarthmore College. The WRC fellow advises students and student organizations, and builds relationships across campus constituencies and coordinates programming for the Women’s Resource Center (WRC). The WRC fellow works closely with the Black Cultural Center (BCC), the Intercultural Center (IC) the Interfaith Center, International Student Services and other college offices to support the academic wellness, holistic support and campus integration of women students, faculty, staff, and allies. The WRC Fellow also assumes responsibility for identifying and accessing on and off-campus community resources available women students that will help them address the specific barriers they experience to succeeding in a collegiate environment.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Previous experience working with women and gender equity initiatives in College communities and developing collaborative educational initiatives.
- Understanding the needs and concerns of women college students and multiple intersections of identities across sex, gender, race, ethnicity, class, among others.
- Ability to demonstrate initiative, have excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills, navigate relationships with students, staff and faculty, and demonstrate a high level of intercultural competency.
- Must have experience working effectively and sensitively with vulnerable and structurally oppressed populations, especially women, LGBTQ+ people (particularly trans, non-binary, bisexual/pansexual, asexual, and/or aromantic people), and with populations that tend to lack structural power as they intersect with LGBTQ+ populations — such as youth/students, people of color, low-income, first generation college students, people with disabilities, immigrant/undocumented, etc.
- Self-awareness and awareness about power dynamics and building trusting and supportive spaces is critical.
- Must be an enthusiastic, energetic, and organized self-starter who is capable of working independently and in a team environment, and prepared to work in a fast-paced environment where processes and needs are changing and developing regularly.
- Excellent interpersonal, communications, and customer service skills.
- Previous experience with working with cultural centers, programming, event planning and /or training.
This is a limited term, part-time, 9 month position. Click here to view employee testimonials and learn about what it’s like to be a part of the Swarthmore community!
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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