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.
The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) provides programs and services that support the personal and intellectual development of women. The WRC promotes gender equity broadly and provides a welcoming space for all genders. In addition, the WRC partners with other campus organizations and offices to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community that promotes gender equity and awareness, and supports people of various gender identities.
Swarthmore College seeks a creative, team player to support the Women’s Resource Center (WRC). This person will work with student leaders, staff, and faculty to plan, organize, promote, supervise, and help evaluate programs, events, and activities to meet the needs of student. Working closely with the Associate Dean of Inclusive Excellence, the Women’s Resource Center Fellow is responsible for developing affirming and educational programs that foster and atmosphere that supports gender equity for students and communities at Swarthmore College. The WRC Fellow advises students and student organizations, builds relationships across campus constituencies and manages the Women’s Resource Center (WRC), Women’s Resource Center Associates and works closely with the Black Cultural Center (BCC), the Interfaith Center, International Student Center, Title IX Office, Office of Sustainability and other relevant college offices to support the academic wellness, holistic support on campus integration of women and non-binary students, faculty, staff, and allies.
• Maintain a schedule of 20 hours per week for the 2021-2022 academic year.
• Provide advising, training, and educational support to women students and student organizations.
• Develop strategies to encourage cross collaboration of student groups to build a culture of “togetherness” within women student organizations and among the broader student organizations.
• Coach Women’s Resource Center student interns, in weekly staff meetings and one-on-one meetings.
• Develop innovative ways for the Women’s Resource Center to remain a safe and welcoming spaces for women, trans, and non-binary students.
• Possess a willingness to work in collaboration with students, faculty and staff.
• Develop credible working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders.
• Integrate curricular and assistantship responsibilities by discussing and applying current issues in higher education and student affairs.
• Be flexible, and maintain a positive attitude.
• Support the mission of the Swarthmore College
• Working with the Associate Dean to coordinate for large-scale programs, such as Open House, Garnet Weekend, and Women’s History Month
• Collaborating with the Office of Sustainability and the Scott Arboretum to support and develop programming for the WRC garden plots.
• Assistance in administrative tasks of the Center as they may arise.
• Bachelor's degree
• Experience working with and/or within diverse audiences and communities
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Experience coordinating and implementing co-curricular programs for students.
• Demonstrated experience with digital communications and managing social media platforms
• Demonstrated commitment to personal and departmental development, professionalism, multicultural education, creativity, collaboration, and initiative
• Strong attention to detail; strong organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks, often under deadlines; ability to work as a team member to build strong working relationships within the greater Dean's division, across campus and in the broader community; ability to write clearly and concisely.
• Must be able to work some evening and weekends as needed.
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.