Women’s Leadership Intensive (WLI) iis a pilot leadership program for women students. The direct benefit to students is intended to be increased confidence and self-esteem, a larger network of women mentors, and lerning practical strategies to address day-to-day challenges that women leaders experience. WLI aims to create a movement to change the climate for women on campus. The components of the program include a five-day leadership retreat, mentorship and networking events. This is targeted at women-identified students to look at their own leadership skills, engage participants in looking at the impact of various oppressions on their leadership styles, and to make connections with women leaders in the campus and community. This is focused on knowledge-sharing, strategizing, skill-building and mentorship in a supportive and rejuvenating environment.
The Women’s Leadership Intensive (WLI) Coordinator
advocates for and organizes events developing women’s leadership and empowerment. Under the direction of the WLI Staff Directors, this position is responsible for all activities related to designing, implementing, and evaluating the WLI pilot program funded by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Student Service Fees (CACSSF). Staff at the African American Student Development (AASD) Office and the Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) will serve as the supervisors for the program. AASD and GenEq are part of the Multicultural, Sexuality and Gender Centers (MSGC) cluster under the Division of Equity and Inclusion.
The WLI Coordinator should possess personal qualities that will aid in ensuring successful project completion. These qualities should include good organization skills, a proactive attitude, attention to detail, mature judgment, sensitivity to others, and appreciation of a diverse student body. The position is open to currently registered UCB graduates students only.
- Plan and implement a women’s empowerment and leadership series, including outreach and networking/mentorship events
- Coordinate project activities and maintain prompt communications with campus and community partners and program participants
- Managing the program budget and keeping detailed records of all expenditures, which will include end of the project reporting and reconciliation of expenses and income
- Recruiting and organizing the planning committee who serve as advisors and/or assistants to the WLI Coordinator
- Chairing weekly committee meetings, including preparing agendas and delegating tasks to committee members and supervising subcommittees (e.g. Publicity, Workshops, Logistics, Food, Vendors)
- Publicizing for the event, and designing an outreach plan, including visiting student groups, attending department meetings, writing press releases, and maintaining the program website
- Organizing travel arrangements, speakers assignments, facilities reservations, program printing, catering and other aspects of events planning
- Designing, compiling, and analyzing metrics and data on program impact and effectiveness to be included in the final program report
- Developing and managing a registration system, communication system, payment system and assessment tools (to assess program effectiveness and for fundraising purposes)
- Writing grants and applying for future funding
- Supervising of interns and volunteers
- Writing periodic program reports and a final project report
- Participating in staff meetings/retreats, planning committee meetings, etc.
- Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
Hourly pay is $22/hr (variable, 8-20 hours/week, including some nights and weekends, 20 hours average)
Start date: ASAP – June 30, 2015.