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Associate Director, Penn Women’s Center

Job Description

The Associate Director (AD) provides lead counseling, consultation, and program development related to interpersonal violence, mental health, and general wellness for all students, staff, and faculty who utilize PWC. The Associate Director supports the mission of PWC by developing and coordinating programming and outreach initiatives that educate and engage Penn students on a range of topics related to gender equity, empowerment, and wellness.

The AD plays a leadership role in cultivating a positive, success-driven work environment that demands both high levels of individual responsibility and effective and meaningful collaboration with internal and external colleagues. The AD also plays an important role in maintaining PWC’s reputation as a vibrant, welcoming hub of co-curricular life.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide one-on-one options counseling for students of all genders who come to PWC seeking immediate support and provide referrals and follow-up support as appropriate. Manage crisis counseling protocol development, data tracking and analysis, case advising, and counseling and response efforts at PWC.
  • Lead case consultation, training and program development with campus partners such as Student Counseling, Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education, Student Intervention Services, Department of Public Safety, Office of Student Conduct, Title IX, and others.
  • Develop, coordinate, and assess programs and outreach initiatives centered on restorative justice, violence prevention and education, mental health response and education, as well as other issues of multicultural wellness. Partner with students, staff and faculty at PWC and across campus.
  • Mentor key PWC student groups and help coordinate student-led events, activities and campaigns. Oversee student group budgets and track membership.
  • Assists the Director in undergraduate staff supervision and supervision of graduate assistants.
  • Support PWC’s campus and alumni engagement initiatives. Represent PWC at open houses, resource fairs and community programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Degree in social work, counseling or related field preferred.
  • Experience in higher education preferred.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, gender equity and trauma informed practices.
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to produce high-quality work to deadline.
  • Outstanding organizational skills are essential as is the ability to shift focus from one project to another, often at short-notice.
  • Applicants must be able to work flexible schedule that includes regular evening and occasional weekend work.


Pay Rate

$51,824 - $62,000

Job Post Date

August 10, 2023

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