Director of Wake Invests in Women

Director of Wake Invests in Women


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

Various Wake Technical Community College campuses

To be Determined


$57,331.61 - $74,004.00


Full time State

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Closes: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, June 3, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Varies as position demands

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to connect with all levels of the organization

Evidence of passion for gender equality issues

Demonstrated current knowledge of government policies around gender equality

Ability tio guide change using appropriate structural, political, human resource or cultural frames

Demonstrated planning expertise and ability to set clear priorities, delegate and guide the investment of human and other resources to help achieve goal

Demonstrated understanding of the current research and policies related to the wage gap at the national, state and county levels

Ability to authentically relate to and connect with racially and socio-economical diverse populations

Demonstrated strategic, organizational and problem-solving skills that support sound decision making

Excellent organizational management skills with the ability to coach executive personnel and manage and develop high-performing teams

Ability to collaborate – strong interpersonal skills

Excellent written communication skills

Strong negotiation and public speaking skills

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree

Five years of project management experience including leading and partnering with  diverse stakeholders on complex projects


Preferred Qualifications


Experience working with diverse public and private stakeholders in Wake County or  another large county

Experience working with boards of directors and executive partners
Experience with workforce training and development programs
Occupational work experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
Experience with shaping collective impact initiatives
Experience fundraising from diverse sources including public, corporate and philanthropic entities

Position Description

Pay Grade: Manager 7

This position will lead a collective impact initiative of community partners focused on implementing new and multi-faceted strategies aimed at closing the gender wage gap in Wake County by transforming policies and social norms that perpetuate the gap.

Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.  

*Manages the initiative by supervising project staff and ensuring partner collaboration and coordination of participating organizations and agencies

*Identifies and recruits diverse and inclusive Steering Committee representatives that are highly engaged and willing to leverage and secure resources for the project

*Collaborates with the Steering Committee, key supporters, and partners to develop a common agenda and implementation plan of mutually reinforcing activities

*Cultivates a strong and transparent working relationship with the Steering Committee, ensuring open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals

*Serves as a single point of accountability and contact with external, local, and national stakeholders to communicate goals and program efficacy

*Develops and maintains databases and evaluation plans to track and share key performance measures and improvements

*Develops revenue generating and fundraising activities to support operations beyond start-up window

Establishes effective decision-making processes that will enable initiative to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives

Monitors effectiveness and adjusts strategies to ensure that community programs connected to any collective impact projects are high-quality, complementary, coordinated, and align with the community's interests and values

Develops and leads a guiding coalition of partners committed to long term strategies to close the wage gap in Wake County

Closely monitors results to ensure the wage gap is closing in Wake County, acting to change direction when necessary to ensure corrections are being applied
Develops and implements a shared measurement system that is used by the partners to make data-informed decisions
Promotes continuous improvement by completing an annual applied benchmark project on an individual or a group basis

Job Post Contact

Human Resources