Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

TITLE: Women's Resource Center Coordinator

CLASS: Academic Professional





The Women's Resource Center Coordinator provides coordination of the day-to-day activities in the Women's Resource Center, which supports the education and development of all students with particular attention to the needs of women; and oversees support programs for single parents and displaced homemakers. The Coordinator may also provide support for Perkins related activities for special populations.


  1. Coordinate the day-to-day activities in the Women's Resource Center; work with student leaders to design and implement programs, special events, and services that support student success and development.

  2. Coordinate the delivery of information and assistance to students seeking support through the Women's Resource Center, (for example, referrals to community resources providing child care and transportation information, clothing donations, crisis intervention, case management, scholarship workshops, writing labs, and networking with professional and community organizations that support nontraditional employment, and other services).

  3. Coordinate recruitment, orientation, and enrollment of students in support programs for single parents/displaced homemakers. Oversee learning activities and retention strategies for students served by the program.

  4. Plan, implement, and monitor budget expenditures for the Women's Resource Center and programs for single parents/displaced homemakers in cooperation with the supervisor.

  5. Initiate and coordinate the development of grant proposals and solicit donations that support the goals of the Women's Resource Center; oversee implementation of grants awarded. 

  6. May develop and deliver classroom instruction to the single parent/displaced homemaker program students.

  7. Provide re-entry services, information, and assistance to single parents, displaced homemakers, and adults returning to college.

  8. Develop retention strategies and provide case management for program participants who matriculate to regular college classes.

  9. Serve as liaison to community and regional organizations that can contribute to the goals of the Women’s Resource Center and/or Perkins funded activities (e.g., Project Network/New Directions Community Advisory Board, Portlandia).

  10. Assist staff in designing materials to support success in required program courses.

  11. Provide additional case management/advising as needed.

  12. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Work is performed in an office and classroom environment. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.


Most job time spent sitting with occasional walking, lifting, and guiding, and/or carrying of lightweight materials or equipment.


Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Social Science or related area. Relevant experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Positions that teach credit courses may also be required to meet the following requirements:

Master’s degree in student development, psychology, social work, social science, counseling or other related field required.

Demonstrated experience working in a post secondary environment coordinating student program and support services for disadvantaged and/or women students. Demonstrated experience working with a diverse student population.


  • Knowledge of effective office management and supervisory techniques.
  • Knowledge of college policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of services provided by various community based organizations.
  • Skill in operating a computer and various supporting software packages.
  • Skill in assessing and mentoring students.
  • Ability to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse population.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to solve problems and defuse conflict situations.


REPLACES: 8/1/02