Director, LGBTQ Student Life

May 02, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost/Executive Director of the Center for Identity+ Inclusion, the Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Life (LGBTQ) maintains and enhances educational, social support, referral and resource programs and services for students regarding issues of sexual and gender identities. Serves as an advocate for the concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, same-gender-loving, queer and questioning students in the College, graduate divisions and professional schools. Directs strategic planning and the development and implementation of programs and services. This person will serve on the senior leadership team for the Center.

Unit Job Summary: Develop short- and long-term goals and learning objectives. Create a robust program structure offering learning and engagement opportunities around identity development and understanding, intersectionality and other relevant topics that increase awareness and foster community for LGBTQ students. Oversee and enhance mentoring and safe space training programs through program review and partnerships with areas across the University. Plan, administer and monitor program budget. Work with the Executive Director to develop and manage fundraising efforts. Represent the Center in various campus, community, state and national settings. Establish and maintain linkages to similar programs at other institutions and community organizations dealing with issues that impact the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning community. Collaborate with students, faculty, staff, University departments and alumni organizations. Establish and administer policies and procedures within the office. Supervises one Program Coordinator and two Graduate Assistants. Perform related responsibilities as required. The Director will create an environment that inspires innovation, student learning and development that engages students in active learning through programs and services; build supportive and inclusive communities through programs, improve student engagement and institutional performance through rigorous assessment and evaluation practices; effectively utilize and manage University resources toward the accomplishment of mission and goals; forge educational partnerships that advance student learning and development; create, encourage and support professional and staff development through active participation and contribution to professional organizations, training and education programs, individual mentoring and team development.

Unit Education: Master's degree required, doctorate preferred in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Counseling or other related field.

Unit Experience: Five to seven years of professional experience working with and extensive knowledge of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Ability to work with and advise students of diverse populations required. Experience planning and executing large scale programming/workshops in the realm of sexual and gender identities required. Strong ability to understand the needs of the University of Chicago community and work with faculty, students, staff, alumni and community members in a wide array of situations required. An understanding and/or commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, data management and social media platforms required. Must be able to work independently, handle multiple projects, manage details in an organized manner and carry out assignments without detailed instructions required. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills required. Strong analytical skills required. Must exhibit creativity, flexibility and attention to detail. Ability to work regular evening hours and some weekends required.

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