Director, Queer Resource Center

Amherst, MA
May 30, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full-time, 40 hours per week, year round position, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, the Director oversees staffing, day-to-day operations, and programming of the Queer Resource Center and supports the overall mission of the Diversity & Inclusion Division. The Center serves as an important resource to the campus community in building and supporting queer and transgender focused initiatives and student engagement. The Director works in collaboration with the Multicultural Resource Center, Women's & Gender Center, Associate Director for Diversity & Leadership, International Student Services, among other campus partners including the Office of Student Affairs through educational, social, and cultural programming that centers and affirms the queer and trans community at Amherst College. The Director works to support and advocate for queer and trans students inclusive of all identities. The Queer Resource Center works intentionally to serve queer and trans students of color, centering the intersections of race, class, ability, etc. In addition, the Director serves as a resource for the entire campus community on topics related to sexual and gender diversity. The Director also serves as a programming resource for sexual and gender-based groups.

The Director takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Queer Resource Center.
  • Provide functional supervision of the Administrative Assistant for the Resource Centers.
  • Hire, train and supervise student employees.
  • Hire, train and supervise summer undergraduate intern.
  • Gather data and prepare annual reports.
  • Manage budget and monitor expenditures.
  • Manage Center website and other forms of social media.

Program Planning
  • Develop and deliver programs that support the intellectual and professional achievement of queer and trans students and community members.
  • Promote faculty, staff, and community involvement through intellectual, social, and cultural programs that focus on sexuality and gender and inclusion.
  • Assist in the promotion and integration of engagement, mentorship, and leadership programs in collaboration with campus partners.
  • Serve as a programming resource to sexuality and gender-based student groups.

Campus Partner Collaboration Efforts
  • Serve as a resource to and work collaboratively with campus offices and five-college campuses.
  • As a member of the Resource Center Team work to co-create, develop, and implement programs, resources, and services that highlight the intersections of identity and community.
  • Co-develop the Resource Center's Social Justice Leadership program for first-year orientation
  • Serve on campus-wide committees and working groups as needed.
  • Implement, in collaboration with campus partners, policies directly connected to the queer and trans community.
  • Co-create and facilitate campus wide programming for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to a student-centered approach and building relationships with historically and presently marginalized students.
  • Experience facilitating diversity trainings and workshop presentations.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as needed.

  • Master's degree in Higher Education, Sexuality and Gender Studies, Sociology, Social Justice Education, or related field
  • Knowledge of issues and topics affecting queer and trans people on college campuses and experience in addressing those issues.
  • Knowledge of student development theory, diverse populations, and budgeting practices.
  • Experience in developing, leading, and administering programs focused on sexual and gender equity, intersectionality, and the needs of queer and trans people.

Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!


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