Assistant Director, Queer Student Resources
Assistant Director, Queer Student Resources
Job Number: 76276
For full consideration, submit your application by 5 pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. This is a 12-month full-time with an anticipated start date of October 2017. Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description Would you like to use your organizational expertise to support queer students at Stanford? Then the position of Assistant Director in Queer Student Resources, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs, may be the right opportunity for you! Queer Student Resources is proud to be part of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion and respect; and empowers students to thrive. The ideal candidate is an organized person with a talent for developing and maintaining systems - from financial, to scheduling, to supplies, to webpages, to facilities to programs & events, etc. QSR is looking for an Assistant Director with a strong understanding of student development and a well-developed sense of political acumen, who is forward-thinking, highly organized, intellectually curious, knowledgeable about gender and sexual identity and well-versed in social justice concepts. We are seeking a student services professional with a strong ability to work collaboratively within a diverse community and with a wide range of people. JOB PURPOSE: Reporting to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs/Director of Queer Student Resources, the Assistant Director (“AD”) will be responsible for working collaboratively with the Director to plan and implement all facets of the center as it pertains to the mission. The AD is expected to administer, implement, and interpret university and department policies and procedures; and to identify, clarify, and resolve highly visible or complex issues with substantial significance and impact that may span multiple areas, using expert technical and professional knowledge requiring independent judgment. The AD will also be responsible for supervision of student staff, general campus programming, and outreach; representation at division-wide and campus-wide meetings; and will coordinate all financial and administrative functions of Queer Student Resources. The AD will assist in the development and implementation of policies and practices that foster greater university-wide appreciation for the educational, social, cultural, and policy needs identified by queer students, faculty and staff at Stanford. CORE DUTIES:
Education & Experience: A Bachelor's degree and 3 years of relevant experience, or combination of equivalent work & educational experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.
- Advanced analysis and problem solving skills.
- Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, accounting systems, google docs and managing social media and websites.
- Advanced customer service skills.
- Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
- Understanding of financial transactions.
- Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
- Master's degree in a related field preferred. Related fields include: student affairs, higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling, psychology, feminist/queer studies, or gender studies.
- Creativity, resourcefulness, initiative, and a high degree of motivation is required
- Ability and willingness to learn and use Stanford financial systems is essential.
- Knowledge of challenges faced by undergraduate & graduate students in a highly selective residential institution & ability to assist students navigating environment.
- Understanding and knowledge of queer and gender theory, critical race theory and other identity-based theoretical frameworks and social justice approaches in an interdisciplinary context.
- Understanding of social justice work & identity-based centers on college campus
- Willingness to take on new challenges in a dynamic and changing environment
- Ability to work w/ individuals & groups from many identities & backgrounds
- Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
- Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and rarely pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
- Occasionally drive students to staff retreats, purchase items for meetings, events, and retreats, and move furniture around for events.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu .
Job: Student Services
Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.