Director, LGBT Resource Center
About UCLA's LGBT Resource Center
For over 20 years, the Center has worked to improve campus climate for the entire UCLA LGBTQ community and to provide affirming campus environments for students to explore their sexual and gender identities. The Center supports the need for a space for LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty to flourish; additionally, this support confirms the institutional commitment to providing advancements in LGBTQ policy change (i.e. integration of preferred name into university databases and ID cards, creation of gender inclusive restrooms on campus, and advancement of UC systemwide LGBTQ data collection via new student applications).
The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center (the Center) is the crossroads of the LGBTQ community at UCLA, providing a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development. We foster unity, wellness, and an open, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, queer, asexual, questioning, and same-gender-loving students, faculty, staff, alumni, their families, and the entire campus community.
Reporting Relationship and Position Concept
The LGBT Campus Resource Center Director assumes direct responsibility for the LGBT Resource Center, and serves a vital, pivotal role in the administration of the Center and the development of the Center's programs, policies, and practices. The Director oversees daily operations including website and supervision of full-time and student staff, develops and promotes the LGBT Center's events and activities, advises students and student groups, and provides support, education, and advocacy on the UCLA campus regarding sexual orientation and gender identity issues. The Director maintains and updates community relations resources, and develops and implements strategies to educate current and prospective students, faculty, and staff about the lives, culture, and concerns of LGBT people at UCLA.
Under the general direction of the Dean for Students, the Director acts with a high degree of autonomy. The Director trains, and provides day-to-day supervision of staff, students, interns, and volunteers.
The Center’s professional staff consists of a Director, Assistant Director, Program Coordinator, and Operations Coordinator. The Center also employs 14 undergraduate and graduate student interns and an additional 17 student volunteers to staff the Center. These student employees have individual job responsibilities and attend weekly student staff meetings designed to enhance areas of leadership and professional development. Through working at the Center, all student employees gain proficiency in office skills and conflict resolution. Some of the internship-specific competencies that interns learn include social media, group facilitation, program planning, and facilities management skills.
The Center has a budget of approximately $500,000 from three main fund sources (student services fees, state general funds, and donor funds).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
Questions? Contact Search Committee Chair:
Dr. Josh O’Connor, Assistant Director, Leadership and Engagement, Residential Life [email protected]