Director, Gender and Sexuality
Basic Functions: Oversee operations of the Office of Gender & Sexuality, supervise student staff members, and coordinate outreach programs. Develop events, programs, and support operations that contribute to a healthy campus climate for Denison students, with special attention to women and the increasing number of students who identify as gender non-conforming. Enhance the intellectual and social development of all students, and support their engagement with issues related to gender and sexuality and its impact on their life experiences.
Essential Job Functions: Provide leadership for the Office of Gender and Sexuality, and extend that vision to the work of the College. Coordinate campus programs, promote student leadership, support resource sharing, and conduct program evaluation and assessment. Seek to implement programs and projects that engage the college community in promoting a positive and healthy campus climate for persons of all gender and sexual identities. Tailor gender and sexuality programming to specific student sub-cultures, including Latinx, Black, first-generation, and international students. Provide informed leadership through governance councils, university committees, and ad hoc working groups on issues related specifically to the mission of the Office of Gender and Sexuality as well as to broader matters of student well-being and community development. Coordinate and collaborate on programs that support the holistic development of our students, including programs regarding healthy relationships, positive body image, well-being, individual empowerment, leadership and professional development. Work one-on-one with students who are actively engaged in promoting a positive campus climate for all students. Collaborate with faculty and staff from other units of the college to envision and implement programs that support the evolving mission of the Office of Gender and Sexuality.
Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in Women's Studies/Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Student Development, Psychology, Public Health or Social Work or closely related advanced degree. Minimum of three years' professional experience in higher education. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds and experiences, including but not limited to students of color, gender variant students, LGBTQIA+ students and international students. A valid U.S. driver's license is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in higher education. Proficiency in the use of social media and ability to create and update web presence. Demonstrated understanding of and support for the mission and purposes of a residential, liberal arts institution.