Director of the Gender and LGBTQIA Center

Elon, North Carolina
Jun 14, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Director of the Gender and LGBTQIA Center (GLC) provides visionary and instrumental leadership for a comprehensive, vibrant center that partners across campus and community to support, advocate, and educate around gender and LGBTQIA identities to create an inclusive campus community of equity, justice, and academic excellence for students, employees, and alumni. The director is responsible for leadership development, mentoring, and advising that will engage and inspire student leaders as they continue the trajectory of inclusive excellence that has been established since the founding of the Center in 2013.

The director leads the professional and student staff in the GLC, develops and implements short-term and long-range plans, sets department goals and priorities, coordinates assessment and evaluation efforts, and enacts strategies to achieve priorities of the center, division, and university. This individual is a key partner with faculty and administrative leaders across the institution in supporting university initiatives designed to foster inclusive excellence, enhance engaged learning experiences, strengthen social climate and out-of-class engagement, and transform the residential campus experience.

Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel, or a related field, and at least 5-7 years of progressive postmaster’s experience with LGBTQIA support or a related functional area in higher education is required. Review of applications will begin on June 21 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the Director of the Gender and LGBTQIA Center position and to apply, go to

Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for engaged, experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, creative and determined problem-solvers who are passionate about making the world a better place. Elon's 6,045 undergraduate and 746 graduate students come from 49 states and 58 other countries. Elon sends more undergraduate students to study abroad than any other master’s-level university in the nation and the core curriculum includes a strong global focus. More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon's four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university's 636-acre residential campus is consistently recognized as one of the nation's finest environments for learning.

In the 2018 "America's Best Colleges" guide, U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more often than any other university in the nation for eight academic programs that are focused on student success. U.S. News also ranks Elon #1 among Southern master's-level universities, with #1 rankings for undergraduate teaching and innovation. Princeton Review ranks Elon among the nation's 382 "best colleges." The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Elon #33 in the nation and #1 in North Carolina in student engagement, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine names Elon one of the nation's "best value" private universities. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.

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