Director Diversity Inclusion - Safe Zone Resource Center Director - 512933

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Apply nowJob no: 512933
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Management/General Business, Advising/Peer Support, Administrative / Professional

Pay Grade/Pay Range: 60 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 54100.80 Midpoint - $ 78436.80

Department/Organization: 230101 - Office of Diversity

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Job Summary: The Director of Diversity and Inclusion provides strategic vision, leadership, and daily administration for a center or department within the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Additional Department Summary: The Safe Zone Resource Center Director provides vision, strategic leadership, and overall supervision for the LGBT Resource Center in support of the University’s academic mission and the strategic priorities of The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and UA. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President of University Programming and Engagement. The Director also serves as a visible resource for the university community by supporting and affirming every student inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The Safe Zone Center provides a variety of programs and services to increase awareness and foster understanding of issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The Safe Zone Center plays a critical role in student support and advisement, campus educational efforts, community building, fostering dialogue, and ongoing initiatives to ensure that all students have the fullest opportunity to flourish and succeed.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of experience; OR Master's degree and three (3) years of experience.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: May be required to work early mornings, nights, weekends, depending on departmental and event needs.

Skills and Knowledge: Highest degree of integrity and ability to maintain confidence as appropriate. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to navigate a large, complex public land-grant university and work with diverse campus constituencies around potentially controversial issues.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD with at least five years of progressive administrative experience in work related to LGBT and gender resources, student development identity development, social justice, or related work experience. Knowledge and understanding the structures and process which can enhance the lived experiences of students identifying as members of the LGBTQ community and allies of the community. Knowledge of the intersection of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Previous experience in advancing social justice education, ally development, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in higher education. Proven experience in supervision and leading people and teams with a variety of identities and backgrounds. Excellent leadership, administrative and organizational skills including supervision, budget management, student advising, student learning, and program development. Strong interpersonal skills, political savvy, and sensitivity to engage effectively with a broad range of stakeholders and build consensus. Proven ability to build alliances and partnerships with multiple stakeholders to promote student success. Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to challenging student and community issues including skills to lead difficult conversations and dialogues across differences.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Advertised: 27 Apr 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 17 May 2021 Central Daylight Time

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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time