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Assistant Director of Gender & Sexuality Resources

Johns Hopkins University

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Assistant Director of Gender & Sexuality Resources
The Center for Diversity & Inclusion at Johns Hopkins University is seeking applications for the next Assistant Director for Gender & Sexuality Resources (GSR). Reporting directly to the Associate Director for Gender & Sexuality Resources, this position will: 1) supervise one Graduate Assistant to plan and implement student programming and communications; 2) advise and work with student organizations to continue to build an infrastructure of community, support, and belonging 3) provide trainings, as necessary, to university partners to catalyze a campus environment characterized by respect, inclusion, and safety of all community members.

The Assistant Director for Gender & Sexuality Resources will work primarily to support students with marginalized sexual orientations, romantic orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions at Johns Hopkins while also serving as a resource for the entire campus community. This is a new position created as a result of a centralization of the LGBTQ Life and Women & Gender Resources departments. With that in mind, the Assistant Director should be able to engage in creative and innovative thinking as a co-creator of this new department that meets the needs of women, femme, queer, and trans students at Hopkins at the intersections of our identities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Programming (30%)
  • Oversee planning and implementation for signature programs (including, but not limited to, Lavender Celebration, Women's History Month, Trans Day of Visibility, Women & Femmes Gala, GSR Trivia Night)
  • Supervise graduate student workers to carry out all programs
  • Manage staffing and implementation of recurring departmental programs (including but not limited to Identity Meet Ups, Game nights, Grad student mixers)
  • Work closely with departments within the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and affiliate partner offices to collaborate on programs at the intersection of students' identities
  • Continue to build out a programming calendar that meet the needs of the students we serve
  • Manage programming budgets, purchasing, and contracting with vendors in collaboration with the Associate Director
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders, including student groups and campus entities, to increase engagement and meet community needs

Student Support/Advising (30%)
  • Serve as a hub and connector for student organizations related to communities with marginalized sexual, romantic, and gender identities
  • Advise students in small group and individual settings
  • Refer students to other University departments (e.g., Multicultural Affairs, Religious and Spiritual Life, Counseling Center, Center for Student Success, Life Design, Academic Advising, Case Management, etc.) or outside organizations when necessary
  • Partner with student organizations to implement programming
  • Oversee the department advisory boards
  • Communicate student needs with the Associate Director and use student feedback to inform departmental work

Curriculum & Training (15%)
  • Moderate the virtual and asynchronous components of our department's educational offerings
  • Facilitate and/or co-facilitate trainings and workshops alongside the Associate Director for campus community
  • Train student workers, as needed, to co-facilitate trainings/workshops
  • Work alongside Associate Director to ensure that training curricula are successful, up-to-date, and meeting community needs

Communications (15%)
  • Develop social media strategy to increase awareness and impact of our events, programs, initiatives, partners, and community using best practices
  • Implement software such as Hootsuite, Adobe, Canva, and others to enact social media strategy
  • Supervise student staff to implement social media strategy
  • Work with Associate Director to update department website as needed
  • Supervise content for weekly newsletters and other regular communications

Strategic Planning and Assessment (10%)
  • Working with the Associate Director, this position will assist in the development of regular assessments and reports regarding the department overall, its programs, trainings, initiatives, etc.
  • Develop strategies for disseminating assessments to increase reach and responses
  • Collaborate with the Associate Director in designing and implementing the strategic plan for the new department including mission statement, values, and future directions
  • Research best practices and peer institutions on an on-going basis in order to evaluate current student development program offerings and to identify areas of need and growth

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree required preferably in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Sociology, Psychology, or a related field
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a relevant field
  • Education can substitute for experience and experience can substitute for education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency formula*

* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Student support experience including managing undergraduate/graduate student workers, student organizations, and/or one-on-one
  • “Train the trainer” experience including delegation and training of staff/volunteers to enact programming, facilitate workshops, etc.
  • Experience working with diverse communities including graduate students, international students, students of color, disabled students, women and femmes, queer and trans students, etc.
  • Significant leadership experience to effectively manage teams to meet deadlines and achieve department goals
  • Experience collaborating with various stakeholders to produce projects and programs that respond to needs in the community
  • Innovative perspectives to be able to adapt our offerings and direction as necessary to meet the needs of the communities we center with our work
  • Program management experience
  • Familiarity with graphic design software (Canva and/or Adobe), social media management software, social media platforms, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite

Classified Title: Multicultural Affairs Advisor
Working Title: Assistant Director for Gender & Sexuality Resources
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-Friday 8:30-5pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Homewood Campus
Department name: Community, Diversity & Inclusion
Personnel area: University Student Services

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at [email protected]. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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