Assistant Director-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center

NATURE OF POSITION: The Assistant Director is a full-time academic professional staff member in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC), a unit of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, a department within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Reporting to the Director of LGBTRC, the Assistant Director’s primary responsibilities include coordinating LGBT History Month/Day of Silence programs; coordinating ally training workshops, working with affiliated student organizations/programming; and communications and marketing. Programs of the center are primarily oriented toward college students, but also serve faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. Additional evening and weekend hours as needed The Assistant Director will focus on specific programmatic responsibilities, which include outreach, training and education within the campus community on LGBTQ issues, as well as participate in advocacy, advising and referral services. The Assistant Director will also attend to educational efforts surrounding diverse gender identities/expressions and transgender identities. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Collaborate with campus units and student organizations on LGBTQ programming, advising and leadership development Oversee “Quench,” LGBTRC’s weekly Lunch on Us program (e.g. select topics, book speakers, implement day-of logistics, etc.) Develop public engagement programs with the local community Coordinate marketing and communications (e.g., electronic newsletter, website, social media) Assist in obtaining funding support for LGBTRC through co-sponsorships and Student Cultural Programming Fee (SCPF) Assist in the supervision of student staff and volunteers Maintain documentation files on all events; including but not limited to program sign-in sheets, assessments, photo albums and video archives Perform in the best interest of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign LGBT Resource Center, serving as a representative of the center in presenting a professional and positive perspective Design and produce appropriate materials to raise campus awareness of LGBT services and resources. Serve on committees as appropriate MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree, preferably in higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling, or related field Two years’ experience, as a professional or as a student, with LGBTQ organizations Experience with coordinating cultural, social, educational, and/or social justice programs Strong oral, interpersonal, written and organizational skills including an ability to communicate with various constituency groups Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ issues and needs, including the intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation and other areas of diversity as experienced in an institution of higher education Strong collaborative skills Ability to effectively plan and coordinate a variety of activities and programs appropriate to a diverse, university-wide audience Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with offering training & educational programs on diversity and/or LGBTQ issues Experience coordinating LGBTQ programming and services in a higher education setting Ability to communicate with students, faculty, and staff in a manner that promotes dialogue and understanding in a diverse, academic public university Ability to effectively plan and coordinate a variety of activities and programs appropriate to a diverse university-wide audience in a timely fashion with minimal supervision PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience designing and implementing programs focusing on LGBT students (and more broadly). Professional experience advising and leadership development for students and/or student organizations Experience developing community and public engagement programs, public speaking, and grant writing Experience in marketing and communications (e.g., electronic newsletters, websites, social media) APPOINTMENT TYPE: This is a full time, twelve month, 100% academic professional appointment. Salary commensurate with experience. For full consideration, create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume and 3 references by April 7, 2014. All requested information must be submitted online for consideration. For further information, please contact Rebecca Vance at vance@illinois.edu. Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).