ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - LGBTQ STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER
Metropolitan State University of Denver
May 21, 2018
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Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Mission: The LGBTQ Student Resource Center (LGBTQ SRC) is a tri-institutional student fee-funded department. We strive to improve the campus climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer students by fostering acceptance and understanding through educating the campus community about issues related to this population and developing programming which unites diverse communities of people. Additionally, we provide support services and growth opportunities for LGBTQ students to realize their fullest potential.
The Assistant Director will be responsible for assisting in the creation of a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of the campus community, with a specific focus on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, and the intersection of identities. Additionally, this person will provide leadership, programming, outreach, support, and growth opportunities for students.
The LGBTQ SRC is a collaborative working environment where two professional staff members work closely with a team of student program assistants. The Assistant Director and Director collaborate in numerous ways to ensure that the office is meeting the needs of the diverse community; however, the Assistant Director has particular responsibility for the department’s training/outreach, support groups, management of educational and awareness-raising events (which are primarily coordinated by the student program assistants), and oversight of the office’s resources/resource library. Additionally, the Assistant Director is the primary staff member leading student staff recruitment, training, and supervision.
The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.
Safe Zone Ally Trainings o Manage the scheduling and execution of the Safe Zone Ally training program o Create and facilitate other trainings as needed for the campus community o Train student program assistants to be able to present the Safe Zone Ally trainings o Oversee the assessment and tracking of Safe Zone Ally participants and outcomes
Student Program Assistant Development o Develop and assess training and leadership development opportunities for students, including office expectations, communication skills, customer service, group facilitation, and conflict resolution
Innovative ideas to engage the campus community in conversations and education around LGBTQand intersecting identities
Collaborate and maintain positive working relationships with other programs, offices, student organizations and departments at all three institutions, as well as in the community, to support students’ intersecting identities and maximize resources, with a particular focus on identity-based programs including communities of color, women and gender, veterans, and (dis)ability services.
Participate on Student Affairs, University, and/or community committees, coalitions, task forces, and/or search committees with approval from the Director
Actively seek out opportunities to increase the visibility of the office, including tabling at campus festivals and events, open houses, and orientations
Serve as a liaison to the campus community as needed or requested
Student Employee Supervision: 30%
Recruit, select, train, and supervise student program assistants
Organize the work schedule for student program assistants
Train and assist student program assistants with their responsibilities, including event planning and marketing, resource management, referrals to campus and community resources, common space management and customer service/reception duties.
Program and Event Management: 20%
Develop and manage educational events and programs, and assess their effectiveness for program improvement
Assess the current event and program offerings, and make suggestions for new and innovative programming, including both student-centered and larger awareness-raising events, to further the education of the campus community around LGBTQ identities
Research, organize, maintain, update, and add relevant materials to our resource offerings, including information on campus resources; crisis management; sexual, physical and mental health; and legal and financial assistance
Manage the office library, and make suggestions for new materials
Actively seek opportunities to develop working relationships with community agencies in order to provide referral resources for students, faculty, and staff.
EO Statement: Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.
Experience in working on issues of gender and sexuality.
Experience in developing and coordinating workshops and presentations.
Experience providing supervision or leadership for staff or volunteers.
Master’s degree in a related field (i.e. student personnel administration, social work, sociology, educational or counseling psychology, women or gender studies, public health, social justice, or LGBT studies.)
Experience working with the intersections of LGBTQ and other social identities (i.e. race/ethnicity, ability, veteran, first generation, etc.).
Experience working in a higher education environment.
Experience with assessment and evaluation.
Experience providing support and assistance to students.
Experience developing and implementing training.
RANK & SALARY: The beginning of the salary range for this position is $ 49,871. The final salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant YOU MUST GO TO: www.msudenverjobs.com to apply.
Bachelor’s degree. • Experience in working on issues of gender and sexuality. • Experience in developing and coordinating workshops and presentations. • Experience providing supervision or leadership for staff or volunteers.
Additional Salary Information: The final salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
About Metropolitan State University of Denver
MSU Denver is a leader in educating Coloradans in university programs particularly relevant to the state’s economy and the demands of today’s employers. With the highest number of ethnically diverse students among the state’s four-year colleges, MSU Denver offers 58 majors plus master’s degrees in accounting, teaching and social work. More than 20,000 students are currently enrolled at MSU Denver, and 75 percent of the University’s nearly 77,000 graduates have remained in Colorado as valuable members of the state’s workforce. Located in downtown Denver, MSU Denver shares the 175-acre Auraria Campus with two other post-secondary institutions. Pursuant to Colorado Open Records Law, written materials in a search process may be open for inspection by the public. Visit us at www.msudenver.edu