Department Summary: From Bridgewater State University’s inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our students receive an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. BSU aspires to be the leader in our mission class for closing equity gaps for minoritized students including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students as well as Black/Cape Verdean, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, and other students of color. BSU’s institutional values, the work of the President’s Special Task Force on Racial Justice, and leadership of the Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium underscore the campus’ commitment to educational equity for minoritized students as well as other forms of social justice.
The mission of BSU’s GLBTA Pride Center is to support the success of students who are members of the LGBTQA+ community from an equity-minded, intersectional and student-centered framework. The successful candidate will have the abilities to lead the department and work collaboratively campus-wide to meet the needs of BSU’s LGBTQA+ students from a range of identities. The next Director of the GLBTA Pride Center benefits from nearly 15 years of campus support of the center and the students it serves.
Position Summary: Reporting to the Vice President of Student Success and Diversity, the Director of the GLBTA Pride Center works cross-divisionally and collaboratively with all campus constituencies to implement data-driven programs and initiatives to help provide a welcoming, equitable, inclusive and celebratory campus environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning students, and their allies. The Director of the GLBTA Pride Center has primary responsibility for the coordination, planning and implementation of programs and services to promote inclusion and success of LGBTQA+ students at Bridgewater State University.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Vice President of Student Success and Diversity SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Responsible for the recruitment, selection, orientation, supervision and evaluation of graduate assistant(s) and student employees.
This is an APA position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
Position Type: APA Professional
Manage the daily operation of the GLBTA Pride Center including budget management, assessment, strategic planning and assessment, supervision.
Lead student success efforts within an equity framework focused on supporting the admission, retention, success, and graduation of LGBTQA+ students from a wide range of diverse and intersectional identities.
Serve as primary support and resource for LGBTQA+ identified students.
Lead university efforts to integrate evidence-based practices into policies and service delivery models focused on supporting the success of LGBTQA+ students.
Partner with the Department of Admissions on the recruitment of LGBTQA+ students.
Recruit, train and supervise graduate assistants and student workers.
Design, implement and assess campus-wide events and diversity trainings and celebrations such as Safe Zone Program, LGBTQ 101, and Lavender Graduation Ceremony.
Develop strong working relationships campus-wide and across the region in order to support LGBTQA+ student success.
Plan and implement assessment efforts that inform data driven decision making for the programs, services and activities within core duties.
In partnership with BSU Marketing and Communications staff, maintains the GLBTA Pride Center’s extranet and intranet presence on the University website.
Monitor national and regional intellectual trends in higher education LGBTQA+ student success and apply such information to help inform and assess campus efforts in these areas.
In partnership with Institutional Research, research and track data-based information on BSU’s LGBTQA+ students; disseminate pertinent data to the University community.
Other duties as assigned by the divisional vice president.
Attendance at some university events at night or on weekends may be required.
At least three years of progressive leadership experience in supporting the inclusion, support and success of GLBTQA+ students in a higher education setting or a relevant position in a LGBTQA+ organization.
Knowledge of and experience implementing effective best practices for supporting the inclusion and success of members of the LGBTQA+ community within an equity-oriented intersectional framework.
Demonstrated experience effectively serving members of the LGBTQA+ community with intersecting identities such as LGBTQA+ people of color, LGBTQA+ individuals with a range of abilities, LGBTQA+ multilingual people, and minoritized individuals with the full range of assets and stressors.
Experience using data to identify service needs, designing educational and direct service strategies intended to address the needs and assessing the effectiveness of these strategies in an effort to support the success of members of the LGBTQA+ community.
Linguistic proficiency in Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole and/or French.
Experience working in a diverse and inclusive team environment.
Experience working collaboratively within a large organization actively engaged in equity and justice efforts.
Work Environment: Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.
Special Conditions for Eligibility: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Salary Range: $75,000-$85,000 Posting Number: S00664P Open Date: 06/28/2021 Close Date: 7/28/2021 Open Until Filled:
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.