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The Q Center in Student Life has an outstanding opportunity for an outstanding, creative, and thriving leader for the position of Q Center Director. The Center supports, affirms, and celebrates the range of identities, experiences, and expressions on campus and beyond for LGBTQIA+, queer, trans, and non-binary students. In 2019, the Center was listed as the #1 top college/university in the country for LGBTQIA+ students: https://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-colleges-for-lgbt-students/
An integral part of the Division of Student Life, the Q is the professionally supported center that provides education, resources, mentoring, and transformative space for LGBTQIA+, queer, trans, and non-binary students. The Director will be a University leader who provides overall leadership, supervision, and management and helps sustain a celebratory and strategic direction/vision for the Q. They will cultivate collaborative partnerships with students, student leaders, faculty, staff, administration, and alumni to build and maintain an intentional, affirming and supportive environment through advocacy, advising, community building, strategic visioning, leadership development, and education. The Director empowers Q Center participants as scholar-activists by centering self-authorship, liberation from cis/heteronormativity, and an intersectional, racial and gender justice approach to equity, inclusion, and justice.
The Director requires broad knowledge in the student growth and development and excellent management and leadership skills. Provides leadership and consultation regarding the campus LGBTQIA+ community, policies/protocols/practices, well-being, and advocacy. The Director must be an effective University leader and champion. The role requires an individual who can coordinate programs, services, and outreach to assist with student success and retention.
Provide strategic and creative leadership for the development and implementation of initiatives, policies, and procedures related to the campus LGBTQIA+/Queer community.
Advocate for and educate on issues, trends, and best practices
Evaluate departmental and program effectiveness and strategically plan to continually improve effectiveness and efficiency.
Develop the strategy and direction for the enhancement of a welcoming, encouraging, supportive, and affirming campus environment.
Provide resources and referrals for the Queer student community and broader campus community.
Develop, manage, and maintain the annual budget and related policies and protocols.
Develop and implement trainings and workshops for the campus community
Maintain collaborative partnerships in relation to information sharing, outreach, academic support, behavioral and mental health, campus resources, leadership opportunities, and mentoring activities.
Provide operational and administrative supervision for 2 FTE and 8-10 student employees.
Supervise the hiring, training, and evaluation of staff and student employees.
Maintain and enhance educational training programs including but not limited to Safe Zone, Queer 101, and the Queer Mentoring Program.
Maintain, develop, and implement policies and procedures.
Supervise departmental budget and fiscal operations.
Prepare annual reports regarding activities, initiatives, programs, and outcomes.
Provide periodic reports as requested.
Engage in regular assessment and inquiry of staff, programs, and services.
Master's Degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, Counseling, Social Work, Education
Two-+ Five years’ experience in the following:
Experience working with LGBTQIA+/Queer community, preferably in a college/university setting.
Experience cultivating a work culture that honors and uplifts the intersections and humanity of all identities.
Ability to build and sustain partnerships and collaborative relationships.
Knowledge and understanding of intersecting multiple identities and interlocking systems of privilege and oppression.
Demonstrated leadership in the development of programs and services.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's Degree as stated above, with a combination of work experience in student development, higher education administration, social work, counseling, and education.
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