This position will be responsible for coordinating programs for LGBTQIA+ Student Services; serve as resource for faculty, staff, and students; work with Admissions in recruiting; and cultivate a college environment that supports gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and romantic orientation. Support the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) in institutional initiatives, programs, policies, etc., that serve to promote and support Augsburg's strategic vision around the areas of equity and inclusion and meet the needs of diverse faculty, staff, and student populations.
Design and implement programs to assist Augsburg University in creating a campus environment that supports inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality and that fosters a community that honors and affirms the wholeness of all identities.
Plan events and programming which provide social space for LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies.
Serve as a liaison between LGBTQIA-identified students and staff and faculty members.
Advise and assist undergraduate admissions in the recruitment and retention of LGBTQIA-identified students.
Spearhead LGBTQIA-supportive policies and procedures on campus, including the coordination and facilitation of Augsburg's Ally Training program.
Advise Queer Pride Alliance and Queer Indigenous People of Color student organizations.
Assist CDO in proactively and retroactively addressing institutional issues related to equity and inclusion.
Assist CDO in measuring campus climate progress through analyzing and synthesizing relevant data.
Manage the logistics of the Augsburg University Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program.
Remain current on best practices and emerging trends in equity, inclusion, and engagement, and apply that knowledge to inform work with CDO and within CDO-related initiatives.
Assist in the staffing of CDO-related events as necessary to ensure that logistics and other event details are implemented as planned.
ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Investigate and support students, staff, and faculty through LGBTQIA-related bias incidents on campus.
Maintain Augsburg University Equity and Inclusion Website.
All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisors.
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) required.
Four years experience in working with LGBTQIA+ communities required.
Two years experience in working with additional marginalized communities required.
Advanced education equivalent to master's degree or specialist certification preferred.
Demonstrated intercultural competency.
Knowledge and experience in program planning and event management.
Ability to facilitate meetings.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize and organize workflow.
Basic understanding and knowledge of student/human development.
Ability to supervise, teach, train, advise, and mentor students.
Ability to set and meet deadlines and be attentive to details.
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate patience and understanding.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:
Three Professional References
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Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.