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Georgetown University, the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University, is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director, in the LGBTQ Resource Center within the Division of Student Affairs. The Center just completed its first decade on campus, and has a deep and layered history as the first institutionally funded center at a Jesuit school.
The Assistant Director, LGBTQ Resource Center provides leadership in the Center for students (both undergraduate and graduate) in order to enhance their learning and to promote greater understanding, knowledge, and inclusivity at Georgetown University around LGBTQ issues, grounded in knowledge of social justice and diversity, and particularly in the context of understanding and respect for the principles of higher education in the Jesuit and Catholic traditions. The Assistant Director provides leadership and initiative around developing and implementing programs, year-long curricular and academic initiatives for student leadership growth and development. and support to the Director around a broad array of services, programs, and resources to students and the campus community on LGBTQ-related issues.
The Center offers a rich array of educational programs; direct student support and services; several signature academically grounded programs which include leadership development, an overnight Ignatian retreat, and our signature year end event, Lavender Graduation, which includes students from Main Campus, Medical, Law, and School of Continuing Studies. We work with a range of academic departments and programs, and various campus partners outside of the Division.
The Center has also built an extensive portfolio of work with alumni including hosting events and programs at Homecoming, John Carroll Alumni Weekend, and Reunion. Please read more here . Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Primary responsibility in advising student groups, and developing a range of programs for OUTober and Pride months.
Create and implement year-long, small leadership development programs that involve delivering sustained intensive workshops; work with students individually and in small groups. (Examples: Gatherings; Queer Masculinities).
Create and implement organizational and group dynamics development for all student groups (GUPride; Queer People of Color), and other student organizations.
Create and implement facilitator trainings and development for IGNITE peer education leaders and programs. Be responsible for developing, implementing, and providing workshops and trainings that will develop their skills in social justice, conflict resolution, and critical dialogue skills.
Responsible for Center student presence at key national conferences: develop student papers and presentations; manage administrative logistics.
Provide training and guidance to student leaders on programming, leadership training, and organizational development.
Work with students on concerns related to issues of oppression, personal/interpersonal/group issues, academic concerns, career interests and identity.
Create and foster cross-cultural partnerships and collaborations among a broad range of campus student groups to work on issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Education and Outreach
Provide broad support for all educational programming of the Center, including but not limited to our signature programs: OUTober (LGBTQ History Month), Lavender graduation, Speaker series, and other academic partnership programs.
Works with Director to offer yearly overnight Retreat, Journeys for 30 students; develop curriculum and trainings as needed.
Assist Director in provide trainings, workshops, and facilitated discussions on LGBTQ issues as requested across various campus divisions for student's faculty and staff.
Develop assessment tools in conjunction with Director to align with divisional strategic plan.
Collaborate and partner with other offices within the Division and across campus during Orientation, Pre-Orientation programs; participate as staff in our work with Women's Center, CMEA, ARC and others in key diversity programs.
Serve on appropriate university-wide committees about multicultural and diversity education.
Establishes and maintains collaborative and collegial working relationships with various departments.
Select, train, and supervise Student Staff.
Create, implement and summarize assessments and evaluations as needed.
Manage operational budget for programs, and be fiscally responsible for programmatic spending.
Oversee administrative logistics, including but not limited to meals, space reservations, and supply orders.
Develop publicity and social media materials in conjunction with student workers.
Master's degree required in higher education, social work, counseling, or other related fields
1-3 plus years of professional experience working in a similar or related professional field
Proficient in use of standard software (MS Office suite), cross-platform (Mac and PC), web skills, and graphic skills strongly preferred
Ability to interpret District/State, campus, and departmental policies as it pertains to the Center, and student groups, and its impact on programming
Highly collaborative, cooperative, mature, and willing to work both independently, and with check-ins as appropriate
Possess a lot of diplomacy and tact, as this person will work with key stakeholders at the University, including the Office of the President, Office of Mission and Ministry, and external relations (via Alumni Relations and Advancement)
Possess a high level of self-awareness and ability to navigate boundaries
For best consideration apply before Aug 12, 2019. Please submit Cover Letter and Vita as a single PDF document.
Position open until filled.
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