It's an exciting time to join Ohio University and the Division of Diversity and Inclusion on our journey down our #1 Strategic Presidential Pathway in Becoming a National Leader for Diversity and Inclusion.
Ohio University (OHIO) strives to be the best student-centered, trans-formative learning community in America, where approximately 35,000 students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders. OHIO is committed to fostering, embracing, and celebrating diversity in all its forms. Our Athens campus offers students a residential learning experience in one of the nation's most picturesque academic settings. Additional campuses and centers serve students across the state, and online programs further advance the University's commitment to providing educational access and opportunity.
In 2017, our president, Dr. M. Duane Nellis laid out his Strategic Pathways for OHIO. To support our path towards becoming a national leader for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Nellis did the following:
Elevated the chief diversity position at OHIO from a vice provost to a Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion;
Provided additional support, funding, and recognition to help define the University as a national model in Diversity and Inclusion;
Established a goal of creating an environment where difference in all of its forms is welcomed and celebrated.
The Division of Diversity and Inclusion is comprised of four centers to further inclusive efforts on campus: The LGBT Center, The Multicultural Center, The Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR), and The Women's Center. The division continuously envisions and works to institutionalize multi-faceted strategies that welcome and uplift all members of the campus community. With specific focus on groups and individuals who have historically been excluded, underrepresented or marginalized within higher education, our university-wide efforts promote inclusive institutional policies, practices, and cultures through intersectional programs and initiatives, strategic communications, and advocacy. The Division serves and celebrates all people by helping them explore productive ways to navigate intersections of diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives
Dr. Gigi Secuban, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, seeks a creative, engaging, dynamic individual to join her leadership team as OHIO's next Director of the LGBT center.
The director will work to engage a wide base of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff through effective leadership and management of the Center and related programming and activities. The Director will be responsible for the strategic oversight, programming and coordination of all aspects of the LGBT Center including evaluating its strategic plan and mission centering on sexual and gender diversities and experiences with an inter-sectional perspective and various queer theory frameworks. The director will:
Research national best practices and modify them for Ohio University context.
Provide content for internal and external communications.
Advise and assist in the creation of marketing strategies for Center programming and other LGBTQ+ efforts on and off-campus.
Oversee use of social media to promote the Center’s, Diversity and Inclusion’s, and Ohio University’s missions
Liaise with regional campuses to increase awareness of resources available through the Center and in local communities.
Develop and foster collaborative partnerships with internal and external constituents to ensure awareness of, and care for, LGBTQ+ identities and issues on campus and in surrounding communities.
Serve as a member of committees, advisory groups, and task-forces for large initiatives to advocate on behalf of LGBTQ+ issues and other related strategic initiatives.
Analyze programming regularly for effectiveness, including formal assessments as warranted.
Develop, deliver, and/or oversee the execution of quality programs for faculty, staff, students and community members that promote sexual and gender diversity as well as equity for LGBTQ+ individuals and groups.
Present on programming and services at conferences.
The Director will be accountable for efficient and effective administrative and fiscal management of the Center including supervising, training, and communicating with professional staff, graduate assistants, interns, and undergraduate student staff to ensure alignment with strategic objectives of the Center, the Division, and the University. Under the direction of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the Director will collaborate with finance professionals in the Business Service Center to manage Center funding.
The Director will collaborate with University Advancement as needed to raise funds for the LGBT Center and LGBTQ+ initiatives across campus and to engage Alumni.
At the direction of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the Director may perform other related duties including instructing one course per semester in an academic unit such as Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Social Work, or University College.
Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, adoption reimbursement, 100% tuition coverage for eligible employees and dependents, and more. For more information, visit https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
As part of our constant effort to foster an inclusive, welcoming workplace, OHIO is home to various involvement opportunities for faculty and staff including a number of employee affinity organizations; a wide array of on-campus programming; shared governance opportunities; and a variety of mentoring, professional development, and continuing education opportunities. For more information, visit https://www.ohio.edu/hr/additional-resources/employee-involvement.
We are proud to meet the needs of our diverse workforce, students, and community members with an ever-growing list of resources including lactation spaces, prayer and meditation spaces, and a variety of campus centers and offices including the Office for University Accessibility and several centers housed within the Division of Diversity and Inclusion. For more information, visit https://www.ohio.edu/hr/resources/accessibility-and-accommodations.
The successful candidate must possess a Master's degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Women’s Studies, Diversity Studies, Social Work, Psychology, Cultural Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Communication Studies, or related field. In addition, they must also possess at least 6 years of related experience. Experience must include 3 years supervising people including any combination of professional, student, and volunteer staff.
Preference may be given to individuals that possess a related Doctoral degree. Candidates with experiences supporting and engaging students, faculty, and staff with inter-sectional identities and queer people of color are highly desired.
Planning Unit: Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion
Department: LGBT Center
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Shai Pina firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
Target hiring range is $68,223-$90,397; commensurate with education and experience.
Internal Number: 32349
About Ohio University
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action institution. For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, visit www.ohio.edu/equity.