Are you interested in working with LGBT students at an urban serving institution? Do you have the drive and enthusiasm to lead a student-centric center? You can be a part of a team focused on student support and development by joining a dynamic team of student affairs professionals. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a drive to work with and develop students to apply for the Director-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Center position at the University of Cincinnati.
Essential Function: Under general supervision from a designated administrator, provide leadership, student learning and development, and strategic planning for the LGBTQ Center.
Day-to-day responsibilities include providing leadership, student learning and development, and strategic planning for the Center that advocates for an institutional commitment to understanding and addressing LGBTQ issues and concerns contributing to improved understanding, interpersonal relationships and campus climate.
Design and deliver an array of educational programs that aim to teach faculty, staff, students and community members about the LGBTQ community. Oversee campus-wide trainings, such as Safe Zone, Advocate, Activist, and Transgender Inclusive trainings, requests for in-class presentations, and community workshops on LGBTQ topics and develop new trainings to respond to identified needs. Assess training needs through focus groups, unit consultations and national benchmarking.
Maintain signature programs and events including LGBTQ History Month, TransWeek of Resilience, Lavender Graduation, and Coming Out Week.
Serves as an advocate for LGBTQ identified students and aimed programming at personal development and empowerment, retention and success of students as well as serving to connect students with campus and community resources. Maintain the LGBTQ Center as a welcoming space for students to gather.
Provide support, coordination, and leadership to LGBTQ student organizations and other campus efforts focused on LGBTQ education and awareness.
Advise university administration (through Vice President for Student Affairs) on issues of diversity and LGBTQ equity, including policy updates, campus environment concerns, and national trends.
Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary college student issues, especially those related to gender, sexuality, gender identity, and the intersectionality with other identities.
Consult with current literature and best practices to develop evidence-based programs and services to support LGBTQ students and promote inclusive excellence.
Develop social climate assessment and evaluation. Gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data related to LGBTQ programs, service, and climate. Experience with learning outcomes development. Work with the Division’s assessment committee protocol and establish benchmarks for the Center.
Make recommendations regarding the needs of the LGBTQ student population and coordinate campus wide efforts to address these needs.
Oversee the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of Center staff, and develop and maintain process for work and project flow for the staff.
Manage all aspects of Center budget including actively fundraising to build the financial resources for the Center’s work.
Serve as a liaison representing the Center on a variety of university and community committees.
Represent and promote the University of Cincinnati through local/regional/national presentations on LGBTQ inclusion.
Develop leadership-training efforts for undergraduate and graduate students as well as opportunities to develop skills as activists, peer coaches, and advisors.
Provide informal advising to LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff and coordinate supportive resources and services for them when needed (LGBTQ friendly counselors, physicians, etc.)
Perform related duties based on departmental need.
Bachelors degree with five (5) years of experience; -OR- Associate degree with seven (7) years of experience; -OR- nine (9) years of experience.
Degree must be in Education or a related field.
Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or Gender & Sexuality Studies related field preferred.
With at least four to five years of full-time student affairs professional experience including experience supervising full-time professional staff members.
Progressive experience with LGBTQ programming/organizations; strong understanding of contemporary diversity, cultural awareness, gender equity, inclusion, social justice, sexuality and gender identity college student development with an intersectional and global context, multiculturalism concepts and issues as they apply to higher education. I
In addition to having strong oral and written skills, successful candidates must have a personal demeanor that inspires excellence and collaboration.
Experience with managing budgets, program evaluation and assessment is strongly encouraged.
Candidates must apply online
All items listed as requirements must be submitted in order for your file to be considered complete.
UC is a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 44,000 students and has been named "Among the top tier of the Best National Universities," according to U.S. News & World Report. UC competes in 17 Division I sports in the American Athletic Conference.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.