The Intercultural Specialist of the LGBTQA Center provides leadership to the campus assuring that Wright State is inclusive of and welcoming to people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. This individual will provide programs and activities that support the academic success and personal growth of LGBTQA students as well as foster a supportive work environment for LGBTQA faculty and staff. The Intercultural Specialist serves as a liaison to the LGBTQA communities served by the University and helps achieve inclusive excellence by contribution to efforts to promote the development of cultural competence across the campus community.
-Master's degree or higher in higher education, cultural studies, counseling, psychology or related field. -At least 5 years of related experience. -Previous experience supervising students and/or others. -Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. -Experience creating and providing programming for university students, faculty, and staff regarding LGBTQA and other diversity and inclusion issues. -Experience with program evaluation and managing budgets in a higher education setting. -Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently. -Understanding of strategies that facilitate college student success. -A commitment to the ideals of inclusive excellence and social justice.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
30 % Develop and provide leadership and direction in the day-to-day operations of the LGBTQA Center office and resource center, including student personnel and budget management. 25% Coordinate provision of educational programs and training regarding issues of gender identity, sexual orientation and related diversity and inclusion topics such as Safe Space training. 15% Work closely with other cultural centers and related academic departments to provide cultural programming that works to decrease discrimination, harassment and bias related incidents on campus, ultimately working to increase the cultural competence of members of the campus community. 15% Work with various University administrative offices such as Human Resources, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs to advise regarding the creation of inclusive policies and procedures. Advise community partners regarding best practices in this area when consulted. 10% Provide up to date resources and a non-judgmental space where students, faculty and staff of all gender identities and sexual orientations feel supported and informed 5% Other duties as assigned.
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.
Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.