The position of Assistant Director is a 12?month, 100% time professional and academic position reporting to the Director of the GSC and is essential to the day-to-day success of the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life (GSC). The Assistant Director works as part of a team with the Director, Program Coordinator & Administrative Specialist, Graduate Student Interns, and Undergraduate Student Interns to achieve the mission of the GSC through the development and delivery of a wide range of programs and services meeting the diverse needs of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.
The Assistant Director leads the education, training, and professional development programming efforts regarding gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation concerns with and for the University community. They provide resources for members of the University community about issues that impact the experience of LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual) students, faculty and staff. Primary responsibilities focus on providing services and programming for staff and faculty on LGBTQIA identities including awareness training, educational programming, individual advocacy and event planning. They coordinate all evaluation and assessment of GSC’s programs and services. The Assistant Director works closely with the Director in assisting campus units, departments and colleges with education, training, and consultation designed to increase the capacity of those departments to meet the needs of LGBTQIA+ students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. The Assistant Director works collaboratively to address a wide span of education needs, including but not limited to trans-inclusive medical and healthcare; LGBTQIA+ concerns for social workers; advising LGBTQIA+ learning abroad students; promoting mental, physical, and sexual health for LGBTQIA+ communities; and a variety of other topics staff and faculty request to enhance the way they support University students and employees. The Assistant Director will also support the career development of current University students by facilitating programs to prepare students for engaging effectively in LGBTQIA+ issues and communities when they enter the workforce.
Primary Responsibilities: Education & Training - 65% ? Work closely with GSC staff to promote awareness, acceptance, and celebration of LGBTQIA+ identities via educational trainings, campus collaborations, and major campus-wide events primarily focused on faculty and staff. ? Collaborate with Program Coordinator to facilitate educational programs to prepare students for engaging effectively in LGBTQIA+ issues and communities when they enter the workforce (i.e. LGBTQIA+ inclusion for nursing students) ? Lead campus-wide LGBTQIA+ inclusion staff and faculty educational efforts of the GSC, which includes researching and designing curriculum and facilitating educational workshops and trainings ? Develop customized trainings for Orientation Leaders, MCAE Kickoff Leaders, Aurora Center Peer Violence Educators, and other student leader/employee/intern programs that serve a formalized student-facing or support role at the university. ? Collaborate with Director to provide ongoing professional development opportunities for GSC professional staff and student staff, interns, and volunteers ? Coordinate the development of multimedia educational and training resources ? Oversee efforts to measure effectiveness of educational outreach for staff, faculty, and students at UMN (i.e cognitive, affective, and knowledge) ? Participate as a member of the OED Training Team ? Collaborate across units and organizations to develop the above programs
Communications & Outreach – 20% ? Develop overall marketing and communications strategy and implementation, including ongoing website maintenance, social media marketing, print media, & e-newsletter ? Responsible for coordinating, organizing, and implementing the digital accessibility needs of our internal office, external communications, and participants in our programs ? Serve as liaison to staff and faculty-related LGBTQIA+ groups across campus, and other related groups and departments on campus ? Coordinate UMN alumni engagement and serve as liaison to LGBTQIA+ Alumni Network ? Coordinate GSC outreach at all New Employee Welcome events ? Participate in off-campus LGBTQIA+ community activities and organizations, as appropriate
Other – 15% ? Represent the GSC and the University on committees and at community and national events ? Develop and oversee program evaluation strategy for participant engagement and learning outcomes of all programs, services, and initiatives of GSC ? Develop and oversee assessment of GSC’s services ? Perform responsibilities of the Director in the event of their absence ? Assist staff, faculty and alumni seeking support related to LGBTQIA+ concerns ? Other duties as assigned by the Director and/or a designee to advance the mission of the GSC ? Collaborate across units and organizations to develop the above programs
The minimum salary for this job classification is $41,890.13
Required Qualifications: ? BA/BS in higher education administration, student affairs administration, or related field and at least four years experience working with LGBTQIA+ communities ? Demonstrated effectiveness with organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail, multi-tasking and quick decision-making ? Demonstrated effectiveness working with and developing programs that support communities of color and international communities, particularly on issues of gender and sexuality. ? Demonstrated effectiveness designing and facilitating LGBTQIA+ trainings and educational programs across social justice, diversity and LGBTQIA+ identities ? Demonstrated understanding of the impact of racism, ableism, classism, transphobia, and other forms of oppression ? Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with different constituency groups, i.e. faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. ? Strong interpersonal communication skills including the ability to build collaborative partnerships with diverse stakeholders ? Demonstrated ability to manage websites, create and distribute marketing materials, and ability to use of social media to expand marketing efforts. ? Demonstrated ability to work as part of a close?knit team on multiple ongoing projects and initiatives ? Ability to take initiative as a leader, works independently, and contributes in an intentional social justice-working environment ? Flexibility, sense of good humor, availability to work evenings and weekends as needed ? Demonstrated experience in, and an ongoing commitment to working effectively with and across diverse communities: including people of color, underrepresented groups and new immigrant populations; American Indians; people with both visible and invisible disabilities; women; people of various gender and sexual identities and expressions; and first-generation students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds ? Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs
Preferred Qualifications: ? Master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs administration, or a related field, plus three to five years experience working with LGBTQIA+ communities ? Experience developing and facilitating educational opportunities for and with college or university staff, faculty, and/or instructors ? Demonstrated experience coordinating LGBTQIA+ programming and support services in a higher education setting. ? Demonstrated effectiveness in program assessment and evaluation using CAS standards and/or learning outcomes
Internal Number: 329610
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