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About the Opportunity:
Reporting to the Director of the LGBTQA Resource Center, the Assistant Director will foster greater awareness, knowledge and skills around LGBTQA+ identities, culture and inclusion through providing individualized, in person and online support for LGBTQA+ learners. The Assistant Director will work with the Director toward the goal of increasing a sense of belonging and leadership for LGBTQA+ learners. The Assistant Director will further develop and grow the Center's engagement and support to meet the needs of a diverse LGBTQA+ population on Northeastern's campuses as well as a growing network across the globe. The Assistant Director will plan, organize and execute signature programs, including but not limited to OUTober Pride and History Month, Rainbow Graduation and ReachOUT LGBTQA Career Conference as well as leadership programming, including NU Queers and the Queer Assembly. The Assistant Director will provide direct support and meet with learners one-on-one, provide referrals, and mentor and advise student organizations and affinity groups as needed. In addition, the Assistant Director will also focus their efforts on creating and sustaining a support system for international students who identify as LGBTQA+. Additionally, the Assistant Director will serve as a Center representative for collaborative projects and outreach, and may be called upon to represent the Center on division-wide or university-wide committees. This position requires frequent nights and weekends to ensure the success of programs and services.
Administrative | Recruit, train, manage and supervise student staff. | Process contracts for programs and manage the administrative component of program planning. | Assess and document programs and services. | Oversee the functions of the front office
Other Duties | Serve on university and department-wide committees. | Provide evening and weekend support as needed and required for success. | Other duties as assigned by the Director.
Programming and Outreach | Oversee and coordinate Center's marketing and online communications, including weekly newsletter, website and social media. | Mentor and support socio-political identity-based affinity groups, including queer students of color, trans and gender nonconforming students, ace/asexual students, and queer Jewish students. | Develop and implement a strategy for supporting international students who identify as LGBTQA. | Coordinate major programming initiatives such as ReachOUT, OUTober, Rainbow Graduation and others. | Increase support and engagement available digitally and across time zone differences. | Facilitate trainings and provide consultations for campus partners seeking to increase LGBTQA access to programs and services. | Provide one-on-one direct support and mentoring to students and initiate referrals as appropriate.
Master's degree in a related field with at least 1-3 years of experience working with diverse or marginalized populations or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of social justice issues and best practices, programming, student activism and diversity issues is a must. Knowledge of international LGBTQA climates is preferred. Specific experience in providing direct services to historically underrepresented and LGBTQ students in an urban, multicultural, and global environment preferred.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.