Primary Purpose of Position
The primary responsibility of the Assistant Director for Sexual/Gender Diversity is to provide social, cultural, and educational programming for the university as related to gender and sexual diversity. This includes support and efforts that focus on the experiences, issues, and concerns of the LGBTQ+ student population as well as topics that give attention to gender and sexuality, paying particular attention to intersectional oppressions. The Assistant Director will oversee and coordinate resources, networks, and information for the Safe Zone Ally, Queer Year 1, and Friendly Peer programs. The Assistant Director will serve on committees and will assist in departmental, divisional, and university efforts impacting the LGBTQ+ student population as assigned by the Director. Other responsibilities include facilitating student workshops and classroom presentations; supporting student organizations who identify as LQBTQ+; serving as a liaison between LGBTQ+ communities on and off campus; and completing initiatives as assigned by the Director of the Multicultural Resource Center.
Summary of Position Responsibilities
The responsibilities for the assistant director are as follows:
1. Training and Program Development
A. Develop and coordinate various ally development programs and other initiatives regarding sexual & gender diversity.
B. Collaborate with administrative staff, faculty, and student organizations in developing education and programming concerning sexual and gender diversity.
C. Prepare and distribute materials marketing the services, programs, and activities for the LGBTQ+ population.
D. Oversee the Safe Zone, Queer Year 1, and Friendly Peer Program and its various components: trainings, website management, marketing, and other administrative elements.
E. Oversee Trans* @ UNC Charlotte and the Trans* Committee and their various components: website management, marketing, and other administrative elements.
2. Direct Support, Outreach and Leadership Development
A. Develop and support networks of problem solving for students. This may include mediation/conflict management programs, peer support programs (or other approaches as needed), providing information about housing and health care on campus, and being an advocate for LGBTQ+ students.
B. Refer students, faculty, and staff to campus resources, community agencies, and individuals that provide services that affirm the dignity and human rights of all LGBTQ+ populations.
C. Identify leadership opportunities and resources for LGBTQ+ students.
D. Serve as a unit/departmental liaison to the LGBTQ+ community within Charlotte and surrounding areas as directed.
E. Provide guidance and direct support for LGBTQ+ students navigating related issues on and off campus.
A. Create and implement outcome assessment for programming and services focused on issues relevant to LGBTQ+ communities
B. Identify and implement assessment instruments designed to assess campus climate issues relevant to LGBTQ+ students.
C. Chair and/or serve on university committees as directed.
D. Assist in the assessment efforts for the Multicultural Resource Center.
E. Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Multicultural Resource Center.
A. Supervise graduate assistant for sexual/gender diversity
Master's Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, or related field. At least two years of experience in student affairs working with diverse student populations (preferably the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population). Experience in student identity development, student organizational advising, program development, implementation & evaluation, and training/facilitation.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Strong communication skills are needed. Computer skills including Macintosh applications are preferred.
interested individuals should apply on-line at https://jobs.uncc.edu. Search for job # 000774 or https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/22117
Applicants are subject to background checks.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.