Director, LGBT Resource Center (PRN31956B)

University of Utah  |  Salt Lake City, UT

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Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Director, LGBT Resource Center (PRN31956B)

Job Type: Student Affairs Administration
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 824

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$70,000 - $85,000
Additional Compensation:
An excellent benefits package is included (see here for a full description of the benefits package: https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/): 14.2% employer retirement contribution in addition to employee contributions (automatic and immediately vested) Paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA) 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation accruals each month Excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow access to care through the University of Utah health system Tuition reduction for employees and family members Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA/FSA savings plans are available Free public transportation pass (see here for more information: https://www.rideuta.com/Fares-And-Passes/Pass-Programs/UTA-School-Pass-Programs/University-of-Utah)
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$70,000 - $85,000
Additional Compensation:
An excellent benefits package is included (see here for a full description of the benefits package: https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/): 14.2% employer retirement contribution in addition to employee contributions (automatic and immediately vested) Paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA) 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation accruals each month Excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow access to care through the University of Utah health system Tuition reduction for employees and family members Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA/FSA savings plans are available Free public transportation pass (see here for more information: https://www.rideuta.com/Fares-And-Passes/Pass-Programs/UTA-School-Pass-Programs/University-of-Utah)
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Position Description

About the LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center (LGBT RC) at the University of Utah supports the success of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic (LGBTQIA+) students to grow as leaders and learners by supporting students in navigating university systems, exploring their identities, finding community, and developing as leaders with a social justice lens. The Center leads and collaborates on educational and cultural events for the entire campus. The LGBT RC was formally dedicated in April of 2002. The center was a result of a concerted student initiative that was supported by faculty and university administration, which resulted in the establishment of an office on campus permanently located within the Student Union. The LGBT RC is part of both the Division of Student Affairs and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

 

Position Summary

The Director of the LGBT Resource Center position is responsible for the coordination of programs, activities, management, budgeting, and strategic planning for the LGBT Resource Center at the University of Utah. The Director will serve as a collaborative resource to campus partners and will provide consultation on issues and barriers that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic (LGBTQIA+) communities. The director will report to the Associate Vice President for Student Development and Inclusion in Student Affairs and the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Given the dual reporting function, the Director has extensive support from both Divisions of Student Affairs and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University of Utah. The director will provide insight on national best practices, barriers to access, inclusive policies and metrics informed by student learning outcomes/success. While some duties of the role provides engagement and education to the campus and collaboration with community partners, the primary mission of the LGBT Resource Center is to support and serve University of Utah students.

 

About the Division of Student Affairs and Division of Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Student Affairs is comprised of over 20 departments and is focused on supporting student well-being and success with the ultimate goal of assisting students in discovering their passion, people, and purpose. To that end, we aim to foster an environment that encourages employees to embrace innovative service delivery methods to best meet the needs of our students. As a result, students have the opportunity to participate in the creation of campus culture, collaboratively working alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners.

Student Affairs is committed to the grounding of our programs, procedures, and policies in the tenets of anti-racism and inclusion. We recognize the continued importance of education and accountability that promote equity and social justice. Our expectation is that all employees are engaged in this work to create a welcoming environment that supports the success of both students and staff and ensures they have the opportunity to be fully incorporated into university life.

The Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is deeply committed to enhancing the success of diverse faculty, students, trainees, and staff, as part of our broader goal to enrich the educational experiences and success of all members of our university community.

The work of the division for EDI falls within four strategic areas: belonging, climate, community engagement, and health equity.

Ensuring belonging for all by boldly determining to create a campus where everyone knows their authentic self is affirmed and supported in order to thrive at the University of Utah and beyond.

Fostering an inclusive climate by holding ourselves accountable for cultivating a climate that is equitable and inclusive of the diverse bodies represented throughout our community by consistently assessing university policies, programs, and practices so that everyone can thrive.

Amplifying community engagement by actively cultivate internal and external community connections where trust is built, the effects of injustice are uprooted, and long-term and sustainable outcomes and relationships are developed.

Securing health equity by courageously and creatively develop institutional policies, practices, and programs that eliminate health inequities and ensure all patients and clients achieve equitable health outcomes.

 

University of Utah Job ID# PRN31956B  01134 - LGBT Resource Center

COMPENSATION: $70,000 to $85,000 commensurate with experience.

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-Time, Day

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Campus Programming and Education

Develops and implements programming and professional development workshops on LGBTQIA+ issues (including at the intersections of additional marginalized identities).
Facilitate educational workshops of varying degrees of complexity.
Use judgment in interpreting guidelines and precedents to create new approaches in effective workshop planning, implementation, and assessment.
Plan, develop and launch ongoing assessments and program evaluations of the LGBT Resource Center’s learning outcomes.
Conduct analyses to demonstrate the impact and facilitate changes to the programs and services of the Center.

 

Supervision and Leadership

Provides supervision of current staff consisting of two full-time program coordinators, a part-time program coordinator, a graduate assistant, student assistants, and student interns.
Execute best practices with a high degree of self-direction to plan and balance workload, solve problems and take action in highly complex situations where independent judgment, critical thinking skills, and in-depth analysis are necessary to resolve issues where there is no clear precedent, standard technique, guideline, formula or quickly conceived solution available.
Develop short- and long-range goals, strategic planning process, and operational effectiveness strategies for continuous improvement of resources and services.
Lead in the development and interpretation of policies to ensure compliance with the University’s policies and regulatory requirements when applicable.
Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

 

Consultant and Collaborator

Collaborates with other identity-based offices to advocate for equity in educational spaces at the intersections of multiple minoritized identities
Serve as an advocate for LGBTQIA students, staff, and faculty by working to create a positive campus environment and address barriers within campus culture in an effort to create an environment in which all (a)genders and (a)sexualities can thrive.
Develops and maintains professional and cooperative relationships and activities with University faculty, staff in various student services, and academic and administrative departments.
Provides information on LGBT issues to the University community and makes available current written materials and resources relating to them.
Evaluates, monitors, and influences the University’s policies and procedures on issues affecting LGBTQIA+ populations and assists this population in advocating for itself.

 

Budget and Office Management

Responsible for the planning, advisement, and reporting of state funding, grants, and donor-related funds.
Oversee and assist with the facilitation of the scholarship program, including relationships with students and donors.
Develop and maintain relationships with current and potential donors.
Develop and provide guidance on staff on-boarding/off-boarding.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both. oeo@utah.edu


Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Higher Education, Gender Studies, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field, or equivalency; eight years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations, and effective communications skills required. Master’s degree in Higher Education, Gender Studies, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field preferred. This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.

Department-Specific Qualifications

Must have a commitment to and experience with intentional and strategic diversity work including, but not limited to, age, race, ethnicity, class, culture, sexuality, gender identity, gender expression and religious/spiritual identity.
Experience in successfully supporting and/or organizing within communities of color. This could include paid or unpaid work within community organizations, student organizations, activist or cultural work, university departments serving marginalized students, etc.
The ideal candidate will have at least four years of progressively responsible management experience, which includes budget development, administration, and supervision.
This position requires a Master’s in Higher Education, Gender Studies, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field.
2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education
The successful candidate must have a demonstrated awareness and knowledge of and commitment to working with LGBTQIA+ issues from a critical and intersectional lens.
Advanced interpersonal skills are required in addition to outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

Application Information

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