Director, Lionel Cantu Queer Resource Center

University of California-Santa Cruz  |  Santa Cruz, CA

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director, Lionel Cantu Queer Resource Center

Job Type: LGBT Services Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 35268
Application Deadline: 10/12/2021

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$60,000 - $78,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$60,000 - $78,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Position Description

UCSC Resource Centers offers counter-spaces for students who are queer, trans, non-binary, womxn, and people of color, and engages the broader campus about issues and challenges facing our communities. The Resource Centers impact institutional policies and campus climate, and RCs offer programs and services to foster student’s personal and professional growth, through community-based leadership development. The Resource Centers’ vision is for students to feel fully affirmed in their diverse and intersecting identities, empowered in their academic success, and graduate with a sense of belonging. Resource Centers include the following units: African American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC), American Indian Resource Center (AIRC), Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center (AA/PIRC), El Centro: Chicanx Latinx Resource Center (CLRC), Lionel Cantú Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Resource Center (Cantú Queer Resource Center), and the Womxn’s Center.

The Cantú Queer Resource Center (CQRC) exists to provide an open, safe, inclusive, intercultural space, promoting education about all genders and sexualities, and empowering self-exploration of these identities. The CQRC supports same-gender-loving students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as families, friends, and the entire campus community. The CQRC serves as a resource to LGBTQQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual) students by providing opportunities for leadership and personal development, and by creating programs and services that work to eliminate heterosexism, bi-phobia, and gender-identity oppression. The CQRC strives to develop an atmosphere of acceptance and well-being from which the campus community can fulfill the academic mission of the university.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Executive Director for the Resource Centers, the Director is responsible for the formulating policies and procedures, and long-term and short-term organizational goals for the Lionel Cantú Lesbian Gay Trans Intersex Queer Resource Center (Cantú Queer Resource Center), as well as manages the operating and programming budget, develops external fundraising, and oversees Cantú facilities. The Director is responsible for hiring, training, and supervising full-time professional staff, a graduate student, and teams of undergraduate students, in order to develop programs and activities. The Director works cooperatively with other Division of Student Affairs and Success units, and collaborates with academic departments, advisory groups and community partners. The Director represents Cantú Queer Resource Center in campus-wide committees, off-campus community, and has a direct impact on the structural diversity and campus climate of the University. The Director carries out the mission through the administration of programs, projects, initiatives, celebrations, and ceremonies that not only assist in the retention of students, but also helps educate the larger campus community about lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual students.


Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience/training.
  • Strong leadership skills to motivate a team of professional staff and student staff. 
  • Experience in training and supervising a team of professional staff and student staff.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, public relations, team and consensus building, teaching, facilitation and public speaking skills.
  • Substantial knowledge of relevant and current issues that impact the retention and academic success of undergraduate and graduate LGBTQQIA+ students in higher education, particularly queer and trans students of color. 
  • Substantial experience in policy formation, administrative planning, project management, budget management, program development and assessment, and creative problem solving; and ability to interpret and convey to employees on their team. 
  • Substantial experience and ability in analyzing, identifying, and implementing strategies for services and programs for the particular needs of LGBTQQIA+ identified students; with ability to guide their staff to develop programs, and ability to advocate for these students both in an academic environment and in the community. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to LGBTQQIA+ social justice concerns.
  • Substantial cultural competency with intersecting identities and experiences, such queer and trans, race, ethnicity, culture, class, religion, and ability, and implementation of programs to meet diverse needs. 
  • Substantial experience with counseling undergraduate and graduate students, and ability to apply good judgment, especially in confidential, sensitive, and/or crisis situations, in accordance to university policies and procedures.
  • Substantial experience with mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students. 
  • Ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy when working with a broad spectrum of students, student groups, faculty, administrative staff, and community persons.
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to prepare program evaluations, annual reports, and a variety of other publications. 
  • Substantial experience and skills in grant writing and fundraising techniques. 
  • Knowledge sufficient to use computers for email, basic website development and maintenance, word processing, desktop publishing and database development. 

Application Information

The initial review date is October 12, 2021, and the search committee will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. For more information about the position and to apply, use the link below:

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