Director of LQBTQ+ Life

Gettysburg College  |  Gettysburg, PA

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Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director of LQBTQ+ Life

Onsite Event Position ID: 2226
Job Type: LGBT Services
Location: Gettysburg, PA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 30287
Application Deadline: 03/22/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:

Position Description

Gettysburg College, in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking an experienced professional for an 11-month, full-time position as Director of LGBTQ+ Life. Gettysburg College is a highly selective, residential undergraduate liberal arts college, which enrolls approximately 2,600 students.  The College is seeking a dynamic and innovative individual who has a strong administrative, partnership and student development background to serve in this position, which reports to the Assistant Dean of College Life for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The primary responsibility of the Director is to serve as the central resource for LGBTQ+ students, further developing and facilitating programs and services, and providing leadership, coordination and support for their success.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Implement an LGBTQ+ strategic plan which is aligned with the goals of the College Life Division and broader institutional Strategic Plan
  • Provide leadership on identifying and helping to address the academic, social, cultural, political and other well-being needs of LGBTQ+ students, as well as those of other student communities.
  • Provide leadership for LGBTQ+ students in fostering a strong sense of self and community, and to build coalitions between communities.
  • Provide resources and individual support to LGBTQ+ students in regard to personal and interpersonal growth, development, and learning.
  • Provide guidance to individual and groups of faculty and academic departments and programs to support LGBTQ+ student success as well as to further intellectual discourses on diversity, equity and inclusion for the entire campus.
  • Provide administrative leadership for the Women’s and LGBTQ+ Resource Center in partnership with the Director of the Women’s Center -- supervising student staff and implementing shared initiatives and outreach.
  • If invited by student leaders, serve as advisor for related student clubs (and other related student –initiated organizations and networks).
  • If invited by student leaders, serve as House Mentor for QHouse, the College House focused on promoting the rights, safety, and comfort of LGBTQ+ students on the Gettysburg College campus.
  • Plan, execute, and assess programs and initiatives designed to support LGBTQ+ students and spread awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.
  • Provide outreach to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni in regard to LGBTQ+ issues.
  • Create and facilitate an LGBTQ+ advisory group (with faculty, staff and student representation) to increase effectiveness, outreach and communication across campus, identifying community roles and ownership in the work of the Office of LGBTQ+ Life.

Other responsibilities include working with campus partners across the institution’s operating divisions to advance the College’s strategic emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion by advancing a campus climate study and inclusion action planning process. This includes, but is not limited to, working with divisional colleagues to facilitate ongoing social justice education experiences; collaborating with the Office of Residential Life and First-Year Programs to facilitate gender-neutral housing, inclusive Orientation and other first-year initiatives; and working with the Office of Multicultural Engagement to implement inclusive pre-orientation programs

In keeping with its strategic focus, Gettysburg College is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to providing leadership in building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community. Successful candidates will have experience working with campus partners to integrate their position’s primary responsibilities with creating a campus environment in which underrepresented students will thrive. This includes an interest and desire to work with students through a variety of initiatives, including, but not limited to, student advising and counseling, supporting student clubs/organizations, program planning, and assessment.

Collaboration and teamwork is an expectation of the College Life staff. A successful candidate for the Director position will be expected to work cross-departmentally with colleagues in support of the overall student experience and should expect to contribute to work groups, committees, and projects outside of the core responsibilities of this position.  Gettysburg believes this cross-departmental involvement creates stronger teamwork, a better student experience and professional development opportunities for staff.

Candidates with a terminal degree may have the option of teaching courses as part of their appointment to the Director position.  If that is of interest, please indicate it in the application letter. Please note that the relevant academic department or program chair will need to approve the candidate’s teaching assignment(s).

A Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, or a related field is required along with experience in higher education and LGBTQ+ student advising, advocacy, programming and campus education. Competitive candidates will have a track record or a high degree of demonstrated interest in supporting and advocating for change across a broad spectrum of campus life. Competitive candidates will also have demonstrated skill in working within cross-cultural contexts, including interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.  Must demonstrate strong organizational skills. Previous experience in working in a liberal arts context is preferred or ability to translate past work to a liberal arts context. Candidates should demonstrate qualities of innovation and creativity that help foster vibrant and engaged residential communities. Applicants must be student-centered and demonstrate a commitment to their own personal and professional growth. Candidates are also expected to engage in assessment as a tool to measure the effectiveness of the department’s program. 

The Director of LGBTQ+ Life is an 11-month, full-time administrative appointment.  Salary is commensurate with experience and is complemented by an excellent benefits package. 

Please visit our website to submit application materials (cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references) through our on-line system  http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2882.   Application materials must be received by March 22, 2019. Gettysburg College is committed to creating a more diversity community. As part of that process, the College encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.


Job Requirements

A Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, or a related field is required along with experience in higher education and LGBTQ+ student advising, advocacy, programming and campus education. Competitive candidates will have a track record or a high degree of demonstrated interest in supporting and advocating for change across a broad spectrum of campus life. Competitive candidates will also have demonstrated skill in working within cross-cultural contexts, including interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.  Must demonstrate strong organizational skills. Previous experience in working in a liberal arts context is preferred or ability to translate past work to a liberal arts context. Candidates should demonstrate qualities of innovation and creativity that help foster vibrant and engaged residential communities. Applicants must be student-centered and demonstrate a commitment to their own personal and professional growth. Candidates are also expected to engage in assessment as a tool to measure the effectiveness of the department’s program.  

Application Information

Please submit a cover letter and resume online.

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