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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Postition for Inaugural Director of LGBTQIA - Resource Center

Georgia Institute of Technology is looking for the Inaugural Director of their LGBTQIA - Resource Center. The Director of the LGBTQIA Resource Center will provide Education, Support, and Advocacy for LGBTQI-identified students and allies, and serve as a liaison to faculty and staff. Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree strongly preferred. Applications are due November 11.

The Director of the LGBTQIA Resource Center will provide Education, Support, and Advocacy for LGBTQI-identified students and allies, and serve as a liaison to faculty and staff. The Director will have dual reporting lines: a direct report to the Associate Dean for Diversity Programs in the Division of Student Affairs and a dotted line reporting relationship to the Associate Vice President for Institute Diversity.
The Director will be expected to:
-Provide leadership to inform strategic actions to increase LGBTQIA awareness, knowledge, visibility, and support.
-Assess the needs of the GT campus with respect to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Intersex communities and their allies, with an initial focus on students.
-Liaison with existing campus operations and services to enhance LGBTQIA services/support.
-Foster an affirming and just campus environment for LGBTQIA students.
-Work to create an atmosphere of safety for all students free from transphobia, homophobia, heterosexism, and gender bias.
-Educate the GT campus on issues that impact LGBTQIA communities.
-Raise the visibility of campus resources and promote ally development.
-Address the educational, employment and career needs of LGBTQIA communities.
-Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
The primary roles/functions of the Director will be:
1. To assess the campus needs and climate as related to LGBTQIA communities at GT. This includes the development of metrics and evaluation methods.
2. To take the lead in identifying policies practices and strategies necessary to achieve a campus culture that is welcoming and supportive of members of the GT LGBTQIA community.
3. To direct training, workshops, programs, and other LGBTQIA related educational initiatives; work collaboratively with student groups (e.g., Pride Alliance and Out Stem).
4. To serve as a liaison to faculty and staff for career and professional development support.
5. To evaluate the success of various programs and events in fostering an affirming and just campus climate committed to inclusive excellence and the complete student learner.
6. To coordinate marketing initiatives (e.g., website, brochures, etc.) and oversee the creation of a virtual site composed of relevant resources and information.
7. Other duties as required.
Desired Qualifications and Skills:
-Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree strongly preferred (higher education, counseling, student development, sociology, or related field).
-3-5 years of progressive experience in higher education, with a minimum of two years of direct experience providing support, programs and services to LGBTQIA communities.
-Demonstrated knowledge of LGBTQIA issues and concerns and an understanding of intersecting identities as pertaining to individuals and systems.
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a range of identities and cultural backgrounds.
-Maturity, persistence and patience necessary to work with a diverse variety of internal and external constituents.
-Advanced oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills and the ability the prioritize projects and commitments.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public Research I Institution with a diverse student body of approximately 14,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. Located in urban Atlanta, Georgia Tech offers programs of study leading to 36 bachelors, 47 masters, and 30 doctoral degrees, the majority of which are in the Colleges of Engineering, Sciences, Computing, and Business.
Diversity is a community value at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Inclusion, equity, diversity and justice are the core of our academic mission. Tech aspires to be an Institute that pursues excellence and embraces and leverages diversity in all of its forms. At Tech, students can benefit from their increasingly diverse environment. They will recruit, develop, retain, and engage a heterogeneous cadre of students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and talents, creating a campus community that exemplifies the best in all of us--in our intellectual pursuits, our diversity of thought, our personal integrity, and, our inclusive excellence.
To apply go to careers.gatech.edu and search for Director - LGBTQIA Resource Center, Requisition ID 0168989.