Assistant Dean/Director of LGBTQ Initiatives

Colgate University

Date Posted February 25, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Job Category: Professional/Administrative

Requisition Number: 0753

Division/Department: DC-Center for Leadership & Student Involvement

Full time/Part Time: Full-Time

Temporary: No

Working hours: Daytime hours, evenings/weekends on occassion

Job Description: The Assistant Dean/Director of LGBTQ Initiatives is an administrative position within the Dean of the College division, reporting directly to the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students. LGBTQ Initiatives is dedicated to supporting Colgate's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students by enhancing diversity and visibility throughout the campus community. The Assistant Dean/Director also advances divisional initiatives related to campus climate, particularly as they relate to gender, equity and inclusion.

Essential Functions:

- Serve as primary support and resource for LGBTQ-identified students/staff/faculty by providing advocacy.
- LGBTQ programming/education: Maintain signature programs and events including SafeZone, Trans Gender Identity and Expression and Coming Out Week.
- Promote sexual orientation/gender identity climate advocacy including the development and review of policies and practices by creating events, social media/marketing, lectures, and discussions.
- Supervise LGBTQ internship program and serve as adviser to related student groups.
- Serve as liaison to LGBTQ Studies Faculty Advisory Committee.
- Serve as a resource for faculty around current LGBTQ issues.
- Work with alumni to maintain alumni network and host reunion meetings.
- Maintain website and other communication channels.
- Develop social climate assessment and evaluation. Gather and analyze data related to LGBTQ programs, service, and climate.

Campus Climate
- Coordinate Yes Means Yes positive sexuality seminar and other positive sexuality initiatives.
- Develop bystander programming.
- Co-coordinate the intergroup dialogue initiative.
- Serve in dean on-call rotation.
- Serve on Equity Grievance Panel and assist in identifying and training peer educators who will educate students about the EGP process.
- Serve on campus committees, including Sexual Climate Advisory Committee.

Job Open Date: 02-13-2014

Special Instructions to Applicants: Colgate, an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff to further the university's academic mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

We will be recruiting for this position at the ACPA conference in April, 2014.

Qualifications (Education and Experience):

- A Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, counseling or related field is required.

- 3-5 years professional experience working directly with the LGBTQ communities is required. Experience working with sexual assault prevention/bystander work, policy development and implementation, and knowledge of is equity issues is important as is the ability to counsel students, and understand how queer and questioning students develop their identities.

- Experience with assessment of climate and effectiveness is essential.

- Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills are essential.

- The successful candidate will collaborate effectively both as a member of a team and independently. Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff in an academic intensive environment on a daily basis.


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