Assistant Director of LGBTQ Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in North Carolina

Deadline May 15, 2014
Date Posted April 22, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Assistant Director LGBTQ Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Student Affairs


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of the LGBTQ Center in Student Affairs:


LGBTQ Center

The LGBTQ Center works to foster a safe and inclusive environment for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions by providing: programming and workshops designed to enhance a climate of equality, understanding and respect; advocacy and support for students, faculty and staff of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; resources, referrals and consultation services related to sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression for interested students, faculty and staff; trainings, materials and programs for academic units, administrative departments, and community partners.


Position Description

The University seeks an energetic, experienced program coordinator and group facilitator to provide leadership, programming, and outreach for an established center.  The Assistant Director of the LGBTQ Center will report to the Director and will be responsible for educational and social programming, education and training, and resource support for the office.



Educational and Social Programming

  Direct the Safe Zone program and facilitate trainings for the campus community

  Direct and manage campus-based social and educational programs

  Manage LGBTQ Office library and resources

  Manage the development of publicity and outreach materials for LGBTQ programs


Education, Training, and Supervision

  Recruit, train, and direct members of the Speakers Bureau

  Recruit, train, and supervise office volunteers 

  Work with student organizations and other groups to identify collaborative, intersectional programs and coordinate outreach efforts

  Mentor Graduate Student Assistant(s), undergraduate Interns, and work study students


Assessment and Strategic Planning

  Assessment and subsequent development of programs and services

  Utilize both qualitative and quantitative research methods

  Construct and deliver reports on findings to key stakeholders

  Conduct literature reviews and benchmarking of best practices to inform future directions

Additional Tasks to Support the Student Affairs Mission

  • Participate on Student Affairs, University, and/or community committees, coalitions, task forces, and/or search committees
  • Participate actively in professional societies and programs at the regional and national levels. In recognition that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a major research university with high national visibility participation in professional organizations at levels beyond the immediate campus is highly desirable
  • Complete other related duties as assigned by the Director of the LGBTQ Center


Educational Requirements

The successful candidate will have the minimum of a Bachelors degree in a related field as well as experience working in an academic environment on issues of gender and sexuality.  Masters Degree preferred.



  • Minimum 2-5 years administrative and programmatic experience in a similar setting. 


Specific Skills and Competencies

  • Strong communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment Demonstrated ability to articulate effects of various systems of oppression (e.g., racism, ableism, sexism, heterosexism, classism)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement services and programs that address intersections of identity
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse cultural communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice, as well as personal and professional integrity
  • Active participation in national professional associations preferred



Salary is salary commensurate with education and experience.



Application materials must be submitted online and include cover letter, resume, and references.  The application and additional information including closing date is available at  Anticipated starting date is July 1, 2014.


Additional Information

For additional information about this position, please contact Terri Phoenix, Ph.D. ( Additional information about the LGBTQ Center can be obtained at our website at


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to inclusiveness and accessibility


How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at