For full consideration, submit your application by 5 pm on Thursday, August 10, 2017
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Would you like to use your organizational expertise to support queer students at Stanford? Then the position of Associate Director in Queer Student Resources (formerly LGBT Community Resources Center), may be the right opportunity for you! The ideal candidate is an organized person with a talent for developing and maintaining systems from financial, to scheduling, to supplies, to webpages, to facilities to programs & events, etc. QSR is looking for someone with a strong understanding of student development and a well-developed sense of political acumen, who is forward-thinking, highly organized, intellectually curious, knowledgeable about gender and sexual identity and well-versed in social justice concepts. We are seeking a student services professional with a strong ability to work collaboratively within a diverse community and with a wide range of people. If youre ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a comfortable work-life fit, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online, for the position of Associate Director, Queer Student Resources.
Queer Student Resources is proud to be part of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion and respect; and empowers students to thrive.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs/Director of Queer Student Resources, the Associate Director (AD) will be responsible for working collaboratively with the Director to plan and implement all facets of the center as it pertains to the mission. The AD is expected to administer, implement, and interpret university and department policies and procedures; and to identify, clarify, and resolve highly visible or complex issues with substantial significance and impact that may span multiple areas, using expert technical and professional knowledge requiring independent judgment. The AD will also be responsible for supervision of student staff, general campus programming, and outreach; representation at division-wide and campus-wide meetings; and will coordinate all financial and administrative functions of Queer Student Resources. The AD will assist in the development and implementation of policies and practices that foster greater university-wide appreciation for the educational, social, cultural, and policy needs identified by queer students, faculty and staff at Stanford.
In close collaboration with QSR director, foster community-building among diverse and historically underrepresented student populations.
Manage an area or program in student services:
Support student/staff/faculty initiatives with the help of the QuEST (Queer Events and Services at Stanford) team.
Direct House-Management staff (Qspot Manager and Online Coordinator) to maintain a welcoming and inclusive space, providing access to registered students 24/7, as well as an updated calendar of events.
Mentor and support queer voluntary student organizations.
Manage social networks and QSR website including up to date resources, and fellowship & scholarship opportunities and events.
Support Sharing Our Stories at Stanford program by the SOSAS student team.
Manage facility needs associated with QSR space on campus (Qspot).
Develop and implement programming, make strategic recommendations for future programs.
Play a key role in the ongoing creation of a model student life program fostering intersectionality, inclusion, social change and intellectual vitality.
Partner with a wide range of university offices and student communities to create the conditions for students of all genders and sexualities to flourish.
Manage outreach programs, relationships with external community and university liaisons.
Support Queer Campus outreach efforts across campus of queer resources (rainbow and trans awareness flags, stickers, brochures, etc.) with the help of the Queer Campus student team.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with constituencies across campus, promoting an inclusive learning environment for all students.
Manage financial processes and development of budgets using Stanford systems.
Direct the work of other staff; contribute to development of staff training programs.
Manage hiring of student staff, training, scheduling, duties, check-ins, teamwork
Engage in critical analysis of student and program concerns to resolve substantial issues which may span multiple areas, using advanced professional knowledge.
Provide direct advice to students on a range of issues including, but not limited to, sexual and gender identity, transitioning and coming out, creating community, intersectionality, family issues, academic progress, academic program policies, career plans, accessibility, community standards, etc., in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
Provide consulting advice to inter-departmental organizations; represent Queer Student Resources at meetings and conferences, and the university to external constituents.
Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
A Bachelors degree and 5 years of relevant experience, or combination of equivalent work & educational experience, required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, students, faculty, all levels of management, and other constituents in a warm and professional manner.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills to review and analyze complex information.
Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite and ability and willingness to learn and use Stanford financial systems is essential.
Advanced customer service skills.
Relevant computer systems/technology experience: ability to use computer & technology for accounting, to manage social media and website presence; familiarity and proficiency with google docs.
Understanding of financial transactions.
Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
Certifications and Licenses:
Masters degree in a related field. Related fields include: student affairs, higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling, psychology, feminist/queer studies, or gender studies.
Creativity, resourcefulness, initiative, and a high degree of motivation
Knowledge of challenges faced by undergraduate & graduate students in a highly selective residential institution & ability to assist students navigating environment.
Understanding and knowledge of queer and gender theory, critical race theory and other identity-based theoretical frameworks and social justice approaches in an interdisciplinary context
Understanding of social justice work & identity-based centers on college campus
Willingness to take on new challenges in a dynamic and changing environment
Ability to work with individuals & groups from many identities & backgrounds
Ability to work some evenings and weekends
Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and rarely pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally drive students to staff retreats, purchase items for meetings, events, and retreats, and move furniture around for events.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu .
Specific Info about the Posting Unit:
Queer Student Resources (QSR) employs a solutions-oriented, values-driven and creative approach to addressing the challenges faced by students of diverse sexual and gender identities at Stanford. To that end the Associate Director, in close collaboration with the Director, will foster community-building among diverse and historically underrepresented student populations, partnering with a wide range of university offices and student communities to create the conditions for students of all genders and sexualities to flourish at Stanford.
QSR is committed to meeting student needs and challenges through innovative programs, resource development and campus partnerships. It offers a range of services for both undergraduate and graduate students and has a solid reputation for nurturing student, faculty and staff initiatives. Programs and services of Queer Student Resources are aligned with the Aims of a Stanford Education and provide students with various opportunities to own knowledge, hone skills and competencies, cultivate personal and social responsibility and participate in adaptive learning.
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Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
We welcome those of all genders and backgrounds to apply!
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