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Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Assistant Director of Leadership and LGBTQIA Involvement serves as a key member of the Campus Life team by supporting two major components of the Student Affairs mission: student leadership and diversity and inclusion. To support these priorities, the Assistant Director will offer strategic influence over the following areas: LGBTQIA Involvement and Leadership Development Programs. The Assistant Director is an advisor to support and be a resource to lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, trans*, queer, questioning, and intersex students. They are responsible for identifying and supporting the academic, intellectual, social, cultural, recreational, educational and political needs of LGBTQIA students through student mentorship, student group advising, and programming/initiatives. The Assistant Director plays a key role in the development and growth of leadership programs and student leader support that prioritizes social justice and identity development. They develop collaborative relationships in Campus Life to ensure that multicultural competencies and learning outcomes are incorporated into all programming and operations.
- Lead the process for furthering the success and engagement of all LGBTQIA students by mentoring, advising, and building relationship with other departments and campus entities to support students in fostering a strong sense of self and strengthening their communities.
- Develop, oversee, and grow leadership programs that prioritize social justice and identity development, including Destination Q and Redefining Community Experience. Develop and implement recognition efforts like Holobaugh Honors and Lavender Recognition.
- Advise 5-7 student groups, including but not limited to Pride Alliance, Safe Zones, and Diversity Affairs Council.
- Maintain tangible links and relationships with students and colleagues through the design and distribution of programs, publications, and materials focused on and for the LGBTQIA community. This includes the role of department liaison with the Center for Diversity Inclusion regarding issues relating to LGBTQIA students, programs, and policies.
- Serve as a resource, advocate and representative to the University as requested on LGBTQIA student issues; as well as serve as Ex-Officio member of the LGBTQIA Advisory Board.
- Develop and maintain information, reference and source materials on LGBTQIA related topics.
- Advise and be a resource within Campus Life to ensure multicultural competency is incorporated into programming and operations.
- Support, attend and participate in Campus Life functions, meetings and programs, and serve on various committees, including evening and on weekend activities.
Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs or related field.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- At least three years post-graduate experience within higher education
- An understanding of college student development theory, critical race theory, queer theories and their application to leadership models.
- Demonstrated experience working with and advising college students.
- Energy, creativity, and organizational skills.
- Tolerance for ambiguity, sense of humor, and desire to challenge status quo.
- Comprehension of current issues related to social justice, LGBTQIA students, and students of color, as well as leadership development.
- Ability to cross departmental boundaries to support student programming efforts.
- Ability to work odd hours and as a member of a team.
- At least five years post-graduate experience within higher education
- Above average competencies in word processing, email spreadsheets, social media, and graphic design.
The hiring range for this position is $49,000 - $55,000 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan
-22 vacation days
-8 Paid Holidays
-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
-Free Life Insurance
-Health, Dental, Vision
-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
-Long Term Disability Insurance
-Flex Spending Plan
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5hours per week. Position hours are generally 8:30 - 5:00 weekdays, with some non-traditional hours related to student activities.
Candidate review will begin on Monday, March 27. The targeted start date for this position is June 1, 2017.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Campus Life at the Danforth Campus.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and list of at least three references through the Washington University in St. Louis Human Resources site at hr.wustl.edu. For more information about the office and institution please go to https://campuslife.wustl.edu/ and www.wustl.edu . The Placement Exchange
Campus Life will be utilizing The Placement Exchange (TPE) as one part of the interview process. Attending TPE is not a requirement to apply or interview for this position.