About the Position
The position of Assistant Director is a 12-month, 100% time professional and academic position reporting to the Director of the GSC and is essential to the day-to-day success of the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life (GSC). The Assistant Director works as part of a team with the Director, Office Manager, Graduate Student Interns, and Undergraduate Student Interns to achieve the mission of the GSC through the development and delivery of a wide range of programs and services meeting the diverse needs of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.
The Assistant Director helps educate and provide resources for members of the University community about issues that impact the experience of LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual) students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Primary responsibilities focus on providing services and programming for students on LGBTQIA identities including awareness training, educational programming, individual advocacy and event planning. The Assistant Director works closely with the Director in assisting campus units, departments and colleges with education, training, and consultation designed to increase the capacity of those departments to meet the needs of LGBTQIA students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members.
Duties and Responsibilities
Student Programming and Leadership Development – 30%
- Serve as the primary lead and organizer of the following programs: Tongues United (LGBTQIA Students of Color), LGBTQIA International student programming, Sexuality and Gender Ambassadors Program (SAGA), and the LGBTQIA Student Leadership Retreat.
- Collaborate across units and organizations to develop the above programs
- Supervise student interns that help support the above programs.
Education and Training - 30%
- Work closely with GSC staff to promote awareness, acceptance, and celebration of LGBTQIA identities via educational trainings, academic classroom visits, campus collaborations, and major campus-wide events.
- Lead the educational efforts of the GSC, which includes researching and designing curriculum and facilitating educational workshops and trainings, including OED Certificate Workshops.
- Organize and run the GSC’s Queer X monthly educational program that addresses critical and informative issues related to LGBTQIA issues.
- Assess and track all educational efforts within the GSC.
Communications and Outreach – 30%
- Coordinate, plan, and implement the GSC’s communication, marketing and outreach efforts to promote our events, programs and services across campus.
- Work directly with the Office Manager and student staff to help advance our website, social media, print media, & e-newsletter.
- Responsible for coordinating, organizing, and implementing the digital accessibility needs of our internal office, external communications, and participants in our programs.
- Serve as liaison to student focused LGBTQIA groups across campus including Queer Student Cultural Center, Out in STEM, and other related groups and departments on campus.
- Collaborate with departments to address LGBTQIA student life concerns, including Housing and Residential Life, Student Affairs, Boynton Student Health Services, Athletics, and all units within the Office for Equity and Diversity.
- Participate in off-campus LGBTQIA community activities and organizations, as appropriate.
Other – 10%
- Represent the GSC and the University on committees and at community and national events.
- Perform responsibilities of the Director in the event of their absence.
- Assist students seeking support for personal or academic issues related to LGBTQIA concerns.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director and/or a designee to advance the mission of the GSC.
Throughout All of the Above:
- Engage in work consistent with the GSC’s social justice framework, which strives to create and sustain a campus environment that values and actively supports an inclusive and diverse University community.
- Perform in the best interest of the GSC, presenting authentic and positive perspectives across the GSC, Office for Equity and Diversity, University community, and LGBTQIA communities.