The Director of the Gender and LGBTQIA Center (GLC) provides visionary and instrumental leadership for a comprehensive, vibrant center that partners across campus and community to support, advocate, and educate around gender and LGBTQIA identities to create an inclusive campus community of equity, justice, and academic excellence for students, employees, and alumni. The director is responsible for leadership development, mentoring, and advising that will engage and inspire student leaders as they continue the trajectory of inclusive excellence that has been established since the founding of the Center in 2013.
The director leads the professional and student staff in the GLC, develops and implements short-term and long-range plans, sets department goals and priorities, coordinates assessment and evaluation efforts, and enacts strategies to achieve priorities of the center, division, and university. This individual is a key partner with faculty and administrative leaders across the institution in supporting university initiatives designed to foster inclusive excellence, enhance engaged learning experiences, strengthen social climate and out-of-class engagement, and transform the residential campus experience.
Responsibilities of the director include hiring and developing a high performing and cohesive staff, building community, crafting and implementing student-centered educational and training programs, and providing oversight for leadership development, organization advising, budget management, and overall administration of the GLC. The director communicates the mission and vision of the center to the campus and local communities and to the higher education profession. This position reports to the Dean of Student Inclusive Excellence.
Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, or a related field, and at least 5-7 years of progressive post-master's experience with LGBTQIA support or a related functional area in higher education.
Special Skills Or Experience:
Demonstrated track record of experience collaborating with multiple offices; creating training and education programs on a college campus; working with students and student organizations; and working with LGBTQIA communities, issues and identity-formation.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Length Of Experience:
5-7 years of progressive post-master's experience with LGBTQIA support or a related functional area in higher education
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Departmental and Administrative Oversight
Provide effective leadership for the Gender and LGBTQIA Center, guided by a mission and vision consistent with the mission, goals, and priorities of the university and Division of Student Life
Establish and implement departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures
Provide direct oversight for the GLC budget; includes monitoring the budget, preparation and submission of the annual budget and long-term planning documents/proposals
Supervise, recruit, hire, train, and assess the job performance of assigned staff (assistant director, graduate apprentice, program assistant, and student employees and volunteers), which includes developing training experiences and supervision strategies that provide skills, knowledge, and dispositions required to effectively meet established goals and objectives
Develop and implement effective departmental meeting and communication structures
Serve as a clearinghouse for resources, education, and programming related to sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity
Strategic and Collaborative Leadership
Be a visible and welcoming convener, leader and advocate for LGBTQIA community members (students, faculty, staff, and alumni)
Collaborate with offices and centers across campus on diversity and inclusion efforts
Provide support to members of the LGBTQIA community (students, faculty and staff) and make referrals to other campus resources as needed
Serve as an advisor or liaison to LGBTQIA campus groups, including but not limited to Spectrum, Elon Feminists, the Gender and Sexuality Living Learning Community, LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group, and the LGBTQIA Alumni Network. If necessary, attend student conferences as an advisor to student groups
Facilitate ally training programs and educational experiences and trainings around sexual orientation and gender topics for faculty, staff, and high-impact student leaders and groups
Develop resource library for materials associated with LGBTQIA and gender identities
Attend to gender issues in more systematic ways on campus, including through partnership with WGSS and faculty and staff leadership and professional development programs
Support the development of academic resources, as appropriate, including curricular offerings and faculty and staff professional development about gender and LGBTQIA topics
Partner with Admissions and Human Resources on recruitment and retention of students and employees related to sexual orientation and gender identity
Partner with Institutional Advancement and the Office for Alumni Engagement on strengthening LGBTQIA alumni efforts
Organize signature programs, including but not limited to, LGBTQIA New Student Welcome, Homecoming LGBTQIA Alumni Brunch, Identity & Awareness Weeks, & Lavender Graduation
Contribute to Student Life and University strategic planning, goal setting, and priority completion
Serve on university, divisional, or departmental committees, task forces, and search committees, including Provost Inclusive Community Team, LGBTQIA Advisory Committee, and Student Life Vice President's Council
Serve as a member of the Student Life Administrator On-Call (AOC) rotation
Support university bias response protocols, serve as a process advocate, and work collaboratively with others to respond to critical incidents
Other related duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Inclusive Excellence
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for engaged, experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, creative and determined problem-solvers who are passionate about making the world a better place. Elon’s 6,045 undergraduate and 746 graduate students come from 49 states and 58 other countries. Elon sends more undergraduate students to study abroad than any other master's-level university in the nation and the core curriculum includes a strong global focus. More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 636-acre residential campus is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. In the 2018 “America’s Best Colleges” guide, U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more often than any other university in the nation for eight academic programs that are focused on student success. U.S. News also ranks Elon #1 among Southern master’s-level universities, with #1 rankings for undergraduate teaching and innovation. Princeton Review ranks Elon among the nation’s 382 “best colleges.” The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Elon #33 in the nation and #1 in North Carolina in student engagement, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine names Elon one of the nation’s “best value” private universities. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered university that values experiential learning and strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for engaged learning programs in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report recognition for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 435 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private uni...versities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 656-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.