UofR Searches for Director of LGBTQ Campus Life
The University of Richmond has posted an opening for an Associate Director of Common Ground for LGBTQ Campus Life. According to the posting, final budget approval is pending for the position which suggests a PhD as qualifications for a successful candidate.
Associate Director of Common Ground for LGBTQ Campus Life
Position Number 501838
Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A 12th ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.
The University of Richmond is currently seeking an Associate Director of Common Ground for LGBTQ Campus Life. Reporting to the Director of Common Ground, the Associate Director of Common Ground for LGBTQ Campus Life is responsible for the development and administration of LGBTQ-related programs and managing all aspects of the LGBTQ office, with emphases on providing resources, support, and programming for LGBTQ students, student organizations, staff, and faculty. The Associate Director works to ensure that LGBTQ programs and issues are broadly visible aspects of the social and intellectual life of the campus. The Associate Director facilitates and models the values of civic engagement and inclusive community through vigorous advocacy for LGBTQ students and LGBTQ-friendly policies, championing an approach to sexuality and gender identity and expression that is attentive to other categories of difference (e.g., race, class, ability), and supporting LGBTQ student activists. As a member of the Common Ground team, the Associate Director collaborates in developing and delivering general diversity and social justice programs, including workshop and community outreach projects. The Associate Director also represents Common Ground on various committees and at public events.
* Final budget approval is pending for this position.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess Ph.D. with significant supplemental experience or Master’s Degree with 3-5 years experience working in a related field or capacity. Research and/or teaching background in the field preferred. Knowledge of student development principles, especially around issues of diversity, social justice, and mentoring for leadership development. Expertise in gender identity/expression, sexuality, and queer issues, including intersections among them, intersections with other dimensions of difference (e.g., race, class, ability), and psychological, interpersonal, policy, and social dimensions.
Experience in community building or organizing, advising and counseling students, superior writing and public speaking abilities, knowledge of assessment principles and execution, and experience in strategic planning. Knowledge of budget maintenance and projection, expertise in group facilitation, including formal meetings and informal dialogues, and knowledge of office management and supervision principles.
To Apply: Visit www.urjobs.org to view the complete job description and apply. UR is an EOE committed to diversity.
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