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Director for LGBTQ Center

Vassar College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Vassar College

Director for LGBTQ Center

Department: Student Growth and Engagement
Duration of Position: Full year / Full time
Work Schedule:
Employee Type: Administrator
Posting Date: 06/07/2023
Union Representation: Not Applicable
Posting Number: AS388P
Pay Rate:

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape.Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other historically underrepresented groups.Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Vassar College offers a comprehensive benefits package for administrators which includes: 22 vacation days for full time employees - (prorated if not full time), unlimited paid personal and sick time for use at the supervisor’s approval. 14 paid holidays per year which includes the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. A choice of three health plans (EPO, PPO, High Deductible), Participation in FSA, Dependent Care, and Transit programs. Voluntary, employee-paid dental insurance plan. Life Insurance and Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Employer paid short-term and long-term disability programs. 403(b) defined contribution plan after one year of service. For more information, visit: Retirement Benefits - Human Resources New hires will be automatically enrolled in the SRA at a 4% employee contribution per paycheck. Tuition Benefits- Eligible after applicable waiting period. For more information, visit: Tuition - Human Resources

Position Summary and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Associate Dean of the College for Student Growth and Engagement, the Director of the Vassar College LGBTQ+ Center supports and enhances the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identifying students, and engages all our students in relevant conversations towards that end.

The Director will also help advance Vassar's commitment to engaged pluralism, and the creation of an institutional environment through advancements in gender and LGBTQ+ policies, facilities, and other inclusive practices. The Director will maintain and update campus community resources and tools in keeping with current best practices in the field.

Working as a pivotal member of the Student Growth & Engagement team and the Dean of the College area, the Director will work closely with students, faculty, and other administrators to support an institutional environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Assist the Office of Student Growth & Engagement and the Dean of the College area in building a supportive and affirming campus community for all students
  • Direct the LGBTQ+ Center and its daily operations, and manage the annual budget
  • Hire and supervise center student employees, and work closely with LGBTQ+ student leaders through center activities
  • Advise and mentor students on campus life, student organization programming, leadership activities, campus community relations, conflict resolution and other areas of the undergraduate experience
  • Assist with resources and referrals for individual LGBTQ+ students, including to academic services, health services, financial services, various Dean of the College areas, as well as relevant local community resources
  • Facilitate collaborative campus partnerships with a variety of constituents and assist LGBTQ+ student groups and organizations with educational programming initiatives and resources
  • Build partnerships with community organizations to support the center and relevant local projects external to the Vassar community
  • Network with alumnae/i affinity groups and other constituencies that can support LGBTQ+ student communities and other relevant campus life initiatives
  • Work collaboratively with other affinity resource areas such as the ALANA Center, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Vassar Veterans, etc. in support of students and campus-wide initiatives
  • Participate in campus-wide committees and other duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Growth & Engagement as relevant to supporting student communities, which might include Athletics, Campus Resource, Education and Support Team (CREST) Health and Wellness, and the Support Advocacy and Violence Prevention program (SAVP), etc.

  • Master’s degree in relevant field required - Student Affairs, Social Work, Counseling
  • 7 to 10 years of experience in college student life, and diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Experience in a self-directed role demonstrating confidence, initiative and flexibility
  • Successful leadership experience in a college environment, and experience responding to multiple constituencies on campus
  • Experience working with and advising student employees and student leaders in college
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a broad range of individuals internally and externally
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills; the ability to be diplomatic in oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated professionalism and sound judgment
  • Excellent collaboration and facilitation skills
  • Commitment to the mission and values of a liberal arts institution

Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.

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