Assistant Director, LGBTQ+ Resource Center and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Employer
Worcester State University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 10, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at worcester.edu/about .


Job Description:

OFFICIAL TITLE: Assistant Director, LGBTQ+ Resource Center and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Student employee personnel assigned to the area.

General Statement of Duties: Worcester State University's Strategic Plan outlines our aim to cultivate a vibrant campus life and a collaborative working and learning environment in which all members of our community feel welcomed, included, respected, empowered, and valued. The position contributes to the University's priority of building a culture of belonging through support, education, training, and social and educational programming.

The Coordinator for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center is part of the Division of Student Affairs. The center interfaces and collaborates with the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development, Counseling Center, Residence Life, and Student Organizations. The Coordinator is a member of the campus LGBTQ+ Advisory Group.

This position also assists the Director of Title IX as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. The Coordinator is responsible for conducting investigations pertaining to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, Title IX and conduct. This position will produce comprehensive reports and appropriate correspondence regarding investigations and assists with post-investigation follow-up with affected students and/or employees/department/division.

Responsibilities:

(E) = Essential

  1. (E) Serves as a resource and referral agent of all students with particular attention to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual/aromantic students.
  2. (E) Meets with the leadership of LGBTQ+ and allied student groups on a regular basis.
  3. (E) Coordinates outreach efforts to raise awareness of the various programs and resources available through the center.
  4. (E) Guides and advises students in creating programs that create a sense of belonging, and offers opportunities for personal growth and leadership development.
  5. (E) Helps create a safe space for LGBTQ+ students at WSU.
  6. (E) Supports the day-to-day function and oversees administration of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center.
  7. (E) Provides one-on-one support and resources for students dealing with identity development, navigating the coming out process, coping with campus climate concerns, struggling with academic demands, etc.
  8. (E) Refers students to campus supports such as Counseling Services, Title IX, Dean of Students Office, etc. when necessary.
  9. (E) Maintains and demonstrates awareness and understanding of advances and changes to Title IX.
  10. (E) Prepares investigatory reports, summarize findings, and recommend actions and/or changes.
  11. (E) Assists with preparations of regular reports to analyze investigatory actions over a specified period.
  12. (E) Thoroughly investigates claims of discrimination, harassment, Title IX and retaliation in a fair, impartial and timely manner.
  13. (E) Determines appropriate witness and evidence for complaints and investigations.
  14. (E) Meets with all appropriate parties and document investigatory meetings.
  15. (E) Provides analysis of statistical case data for annual reports related to incidents of discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. Assists in Annual Security Report (ASR) review and preparation.
  16. (E) Acts as the Title IX Coordinator as needed.
  17. (E) Provides expertise in developing, managing, and updating the university-wide trainings.
  18. (E) Demonstrates civility and professional, customer-service oriented behavior, worthy of emulation by other staff and students.
  19. (E) Responsible for contributing to the WSU Strategic Plan.
  20. (E) Responsible for contributing to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action objectives.
  21. Performs forms other duties as assigned.



Requirements:

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • At least one year of direct service experience with diverse populations.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience working directly with LGBTQ+ identified and questioning individuals.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, and listening skills. Ability to maintain discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Demonstrated success advancing equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives and in planning and implementing programs serving populations of students that are underrepresented, underserved, and/or who experience systemic and culturally based forms of bias and prejudice.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, students, staff, and school personnel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities with competing deadlines.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in sensitive situations.
  • Ability to successfully pass a thorough background check and CORI check.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree.
  • Professional experience in higher education.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, benefited, exempt, professional APA position. The firm starting annual salary range for this position is $55,000 - $65,000, commensurate with relevant professional experience and education.

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources, after an offer of employment has been made.

Worcester State University offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
  • a choice of 9 different pre-taxed, health insurance plan options
  • a choice of pension or 401(a), and supplemental plan retirement options
  • life insurance up to 8x the annual salary
  • long-term disability coverage
  • dental insurance
  • 20 vacation days accrued per year
  • 15 sick days accrued per year
  • 5 personal days per year
  • paid holidays
  • tuition remission for self, spouse, and dependent children
  • and more...
We are an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online and may do so by visiting www.worcester.edu/careers, and submitting a cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three professional references.

For assistance with uploading materials, log a ticket via the HelpDesk link, or contact us directly at 508-929-8053.

URL: www.worcester.edu


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