Brown University — Assistant Director for the LGBTQ Center and Graduate Student Engagement

Job Description:

The Assistant Director for the LGBTQ Center at Stonewall House plays a critical role in cultivating an inclusive and welcoming campus community with particular attention to the needs and concerns of LGBTQ+ students. Under the supervision of the LGBTQ Center Director, the Assistant Director is responsible for working with and collaborating with the Director in all aspects of the development, delivery, and evaluation of a comprehensive university program on LGBTQ+ issues. The Assistant Director leads and oversees the day-to-day operations of the LGBTQ Center as well as directing major programming events and on-going programming activities. The Assistant Director provides student leadership development, student group advising and a high office visibility profile.  The Assistant Director leads and supervises a team of student programmers and the student communications team.

This position engages in significant partnership and collaboration (both independent of and representing the director) with the other centers and programs within Campus Life, academic departments, the Dean of the College, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, and with other units on campus to develop and manage programming. The Assistant Director promotes the strategic goals and priorities of Brown’s Building on Distinction strategic plan, the Division of Campus Life, and the LGBTQ Center.

The Assistant Director envisions and leads the collective efforts of the departments and centers in Campus Life Engagement to support graduate and medical school students through the Graduate Student Engagement Initiative. Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Campus Life Engagement and Director for the LGBTQ Center, the Assistant Director directs outreach, education, and resource identification and development for graduate and medical school students that further Campus Life’s strategic priorities of inclusive community, health and wellbeing, and operational excellence.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Required:  Master’s Degree with a strong preference for education and training in Student Development, Social Justice Education, Counseling, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Queer Studies, Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a related field.
  • Minimum of three years of related experience, preferably in a college environment.
  • Experience in the following preferred: LGBTQ+ Student Services or a similar field, teaching and capacity building, event planning, budget management, advising and/or supervising students, web and print communications, policy development, supervision.
  • Experience working with and mentoring graduate students.

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrated skill in program planning & development from an intersectional lens required.
  • Demonstrated skill in facilitation, including an understanding of group dynamics and leadership development.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, collaborate, consult effectively, and be a creative problem solver.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, data management, and spreadsheets. Graphic design and web development a plus.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills required.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment and in-depth knowledge of issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community, especially undergraduate and graduate students on a college campus.
  • Comprehensive understanding of equity, justice, and the intersection of identities and oppression, especially around issues of gender, sexuality, race, and how they intersect with other markers of identity
  • Experience in the development of inclusive and intersectional programs.
  • Ability to translate theoretical and intersectional ideas related to LGBTQ+ inclusion and equity into practice (i.e. implement queer and feminist praxis) within the LGBTQ Center programs and services.
  • Understanding and appreciation of Brown’s curricular philosophy and demonstrated ability to both support student initiatives and encourage more inclusive community and leadership development.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as requested
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

Background Check: All offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

Additional Information: Please submit a resume and cover letter when applying for this position. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, please visit here for further information.

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Job Posting Title:
Assistant Director for the LGBTQ Center and Graduate Student Engagement

LGBTQ Center

Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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