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Program Administrator, Inter/Intra Cultural Programming & Advisement (Req. # 7326BR)

Office of LGBT Student Services

Title of Supervisor: Associate Director of Student Life/Director, LGBT Student Services

Please apply using the NYU HR site at http://www.nyu.edu/hr/employment/apply.html

Application Deadline: August 15, 2008

 

ABOUT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY/OFFICE OF LGBT STUDENT SERVICES


When you come to work at New York University, it's more than just a job that awaits you. You have the opportunity to Experience Excellence.

NYU is consistently ranked among the best of the best schools for LGBTQ students. Prospective LGBTQ students seek out NYU, New York City, and the services of the office due to the breadth of offerings and campus climate. Thus working at the NYU Office of LGBT Student Services offers the opportunity to gain a wide range of experiences with LGBTQ and allied students from multiple backgrounds and to work with a well informed professional staff that traditionally is on the leading edge and innovator of LGBTQ campus services.

You are joining an exciting intellectual and cultural community, one where employees - faculty and staff – come together to create a unique product: excellence in education and research. You are part of a diverse, multi-cultural and creative institution, one with a world-wide reputation as a leader in higher education. NYU is the largest private university in the United States, with 12,000 faculty and staff from all over the world and 40,000 students from all 50 states and more than 120 foreign countries. NYU offers opportunities to have an impact on a truly global level.

To add to the stimulating environment, NYU is centered in Greenwich Village - a legendary queer friendly urban neighborhood, rich in cultural offerings and with a delightful small town character quite unlike any other. Employees have the experience of working in a small town inside a big town, with the best that both have to offer.

 

NYU offers a superior benefits package, which includes free NYU tuition for self and eligible family members, generous vacation, medical, dental and pension plans.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Develop and implement programming services, resources, and special events designed to attract, retain, involve and assist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender students with multiple social identities (race, ethnicity, religion/spirituality, gender identity, international, socio-economic status, etc) with their intellectual, cultural, social and personal endeavors.  Advise the Office of LGBT Student Services and its initiatives regarding inclusive inter/intra cultural programming among student organizations and other departments as well as represent the office among multicultural student constituencies. Provide special services and programming for transgender student populations and act as their advocate as needed.

 

Principal Duties

 

Create, plan, oversee and help advise implementation of LGBTQ student events during heritage and awareness programing related to and including Transgender Awareness Week, Asian Pacific Awareness Month, Martin Luther King Junior Celebration Week, Women’s Herstory Month, Agape Week, Latino Heritage Month, Shuruq Week and African Heritage Month .  Meet with students individually and in groups to assist with events planning, provide advice on personal issues, and assist with issues effecting their retention and success at the University.  Provide information on community support services, professional organizations and community events.  Make referrals to other administrative areas, faculty and outside organizations.   Serve as liaison with the university community on behalf of students.  Design and conduct workshops and events, seminars and symposia that address student interests, concerns and points of view; identify and invite speakers; design publicity campaigns and related marketing activities.  Attend meetings and collaborate with university administrators, staff and faculty to address and meet the special needs of students.

 

Advise LGBT student organizations including T-Party (transgender and gender non-comforming students), Shades (LGBTQ students of color), Fluidity (sexual orientation and gender identities falls outside the binary of gay and lesbian) and CampGrrl (A social group for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women).Counsel students, create and facilitate discussion groups, arrange guest speakers, and provide developmental programs that address a wide range of issues affecting students in assigned populations.  Make recommendations and referrals for intervention and assistance; serve as a resource for staff and students on issues relating to student challenges, retention and success.  Respond to bias complaints in order to assure the comfort and safety of students' environment.  Educate the university community (students, faculty, staff, administration) through seminars, consultation, intervention on issues confronting the LGBT community (discrimination, identification, etc.).

 

Co-manage the Outspoken Peer Education Program consisting of Peer Educators in Residence (PEIRS) and Peers at Large (PEALS) in the services they provide for the University community. Help interview, select and train Peer Educators on general education skills and on LGBT issues.  Supervise Peer Educators in Residence in conjunction with the Residential Education staff to assist with developing programs, and lend support and guidance in their efforts within the residence halls.  Oversee activities of Outspoken peer educators in planning educational programming with LGBT focus for the entire University community (staff groups, RAs, student organizations, faculty).  Schedule Outspoken members to facilitate these programs.  Encourage peer educators to create new and innovative educational programs and help them develop their ideas into creative and informative programs.

 

Conceptualize and manage design and content of newsletters, posters, postcards and publicity material for key office and university-wide events.  Oversee distribution to appropriate populations and ensure deadlines are met.  Develop innovative office-wide marketing strategies.  Establish and monitor standards of consistency and quality of events and publications using assessment tool data; analyze and report effectiveness, recommend new and modify existing marketing efforts.  Provide reports to office head and student affairs administrators as needed.  Manage office website; assure information is accurate and up to date.

 

Oversee the LGBT library; identify relevant materials and procure; assure materials are up to date.  Create educational materials, research information, edit, proof and oversee every aspect of production.

 

Manage annual program budget for relevant programs, publications, events; prepare forecasts based on past trends and proposed new programming; authorize allocation of funds and review/approve expenditures within budget constraints.  Advise and authorize club expenditures. Identify and negotiate circumstances, and facilitate visit of speakers including payment if necessary. 5%

 

Qualifications

 

Strong multicultural competency and an understanding of the issues of transgender young adults in higher education. Ability to communicate effectively and create connections between sexual/gender identity and other identities such as, but not limited to, race, faith, ethnic background, and socio-economic status.

 

Required: Bachelor's degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education, Social Science or relevant field with 3 years' of relevant experience working with students, developing programs, and providing advisement or an equivalent combination of education and experience including staff supervision, and budget management. Ability to interact with a diverse population at all levels. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, presentation and communication skills. Familiarity with standard office software.

Preferred: Master's degree in Higher Education or Student Personnel Administration. Experience working with adult students in a college or university setting. Experience developing or administering a social justice type of program. Knowledge of presentation software.

 

Please apply using the NYU HR site at http://www.nyu.edu/hr/employment/apply.html

Application Deadline: August 15, 2008

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