Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center-10524
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC) is a unit within the Office of the Dean of Students, within the division of Student and Academic Services. The mission of the LGBTRC is to coordinate the efforts of the Cornell University community to ensure the inclusion and visibility of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender undergraduate and graduate/ professional students, staff, and faculty. The Resource Center affirms lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities and lives through collaboration with the campus and Ithaca community. Participate in both university-wide diversity initiatives and the University Bias Response Program. It also provides education, outreach, programming, program support, consultation, community development, and advocacy. We are looking for an energetic individual to prepare and propel the LGBTRC into the future and celebrate the milestones and achievements of the fourteen-year history of this exceptional program.
More specifically, in this role you will:
- Advise individuals and groups, address important community issues and promote events to celebrate, socialize and develop a healthy, fun and nurturing community for those who identify as: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, same-gender-loving, queer, questioning, allies, etc.
- Direct all administrative, budgetary, and programming activities of the LGBTRC.
- Develop, deliver and coordinate programs and services to provide outreach, support, advocacy and community building for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and their allies.
- Establish, maintain and build connections with relevant student, staff, and faculty programs and offices at Cornell and the broader Ithaca community.
- Consult and collaborate with colleagues and offices campus-wide serving the LGBTQ community, as part of university initiatives, and to assess and respond to community needs.
- Develop and present programs and workshops, ranging from small groups to large events on LGBTQ-specific topics, as well as on general sexuality issues and other issues relevant to well-being and effecting campus climate change.
- Oversee the advisors to Haven, the LGBTQ student union, a peer-led LGBTQ umbrella student organization that, through its groups, organizes small and large events that focus on educational, social, and cultural outreach.
- Partner with the Dean of Students, and Student and Academic Services Director of External Relations to develop the resources for, and in particular alumni/ae support for the Resource Center.
Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) and 3-5 years experience is required in LGBT Studies, diversity education, student development, cross-cultural communication, human relations, counseling or related field (more than 5 years preferred) ) or equivalent combination of education or experience.
Experience collaborating with and building cohesion among diverse communities, and in working collaboratively with many offices. Demonstrated experience working with LGBTQ young adults, and in-depth understanding of pertinent issues and challenges facing the LGBTQ community. Experience handling bias-related issues and situations. Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and program planning experience. Ability to maintain confidentiality, to work with sensitive issues, and to exercise good judgment under pressure, in both individual and campus climate issues.
Teaching, training and group facilitation required. Demonstrated experience in program management and delivery, and in working with volunteers. Experience must be relevant to planning and delivery of a wide array of cultural and educational services and programs, from small groups to large events. Ability to lead and guide others, manage multiple priorities and delegate appropriately in routine as well as high pressure situations. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (verbal and written) as well as presentation skills. Ability to engage in a variety of public relations functions, including public speaking, representing programs to and collaborating with administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni and general public. Experience working in a complex university setting.
No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university's mission of teaching, research, and outreach.
Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.
Contact Name-Loreen Geiger
-$43,950 to $52,860