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Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs/ Manager of LBGTQ Programming and Outreach

Columbia College and School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia University



Applicants must apply online to be considered: http://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=111076



The primary role of the Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs will be to provide a comprehensive range of education, support, information, and advocacy on LGBTQ issues, and to work to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and the entire CC/SEAS community. Other duties include vital participation in the planning and implementation of community programs and trainings related to diversity and leadership development programs.

Provide information, outreach, support, and advisement for students identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning their sexual orientation. With various campus offices, establish and facilitate support groups, develop and provide resources on coming out, and create social activities. Make referrals to other professionals, offices, or organizations on and off campus and follow-up with students, as needed.

Identify areas for ally development and campus awareness and learning on issues concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning population (experiences and history of the community, coming out, discrimination/ bias, interpersonal relations, health issues, AIDS). Develop, design, plan, and implement related programs including workshops, activities, ongoing series, special events, and performances.

Assist Safe Zone and in the LGBTQ/Ally peer facilitation program in planning and implementing programs and training for facilitators.

Participate in the constituency leadership mission through helping to facilitate workshops and participating in leadership trainings and retreats. Work with the other Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs and students to plan and execute heritage month programming.

Assist student leaders in critical decision-making efforts by helping them to explore options and consequences of actions related to group leadership and event planning and execution.

Serve on cross-functional work teams within the Community Development unit.

Work with other members of Multicultural Affairs in the oversight and overall management of campus safe spaces, including Stephen Donaldson Lounge and the Malcolm X Lounge.

Assist with programs and services that further the mission of Multicultural Affairs.

Other duties as assigned.





Minimum Qualifications/ Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent.

Minimum of two years' professional experience in Student Affairs advising and event planning.



Must submit resume and cover letter

Strong knowledge of student development theory, leadership development theory, LGBTQ issues, multiculturalism, and community building required. Demonstrated ability working in an urban setting, excellent communication skills, and experience working with diverse student populations. Frequent evening and weekend hours necessary. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in working with the LBGTQ population as well as a substantive understanding of diversity as it relates to the intersections of multiple identities (such as gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, ability, and socio-economic status).



Preferred Qualifications

Masters in Student Personnel Administration or related field preferred.



Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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