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Assistant Director, Office of BGLTQ Student Life

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Services
Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Position Description

Intern Supervision and Mentoring

Oversee hiring, training, and ongoing performance management of interns.

In consultation with the Director, develop learning goals and leadership development outcomes for the intern program.

Supervise programs and projects of the intern teams.

Provide guidance and assist in coordination of all student-led initiatives, including but not limited to weekly community gatherings, Campus Pride Month programs, flyers and other publicity, and educational workshops.

Work with the Department Administrator to create and maintain personnel files, determine work schedules, and approve time.

Program Development

Identify, develop, and coordinate social, cultural, and educational events that will serve to enhance awareness of BGLTQ issues and identities on campus.

Manage program collaborations with partner offices across campus, including but not limited to the Office of Gender Equity, the Mignone Center for Career Services, the Harvard Chaplains, the Disability Access Office, the Office for the Arts, Harvard Athletics, Harvard Recreation, Residential Life, Student Engagement, and the Admissions Office.

Create assessment and evaluation tools for signature programs, events, and initiatives.

Monitor operating budget for signature programs, events, and initiatives, ensuring that the use of funds is consistent with project goals and regulations.

Student Advising

Oversee the Queer Advisory Council, a collaborative board of student leaders from BGLTQ- focused student organizations and at-large student members with a demonstrated interest in supporting queer and trans issues.

Advise student organizations planning programs and events related to BGLTQ issues and provide logistical support as needed.

Serve as a resource and provide information and referrals to students regarding issues of identity, community, and belonging.

Serve as a confidential resource, for the purposes of Title IX, to students who disclose an incident of sexual or gender-based harassment.

Communications and Publicity

Oversee online communications and marketing, including the BGLTQ Office's website, email, weekly newsletter, and various social media channels (Such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

Update brochures and flyers and assist in producing the annual report.

Other Responsibilities

Represent the BGLTQ Office at relevant campus and community events as needed.

Handle additional items as determined by the BGLTQ Office Director.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills
  • Ability to work with students, student organizations, colleagues, clients and external organizations
  • Communication skills (both written and verbal)
Physical Requirements
  • Sitting using near vision use for reading and computer use for extended periods of time
  • Lifting (approximately 20 to 30 pounds), bending, and other physical exertion
Working Conditions
  • Work is performed in an office setting
  • May be required to work nights and weekends
Additional Information

The Assistant Director will collaborate with staff at the Harvard College Women's Center, and the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations to coordinate undergraduate intern training, plan department-wide programs and events, and create initiatives that acknowledge the intersecting identities of our students while enhancing the College's commitment to belonging and inclusion.

The Office of BGLTQ Student Life serves as a central resource for bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and questioning (BGLTQ) students at Harvard College. We strive to create a community where BGLTQ students can thrive and where all students are well-equipped to engage knowledgeably and compassionately with regard to gender and sexuality. The Office of BGLTQ Student Life is a division of the Dean of Students Office in Harvard College. We achieve our mission by:

*        creating and sustaining space for BGLTQ community building and visibility through our programs and events;

*        promoting inclusive University policy and practices, such as gender inclusive housing;

*        educating staff and students about gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, and romantic orientation through trainings and consultation;

*        coordinating across Harvard offices to ensure that BGLTQ resources and support services are readily accessible throughout campus.

Work Format Details
This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.

We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Job Function
Faculty & Student Services

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code
S0356P FSS Student Services Officr II

Work Format
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)


Salary Grade

The Office of BGLTQ Student Life

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status

Pre-Employment Screening
Criminal, Education, Employment, Identity

  • Office Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • May be required to work some nights and weekends
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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