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Program Director

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Job Description

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS) at Virginia Tech seeks an experienced, motivated, and engaged individual to direct Lavender House, a new Living-Learning Community (LLC) on the Blacksburg campus of Virginia Tech, slated to open in Fall 2022. LLCs are high impact experiential learning opportunities that bridge curricular and co-curricular experiences to enhance student learning.

The Lavender House Living-Learning Community is a home for students who want to learn about the intersections, experiences, and histories that shape LGBTQ+ identities and communities. Lavender House LLC aims to foster community among its residents through shared learning experiences that build a sense of belonging and is committed to inclusive and equitable practices. Residents will be required to take a credit-bearing course in Queer Studies as well as participate in regular co-curricular activities such as engaged learning projects, workshops, guest speakers, and campus events.

The program director will have a tangible and demonstrated commitment to the academic success and personal well-being of LGBTQ+ college students and have experience fostering learning relationships with students. The program director will work closely in collaboration with the LGBTQ+ Resource Center director and other Cultural and Community Center directors to coordinate programs and resources for students and will build partnerships across campus to develop learning experiences for Lavender House residents. The successful candidate will have experience working with LGBTQ+ communities in educational or community-based contexts and in developing inclusive and equitable spaces that affirm participants' multiple and intersecting identities and experiences. This is a 12-month, calendar year appointment. Official duties may take place during evening and weekend hours. Depending on candidate qualifications, the position could also include a 1/0 or 1/1 teaching load.

The position includes leading the day-to-day administration of Lavender House LLC and overseeing the development, implementation, and assessment of its co-curricular programming. The program director will also serve as a point of contact for Lavender House students in collaboration with the office of Housing and Residence Life.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree
- Significant experience working with LGBTQ+ community in educational or community-based contexts
- Experience with teaching or training
- Experience with program development, management, and administration

Preferred Qualifications

- Graduate degree in a discipline represented in CLAHS
- Teaching experience at K-12 or university level
- Prior administrative experience serving LGBTQ+ students in a higher-education setting

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

Application review will commence on February 20, 2022. The position start date will be July 1, 2022.

Additional Information

To apply, please submit an electronic application at (Job number 518961). Please include a 1-2 page single-spaced cover letter, CV/resume, and list of three references. The cover letter should address how you meet the position qualifications and describe your experience building equitable and inclusive spaces and practices. 

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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