Assistant Director for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center
The Assistant Director for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, which is part of the Cultural and Community Centers (CCCs) within the Office for Inclusion and Diversity (OID) reports directly to the Director of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center and is under the supervision of the Associate Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity. The Assistant Director will serve as a member of the OID team, advocate for students within the community, enhance student engagement, and collaborate with the Director for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, other CCCs, and campus partners.
The Assistant Director for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center provides guidance, support, and assistance to the development, coordination and facilitation of new and existing programs, processes, and initiatives designed to deepen Virginia Tech's commitment to an inclusive, diverse and engaged learning, living and working environment.
The Assistant Director for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center develops and manages trainings including the VirTual Safe Zone training for the Virginia Tech and New River Valley communities.
The Assistant Director for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center researches, develops, and coordinates grant proposals to fund initiatives relevant to the work of the center. The Assistant Director for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center will coordinate with OID and CCC Operations staff to ensure proper reporting takes place for grant-funded projects.
Experience developing, conducting, and evaluating comprehensive education or training programs
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with the LGBTQ+ community and fostering awareness and support of intersecting identities
Demonstrated cultural competence and knowledge of diversity and inclusion issues and trends in higher education
Experience working with college students
Effective communication/presentation skills and the ability to facilitate group discussions
Experience in developing learning outcomes and assessment protocols
Demonstrated commitment to community building and collaborative relationships
Ability to solve problems effectively and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Master's degree in Higher Education, Women's and Gender Studies, Social Justice Education, Sociology, Counseling Psychology, Queer Studies or a related field
Previous experience with SafeZone and/or campus-wide gender and sexuality trainings or educational spaces
Experience working with student organizations
Successful experience with grant-writing and obtaining funding for programs
Commensurate with Experience
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.
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