Assistant Director, Gender & Sexuality Center

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Department: Gender and Sexuality Center
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Gender and Sexuality Center

Benefits Eligible?
Pay Classification
Exempt (Salaried)
Month Worked Per Year
11 Months
Position FTE
Pay Grade
Exempt - Grade 10

Position Overview
The Assistant Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) reports to and works collaboratively with the Director to support the mission, vision and guiding principles of the GSC. The Assistant Director will work with the Director to implement comprehensive student life programming relating to gender and sexuality, specifically centering LGBTQIA+ identities and issues affecting those communities. The Assistant Director of the GSC serves as a direct resource to students, staff, and faculty. The Assistant Director manages the GSC office space, GSC-affiliated residential programming, and the GSC Programming Board.

The GSC contributes to creating a dynamic campus community that supports and celebrates sexual and gender diversity. To accomplish this, the GSC hosts events, programs, workshops and offers resources and support on LGBTQIA+ issues. The GSC works with other campus organizations and offices to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community that promotes gender equality and awareness and welcomes people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is part of the Division of Student Life.

This is a full-time 11-month (.92) FTE position. Some evenings and weekend work is required.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities
Direct Responsibilities:

  • Provide advising, resources, and support to LGBTQIA+ students and students exploring aspects of their gender and/or sexuality
  • Assist with the development, implementation, and assessment of events, programs, and resources to encourage thoughtful reflection, individual growth, and community building on issues related to gender and sexuality, centering LGBTQIA+ identities and issues affecting those communities
  • Recruit, train, supervise and provide professional development for 10-15 GSC Associates (peer leaders/student employees) in the areas of First Year Engagement, GSC Workshops, LGBTQIA+ Residential Communities, Community Engagement & Advocacy, and Marketing/Communications (10-15 student employees)
  • Lead coordination of campus-wide events like LGBTQ History Month, Trans Empowerment Week, Exhale Identity Series, Pride Week
  • Co-coordinate Rainbow Retreat and GSC Senior Celebration
  • Maintain and update departmental website and Queer Corner Weekly newsletter
    Advise and coordinate resident selection for GSC sponsored housing
  • Advise GSC Programming Board student organizations and provide leadership development opportunities to affiliated organizations

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote a community culture of inclusion
  • Be an active and accessible presence on campus
  • Represent the Gender & Sexuality Center and the Division of Student Life and Carleton College at key events, as needed, including, but not limited to: New Student Week, alumni events, community outreach and recruitment events, regional/national professional associations, and internal college committees
  • Work collaboratively with other departments and student organizations to address continuing and emerging campus needs related to LGBTQIA+ populations
  • Establish, maintain, and promote effective relationships with individuals, campus offices, alumni, related organizations, and external agencies
  • Attend staff retreats, meetings, and trainings as needed

Required Qualifications
Master’s degree and a minimum of 1 year of directly related prior experience. In addition to meeting one of the above education/experience requirements, the following skills and experience is required:

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of issues related to gender and sexuality identity development, LGBTQIA+ student support, and institutional climate for LGBTQIA+ students
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of student development theory and current issues in the field of Student Affairs
  • Demonstrated experience with event planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Demonstrated ability to act with a significant level of trust and diplomacy
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience supervising student staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and understanding of the residential liberal arts experience
  • Basic website design and management skills

Special Instructions to Applicants
As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by August 5, 2022. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Salary and Benefits:
This is an exempt level position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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