New job Director of LGBTQ+ Life in Connecticut
Director of LGBTQ+ Life
Company : Trinity College
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Connecticut
Director of LGBTQ+ Life
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Regular or Temporary
Hours Per Week
Weeks Per Year
Open Until Filled
Full or Part Time
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is accepting applications for the Director of LGBTQ+ Life. The Director will be responsible for the administration, management, and expansion of the Queer Resource Center (QRC). The Queer Resource Center (QRC) serves as a welcoming and safe space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer students, faculty, and staff. It strives to create a strong and cohesive LGBTQ+ community, creating a safe space where all members of our campus feel welcomed and valued. The Director will serve as a strong advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and be a visible, engaging, and effective partner in building and supporting an inclusive and supportive campus community. In alignment with the QRC mission, the Director will provide education, support, training, mentoring, and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community both on and off Trinity’s campus.
Reporting to the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Director will work closely with the division’s units, Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), and, the Women and Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC), in support of institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. The Director will have an opportunity to create programming and training for the Trinity Safe Space Program. The Safe Space Program, initiated in 2000 by the Women and Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC), is now a campus wide LGBTQ+ diversity program offered by the Trinity Queer Resource Center. The program strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment promoting respect, equality, and support for the LGBTQ+ Trinity community.
Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 48 states and 71 countries, with 23 percent U.S. students of color. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides campus-wide education and programming on LGBTQ+ issues to promote inclusion and ensure equity and access for students, faculty, and staff.
- Manages the daily operations and long-term maintenance of the QRC including maintaining the QRC library.
- Supervises the Training and Program Coordinator.
- Advises the development and educational activities of the EROS (Encouraging Respect of Sexualities) student organization.
- Mentors students individually and in small group settings.
- Collaborates with student organizations (for example, Multicultural Affairs Council, Student Government Association, and Greek Life organizations); on-campus departments; and organizations off-campus in planning and developing programs that pay close attention to LGBTQ+ issues.
- Recruits, selects, supervises, and trains the student staff of the QRC.
- Works with various offices and departments including but not limited to Admissions, the Office of Student and Community Life, and the Center for Student Success and Career Development, the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, and the Office of International Student Success to recruit and retain LGBTQ+ students to and at Trinity College.
- Serves as a resource and consultant for other divisions and offices in the development and implementation of LGBTQ+ awareness, programming, and training for students, faculty, and staff.
- Works with various campus partners on policies and procedures to ensure the inclusion of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff.
- Helps promote inclusion of LGBTQ+ Life at Trinity with such events as Ally Week, LGBTQ+ History Month, Transgender Awareness Month, and Lavender Graduation.
- Works to engage LGBTQ+ alumni/ae/x and allies.
- Attends bi-weekly Director meetings
- Supervises and manages all office and programming expenditures and provides budget reports and requests as needed.
- Manages and fundraises for the budget to support the goals and mission of the QRC.
- Assesses the effectiveness of programming, trainings, and other QRC deliverables, and provides evaluation and outcome data reports as needed
- Represents Trinity at professional meetings and supports staff and student engagement at external conferences, workshops, and meetings.
- Takes responsibility for all written and electronic communications from the QRC including all related Web pages and social media outlets.
- Promotes and supports initiatives of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree both required. Master’s degree in Counseling, Student Development, Higher Education, Gender Studies, or other relevant field preferred.
- Experience working with LGBTQ+ students, preferably in a liberal arts setting.
- Awareness and knowledge of LGBTQ+ issues on college campuses and how to effectively strategize programming and training to raise awareness and knowledge of these issues.
- Ability to work with students, faculty, staff, and community members from diverse backgrounds.
- Strong programming skills with experience in their creation and implementation.
- Knowledge and expertise in creating and delivering training workshops.
- Experience with strategic planning, both long and short term, in support of the institutional mission of the college.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants are required to discuss in their cover letter their commitment to and/or experience working with diverse individuals or in diverse communities.
Review of applications will begin August 7, 2021, and continue until the position.