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 Subject : Director of LGBTQA Center at West Chester University.. 07/20/2017 05:16:33 PM 
Debbie Bazarsky
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WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY invites applications for the position of:

Director of LGBTQA Center Division of Student Affairs

SALARY: Manager 180


West Chester University’s Division of Student Affairs invites applicants for the Director of the LGBTQA Center. In a growing center, the new Director will have the opportunity to hire an Assistant Director and an Administrative Assistant.
The LGBTQA Center is a resource for and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, non-binary, transgender, intersex, asexual, questioning, queer, and ally members of the West Chester University community. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, the LGBTQA Center Director provides leadership to create an inclusive campus environment (i.e., academic, residential, social), create visibility, and foster community through an intersectional approach. The Director serves as an institutional resource about diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and is responsible for the overall administration of the Center. The Director oversees operational functions and resources (i.e., professional, physical, informational, financial) and provides education, advising, support, and advocacy.
Primary responsibilities include:
While the director places a primary emphasis on students, the Center’s mission is to serve the University through offering a wide array of consultation and support services, programming, training, resources, and by advocating for the needs and concerns of LGBTQA students, staff, faculty, and alumni. The Director provides institutional leadership in creating supportive environments; works with offices and senior administration to address discrimination, safety, and policy concerns; and creates strategies to improve campus climate. The main areas of focus for this role: 1) Administrative Leadership (i.e., LGBTQA Center Administration, Institutional Guidance, Advocacy and Bias Response); 2) Educational and Programmatic (i.e., Programmatic Initiatives, Training and Presentations); 3) Community Building and Outreach; and 4) Advising and Support Services.


-Master degree with at least 5-7 years of related professional experience
-Extensive knowledge about sexual orientation, gender identity, and the issues of concern related
to LGBTQA people in a university setting

-Direct involvement with providing services to the LGBTQA community within a higher education environment, including program planning, facilitation of workshops, advocacy, and
assessment of student learning/outcomes
-Experience with the outcomes/goals of social justice work, advising campus student organizations, and the ability to manage multiple priorities
-Demonstrated ability and strong interpersonal skills to work in a multicultural, social justice- oriented office with individuals and groups with a wide array of backgrounds, identities, life experiences and communication styles
-Ability to take initiative, problem solve and work independently with good judgment about when to seek direction
-Ability to juggle many different projects simultaneously, with consistent accuracy, follow- through, and timely completion of projects
-Demonstrated experience in the creation and implementation of successful, innovative, educational programming and training

-Ability to consistently work some evenings and weekends for programming outside of regular business hours

-Previous budget management and fiscal oversight at the department level


-Doctorate Degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, social work, counseling, sexuality and gender studies, or other related field with 10+ years of related professional experience
-Professional experience working with multicultural and social justice education, including experience in the areas of race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, religion, sexuality, and gender

-Considerable experience with public speaking, leading training sessions, and presenting to diverse audiences

-Previous experience supervising professional staff, student employees, and volunteers

-Significant experience and skill providing interpersonal advising and group facilitation

-Experience with online outreach and current technology


Starting salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including undergraduate tuition fee waiver for self and dependents. Applicants must successfully complete interview process to be considered as a finalist. Anticipated start date for this position is September 2017.
Apply by online application at Electronic application allows for cover letter and resume attachments (both required). References with contact information will be required prior to interview. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s Educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an AA/EOE employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre- employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks.
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