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Subject :Assistant Director for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, James Madison University

Assistant Director for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (University Health Center) - F1017

James Madison University is seeking an administrative leader to oversee and coordinate education, support and advocacy for and about students with underrepresented sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

JMU provides comprehensive and innovative educational environments and programs, support services and advocacy for students with underrepresented sexual and gender identities/expressions, allies and the campus community. The senior leader for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Education and Support (officially Assistant Director of the University Health Center) oversees and coordinates these efforts by creating an affirming and educational atmosphere that supports JMU’s commitment to diversity. The Assistant Director reports to the Associate Director for Education, Advocacy and Prevention and supervises a graduate assistant and student staff.

This position is focused on students – their learning, development and achievement – and on creating environments for student success. As such, it is responsible for:
1. Establishing effective relationships with campus partners and community organizations to support students with underrepresented sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.
2. Planning, implementing and evaluating relevant programs and services for students that facilitate learning opportunities within the JMU community.
3. Building strategic and collaborative relationships with JMU departments to support students with underrepresented identities relating to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression to create an inclusive community.
4. Managing a programmatic, resource and gathering space dedicated to students with underrepresented sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.
5. Contributing to relevant needs assessment, strategic planning, program evaluation and outcomes assessment.
6. Appointing and/or overseeing Graduate Assistants, practicum students, interns, volunteers and the Advisory Board.
7. Representing SOGIE Education and Support on key university groups and committees.
8. Coordinating the JMU Safe Zone Program.
9. Serving as a referral source and providing consultation as needed to JMU students.

• Master’s degree in student affairs administration, higher education, counseling, gender studies, social work or related area.
• Three or more years of relevant experience, preferably full-time in a college or university setting working with underrepresented gender and sexual identities and issues.
• Ability and willingness to focus on creating, implementing and assessing high-quality, high-impact educational programs.
• Ability to communicate goals, issues, needs and opportunities to a wide range of people.
• Ability to effectively supervise/guide/coach graduate, student and professional staff.
• Evidence of organizational/administrative skills such as organizational communication, policy development, resource management, program evaluation, planning, data management and reporting, decision-making, event management, etc.
• Experience advising and supporting students.

To apply go to and reference posting number F1017. Salary range is $44,000 - $46,500. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.
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