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Associate Director LGBT Resource Center

Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Pay Rate Range $58,300- $61,000 including an excellent benefits package. Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Job Summary About the LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center ( LGBT RC) at the University of Utah supports the success of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic (LGBTQIA+) students to grow as leaders and learners by supporting students in navigating university systems, exploring their identities, finding community, and developing as leaders with a social justice lens. The Center leads and collaborates on educational and cultural events for the entire campus. The LGBT RC was formally dedicated in April 2002. The center resulted from a concerted student initiative supported by faculty and university administration, which resulted in the establishment of an office on campus permanently located within the Student Union. The LGBT RC is part of both the Division of Student Affairs and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion .

Position Summary

The Associate Director of the LGBT Resource Center reports to the Director. The Associate Director acts on behalf of the Director in their absence and represents the Director at campus-wide committees and meetings. The Associate Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the center and will provide supervision of one full-time coordinator, graduate Associate, and student employees. The Associate Director is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the execution of educational and community-building programs for the LGBT Resource Center at the University of Utah. The Associate director's core duties will focus on-campus education and assessment of student learning outcomes. The Associate Director will support the director with budgeting, and strategic planning priorities for the Center. This position will assist with the development and implementation of policies that are necessary for creating a more equitable campus environment for students who identify with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic (LGBTQIA+) communities.

An excellent benefits package is included (see here for a full description of the benefits package):

  • 14.2% employer retirement contribution in addition to employee contributions (automatic and immediately vested)
  • Paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA )
  • Excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow access to care through the University of Utah health system
  • Tuition reduction for employees and family members
  • Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA / FSA savings plans are available
  • Free public transportation pass (see here for more information) About Student Affairs

    Student Affairs is comprised of over 20 departments and is focused on supporting student well-being and success with the ultimate goal of assisting students in discovering their passion, people, and purpose. To that end, we aim to foster an environment that encourages employees to embrace innovative service delivery methods to best meet the needs of our students. As a result, students have the opportunity to participate in the creation of campus culture, collaboratively working alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners.

    Student Affairs is committed to grounding our programs, procedures, and policies in the tenets of anti-racism and inclusion. We recognize the continued importance of education and accountability that promote equity and social justice. Our expectation is that all employees are engaged in this work to create a welcoming environment that supports the success of both students and staff and ensures they have the opportunity to be fully incorporated into university life. - Responsibilities Campus Programming and Education
    • Assist the director with developing and implementing programs and professional development workshops on LGBTQIA+ issues (including at the intersections of additional marginalized identities).
    • Facilitate educational workshops of varying degrees of complexity
    • Coordinate curriculum design, development and delivery for educational programs.
    • Provide recommendations of strategies, programs, and events that reflect the shifting needs of queer and trans students on campus
    • Builds and maintains semesterly and weekly training curriculum
    • Collaborate and partner with academic departments to educate students on topics related to the queer communities Assessment & Evaluation
      • Serve as the liaison to the Office of Assessment & Analytics
      • Use professional judgement in interpreting guidelines and precedents to create new approaches in effective workshop planning, implementation, and assessment.
      • Lead the development and execution of assessments and program evaluations of the LGBT Resource Center's learning outcomes.
      • Develop and coordinate a data collection schedule.
      • Facilitation of norming sessions and provide students with templates to assess discussion groups and other programs Leadership & Supervision
        • Assumes authority and performs functions of the department director in their absence.
        • Serve as an engaged collaborator with other identity-based offices to advocate for equity in educational spaces at the intersections of multiple minoritized identities
        • Establishes internal objectives and implements procedures to meet goals.
        • Assists in setting department short and long-term goals.
        • Oversees department staff management including recruitment, performance evaluations trainings, and retention of staff.
        • Provides guidance for signature programs such as Gay-La, Pride Week, etc.
        • Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned Budget and Office Management
          • Organizes weekly schedule of student staff.
          • Oversees daily program operations and coordinates program activities.
          • Monitors program quality and effectiveness and research improvement methods.
          • Provide suggestions that contribute to the planning, advisement, and reporting of state funding, grants, and donor-related funds
          • Work alongside the director in fundraising efforts for programs that support student success
          • Assist the director in creating and distributing reports that show the impact of the center
          • Support the director with the facilitation of the scholarship program, including relationships with students and donors This position is not responsible for providing patient care. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

            Disclaimer This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job. Problem-Solving The problems and solutions encountered by this position vary depending on the area and structure of the department. This position frequently addresses problematic situations and often acts a mediator or a negotiator. A major task for this position is to understand the needs of the customers and determine what products and services should be provided to meet those needs. Comments Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required Nearly Continuously: Office environment. Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking. Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations, and effective communication skills are also required.

            Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description. Preferences
            • Master's degree in Higher Education, Gender Studies, Social Work, Educational Leadership & Policy, Psychology, or a related area.
            • Three years of relevant experience
            • Must have a commitment to and experience with intentional and strategic diversity work including, but not limited to, age, race, ethnicity, class, culture, sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, and religious/spiritual identity.
            • The successful candidate must have a demonstrated awareness and knowledge of and commitment to working with LGBTQIA+ issues from a critical and intersectional lens.
            • Advanced interpersonal skills are required in addition to outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Type Special Instructions Summary Additional Information The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Director/ Title IX Coordinator

              Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

              383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

              Salt Lake City, UT 84112



              Online reports may be submitted at The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South. Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
              • * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
                • Yes
                • No
                • * How many years of progressively more responsible management experience do you have?
                  • Less than 2 years
                  • 2 year or more, but less than 4 years
                  • 4 years or more, but less than 6 years
                  • 6 years or more, but less than 8 years
                  • 8 years or more Required Documents
                  • Resume Optional Documents
                  • Cover Letter
                  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 - Member Copy 4) - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169
                  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission University Human Resource Management
                    250 East 200 South, Suite 125 Salt Lake City, UT 84111
                    Contact us: (801) 581-2169 By Email:

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