|Assistant Dean/Director of LGBTQ Initiatives|
|Full Time/Part Time|
|Dean of the College|
Following a generous gift in 2002, Colgate created the Director of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, students) Initiatives role initially locating it within the Center for Women's Studies (WMST). In 2007, the position moved from sharing responsibilities in residence life and student leadership and involvement to becoming a full-time role focused exclusively on supporting LGBTQ students and allies and more broadly, people with marginalized genders and sexualities. Today, the director supports students and allies with a deep understanding on issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and spiritual backgrounds as well as their intersectionality, and by helping students and allies make the connection between their identities within the context of a small, private, residential, rural liberal arts college.
The Director of LGBTQ Initiatives continues to share a close partnership with the WMST, the LGBTQ Studies faculty and staff, as well as other faculty, staff, alumni, and students, to promote inclusivity across campus. The next Director of LGBTQ Initiatives benefits from nearly 16 years of history and tradition supporting the Colgate LGBTQ community to provide an affirming campus environment and climate. This is an exciting time to join Colgate and the Office of the Dean of the College as Colgate celebrates its bicentennial, prepares for its third century, and focuses on equity and inclusion as part of a recently appointed Task Force on Equity and Diversity jointly led by the President and Provost.
The Mission of LGBTQ Initiatives is enhancing campus diversity and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students, staff, and faculty through intellectual/leadership development, building community, and outreach/visibility.
The Director of LGBTQ Initiatives is an administrative position within the Office of the Dean of the College. Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director of LGBTQ Initiatives is dedicated to supporting Colgate's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally students by working to achieve inclusive excellence and through visibility across a vibrant campus community. The Director also advances several important divisional initiatives on behalf of the Dean of the College related to campus climate, particularly as they relate to gender, sexuality, equity and inclusion as well as intersectional identities. This position requires an independent, creative colleague who understands servant leadership as a way of supporting students and equipping them to navigate a rigorous liberal arts college environment.
The Director oversees daily operations including web site and social media presence as well as supervision of student intern staff. They develop and promote LGBTQ events, activities, programs, and initiatives, advise student organizations, work with students and the Rainbow Room, a student-run space, and provide education and support at Colgate regarding sexual orientation, gender, and gender-identity. The Director develops and maintains community resources, including materials that inform current and prospective students, faculty, and staff about the lived experiences, cultures, and concerns of LGBTQ people at Colgate.
Serve as primary support and resource for LGBTQ+-identified students/staff/faculty.
Faculty Training & Development
Direct Student Contact
|Personal Accountability for Results|
Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.
Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.
|Problem Solving and Decision Making|
Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.
Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.
|Leadership and Teamwork|
Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.
|Creativity and Innovation|
Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.
|Diversity and Inclusion|
Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.
Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the university's commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the university's sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.
|Professional Experience/ Qualifications|
Two years of experience in student affairs, or related field;
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in higher education administration or student affairs or a combination of education and experience from which comparable skills have been attained is preferred
Some night and weekend availability required.
|Job Open Date|
|Job Close Date|
|Open Until Filled|
|Special Instructions Summary|
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.