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10 Jan 2017

Assistant Director for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Student

University of Notre Dame – Posted by SACJobs Anywhere

Job Description

Assistant Director for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Student Initiatives

The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Assistant Director for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Student Initiatives.

Applications will be accepted until 1/30/2017.

The University of Notre Dame Gender Relations Center announces an opening and invites applicants for the Assistant Director (AD) in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ ) Student Initiatives. This position reports directly to the Director of the Gender Relations Center and is responsible for implementing educational initiatives, coordinating pastoral care and establishing outreach that are rooted in the Catholic Holy Cross Tradition. This individual will be the primary advisor for PrismND, our LGBTQ -Ally student organization, and responsible for assisting in the recruitment, training and supervision of peer educators who will promote community, dignity and inclusion for all. The Assistant Director for LGBTQ Student Initiatives is a 12 month position with some night and weekend responsibilities year round.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities include:

1. Coordinate the design and communication about LGBTQ program, services and resources in a manner that encourages student participation and honors the University’s values.

2. Develop, implement and assess a comprehensive education plan related to LGBTQ and Ally issues designed to promote a campus climate where the human dignity of each student is valued. Programs should create and sustain a safe and supportive environment for all students to explore issues related to sexual identity, gender identity, and healthy relationships within the context of the University’s Catholic mission.

3. Advise PrismND, our student organization designed to provide peer-to-peer support, direct service opportunities, and friendship for the LGBTQ students and their heterosexual allies that responds to the needs of the student body within the context of the University’s Catholic ideals.

4. Assist with recruitment and training of peer educators as well as serve as their professional staff mentor during the development and implementation of educational initiatives for the campus community.

5. Provide and coordinate resources, support groups, and referrals for students who are in need of pastoral care and counseling.

6. Act as a liaison and interact with other Student Affairs Departments/Administrators, including but not limited to, Rectors, Assistant Rectors, University Health Center, Counseling Center, Residential Life, Career Center, McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, Student Enrichment, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Housing, Campus Ministry, and Student Activities. Serve as a resource for and collaborate with academic and pastoral departments on Notre Dame’s campus that also offer programming and support with respect to LGBTQ issues, including but not limited to, the Institute for Church Life, Center for Social Concerns, First Year Studies, and Gender Studies.

7. Participate in University committees concerning LGBTQ concerns particularly the Advisory Committee to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

8. Research programming trends and best practices with other Catholic colleges/universities, peer institutions, pastoral and theological colleagues in order to promote the development of all students.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Student Affairs and Development, Theological Studies, Divinity or Education with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology, Gender Studies, Psychology, Sociology or related field is required.
Minimum of three or more years of experience in ministry or student development, ideally in Catholic higher education with a focus on the needs of students who identify as LGBTQ and their allies.
Qualifications include exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with a diverse group that includes students, staff, faculty, parents, leaders in the Catholic Church, and the public.
The successful candidate will also possess a commitment to formulating educational opportunities, consistent with the mission of a Catholic University founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional qualifications include possessing a general familiarity with personal computer and strong organizational skills.

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual “Great Colleges to Work For” survey…and we are proud of it!

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

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Start Date: 12/16/2017 – Firm
Education: High School or Equiv.
Work Experience: 0-2 Years

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Job Categories: Student Affairs and Services. Job Tags: Assistant Director, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender.


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