Lafayette College is committed to enriching the learning experience for all members of the campus community by cultivating and supporting a diverse and inclusive community. The Assistant Director of Intercultural Development/Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Programs is a full-time position that oversees the College’s support services for students who identify with historically marginalized groups based on gender or sexuality. The Assistant Director/Coordinator will offer co-curricular programming to advance knowledge, awareness, and skills related to gender and sexuality. The Assistant Director/Coordinator serves as a resource to students and manages the GSP student hub. Gender and Sexuality Programs is a unit within the Office of Intercultural Development in the Division of Campus Life. This position reports to the Director of Intercultural Development.
● Strong commitment to and knowledge of issues related to the promotion of equity, inclusion, social justice, and sex-positivity, particularly in higher education contexts
● Demonstrated understanding of intersectionality framework(s)
● Contribute to all history/heritage month programs for the campus and coordinate efforts with the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Gateway Career Center, Alumni Relations, etc. and other academic departments to plan and implement educational and social programming in celebration of marginalized communities (Native American and American Indian, disability justice, Black communities and their diaspora, etc.). This includes programming related to relevant heritage and history months (i.e., Latinx Heritage Month, Queer History Month, Transgender Awareness Month, Black Heritage Month, Women’s History Month, etc.) and other relevant holidays and observances
● Coordinate events and programs for students, faculty, and staff related to the LGBTQ+ community (e.g. education, advocacy, discussion groups, etc…)
● Provide Safe Zone training for faculty and staff and hire, coach, manage and advise the Safe Zone Peer Educators
● Maintain Safe Zone training curriculum for faculty, staff, and students
● Research and implement new culturally relevant information in order to maintain an up-to-date curriculum
● Develop student mentoring and advising relationships through formal and/or informal interactions.
● Have knowledge of/be aware/and willing to be trained on PrEP, PEP, other related sex health information and STI-prevention specific to the LGBTQ+ community
● Participate in the College’s On-Call Emergency Response team
● Perform other related duties as assigned.
● Provide support and advising to one or more student groups; attend meetings and advise on matters involving program development
● Master’s degree in Student Development, Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education, Counseling, LGBT Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or a closely related area.
● Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sexuality Studies, LGBT Studies, Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or a closely related area
● Experience supervising undergraduate students, graduate students, or other related roles
● 2-3 years of experience programming in areas related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
● 2-3 years of training, consulting, or curriculum development experience
● Evidence of the development, execution, and assessment of educational programs.
● Awareness of and sensitivity to issues affecting the queer community.
● Flexibility to perform duties regularly on evenings and weekends
We invite qualified, passionate applicants for this position. Experience working in a selective, residential, liberal arts institution is valued, but not required We desire candidates with demonstrated success advocating for and with people of color, women, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities, as well as collaborating with faculty.
Interested applicants should submit a detailed resume, a cover letter addressing these job qualifications and the names of three professional references via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/136385
Lafayette is deeply committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share in the responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.