Director of the Pride Resource Center

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
25 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Pride Resource Center (PRC) is part of the Division of Student Affairs, and more specifically one of seven centers that comprise the Student Diversity Programs and Services cluster that collaborate with one another and departments across campus to support underrepresented students at Colorado State University (CSU). PRC assists students who identify as or with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) culture/community with their transition to CSU and throughout their academic careers by providing support and encouragement for their academic, professional, cultural, and personal development. PRC creates mutual opportunities and promotes programs that offer diverse perspectives based on identities through partnerships with other Student Diversity Programs. This exchange via cooperative planning allows the PRC to support all University services. Above all, this inclusive atmosphere committed to cultural and social awareness allows students, staff, alumni and community members to be united in the pursuit of a better future. The PRC provides programs and services to support the retention, graduation and success of students and contributes to an inclusive campus environment by providing resources for LGBT and allies awareness and education.

The Director reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.

Position Summary

The Director for the Pride Resource Center (PRC) is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, who reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs. Staff members include one Assistant Director. The Director provides leadership for the administration of the office and all programs and services and is part of leadership/management team. The Director coordinates the development of programs, policies, and procedures that assist in the successful support of LGBTQ students, while enriching their educational experience and contributing to their academic and personal success amongst all University areas. The Pride Resource Center is part of the Student Diversity Programs and Services cluster that include the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center, Black/African American Cultural Center, El Centro, Native American Cultural Center, Resources for Disabled Students, and the Women and Gender Advocacy Center.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Sociology, Social Work, Queer Studies or related area.
  • A minimum of five years professional full-time experience, including at least three years of successful experience as an administrator/educational leader in higher education.
  • Demonstrated experience working with, and ability to relate effectively to, GLBTQ students as well as all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other campus constituents.
  • Demonstrated direct experience and understanding working with and supporting diverse populations (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience with coordination, planning and facilitation of social justice educational programming on topics related to intersectionality, power, privilege and oppression across multiple identities (ie: race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc)
  • Demonstrated awareness and understanding of current trends related to academic retention and transition, student development process and career concerns for GLBTQ students
  • Experience supervising professional staff and students

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree preferred
  • Experience with budget and program management.
  • Collaborative style of leadership, soliciting input from colleagues in decision-making process.
  • Demonstrated proposal and grant writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact with the general public, tactful and diplomatic approach to problem solving, sensitivity to needs and concerns of GLBTQ students and the community.
  • Ability to build and expand a community of support and advocacy for GLBTQ students; including developing and providing support services, educational programming, advocacy, mentoring, resources and referrals for the GLBTQ campus community.
  • Understanding of and ability to articulate the land-grant university philosophy.
  • Optimistic, creative and energetic leadership skills through a strong student affairs philosophy, including the ability to delegate responsibility and to stimulate entrepreneurial activity.
  • Demonstrated verbal and writing skills, including public speaking.
  • Demonstrated ongoing commitment to social justice advocacy at individual, group, and/or community level
  • Demonstrated success in working with faculty, staff and students in a higher education setting.
  • Ability to translate and interpret effectively the Center’s mission and philosophy to all members of the University community, acknowledging the important priorities of education and student development, provision of services and building a sense of institutional community.
  • Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
  • Available to work evenings and weekends as necessary to best meet the needs of students.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and articulate sexual orientation and gender identity as a social identity, and the needs and concerns from a social justice/intersectional/multicultural perspective that incorporates all aspects of identity.

Diversity Statement

Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Leadership Duty/Responsibility

  • Supervise, hire, support, develop and evaluate fulltime staff
  • Serve as organizational leader and collaborative member of the professional staff team
  • Serve as a leader in the Student Diversity Programs and Services cluster
  • Serve as a campus leader and advocate for issues related to diversity and social justice, leading with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community and the intersectionality of identities
  • Support and guide the vision for the Pride Resource Center (PRC)
  • Actively embrace and role model Colorado State University’s Principles of Community
  • Provides guidance for setting and carving out the vision/mission for the Center that aligns with the Division of Student Affairs and the University’s vision/mission
  • Collaborate with Academic Departments in order to initiate and/or support retention efforts
  • Understand campus resources, policies and procedures and serve as a reliable and accurate source and advocate of information to current and perspective students and their families Provide and support opportunities for LGBTQ students to become leaders on the campus and in the broader community
  • Provide a safe and comfortable Center environment that welcomes LGBTQ students in their multiple identities

Percentage Of Time 50% Job Duty Category Program Development and Management Duty/Responsibility

  • Administer and manage the Center’s organizational functions including budget, accounts, facility and equipment use, policy development, preparation of reports, development of publications, public relations, and proposal writing for external funding
  • Develop and support programs that promote the persistence and graduation of LGBT students.
  • Conduct on-going assessment of program effectiveness
  • Assist in the facilitation of campus diversity training
  • Provide support and guidance to university recognized student organizations
  • Participate in the campus orientations, resource fairs, and requested presentations
  • Develop, lead, and facilitate Safe Zone trainings

Percentage Of Time 30% Job Duty Category Campus and Community Collaboration Duty/Responsibility

  • Represent the University and the LGBTQ community locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Establish and strengthen relationships with LGBTQ alumni to increase support for the center and current LGBTQ students
  • Assist and serve as a consultant to the community and campus concerning LGBTQ students
  • Represent the Center through participation of key committees and task forces
  • Collaborate and partner with departments across campus to benefit students and support student success
  • Initiate and collaborate on projects and programs throughout the Division of Student Affairs and with the Student Diversity Programs and Services cluster.
  • Assist in general activities of the Division of Student Affairs, including student recruitment and retention activities, major events, and professional development programs.

Percentage Of Time 20%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with the required and preferred qualifications, a current resume or vita, unofficial transcripts, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) references, one being a current/recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration all materials must be received by 11:59pm on August 11, 2017.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License

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EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.