Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality
Company: University of Michigan-Flint
Posted on: March 20, 2020
Job SummaryThe University of Michigan-Flint is seeking a
visionary leader responsible for the overall administration and
management of the Center for Gender and Sexuality (CGS). Situated
within the Division of Student Affairs and reporting to the Vice
Chancellor, the Director guides the Center's strategic direction
while mobilizing CGS resources to promote education, equity,
inclusion, and success. By adopting a purposeful, intersectional
approach, the Director will maintain active affiliations with local
and national organizations in support of strengthening LGBTQIA+
communities and advocating around gender and LGBTQIA+ identities.
The Director also has a special responsibility for creating a
welcoming campus environment and sense of belonging for women and
LGBTQIA+ students and allies, while facilitating growth,
development, and advancement through support, advocacy, and
appropriate institutional intervention. Although women and LGBTQIA+
students and allies are the Center's primary constituencies, it
serves the entire campus community. The Director serves as a Campus
Security Authority (CSA) under the Clery Act and a Responsible
Employee under university policies. Responsibilities*Administration
- Oversee the day-to-day operation of the Center for Gender and
Sexuality (CGS), including strategic planning, staff supervision,
education and training, assessment and evaluation, and
gender-related programs, events and activities.
- Provide leadership and vision toward realizing the Center's
mission to include partnering across campus, and within the
community, to support, advocate, and educate around gender and
- Continue the integration of two former centers (Ellen Bommarito
LGBTQ Center and Women's Educational Center) that serves and
supports a spectrum of issues and experiences related to gender and
sexuality, and aligns with the mission, vision and core values of
the University of Michigan-Flint and the Division of Student
- Oversee the CGS budget to ensure financial and other resources
are used effectively and appropriately.
- Maintain an active partnership with University Advancement to
both nurture existing donor accounts and identify additional
funding sources in support of advancing the mission of CGS.
- Oversee unit grant management, including Critical Difference
grants to help address student financial crises. Pursue local and
national grants in consultation with the Vice Chancellor for
- Guide UM-Flint's gender-related and LGBTQIA+ initiatives
through the strategic deployment of CGS resources.
- Serve as a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team.
- Perform other duties as assigned. Advocacy and Student
- Promote an environment within the Center that welcomes, listens
to, and supports students through an inclusive approach that
highlights intersectionality and the complexity of lived
- Develop and maintain a support and referral structure for
students to include university services, and resources, academic
support and opportunities, and community connections designed to
ensure student health and well-being, belonging and success.
- Engage with university leadership on policies, practices, and
appropriate training to ensure the campus serves the needs of
LGBTQIA+ students and the campus community.
- Serve as primary point of contact for gender and LGBTQIA+
related concerns and facilitate reporting, as appropriate, through
the university's reporting system.
- Oversee the Center's programming calendar, publicity campaigns,
events and services.
- In collaboration with university and community partners, plan
and implement programs that feature culture, gender, and LGBTQIA+
diversity and generational differences within the campus
- Provide co-curricular experiences and resources for students
that are grounded in contemporary practices for identity,
leadership, and community development.
- Seek opportunities for students to connect to the public world,
including policymaking and implementation in areas connected to
gender and sexuality in higher education.Communication &
- Collaborate across divisions and disciplines on matters that
pertain to student inclusion and gender and sexuality.
- Partner, collaborate and co-sponsor initiatives with the
Provost's Office, the Women's and Gender Studies Program, the
Campus Diversity Officer, student organizations, and others, as
- Provide leadership for NASPA's Culture of Respect Collective
and other efforts and institutional initiatives connected to sexual
violence prevention and education.
- Support and contribute to campus diversity, equity and
inclusion initiatives in cooperation with the university's
overarching DEI Committee structure.
- Foster excellent communication and rapport with administrative
offices, academic departments, campus units, faculty, staff and
- Foster relationships with external partners to the mutual
benefit of UM-Flint students and the surrounding community.
- Communicate quarterly with the CGS Advisory Board regarding the
overarching work and vision of CGS.
- Serve as ex-officio on the Advisory Board and collaborate with
the chair to set the schedule and agenda. Assessment & Evaluation
- Recommend modifications to programs or services, based upon
evaluation of larger demographic and cultural trends, or particular
departmental programs based on constituent (or student) needs.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive departmental assessment
plan that includes key performance indicators and cohort tracking,
in cooperation with the Division of Student Affairs Assessment
Committee and broader institutional efforts.
- Prepare annual and periodic reports; provide other data and
information to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs upon
request. formation to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs upon
- Master's degree in a related area
- 5 years of relevant professional experience, including 3 years
of supervisory and administrative experience
- Advanced understanding of and knowledge about issues impacting
women and LGBTQIA+ students and communities
- Demonstrated competency in relevant theory, current research
and best practices
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement student-centered
programming focused on gender and sexuality
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working
relationships, both internally and external to the university
- Strong interpersonal skills, including emotional intelligence
- Excellent written and spoken communication skillsDesired
- Terminal degree in a related field
- 7+ years of increasingly responsible relevant experience,
preferably in higher education
- Administrative experience in higher education, preferably in
- Expertise in women, gender, and sexuality theory and practice
within the context of higher education
- Experience managing and collaborating on diversity, equity, and
inclusion initiatives, preferably in a university setting
- Demonstrated experience in program review, assessment and
evaluationBackground ScreeningThe University of Michigan conducts
background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a
contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct
background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance
with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.Application DeadlineFor best
consideration, you are encouraged to apply by March 18,
2020.Application DeadlineJob openings are posted for a minimum of
seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as
early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed
from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting
period has ended.U-M EEO/AA StatementThe University of Michigan is
an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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