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Director, LGBT Resource Center

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034040
Department Code 40204-3160
Department Enrollment & Student Experience
Job Title Director, LGBT Resource Center
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range commensurate with experience
Salary Grade S6
FLSA Status Exempt

Standard University business hours:

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Director of the LGBT Resource Center will support LGBTQQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and asexual) students and more broadly people with marginalized genders and sexualities. The Director will provide leadership and supervision of the Center while also establishing goals and objectives. In addition to overseeing the administrative and operational functions, the Director will work collaboratively to provide advice, counsel, referrals and educational resources to LGBTQQIA students and the greater campus community.


• Master’s degree in Higher Education or related field.
• Minimum of 5-7 years of increasing responsibility in higher education setting with a minimum of 3 years of direct or indirect LGBTQQIA student service in higher education.
• Overall demonstrated commitment to working with people with marginalized genders and sexualities.
• Experience with facilitation and design of workshops, as well as experience with group facilitation and individual advising of LGBTQQIA college students in a non-therapeutic context.
• Established record of programs and events with attention to logistics, budgets, contracts, and publicity.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Strong leadership which includes but is not limited to strategic planning, visioning, forecasting, fiscal and program management
• Extensive knowledge of student development, social justice, and LGBTQQIA identities, cultures, experiences and development theories
• Strong commitment to social justice and understanding of intersectional identities and experiences
• Ability to implement, execute, and assess programs and services
• Strong communication skills, written and verbal and ability to be collaborative/work on a small team
• Strong administrative skills
• Supervisory skills for staff with a range in experience from undergraduate work-study to graduate students to semi-seasoned professionals
• Computer skills with the ability to learn new software
• Possess excellent facilitation, design, and presentation skills


Managerial: Directs and is responsible for the overall visioning and management of the LGBT Resource Center. The Director leads the organizational, managerial, program development, administrative functions and assessment of all initiatives that support the functions of the Center and the broader commitment to social justice at Syracuse University. Oversee the preparation, implementation and reconciliation of a $320,000 budget. Exhibits strong leadership in the areas of strategic planning and visioning, forecasting, fiscal responsibility and program management.
Supervision: Supervises one full-time associate director, one full-time program coordinator, one academic year graduate assistant, a graduate intern or practicum student, and several part-time student staff assistants.
Educational Outreach: Oversees the development and delivery of educational outreach initiatives. Advocates for and conducts training sessions for multiple constituents: including but not limited to academic units and enrollment and the student experience units such as; Admissions, Office of Multicultural Affairs, First-Year and Transfer students, First Year Forum, Learning Communities, Office of Health Promotion, Public Safety, Residence Life, student athletes, student organizations, Summer Start etc. Provides advising, support, and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual(LGBTQQIA) students, families, student organizations, allies, faculty and staff on academic, personal, social and cultural matters. Serves as a resource to local and state organizations on issues related to the LGBTQQIA communities. Attends to intersectionality and interlocking systems of oppression on the interpersonal, institutional, and systemic levels.
Collaboration and Advocacy: Collaborates with all units across the campus to promote a supportive and nurturing campus environment for LGBTQQIA students, faculty, staff and alumni. Oversees, directs and supports LGBTQQIA programs and events implemented through the Center. Serves on University and Divisional committees, workgroups, and/task forces. Communicates and collaborates with the LGBT Studies Program and the University Senate Committee on LGBT Concerns.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 11/09/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Staff
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