Director, LGBTQ Advancement & Equity/Associate Director Gender Equity Resource Center (0566U) 13676
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles
, our Principles of Community
, and our Strategic Plan.
The Gender Equity Resource Center is the campus center responsible for ensuring UC Berkeley's policies and practices, programs and services and overall campus climate are welcoming to the UCB LGBTQ+ and Women's communities in ways that ensure access, belonging & success. The programs of GenEq are LGBTQ+, Women, and Sexual and Relationship Violence Education.
GenEq is part of the Centers for Educational Justice and Community Engagement (EJCE). This collaborative is comprised of the Gender Equity Resource Center and Multicultural Student Development (MSD). MSD is comprised of five offices: African American Student Development (AASD), Asian Pacific American Student Development (ASASD), Chicanx/Latinx Student Development (CLSD), Multicultural Community Center (MCC) and Native American Student Development (NASD). These teams operate within the portfolio of the Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion (E&I).
Leadership and Expertise:
- The Director serves as the campus expert for addressing the needs of LGBTQ community members who are enrolled or employed at UC Berkeley. Serves as subject matter expert on the experiences of LGBTQ persons in higher education.
- Designs, develops, oversees and evaluates major initiatives to address systematic barriers that impede the success of LGBTQ community members at UC Berkeley.
- Provides comprehensive expert guidance on a variety of academic, student development, and campus climate issues affecting LGBTQ-identified students, faculty and staff. Informs the campus leadership of current and emerging state and federal law, policies or events, and student trends that might impact LGBTQ persons at UC Berkeley.
- Provides expert advice to campus administration on responding to incidents that adversely affect the campus climate for the UCB LGBTQ community.
- Analyzes, predicts and advises constituencies regarding direction in the absence of clear external and internal practices. Identifies policy issues of importance to the Campus which frequently cross organizational lines and require research of state and national organizations; develops appropriate analytical and procedural framework for addressing the issues on the Berkeley campus.
- Provides intellectual leadership and vision for a spectrum of services and activities.
- Proposes, leads and/or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups.
- Formulates new policies and procedures for implementation on the campus.
- Provides direction for the campus in developing policies and procedures for implementation of student-related equity and inclusion initiatives.
- Ensures campus compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in a complex, changing environment.
- Provides leadership with assessment and evaluation of campus needs regarding demographics and policies related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SOGI).
- Provides leadership, guidance, and vision for all campus-wide initiatives focused on or including LGBTQ community.
- Designs, develops, oversees and evaluates major initiatives and complex programs to address systematic barriers that impede the success and inclusion of LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, administrators and post-doctoral appointees at UC Berkeley. Works in partnership with campus administration and constituent groups to establish and fulfill program vision, mission, and goals.
- Responds to students, faculty and staff who seek assistance with SOGI issues that arise, and impacts their experiences as LGBTQ at UC Berkeley.
- Ensures that individuals can make effective use of existing campus policies, procedures and resources; works with campus departments, managers, and high-level administrators in seeking appropriate resolution to their concerns.
- Makes appropriate referrals and recommendations to on-campus and off-campus resources and services as necessary.
- Identifies solutions for equity and inclusion issues affecting academic support, student development, student services, and campus climate.
- Works collaboratively with staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, and students to identify and implement innovative approaches in meeting the needs of a diverse and changing campus community, particularly the needs of a dynamic student community.
- Participates in campus-wide and system-wide committees that impact policies and programs concerning services for multiple populations (for example, campus climate team, undocumented students, immigrant students).
- Collaborates with GenEq team, EJCE, and other E&I staff to develop innovative strategies that address issues such as racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia/heterosexism, and other forms of systematic forms of exclusion and marginalization in the academy which impede access, truncate full potential and deny success; seeks to engage the entire campus community in cross-cultural understanding and dialogue.
- Ensures campus compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
Outreach, Education & Community Enrichment:
- Works with campus administrators, Office of the President and the UC System LGBTQ Directors Council to maintain a coordinated system-wide approach responsive to campus needs.
- Responsible for the development of and direct and focused delivery of programs and services that serve the needs of the campus LGBTQ community, including but not limited to events, workshops, resources and support.
- Engages the entire UC Berkeley community of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, administrators, post-doctoral appointees and alumni to ascertain policy and program needs that advance understanding and equity of LGBTQ community.
- Coordinates with the Director of Women's programs to design and deliver sexual and relationship violence interventions and workshops that are relevant to LGBTQ experiences.
- Ensures that policies are consistent with objectives and requirements of existing programs, grants, contracts, and donor awards.
- Engages in reasonable and informed practices that enhance the campus climate experience; balances the needs of LGBTQ community, the realities of the campus, and limits liability exposure of the institution.
- Facilitates student leadership development through appropriate and timely advising; provides leadership and social skills workshops as needed.
- Designs paid and unpaid internships. Identifies mentors and nurtures potential student leaders; directs them toward resources that will assist with individual development and learning.
- May sponsor student attendance at academic and leadership conferences. May develop programs that enable students to apply concepts that they have learned in their classes in field and community settings.
- Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with other campus offices and entities as they relate to the needs of the LGBTQ campus community.
- Coordinates and provides support to various campus committees which address the welfare and climate for LGBTQ persons.
- Serves on and works closely with the UC LGBTQ Center Directors Council, assuming leadership roles within the Council as needed.
- Consults with campus risk management and legal counsel to problem-solve and strategize on high-risk concerns, responses, actions.
- Responds to appropriate inquiries from students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and counterparts at other UCs and across the nation, including providing resource and information assistance as necessary.
- Develops and maintains relationships with SF Bay Area and state-wide organizations that serve the LGBTQ community.
- Advises student organizations, providing advice and guidance on campus policies and procedures.
- Conceives and implements initiatives that support and enhance the curricular and co-curricular success of undergraduate and graduate LGBTQ students at UC Berkeley.
- Maintains strong relationships with academic partner, Gender & Women's Studies; collaborates when appropriate to provide opportunities for students to bring classroom learning into co-curricular experiences; develops strategic initiatives and joint academic initiatives.
Management and Administration:
- Plans, develops and implements new programs and organizational structure changes required to implement new policies.
- Develops and manages budget in coordination with GenEq Executive Director, EJCE Administrative Assistant and E&I Financial Analyst. Monitors spending and revenue generation, making quarterly adjustments as needed.
- Supervises an Assistant Director of GenEq; responsible for recruitment, selection, training, coaching, performance management, and salary setting.
- Provides work/project direction, conducts performance conversations, and promotes professional development for staff.
- Conducts annual evaluation of all programs and services within the GenEq LGBTQ Programs portfolio to determine effectiveness; makes necessary modifications; conducts program assessments; adjusts budget for any changing campus demographics, policy landscape and community needs, particularly the needs of LGBTQ community.
- Demonstrates integrity, accountability and efficient stewardship of University resources in a manner consistent with UC policies including the UC Standards of Ethical Conduct and Safety Policies.
- Assists Executive Director, GenEq and staff in creation and implementation of department fundraising strategy, providing expert input on the LGBTQ community portion of the initiative.
- Serves as liaison to LGBTQ Alumni organizations such as Cal Alumni Pride, E&I Development team and the California Alumni Association on alumni outreach and fundraising initiatives.
- Develops multi-year strategic plan for campus advancement of LGBTQ equity; ensures the plan is integrated within the broader strategic vision of GenEq and reflects the priorities of the Division of Equity and Inclusion and UC Berkeley.
- Ensures that privacy and confidentiality are maintained with respect to all communications in accordance with University, state and federal privacy laws and policies.
- Develops and maintains professional interpersonal relationships with colleagues; works cooperatively and seeks the involvement of others; contributes to the achievement of a team goal, listens to and considers other perspectives; treats others with respect, and exhibits strong political acumen.
- Participates actively as a team member in the EJCE cluster as well as E&I Division activities; maintains a collaborative relationship with colleagues; and makes recommendations that benefit and strengthen the development of the EJCE Cluster and the Division of Equity & Inclusion.
- Recruits, selects, trains, supervises and evaluates undergraduate and graduate student interns.
- Makes assignments and gives direction. Provides opportunities for interns to garner transferable skills that enhance each intern's leadership development.
- Monitors trends and issues and continually assesses the nature and effectiveness of policies, programs, and services that intersect with LGBTQ community needs; makes ongoing improvements and/or advises administration on new directions.
- Conducts evaluations and assessment of program initiatives. Employs critical thinking in problem solving; uses a variety of data both qualitative and quantitative, understands and evaluates complex information from a variety of sources including research, professional experience and personal observation to form a decision or opinion; demonstrates an appreciation for current research and trends in the fields of multicultural education, sexuality and gender studies, and student affairs.
- Other duties as assigned, including Special projects; membership in divisional and campus committees and work teams, and so forth.
- Keeps abreast of changing and evolving trends regarding, women, gender identity, sexuality, underrepresented and underserved populations; including students, multicultural education, student development, and student learning theories.
- Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated experience in multicultural competencies, ability to work in diverse populations and collaboratively in teams.
- Ability to accurately interpret policies and procedures to students and faculty.
- Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population and commitment to strategies to support student diversity.
- Strong skills in judgment and decision-making, problem identification, and problem solving.
- Ability to keep track of and communicate program concentrations and department's complex funding support plan.
- Strong computer skills, including knowledge and proficiency of Google suite, Microsoft suite, and database software; ability to learn new systems and software.
- Proficiency with and/or ability to learn new technology; ability to train others to use new technology.
- Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
- Service oriented, with ability to remain courteous at all times.
- Ability to exercise consummate discretion regarding management of confidential student records and privileged information within the department.
- Advanced knowledge of policies and procedures pertaining to graduate study and professional education; thorough knowledge of or ability to learn of university policies, procedures, processes and requirements.
- Experience providing a wide range of student services duties and responsibilities for an academic department, school, college, or organization.
- Experience working in academic advising, recruitment, admissions, financial aid, student orientation and events, career counseling, and related programs.
- Advanced knowledge of the experiences of LGBTQ persons in Higher Education.
- Advanced content expertise and knowledge of research findings and best practices in serving minoritized sexualities and genders enrolled or employed at colleges and universities.
- Experience engaging with community-based organizations, particularly organizations serving LGBTQ communities.
- Experience in working with historically underrepresented and underserved communities, including: mediating, managing and resolving conflicts; facilitating group work; and training students, faculty and staff.
- Knowledge of how sexual and relationship violence is addressed in a university context, particularly the impacts and complexities associated with the topic across the sexual and gender minorities.
- Knowledge and experience with workshop and curriculum design particularly delivering content that advances understanding of gender identity and sexual orientation.
- Advanced program skills in establishing and implementing short- and long-term program goals and objectives; administering enrichment programs, managing projects; design and facilitation of seminars and workshops.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Academic advising experience at the graduate level.
- 3 or more years leadership experience within a campus LGBTQ+, Women's or Multicultural Center strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of or the ability to quickly learn University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of or the ability to quickly learn University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
- Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training strongly preferred.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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