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Arlene Montevecchio
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Subject :Assistant Director of LGBTQ Student Initiatives and Administration, University of Notre Dame

This position reports directly to and assists the Director of the Gender Relations Center (GRC), working with one other Assistant Director and two Program Coordinators in developing and supporting an environment at Notre Dame that fosters safe and healthy relationships while promoting the moral formation of undergraduate and graduate students consistent with the University’s Catholic identity, mission, and values. The Assistant Director for LGBTQ Student Initiatives and Administration promotes the GRC mission by spearheading pastoral care and educational trainings for LGBTQ student initiatives, and providing oversight for at least two dimensions of departmental administration, such as communication, assessment, and budgeting. The position also oversees educational and social programming particularly related to intersectionality and women’s and men’s initiatives on campus through supervision of the full-time Program Coordinator for Identity, Intersectionality, and Inclusion, as well as student program assistants, and mentorship of peer educators. This position collaborates with other departments within Student Affairs, academic departments, and other university units. This position also serves as a liaison to assigned Catholic colleges/universities, peer institutions, and local nonprofits.

LGBTQ Initiatives – Oversee all LGBTQ educational and social programming (including programs such as the LGBTQ Welcome Back Picnic, LGBTQ History Month, and LGBTQ Graduation Reception); Spearhead all new LGBTQ initiatives (LGBTQ Mentorship Initiative); Serve as liaison to LGBTQ graduate and professional student clubs.

Pastoral Care – Provide coordinated resources and referrals for LGBTQ students in need of pastoral care and support; Collaborate with other Student Affairs Offices and Notre Dame Departments (Campus Ministry, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Student Welfare and Development, Counseling Center, Residential Life, Center for Career Development, Office of Student Enrichment, University Health Services, Care Consultants) for support of LGBTQ students.

Advising – Advise PrismND, Notre Dame’s undergraduate student organization responsible for providing peer-to-peer support, direct service opportunities, and community development for LGBTQ students and their heterosexual allies, responding to the needs of the student body within the context of the University’s Catholic ideals.

Training and Campus Education – In collaboration with the Director, design, implement, and assess trainings on issues related to LGBTQ identities, sexual identity, and gender identity (e.g. LGBTQ 101, Active Allyship) for faculty, staff, and graduate students; In collaboration with the Director and other staff of the GRC, provide educational trainings and formation support for Residential Hall Staff around issues related to the GRC’s mission.

Department Administration – Oversee up to two office administrative functions. Possibilities include: all office communications including the design of print media/publicity for the office, management of social media/communication, design and maintenance of the GRC website; or design, implement and monitor assessment systems for programs and events; or assist in budget development, management, and expenditure decisions as related to programmatic efforts on behalf of the office.

Supervision – Provide department oversight of sexual identity, women’s and men’s initiatives, and intersectionality programming through direct supervision of a full-time staff Program Coordinator for Identity, Intersectionality, and Inclusion. With other staff of the GRC, hire, train, and supervise student employees including graphic designers, senior fellows, and peer educators (called FIRE Starters).

Student Affairs Collaboration – Participate as integral member of a large, multifaceted Student Development team interacting daily with colleagues in relevant offices as well as leaders of student clubs and organizations. As assigned, serve on committees and attend conferences and trainings.

Candidates must possess a Master’s degree, preferably in Theology/Ministry, College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or Education
3+ years in ministry or administration, ideally within Catholic higher education or a non-profit agency
Demonstrated ability to develop and assess training curriculum for diverse populations
Ability to work collaboratively in higher education with faculty, staff, and students at all levels
Supervisory experience, preferably with both student and professional staff
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
Effective interpersonal skills including a willingness to create a challenging but welcoming environment for all people.

The successful candidate will also possess a commitment to formulating formational opportunities, consistent with the mission of a Catholic University founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

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