Schedule Information: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Hours per Week: 37.5
Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability; Sick, Vacation & Holiday Pay; Personal Business; Harper Tuition Waivers; and Professional Expense
Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoors and sedentary in nature. Some evening and weekend responsibilities.
Duties of Position: Provides collaborative, student-centric leadership and focuses on successful outcomes for students from minoritized and underrepresented identities, with expertise in serving LGBTQ+ populations. Assists in the implementation of the overall mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by designing quality programming, reviewing/developing policies, creating resources and coordinating support strategies to enhance student success and belonging. Collaborates with departments across campus to provide services for students, referring students to appropriate resources and providing education and training to students and employees.
Supports the retention and success of students from minoritized backgrounds, with special emphasis on students identifying within the LGBTQ+ population.
Assists students with effectively navigating Harper’s systems and processes and understanding policies, procedures and protocols.
Identifies barriers to full participation in curricular and co-curricular contexts and determines support strategies, resources and action plans.
Implements intentional activities to help create an inclusive campus environment that promotes students’ sense of belonging.
Works closely with the DEI team to plan and implement a range of departmental programs and services.
Facilitates greater understanding of intersectional identities (e.g., race, class, gender, ability, sexual orientation) and social justice across campus.
Maintains strong connections with LGBTQ+ students via individual/group meetings and frequent communications.
Helps students resolve challenges by clarifying protocols and making referrals to faculty, coordinators, advisors, counselors and other personnel as needed.
Shares best practices, current issues, trends and policies related to the LGBTQ+ population with the DEI team and the broader campus community.
Designs and presents LGBTQ+ trainings such as Safe Zone, pronoun usage, and trans inclusion.
Implements programs, such as Pride Month, Trans Day of Remembrance, Day of Silence, etc. for (and in collaboration with) students, faculty and staff. Also oversees programs for Women’s History Month and Diversity Week.
Maintains a network of cooperative relationships with student leaders/organizations, campus departments, community partners, staff/faculty and others to provide student success resources.
Develops and manages communication strategies and collaborates with Harper’s Communications team.
Creates assessments for new/existing initiatives and reporting of key metrics.
Provides consultation to faculty/staff in service of supporting LGBTQ+ and other underrepresented students.
Serves as liaisons to designated, diverse student organizations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, communications, or related area.
Experience Requirements: Three years of experience working in Multicultural/ Diversity Affairs, Leadership/Student Development, Student Activities, Academic Advising or related area. Experience working with underrepresented populations, including those who identify as LGBTQ+ specifically. Knowledge of intersectionality and retention of LGBTQ+ students. Experience planning programs and trainings from design to implementation. Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills as well as the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks. Strong communication skills, both verbal and writing. Proficiency in Microsoft Word suite.
Preferred Experience: Master's in Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education, College Personnel, Counseling or Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. Experience within a community college setting. Ability to communicate effectively via social media and marketing mediums.
Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: September 13, 2023.
Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***
* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.
Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.