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Director, UIC Gender & Sexuality Center

Job Announcement:

The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a Director for its Gender & Sexuality Center. This Center was created in 1994 to help make UIC a place where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally students, faculty, staff, and administrators can pursue their educational and professional goals in a safe and welcoming environment free of discrimination. The Center plays a major role in creating supportive spaces and offering programs and services for the LGBTQA student population.

The Director reports to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs. The Director's primary responsibility is to implement the Center's mission and manage its day-to-day activities and operations, including fundraising. The Director administers the operation and budget of the Center; supervises its staff, including volunteers; sponsors and conducts training and programming related to LGBTQA issues; organizes advocacy efforts on behalf of the concerns of LGBTQA constituents on campus; conducts outreach to local community organizations and members of this constituency; develops additional funding streams for the Center through initiatives including grant-writing; and, along with other academic units, works to encourage and facilitate research on LGBTQA issues.

The preferred applicant will demonstrate leadership in working on LGBTQA issues; the ability to work with both campus constituencies and the larger community; experience in working with diverse populations; experience in supervising staff and managing budgets; the ability to develop and implement a variety of educational programs; experience in grant writing and fundraising; and a willingness to consult widely.

For more information on the Gender & Sexuality Center see http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/gsc/.

Master's degree required; doctoral degree preferred. Salary range is $55-75,000.

To apply, submit cover letter; curriculum vitae or resume; and names, titles, and contact information of three references. The cover letter should describe the applicant's qualifications as well as their vision for the Gender and Sexuality Center.

For fullest consideration, applications must be received by October 4, 2010. Send to Director, GSC Search Committee, C/O Ms. Christina Ruiz at cruiz2@uic.edu. UIC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.