Assistant Director, LGBT Life - Campus Life

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory Campus Life
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Admissions & Student Life
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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  • Maintains and enhances educational, social, support, referral, and resource programs and services for students regarding issues of sexual and gender identities.
  • Advises student group members and leaders regarding program planning and development, group process concerns, leadership and personal development, budgets, state law, University policy, and legal issues.
  • Develops and implements training and development programs for student leaders.
  • Plans, conducts, and supervises special events.
  • Evaluates the success of various programs, groups, functions, and special events.
  • Provides input into departmental goals and objectives.
  • Compiles, edits, and produces publications, brochures, and newsletters.
  • Maintains required records and documentation and prepares various operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies.
  • Supervises student staff by orienting, training, and providing performance feedback on an on-going basis.
  • Provides individual student support on an on-going basis.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Manages all (up to 10) Queer Discussion Groups
    • Recruits, trains, and supervises all (up to 20) volunteer student Queer Discussion Group Facilitators
    • Builds and maintains semesterly and weekly training curriculum
    • Organizes weekly schedule of groups. 
    • Meets with facilitators individually as needed.
  • Supervision of student staff including federal work study and graduate assistant
    • Recruits, trains, and supervises graduate student staff
    • Manages graduate student staff payroll and budgets
    • Supports other Office staff in the supervision of undergraduate student staff
  • Coordinates, develops, and facilitates departmental and student organizational trainings on queer and trans topics
  • Advises undergraduate and graduate/professional student organizations including the LGBTQ+ Grad Student Coalition
    • Facilitates student organization retreats
    • Provides 1:1 and group advising
  • Provides 1:1 developmental support of students
  • Coordinates the Office of LGBT Life major events including Atlanta Pride and Pride Awards
  • Manages the Office of LGBT Life’s assessment plan and reports
  • Manages the daily operations of the Office of LGBT Life
    • Ordering office supplies
    • Managing website and listservs
    • Managing library and educational materials
  • Represents the Office of LGBT Life on various Campus Life committees including
      • Strategic planning committees
      • Assessment committees
      • Orientation and Creating Emory
      • PACE
      • Intersections
      • CrossRoads
      • Others as applicable
  • Assists relationships with alumni and GALA: Emory LGBT Alumni
  • Represents Emory University on and off campus
  • Collaborates with Belonging & Community Justice colleagues to develop and implement intersectional programming and events
  • Supports Emory and Campus Life via committee work, projects, and initiatives that serve the campus broadly



  • A master's degree in student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, or a related field and two years of professional experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students in higher education, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


  • Educational and employment background must include a master's degree in student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, or a related field AND at least two years of professional experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students in higher education.
  • Candidates must have considerable knowledge of the developmental needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students in higher education.
  • Candidates must also have demonstrated experience in public speaking and presenting to diverse communities and an understanding of multiple identity development.
  • A demonstrated success in student program development, administration, and evaluation is desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and management skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity are desirable. 
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures of a medium size, private university is sought.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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