The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility, lifelong learning. With strong programs in the humanities and arts, UMBC is well known nationally for its success in educating minority and female students in sciences, technology, engineering and math. Specific information about UMBC can be found at about.umbc.edu. UMBC’s diverse student body enrolls almost 35% ethnic and racial minorities each year as well as 4,000 on campus residents. For more information about the diversity of our population and our commitment to inclusive excellence, please visit diversity.umbc.edu.
The UMBC Division of Student Affairs values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. The Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging, is a new student- and staff-facing department, in the Division of Student Affairs, focused on providing support, advocacy, educational programming and social justice engagement opportunities for the 13,000+ student population. Consisting of four full time staff, one graduate assistant, and numerous student employees, the Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging is a dynamic team committed to helping UMBC cultivate an inclusive campus community.
Specific Duties Include:
Reporting to the Associate Director with the Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging, the successful candidate is responsible for providing support to the Division of Student Affairs with a focus on outreach, support, advocacy, event planning, training and assessment efforts for various student populations – particularly those who self-identify as LGBTQ+. The incumbent will be responsible for serving as an informal, secondary advisor for UMBC recognized LGBTQ+, cultural, and service/social action student organizations as needed and performing other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor degree and one year of experience preferably working outside the classroom with traditional college age LGBTQ+ students and historically marginalized and underrepresented racial, ethnic, national origin and socioeconomic college age populations.
Demonstrated ability to serve as both an Identity, Inclusion & Belonging and Division of Student Affairs-based subject matter expert and resource regarding LGBTQ+ student populations.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: multicultural affairs, diversity and/or social justice education, community organizing, event planning, intercultural education, training, facilitation, curriculum writing and student organization leadership as an undergraduate or graduate student.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with one or more of the following population groups: people of color - particularly those who identify as East Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and/or South Asian, LGBTQ+ allies, religious and/or spiritually-identified people, Gen Zers, Millennials, Gen Xers, Baby Boomers, and/or people who are differently abled.
Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate mindfully in person and online with diverse students, staff, faculty and campus partners.
Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to promoting an inclusive and equitable on and off-campus environment for all faculty, staff, and students; in particular with diverse student populations on the basis of ability, age, gender identity, nationality, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, political ideology, and other social identities.
Demonstrated ability in advocating and collaborating with LGBTQ+ students, student organizations, staff, faculty, and Division of Student Affairs partners.
Background in assessment and ability to support the assessment of the Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging and Division of Student Affairs student events, programs, initiatives and training.
Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours on occasion.
Collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect and trust towards students and colleagues.
Ability to work both independently and with a team of professionals.
Additional preference will be given to candidates with:
Master of Arts or Sciences Degree in Student Affairs, College Student Development, Higher Education Administration or a related Social Sciences, Humanities, or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion education-focused area of study.
Demonstrated understanding of and ability to apply student development theories and identity development theories, models and frameworks, including intersectionality, as originally conceived by Kimberlé Crenshaw, when engaging in LGBTQ+ student outreach, program planning, student training, and other educational efforts.
Demonstrated ability to flexibly manage the professional demands of a fast-paced workload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships.
Experience with allyship development theories as it applies to social justice related work and specifically fostering allyship with cisgender and heterosexual student populations.
Demonstrated technical and creative skills to communicate our mission, vision and purpose to a large and diverse student population - including, but not limited to, written work, social media, oral presentations, video development, and assessment reporting.
Bilingual/multilingual candidates, particularly those fluent in East Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and/or South Asian languages, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full time position and includes full university benefits.
For best consideration, submit a cover letter including salary requirements, resume and contact information for three professional reference by September 19, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
About University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.