This position reports directly to and assists the Director of the Gender Relations Center (GRC), working with the entire staff of the GRC 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 programming, pastoral care, student group advising and educational trainings for students, and providing oversight for at least two dimensions of departmental administration, such as student worker operations, communication, assessment, and budgeting. The position serves as University Advisor of PrismND, the university’s official undergraduate LGBTQ organization and oversees 1-2 FireStarter groups of student leaders through the supervision of a professional Program Coordinator. This position collaborates with other departments within Student Affairs, academic departments, and other university units as assigned. This position also serves as a liaison to assigned Catholic colleges/universities, peer institutions, and local nonprofits. In 2023, the GRC will be a part of the new Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on the renovated second floor of LaFortune Student Center.
    • Candidates must possess a Master’s degree, preferably in Theology/Ministry, College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or Education.
    • 2+ years in ministry or administration, ideally within Catholic higher education or a non-profit agency
    • Specialized training and experience with student leadership development
    • 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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