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Assistant Director of Intercultural Engagement for LGBTQ+ Services

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Last Updated: 5/17/22

Job Description

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Assistant Director of Intercultural Engagement for LGBTQ+ Services

The MIT Division of Student Life’s (DSL) LGBTQ+ Services seeks an assistant director of intercultural engagement for LGBTQ+ services to act as a member of the Social Justice Programming and Cross-Cultural Engagement (SPXCE) team, with a cross-functional focus on LGBTQ+ Services and Multicultural Programs.

Will provide support, advising, and cocurricular leadership and inclusion programs for and regarding students of diverse gender, romantic, and sexual identities at MIT, including LGBTQ+ (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer, questioning) and allying students, activities, clubs, and organizations; collaborate closely with campus partners in areas of community building, social justice, equity, and inclusion education, advocacy, and student leadership development; assist in advancing a community in which all undergraduate and graduate students thrive personally and intellectually; collaborate with the assistant dean for LGBTQ+, women, and gender services on working with MIT communities to strengthen the ongoing visibility and diversity of student-run programs, particularly advising students and student groups; and provides advocacy, vision, leadership, and coordination to advance several initiatives designed to foster a stronger climate and sense of community, particularly as they relate to minoritized/underserved populations within a rigorous STEM institution with an increasingly diverse student body.

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  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in higher education or related field
  • At least two years of academic administration, student services, or related work experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of identities, issues, and research impacting the continuously evolving landscape of LGBTQ+ students in higher education
  • Familiarity with racial justice frameworks and intersectional approaches to social justice work, especially in highly selective STEM environments

Salary range: high $50s-mid $60s, depending on experience and education

Only candidates who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered for the position.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the review of all applicants starting at the end of February.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 19886.

MIT is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

Company Details

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States