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Company: University of California
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Involves planning, developing, implementing and advising on programs, services, activities and processes for students in their non-academic life at the university, including residential life, public service, student conduct and judicial affairs, identity-based matters, sexual violence, leadership development, student government, student businesses, student organizations, and other student resource center areas.

Under the general supervision of the Cantu Queer Center Director, the Trans Educator serves as the nexus of support for Trans-identified students and the integration of education and awareness for the stakeholders and campus community. Major functional areas of responsibility include coordination of training programs for campus community, bias incident response management, case management, student advocacy, and develop visibility for trans identified people on campus. The Transgender Educator works closely with varying divisions/ units to identify and intervene as early as possible with trans students whose behavior suggests the need for support services. The incumbent is readily accessible to faculty, staff, students and will also support the activities, programs and services associated with the functions of the Resource Centers.

Resource Centers Overview: The Cantú Queer Center is one of six Resource Centers under Division of Student Success, which includes the African American Resource and Cultural Center, American Indian Resource Center, Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center, El Centro: Chicano Latino Resource Center, and Women's Center. The Resource Centers serve as safe and respectful environments that nurture and support interaction among undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and the community at large. The primary goal of Resource Centers is the promotion of awareness and social justice through high quality programming and leadership development, and the creation of an atmosphere where learning is embedded in academic, social, and cultural programming. In addition to programming, Resource Centers and its staff provide a myriad of services including: advocacy for students, referrals to campus and community resources, advising, counseling and crisis support, academic support, and support for retention.

Cantú Queer Center Overview: The Lionel Cantú Gay Lesbian Bi Trans Intersex Resource Center (Cantú Queer Center) exists to provide an open, safe, inclusive, intercultural space, promoting education about all genders and sexualities, and empowering self-exploration of these identities. The Cantú Queer Center supports same-gender-loving students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as families, friends, and the entire campus community. The CQC serves as a resource to LGBTQQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual) students by providing opportunities for leadership and personal development, and by creating programs and services that work to eliminate heterosexism, bi-phobia, and gender-identity oppression. The Cantú Queer Center strives to develop an atmosphere of acceptance and well-being from which the campus community can fulfill the academic mission of the university.


Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training

Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques

Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs / Student Life specialization

Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance

Abilities in project management, problem identification and reasoning skills

Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems

Strong cultural competency skills to be able to engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds

Demonstrated work and knowledge of trans communities, including, but not limited to communities of color, low income, economically disadvantaged

Demonstrated work in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Asexual, Questioning and Queer communities and intersections of Race, Class and Gender

Excellent initiative, resourcefulness, and attention to detail

Demonstrated experience in the following areas: recruitment, retention and academic advising at the college level

Ability to manage/coordinate an office operation including developing procedures, program planning and analysis or qualitative review to determine appropriate actions

Knowledge/understanding of diverse issues in higher education

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: ability to exercise tact and diplomacy, sensitivity and helpfulness when interacting with students, faculty and staff from diverse cultural or socio-economic backgrounds or handling sensitive issues

Ability to learn policies and procedures from both verbal and written sources

Ability to give and record clear, concise information or directions (written and oral)

Ability to apply and explain office policies and procedures with consistency

Knowledge and experience using standard office computer applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite

Experience working with college students

Preferred Qualifications / Competencies

Master's degree

Strong knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences

Knowledge of campus departments, clubs and organizations

Special Conditions of Employment

Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.

Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here:

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