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Director, Queer Resource Center

Location: Claremont, CA
Department: Queer Resource Center (QRC)
Employment Status: Regular Full time
Target Starting Pay: $7,416 – $8,452 per month


The Queer Resource Center:

The Queer Resource Center (QRC) serves students, faculty, and staff of all sexual orientations and genders on the seven campuses of the Claremont College consortium, which includes Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and Keck Graduate Institute. The QRC sponsors a variety of events each semester, including social, educational programs, and aims to provide a safe, inclusive space for all at the Claremont Colleges. Pomona College serves as the lead College overseeing the QRC.

Position Summary

The Queer Resource Center is seeking a Director to lead the next phase of the center.  As part of the Student Affairs management team, the Director will define the vision of the center and will provide leadership for what the QRC will offer in terms of support resources for students, faculty, and staff of all sexual orientations and genders at the seven Claremont College institutions, educational programming, co-curricular learning opportunities, and other programs. The Director of the QRC works with students to help ensure their personal success; supports QRC student staff in their mentoring roles on campus; and oversees professional, support and student staff, including an Assistant Director, a graduate student staff, and undergraduate staff members, as well as oversight for QQAMP (Queer, Questioning, Allied Peer Mentoring Program).  The Director also works closely with the staff and leadership of the Student Affairs services at the Claremont University Consortium, as well as with the Deans and their staff at each of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges and the two graduate institutions to provide expert consultation, and helps ensure coordination and collaboration across the Claremont Colleges. This position is located at Pomona College and reports to the Associate Dean of Students, Pomona College.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in the areas of Higher Education/Student Affairs, Gay and Lesbian Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Queer Theory, Cultural Studies, Women’s Studies, or discipline related to the work of the Queer Resource Center is required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree strongly preferred.

Licenses/Certificates: A valid driver’s license is required or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events.

Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience with increasing responsibility in the areas of student development at an academic institution is preferred.Required Hours:  The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Weekend and evening work hours will be required.  Travel will be required.  Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.

Pomona College RewardsPomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more! 

Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.

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