The Graduate Assistant (GA) reports to the Director of the Institute for Inclusion & Equity (IIE). The GA serves as the primary resource person for campus LBGBTQ+ support programs and works collaboratively with student, faculty, and staff to foster an inclusive campus environment. The LGBTQ+ Coordinator would serve as a resource to the LGBTQ+ community, develop programming, outreach, and education on campus, manage relevant information on the webpage, and advise relevant student organizations. The most significant aspect of the job would be programming, from development to implementation/execution. Housing is possible with this position.
- Supervision and Leadership: Supervise all student staff of Radiance, and student volunteers/allies, when appropriate. Oversee day-to-day operations of Radiance.
- Programming: Work with students and other staff to plan and implement campus-wide programming that supports a sense of belonging among LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff such as Pride Month, Coming Out Week, Transgender Empowerment & Awareness Week, and others. Collaborate with other departments and offices on educational programs for the general campus and specific initiatives for LGBTQ+ students.
- Consultation: Serve as a consultant to and resource for administration, faculty, and staff regarding sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
- Social Media: Work closely with Communications and the IIE to maintain web and social media resources.
Additionally, the Graduate Assistant will:
- Exercise sound judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion when necessary
- Meet weekly or bi-weekly with supervisor
- Attend various weekly departmental meetings when possible
- Serve as a visible role model in the community
- Research evidence-based practices and make recommendations for change or improvement as requested
Requirements and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree and current enrollment in a master’s program required
- Enrollment in a program related to higher education
- Related experience in LGBTQ services is also preferred, as is a broad range of knowledge of social justice issues
- Demonstrated initiative to solve problems and create and implement new ideas or programs
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Commitment to student development, including the ability to research best practices and assess student learning
- Ability to present to small and large groups
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.
Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.