The LGBTQ+ Coordinator reports to the Director of the Institute for Inclusion & Equity (IIE), and works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to foster an inclusive campus environment. The LGBTQ+ Coordinator serves as a resource to the LGBTQ+ community, and is responsible for developing programming, initiating outreach to campus constituents, offering educational opportunities, managing the webpage, and advising relevant student organizations. A significant aspect of the job is developing programming, from development to implementation/execution.
- Oversee the day-to-day operations of Radiance, serve as the primary adviser to Radiance, and supervise all student staff of Radiance, and student volunteers/allies, when appropriate.
- Initiate and oversee 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.
- Develop and implement assessment tools to track the effectiveness of programs and the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community on campus.
- Work with campus partners to develop programs that raise awareness about intersectionality of LGBTQ+ identities and other marginalized identities and issues.
- Offer education and training to specific populations such as student-athletes, student organizations, sororities and fraternities, student-facing staff, and faculty.
- Collaborate with departments and offices on educational programs for the general campus and specific initiatives for LGBTQ+ students.
- Serve as a consultant to, and resource for, administration, faculty, and staff regarding sexual orientation and gender identity issues, especially relating to policies that potentially impact the LGBTQ+ community.
- Work closely with Communications and the IIE to create content and maintain web and social media resources.
- Collaborate with external partners to develop programming that provide a network of support for the LGBTQ+ community on and off campus.
- Support the recruitment and retention of students from the LGBTQ+ community by serving as a resource to Health & Wellness, Admissions, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and other areas.
- Serve on relevant committees that further the work and mission of the office.
- Stay abreast of national trends, best practices, and current research in the field.
Requirements and Qualifications
- Master’s degree in higher education.
- Related experience in LGBTQ services is also preferred, as is a broad range of knowledge of social justice issues.
- Demonstrate ability to solve problems and initiate 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.