Office of Equal Opportunity
The Program and Project Support Coordinator for Diversity and LGBTQ+ Initiatives will support the missions of the Offices of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), Gender Studies (GS), and Sexuality and Gender Diversity (SGD) by coordinating and assisting with the development of projects and support services for campus culturally based groups (LGTBQ+, minority, international, and/or other marginalized groups). This position provides outreach, education, and programming to a highly diverse campus community. Successful candidates will have the ability to build a strong rapport with the campus community and direct experience as a positive and effective advocate for under-represented groups. This position reports jointly to the Directors of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Gender Studies.
- Promote the educational, personal and professional development and success of members of the LGBTQ+, minority, international and/or other marginalized groups (students, faculty and staff) by serving as advisor and advocate.
- Design, coordinate and present outreach programs, educational seminars, workshops, activities and events to increase the understanding of the needs, experiences, contributions, culture and inclusivity of culturally based communities.
- Assess current services available to members of the LGBTQ+, minority, international and/or other marginalized groups and identify additional services needed. Work with appropriate campus and community organizations to implement needed services.
- Organize events and programs promoting LGBTQ+, minority and/or other marginalized groups.
- Connect, collaborate and establish partnerships with campus units and community organizations to maximize services and to strengthen outreach efforts.
- Provide support and work with the ODI team (Chief Diversity Officer and other ODI staff) to develop and implement campus and UM System diversity and inclusion initiatives.
- Maintain knowledge of federal, state and local legislation that affect diverse populations as well as university policies and practices that affect diversity and inclusion.
- Assist with the collection of data, evaluation of effectiveness of programs and services and preparation of reports and surveys concerning LGTQ+, minority, international and other diverse populations.
- Coordinate meetings with committees, graduate assistants, and other work teams as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. Educational leadership, student affairs, social work, women’s and/or gender studies, counseling, behavior sciences or related fields of study are preferred.
- Minimum of three years of experience in diversity, equity, social justice or inclusion work in providing support, advocacy, and program services and evaluation required.
- Experience assembling resource data for diverse populations.
- Broad knowledge of culturally diverse populations and historical experiences. Knowledge of sexual orientation and gender identity development and associated issues would be a plus.
- Ability to understand and articulate LGBTQ+ related needs and concerns from a multicultural perspective to a diverse community of students, staff and faculty strongly desired.
- Strong communication skills (oral and written), presentation and interpersonal skills, and ability to handle confidential and sensitive information discreetly.
- Good organizational skills; ability to work independently and to use good judgment with respect to priorities and deadlines.
- Experience interacting effectively with individuals at different levels of an organization. Working in a higher education environment would be a plus.
- Experience working with technology and various software programs.
- Demonstrated leadership experience.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule; some evening and weekend work required.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
March 03, 2017
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