Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.
Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.
The Coordinator of LGBTQ Programs will have primary responsibility for the programmatic leadership and management for student LGBTQ initiatives and provides assistance in the program development of the Intercultural Center. The Coordinator plays a critical role in fostering and promoting an inclusive campus environment where students from all social identities can be successful. The position reports to the Associate Director of the Intercultural Center and works collaboratively with the Intercultural Center Director, Assistant Director of International Student Life, the Multi-faith Chaplain/Director of Spiritual Life and the Office Coordinator. This person also closely collaborates with the Title IX Coordinator who oversees the Gender and Sexuality Center.
Assist with marketing and publicity strategies for the Center including web site content and other forms of communication.
Participate in division and University-wide initiatives, programs and committees.
Assist in the day to day organization of the Center.
Initiatives and Training
Assist in the development, facilitation and implementation of educational initiatives for students from all social identities on issues of sexual orientation, gender expression, gender diversity and the development of intercultural skills.
Create and/or collaborate on the development and facilitation of workshops, trainings and dialogues for departments and organizations across campus on LGBTQ and social justice topics.
Assist the Intercultural Center staff with coordination of Center programs and initiatives that support an environment and community where all people thrive and promote understanding of issues surrounding sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, class, age or ability.
Work in collaboration with other Student Life division staff, faculty and other University community members in developing inclusive programs, policies and practices.
Serve as a member of the university bias response team that investigates complaints/reports of bias, investigates issues and identifies appropriate resolution and response. Specifically track bias incidents and climate concerns related to LGBTQ students.
Establish program policies, procedures and objectives for the LGBTQ program. Investigate best practices for office and campus processes and policies for LBGTQ students.
Programs and Relationships
Direct the programmatic, educational and leadership development opportunities on issues of sexuality, gender identity and gender expressions.
Establish positive relationships and outreach to LBGTQ students. Support student organizations such as SAFE (Sexual Advocacy for Everyone), the Locker Room, a men's group, and the Women's Center.
Serve as the primary consultant to University departments and liaison between students and departments on management policies and operating practices.
Bachelor's Degree in relate field.
Three to five years experience working with college students in an educational setting.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and allies.
Demonstrated experience working and communicating effectively with diverse populations and creating inclusive communities.
Established record of building positive relationships.
Ability to think creatively, multi-task, and work well independently and collaboratively.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Master's Degree in Higher Education/Student Personnel, Social Justice Education, Gender Studies, or related field
Experience working in a university setting.
Experience advising student organizations and event planning.
Experience developing and facilitating trainings and programs on social justice topics
Demonstrated history of using a social justice lens in delivering programs and services.
Strong leadership and organizational skills.
Roger Williams University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.
For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit: rwu.edu/NDT9
At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.