Southern Methodist University — Coordinator, Women & LGBT Center (STU00000067)

Salary commensurate with experience & qualifications.

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Director, the Coordinator for the Women and LGBT Center is responsible for the development and implementation of student programs and events that assess and address the needs of students related to gender and sexuality. This position assists in the development and delivery of educational workshops, student leadership programs, presentations, and educational resources for the university community. The Coordinator leads in outreach activities for the office, and assists with daily operations of the Center including supervision of student staff, programming, budget, strategic planning, and reporting.

Essential Functions:
Education – Works with director to oversee LGBTQ+ trainings and workshops, such as Ally Training, and other educational activities.  Reviews and updates education/training content and oversees the assessment and tracking of outcomes for educational programs.  Assists director in development and facilitation of community education and trainings such as Elect Her and Salary Negotiation Workshops.

Program and Event Management – Develop, implement, and assess programs and services for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, questioning, and non-binary students.  Oversee signature LGBTQ+ programing such as LGBT History Month, LGBTQ Symposium and LGBTQ Mentorship Program.  Assist with other programming efforts such as the Women’s Symposium, Emmie V. Baine Lecture Series.

Advising/Resources – Provide advising for clubs, organizations, and major student groups as appropriate, such as Spectrum, Lavender Leaders, and others as necessary.  Oversees the development and execution of discussion groups base on relevant and requested topics.

Advocacy – Assist director in providing information, advocacy, and referral for LGBTQ+ students.

Assist director in supporting student success and student retention including outreach.

Outreach – Builds and maintain positive working relationships with university departments, other programs, offices, student organizations and community constituents.  Participates on Student Affairs, University, and/or community committees and task forces.  Develop working relationships with community and industry partners in order to provide referral resources and development opportunities. 

Administrative Tasks – Assist with assessment including tracking of activities, program evaluation, and measurement of learning outcomes.  Incorporate data and best practices for learning outcomes, outcome measures, and evaluation procedures.  Coordinate communication outreach through website, social media, and student databases.

Supervision – Supervises Student Workers, Interns and Volunteers.  Develops and assesses training and leadership development opportunities for student staff.

Education and Experience:
Master’s degree is required.  Prefer field of study in Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education, Gender Studies, or related field.

A minimum of one years’ experience in higher education and working with diverse populations is strongly preferred.  (Graduate Assistantships will suffice).

Experience developing and implementing programming is required, as well as experience providing advising and support to students.

Demonstrated knowledge regarding the concerns and issues of LGBTQIA+ students, as well as women, is required.

Experience in developing and coordinating workshops, conducting presentations, and group facilitation is required.

Experience in social media management is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of constituencies.

Must have excellent interpersonal skills.  Must be able to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Must have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.  Candidate must have well developed project management skills that include the ability to handle multiple projects.

Must have excellent customer service skills.

Candidate must have strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Must be strongly focused on details including appropriate handling of procurement card and purchasing responsibilities.

Deadline to Apply:
Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by:  May 25, 2021
Deadline to Apply:  May 31, 2021

To Apply:
Please visit our website to access the online application.  See Working at SMU. Click on Staff Career Opportunities and apply to:
Coordinator, Women & LGBT Center (STU00000067)
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