The LGBTQIA coordinator will provide resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, and allied students through the Bayard Rustin Center for LGBTQIA Activism, Education, and Reconciliation and Guilford PRIDE. The coordinator will collaborate with faculty and staff from other areas of the college to develop educational programs that promote a campus-wide ethic of respect. The coordinator will support students from the LGBTQIA community through student meetings, academic advising, and other methods to encourage student social, academic, and personal growth.
Duties and Responsibilities
● Oversee the operation of the Bayard Rustin Center
● Oversee student workers and volunteers in the Bayard Rustin Center
● Establish local community partnerships and compile resources that support the mission of the Bayard Rustin Center
● Provide advising, advocacy, and support for LGBTQIA students and Guilford PRIDE, the student-run organization for LGBTQIA students
● Consult with Director on budgetary matters
● Work with Director to identify and secure outside funding sources
● Oversee the coordination of programs and events to support and build community among LGBTQIA students on campus
● Employ best practices to build campus participation in LGBTQIA programs and to promote retention of underrepresented students
● Possess knowledge of intersectionality, LGBTQIA research, and other topics necessary for advising and programming
● Serve as staff advisor to Guilford PRIDE
● Advise the Directors of Multicultural Education on LGBTQIA matters
● Serve as a resource to faculty, staff, and administration on LGBTQIA matters related to the teaching of gender, sexuality, prejudice, and discrimination, and LGBTQIA history and culture
● Work with Admissions and other related offices regarding the recruitment and retention of LGBTQIA students
● Develop and facilitate a Liberation Space (AKA Safe Zone) Training Program for faculty, staff, and student leaders that will:
acquaint participants with LGBTQIA student concerns.
prepare participants to be supportive of LGBTQIA students.
familiarize participants with community resources available to LGBTQIA students.
increase the number of allies on campus.
● Serve on the Trans Gender Non-Binary Committee to represent the interests and concerns of LGBTQIA students
● Consult with selected offices on campus such as campus security, campus life, residential education, student affairs, counseling services, and other community members to ensure the safety and wellness of LGBTQIA students on campus
● Evaluate program effectiveness to develop improved methods and programs
● Develop communications and promotional literature for distribution such as brochures, flyers, and press releases
● Assess campus climate to support equity and access for LGBTQIA students
● Additional duties as assigned
● Minimum of a bachelor’s degree plus two years of professional experience in the field, master’s preferred.
● Administrative/coordinative program experience required
● Knowledge of history and concerns related to the LGBTQIA community required
● Knowledge, skills, and ability to work with diverse audiences required
● Valid NC Driver’s License required
● Excellent planning and organizational skills required
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
● Must be able to work with faculty, staff, and students
● Experience working with college students preferred
● Keen attention to details preferred
● Knowledge, skills, and ability to use social media preferred
● Training experience preferred