Student Empowerment Coordinator

Burlington, VT
Jul 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Details Advertising/Posting Title
Student Empowerment Coordinator

Diversity Statement
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Posting Summary

The Student Empowerment Coordinator will be responsible for leading efforts to create conditions at UVM where students with diverse LGBTQ+ identities can thrive. This position will focus on student leadership development and empowering LGBTQ+ student voices, paying particular attention to underrepresented or marginalized voices within UVM's queer & trans communities. Working collaboratively with students and campus partners, this position will create innovative programs, events and multimedia resources to create a more supportive and affirming campus. The Student Empowerment Coordinator will also participate in the recruitment and shared supervision of student employees, volunteers, and interns; assist as needed with educational programming; and participate in any relevant campus and community efforts to represent the LGBTQA Center and UVM. This position reports to the Director of the LGBTQA Center.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Bachelor's degree in a related field and one to three years experience with program development, community building, and in social media communication and digital organizing across social media platforms required. Effective organizational, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience working to foster diversity, social justice, and equity for gender and sexual minorities required.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience working in youth advocacy or with LGBTQ+ college students and/or young adults highly desirable. Experience using storytelling for social justice advocacy desirable. Familiarity with the basic principles of program assessment and evaluation desirable. Supervisory experience desirable.

Other Information

80% of full time with full benefits package

Cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references are required

Occasional evening/weekend hours required

Special Conditions
External candidates must complete a 4-month probationary period, A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees


Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE))

Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE))

Staff Hiring Band
Hiring salary budgeted at low end to mid pay band

Staff Union Code

Posting Details
Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

Job Open Date

Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.)

Open Until Filled

Position Information Position Title
Student Srvcs Professional

Posting Number

LGBTQA Center/10080

Position Number

Employee FTE

Employee Term

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents

    The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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