LGBTQ+ and Diversity Coordinator

St. Louis
Mar 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: LGBTQ+ and Diversity Coordinator
Location: St. Louis
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35793
Hiring Department Office of Student Involvement Responsibilities

The Office of Student Involvement (OSI) LGBTQ+ and Diversity Coordinator provides leadership for the development, implementation, and assessment of programs and services that support LGBTQ+ students and our diverse student groups. This position serves as the primary resource person for campus LGBTQ+ support programs and works collaboratively with student leaders, faculty, and staff to manage on-campus student engagement and learning opportunities with a focus on intersectional and holistic student development. The LGBTQ+ and Diversity Coordinator is responsible for the growth and maintenance of Office of Student Involvement LGBTQ+ and diversity initiatives, the creation and implementation of co-curricular programming to support student academic and leadership development, and the cultivation of engagement opportunities that foster a sense of belonging for our LGBTQ+ and diverse student populations.

The LGBTQ+ and Diversity Coordinator provides creative and timely proactive contributions to the department’s strategic development and maintains focus on the retention and graduation of LGBTQ+ students and underrepresented minority students. This position will provide oversight for administrative functions of LGBTQ+ and diversity programs including but not limited to department assessment, management and maintenance of program budgets, student-leader training programs, and serving on campus committees. The LGBTQ+ and Diversity Coordinator reports directly to the Associate Director of the Office of Student Involvement.

Key Duties Include

  • Develops and ensures program opportunities that meet the needs of underrepresented students, including, but not limited to students of color, LGBTQ+ students, international students, and first-generation students, and to student organizations that promote diversity awareness, understanding, and affinity
  • Provide organizational development, program design and execution, officer training and transition, and financial management support and advising to diverse student organizations such as PRIZM Queer – Trans – Straight Alliance, Associated Black Collegians, and HisLa
  • Coordinate student-focused programming related to history and heritage months including Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, and Women’s History Month
  • Design, develop, and implement LGBTQ+ programs including Rainbow Welcome, Allies in Action, LGBTQ+ History Month, Lavender Graduation, and Pride Month
  • Provide administrative support and leadership for the UMSL Safe Zone Program, Multicultural Student Organization Training, and other related training programs for students, faculty, and staff
  • Develops programs and services that aid in the growth and retention of underrepresented student populations, fosters multicultural awareness and cross-cultural interaction among students, faculty and staff
  • Collaborate with FYE course coordinators and instructors to ensure robust diversity and inclusion content is forward facing in the curriculum
  • Maintain and enhance educational, social, support, referral, and resource programs and services for students regarding issues of sexual and gender identities
  • Conduct assessment and evaluation initiatives utilizing assessment instruments to identify the extent to which LGBTQ+ and diversity initiatives support the University’s mission
  • Oversee the collection and submission of data for the Campus Pride Index
  • Cultivate and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with campus partners including the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, faculty and staff, local employers as identified by Career Services, and the general public to assist in the development, promotion and marketing of campus LGBTQ+ and diversity activities
  • This list of duties, tasks, and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned
Minimum QualificationsA bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience) and at least 2 years of experience. Preferred Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree is required and candidates should have at least two years previous experience in LGBTQ+ and/or diversity program development, student affairs, student activities, or working with student organizations in a university setting
  • Master’s degree in College Student Development, Higher Education, or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience working with student organizations and/or student involvement
  • Knowledge of student development theory, legal issues in higher education, and risk management practices
  • Experience supervising student staff or graduate assistants
  • The candidate must possess the ability to work effectively in a team and fast-paced environment while meeting strict deadlines. There will also be times when the candidate will be expected to complete tasks, make decisions, and communicate with staff with little or no supervision. Must be able to multitask and take initiative when necessary
Minimum Salary$19.47/hr Application Deadline
April 2, 2021 Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about the application process, please call (314) 516-5805. If you are experiencing technical problems, please email [email protected].

Benefit Summary

The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, vacation and sick time accrual, four personal days per year, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, pension and employee and dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefits, please visit

UMSL is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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