Search #: 495381
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services
The Rainbow Center at the University of Connecticut seeks a Rainbow Center Coordinator. The Rainbow Center Coordinator will coordinate the program development efforts in the Rainbow Center. Reporting to the Director of the Rainbow Center, this position is charged with planning, organizing, and administering programs designed to provide awareness and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA+), and allied community, social support for student constituents, and assistance in achieving their professional, educational, and personal goals.
The Rainbow Center serves the University of Connecticut’s diverse community of gender identities, gender expressions, and romantic and sexual orientations by fostering student personal growth, leadership development, community engagement; and providing resources, services, education, training, and advocacy. The Rainbow Center provides resources to enhance the university's diversity commitment through its recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, service, and outreach to the LGBTQIA+ community on campus and beyond. Central to all its programming, the Rainbow Center provides a supportive environment for students, faculty, and staff that encourages academic excellence, personal development, community engagement, and professional leadership.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESProvides support for LGBTQ students' concerns; provides information and referral to individuals seeking supportCollaborates with other cultural centers and university offices/departments to identify ways to develop new collaborative programs and initiativesResponsible for the implementation and evaluation of programs and support services for studentsSupervises and evaluates the Graduate Assistant and the undergraduate student staffPromotes the cultural center's services and programs and works with the center staff responsible for specific marketing activityCoordinates all aspects of the student leadership team, including peer educators, student programmers, and group facilitatorsManages the peer-to-peer mentoring program, FAMILEE, for first-year and new transfer studentsCoordinates programming for annual observances and Rainbow Center signature programs including but not limited to: National Coming Out Day/Coming Out Week, LGBTQ History Month, Celebrate Bisexuality Day, Transgender Visibility Week, International Transgender Day of Remembrance/Visibility, Asexual Awareness Week, World Aids Day, Ally Week, etc.Serves as an instructor of record for UNIV 1820 LGBTQIA+ Identity, Representation, and VisibilityRepresents the Rainbow Center at meetings with other university offices or external groups as neededAssists the Director with Lavender Graduation and helps to facilitate the annual campus-wide awards processWorks with the Director to design and facilitate workshops, trainings, and other educational activities for the campus communityAssists the Director with the coordination of meetings and programs for the LGBTQIA+ Faculty and Staff AssociationBe available to fulfill work responsibilities outside of established work hours and perform other duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in a related field and 2-4 years of related professional experience in an LGTBQ/multicultural center or non-profit/ community setting or similar field of workProven ability to work effectively with the diverse LGBTQ communityGeneral understanding of the LGBTQ student population and ability to apply theories of identity and student development to carry out the mission of the Rainbow CenterExperience with group facilitationProven ability to evaluate, problem-solve and troubleshoot to resolve difficult situationsExcellent written, verbal, supervisory, organizational, cross-cultural, and interpersonal skills
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSMaster's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, Social Work, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or related fieldTraining in diversity education, social justice, cultural competence, or other related fieldsKnowledge of assessment/evaluation related to student learning and developmentExperience with supervision and evaluation of student staff1 to 2 years of related teaching experience
This is a full-time 12-month position. The salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495381 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 11, 2021.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
Advertised: Jul 21 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 11 2021 Eastern Daylight Time