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Rainbow Center Coordinator (Student Services Program Assistant 2)

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University of Connecticut
Location
Storrs Campus

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Job Details

Search #: 495381
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services

JOB SUMMARY

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 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides support for LGBTQ students' concerns; provides information and referral to individuals seeking support
  • Collaborates with other cultural centers and university offices/departments to identify ways to develop new collaborative programs and initiatives
  • Responsible for the implementation and evaluation of programs and support services for students
  • Supervises and evaluates the Graduate Assistant and the undergraduate student staff
  • Promotes the cultural center's services and programs and works with the center staff responsible for specific marketing activity
  • Coordinates all aspects of the student leadership team, including peer educators, student programmers, and group facilitators
  • Manages the peer-to-peer mentoring program, FAMILEE, for first-year and new transfer students
  • Coordinates 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 Visibility
  • Represents the Rainbow Center at meetings with other university offices or external groups as needed
  • Assists the Director with Lavender Graduation and helps to facilitate the annual campus-wide awards process
  • Works with the Director to design and facilitate workshops, trainings, and other educational activities for the campus community
  • Assists the Director with the coordination of meetings and programs for the LGBTQIA+ Faculty and Staff Association
  • Be available to fulfill work responsibilities outside of established work hours and perform other duties as assigned
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor'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 work
  • Proven ability to work effectively with the diverse LGBTQ community
  • General understanding of the LGBTQ student population and ability to apply theories of identity and student development to carry out the mission of the Rainbow Center
  • Experience with group facilitation
  • Proven ability to evaluate, problem-solve and troubleshoot to resolve difficult situations
  • Excellent written, verbal, supervisory, organizational, cross-cultural, and interpersonal skills
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, Social Work, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or related field
  • Training in diversity education, social justice, cultural competence, or other related fields
  • Knowledge of assessment/evaluation related to student learning and development
  • Experience with supervision and evaluation of student staff
  • 1 to 2 years of related teaching experience
  • APPOINTMENT TERMS

    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.

    TO APPLY

    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

    Organization

    Working at UCONN

    The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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    Telephone
    860-486-3034
    Location
    9 Walters Avenue
    Storrs
    Connecticut
    06269
    United States
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