Coordinator 2 - Women and LGBT Center

Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

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Academic Affairs, International Programs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Salary Range: 

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

About SMU

SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University’s entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world – and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU’s relationship with Dallas – the dynamic center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities – from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Department:

The Women and LGBT Center empowers students to increase awareness and understanding of gender equity issues. The center gives voice for women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, with purpose to eliminate barriers, diminish prejudices, and create a supportive climate and space for all. We reach out to the SMU community to create dialogue around gender issues and LGBT initiatives. Through our student organizations, you have the opportunity to make a mark on this campus. And, through our programs, you have the opportunity to enrich your campus experience and create a supportive climate and space for all.

About the Position:

Under the supervision of the Director, the Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation
of student programs and events and trainings that assess and address the needs of students related to gender and sexuality. This position is charged with working with the Director in developing and delivering educational workshops, student leadership programs, presentations, and educational resources for the university community. The Coordinator has a strong focus on outreach activities on behalf of the center. This position also assists the Director with daily center space operations, student staff supervision, programming, budget, assessment, strategic planning, and reporting.

Essential Functions:

    Works with the director to oversee LGBTQ+ trainings and workshops, such as Ally Training and other educational activities. Reviews and updates education/training content. Oversees the assessment and tracking of outcomes for educational programs and assists the  director in development and facilitation of community education and trainings such as Elect Her and Salary Negotiation Workshops.

    Develops, implements, and assesses programs and services for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, questioning, and non-binary students. Oversees signature LGBTQ+ programming such as LGBT History Month, LGBTQ Symposium, and LGBTQ Mentorship Program. Assists the Director with other programming efforts such as the Women's Symposium, Emmie V. Baine Lecture Series, and other various events. 

    Provides advising for clubs, organizations, and major student groups as appropriate such as Spectrum, Lavender Leaders, and others as necessary. Oversees the development and execution of discussion groups based on relevant and requested topics

    Assists the director in providing information, advocacy, and referral for LGBTQ+ students. Assists the director in supporting student success and student retention including outreach to LGBTQ+ students.

    Builds and maintains positive working relationships with university departments, other programs, offices, student organizations and community constituents. Participates on Student Affairs, University, and/or community committees, coalitions, task forces, and/or search committees. Seeks opportunities to develop working relationships with community and industry partners in order to provide referral resources and development opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. 

    Assists with assessment efforts of the division and within the unit; including basic tracking of activities, program evaluation, and measurement of learning outcomes. Incorporates assessment data and best practices for learning outcomes, outcome measures, and evaluation procedures. Coordinates communication outreach through website, social media, and student databases and is responsible for social media upkeep and outreach.

    Supervises Student Workers, Interns and Volunteers. Develops and assesses training and leadership development opportunities for student staff.

    Other duties as assigned. 

    Occasional evening/weekend hours will be required

Education and Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master's degree is preferred. A Bachelor's degree in Student Affairs administration, Higher Education, Gender studies or a related field is preferred. 

A minimum of two years of experience is required.

Experience developing and implementing programming, workshops and presentations is required. Demonstrated experience in public speaking and group facilitation is essential. Experience advising and supporting students is highly preferred. Experience in social media management is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated knowledge regarding the concerns and issues of LGBTQIA+ students, as well as women is essential.

Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, abilities, including students, faculty, staff and the surrounding communities.

Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.  

Candidate must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Physical and Environmental Demands:

    Sit for long periods of time
Deadline to Apply:

Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by February 7, 2023.

This position is open until filled. 

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, [email protected].


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

Primary Location: USA-TX-Dallas
Job: Office and Administrative Support
Organization: Student Life
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Staff
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: No
Job Posting: Jan 24, 2023, 8:21:08 AM

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