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Coordinator, Education

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Open Date 01/03/2022
Requisition Number PRN28743B
Job Title Coordinator, Education
Working Title Coordinator for Community Development and Engagement
Job Grade D
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40 hrs/week
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 01134 - LGBT Resource Center
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range Starting salary $40,000-$43,000
Close Date 03/04/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Job SummaryFounded in 2002, the LGBT Resource Center (LGBT RC) empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic (LGBTQIA+) students to grow as leaders and learners by supporting students in navigating university systems, exploring their identities, finding community, and developing as leaders with a social justice lens.The Coordinator for Community Development and Engagement leads community-building programs and initiatives at the LGBT RC. This position is essential for designing and coordinating programs that support students in finding a community of affirming peers and mentors. In addition to broad community building and general outreach for the LGBT RC, the Coordinator also creates affinity programs for student populations that are marginalized within the LGBTQIA+ community (trans and non-binary students, asexual/aromantic students, queer and trans students of color, international students, etc.). The Coordinator leads in the planning of signature events and ongoing community development programming. The Coordinator leads outreach initiatives for the office via social media campaigns, newsletters, and other types of communication to reach students and LGBT RC stakeholders. Additionally, the Coordinator will assist with daily operations of the center space including supervision of student staff, programming, budget, strategic planning, and reporting. This position reports to the Director. This position can expect to work both in-person and remotely, including some work-from-home hours as well as holding regular office hours in campus spaces outside of the LGBT RC. All equipment necessary for remote work will be provided.

Open until filled. Apply by January 31, 2022, for priority consideration.

Candidates earning a Bachelor's degree by June 2022 will be considered.

Start date of April 15-June 3, 2022 (flexible).
  • Coordinate, design, develop, and deliver community building programs and initiatives for the LGBT RC. This includes signature events for the entire campus (weeks of welcome events, Lavender Graduation, Pride Week, Fabulous Fridays) and other events that facilitate community building for students. This also includes affinity space programing for groups marginalized within the larger LGBTQIA+ community, such as trans and non-binary students, queer and trans students of color, disabled students, asexual and aromantic spectrum students, etc.
  • Supervise student employees, interns, and/or volunteers in coordinating programs and initiatives. This includes supervising work-study students and managing the volunteer program.
  • Maintain budgets for programs under Coordinator's leadership.
  • Maintain data and assessment of program outcomes. Assess and review program effectiveness and identify areas for improvements. Author reports related to programs under Coordinator's leadership.
  • Act as LGBT RC liaison to program participants, student organizations, community members, and/or external organizations and stakeholders. Includes creating and maintaining ongoing collaborations with high impact areas of campus and essential community partners.
  • Manage publicity for community building events and initiatives and continually innovate the LGBT RC outreach strategy. May include creation of graphics, videos, etc.
  • Meet one-on-one with students to provide support, resource referral, and crisis intervention. Provide informal advising and mentorship to students and student organizations as needed.
  • Respond to inquiries from students, families, campus partners, and community partners with care and thoughtfulness. Represent the office in in-person, phone, video call, and/or email interactions. Maintain a high degree of privacy of student information in records and written/verbal communication. Addresses questions and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Manage the LGBT RC virtual lounge on Discord, including managing staff and volunteers moderating private affinity group channels.
  • Assist with the day-to-day operations of a student center, including office maintenance and upkeep, student staff supervision, student support and interaction, following appropriate procedures and policy compliance, and maintaining a welcoming environment of care and accountability.
  • Represent the LGBT RC on university committees and task forces.
  • Contribute to the strategic planning and vision of the LGBT RC.
  • Other duties as assigned

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Minimum QualificationsBachelor's degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education), and two years related experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Department-specific qualifications:

Candidates earning a Bachelor's degree by June 2022 will be considered.
  • Experience facilitating community groups preferred, including experience with facilitating discussion topics related to identity, community issues, and addressing conflict and accountability within a group.
  • Experience working with student leaders and volunteers.
  • Experience successfully supporting and/or organizing within communities of color. This could include paid or unpaid work within community organizations, student organizations, activist or cultural work, university departments serving marginalized students, etc.
  • Experience supporting LGBTQIA+ people, especially college students or youth.
  • Social media savvy and creative skills related to video creation and editing, graphic design, and social media content creation

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions SummaryOpen until filled. Apply by January 31, 2022, for priority consideration.

Candidates earning a Bachelor's degree by June 2022 will be considered.

Start date of April 15-June 3, 2022 (flexible).

Special Instructions for cover letter:
Instead of a conventional cover letter, we would like you to answer the following prompts. Please use headings to list each prompt and keep your answers less than 250 words per question. Please answer only these questions and do not provide other statements.
1. What are the larger lessons you have learned from your experiences leading a space, group, or organization focused on community? What do you believe make spaces or groups such as these successful?
2. What are 2-3 things you believe are important to keep in mind when working with student leaders and volunteers?
3. What do you value about LGBTQIA+ advocacy and support work? What would motivate you during times when the work becomes difficult?
Additional Information
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)
135 Park Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Online reports may be submitted at

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
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