The Coordinator has responsibilities for advising and programming for LGBTQ+ students. In this capacity, the incumbent will advise LGBTQ+ students and related student organizations and develop programs that are responsive to the needs of LGBTQ students. Working as part of the Office of Intercultural Education, the coordinator contributes to the development of intercultural education activities, trainings and programs that educate and promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of diversity and inclusion on campus.
Primary Position Responsibilities
Advises and mentors LGBTQ students, both individuals and student organizations, on issues related to academic achievement, student development, leadership, conflict resolution, community building, and collaboration with other students and student groups on campus, and respond to alumnae and parent’s questions, concerns and inquiries.
Manages the operation of the LGBTQ+ cultural space, budget, and supervision of work study students, and prepare monthly and annual reports about the programs.
Work collaboratively as a member of the OICE team on college-wide issues of diversity and multicultural competency and in providing and participating in joint programs and educational initiatives.
Interface and cultivate relationships with alums and WAPA (Wellesley Alum Pride Alliance.
Stay abreast of trends, issues and best practices regarding the LGBTQ community.
Other duties as assigned.
Implements programs that enhance and support the overall success of LGBTQ students.
Is effective at advising students and referring them to other campus resources.
Works collaboratively as a member of the Intercultural Education Team on college-wide issues of diversity and inclusion.
Reviews trends and issues for LGBTQ+ students across the country assessing relevance to the Wellesley College population.
Completes administrative tasks in a consistent, thorough, and timely manner.
Supervises work-study students.
Master’s degree preferred in a related field such as women’s and gender studies, higher education administration, counseling, psychology, or a bachelor’s degree with several years of equivalent on- the-job experience
At least 2 years of prior professional experience, preferably working in a similar center or program with college students or young adult LGBTQ populations.
Skills and Abilities Required
Knowledge of issues relevant to supporting the academic success of LGBTQ+ students
Strong commitment to student development and the educational purpose of student affairs work
Demonstrated program development and community collaboration experience.
Experience working in a multicultural environment
Self-motivated, and well-organized.
Strong conflict resolution skills and written and oral communication skills
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