Housed within the Center for Social Justice and Inclusion (CSJI) as a split position, the LGBTQIA+ (75%) & Intersectional Identities (25%) Program Manager will support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual students across all intersecting marginalized identies (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, class, age, religion, nationality, ability, and other social identifications) by serving as a resource for the campus community, with special emphasis on retention and engagement. Position includes developing and maintaining student-focused programs and promoting a comprehensive out-of-class experience to ensure a balanced and inclusive educational and social environment. One of the primary responsibilities is to develop, execute and evaluate co-curricular day, evening and weekend programming (virtually and in person) for all students, faculty, staff and the community. The position reports to the Director of the Center Social Justice and Inclusion.
- Works to foster a welcoming and nurturing environment for students with a focus on students from historically underrepresented and marginalized communities through programs/events.
- Designs, coordinates, and delivers educational, cultural and social workshops, programs, and events which focus on LGBTQIA+ and intersectional identities using student development theory.
- Serve in an advisory/supportive capacity to PRIDE Student Organization by providing support, advocacy, program partnership.
- Establishes and maintains partnerships with Spectrum Center (Ann Arbor Campus LGBTQ Center) for support, advocacy, programming, events, and other methods of collaboration.
- Creates and establishes learning outcomes for programs and initiatives based on CAS Standards.
- Designs, coordinates and delivers campus wide celebratory events including but not limited to LGBTQIA+ History Month, Pride Month, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Lavender Graduation, and Women’s History Month.
- Facilitates and oversees programs that support marginalized communities.
- Serves as a resource and advocate for students regarding LGBTQIA+ issues on campus.
- Supervises student workers, interns, and volunteers, including but not limited to developing work schedule, coordinating workload, and evaluating student work performance.
- Makes referrals to campus and local resources.
- Build relationships with LGBTQ+ staff and faculty interested in supporting students from marginalized populations.
- Collaborates and partners within the CSJI to promote intersectionality within the office, workshops, programs, and events.
- Collaborates and partners with student organizations in event programming.
- Develops, fosters and maintains strong partnerships and collaborations with community partners and agencies.
- Supports the CSJI Director in identifying policy and/or procedural changes which may be required to meet the needs of diverse populations.
- Assists the CSJI Director in executing special initiatives and projects pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Develops content and manages regular communications across multiple platforms, including flyers, listserv emails, social media posts, website, and brochures.
- Collaborates with faculty, staff, and other units on campus to host speakers and events.
- Uses student development theory and the university mission to establish and maintain productive partnerships with students, staff, faculty and community stakeholders.
- Conducts regular needs assessments and program evaluations to ensure that CSJI programming is aligned with student preferences, CSJI, Student Affairs, and the university’s vision.
- Ability to work beyond the standard workday, including nights and weekends, for programs and special events.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications include Bachelor’s degree is required with a minimum of two years working in LGBTQIA+ affairs and/or related field; Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Counseling, or other related field preferred; demonstrated experience advising diverse student clubs/organizations and event planning; demonstrated experience advising diverse student clubs/organizations and event planning; strong student services orientation; ability to create a warm and welcoming college environment; and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- High level of organization and demonstrable success in handling highly detailed projects from inception to completion, including assessment.
- Demonstrable programming experience and facilitation skills around gender and sexuality issues.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with multiple constituencies of diverse identities and backgrounds.
- Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with efficiency and attention to detail.
- Ability to use discretion in managing confidential information.
- Successfully manage a programming budget and program policies.
- Ability to collaborate, build strong relationships.
- Ability to align personal project work with the organization's larger mission.
- Proven success managing an organization's communications.
- Understanding of student development theory and intersectional identities.
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