Equity Coordinator for Gender and Sexuality Justice

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 28, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Equity Coordinator for Gender and Sexuality Justice

Southern Oregon University

Position Number: A00415

Rate: $56,164 @ 1.0 FTE (This position may be subject to a 20% furlough - $44,931 @ 20%)

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Student Life for Equity and Access and working collaboratively with Student Life and campus partners, the Coordinator plans and administers program objectives and strategies for the Social Justice and Equity Center (SJEC). The Coordinator of the SJEC, operating with equity and racial justice lenses, initiates and engages in efforts to promote equity and diversity at the University. The Coordinator researches retention issues and develops programs and initiatives to ensure the success of our students of color, historically underrepresented, minoritized, and under-resourced student populations (inclusive of all forms and intersections of identity, such as race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, ability, age, size, socio-economic status, Veteran status, etc.).

Provides oversight and coordination of the day-to-day operation of the Social Justice and Equity Center. Coordinates the delivery of information and assistance to students seeking support.
Oversees the work of student staff members and volunteers. Hires and trains student staff to support programs, mentorship, tutoring, and other activities that promote learning and student development. Participates in performance evaluations and corrective action for staff. Processes personnel paperwork for assigned employees.
Works with student leaders to design and implement programs, special events, and services that support student success and development. Advises student leaders on program planning methods and processes. Assists students with problem solving a variety of complex issues during all phases of an event. Teaches students organizing skills and mentors them throughout the year.
Develops and delivers leadership development workshops and seminars for program participants and currently enrolled students.
Provides leadership and coordination of educational programs/campus signature events and services in assigned areas of responsibility.
Serves as a liaison in providing information on available resources and services. Participates in a variety of meetings, committees, or other related groups to communicate information regarding services, programs, areas of opportunity and other pertinent information related to equity.
Collaborates with campus Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee in planning and implementing policies, practices, and projects regarding hiring, campus climate, research and assessment, and campus-wide events.

Prepares, reviews, and analyzes complex information and data and develops recommendations based on findings to further education equity and access.
Attends professional conferences and training sessions to remain current on equity-related practices.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and two years of direct service experience either in a college setting or community agency.
•Demonstrated experience working with multicultural or equity/diversity programs.
•Experience working with underrepresented populations (first-generation, low-income, students of color, LGBTQ+, etc.).
•Strong organizational, training, and communication skills. and history of implementing successful strategies and programs.
•Ability to work flexible hours.

Preferred Qualification:
•Master’s Degree in student development, higher education, multicultural studies, social justice, social work, or related field.
•Experience working with faculty.
•Demonstrated experience impacting social and racial justice initiatives.
•Experience supervising a diverse student staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrated ability working with, supporting, and advocating for the Queer and Trans community.
- Demonstrated commitment to coalition building.
- Demonstrated interest in sexuality and gender diversity-related issues.
- Demonstrated ability training, overseeing, and mentoring student staff.
-Knowledge of issues and topics affecting queer and trans people on college campuses and experience in addressing those issues.
-Commitment to a student-centered approach and building relationships with historically and presently marginalized students.
- Exceptional knowledge of LGBTQIA+ identities and issues
- Able to serve as resource expert and spokesperson for issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ population on campus and in the community, ability to conduct trainings and workshops on sexual and gender diversity and the intersections with social identities
- Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, online systems, social media platforms, Internet as well as online calendaring and email.
- Ability to adapt to and work effectively in a heavily bureaucratic environment which requires regular interaction with a number of levels within the organization.
- Working knowledge, or ability to quickly learn, university infrastructure, policies and procedures.
- Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner verbally and in writing.
- Ability to work with a high level of productivity and accuracy/attention to detail.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) cover letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references should be included in the application or as an attachment. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Human Resources for assistance.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

Special Conditions
•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
•Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
-Position classifications defined as “exempt” are not subject to overtime
•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.

Notice to Prospective Employees
Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”), requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.

An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link:
https://inside.sou.edu/assets/security/AnnualCrimeReportFinal.pdf. A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email clerycoordinator@sou.edu.

All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.sou.edu/postings/8853.

Diversity Statement
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.