LGBTQ+ Resource Center Coordinator



Position Announcement

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center Coordinator serves as a resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, queer, questioning and straight communities on our campus. The Coordinator will work collaboratively with other University departments to coordinate LGBTQ+ outreach, educational and training programs, and services to contribute to the university's strategic goal of promoting success for underserved and underrepresented students by enhancing support for inclusion and equity. This position is fully-funded for one year; contingent upon funding thereafter.

Additional information about the center and its resources can be found online at https://lgbt.dixie.edu/ .

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate student programming initiatives that connect LGBTQ+ students to the resources available on campus, including educational resource materials.
  • Serve as a club advisor for applicable LGBTQ+ student organizations.
  • Foster student learning and development by serving as a role model, mentor, student advocate, and educator.
  • Serve as liaison between LGBTQ+ students and the Booth Wellness Center to improve and provide mental health services inclusive of LGBTQ+ students.
  • Facilitate workshops, trainings and dialogues for departments and organizations across campus on LGBTQ+ and social justice topics, including SafeZone trainings. Such trainings will be designed and collaborated with Campus Diversity, Multicultural Inclusion Center, and other campus partners.
  • Fulfill annual objectives for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center based on best practices in alignment with university and Campus Diversity policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development of newsletters, brochures, web pages, and other marketing materials that can be used to promote inclusion.
  • Represent the Center to the public and work to increase awareness of the organization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • At least one year experience coordinating student-related activities and programs and/or advising students groups required.
  • Knowledge of sexual orientation and gender identity and issues of concern related to LGBTQ+ and straight people and the intersection with other identities.
  • Demonstrated ability and strong interpersonal skills to work in a multicultural, social justice-oriented office with individuals and groups with a wide array of backgrounds, identities, life experiences, and communication styles required.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, teach and build relationships with individuals and groups unfamiliar with LGBTQ communities and issues.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule (e.g. evening and weekend hours) depending on activity and event schedule.


Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $38,000 - $40,000 depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of July/August 2021. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/ under "Benefits Summary" for more details.This position is fully-funded for one year; contingent upon funding thereafter.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins May 17 , 2021 ; position open until filled . Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information (including email) for three professional references electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU) is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating a student-centered active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:

  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - titleix@dixie.edu , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - titleix@dixie.edu , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://titleix.dixie.edu/ or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ocr@ed.gov , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, ocr.denver@ed.gov , 303-844-5695.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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