Coordinator of Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Access & Retention

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Working Title: Coordinator of Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Access & Retention Official Title: Student Services Coordinator Employment Class: Non - Instructional Academic Staff FTE: 1.0 Compensation: $43,870 - $44,646 FLSA Status: Exempt Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed Term-Renewable Position Summary:

The Coordinator of Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Access & Retention Coordinator reports to the Director, LGBTQ+ Resource Center in the Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence (ASIE). This position’s primary purpose is to support and prioritize the needs of queer and trans students of color at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, who face unique challenges in their pursuit of access and retention within higher education, while assisting the director in the general operation of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center. A thorough and nuanced understanding must inform this work focused on the intersectional identities of those queer and trans and a person of color (POC) and students’ unique lived experiences, particularly in white-dominated institutional spaces. Focused on building a stronger campus community (across all three UW Oshkosh campuses) to promote equitable access for, inclusion of, and retention of QTPOC students within the University. The Coordinator of Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Access & Retention will also be responsible for aiding the director in supporting all queer and trans students on all three campuses. Specifically, the Coordinator will implement best practices for supporting queer and trans students of color through programs, events, bonding, connecting them to necessary resources, empowering them to continue higher education, and facilitating the growth of a strong and supportive community. Working in collaboration with the Director of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center and various advisory committees across campus, the Coordinator of QTPOC Access & Retention will work to eliminate barriers and work to create the structure and sustainable support for queer and trans students of color and promote greater educational equity for all students, paying particular attention to students of underrepresented and underserved races, genders, classes, nationalities, sexualities, and abilities.

Additionally, this position will provide support to help QTPOC students succeed academically and personally at UW Oshkosh and includes providing services and, in coordination with the director, spending time on all 3 UW Oshkosh campuses.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.


Academic Support: Brave Spaces (25%)

a) Work with the LGBTQIA+ Alumni Chapter Board to increase outreach to QTPOC alumni and work with the director to expand the LGBTQIA+ Alumni Mentoring Program to include more QTPOC alumni to aid QTPOC students in the transition from college to career or prepare them for graduate/professional schools.

b) Coordinate at least one retention event or program each quarter that reflects the needs of queer and/or trans students of color in higher education, creating critical spaces for dialogue, education, and support.

c) Facilitate a QTPOC discussion group out of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center and assist the director in providing support for existing LGBTQ+ student organizations.

d) Assist and collaborate with the other positions focused on retention and/or students of color in addressing the retention needs of queer transfer students of color.

Individual and Community Relationship Building (25%)

a) Develop internship opportunities for QTPOC students within the LGBTQ+ Resource Center’s internship program. Assist the Director in overseeing interns.

b) Serve as an advocate and liaison for QTPOC students with university staff and faculty: 1. Meet with faculty to discuss individual student Academic and Nonacademic challenges; 2. Coordinate events/services with the University community; 3. When appropriate, provide culturally responsive expertise to faculty and participate in class activities focused on the QTPOC community.

c) Provide outreach to the LGBTQ+ Studies certificate program to enhance support for QTPOC students.

Outreach, Programming, & Training (25%

a) Act as a liaison and referral source for QTPOC students who feel culturally excluded from wellness and mental health services and other educational services on campus.

b) Assist the Director in developing and facilitating intersectional programming for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center.

c) Provide an intersectional component to the center’s SAFE training program and help facilitate these trainings.

d) Develop a calendar of events for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center for each semester.

e) Coordinate LGBTQ+ Resource Center sponsored events: reserve rooms, obtain any materials necessary, assist in setup and takedown, prepare contracts and payment for speakers, coordinate transfer of funds from co-sponsoring departments.

Administrative Support to the LGBTQ+ Resource Center (25%)

a) Assist in maintaining the LGBTQ+ Resource Center: Make sure the space is secure, organized, and clean.

b) Maintain reception desk: Answer phones, greet and assist visitors.

c) Produce original drafted correspondence and documents using electronic medium: MS Word, Excel, etc.;

d) Maintain and order supplies.

e) Maintain files as needed.

f) Assist Director in maintaining and overseeing the regular updating of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center’s website.

g) Schedule monthly meetings, take minutes, and post agendas and minutes for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center’s six committees.

h) Attend training as requested to learn and become proficient with other programs and software as needed.

i) Assist the Director in managing the LGBTQ+ Resource Center budget, including management of the eight center accounts.

j) Perform other duties as assigned by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center Director.

Qualifications Required:

• Bachelor’s degree in related field
• Lived experience and/or professional experience working with those who are queer & trans people of color (QTPOC)
• Experience working with Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) post-secondary students
• Knowledge of Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) culture and contemporary issues
• General knowledge of the LGBTQIA+ community
• Basic office administrative skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Strong prioritization and organizational skills
• Ability to communicate clearly in both oral and written forms
• Proficiency in the use of computers, including, but not limited to the following software applications:
• Word processing software such as MS Word
• Spreadsheet software such as MS Excel to perform functions such as maintaining spreadsheets and budget tracking
• Ability to facilitate group discussions and programs
• Knowledge of social media
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


• Master’s degree in related field
• Advanced knowledge of the LGBTQIA+ community
• Experience working in a university environment
• Self-empowerment and the ability to facilitate empowerment in others
• Strong commitment and demonstrated ability to enact social justice principles; to dismantle racism, heterosexism, and cissexism; and to navigate the intersecting layers of identity experienced by QTPOC students, including but not limited to connection to ancestral land, race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexuality, ability, religion, class, and nationality.
• Knowledge of graphic design programs such as Adobe

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by August 15, 2021, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

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Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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