Coordinator of Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Access
Student Services Coordinator
Non - Instructional Academic Staff
$43,870 - $44,646
Terms of Employment:
Annual, Fixed Term-Renewable
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,
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.
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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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
• 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)
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• Knowledge of graphic design programs such as Adobe
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