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 Subject : Program Coordinator, LGBTQ Student Life.. 05/07/2018 08:14:15 PM 
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40659 Center for Identity and Inclusion, The University of Chicago

About the Unit​
The Center for Identity + Inclusion (CI+I) is home to the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), LGBTQ Student Life, and Student Support Services, and reports to the Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, Advancement and Diversity. These areas work individually and collectively to enhance the experiences of students of color and multicultural students; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students; and first generation, low income, and undocumented students, all through an intersectional perspective. We offer a variety of programs and resources at both the undergraduate and graduate/professional levels and work in partnership with the Office of the Provost to advance the University’s commitment to building a more inclusive campus and stronger sense of community. All students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to join us in these efforts. Please visit our website at to learn more.

Job Information​

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of LGBTQ Student Life, the Program Coordinator implements collaborative programs that promote identity development and serves as a resource, advocate, and advisor for LGBTQ students and organizations. The Program Coordinator also assists with various projects that align with the mission/vision and strategic priorities of LGBTQ Student Life, the Center for Identity + Inclusion (CI+I), and the Office of the Provost.


Coordinate programs that explore identity, with an emphasis on gender identity and sexual orientation; address current events as they impact our LGBTQ communities; and recognize intersectionality.
Programs may include: panel discussions; affinity spaces for LGBTQ students; LGBTQ mentorship; and new opportunities based on feedback from students, faculty, staff, community partners, as well as best practices.
Track programming expenses and regularly assess program quality and impact.


Facilitate developmentally appropriate workshops/trainings on building inclusive communities, identity development, and other topics related to diversity and inclusion.
Coordinate and deliver Safe Space trainings in addition to other educational presentations about our work.

Advising and Advocacy:

Meet with individual students and student organization leaders who would like to brainstorm ideas, ask questions, or raise concerns – and reach out to students to help LGBTQ Student Life maintain strong relationships across the University.
Engage students in conversation about various topics, including identity development and exploration, navigating UChicago as a member of one or more marginalized identity groups, and approaches to change as it relates to systemic heterosexism and cissexism.
Maintain knowledge of campus and community programs and resources, and work with LGBTQ Student Life and CI+I leadership to refer students to campus partners as appropriate.


Coordinate marketing efforts for the office.
Responsibilities may include designing flyers and brochures to highlight programs and resources, using email marketing systems, updating websites, creating engaging content for social media, writing stories and profiles, managing digital photos and videos, and exploring opportunities to raise the visibility of the office and promote engagement.


Diversity & Inclusion
Partnership & Collaboration
Performance & Execution
Emotional Intelligence

Additional Requirements​​

Education, Experience, and Certifications:


Bachelor’s degree required.
Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Gender/Sexuality/Women’s Studies, Educational Policy, Counseling, or other related field preferred.


1-3 years of professional experience within LGBTQ student life or student affairs/higher education strongly preferred
Experience supporting and advising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students
Experience coordinating programs related to identity, with a focus on racial/ethnic communities
Experience facilitating workshops and/or dialogues and giving presentations
Experience with marketing and communications, including email marketing, website updates, and social media
Preferred: Experience working with and supporting the advancement of transgender/gender non-conforming and/or queer communities of color

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

Ability to understand the needs of the University of Chicago community and work with students, staff, and faculty in a wide variety of situations
An understanding of and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and ability to navigate sensitive situations
Strong project management, organizational, and analytical skills
Must exhibit creativity and flexibility
Proficiency with Microsoft Office

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

Ability to work regular evening hours and some weekends required.

Required Documents:

All required documents must be submitted to be considered for this position.

Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility​

Pay Frequency​

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours​


Job is Exempt?​

Drug Test Required?​​

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?​

Health Screen Required?​​

Posting Date​

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Posting Statement:​​

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