Unclassified - Academic Staff, LGBTQ Center Manager

Code: 093 Posted: 12/02/2014

LGBTQ Center Manager
LGBTQ Resource Center, Division of Student Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Position Location: Southeastern, WI

Reporting Relationship: Diversity and Inclusion Manager

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the LGBTQ Center Manager in the Division of Student Affairs.

Reporting to the University Diversity & Inclusion Officer and falling under the Division of Student Affairs, the LGBTQ Center Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of UW-Parkside's LGBTQ Resource Center. The LGBTQ Center Manager serves as a resource for students, faculty, and staff related to issues and opportunities in the LGBTQ community. The Center Manager develops, coordinates/delivers, and assesses programs and training sessions promoting an inclusive campus environment. Additionally, the Center Manager is responsible for managing the Center's budget; selecting, training and supervising student assistants; maintaining the LGBTQ website and Center resources; and assisting in the development and review of policies and procedures which impact diversity and inclusion on campus.



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university.

  • Three or more years of successful and progressive leadership and demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating LGBTQ training and education programs in a University environment.

  • Demonstrated effective experience working with diverse student populations.

  • Experience counseling and/or advising students in a one-on-one setting.


  • Master’s degree strongly preferred in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Gender Studies, Sociology, or related field.

  • At least five years of LGBTQ related leadership and/or programming experience in higher education.

  • Experience with supervision, budget management, and grant writing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

30% A. Training, Education and Program Development

  1. Create, deliver, and evaluate presentations, workshops, and/or conferences designed to support Parkside's LGBTQ community and educate the broader campus community.

  2. Create, deliver, and evaluate training sessions for student mentors, student leaders, and student assistants (RAs, Peer Health Educators, Peer Mentors, Student Organizations, etc.) on the unique and diverse issues surrounding the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity.

  3. Create, deliver, and evaluate Safe Zone Training for students, faculty, and staff.

  4. Collaborate with various departments on campus to promote and facilitate diversity and inclusion programming.

  5. Provide outreach programming to community entities as requested and serve as a liaison for the University with community and civic organizations.

30% B. Advising & Advocacy

  1. Serve as a resource/referral agent for individuals and couples seeking assistance from the LGBTQ Resource Center.

  2. Serve as an advocate for the needs, concerns, and rights of LGBTQ and allied students, faculty, and staff.

  3. Serve as an advisor to Rainbow Alliance and other diversity promoting student organizations.

  4. Provide input in the development and review of University policies and procedures to insure they are inclusive.

  5. Advise administrators on best practices for creating an inclusive and supportive environment for the LGBTQ community.

30% C. Administration

  1. Responsible for providing a safe, inclusive, and comfortable environment in the Center for LGBTQ and Allied students, faculty, staff, and community members.

  2. Responsible for the strategic planning, budget management, and day-to-day operations of the LGBTQ Resource Center.

  3. Responsible for the selection, training, and supervision of student assistants for the Center.

  4. Responsible for maintenance of the LGBTQ Resource Center's website and listserv.

10% D. Other Duties

  1. Represent UW-Parkside at UW System meetings hosted by the Office of lnclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Student Success (IDEASS).

  2. Assist the University Diversity & Inclusion Officer in developing programs and activities related to the University's overall diversity and inclusion initiatives.

  3. Serve as a member of the Campus Care Team's Extended Team.

  4. Participate in the development and execution of campus-wide Student Life programs.

  5. Other duties as assigned by the University Diversity & Inclusion Officer and/or Dean of Students.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with students, faculty/staff, and community members in groups or on a one-to-one basis.
  • Commitment to social justice and demonstrated knowledge of higher educational best practices related to the support and retention of LGBTQ students.
  • Knowledge of student development theories including sexual and gender identity development theories.
  • Knowledge of prevention programming in bystander intervention, oppression, hate crimes, violence against the LGBTQ community, and healthy relationships.
  • Knowledge of student learning outcomes development and evaluation methods.
  • Working knowledge of wordprocessing, spreadsheet, email and database applications.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team of colleagues.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records and to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to coordinate, develop and implement projects.
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and projects.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective professional working relationships with individuals at all organizational levels both within the campus community and with external constituents.

The University and Area

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.

Review of Applications

Applications received by January 5, 2015 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.

Application Process

Interested candidates should provide a complete application packet, which includes:

  • Cover letter explaining required and preferred qualifications

  • Resume

  • Three references with contact information

  • Transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable).

Go to: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu

Click the "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login." Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Contact Information

If you have application questions, please email or call:

Julie Lee
University Executive Staff Assistant
University of Wisconsin Parkside
Office (262) 595-2261
Email: leej001@uwp.edu 

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

A criminal background check and degree verification is part of the application process.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Contact Name: Julie Lee

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2261

Contact Email: leej001@uwp.edu 

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