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LGBTQIA Program Coordinator job in Long Island City

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New York (NY), Long Island City
Employer:  -
Country:  United States
City:  Long Island City
State:  New York (NY)
Zip Code:  11101

LGBTQIA Program Coordinator

A Full-Time Position at LaGuardia Community College,
City University of New York

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit www.LaGuardia.edu to learn more.

The LGBTQIA Program Coordinator is a member of the Women’s Center team and will assist in providing leadership for University initiatives and support services that enhance the student experience and promote the personal development and academic success of undergraduate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual students at LaGuardia Community College at the City University of New York. Reporting to the Director of the Women’s Center, the LGBTQIA Program Coordinator will also support the Women’s Center and will collaborate with other offices to develop programs that enhance the quality of student life, promote diversity and inclusion, and respond to student concerns. The LGBTQIA Program Coordinator is an advocate for the undergraduate LGBTQIA community and will contribute to efforts to promote the development of cultural competence on the part of members of the campus community through its oversight of the LGBTQIA Ally program. At times the LGBTQIA Program Coordinator is expected to be available to staff and students outside regular business hours, for evening and weekend events, or other critical times.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Create a safe environment in which to serve as a referral source and provide consultation as needed to undergraduate students regarding LGBTQIA topics and/or issues.
• Coordinate and maintain the LGBTQIA Ally Program by developing and creating initiatives and programming for volunteers.
• Provide support and collaborate with SAGA, the Straight and Gay Alliance, student club, by attending meetings and programs presented by the group.
• Build strategic and collaborative partnerships with University departments and programs in support of LGBTQIA undergraduate students (including Student Health & Wellness Promotion and Student Health Services).
• Recommend and participate in the development of University policies and procedures for LGBTQIA students.
• Participate in professional development and growth opportunities in order to maintain current knowledge of student development and student learning research, theory and practice that best serve the needs of LGBTQIA students.
• Participate in projects and work that advances the general work of the Women’s Center.
• Represent the Women’s Center as the LGBTQIA Coordinator on campus wide committees and projects.
• Assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of any number of LGBTQIA related and Women’s Center programming
• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelors degree with three years post-bachelors professional experience working in a position with responsibilities similar to the LGBTQIA Program Coordinator required.
• Experience working with LGBTQIA students in a college environment.
• Familiarity with sexual orientation, gender identity, and college student learning and development theories.
• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression and their intersections with gender, race, class, ability, and other identities.
• Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to build positive and effective relationships with colleagues and student leaders across the university.
• Ability to take initiative for projects and development of services.
• Ability to collaborate and work successfully in a team environment.

BENEFITS:
We currently offer health and dental coverage.

CLOSING DATE:
June 10th 2018

COMPENSATION:
Commensurate with education and experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit resumes with cover letters to: Joanna De Leon at jdeleon@lagcc.cuny.edu
With Subject Header: LGBTQIA Safe Zone Hub Coordinator Position

Job Category:  Higher-Ed/Education
Position type:  Full-Time
Company Name:  CUNY LaGuardia Community College
05/14/18
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