Coordinator for Women and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) students
Metropolitan State University
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Internal Number: 1982
Metro State University, Minnesota's public, urban university, and four-time recipient of the Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award is seeking to hire a Coordinator for Women and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) students. This is a full-time, probationary position within the Multicultural, American Indian, and Retention Services (MAIR) department, within the Dean of Students office, in the Academic and Student Affairs division.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
Coordinating operations of the Women's and LGBTQ+ Student Resource Center
Implementing retention strategies and activities to facilitate the academic success of students
Developing and implementing retention strategies and activities to facilitate the academic success of students
Activities related to the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SAVE) Act and Title IX activities
Minimum Qualifications: The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position:
Bachelor's degree plus two years of professional experience in a content-specific field or three years of professional experience in a content-specific field or an equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education, and/or professional experience
Knowledge of and experience developing programming for diverse populations, including diversity in terms of socio-economic status, culture, and other represented groups
Knowledge of community and/or government resources as well as university and other policies to accomplish multiple work assignments and provide advice to students. Ability to develop and interpret relevant policies
Ability to develop relationships with internal and community partners and develop rapport with individuals for whom services are provided
Ability to develop, plan, organize, administer and implement programming and multiple activities and implement assessment of work and recommend changes to current practices
Effective oral and written communication skills and experience in communication with diverse audiences
Ability to facilitate presentations.
Ability to and interest in working collaboratively with other departments and services.
Ability to work a flexible schedule as the needs of campus and services dictate
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with LGBTQ+ students, community members, and/or organizations
Two years of experience in higher education setting doing similar work with students – particularly non-traditional and diverse populations.
Knowledge of college/higher education experience and culture.
Ability to conduct research, recognize gaps in service and provide recommendations to University.
Prior advocacy experience including previously completing 40-hour advocacy training.
Prior experience requesting and implementing state and federal grant programs.
Physical Requirements of the Job: Requires occasionally transporting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or transporting light objects frequently. The position may require movement throughout the building(s) to a significant degree.
Notice: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.
The University: Metro State University, a member of the Minnesota State, is a public, urban university located in Twin Cities Metropolitan area. The University provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and lead the Twin Cities community to a prosperous and equitable future. Recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve approximately 11,000 students, two-thirds of whom are from communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college or are eligible for Pell grants. Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked #21 out of 1380). The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Recognized in 2008 and 2014 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.
The School/Academic Department: Academic and Student Affairs at Metropolitan State University comprises all of the academic programs and programs that provide many kinds of support for students and faculty to enhance learning experiences. Student Success strives to serve students at their point of need by offering a variety of academic and other support services. The Multicultural, American Indian, and Retention Services department promotes the academic success of historically underrepresented incoming, current, and graduating students by providing retention programming and a wide range of services that include advocacy and educational planning. Students are assisted and supported by the culturally-sensitive staff. The services are designed to enrich the academic and social experience of students while also connecting them to university and relevant community resources.
Salary: This is a Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty (MSUAASF) Range C position with a salary range of $44,354 (minimum) to $76,826 (maximum). Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the collective bargaining agreement between Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State) and the MSUAASF organization.
Metropolitan State University offers over 60 baccalaureate majors, 10 master?s degrees, and 2 doctoral programs. Founded in 1971, the university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is the only state university in the Twin Cities. It is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 county metropolitan area.With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, we are fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and more than 11,000 full- and part-time students reflect the area?s rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.