Salem State University

Program Coordinator, Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy & Diversity (LEAD) Office

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(2/15/2018 4:44 PM)
State Title
Staff Associate
Job Category
Posting End Date
Department : Name
Diversity & Multicultural Affairs
Pay Basis

General Statement of Duties

The program coordinator is responsible for educational programming and advocacy for multicultural and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) students. The position is a member of the university’s LEAD office which is the primary source of programs, workshops, and trainings that promotes the goals and values of a diverse, engaging and inclusive campus for all students. The Program Coordinator develops and implements comprehensive outreach services for the campus community on LGBTQ+ topics; and provides educational and cultural programs with social justice and culturally focused student organizations and departments within the university setting.  As a member of the LEAD office the Program Coordinator advises several student clubs/organizations, attends and supervises events during the evening and on the weekends.


The ideal candidate will be a committed professional with knowledge of LGBTQ+ and intersectional philosophies, and a commitment to the holistic development of diverse student populations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. (E) Create and/or collaborate on the development and facilitation of workshops, trainings and dialogues for departments and organizations across campus on LGBTQ and social justice topics
  2. (E) Utilize the Center for Diversity and Cultural Enrichment to coordinate programs and initiatives that support an environment and community where all people thrive and promote understanding of issues surrounding sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, class, age or ability
  3. (E) Establish program policies, procedures and objectives for LGBTQ+ programs
  4. (E) Inform the programmatic, educational and leadership development opportunities on issues of sexuality, gender identity and gender expressions
  5. (E) Establish positive relationships and outreach to LBGTQ+ students. Support student organizations such as the Alliance, Social Justice Council etc.
  6. (E) Develop, initiate and produce annual week-long programs related to a specific topics
  7. (E) Investigate best practices for office and campus processes and policies that impact LGBTQ+ students
  8. (E) Serve as the primary consultant to university departments and liaison between students and departments on management policies and operating practices
  9. (E) Serve as primary advisor to one or more student groups
  10. (E) Serve as liaison to a group of clubs to insure that university policies and procedures are adhered to
  11. Assist in the development, facilitation and implementation of educational initiatives for students from all social identities on issues of sexual orientation, gender expression, gender diversity and the development of intercultural skills
  12. Work in collaboration with other Student Life division staff, faculty and other university community members in developing inclusive programs, policies and practices
  13. Collaborate with department staff to produce events and programs that increase student engagement
  14. Regularly utilize early alert system to support student success
  15. Supervise one graduate assistant or fellow


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in student affairs, student development, counseling or related field of study 
  • 1-2 years of experience developing leadership experiences and advising multicultural, and/or student clubs, organizations and student-led initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in student affairs, student development, counseling or related field of study
  • A strong understanding of student development theory, demonstrated effectiveness experience working with diversity, facilitating social justice and diversity focused programs
  • Prior experience in an office of diversity, student activities, leadership or LGBTQ center.

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.


Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 10 pounds.


Willingness and ability to work nights and weekends.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.


Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.  


EEO Statement:
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.


Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may come down at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.


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