University of Rochester LGBTQ Coordinator in Rochester, New York


Part Time 20 hours Grade 052 Kearns Center




Position Summary:

The role of Coordinator at the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center is to develop and implement programs and services to meet the needs of the undergraduate LGBTQ communities within the College at the University of Rochester. The Coordinator will work collaboratively with other University departments to contribute to the University’s overall goal of ensuring that all students feel welcome and part of our campus community. The Coordinator will utilize an intersectional and social justice lens to develop action orientated leadership trainings on campus. The Coordinator will report to the Director of the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center.

The Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center (BIC) is a joint venture of the Office of the Dean of Students and the David T. Kearns Center at the University of Rochester. The BIC exists to promote cultural awareness and engagement, educate on issues of identity, culture, and diversity, and provide opportunities for collaboration and responsibility are prevalent in all that we do.


Provide leadership to the LGBTQ community by generating innovative ways to provide service

  • Provide oversight for the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards in service areas.
  • Coordinate and develop student leadership initiatives and trainings that foster student learning in conjunction with Medallion Program.
  • Collaborate with students and campus colleagues to address issues of diversity, campus climate, culture, and inclusion.
  • Serve as a resource, consultant, and liaison to the campus community with regard to LGBTQ issues.
  • Provide educational resource materials to individuals and groups, and develop and present campus-wide presentations on relevant topics.
  • Serve as an advisor, role model, mentor, student advocate and educator to our undergraduate students.

Program/Event Planning

  • Engage in the promotion of awareness and education of issues related to supporting the LGBTQ community.
  • Plan, coordinate, and assess programs and activities such as Safe Zone and other related events in conjunction with student organizations, other University departments, and community partners.
  • Coordinate events such as the Meet & Greet during Orientation and the Rainbow Graduation.
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures, newsletters, brochures, web pages, etc. that can be used to promote diversity.
  • Provide guidance and innovative ideas to growing the LGBTQ Resource Area.
  • Serve on the LGBTQ Advocacy Committee, College Diversity Roundtable, and other committees as deemed appropriate.

Administrative Duties

  • Must be able to take initiative and function independently paying close attention to detail, and prioritizing multiple projects.
  • Must represent the Center to the public and work to increase awareness of the organization.
  • Must work effectively with others to accomplish organizational goals, along with assessing, identifying, and resolving problems.
  • Complete research, best practices, and benchmarking practices as assigned.


  • Master's degree with 2 years in student activity programs; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated at least one year of experience providing support to students who identify as LGBTQIA, specifically working with Trans, Intersex, Non-Binary/Gender Non-Conforming, and Two-Spirit identities.
  • Must be energetic; demonstrate patience with different demographics of students, and stressful situations.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly (written, verbal, and non-verbal), adjusting language and/or terminology to meet the needs of diverse audiences.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite/Google Docs, Adobe InDesign, and managing websites/social media.
  • Must be able to work evening/weekend hours.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with faculty/staff, students, parents, and community members.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in related field.

Experience developing curriculum with specific program objectives and learning outcomes.

Experience advising students and coordinating student-centered programs and events.

Please submit cover letter, resume and list of three professional references.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: LGBTQ Coordinator

Location: The College

Job ID: 203360

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Part-Time