The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) invites applications and nominations for the position of Coordinator of the Pride Center. This is an exempt, 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 27,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The Division: The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff members who serve our students through 20 departments and functions. The staff is actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues who are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.
The Pride Center: The Pride Center works to provide a safe and welcoming environment for UTK’s diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBT+) communities. As a physical symbol of UTK’s commitment to diversity, the Pride Center provides support, resources, and a community space for UTK’s LGBT+ and ally students, faculty, and staff, as well as anyone who seeks to learn about sexual orientation or gender identity. The Pride Center achieves this by sponsoring programs and events that raise awareness, increase visibility, and engage in advocacy regarding LGBT+ issues.
The Position: The Coordinator of the Pride Center is a full-time professional staff member that is responsible for the direction and daily operations of the Pride Center, including the management and oversight of services, budgets, educational programs, internal/external advocacy initiatives, community development, and ongoing development and supervision of graduate and undergraduate student staff. The purpose of this position to champion and lead a centralized effort to provide support and advocacy services, education, training, and social and educational programming for the LGBT+ community. The Coordinator will serve as a key member of the Division of Student Life and reports directly to the Associate Dean of Students.
Responsibilities: The Coordinator/Director of the Pride Center is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
|Education and Experience: A master’s degree is required in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling, or other related field. A minimum of one year of professional experience in higher education required, with experience working specifically with LGBT+ programs or related areas strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: