Education Program Coordinator

University of Texas at Austin in Texas

Deadline August 24, 2014
Date Posted July 23, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Education Program Coordinator


Job Description/Posting




To lead the Education Program of the Gender and Sexuality Center: Serving Women and LGBTQA Communities (GSC). The GSCs mission is to provide opportunities for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality. The center also facilitates a greater responsiveness to the needs of women and LGBTQA communities through education, outreach, and advocacy. Through the provision of educational programs that increase the campus communitys awareness of and sensitivity to issues impacting women and LGBTQ communities, this position will contribute to the cultivation of a campus climate that is welcoming for women and LGBTQA people.


  • Provide appropriate trainings and education materials to students, faculty and staff on gender and sexuality issues.
  • Coordinate the Peers for Pride program, a peer facilitation program, including serving as an instructor for the accompanying academic courses.
  • Assist in developing assessment and marketing tools for the education program.
  • Assist in the leadership development and advising of student who participate in GSC programs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a related field.
  • Understanding of the social justice framework (including but limited to understanding of concepts such power, privilege and intersectionality) and experience using framework in either program development or program coordination.
  • Experience working on issues impacting women and LGBTQA people.
  • Experience providing trainings and/or teaching.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working with diverse populations.
  • Experience administering or coordinating a program.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to keep colleagues informed of programmatic developments and pass on useful information.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills. Effective interpersonal skills are needed to successfully interact with a variety of people, including colleagues in the university, students, alum and the general public with diverse cultures and backgrounds. The successful candidate will be able to develop training materials for a variety of audiences (students, faculty and staff) and engage with the appropriate sense of who the audience is for each training.
  • Ability to identify both problems and potential solutions and present them to management staff.
  • Ability to work independently and as member of multiple teams.
  • Ability to connect well with students and earn their trust while establishing and maintaining appropriate limits with them.
  • Ability to prioritize and spontaneously reprioritize multiple projects in a busy environment accurately, efficiently, and with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to balance and satisfy competing deadlines and personalities, maintaining professionalism under pressure and in sensitive situations.
  • Ability to tolerate paperwork and respect administrative procedures while remaining flexible and resilient.
  • Ability to contribute to congenial and student-friendly atmosphere of the center and across campus.
  • Ability to step-in when necessary and take responsibility for smooth running operations of the center.
  • Ability to exercise a high level of discretion and confidentiality (in interactions with both internal and external people) concerning all work-related information.
  • Ability to maintain records and filing systems.
  • Ability to know when to ask questions and when to take initiative.
  • Ability to articulate ideas, both verbally and in writing. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with peer education/facilitation programs.
  • Experience working in a college or university setting.
  • Knowledge of student development theory.
  • Three to five years experience in a management position.
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team of academic and student service providers.
  • Multicultural program development experience.
  • Leadership training and student organization advising experience.
  • Experience with theater teaching techniques, such as Theater of the Oppressed.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the job responsibilities, duties, skill, or working conditions. In addition, this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.    

Persons interested in the position should submit an application, cover letter, resume, and four references (including one from a former student) at:

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