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Coordinator of Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement - LGBTQIA+ Programs and Initiatives


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement (11732271)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position coordinates, promotes, and evaluates assigned programs within the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement, housed in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.  The incumbent serves as liaison to students, parents, university departments, and external contacts as it relates to assigned programs.


This position is responsible for campus community outreach and development of student support services to foster multicultural awareness and cross cultural engagement. The incumbent designs and implements strategies to facilitate student success and support retention initiatives for underrepresented student populations; creates cross-cultural and diversity programs for students, faculty and staff; provides educational and cultural support to student organizations and leadership teams, and creates assessment tools for evaluation of programs and services.


The Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of a variety of programs and services that demonstrate visible and inclusive support for LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, everything on the gender and sexuality spectrum that letters and words can’t yet describe.) campus communities working to promote multicultural, intersectional, and intercultural understandings of LGBTQIA+ student populations at UM. The Coordinator also designs and facilitates experiential learning opportunities and assists with the development and coordination of CICCE programs and services.

Candidates with at least one year of work experience in a full-time or two years as a graduate assistant working with LGBTQIA+ students in a higher education setting are strongly encouraged to apply.


Examples of Work Performed

  • Assists the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement in development and coordination of CICCE programs and services
  • Responsible for the development and delivery of programs, services, and support that serve the needs of the campus LGBTQIA+ community, including but not limited to events, workshops, resources and support. Examples: Understanding Sex, Gender & Sexuality to Foster Inclusive and Equitable Spaces Training, student appointments, LGBTQIA+ History Month, Women’s Empowerment Month, Fall and Spring Pride Camp, Lavender Graduation
  • Serves as a liaison and resource to LGBTQIA+ undergraduate and graduate students and organizations with campus and community resources to ensure a sense of belonging, retention, and student success
  • Advises UM Pride Network (undergraduate LGBTQIA+ student organization)
  • Creates and maintains strong relationships with campus and community partners to develop innovative strategies that address racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia/heterosexism, and other forms of systematic forms of exclusion and marginalization
  • Monitors trends and issues and continually assesses the nature and effectiveness of policies, programs, and services that intersect with LGBTQIA+ community needs; makes ongoing improvements and/or advises administration on new directions
  • Provides leadership with assessment and evaluation of campus needs regarding demographics and policies related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity
  • Assists with the delivery of programming in the Lavender Living Learning Community in partnership with University Housing and the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies
  • Serves on the Bias Education Response Team (BERT) and assists with implementing response methods to address community needs
  • Supports initiatives from the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Pathways to Equity Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following.  Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Develops, coordinates, promotes, and evaluates assigned programs and projects.
  2. Oversees communication efforts and responds to questions/concerns.
  3. Assists in the development, implementation, and assessment of departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.



One (1) year experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement: 

Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

Pay Rate Ranges: $36,289 - $42,150 Annual (Hourly: $17.45 - $20.26)


To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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