LGBTQIA+ Resource Center Specialist

University of Wisconsin Parkside   Kenosha, WI   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on August 28, 2022
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LGBTQIA+ Resource Center Specialist
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 18679 Posted: 08/08/2022

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic leaning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Parkside provides an educational value to our students that is unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent students from achieving their educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. Located in Kenosha, WI between Chicago and Milwaukee, the campus is nestled on 700 acres of woodland and prairie, two miles west of Lake Michigan. We offer an engaging and supportive work environment with competitive pay and benefits. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Diversity and Inclusion Specialist (LGBTQIA+ Resource Center Specialist)

Employment Type: Full-time, Salaried, Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Reports To: The LGBTQIA+ Resource Center Specialist will report to the Associate Director of Multicultural Initiatives

Pay Range: $46,000 to $55,000 (commensurate with experience)

Job Description:

Essential Job Functions Essential Job Functions

The LGBTQIA+ Resource Center Specialist is responsible for the development and delivery of programs supporting the LGBTQIA+ campus community, and provides resources, support, and interventions, as needed, for students with identity / gender-based issues and concerns. The Specialist will assess student needs and will work with student staff within the Center and various equity, diversity and inclusion partners across campus to develop programs and services to meet those needs as they pertain to sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity/expression, and issues of marginalization. The Specialist develops campus wide training opportunities and educational materials that promote an inclusive campus environment. The Specialist oversees the daily operations of the Center in the newly renovated Student Success and Learning Commons. 

Qualifications Qualifications

Ideal candidates will minimally possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • 1-3 years of experience in student services, student programming, and/or student development with an emphasis on LGBTQIA+ and/or gender-based programming and services (graduate school experience counts)
  • Experience working with and understanding equity, diversity, and inclusion and intersecting identities
Salary and Benefits Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

Application Process Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • The names and email addresses for three References

Review of Applications

Applications received by Sunday, August 28th, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.

Legal Notices and Important Information Legal Notices and Important Information

Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)

Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available here. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Transcripts will be required upon hire.


Amanda Joncas