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Program Manager, LGBTQ Center

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


About the Department

The LGBTQ Center supports the mission of the University of Cincinnati through a commitment to diversity, equity, leadership development, and intellectual inquiry with particular respect to sexual orientation and gender identity. The Center is an inclusive campus community that welcomes people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and provides support, resources and advocacy. The Center facilitates LGBTQ visibility by promoting and enhancing understanding, acceptance, and awareness regarding LGBTQ issues.

Job Overview

Under general supervision from the Director, the Program Manager assists with the overall operation of the LGBTQ Center including:  coordination of the Safe Zone Training Program, Peer Mentorship Program, manages the student workers in the center, Graduate Assistant and Graduate Intern, develop and facilitate educational workshops & programs related to intersectionality, LGBTQ student experiences, and social justice; oversees implementation of annual signature events and programs and provides support, consultation, and resources for LGBTQ-identified and allied students.

Essential Functions

  • Lead planning, coordination, and assessment of large-scale programs hosted by the LGBTQ Center (e.g. Lavender Graduation, Annual Drag Show, National Coming Out Day, Trans Day of Remembrance/Visibility, LGBTQ History Month, and more).
  • Assist with implementation, facilitation and assessment of the Safe Zone Training Program.
  • Co-Manages database of Safe Zone Ally Program participants, and track participation across students, faculty, and staff.
  • Design, facilitate, and assess one-time and ongoing educational workshops that examine intersectionality within the LGBTQ community.
  • Provides consultation and support services related to LGBTQ inclusion for campus partners and community organizations as requested.
  • Oversees development of assessment tools for LGBTQ Center events, services, and programs.
  • Develop and execute marketing and promotional plans for programs, workshops, and events.
  • Supervise graduate assistant as they create one-time and ongoing programs for the LGBTQ Center.
  • Oversee support groups and assists student facilitator and para-professional staff in development of curriculum.
  • Assist with overseeing the Master of Social Work Graduate Internship Program.
  • Assists with the LGBTQ Center's annual and long-term strategic planning process.
  • Assist with the residential curriculum development and programming in the Audre Lorde Social Justice Living Learning Community.
  • Advises LGBTQ specific registered student organizations.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

  • Three (3) years of relevant experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Knowledge and command of LGBTQ-specific issues and experiences as it relates to institutions of higher education.
  • Knowledge of data-driven research and assessment informed practices.
  • Skill in utilizing computer software programs in the contemporary work environment.
  • Skill and experience in curriculum development.
  • Ability to present or facilitate workshops, programs, and events.
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment and analysis in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Ability to participate in evening and weekend events as necessary.
  • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information and records.
  • Ability to commit to the highest ethical standards.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and direct assigned programs and operations.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

  • A Resume and Cover letter are required and must be submitted as part of the on-line application process.
  • Cover Letters should be addressed to Chad Freeman, Director of LGBTQ Center.
  • Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $40,738.32 - $43,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 91577 


Program Manager, LGBTQ Center

Date:  Jan 28, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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