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Disability Cultural Center Program Coordinator

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Disability and Accessibility Services

Posting Number: req11791

Department: Inclusion & Multicultrl Engmnt

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

One of few in the nation, University of Arizona's Disability Cultural Center (DCC) provides dedicated space on campus to explore and celebrate disability community, culture, and identity. The Coordinator of the DCC will supervise a small team of undergraduate assistants who will collectively oversee programming, operations, marketing, and events to promote disability awareness and education to the UA community. The coordinator will be responsible for cultivating a space for students, staff, and community members to gather. The Coordinator will offer programming to develop student leadership skills and promote disability advocacy on and off campus. The Coordinator will assist with assessments to measure usage of the Center as well as gauge campus interest in disability and ensure effective outreach.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of four undergraduate assistants, provide all necessary training to support them in their roles, and oversee their evaluation as appropriate.
  • Develop, coordinate, execute, and assess innovative and effective programming and events to raise awareness of disability on campus.
  • Create and maintain a space for students to come together in community to explore and celebrate disability community, culture, and identity.
  • Develop programming on leadership skills for students and facilitate disability advocacy/activism workshops and series.
  • Develop marketing and outreach materials to brand the Disability Cultural Center on campus.
  • Maintain strategic partnerships with UA cultural and resource centers, faculty, and Tucson disability agencies, specifically DIRECT and AZDAC.
  • Work closely with UA cultural and resource centers to create and support intersectional services and programs across campus.
  • Participate in outreach to new students at Orientation, Wildcat Welcome, Graduate Student Orientation, and other campus-wide student events.
  • Oversee creation and dissemination of DCC's electronic newsletter and manage DCC website and social media.
    Assist in fund development by providing support as needed for DCC grant initiatives, which may include grant writing and reporting.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to meet departmental inquiries and meet the diverse needs of the campus community.
  • As this area is within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, additional responsibilities may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse constituencies, especially disabled, low-income, queer, transgender, and other intersecting populations.
  • Knowledge of disability justice, college access, and major trends and issues faced by diverse populations of college students.
  • Ability to engender and integrate the values of diversity, social justice, and teamwork across various groups.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize job functions to meet deadlines and ensure smooth workflow within a working environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to make decisions independently, to exercise good judgment for problem solving, to anticipate problems, and to anticipate the needs of the DCC.
  • Ability to give and accept feedback and work collaboratively to develop programs.
  • Effective communication skills (written, interpersonal, and presentation) and ability to model and teach these skills to others.
  • Ability to foster a collegial and collaborative work environment through effective outreach and partnerships across identity groups, and administrative levels (i.e., peers, faculty, and administration).
  • Advanced skills with wide range of computer software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, and Power Point), Outlook, database applications, and organizational programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the lived disability experience, disability studies, and Universal Design.
  • Excellent communication skills, written or oral.
  • Ability to manage student personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited, four-year institution of higher education.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience, at least two years experience working directly with diverse populations of students in educational settings.
  • Experience with student organizations, student development, mentorship, and event planning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's or doctoral degree from an accredited, four-year institution of higher education in higher education, disability studies, critical cultural studies, or related discipline.
  • At least 2 years of experience working directly with disabled populations (students, community organizations, educational settings, etc).
  • Experience with assessment and evaluation.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Student Services

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $45,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Student Activities & Engage

Job Function

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Naty V. Rico

(520) 621-5279

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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