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Queers & Allies LGBTQIA+ Student Outreach


University of Illinois Counseling Center


Pre-professional Graduate Assistantship



Description, Responsibilities, and Qualifications


Assist in the development and delivery of services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual people (LGBTQIA) in the university community and in development and delivery of services concerning issues of sexual orientation and gender identity to all people in the university community.


  • Conduct general outreach and prevention programming for the Counseling Center.
  • Provide regular assistance to general counseling center operational demands.
  • Attend Counseling Center’s Queers and Allies (Q&A) Committee meetings, Ally Network Training Committee (ANTC) meetings and all Ally Network meetings. Provide administrative support to these committees.  Serve as a liaison to campus LGBTQQIA groups.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of programs around LGBTQQIA-related issues and other diversity programming.
  • Participate in the planning for National Coming Out Day events, Day of Silence, LGBT Awareness Week, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and other LGBTQQIA-related events.
  • Participate in training and supervision of Counseling Center paraprofessionals in their development and delivery of programming around LGBTQIA+ issues, outreach roles, and skill building workshops.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate student in Clinical Psychology, Community Health, Counseling Psychology, Educational Policy Organization and Leadership, Educational Psychology, Medical Scholars, Nutritional Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, Speech and Hearing Sciences, or other approved academic programs that would meet qualifications for a preprofessional experience
  • Experience with designing and implementing skill building workshops and working with groups is desirable
  • Experience and specific interest in LGBTQQIA issues, in diversity training, and skill-building/educational programming
  • Availability during the Counseling Center’s business hours (Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8 am to 5 pm; Wednesday and Thursday 8 am to 7 pm). Must also be flexible to work some evenings and weekends. 


Commensurate with current university policies on graduate student stipends and fee waivers. All applicants will be required to fill out a FAFSA form to assess eligibility for Federal Work Study Assistantships. 

Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position please complete the form found at If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email Mary Barker, Human Resources Associate,

Contact Info

Contact Name

Mary Barker

Contact Email

Contact Phone


Start Date

Friday, August 16, 2024