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Wisconsin university seeking new staff to help eradicate oppression of LGBT students of color

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a job applicant who will seek to eradicate oppression of LGBT students of color. Minimum salary for the position starts at $47,000. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison posted an employment position Tuesday seeking a staff member who had experience in eradicating the oppression of LGBT students of color.

The Crossroads Program Coordinator would be in charge of the school's Crossroads Initiative, a program designed to support LGBT students of color. According to the job posting, strong candidates should exhibit "a record of commitment to eradicating oppression on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and other marginalized and/or underrepresented groups" and have experience with "social justice training."

"We actively advance social justice through our work and purposefully strive to offer an affirming environment for all," the job posting reads. "Alongside the staffs of the MSC and LGBT CC, the Crossroads Coordinator works through a social justice, intersectional lens to achieve its work and learning outcomes."

Minimum salary for the position at the public university starts at $47,000.

According to Campus Reform, UW-Madison Director of Media Relations Meredith McGlone said that the university wanted to make sure no demographic group was underrepresented.

"UW-Madison is committed to supporting all of our students so they can thrive on campus," McGlone told the outlet. "In addition to our general student services, we have a number of programs that serve students of particular backgrounds."

She added that the job will be “funded through private funds (65 percent) and a state fund for programs for minority/disadvantaged students (35 percent)."

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