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Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Director of Finance and Operations

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is a fast-growing non-profit organization that provides arts, health, youth, and Pride programs to strengthen and support the LGBTQ+ community across the Lehigh Valley. Founded in 2014 and opened in 2016, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center has become a leading-edge and complex organization with a diversity of revenue sources and an even greater diversity of community programs.

This organizational growth has precipitated the need for a Director of Finance and Operations to guide the organization’s financial systems as it continues to grow its impact across the Lehigh Valley.

Full-Time

Reports to the executive director

Two direct reports

Position Summary: The Director of Finance and Operations works collaboratively as part of a finance and operations team that includes two direct reports: the center’s administrative manager and janitor. The Director of Finance and Operations is a member of the center’s senior leadership team, reporting to the executive director, and ensuring inter department collaboration with programs, communications, and development. Based on a thorough understanding of non-profit finance, bookkeeping, facility management, non-profit operations, and basic information technology, the Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for overseeing organizational operations and ensuring financial management in line with accounting standards, audit requirements, grant requirements, and organizational policies. 

Key Responsibilities:

Finance

  • Manage organizational bookkeeping and financial record keeping
  • Submit biweekly payroll to external payroll provider and maintain employee timesheets
  • Oversee accounts payable and receivable
  • Make daily bank deposits
  • In partnership with the executive director, treasurer, and director of development, prepare drafts of the annual operating budget for board approval
  • In partnership with the development and programs teams, assist with preparation of grant and program budgets
  • Oversee compliance with annual worker’s compensation audit, and serve as organizational contact for worker’s compensation questions
  • Serve as primary liaison with auditors for the organization’s annual financial audit
  • Ensure remittance of state sales tax at required intervals
  • Provide monthly financial reports to the treasurer of the board of directors and weekly financial reports to the executive director
  • Coordinate monthly bank account and credit card reconciliation processes and credit card processing fee payout reports and ensure compliance with organizational credit card usage procedures
  • Establish, update, and strengthen finance procedures as needed based on organizational growth

Operations

  • Ensure changes to employee benefits are made in timely manner
  • Oversee annual open enrollment in organization’s medical, dental, and vision insurance and work with benefits consultant on any short term/long term disability claims
  • Oversee facility management and maintenance agreements
  • Manage compliance and renewal process for the organization’s sales tax exemption, purely public charity renewals, small games of chance license, and Bureau of Charitable Organization’s certificate.
  • Oversee IT structures, including relationships with the organization’s managed IT provider, computer security requirements, building security, telephones and internet, etc.
  • Oversee risk management, including relationship management with the center’s insurance agent.
  • Develop and manage supplier diversity initiatives, while also controlling cost and ensuring compliance with grant contract purchasing requirements
  • Develop and implement internal operations manual
  • Establish, update, and strengthen operational procedures as needed based on organizational growth

General Responsibilities

  • Attend staff and senior leadership team meetings as scheduled
  • Schedule and facilitate finance and operation team meetings
  • Provide monthly written report to the executive director
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Energy, enthusiasm and motivation to ensure appropriate financial and operational management for the organization
  • Comfort with cold calls and phone-based communication
  • Comfort with reviewing and comprehending contracts
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to use technology to achieve results
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Prior experience in engaging historically underrepresented and marginalized communities, including LGBTQ+ community members and people living with HIV
  • Demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals
  • Proficiency with Quickbooks, Zoom, Slack, and Google apps including Sheets, Docs, Forms, and Slides
  • Strong organizational skills and follow-through

Requirements

  • Cultural competency around LGBTQ+ communities, including at the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, and disability. 
  • A passion for LGBTQ+ health equity and LGBTQ+ human rights.
  • Prior experience in non-profit accounting or financial management
  • Prior bookkeeping experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in finance or accounting, or related fields. Relevant experience in lieu of a degree is acceptable.
  • Child Abuse, State Police, and FBI background checks are required for this position.
  • As a finance position, this position also requires a credit check. The credit check will be completed for finalists only, and with the applicant’s awareness and consent.
  • This position is required to drive to different locations; a driver's license and personal vehicle is required. 

Preferences

  • Previous experience working at a community-based non-profit organization
  • Advanced degree or certifications in finance, accounting, or nonprofit management
  • Spanish-language spoken and written proficiency

Benefits/Compensation 

This is a full-time position funded with a salary range of $48,000-$53,000. Salary will be offered for this position based upon the successful candidate’s prior experience. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center offers health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance and offers an SEP/IRA retirement plan, credit union access, and vacation time. Excellent working environment in downtown Allentown, PA within walking distance of numerous restaurants and cafes, arts and culture organizations, and more.

Frequently cited statistics show that women, trans and non-binary people, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, as well as other historically excluded populations apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center encourages you to break that statistic and to apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. In addition, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is a ban-the-box organization. We look forward to your application.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until we find the right candidate for the position.

The position is open immediately, please email your résumé, a responsive cover letter, a writing sample and list of three references as ONE document in PDF format to administrative manager Sharon Brotzman: [email protected].

Major Events Manager

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides arts, health, youth, and pride programs to strengthen and support the LGBTQ+ community in the Lehigh Valley. Founded in 2014 and opened in 2016, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center has become a regional and statewide leader in LGBTQ+ health promotion, has been recognized for its life-enriching LGBTQ+ arts and culture programs, and has developed a leading-edge out-of-school-time programs for LGBTQ+ youth. In addition, The Center provides supportive services to address unique needs that exist for LGBTQ+ people, produces the annual Lehigh Valley Pride celebration, provides training on LGBTQ+ issues to dozens of organizations each year.

Full-Time

Position Summary: The Major Events Manager is responsible for planning and implementing the annual Lehigh Valley Pride festival, the Gala & LGBT Community Leadership Awards, Pride Nights at the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Iron Pigs, and developing one new major event. 

This position works collaboratively as part of a development team that includes a director of development, grants manager, and development associate, as well as volunteer event committees and interns. Based on a thorough understanding of major event planning, corporate sponsorship, and event fundraising, the Major Events Manager is responsible for ensuring a financially and programmatically successful pride festival and gala and for ensuring event revenue goals are met or exceeded. The Major Events Manager reports to the Director of Development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all stages of planning, fundraising, and implementation of the annual Lehigh Valley Pride Festival, Gala & LGBT Community Leadership Awards, Pride Nights at the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Iron Pigs, and a new major event
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, proactively cultivate sponsors for major events, manage sponsorship agreements, ensure that sponsors receive agreed upon benefits, and help maintain sponsor relationships throughout the year
  • Apply for and ensure compliance with all permits and licenses relevant to major events
  • Recruit, engage and oversee volunteers for major events
  • Cultivate volunteers to serve in leadership roles through the major event committees, and engage committees with regular meetings to plan major events
  • Propose and work within budgets for each major event
  • Meet or exceed fundraising goals
  • Maintain thorough understanding of organizational vision, history and programs
  • Attend staff and development team meetings as scheduled
  • Provide monthly written report to the Director of Development
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Energy, enthusiasm and motivation to ensure high-quality major events for the LGBTQ+ community in the Lehigh Valley
  • Comfort with cold calls and phone-based communication
  • Comfort with making fundraising asks
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to use technology to achieve results
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Prior experience in engaging historically underrepresented and marginalized communities, including LGBTQ+ community members and people living with HIV
  • Demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals
  • Proficiency with Zoom and Google apps including Sheets, Docs, Forms, and Slides
  • Strong writing skills, organizational skills, and follow-through

Requirements

  • Cultural competency around LGBTQ+ communities, including at the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, and disability
  • A passion for LGBTQ+ health equity and LGBTQ+ human rights
  • Child Abuse, State Police, and FBI background checks are required for this position
  • This position is required to drive to different locations; a driver's license and personal vehicle is required

Preferences

  • Previous experience working at a community-based non-profit organization
  • Previous experience with major event management
  • Previous experience with corporate sponsorship
  • Spanish-language spoken and written proficiency

Benefits/Compensation 

This is a full-time position funded with a salary range of $38,000-$42,000. Salary will be offered for this position based upon the successful candidate’s prior experience. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center offers health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance and offers an SEP/IRA retirement plan, credit union access, and vacation time. Excellent working environment in downtown Allentown, PA within walking distance of numerous restaurants and cafes, arts and culture organizations, and more.

Frequently cited statistics show that women, transgender and non-binary people, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, as well as other historically excluded populations apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center encourages you to break that statistic and to apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. In addition, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is a ban-the-box organization. We look forward to your application.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until we find the right candidate for the position.

The position is open immediately, please email your résumé, a responsive cover letter, a writing sample and list of three references as ONE document in PDF format to: Sharon Brotzman, Administrative Manager, [email protected]

Digital Archives Assistant

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides arts & culture, health, and youth programs and supportive services to strengthen and support the LGBT community across seven counties in Eastern Pennsylvania. The organization manages the Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive, in partnership with Trexler Library at Muhlenberg College. The archive collects, preserves, and exhibits the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the Lehigh Valley.

Hours: 10 hours per week for 14 weeks in Spring 2022 (beginning in late January), hours must fit within 8am-5pm M-F. At least two hours each Friday are required.

Position Summary: The Digital Archives Assistant is responsible for supporting professional archive staff working on the digitization and online access for the Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive. The position will also assist with recording oral histories. This position is based at Trexler Library at Muhlenberg College

This position works in collaboration with the Special Collections Archivists at Muhlenberg College and the Scholar-in-Residence at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center to carefully, but efficiently digitize archival materials and make them accessible online. The Digital Archive Assistant should share a passion for LGBTQ+ history and the preservation of historic materials.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Digitize archival materials with digital archive-quality camera and scanning technology
  • Upload digitized materials to online repository
  • Compile and update metadata for digitized objects
  • Handle all archival materials with care
  • Ensure that archival materials are returned to proper locations
  • Manage video for oral history collection
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Energy, enthusiasm and motivation to make accessible the local history of the LGBTQ+ community in the Lehigh Valley
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to use technology to achieve results
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Demonstrated passion for LGBTQ+ community history
  • Demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals

Requirements 

  • Must be able to work the stated hours
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Knowledge of Google Drive, Excel, Powerpoint, and word processing
  • Knowledge, passion and familiarity with LGBT history
  • Cultural competency around LGBTQ+ communities

Preferences (not requirements)

  • Muhlenberg College student (position is based on campus and will follow the academic calendar)
  • Ability to continue for the summer of 2022
  • Spanish-language spoken and written proficiency

Benefits/Compensation

This is a part-time, temporary position with a salary of $15.00 per hour. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center offers health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance and offers an SEP/IRA retirement plan, credit union access, and vacation time.

Frequently cited statistics show that women, transgender and non-binary people, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, as well as other historically excluded populations apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center encourages you to break that statistic and to apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. In addition, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is a ban-the-box organization. We look forward to your application.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until we find the right candidate for the position.

The position is open immediately, please email your résumé, a responsive cover letter, and list of three references as ONE document in PDF format to: Sharon Brotzman, Administrative Manager, [email protected]


INTERNSHIPS

Internship opportunities provide undergraduate and graduate students with high-quality experiential learning opportunities at an LGBT non-profit organization. Internships are open only to students enrolled or completing educational programs at accredited higher educational institutions. In order to provide a high-quality learning experience for our interns, our internship program requires that students intern for a minimum of 8 hours per week during the spring or fall semesters (12 week minimum) and 16 hours per week during the summer semester (9 weeks minimum). Interns at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center conclude their internships after learning transferable skills that are relevant for employment in many non-profit organizations.

We are no longer accepting internship applications for the Spring 2022 semester. Please check later for summer opportunities.

Internship are accepted on a rolling basis.

SUMMER 2022 INTERNSHIPS WILL BE IN-PERSON

VIRTUAL INTERNSHIPS MAY BE POSSIBLE. PLEASE INDICATE IN YOUR COVER LETTER.

Development Internship (This position has been filled. Please check back for summer opportunities.)

Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Development interns work directly with the Director of Development and Grants Coordinator to research and draft grant proposals, draft individual donor communication, assist with administrative tasks, participate in a grassroots fundraising campaign, assist with fundraising events, and other tasks as assigned. This is a research and writing-intensive internship. Interns learn transferable skills in development for non-profit organizations.

Arts and Culture Programs Internship (This position has been filled. Please check back for summer opportunities.)

Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Arts and Culture Programs interns work directly with the Arts and Culture Programs Coordinator to support arts and humanities programs, including through the center's Fine Art Galleries, LGBT Library, and Reel Queer Film Series. Interns learn transferable skills in program planning, library / art gallery administration, and community engagement.

Data and Evaluation Internship (This position has been filled. Please check back for summer opportunities.)

Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Data and Evaluation interns work directly with the Data and Evaluation Manager on projects related to the utility, visualization, and presentation of data from the Pennsylvania LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment. Data collection for the 2022 PA LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment will take place during Spring 2022! The intern also reviews internal program data and works with our team on preparing evaluative reports. This is a research-heavy internship, an undergraduate research methods course is recommended as a prerequisite.

Graphic Design Internship (This position has been filled. Please check back for summer opportunities.)

Academic internship for undergraduate or graduate students in graphic design, fine arts, digital media, or media and communications, or related fields of study. Graphic Design interns work directly with the Center’s Graphic Designer to support program and development staff with social media graphics, data visualization, and organizational branding. Pre-requisite knowledge of, and access to, design programs (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop and Illustrator) are necessary. Digital illustration and photo editing knowledge are a plus. Interns will learn the process of organizational design and will have specific opportunities to develop skills related to data visualization.

Major Events Internship (This position has been filled. Please check back for summer opportunities.)
Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Major Events interns work directly with the Major Events Manager to plan, design, and successfully provide the annual Gala & LGBTQ+ Leadership Awards event, the annual Lehigh Valley Pride festival, twice annual Pride Nights, Werk It Wednesday events, and other events. Interns learn transferable skills in event logistics, planning, and fundraising for nonprofit organizations.

Application requirements:
Please send a resume, responsive cover letter, writing sample and an academic reference as one PDF document to Sharon Brotzman, Administrative Manager, at [email protected]

Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Only complete applications will be reviewed.