Research & Evaluation Manager
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 Center is headquartered in a 13,000 square foot facility in the heart of downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Hours: 40 hours per week, 10am-6pm.
Position Summary: The Research & Evaluation Manager is responsible for ongoing continuous evaluation of programs (especially health-related programs) at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center as well as partnering with program and development managers to produce evaluative reports for program funders and internal use. In addition, this position oversees and develops community-based participatory research partnerships, administers data collection for the biannual Pennsylvania LGBT Health Needs Assessment, and submits abstracts and papers for conference presentations and publication.
This position works collaboratively as part of a team to promote health equity and ensure high-quality programs for the LGBT community in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. The position reports to the Executive Director.
- Coordinate weekly continuous evaluation meetings with tobacco outreach and education project.
- Coordinate weekly continuous evaluation meetings with healthy eating and active living youth project.
- Assist Development Manager with evaluation measurements in grant applications
- Assist Development Manager in completing grant reports
- Oversee the administration of data collection for biannual statewide LGBT health needs assessment
- Review grants upon award and work with program managers to set metrics for evaluation
- Draft grant applications, in partnership with Development Manager and research partners for community based participatory research projects, and serve as Co-Investigator on funded projects
- Stay abreast and knowledgeable about trends in public health research
- Additional duties as assigned
Qualifications and Characteristics
- Energy, enthusiasm and motivation to ensure high-quality programs for the LGBT community in the Lehigh Valley.
- Understanding of research methods, research ethics, and scientific integrity.
- 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 knowledge of community-based participatory research, data collection, participant recruitment, and program evaluation
- Demonstrated ability to present at conferences and publish research papers.
- Prior experience in engaging historically underrepresented and marginalized communities, including LGBT community members.
- Demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals.
- Must be able to work the stated hours
- Masters degree required, preference for graduate work in public health.
- Knowledge of Google Drive, Excel, Powerpoint, and word processing is required. Knowledge of SPSS and other data software is preferred but not required.
- Knowledge and familiarity with LGBT communities, youth, and communities of color.
- Understanding of the programmatic and direct service needs for an LGBT community-based organization.
- Cultural competency around LGBT communities.
- Background knowledge in program evaluation for public health programs is expected.
- Spanish-language spoken and written proficiency is preferred but not required
- Passion for LGBT equality and health equity.
- Child Abuse and criminal background checks are required for this position
This is a full-time position with a salary of $35,000. As a full-time position, this position is offered medical, dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and short term disability insurance, an SEP/IRA retirement plan, holiday, PTO, and vacation time, and credit union access. Excellent working environment in downtown Allentown, PA within close proximity of numerous restaurants and cafés, arts and culture organizations, and more.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
To apply for this position, please email your résumé, a responsive cover letter, and list of three references in ONE PDF document to: Sharon Brotzman, Administrative Manager, Sharon@bradburysullivancenter.org -- only complete applications will be reviewed.
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 currently accepting internship applications for Fall 2019 for all internships
Internship are accepted on a rolling basis
Pride Programs Internship
Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Pride Programs interns work directly with the Pride Programs Manager to plan and execute the annual pride festival and other pride programs, including the pride pageant. Interns learn transferable skills in event logistics for non-profit organizations.
Supportive Services Internship
Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Supportive Services interns work directly with the Supportive Services Coordinator to research, develop, and administer support groups meetings, community group meetings, HIV/STI testing, legal clinic, healthcare and medical marijuana enrollment services, and more for the LGBT community in the Lehigh Valley. Interns learn the process involved in implementing group support programs, peer discussion/community groups, measuring and analyzing community need, and scheduling programs.
Training Institute Internship
Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Training Institute interns work directly with the Director of the Training Institute to research and prepare for trainings, assist with booking trainings, and assist during trainings. Interns learn the process involved in educating non-profit, government, healthcare, and education professionals about working with the LGBT community.
Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study, but optimal for students in library science, English, history, gender studies or related fields. Library interns work directly with the Librarian to create and implement library programs, manage the library collection, create library engagement, and prepare for the annual book sale. Interns learn the process involved in managing a community-based library and creating literary-based programs for the LGBT community.
Youth Programs Internship
Academic internship for a graduate student in a social work, nursing, counseling, psychology, public health, nutrition, gender studies, or related field of study. We are not currently accepting undergraduate interns for our youth program. Youth Program interns work directly with the Youth Programs Manager to support Project SILK Lehigh Valley, a recreational-based safe space for LGBT youth of color and their friends for healthy eating, active living, and HIV intervention purposes. Interns learn the process involved in youth empowerment programs, health promotion among targeted populations, and youth leadership development in the LGBT community.
Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Development interns work directly with the Development Manager to research and draft grant proposals, draft individual donor communication, participate in a grassroots fundraising campaign, and assist with fundraising events. This is a research and writing-intensive internship. Interns learn transferable skills in development for non-profit organizations.
Health Programs Internship
Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study, but optimal for students in social work, public health, nursing, psychology, gender studies or related fields. Health Programs interns work directly with the Health Programs and Supportive Services Manager to conduct health promotion outreach for tobacco, cancer, diabetes, and HIV prevention, help to research health disparities, and assist with organizing health related events. Interns learn the process involved in outreach, health disparity research, and event organizing.
Please send a resume, responsive cover letter, writing sample and an academic reference as one PDF document to Sharon@bradburysullivancenter.org
Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Only complete applications will be reviewed.