Career Opportunities

Grants Coordinator

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

Position Summary: The Grants Coordinator is responsible for researching, writing, and submitting grants to corporate, foundation, and government funders in order to support the Center’s vision of a well-resourced array of programs and services to meet the needs of the LGBT community in the Lehigh Valley. This position works collaboratively as part of a team. Based on strong research and writing skills and impeccable attention to detail, the Grants Coordinator works with the Development Manager to ensure that grant opportunities are calendered, compelling grant applications are submitted, and grant reports are submitted in a timely manner. This position reports to the Development Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Grants Management
    • Prepare and submit grant applications including budgets, and ancillary materials
    • Maintain grants calendar for grant applications and reports
    • Solicit quotes needed for grant budgets
    • Prepare and submit grant reports to ensure organizational compliance with grant terms
    • Continuously research new grant opportunities
    • Maintain historical grant records
    • Draft and ensure letters of support are received from key partners
    • Ensure that all grant application requirements are met
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of organizational vision, history and programs
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Energy, enthusiasm and motivation to support programs and services for the LGBT community
  • Passionate learner who is motivated to take on new challenges
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • 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
  • Ability to use technology to achieve results
  • Prior experience in working with historically underrepresented and marginalized communities
  • Demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience required. Relevant work experience in lieu of a degree is acceptable
  • Previous experience in non-profit grant writing (the ideal candidate will have prior full-time experience involving grants, corporate sponsorship, and individual donor fundraising)
  • Proficiency with Google Drive, Excel, and word processing
  • Ability to work from home (due to COVID-19) and to utilize video conferencing tools such as zoom.
  • Understanding of the programmatic and direct service needs for an LGBT community-based organization
  • Cultural competency around LGBT communities
  • Passion for LGBT health equity
  • Child Abuse, State Police, and FBI background checks are required for this position

Preferences

  • Spanish-language spoken and written proficiency is preferred but not required

Benefits/Compensation

This is a full-time position with an hourly rate of $15-$17 per hour. 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.

Our goal is to be a workplace that is representative of the community we serve. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center has a non-discrimination policy and we welcome applications from LGBTQ+ people, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, people living with HIV, people with disabilities, and women. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is a ban-the-box organization. If you are a member of an under-represented community, you are encouraged to self-identify in your cover letter. The candidate who best meets the job qualifications and needs of the organization will be selected for the position.

The position is open immediately and applications will be reviewed beginning on August 1st. For best consideration, apply before July 31st.

To apply for this position, 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, Sharon@bradburysullivancenter.org

 


Graphic Designer

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

Position Summary: The Graphic Designer is responsible for implementing The Center’s vision of integrated branding, visualized data, and engaging promotional and development materials. This position works collaboratively as part of a team. Utilizing expertise in the design of infographics and promotional and development materials, the Graphic Designer works with the Data and Evaluation team to ensure that data is presented visually in formats appropriate for a variety of audiences, including public health professionals, funders, and LGBTQ community members. The Graphic Designer works half-time for the data and evaluation department and half-time for other graphic design needs throughout the organization, which includes the creation of social media graphics, health promotion materials, program promotion materials, pride artwork, and development-related projects. This position reports to the Data and Evaluation Manager.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Design data visualization infographics
    • As part of the Data and Evaluation team, work to design infographics to make it easier for community members to understand LGBT health disparities
    • Collaborate with partner agencies to provide co-branded data visualization materials and files in various formats to meet their needs
    • Create shareable social media graphics that quickly summarize key data points
    • Maintain project-based time management records
  • Design promotional, program, and development materials
    • Develop and manage organization-wide graphic design request process
    • Design shareable graphics for various social media platforms, electronic postcards for programs and events, and development products (such as appeal letters)
    • Maintain current knowledge of necessary sizing of graphics for a diverse array of social media platforms
    • Design organizational annual report
  • Organization-wide integrated branding
    • Ensure that graphics throughout the organization are branded with an integrated strategy, including PMS/Hex color coordination, logo placement, font, and image sizes and style
    • Develop and assist coworkers with templates for slide presentations
    • Assist with the design of posters for conference presentations
  • Thorough understanding of organizational vision, history and programs
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Characteristics 

  • Energy, enthusiasm and motivation to support design and branding for the LGBT community and to address LGBT health disparities
  • Passionate learner who is motivated to take on new challenges
  • Interest in data visualization strategies
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven graphic design skills
  • Proven 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 working with historically underrepresented and marginalized communities
  • Demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals

Requirements

  • Previous experience in graphic design (the ideal candidate will have prior full-time experience in graphic design for a non-profit and prior experience with data visualization)
  • Knowledge of Google applications, Excel, Powerpoint, word processing, social media, and graphic design platforms including Adobe InDesign and Illustrator
  • Understanding of the programmatic and direct service needs for an LGBT community-based organization
  • Cultural competency around LGBT communities
  • Passion for LGBT health equity
  • Child Abuse, State Police, and FBI background checks are required for this position

Preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, or related field, preferred. Relevant experience in lieu of a degree is acceptable.
  • Spanish-language spoken and written proficiency is preferred but not required

Benefits/Compensation 

This is a full-time position with an hourly rate in the range of $15-17. Hourly rate 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.

Our goal is to be a workplace that is representative of the community we serve. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center has a non-discrimination policy and we welcome applications from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, black, indigenous, and people of color, people living with HIV, people from first nations communities, people with disabilities, and women. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is a ban-the-box organization. If you are a member of an under-represented community, you are encouraged to self-identify in your cover letter. The candidate who best meets the job qualifications and needs of the organization will be selected for the position.

The position is open August 1 and applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning on July 15th. For best consideration, apply before July 14th. To apply for this position, please email your résumé, a responsive cover letter, a graphic design portfolio sample of 3-5 images (at least one should be an infographic) and list of three references as ONE document in PDF format to: Sharon Brotzman, Administrative Manager, sharon@bradburysullivancenter.org

 


Internship Opportunities

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 2020 internships

Internship are accepted on a rolling basis

ALL FALL 2020 INTERNSHIPS WILL BE VIRTUAL / WORK FROM HOME

Development Internship 

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.

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. Interns learn transferable skills in event logistics for non-profit organizations.

Data and Evaluation Internship

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 and visualization of data from the Pennsylvania LGBT Health Needs Assessment and related surveys, such as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and Youth Risk Behavior Survey. 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.

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.

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. 

Application requirements:
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.