Health Outreach Coordinator
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 LGBTQ+ health promotion, has been recognized for its life-enriching LGBTQ+ arts and culture programs, and has developed a leading-edge after school program 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.
Hours: 40 hours per week. This position will generally work from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with flexibility needed to adjust work schedule to attend evening and weekend outreach programs.
Position Summary: The Health Outreach Coordinator is responsible for direct outreach, engagement, and organizing LGBTQ+ youth and adults in support of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center’s health promotion programs, which are currently focused on tobacco, cancer, sexual health, and COVID-19, with a primary focus on tobacco prevention and education. The position works collaboratively as part of a health programs team to promote a high quality of health for LGBTQ+ people in Eastern Pennsylvania. The position reports to the Health Programs & Supportive Services Manager.
Activities include conducting presentations and outreach at high school and college campuses, LGBTQ+ businesses, bars, and community events; and connecting LGBTQ+ community members to resources for quitting tobacco. Other responsibilities will include supporting additional LGBT health promotion campaigns in the Greater Lehigh Valley.
- Engage LGBTQ+ middle school, high school, and college-age youth in tobacco prevention, education, and advocacy
- Collaborate with LGBTQ+ businesses to help them adopt tobacco-free policies
- Provide presentations about health outreach campaigns to youth and adults
- Implement direct outreach strategies in LGBTQ+ bars and community events across multiple counties in Eastern Pennsylvania
- Develop engaging presentations and activities to promote participation in health promotion campaigns
- Maintain timely reporting on all outreach activities, and submit monthly narrative reports outlining progress towards goals
- Represent the center at coalition meetings for various health programs grants
- Stay up to date about trends in LGBTQ+ health, including tobacco prevention & control, sexual health, and COVID-19
- Participation in department and all-staff meetings
- Additional duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Characteristics
- Energy, enthusiasm, and motivation to ensure high-quality health programs for the LGBTQ+ community in Southeastern PA
- Skills and confidence in public speaking, relationship-building, and community outreach
- 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
- Familiarity with (or interest in) public health issues, especially those related to tobacco use and clean indoor air
- Passion for serving and advocating for historically underrepresented and marginalized communities, including LGBT community members and people living with HIV
- Ability to utilize technology to achieve results
- Proficiency with Zoom and Google apps including Sheets, Docs, Forms, and Slides
- Strong writing skills, organizational skills, and follow-through
- Cultural competency around LGBT communities, including at the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, and disability is essential.
- A passion for LGBT health equity and LGBT human rights is essential.
- Child Abuse, State Police, and FBI background checks are required for this position.
- This position is required to drive to different locations across Eastern Pennsylvania. A driver's license and personal vehicle is required.
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, gender studies
- Previous experience working at a community-based non-profit organization
- Spanish-language spoken and written proficiency
This is a full-time position with an hourly rate of $17.00. 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 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender 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 considered on a rolling basis.
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, [email protected]
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 2021 internships
Internship are accepted on a rolling basis
FALL 2021 INTERNSHIPS WILL BE IN-PERSON
VIRTUAL INTERNSHIPS MAY BE POSSIBLE, PLEASE INDICATE ON YOUR COVER LETTER
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, 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
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
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.
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.
Graphic Design Internship
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.
Community Archive Internship
Please send a resume, responsive cover letter, writing sample and an academic reference as one PDF document to [email protected]
Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Only complete applications will be reviewed.