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 cultural awareness and equity 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 world-class variety 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 new and existing grant opportunities are pursued and calendared, compelling grant applications are submitted, and that grant reports are submitted in a timely manner. This position reports to the Development Manager. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Grants coordination 
    • Prepare and submit grant applications including budgets, and ancillary materials
    • Maintain grants calendar for grant applications and reports 
    • Solicit quotes needed for grant budgets 
    • Work internally across departments to incorporate information about program outcomes and measurements into grant requests
    • In coordination with the Data & Evaluation Department, prepare and submit grant reports to ensure organizational compliance with grant terms
    • Continuously research new grant opportunities 
    • Attend funder webinars and info sessions, as needed 
    • Maintain historical grant records 
    • Draft and ensure letters of support are received and incorporated into grant submissions
    • Ensure that all grant application requirements are met 
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of organizational vision, history and programs 
  • Attend staff and department 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 
  • Superior writing skills 
  • Excellent research skills
  • Knowledge of project budgeting 
  • 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 

  • Previous experience in non-profit grant writing (the ideal candidate will have prior full-time experience involving grants)
  • Proficiency with Google Drive, Excel, and word processing 
  • Ability 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 equity for the LGBT population
  • Child Abuse, State Police, and FBI background checks are required for this position 

 

Preferences 

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required
  • Spanish-language spoken and written proficiency is preferred but not required 

Benefits/Compensation 

This is a full-time position with an hourly rate of $16-$18 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 May 10th.

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

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 Summer 2021 internships

Internship are accepted on a rolling basis

SUMMER 2021 INTERNSHIPS WILL BE VIRTUAL / WORK FROM HOME.

Development Internship - THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED

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.

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  -- THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED 

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 -- THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED 

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

Academic internship for graduate students in library science, archives management, or related field. Community Archive interns work with the Center’s Archivist on projects related to the Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive. Projects may include editing and summarizing oral history transcripts, creating metadata for oral histories in online repositories, creating metadata for digital objects, assisting with digital exhibitions within the archives, and other duties as assigned. Interns gain experience in organization and management of digital projects, community archives, and various platforms used for archival management.

Application requirements:
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.