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Supportive Services and NEPA Health Outreach Coordinator

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

Position Summary: The Supportive Services and NEPA Health Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordination of 13 (currently) monthly supportive services at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center as well as outreach in North East Pennsylvania for the center’s health promotion and supportive services efforts.

 

This position works collaboratively as part of a health programs team that reports to the Health Programs & Supportive Services Manager. The standard hours for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are 10am-6pm, however this position requires staffing evening and weekend outreach and supportive service programs, which requires the successful candidate to work flexible hours throughout the year.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Greet supportive services clients and ensure completion of intake materials
  • Maintain updated list of community outreach/referral partners
  • Ensure confidentiality with client information
  • Make reminder calls for supportive services group facilitators and assign facilitators as needed
  • Convene and facilitate quarterly supportive service facilitators roundtable meetings
  • Manage website and meetup posts for supportive services
  • Ensure rooms are prepared for each supportive service program and clean up after each support group and supportive service
  • Schedule attorneys for legal clinic and actively expand attorney volunteer pool as needed
  • Implement outreach efforts to LGBT community groups throughout funded counties in North East, Pennsylvania, in accordance with the work plan developed by the program manager
  • Develop engaging activities and presentations about LGBT health topics
  • Track and report numbers from outreach and supportive services programs
  • Maintain thorough understanding of organizational vision, history and programs
  • Attend staff meetings and health programs team meetings as scheduled
  • Additional duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Energy, enthusiasm and motivation to ensure high-quality supportive services and health information for LGBT community members
  • Comfort with discussing health and emotional support needs with clients
  • Comfort with cold calls and phone-based communication
  • Comfort with speaking in front of youth and adult audiences
  • 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 with effective outreach for a social justice or health issue
  • Prior experience in engaging historically underrepresented and marginalized communities, including LGBT community members
  • Demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals

 

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED required. 
  • Knowledge of Google Drive, Excel, Powerpoint, word processing, and social media
  • Understanding of the programmatic and direct service needs for an LGBT community-based organization
  • Cultural competency around LGBT communities
  • Passion for LGBT health equity
  • Valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and a reliable personal vehicle
  • Child Abuse, State Police, and FBI background checks are required for this position

 

Preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Spanish-language spoken and written proficiency is preferred but not required
  • Previous experience with a nonprofit organization or outreach with a social justice cause

 

Benefits/Compensation

This is a full-time position with a salary of $13.00 per hour. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center offers medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance and offers an SEP/IRA retirement plan and vacation time. Excellent working environment in downtown Allentown, PA within close proximity 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, 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.

 

How to Apply

Applicants should provide their resume, a responsive cover letter, three references, and a writing sample in ONE PDF document. The completed application should be emailed to sharon@bradburysullivancenter.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so for best consideration, apply early. Only applicants who have sent all requested materials will be considered.


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 Spring & Summer 2020 for all internships

Internship are accepted on a rolling basis

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, including the pride pageant. Interns learn transferable skills in event logistics for non-profit organizations.

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. 

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  (Already 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. 

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.