Health Programs & Supportive Services Manager
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 promotion with a focus on tobacco, cancer, HIV, and diabetes. The Center seeks to develop model programs for LGBT health promotion and seeks to achieve health equity through data and policy change. In addition, The Center provides supportive services to address unique needs that exist for LGBT people. Supportive services include support groups, community groups, HIV testing, legal clinic, and enrollment assistance for healthcare and medical marijuana.
Position Summary: The Health Programs & Supportive Services Manager is responsible for implementing The Center’s vision of a leading-edge, sex-positive, and data-driven program to address LGBT health disparities in the Lehigh Valley. This position works collaboratively as part of a team. Based on a thorough understanding of LGBT health disparities, the Health Programs & Supportive Services Manager works with the Executive Director to ensure that high-quality, leading-edge programs are implemented and intended results are achieved. The Health Programs & Supportive Services Manager is responsible for administration of grants that fund health programs and supportive services, which includes expense tracking, program supervision, data management, and invoicing. The Health Programs & Supportive Services Manager is supported by The Center's Health Programs & Supportive Services Advisory Committee, which is comprised of researchers, clinicians, and partner agencies. This position supervises two direct reports (Supportive Services Coordinator and Tobacco Outreach and Education Coordinator) and reports to the Executive Director.
- Responsible for conducting the full-range of activities required to develop, plan, and implement health programs and supportive services at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.
- Administer grant-funded tobacco prevention program – which includes management of program staff, participation in coalition meetings, and assisting program staff with direct outreach, school-based presentations, and outreach in gay bars and at pride festivals.
- Administer all grants that come to the center for health programs and supportive services.
- Stay abreast of current research and trends in LGBT health especially as it relates to tobacco, HIV, diabetes, and cancer.
- Convene quarterly meetings of the Health Programs & Supportive Services Advisory Committee and maintain regular contact with the committee members throughout the year.
- Provide staff support for the monthly mental health clinicians meeting at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and maintain referral relationships with participating providers.
- Supervise Supportive Services Coordinator, ensuring high-quality program outcomes, and routinely monitor programs to measure effectiveness.
- In collaboration with the Development Director, ensure compliance with all state and private grant requirements for health programs.
- In collaboration with the Research and Evaluation Manager, ensure that program data is collected as needed for internal and external needs.
- Thorough understanding of organizational vision, history and programs.
- Attend staff meetings as scheduled.
- Provide monthly written report to the Executive Director.
- Additional duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Characteristics
- Energy, enthusiasm and motivation to address LGBT health disparities through programs, direct interventions, and research.
- Content expertise in LGBT health.
- Passionate learner who is motivated to take on new challenges.
- Comfort with providing referrals and services for the LGBT community, including referrals for sexual health services, transgender health services, and abortion care.
- Comfort with public speaking, presentations at conferences and in front of large audiences, cold calling, and direct community-based outreach.
- Strong analytical 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.
- Prior experience in working with historically underrepresented and marginalized communities
- Demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals.
- Bachelors degree or commensurate experience required. Relevant work experience in lieu of a degree is acceptable.
- Experience with community-based health promotion work.
- Understanding of health disparities and the framework for health equity.
- 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.
- Child Abuse, State Police, and FBI background checks are required for this position.
- Masters degree in public health, social work, or public policy.
- Spanish-language spoken and written proficiency is preferred but not required.
- Previous experience with a nonprofit organization.
This is a full-time position with a salary range of $34-38,000 annually. 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 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, 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 beginning August 10. We will be reviewing resumes on a rolling basis beginning on July 17.
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
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
Development Internship (Already 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, 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.
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.