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Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center requires all employees to receive full COVID-19 vaccination, including booster dose.

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is a nonprofit organization that provides arts, health, youth, and Pride programs to strengthen and support the LGBTQ+ community across the Lehigh Valley. Founded in 2014 and opened in 2016, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center has become a leading-edge and complex organization with a diversity of revenue sources and an even greater diversity of community programs. 


Director of Finance and Operations


Full-Time

Reports to the executive director

Two direct reports

Position Summary: The Director of Finance and Operations works collaboratively as part of a finance and operations team that includes two direct reports: the center’s administrative manager and janitor.

The Director of Finance and Operations is a member of the center’s senior leadership team, reporting to the executive director, and ensuring inter department collaboration with programs, communications, and development. Based on a thorough understanding of nonprofit finance, bookkeeping, facility management, nonprofit operations, and basic information technology, the Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for overseeing organizational operations and ensuring financial management in line with accounting standards, audit requirements, grant requirements, and organizational policies.

Key Responsibilities

Finance

  • Manage organizational bookkeeping and financial record keeping
  • Submit biweekly payroll to external payroll provider and maintain employee timesheets
  • Oversee accounts payable and receivable
  • Make daily bank deposits
  • In partnership with the executive director, treasurer, and director of development, prepare drafts of the annual operating budget for board approval
  • In partnership with the development and programs teams, assist with preparation of grant and program budgets
  • Oversee compliance with annual worker’s compensation audit, and serve as organizational contact for worker’s compensation questions
  • Serve as primary liaison with auditors for the organization’s annual financial audit
  • Ensure remittance of state sales tax at required intervals
  • Provide monthly financial reports to the treasurer of the board of directors and weekly financial reports to the executive director
  • Coordinate monthly bank account and credit card reconciliation processes and credit card processing fee payout reports and ensure compliance with organizational credit card usage procedures
  • Establish, update, and strengthen finance procedures as needed based on organizational growth

Operations

  • Ensure changes to employee benefits are made in timely manner
  • Oversee annual open enrollment in organization’s medical, dental, and vision insurance and work with benefits consultant on any short term/long term disability claims
  • Manage with the administrative manager ‘s assistance the annual staff appraisal process
  • Ensure that all new hires complete an orientation and on boarding process within two weeks of their hire date
  • Oversee facility management and maintenance agreements
  • Manage compliance and renewal process for the organization’s sales tax exemption, purely public charity renewals, small games of chance license, and Bureau of Charitable Organization’s certificate
  • Oversee IT structures, including relationships with the organization’s managed IT provider, computer security requirements, building security, telephones and internet, etc.
  • Oversee risk management, including relationship management with the center’s insurance agent
  • Develop and manage supplier diversity initiatives, while also controlling cost and ensuring compliance with grant contract purchasing requirements
  • Develop and implement internal operations manual
  • Establish, update, and strengthen operational procedures as needed based on organizational growth including the Employee Handbook

General Responsibilities

• Attend staff and senior leadership team meetings as scheduled
• Schedule and facilitate finance and operation team meetings
• Provide monthly written report to the executive director
• Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Energy, enthusiasm and motivation to ensure appropriate financial and operational management for the organization
  • Comfort with cold calls and phone-based communication
  • Comfort with reviewing and comprehending contracts
  • 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 in engaging historically underrepresented and marginalized communities, including LGBTQ+ community members and people living with HIV
  • Demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals
  • Proficiency with Quickbooks, Zoom, Slack, and Google apps including Sheets, Docs, Forms, and Slides
    Strong organizational skills and follow-through

Requirements

  • Cultural competency around LGBTQ+ communities, including at the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, and disability.
  • A passion for LGBTQ+ health equity and LGBTQ+ human rights.
  • Prior experience in nonprofit accounting or financial management
  • Prior bookkeeping experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in finance or accounting, or related fields. Relevant experience in lieu of a degree is acceptable.
  • Child Abuse, State Police, and FBI background checks are required for this position.
  • As a finance position, this position also requires a credit check. The credit check will be completed for finalists only, and with the applicant’s awareness and consent.
  • This position requires driving to various locations; a driver's license and personal vehicle is required.

Preferences

  • Previous experience working at a community-based non-profit organization
  • Advanced degree or certifications in finance, accounting, or nonprofit management
  • Spanish-language spoken and written proficiency

Benefits/Compensation

This is a full-time position with an annual salary of $53,000 - $60,000. 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 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 administrative manager Sharon Brotzman (she/her) at [email protected].


Director of Development

Full-Time

Reports to the executive director

Three direct reports

Position Summary: The Director of Development works collaboratively as part of a development team that includes three direct reports: the center’s grants manager, major events manager, and development administrator. The Director of Development is a member of the center’s senior leadership team, reporting to the executive director, and ensuring inter department collaboration with programs, communications, and administration. Based on a thorough understanding of grassroots fundraising, annual giving, grants management, corporate sponsorship, corporate and foundation relations, capital fundraising, and major event planning, the Director of Development is responsible for overseeing fundraising operations and ensuring developmental growth in line with professional fundraising standards, audit requirements, grant requirements, and organizational policies. 

Key Responsibilities

Annual Giving

  • Build, grow, and sustain individual giving program on an annual and monthly level with an annual goal of a minimum of $200,000
  • Develop two (2) annual appeal campaigns in collaboration with the communications team
  • Manage annual “12 Days of Giving” end-of-year peer-to-peer fundraising campaign
  • Oversee daily donation processing from individuals, including corporate employee donation programs
  • Prospect and cultivate new and existing donors
  • Manage donor stewardship program
  • Manage all required reporting and record-keeping
  • Coordinate the inter-department development of the annual report

Sponsors & Relationships

  • Prospect and cultivate new and existing sponsors and partners with an annual goal of a minimum of $300,000 in corporate, business, and individual sponsorships
  • Manage sponsorship invoicing and contracting in collaboration with the administration team
  • Manage annual sponsorship benefits to ensure all benefits are fulfilled in collaboration with major events and programs
  • Manage all communications related to sponsorship giving
  • Manage all required reporting and record-keeping

Capital Gifts

  • Build, grow, and sustain a capital giving program to ensure the Center’s capital needs are met and exceeded with a minimum of $200,000 annually in new pledged capital gifts
  • Collaborate with Facility & Operations team to identify and prioritize the Center’s capital needs
  • Manage all relationships and communications related to capital giving
  • Manage all required reporting and record-keeping

Grants Operations

  • Oversee grants operations and assist as needed to ensure goals are met and exceeded in accordance with the Center’s vision (an annual goal of a minimum of $1 million in new grants dollars) 
  • In collaboration with the director of programs, oversee grants review process and provide direction to ensure grant applications meet program goals
  • Provide direction for quarterly grants forecasting

Major Event Planning

  • Oversee all stages of planning, fundraising, and implementation of major events operations and assist as needed to ensure goals are met and exceeded in accordance with the Center’s vision
  • Develop and manage planning timelines for the annual Gala & LGBTQ+ Community Leadership Awards and Lehigh Valley Pride festival in collaboration with the major events manager
  • Manage development of fundraising plan to ensure goals are met and exceeded for each major event
  • Oversee development and implementation of a volunteer gala planning committee
  • Oversee development and implementation of annual pride programs, such as Pride Nights and Werk It Wednesdays

Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain thorough understanding of organizational vision, history and programs
  • Manage regular development team meetings
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Characteristics 

  • Energy, enthusiasm and motivation to support programs and services for the LGBTQ+ community
  • Enthusiastic learner who is motivated to take on new challenges 
  • Impeccable attention to detail 
  • Superior organization, multitasking, and communication skills
  • Strong research, writing, and 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 
  • 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
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a nonprofit fundraising setting, including grassroots fundraising, corporate sponsorship and relations, grant writing and management, and event planning
  • Proficiency with Google Drive, Excel, and word processing 
  • Understanding of the programmatic and direct service needs for an LGBTQ+ community-based organization 
  • Passion and desire to support and grow the programs at the Center
  • Understanding of the disparities experienced by the LGBTQ+ and intersectional communities
  • 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 
  • Proficiency using Zoom, Slack and some form of donor tracking software

Benefits/Compensation 

This is a full-time position with an annual salary of $53,000 - $60,000. 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 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 administrative manager Sharon Brotzman (she/her) at [email protected].


Grants Manager

Full-Time 

This position reports to the Director of Development and has one direct report (Grants Associate). 

Position Summary: The Grants Manager is responsible for researching, writing, and submitting grants and sponsorship applications 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 LGBTQ+ 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 Manager works with the Director of Development to ensure that new and existing grant opportunities are pursued and calendared, compelling grant applications are submitted, and grant reports are submitted in a timely manner. 

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 
  • Work internally with other departments to meet programmatic and evaluation goals
  • 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 from key partners 
  • Ensure that all grant application requirements are met 

Sponsorship Assistance 

  • Assist with submitting online sponsorship requests, as needed

Gifts In-Kind

  • Coordinate gifts in kind requests to the organization 
  • Collaborate with Programs teams to determine necessary gifts in kind 
  • Submit product donation requests, as needed 

Other Responsibilities

  • 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 LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ community-based organization 
  • Cultural competency around LGBT communities 
  • Passion for LGBTQ+ 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 $17-$20 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 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 administrative manager Sharon Brotzman (she/her) at [email protected].


INTERNSHIPS

Internship opportunities provide undergraduate and graduate students with high-quality experiential learning opportunities at an LGBTA+ nonprofit 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.

SUMMER 2022

Please note the type of internship opportunity (in-person, hybrid, virtual) per department.

**To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, writing sample, and an academic reference
in
 one PDF document to administrative manager Sharon Brotzman: [email protected].
Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Only complete applications will be reviewed.**

Community-Building Programs Internship (hybrid)

Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Interns work directly with the Cultural and Community-Building Programs Manager and the Arts and Culture Programs Coordinator to help plan, conduct outreach, and implement various events and programs at the center such as community groups, film screening events, crafting and writing workshops, and gallery receptions and planning.

Graphic Design Internship (virtual) - FILLED FOR SUMMER 2022

Academic internship for undergraduate or graduate students in graphic design, fine arts, digital media, or media and communications, or related fields of study. Interns work directly with the center’s graphic designer to support communications, programs, 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. To apply, please provide either a PDF of sample work or a link to an online portfolio.

LGBT Library Internship (in-person) - FILLED FOR SUMMER 2022

Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Library interns work directly with the Arts and Culture Programs Coordinator to support the LGBT Library and library programs. Interns learn transferable skills in program planning, library gallery administration, and community engagement.

Major Events Internship (in-person) - FILLED FOR SUMMER 2022

Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Interns work directly with the Major Events Manager to plan, design, and successfully provide the annual Gala & LGBTQ+ Leadership Awards event, the annual Lehigh Valley Pride festival, twice annual Pride Nights, Werk It Wednesday events, and other events. Interns learn transferable skills in event logistics, planning, and fundraising for nonprofit organizations.