Program Coordinator - Education & Community Oranizing - Hauppauge - job 1492264

Date: 12/04/2021

City: Hauppauge, New York

Employment type: Full-time


The Program Coordinator, Education & Community Organizing is responsible to:



  • Conduct outreach in Nassau County schools and Gay Straight Alliance/Gender Sexuality Alliance clubs to recruit LGBT youth of color to be part of the PREI program

  • Conduct follow-up and program promotion via face-to-face, phone, e-mail, and text with the goal of engaging more LGBT youth in the program

  • Complete program intakes on all program participants

  • Outreach and identify venues for PREI program participants to deliver community education and tell their stories by connecting with school personnel and library staff in Nassau County

  • Train and educate LGBT youth of color on youth development skills

  • Assist LGBT youth of color with developing their stories and prepare them to deliver workshop presentations to the general community

  • Coordinate storytelling events and in-person/virtual safe space meetings schedules and program promotion activities

  • Collect, document, and enter a range of program data

  • Prepare program narratives, reports, and other documents

  • Conduct evaluation activities

  • Other duties as assigned.




Qualification Requirements



  • Must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Two or more years of work experience -OR- a Bachelor’s degree in lieu of experience

  • Experience in the non-profit field preferred
  • Awareness of, and commitment to, the LGBT community
  • Passion and motivation to be a part of the LGBT Network movement to help LGBT people to be themselves, stay healthy, and change the world
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred


Other Requirements



  • Flexible work schedule a must, as this position requires afternoon to evening hours and some weekends

  • Reliable public transportation or a valid driver license as this position will require frequent travel throughout Long Island

  • Sensitivity, understanding and the ability to effectively interact with individuals, both internal and external, from diverse backgrounds

  • Excellent interpersonal and phone skills and ability to work with a wide range of people

  • Strong public speaking and networking skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong organizational skills for handling multiple tasks at once


Organization Summary



The LGBT Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is a home and voice for LGBT people, their families, and support systems of Long Island and Queens. The LGBT Network’s community centers throughout the region help LGBT people to be themselves, stay healthy, and change the world. Since 1993, the LGBT Network has been pioneering advocacy and social change to promote safe spaces where LGBT people live, learn, work, play, and pray.




Position Summary



The LGBT Network seeks passionate and motivated candidates for a Program Coordinator position in the Education & Community Organizing (ECO) program unit for the Long Island Region. The Education & Community Organizing (ECO) Team is the link between the broader community and all of the services, programs, and events the LGBT Network offers. The ECO team is the face of the organization – they are out in the community conducting outreach, visible and available to meet as many people as possible, so that more people are aware of our services and can be connected to our work. ECO Team members are also the main educators, delivering our signature and well-respected workshops and training programs that increase awareness of the needs of LGBT people, and to create community advocates. Additionally, this is the staff team dedicated to our campaigns that create safe spaces for LGBT people where they live, learn, work, play, and pray.




Specifically, LGBT Network is seeking a Program Coordinator for its Peers for Racial Equity & Inclusion (PREI) program. PREI is an empowerment program that builds awareness and educates the broader community about the experiences of LGBT youth of color and provides the education and tools needed to foster and promote allyship. PREI provides a platform for LGBT youth of color, as the community of people impacted, to deliver programs in schools to students and school staff, about their experiences of bullying. The program will use storytelling and statistics to help youth, school staff, families, and other members of the general population to understand the unique challenges of LGBT youth of color.





The Program Coordinator has a hybrid work schedule, splitting time worked between the Hauppauge LGBT Center, in the community at schools and libraries, and working remote from home. This position reports to the Chief Program Officer.





Applications Procedure

Qualified applicants should visit our website at www.lgbtnetwork.org/careers to apply. With each application, a resume and cover letter is required. Within the cover letter, please indicate any involvement in the LGBT community, whether it is as a professional, volunteer and/or activist. Applications that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered. No phone calls, please.





The LGBT Network is an association of nonprofit organizations that serve the LGBT communities of Long Island and Queens including Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY), The Long Island LGBT Community Center (The Center), Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders - Long Island (SAGE-LI), and the Queens LGBT Community Center (Q-Center). All of the Network’s organizations are proud to be Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. People of color, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, and individuals of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.





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