Month: August 2014

Jack Laugher Shows Off Toned Torso

Diving hottie and Chris Mears' bestie, Jack Laugher has posted a picture of himself, looking slimmer and more buff than ever.

by Newsdesk | 31st August 2014

Jack Laugher | Instagram

Jack Laugher certainly knows how to make an impact. He posted this picture on his Instagram showing a remarkably toned body, looking slim and healthy whilst on holiday.

Laugher who is currently on holiday in Morocco captioned the pic, 'Nice relaxing day by the pool :)'

Good for him! Keep the pictures coming!

Last month Jack and Chris both took a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

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Strategic Partnerships & Development Manager

FramelineSan Francisco, CA

ABOUT FRAMELINE

Founded in 1977, Frameline’s mission is to change the world through the power of queer cinema. As a film and media-arts non-profit, Frameline’s integrated programs reach hundreds of thousands with a collection of more than 250 films distributed nationally, provide critical funding for emerging LGBTQ filmmakers, and create an international stage for the world’s best queer film through the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, and additional year-round screenings and cinematic events.

Strategic Partnerships & Development ManagerStrategic Partnerships & Development Manager

THE POSITION

Frameline seeks a dynamic, driven, independent, and highly organized Strategic Partnerships & Development Manager. The Strategic Partnerships & Development Manager is primarily responsible for building sponsorship revenue and managing the organization’s robust corporate and non-profit partnership program. Secondarily, this position will provide support in the areas of foundation funding, donor cultivation, and event management. The position reports to the Development Director, and, on occasion, the Executive Director. Professional, proven experience and a strong understanding of the LGBTQ marketplace will be enhanced by initiative, creativity, enthusiasm, flexibility, discretion, strong interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor. Work schedules require expanded hours and flexibility during peak periods, especially in the months prior to and during the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, held each June. This is a full-time, exempt position. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s abilities and experience. Frameline offers medical and dental health insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, paid vacation and sick time.

QUALIFICATIONS AND QUALITIES

  • Minimum of two to three years proven non-profit experience in sponsorship procurement and fulfillment
  • Minimum of one to two years experience in grant writing, donor cultivation, and event management
  • Experience as a proactive networker with highly effective presentation, pitch and sales skills
  • Exceptional follow-through on new sponsor leads and converting a lead into a new partner
  • Experience in high-end sponsorship service with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with both corporate and non-profit entities
  • Experience with integrated cross promotion across all marketing platforms (online, print media, street promotion, onsite, event etc.)
  • Knowledge of current brand and marketing industry standards, especially within the LGBT marketplace
  • Ability to manage events and tie sponsorships to organizational programs and events
  • Adept at researching foundation funding opportunities and writing grant applications
  • Experience with individual donor base and non-profit membership
  • Familiarity with film and film festival environment and LGBT culture
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize and balance multiple tasks
  • Flexible, creative, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Responsive to unpredictable workflow and hours
  • Fluency in MS Office, Filemaker Pro. Experience with Adobe CS and Raiser’s Edge desirable
  • Sense of humor

RESPONSIBILITIES Strategic Partnerships/Sponsorship (70%)

  • Procure and service Festival and year-round cash and in-kind sponsorships
  • Meet annual sponsorship budgetary goals
  • Ensure successful delivery and activation of all components of sponsor-related integrated marketing and hospitality
  • Supervise Festival Sponsorship Associate (seasonal position), who handles most in-kind sponsorships
  • Work with Development Director, Executive Director, and Board to identify and solicit new cash and in-kind sponsors for Festival and year-round support
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of budgetary goals and in-kind support
  • Draft sponsorship presentations, proposals, and agreements
  • Track sponsorship agreements, invoices, and payments
  • Provide summary reports to select sponsors
  • Develop and maintain sponsorship database and files
  • Manage all aspects of sponsor-related integrated marketing

Development (20%)

  • In collaboration with Development Director, research new foundation funding opportunities and provide grant writing support
  • Manage and update donor database and explore extended donor cultivation opportunities

Event Management (10%)

  • In collaboration with Development Director, act as liaison to Festival Events Producer
  • Ensure all elements of Festival and year round sponsorships are integrated into events
  • Manage select Festival and year round events, including donor cultivation events and member screenings

Please send cover letter, resumé, writing sample, and salary requirements:

Frameline

Attn: Strategic Partnerships & Development Manager Search

145 Ninth Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94103

Or via email to: ksmith@frameline.org
Subject: Strategic Partnerships & Development Manager Search

This position is scheduled to begin in September/October 2014.

Early applications are strongly encouraged and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

No phone calls, please.

 

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Therapist LGBT Health Center

Fenway Health has reopened its historic space at 16 Haviland Street, which has served the LGBT community for more than 40 years. Fenway: Sixteen specializes in free services like health navigation, HIV counseling & testing, support groups and safer sex information and resources, serving gay and bisexual men, transgender people and the LGBT community as a whole, all right here in the community.

Fenway Health is a nonprofit community health center, providing a wide continuum of health care services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond.

In keeping with Fenway Health’s commitment to care for the whole person, behavioral health is a fundamental part of our primary care model. We offer individual, group, couple, and family therapy; psychiatric consultation; and addiction services. We are seeking dynamic licensed clinicians to join our innovative and fast-paced multidisciplinary team as part of our newly expanded Behavioral Health services.

Therapist LGBT Health Center

Therapist LGBT Health Center

The full-time Staff Therapist provides direct clinical services to clients, including intake and evaluation services, short and long term individual therapy, couples therapy, and group therapy.

Additional responsibilities include: writing treatment plans; completing all required administrative tasks (such as documenting interactions with clients and preparing evaluation summaries); and collaborating with other staff by participating in clinical meetings and consultations.

Fenway Health is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. We recognize the rich variety of backgrounds, experiences and points of view of a diverse staff enhances both the quality of the services we provide and the excitement and innovative spirit of our work culture.

Note: Applications or resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

To apply, please send a resume and coverletter to employment@fenwayhealth.org

Fenway Health is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation or identification, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, or to other non-work-related factors.

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Central Valley Regional Program Manager

Gay-Straight Alliance NetworkFresno, CA

Job Title: Central Valley Program Manager

Reports To: Rhina Ramos, Director of California Programs

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, plus generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits

Central Valley Regional Program Manager

Central Valley Regional Program Manager

Organization Overview:

GSA Network is guided by our vision of full equality and social justice for all LGBTQ people. We have developed a model of grassroots organizing that trains youth activists to understand and challenge multiple systems of oppressions, in order to develop LGBTQ and allied leaders with a vision for broad social justice. Grounded in this model, GSA Network is building the GSA movement by providing resources, training, and grassroots organizing support to GSA clubs working to educate schools about LGBTQ issues and change public policy as well as to emerging GSA Networks in states around the U.S. As leader of the National Association of GSA Networks we bring together youth and adult leaders from state and regional GSA Networks to share best practices for GSA organizing. As a national leader in the LGBT, safe schools, and education justice movements, this is an exciting time for GSA Network as we expand our impact in California and nationally, and grow our team. You can learn more about our work at www.gsanetwork.org.

Position Description:

GSA Network seeks a unique, experienced manager who is committed to build and strengthen GSA Network’s organizing, base-building, and campaign work. GSA Network is seeking a mid to senior level community organizer who will play a critical part in taking GSA Network’s involvement in the Education Justice movement to a deeper level of involvement through our participation in multiple campaigns related to educational justice and school discipline disparities.

Located in Fresno, CA, the Central Valley Program Manager is responsible for oversight of our Central Valley office, leading the programmatic work in the region. This position is also in charge of mobilizing youth leaders in grassroots organizing and policy advocacy. Key responsibilities include grassroots organizing, developing youth leaders with a youth development framework, policy advocacy, project management, event coordination, coalition building, supervision of youth and volunteers, and oversight of the office’s one-person day-to-day operations. Supported by The California Endowment, the Central Valley Program Manager will work directly with on-going regional efforts in building and sustaining healthy communities (Boys and Men of Color Initiative (BMoC) and Building Healthy Communities (BHC).

The ideal candidate will have experience managing a team of organizers, interns, and youth leaders working across a variety of communities and issues. Strong candidates should have a proven track record of developing youth leaders and mobilizing large numbers of youth members to actions, meetings and other campaign activities. The ideal candidate for this position will understand the importance of integrating strong youth leadership development principles with the need of bottom up organizing structures that will engage and mobilize large numbers of GSA youth members in our work each year. In addition, this Program Manager is responsible for regional planning and program implementation throughout the Central Valley California region. The Central Valley Program Manager works directly with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) and straight ally youth and adult advisors involved in Gay-Straight Alliance clubs throughout the Central Valley in California to provide training and support to student leaders in grassroots school-based organizing, program implementation throughout their region, and support the “behind the scenes” planning to enable youth to be leaders of the work.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Working with the Finance and Administrative Director, manage the day-to-day administrative office of the the regional office located in Fresno, California, including monitoring of office budget and expenses
  • Provide technical assistance to LGBTQ youth of color leaders and GSA clubs engaged in campaign organizing in GSA Network’s current campaign efforts
  • With the support of the Director of CA Programs, lead strategy development and implementation for Central Valley California coalitions and local GSA campaign organizing (BHC and BoMC)
  • Provide outreach, support, and technical assistance for GSAs across the Central Valley through email, phone calls, and on-site visits to GSA meetings
  • Develop and coordinate Central Valley Youth Council, a youth leadership group that leads programming throughout the region; provide support and leadership development training for Youth Council members
  • Organize and conduct annual 3-4 day GSA Activist Camp
  • Organize and conduct regional leadership trainings, peer education and train-the-trainer programs, and networking events for LGBTQ and straight ally youth
  • Represent GSA Network on the BMoC and BHC Coalitions and other collaborations
  • Assist LGBTQ youth of color leaders and GSAs in developing action plans, designing outreach strategies, coalition building and conducting social, educational, and advocacy activities at their schools using Community Organizing principles
  • Work with program staff to develop program materials, resources, and curriculum on specific topics related to GSAs and educational justice organizing
  • Recruit and supervise volunteers and interns for Central Valley California region
  • Present workshops at regional and national conferences, as needed
  • Participate in program evaluation and lead design of strategic planning of the region
  • Maintain database records on GSAs, individual members, and allies
  • Manage the Central Valley social media presence (ie: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc)
  • Manage relationships with local reporters and coordinate with GSA Network’s communications department around youth media training, organizational messaging, and campaign media strategy
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications for Successful Candidacy:

  • 5 years direct experience with non-profits, grassroots community organizing, coalition-building, and managing single-office operations
  • Ability to relate to LGBTQ youth and straight allies, particularly youth of color
  • 4 years job experience in program planning and implementation
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience doing public speaking and conducting trainings
  • Proven leadership skills, including the ability to mentor youth and structure a youth-led program
  • Ability to work independently with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor
  • Valid California Driver’s License, clean driving record, reliable access to a car with insurance
  • Ability to meet GSA Network’s criminal background check standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, anti-oppression work, and LGBTQ rights
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently (with a supervisor in another city) and as part of a team, with people from a variety of different racial, ethnic, socio-economic, educational, religious, sexual, gender, and generational backgrounds
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English or relevant regional language) a plus

On the ground familiarity with the Central Valley region in California a plus.

Send cover letter, resume and salary history to CVManager@gsanetwork.org or mail to: Job Search, GSA Network, 1550 Bryant Street #600, San Francisco, CA 94103. Please indicate job title in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls or faxes please. Only those applicants who have submitted complete applications and selected for an interview will receive a response.

Deadline for applications is September 10. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is found. It is therefore recommended that you submit your materials as promptly as possible. The ideal start date is by the end of September.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

GSA Network is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from youth, people of color, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and people with disabilities.

For more information about GSA Network please visit our website: www.gsanetwork.org

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Corporate Relations Manager GLAAD

GLAADNew York, NY

The Corporate Relations Manager is responsible for corporate fundraising for all GLAAD events and programs. The incumbent will cultivate relationships between organizations that align well with GLAAD’s mission to develop mutually productive partnerships and obtain major funding commitments. The Corporate Relations Manager’s primary responsibilities are securing and managing corporate relations, supervising at least one intern, maintaining corporate databases and creating/editing all supporting corporate relations documents and materials. This position may be based in our New York or Los Angeles office and will be responsible for corporate fundraising on both the national and regional level.

Corporate Relations Manager GLAAD

Corporate Relations Manager GLAAD

Job Responsibilities

  • Meet or exceed corporate revenue goals of $3 million.
  • Create proposals/decks and secure corporate partnerships by researching and cultivating corporate prospects to achieve the goal of $3 million, ranging from $5,000-$250,000 with a special emphasis on new $5,000-$30,000 partners – both cash and in-kind services (GLAAD Media Awards, GLAAD Galas, Leadership Council Events and Individual Giving Events and sponsorships supporting GLAAD’s programmatic work).
  • Implement and monitor GLAAD’s corporate relations program including record keeping, research, solicitation and donor stewardship.
  • Serve as the primary liaison for confirmed corporate relationships and ensure they receive the benefits as outlined in their partnership package
  • Work with the Strategic Marketing, Events, Communications and Programs team to maximize sponsor brand visibility through activations, auction items, gift bags, table placements and guest lists, working with the Special Events team to execute all aspects on-site at events.
  • Deliver timely reports of sponsorship benefits and visibility following each event to corporate sponsors.
  • Create and monitor revenue/expense budget and develop specific strategies and action steps to achieve revenue/expense goals as they relate to corporate fundraising.
  • Follow up regularly on pending corporate partner proposals via in-person meetings, telephone and email.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the Raiser’s Edge database to track corporate pledges and payments.
  • Ensure that the Corporate Relations intern fulfill their duties.
  • Work with GLAAD Leadership team, Annual Giving team, Board, Leadership Council, and volunteer corporate committees to recruit and solicit new corporate relationships to achieve revenue goals.
  • Track success and present regular reporting to Leadership Team
  • Research, pitch and follow up on potential corporate relationships related to event honorees and nominees as they relate to events.
  • Work with Communications team to ensure all marketing materials (eblasts, evites, program books, tickets, step and repeat banners, banners, posters, etc.) have the correct corporate listings/logos for every event based on partner benefits.
  • Participate in staff meetings, planning meetings and other meetings as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Required : College degree or equivalent.
  • Required : 3+ years of proven track record working with and cultivating relationships with major corporate partners and closing partnerships of at least $25,000.
  • Required: Willingness to travel, work alternative work schedules as needed, including nights/weekends a must.
  • Required: Superior organization, communications, analytical and logistics skills. A proven concern for detail, organization, and timely follow through. Tenacious commitment to achievement of agreed-upon targets.
  • Superior project management skills, including managing projects with multiple and competing deadlines and ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently, to work under supervision and to work in a team and goal oriented environment.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, donor database software background, specifically Raiser’s Edge, and project management software, specifically Basecamp.
  • Public speaking experience, positive attitude and sense of humor desired.
  • Willingness to pitch in and help with projects across departments.
  • Understanding of history and current issues concerning the representation of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities in the media.
  • Meeting or surpassing fundraising goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to create clear, clean and effective written communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide efficient and effective research support.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide efficient administrative support.
  • Completion of tasks on time.
  • Responsiveness to requests.
  • Adequate maintenance of office filing systems and databases.
  • Quality of written communications.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Degree of involvement with development initiatives.

How Performance Is To Be Evaluated:

  • Meeting or surpassing fundraising goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to create clear, clean and effective written communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide efficient and effective research support.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide efficient administrative support.
  • Completion of tasks on time.
  • Responsiveness to requests.
  • Adequate maintenance of office filing systems and databases.
  • Quality of written communications.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Degree of involvement with development initiatives.

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT equality. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to positive change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

GLAAD is an equal opportunity employer.

“GLAAD” is a registered trademark of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Inc.

Contact

Name: Human Resources

Email: corporatejob@glaad.org

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Southeastern Regional Organizer

Gay-Straight Alliance NetworkNew Orleans, LA

Job Title: Southeastern Regional Organizer – New Orleans, LA

Reports To: Senior Manager, Racial and Economic Justice Programs

Status: Full time exempt

Salary: Commensurate with experience, benefits including: health, dental, vision and retirement

Southeastern Regional Organizer

 

Southeastern Regional Organizer

Organization

Gay-Straight Alliance Network is guided by our vision of full equality and social justice for all LGBTQ people. We have developed a model of grassroots organizing that trains youth activists to understand and challenge multiple systems of oppressions, in order to develop LGBTQ and allied leaders with a vision for broad social justice. Grounded in this model, GSA Network is building the GSA movement by providing resources, training, and grassroots organizing support to GSA clubs working to educate schools about LGBT issues and change public policy as well as to emerging GSA Networks in states around the U.S. As leader of the National Association of GSA Networks we bring together youth and adult leaders from state and regional GSA Networks to share best practices for GSA organizing. As a national leader in the LGBT, safe schools, and education justice movements, this is an exciting time for GSA Network as we expand our impact in southeast and nationally, and grow our team. You can learn more about our work at www.gsanetwork.org.

Position

GSA Network is seeking an organizer experienced in LGBTQ youth organizing to serve as a Southeastern Regional Organizer. This new position will support GSA Network’s regional work in the Southeastern United States; and join GSA Networks national team that supports an association of 39 state based GSA networks across the country. Working as part of GSA Networks national Racial and Economic Justice program this position will carry out the existing regional organizing efforts as well as new opportunities to support the needs of LGBTQ youth and queer youth of color in and out of schools doing education justice and LGBTQ youth advocacy across the region.

Based in New Orleans, the Southeastern Regional Organizer will be responsible for providing training, technical assistance and support southeastern state based GSA networks, and carrying out regional programming to strengthen the organizing efforts of southern queer youth, such as a southern GSA network convening, the Southeastern Regional Activist Camp and Southern GSA Pride Day.

A key priority for the Southeastern Regional Organizer in the first year will be sustaining the operations of the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition, and working in conjunction with the New Orleans GSA Organizer to develop and support the formation of the New Orleans and Louisiana GSA organizing efforts. A deep familiarity with the southeastern United States and the LGBTQ communities there, a demonstrated passion for LGBTQ youth leadership and empowerment, extensive knowledge or personal experience with the intersectional issues facing low-income LGBTQ youth of color, and a commitment to social justice are required for this position.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Support regional GSA organizing capacity
    • Conduct workshops for LGBTQ youth and GSA leaders on educational justice and other issues at the intersections of racial, economic and queer justice across the region
    • Provide staff leadership and support to a cohort of southeastern state based GSA networks, thorough site visits, phone calls and technical assistance.
    • Represent GSA Network at national and regional meetings
    • Host a regional convening of southeastern GSA networks and partner organizations
    • Coordinate and produce Southeastern Regional GSA Activist Camp – QYLTS Action Camp
    • Coordinate and support Southern GSA Pride Day
    • Develop the New Orleans Metro GSA Network [Year 1]
      • Provide ongoing technical assistance and support the New Orleans GSA Organizer
      • Provide training and support to the New Orleans Metro GSA Network
      • Support the development of the LA Safe Schools Coalition
      • Begin to lay the ground work for a state wide LA GSA Network
      • Convene 1 city wide GSA Summit
      • Support the development of a citywide youth council
      • Support policy advocacy efforts in LA
      • Support Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition [Year 1]
        • Provide programmatic and staff support to MSSC program operations
        • Provide staff support for MSSC youth board and organizational events as needed
        • Provide regional leadership and support national operations
          • Assist in the creation of blog posts, videos and other media about the intersectional issues facing queer youth of color in the southeast
          • Participate in the Annual National Gathering of GSA Networks
          • Support other regional and national conferences, campaigns and actions
          • Provide trainings to other partner organizations
          • With the national team develop new curriculum and campaigns specific to the region
          • With the national team support regional policy change efforts
          • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Ability to relate to LGBTQ youth and straight allies, particularly youth of color in the Southeastern U.S.
  • 3-4 years direct experience with non-profits, grassroots community organizing, and coalition-building, in a schools based, or LGBTQ youth, or GSA context highly preferred.
  • Experience working in a state based GSA network or similar organization preferred
  • Community or youth organizing experience
  • 1-2 years involvement in program planning and implementation
  • Ability to travel to other states in the southeastern region: valid drivers license and access to car with insurance
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills
  • Solid time management skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience doing public speaking, conducting trainings or providing technical assistance
  • Proven leadership skills, including the ability to mentor youth
  • Strong understanding of intersectionality for LGBTQ youth of color identities and the education policy issues impacting those identities
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, anti-oppression work, and LGBTQ rights through a racial justice lens
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently (with a supervisor in another city) and as part of a team, with people from a variety of different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, gender, and generational backgrounds

Send cover letter, resume, and salary history to SEOrganizer@gsanetwork.org or mail to: Southeastern Regional Organizer Search, GSA Network, 1550 Bryant Street #600, San Francisco, CA 94103. Please indicate job title in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls or faxes please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will receive a response.

The position will be filled as soon as a terrific candidate is found. It is therefore recommended that you submit your materials at your earliest convenience. The ideal start date is September 30, 2014.

Equal Opportunity Employer

GSA Network is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from youth, people of color, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and people with disabilities.

 

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Community Outreach Specialist Peer Advocate

Job Title: PEER ADVOCATE

When we can turn a life around, we save heartache and resources for our community. Homeless people are often struggling with mental illness, physical disease and addiction. If we can give them shelter that can provide immediate mental and physical health services, we have an opportunity to restore their health and transform their lives.

Community Outreach Specialist Peer Advocate

Community Outreach Specialist Peer Advocate
POSITION SUMMARY: The Peer Advocate uses their lived experience with the MSM population to coordinate delivery of services to young adults with or at risk of contracting HIV and possible past or present history of alcohol/substance abuse.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Statement of Duties

  • Contributes in bringing a specified amount of MSM tests during the academic semester period by utilizing personal social networks and other means.
  • Establish and develop appropriate consumer relationships of trust, hope and empowerment by sharing own life experiences in order to encourage clients to test and ultimately reduce their risk of infection.Tend to clients in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere while providing excellent customer service and support the flow of prevention activities.
  • Provide data monthly to program supervisor for reporting purposes.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE (CREDENTIALS), EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Minimum requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in working with the LGBT community and ability to reach MSM individuals in a friendly setting, including but not limited to personal social networks.
  • Basic knowledge/experience entering data into Excel and using Micosoft Word.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE (CREDENTIALS), EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Preferred requirements

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

 

APPLY


 

Mission

The Center for Health Care Services improves the lives of people with mental health disorders, substance abuse challenges and developmental disabilities.

Our services for adults, children, elderly and veterans include:

  • Mental Health
  • Developmental Disability
  • Substance Abuse

Our Vision

Transformed lives, Transformed communities

Founded on the hopes of those we serve and driven by integrity, we believe in creating environments that inspire and promote:

  • Respect for one another and empowerment for all
  • Quality and accountability
  • Creativity and innovation

View our Quality Management Plan

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Southern California Regional Organizer

Gay-Straight Alliance NetworkLos Angeles, CA

Job Title: Southern CA Regional Organizer – Los Angeles

Reports To: Ronnie Veliz, Southern CA Program Manager

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, plus generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits

Southern California Regional Organizer

Southern California Regional Organizer

Organization

GSA Network is guided by our vision of full equality and social justice for all LGBTQ people. We have developed a model of grassroots organizing that trains youth activists to understand and challenge multiple systems of oppressions, in order to develop LGBTQ and allied leaders with a vision for broad social justice. Grounded in this model, GSA Network is building the GSA movement by providing resources, training, and grassroots organizing support to GSA clubs working to educate schools about LGBT issues and change public policy as well as to emerging GSA Networks in states around the U.S. As leader of the National Association of GSA Networks we bring together youth and adult leaders from state and regional GSA Networks to share best practices for GSA organizing. As a national leader in the LGBT, safe schools, and education justice movements, this is an exciting time for GSA Network as we expand our impact in California and nationally, and grow our team. You can learn more about our work at www.gsanetwork.org.

Position

GSA Network is seeking an experienced LGBTQ youth organizer and activist to serve as the Southern CA Regional Organizer. This position will support GSA programmatic work in Southern CA. The position will build the capacity of queer youth of color to advance policy issues at the intersections of LGBTQ student safety and economic and racial justice in schools.

The GSA Southern CA Regional Organizer will support to GSA clubs and LGBTQ youth and allies outside the Los Angeles urban area. This position will focus in reaching out and organizing a base of LGBTQ young leaders in rural areas of southern CA specifically but not limited to Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley, Orange County, and Riverside. The Southern CA Regional organizer will train these young leaders and provide them with information and resources to run campaigns in their schools and communities in order to guarantee safe inclusive school environment for queer youth of color and all students. This position will also carry out regional summits, and support the participation of young representatives from these regions in the Southern CA Youth Council.

In conjunction with the Southern CA Program staff, the Southern CA Regional Organizer will be responsible for conducting site visits and building relationships with schools, trainings and engaging youth in other GSA Network programming.

The Southern CA Regional Organizer must have demonstrated passion for LGBTQ youth leadership and empowerment, extensive knowledge or personal experience with the intersectional issues facing low-income LGBTQ youth of color, and a commitment to social justice are required for this position.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Build an organizing strategy to maintain an active base of at youth leaders from rural areas in southern CA specifically but not limited to Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley, Orange County, and Riverside.
  • Enlist 30-40 LGBTQ youth of color and allies throughout those regions by providing them leadership opportunities and supporting their politicization
  • Help represent GSA Network building partnerships with local youth and economic/racial justice organizations in these regions
  • Help prep youth leaders to participate and represent the needs of LGBTQ youth of color at Southern CA Youth Council and other statewide collaborations
  • Provide regular contact and relationship development in target schools
  • Provide technical assistance and support to campaigns being run by GSA youth leaders in these regions
  • Conduct workshops for LGBTQ youth and GSA leaders on educational justice and other issues at the intersections of racial, economic and queer justice
  • Assist the coordination of GSA Summer Activist Camp – guaranteeing participation of queer youth and allies from rural areas in southern CA
  • Supervise up to 3 GSA Alumni to support the outreach and school site visits in rural areas outside Los Angeles
  • Assist other members of the Southern CA team through: trainings and facilitation, workshop & curriculum development as needed
  • Assist in the creation of blog posts, videos and other media about the intersectional issues facing queer youth of color in Los Angeles School District as well as Long Beach School district
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience as a youth activist and organizer
  • 3-5 years of experience doing regional work
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working with LGBTQ youth of color and straight allies
  • Proven leadership skills – having built a base of individuals to create change
  • Deep and demonstrable knowledge of the issues facing low income LGBTQ youth of color in schools
  • Deep and demonstrable knowledge of the concepts and policies behind the school-to-prison pipeline
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with non-profits, community organizing and coalition building
  • Solid time management skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Proven facilitation skills around topics and issues of racial, economic and queer justice
  • Commitment to social justice, intersectional anti-oppression work, and LGBTQ justice
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with people from a variety of different, racial, ethnic, socio-economic, educational, religious, sexual, gender, and generational backgrounds
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work some nights and weekends
  • Ability to meet GSA Network’s criminal background check standards
  • Valid California Driver’s License, clean driving record, reliable access to a car with insurance
  • Willingness and ability to travel statewide and nationally, including some travel on short notice

Send cover letter, resume and salary history to SoCalOrganizer@gsanetwork.org or mail to: Job Search, GSA Network, 1550 Bryant Street #600, San Francisco, CA 94103. Please indicate job title in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls or faxes please. Only those applicants who have submitted complete applications and selected for an interview will receive a response.

Deadline for applications is September 10. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is found. It is therefore recommended that you submit your materials as promptly as possible. The ideal start date is by the end of September.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

GSA Network is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from youth, people of color, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and people with disabilities.

For more information about GSA Network please visit our website: www.gsanetwork.org

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Program Coordinator, Safe and Supportive Schools Project

Gay-Straight Alliance NetworkSan Francisco, CA

Job Title: Project Coordinator, Safe and Supportive Schools Project

Reports to: Project Director, Safe and Supportive Schools Project

Status: Part-time (20-30 hours per week), Non-exempt

Program Coordinator, Safe and Supportive Schools Project

Program Coordinator, Safe and Supportive Schools Project

Organization

GSA Network is guided by our vision of full equality and social justice for all LGBTQ people. We have developed a model of grassroots organizing in California that trains youth activists to understand and challenge multiple systems of oppressions, in order to develop LGBTQ and allied leaders with a vision for broad social justice. Grounded in this model, GSA Network is building the GSA movement by providing resources, training, and grassroots organizing support to GSA clubs working to educate schools about LGBT issues and change public policy as well as to emerging GSA Networks in states around the U.S. As leader of the National Association of GSA Networks we bring together youth and adult leaders from state and regional GSA Networks to share best practices for GSA organizing. As a national leader in the LGBT, safe schools, and education justice movements, this is an exciting time for GSA Network as we expand our impact in California and nationally, and grow our team. You can learn more about our work at www.gsanetwork.org.

Position

The Project Coordinator will assist the Project Director with the day-to-day operations of the Safe and Supportive Schools Project with a particular emphasis on the logistical and administrative aspects of the Project, which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC/DASH). The Project Coordinator will conduct literature searches, internet research, and engage in other research activities on parental engagement and school connectedness for youth at disproportionate risk – LGBTQ youth, homeless youth, and youth in alternative schools. The Project Coordinator will participate in meetings with Cooperative Agreement partners – CDC/DASH, NGOs, and LEAs – and provide logistical and administrative assistance with the development of webinars, needs assessments, resource creation/revision, and evaluation processes. A demonstrated passion for LGBTQ youth leadership and empowerment, an understanding of youth culture, and a commitment to social change is required for all positions at GSA Network. This position is based in our San Francisco office.

Responsibilities

Programmatic Duties

  • Conduct inventory of current resources, GSA Network and external, on creating and sustaining Safe and Supportive Environments in schools
  • Research current science-based practices for increasing parental engagement and school connectedness for youth at disproportionate risk
  • Handle logistics of webinars, in-person trainings, and other professional development events
  • Assist the Project Director in the development of capacity-building assistance (CBA) trainings and materials designed to assist local education agencies (LEAs) to increase parental engagement in their schools
  • Assist the Project Director in the development of CBA trainings and materials designed to assist LEAs to implement mentoring programs for youth at disproportionate risk
  • Participate in professional development activities as required
  • Present at and attend conferences, meetings, and other gatherings as relevant and/or required by CDC staff
  • Print materials and order supplies
  • Other duties as assigned

Administrative Duties

  • Coordinate with Finance staff to ensure timely payment of invoices related to the Project
  • Enter project data into data management system on a timely manner

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years direct experience with non-profits, school-based or grassroots community organizing, and coalition-building
  • Experience facilitating groups and delivering trainings to youth and adults;
  • Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information;
  • Ability to hold personal and professional boundaries;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze social and political issues related to LGBT youth sexual health and sexual identity;
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act quickly and strategically.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Fluency, comfort, and familiarity with computers, websites, social media, and databases;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, anti-oppression work, and LGBTQ rights;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and with people from a variety of different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, gender, and generational backgrounds;
  • A sense of humor is a must!

Send cover letter, resume, and salary history to sssp@gsanetwork.org or mail to: Program Coordinator SSSP Search, GSA Network, 1550 Bryant Street #600, San Francisco, CA 94103. Please indicate job title in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls or faxes please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will receive a response.

The position will be filled as soon as a terrific candidate is found. It is therefore recommended that you submit your materials at your earliest convenience. The ideal start date is September 30, 2014.

Equal Opportunity Employer

GSA Network is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from youth, people of color, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and people with disabilities.

 

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