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LGBTQ Youth Conferences

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Youth Conferences bring together thousands of openly LGBT youth to build leadership capacity among LGBTQ youths to create safer and more inclusive communities.

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Jan –

Feb –

  • MBLGTACC – The Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) is an annual LGBTQ three-day conference hosted by Midwestern colleges and universities in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Created in 1993, MBLGTACC includes a variety of workshops, activities, speakers, and entertainment that touch on issues affecting the lives of LGBTQ+ people. MBLGTACC serves as a space for all LGBTQ+ people as well as allies. Everyone is encouraged to attend, even students who do not hail from the Midwest. Chicago, IL; Feb 17-19, 2017
  • Georgia GSA Youth Summit – The 2017 Georgia GSA/LGBTQ+ Youth Summit is a time to meet youth from around the state to be encouraged, inspired, and motivated for action.  It will run from 9:00-6:15, and will offer education, entertainment, breakout sessions, advocacy, and new friendships.  Decatur, GA; Feb 18, 2017
  • Asterisk Trans* Conference – a college conference to build community for trans* people and allies, to address trans* health and well-being, and to provide education and resources for trans* youth advocates. Riverside, CA; Feb 24-25, 2017

Mar –

  • Out to Innovate – National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals presents “Out to Innovate™ 2017”, a two-day career summit for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Join us for a weekend of sharing, mentoring, learning, workshops, poster session, and career resources. Boston, MA; Mar 4-5, 2017
  • Five College Queer Sexuality and Gender Conference – The Queer Conference is student-led, and aims to offer an accountable and supportive environment to further explore a wide range of topics and their intersections, such as race, genders, sexualities, ability, class, kink, survival strategies, and many more, in a specifically queer context. The Queer Conference strives to provide a safer space for engaging, learning, and fostering community with a wide range of workshops, panels, performances, and lectures by student leaders, Five College faculty and staff, off-campus educators, and nationally-known performers and speakers. Amherst, MA; Mar 5-6, 2017
  • Campus Pride National LGBTQ-Friendly Job & Career Fair Program – Online Job & Career Fair – The Campus Pride National LGBTQ-Friendly Job and Career Fair Program is designed to support young adults entering the workplace.  As the leading national LGBTQ college nonprofit organization, Campus Prides strives to build future leaders from college to the workplace. The college fair program will directly connect young adults with LGBTQ friendly and inclusive careers to make the job search easier and more accessible. Atlanta, GA; Mar 8, 2017
  • True Colors – True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. The organization trains more than 2400 people annually, organizes the largest LGBT youth conference in the country with more than 3000 attendees and manages the state’s only LGBT mentoring program. True Colors has been spotlighted by both national and local media for their expertise in LGBTI youth issuesStorrs, CT; Mar 17-18, 2017
  • Leading With Pride – Leading with Pride brings together LGBTQ and ally students from DC’s public and charter schools as well as surrounding schools from Maryland and Virginia. The goal of the day is for students to have fun, connect with one another, and learn new ways to start strengthen or sustain their schools’ Gay- Straight Alliance. Washington, DC; TBA
  • Prideworks Conference for LGBT Youth – Our conference is a full-day educational experience that promotes a positive message, teaches leadership skills, and fosters a sense of community for LGBTQ Youth, their allies and the adults in their lives in the lower Hudson Valley.  Workshops and seminars are carefully selected that focus on creating safe and supportive environments and improving self-advocacy and leadership skills so attendees can better understand themselves, advocate for equality, and enhance their schools and communities. Yorktown Heights, NY; TBA

Apr –

  • BlaqOUT – As the host of the 3rd BlaqOUT Conference 2016, the University of California, Riverside cordially invites all folks who self-identify as Black/African American or of African descent and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBT spectrum to apply to attend. Riverside, CA; April 8-9, 2016
  • The Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference – First held in 2011, the YAC has become Pennsylvania’s largest statewide gathering of LGBTQ youth. The conference is organized by the Pennsylvania Youth Congress community – and is open to all young Pennsylvanians. The 2016 YAC is dedicated to liberating LGBTQ people from violence. Our vision statement grounds us to hold this conference on the how we can end the assault, harassment, and murder against LGBTQ Pennsylvanians, particularly against queer and trans people of color, and toward the empowerment of a generation of LGBTQ youth leaders fighting for Beloved communities throughout our state. Philadelphia, PA; Apr 8-10, 2016
  • Day of Silence is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) annual day of action to spread awareness about the effects of the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and their supporters. Students take a day-long vow of silence to symbolically represent the silencing of LGBT students and their supporters. Apr 21, 2017
  • Expression Not Suppression – Expression Not Suppression (ENS) is a Fresno-based annual conference for LGBTQ youth and straight allies who are dedicated to creating safer schools and building the GSA movement in the Central Valley. ENS is youth-planned and youth-led. Fresno, CA; TBA
  • Out and Greek – Out & Greek Institute for LGBT & Ally Fraternity & Sorority Leaders. San Diego, CA; TBA
  • Time to Thrive – The Human Rights Campaign Foundation in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association present Time To THRIVE, the annual national conference to promote safety, inclusion, and well-being for LGBTQ youth…everywhere! Washington, DC; Apr 28-30, 2017

May –

  • Beyond Tolerance – NYQueer’s 10th annual Beyond Tolerance Conference, which focuses on issues pertaining to gender and sexuality and targets high school students, high school age youth and the adults who work with them!  New York, NY; May 6, 2016

Jun –

Jul –

  • Trans Youth and Parent Summit – Since 2008 BAGLY and the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition have worked together to provide an opportunity for transgender youth to meet and connect with transgender and other gender variant youth and the larger transgender community. At the summit, we share ideas, learn about legal rights and health information, and participate in workshops and fun activities including gender identity groups, art workshops, trans healthcare workshops, and more! Cambridge, MA; July 9, 2016
  • Gender Spectrum – Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.Berkeley, CA; July 9-10, 2016
  • Camp Pride –  Camp Pride is the nation’s premiere LGBTQ Leadership Academy for undergraduate LGBTQ and ally students. Join us to develop your social justice and leadership skills. Advisor Bootcamp is for professionals working with LGBTQ college students on campuses. Expand your knowledge, enhance your skills as well as collaborate with others who share your passion for advising and creating safer, more welcoming communities. Charlotte, NC; July 11-16, 2017

Aug –

  • Gender Odyssey Family Conference – Gender Odyssey’s conference programming is focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse people from across North America and around the world. Gender Odyssey is a place where we can gather together, learn from one another, and celebrate our growing communities. By creating a place where we can share our collective experience, Gender Odyssey’s primary objective is to offer tools to navigate obstacles and provide pathways to individual and community empowerment. Seattle, WA; Aug 24-27, 2017

Sept –

  • OUT On the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is honored to host the 7th Annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit (OOTH2015) in Washington, D.C. on September 14-17, 2016. OOTH2016 is a unique and important convening that brings together the nation’s leading Black LGBT activists, thought leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, elders and young adults to participate in an inspiring week of education, organizing and action planning. Washington, DC; Sept 14-17, 2016
  • Gender Infinity – Gender Infinity creates affirming spaces for families, learners, advocates, and providers to advance relationships, knowledge, and resources that empower gender diverse individuals. In our journey together we promote justice, equity, and hope in the celebration of infinite gender possibilities. Houston, TX; Sep 16-17, 2016
  • Out for Undergrad Marketing – The goal of O4U Marketing is to bring business, marketing, communications, liberal arts, and design students together with LGBTQ professionals from top marketing, digital, retail, and consumer product companies. Students will truly learn what life is like in the fields of advertising, product management, analytics, media, and branding. Chicago, IL;  Sept 16-18, 2016
  • Out for Undergrad Tech – Working with LGBT professionals from over 40 of the top tech firms in Silicon Valley and around the world, we help rockstar LGBTQ undergraduates learn about job opportunities, explore career paths, and develop strategies for managing and leveraging their identity to their advantage in the workplace. San Francisco, CA;  Sept 23-25, 2016
  • Out for Undergrad Business –  Our vision is to educate, inspire, and advance LGBT undergraduates who are interested in careers in financial services, management consulting, and accounting. New York, NY; Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2016

Oct –

  • LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference – Each year, HBGC hosts the LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference, a two-day summit that inspires empowers QTPOC youth with knowledge and skills and mobilizes LGBTQ youth of color to organize and advocate for justice and equity. The YEC is one of the largest gatherings of queer youth of color in New England and attracts over 300 young QTPOC between the ages of 14 and 25 each year. Participants join us from across the country to teach, learn, build community, exchange resources, and create social change. The conference includes a keynote address by outstanding QTPOC artists and activists, a resource fair with information about programs, services, events and opportunities for LGBTQ youth, exciting performances, meals and snacks, and an after party where attendees can relax and socialize after a full day of movement building. Cambridge, MA; Oct 8-9, 2016
  • Out for Undergrad Engineering –  Our vision is to educate, inspire, and advance LGBT undergraduates who are interested in careers in financial services, management consulting, and accounting. Palo Alto, CA; Oct 14-16, 2016
  • Spirit Day – Millions of people went purple on Spirit Day to send a clear message: bullying is unacceptable. Together, we all showed LGBTQ youth that we’ve got their backs. Oct 19, 2017

Nov –

  • Campus Pride National Online College Fair & Prep Day For LGBTQ and Ally College Students – Nov 8, 2017
  • IVYQ – Harvard IvyQ dares to imagine a radically inclusive and explorative queer community beyond binaries and the LGB. We want to create interactive, educational, and individual-centered spaces where members can engage with speakers, activists,and each other to explore under-analyzed pieces of the self, others, and unrepresented queer communities. Harvard IvyQ is intent on making this conference an immersive social experience, full of hype, that is accessible to everyone. Financial aid for fees and transportation is available upon request. Cambridge, MA; Nov 10-13 2016
  • Gender Conference East – Gender Conference East’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive space dedicated solely to the needs of children and youth across the gender spectrum. Newark, NJ; Nov 11-12, 2016
  • 2016 Youth Empowerment Summit – YES is a free annual conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and ally youth activists who are dedicated to racial, economic, and educational justice for trans and queer youth. YES is youth-planned and youth-led. San Francisco, CA; Nov 19, 2016

Dec –

LGBTQ Youth Conferences

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Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project Intern

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National Headquarters, New York, New York

Lambda Legal’s Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project seeks college students for fall, spring and summer internships.

Lambda Legal is the nation’s oldest and largest legal organization committed to achieving full equality for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

Lambda Legal’s Youth in Out-of Home Care Project raises awareness and advances reform on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in child welfare, juvenile justice and homeless systems of care. We aim to increase the will and capacity of youth-serving organizations to prepare and support LGBTQ youth as they transition from adolescence to independence. We work with LGBTQ youth as well as social workers, case managers, administrators and other child welfare advocates to ensure safe and affirming child welfare services for LGBTQ youth.

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Responsibilities

  • Assist in the creation of contact lists to distribute resources to professionals working throughout the child welfare, juvenile justice and homeless systems of care nationwide.
  • Assist in the development and distribution of educational materials for LGBTQ youth.
  • Draft educational materials for LGBTQ youth.
  • Assist in the development of outreach strategies to disseminate Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project resources. Assist Legal Assistant in other duties, including some administrative tasks outside the Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project, as they arise.

Qualifications

Interns will assist staff members in combating all areas of sexual orientation and HIV discrimination for youth in out-of-home care. Thus, a background in or familiarity with issues, legal and otherwise, important to LGBTQ youth and youth with HIV will greatly strengthen the application.

Candidates for the internship should have a strong commitment to social justice, equality and civil rights issues, particularly those involving LGBT and HIV-affected communities. In addition, a desire to learn, strong writing and analytical skills and proficiency in web-based research are a plus. Attention to detail and a strong work ethic are essential.

Compensation

As this is an unpaid position, applicants are strongly encouraged to seek out and apply for grants from their school or other sources.

Application

The title of the position (Youth in Out-of-Home Care Internship) MUST appear in the first line of the envelope if mailing or subject line if emailing. Lambda Legal will accept applications for this internship on an ongoing basis.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Kaitlyn Gentile, Legal Assistant
Lambda Legal
120 Wall St, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10005
kgentile@lambdalegal.org

No phone calls please.

Lambda Legal is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people of all gender identities and gender expressions and people with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply.

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Director of Development NYC Anti-Violence Project

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New York, NY

The New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking a Director of Development. AVP envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. AVP’s mission is to empower LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.

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The Director of Development has overall responsibility for the leadership and management of all fundraising programs for AVP, ensuring that the department meets the organization’s annual goals for major gifts, institutional giving (corporate and foundation), special events and government grants. This position supervises Development Department staff and consultants and works closely with the Communications Director, Finance Director and Programs Directors.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive and innovative fundraising strategy, including major gifts, special events, individual giving, institutional giving and other campaigns, to ensure that AVP’s contributed income meets its annual funding objectives and upgrades and broadens its donor base.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director and Board leadership create individualized cultivation and stewardship strategies, timelines, and desired outcomes for donors.
  • Represent AVP and its vision to current and potential supporters and forge the necessary relationships that advance the organization’s mission through new and renewed giving at the highest levels.
  • Create and promote effective cultivation and solicitation opportunities (including communication strategies) for AVP leadership, including advising the Executive Director and Board on new and innovative means of fundraising and marketing through emerging technologies (i.e. online giving, e-mail newsletters, etc.)
  • Develop, implement, and lead all future annual endowment and capital campaigns.

General Fundraising

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts and pledges from an active portfolio of key major gift donors and prospects among individuals, corporations, foundations and government funders.
  • Maintain and manage a personal portfolio of prospects, both individual and institutional, at all times.
  • Direct and maximize the potential of AVP’s annual giving program of special events, face-to-face solicitations and mail campaign.
  • Write and edit content to be used for event invitations, direct mail solicitations, grant proposals, newsletters, thank you notes, major donor packet materials, and other fundraising avenues.

Special Events

  • Lead and oversee all special event strategy and identify new opportunities for enhancing AVP’s signature events including evaluating the potential for alternative revenue streams.
  • Work with individual event committees to meet and exceed revenue goals while maximizing attendance for each event.
  • Develop and implement strategy to secure sponsorships and sell general tickets for all special events.
  • Provide strong oversight of event expenses to maximize cost per dollar raised.

Individual Giving

  • Develop, manage and implement a multi-channel individual giving program that includes direct mail, peer-to-peer campaigns, personal solicitations, email marketing, and more.
  • Assist in diversifying AVP’s donor base (demographically and geographically).
  • Plan new and creative approaches to soliciting new donors.

Institutional Giving

  • Identify and secure corporate, foundation and government grants through the timely submission of proposals and reports to existing and new funders.
  • Cultivate relationships with corporate, foundation and government funders with the goal of creating new funding opportunities.
  • Direct the research of new funding sources.

Data analysis, research and reporting

  • Create systems for greater applicability of AVP’s database, review reports on donor engagement, Board fundraising, direct mail impact, and others as needed. Analyze fundraising activities and benchmark with peer organizations to ensure that the organization is on track.
  • Establish priorities that have the greatest return on investment.
  • Establish and achieve goals for rapid growth and milestones for progress against the plan and execute in coordination with the Executive Director and Board.
  • Coordinate with the Executive Director and the Management Team the preparation of the department’s budget for revenues and expenses.

Board Engagement

  • Work with the Board to create individual and collective fundraising strategies for Board members.
  • Meet regularly with and provide support for the Board’s Development Committee.
  • Provide ongoing training and support for Board members in fundraising work.
  • Present performance reports to the Board of Directors and its relevant committees about fundraising progress.

Department-Related

  • Meet regularly with the Executive Director
  • Meet regularly with the Management Team
  • Facilitate regular Development Department staff meetings.
  • Supervise all development staff, including conducting regular evaluations, and development consultants and other related consultants and vendors.
  • Select, train, evaluate and mentor personnel reporting to this position.
  • Attend full-staff meetings.
  • Attend in-service trainings and external trainings/seminars as appropriate.

Management

  • Serve as a member of the senior management team overseeing AVP’s operations.

Administrative

  • Prepare information required by the United Way and the Better Business Bureau.
  • Document department activity in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Ensure the maintenance of complete fundraising records.
  • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism when handling sensitive information and situations.

Other Duties as Directed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of five years of not-for-profit experience with knowledge of “best practices” in the fundraising field with a track record of obtaining major gifts from individuals and grants from foundations and corporations.
  • Must have knowledge of Raiser’s Edge.
  • Must be an articulate and genuine spokesperson on behalf of AVP in private, public, written and oral settings.
  • Comfort working with high net worth individuals.
  • Ability to work some evenings and meet with donors in venues such as bars, restaurants and corporate offices.
  • Excellent networking skills; able to attend an event and walk away with a pocket full of business cards.
  • Keen sensitivity to human relations and ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working to end violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities.
  • Knowledge of LGBT and HIV-affected funding sources and philanthropic culture in New York City.
  • Commitment to working within an anti-oppression model of management, staff engagement and community engagement.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability working effectively with board members and volunteers in the area of fundraising.
  • Must possess an entrepreneurial nature, be highly organized, even-keeled and have the willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.
  • Experience supervising a staff and developing a spirit of teamwork.
  • A sense of humor.
  • Creativity and the ability to look “outside the box;” be solution-oriented, not problem-focused.

TO APPLY:

  • Email: sstapel@avp.org (put “Development Director” in subject line of email) or
  • By mail to: New York City Anti-Violence Project, 240 West 35th Street, Suite 200, New York, NY 10001 or by fax to: 212.714.2627.
  • No phone calls please.
  • Candidates will be notified if we are seeking an interview; because of high volume of responses it may not possible to respond to all inquiries.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIALS FOR CONSIDERATION IS: November 7, 2013.

AVP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses.

 

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East Coachella Valley Youth Research Project Consultant

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Gay-Straight Alliance NetworkMecca, CA

GSA Network seeks an independent consultant in the East Coachella Valley (ECV) area to identify, engage, coordinate, and lead a youth-led participatory action research project (YPAR) that will assist in the community in gaining knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ youth experience and cultural sensitivities. Funded by The California Endowment and working with GSA Network, with the support of UC Davis Center for Regional Change (UCDCRC) and community stakeholders, the ECV Youth Research Consultant will engage community advisory group made up of EVC Building Healthy Communities (ECVBHC) staff, Boys and Men of Color (BMOC) Coordinator, Girls and Women of Color (GWOC) Coordinator, the Youth Research Consultant will lead youth through the developmental, implementation and analysis stages of a community needs assessment. The project seeks to gather information on: unique community health priorities and needs of LGBTQ youth of ECV; support, services, and resources available to youth through grassroots, not-profit and public organizations; and community health priorities in alignment with BMOC and GWOC initiatives in ECV. The work will conclude with a final report, including a short executive summary or brief documenting the YPAR findings. This project is anticipated to be a two-year (part-time) project that will begin at time of hire.

East Coachella Valley Youth Research Project Consultant

East Coachella Valley Youth Research Project Consultant

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.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Engage a community advisory group made up of: ECVBHC, BMOC Coordinator, GWOC Coordinator, and other relevant community stakeholders to ground the YPAR project in the context of the BHC and broader ECV community
  • Recruit and lead youth through the developmental implementation and analysis stages of the YPAR project to identify: unique community health priorities and needs of LGBTQ youth of ECV; support, services, and resources available to youth through grassroots, not-profit and public organizations; and community health priorities
  • Recruit youth, parents, community stakeholders, and school administrators/faculty/staff to host a community forum, including identifying speakers and presenters, led by youth
  • Draft and develop final report to document finding, including a short executive summary or brief
  • Work with UCDCRC on strategic design, planning, and development of the project, including methodological aspects of strategy, goals and outcomes selection, implementation strategies, and post-project action plan development (year 2)
    • Participate in UCDCRC’s training, orientation, and coaching on the Stepping Stones Curriculum and PYOM mapping tools.
    • Work with and meet with UCDCRC to ensure progress of the work through regular communication, exchanges, and status reports. Participate in bi-monthly Advisory Committee conference calls to engage in project updates and status reports
    • Visit other BHC sites to gain knowledge and understanding of best practices for incorporating LGBTQ youth needs

Qualifications:

  • Two years experience working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders from youth, parents, funders, academics, non-profit stakeholders, and researchers
  • Deep knowledge of the East Coachella Valley and cursory needs of LGBTQ youth. Knowledge of health/mental health needs a plus.
  • Ability to recruit, lead, facilitate a group of youth participants in youth-led participatory action research
  • Excellent writing and strategic communication skills. Additional language skill pertinent to the ECV area a plus
  • Highly intelligent, with the ability to think and act quickly and strategically
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects effectively, independently and collaboratively
  • Experience as a participant, leader, or facilitator in youth-led participatory action research projects, a plus
  • 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

Send cover letter and resume to ECVConsultant@gsanetwork.org or to GSA Network, 1550 Bryant Street #600, San Francisco, CA 94103. Please include ECV Project Consultant in the subject heading of your email. No phone calls or faxes please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will receive a response.

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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East Coachella Valley Youth Research Project Consultant

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Gay-Straight Alliance NetworkMecca, CA

GSA Network seeks an independent consultant in the East Coachella Valley (ECV) area to identify, engage, coordinate, and lead a youth-led participatory action research project (YPAR) that will assist in the community in gaining knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ youth experience and cultural sensitivities. Funded by The California Endowment and working with GSA Network, with the support of UC Davis Center for Regional Change (UCDCRC) and community stakeholders, the ECV Youth Research Consultant will engage community advisory group made up of EVC Building Healthy Communities (ECVBHC) staff, Boys and Men of Color (BMOC) Coordinator, Girls and Women of Color (GWOC) Coordinator, the Youth Research Consultant will lead youth through the developmental, implementation and analysis stages of a community needs assessment. The project seeks to gather information on: unique community health priorities and needs of LGBTQ youth of ECV; support, services, and resources available to youth through grassroots, not-profit and public organizations; and community health priorities in alignment with BMOC and GWOC initiatives in ECV. The work will conclude with a final report, including a short executive summary or brief documenting the YPAR findings. This project is anticipated to be a two-year (part-time) project that will begin at time of hire.

East Coachella Valley Youth Research Project Consultant

East Coachella Valley Youth Research Project Consultant

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.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Engage a community advisory group made up of: ECVBHC, BMOC Coordinator, GWOC Coordinator, and other relevant community stakeholders to ground the YPAR project in the context of the BHC and broader ECV community
  • Recruit and lead youth through the developmental implementation and analysis stages of the YPAR project to identify: unique community health priorities and needs of LGBTQ youth of ECV; support, services, and resources available to youth through grassroots, not-profit and public organizations; and community health priorities
  • Recruit youth, parents, community stakeholders, and school administrators/faculty/staff to host a community forum, including identifying speakers and presenters, led by youth
  • Draft and develop final report to document finding, including a short executive summary or brief
  • Work with UCDCRC on strategic design, planning, and development of the project, including methodological aspects of strategy, goals and outcomes selection, implementation strategies, and post-project action plan development (year 2)
    • Participate in UCDCRC’s training, orientation, and coaching on the Stepping Stones Curriculum and PYOM mapping tools.
    • Work with and meet with UCDCRC to ensure progress of the work through regular communication, exchanges, and status reports. Participate in bi-monthly Advisory Committee conference calls to engage in project updates and status reports
    • Visit other BHC sites to gain knowledge and understanding of best practices for incorporating LGBTQ youth needs

Qualifications:

  • Two years experience working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders from youth, parents, funders, academics, non-profit stakeholders, and researchers
  • Deep knowledge of the East Coachella Valley and cursory needs of LGBTQ youth. Knowledge of health/mental health needs a plus.
  • Ability to recruit, lead, facilitate a group of youth participants in youth-led participatory action research
  • Excellent writing and strategic communication skills. Additional language skill pertinent to the ECV area a plus
  • Highly intelligent, with the ability to think and act quickly and strategically
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects effectively, independently and collaboratively
  • Experience as a participant, leader, or facilitator in youth-led participatory action research projects, a plus
  • 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

Send cover letter and resume to ECVConsultant@gsanetwork.org or to GSA Network, 1550 Bryant Street #600, San Francisco, CA 94103. Please include ECV Project Consultant in the subject heading of your email. No phone calls or faxes please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will receive a response.

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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Outreach and Education Specialist Fenway Health

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Boston, MA

The Outreach and Education Specialist is responsible for developing, implementing and participating in community outreach and education activities; and providing project support to Fenway Health’s office of Government Relations related to its participation in national and local LGBTQ community organizations and projects.

Must be available to work nights and weekends, as required.

Outreach and Education Specialist Fenway Health

Outreach and Education Specialist Fenway Health

Primary responsibilities include: supporting the implementation of community outreach and engagement efforts for all Fenway Community Health Center sites; participating in outreach in area neighborhoods and the larger community including schools, community organizations, and LGBTQ groups; building relationships with other community outreach staff and LGBT organizations; supporting the coordination of community outreach and engagement efforts across Fenway departments and programs; documenting and reporting all engagement activities; supporting activities related to our participation in national LGBTQ coalitions; maintaining and widening relationships with city, state and federal offices; and supporting the development of resource lists for political and social issues affecting the health centers, LGBT populations, community based primary care and HIV programs and services.

Additional responsibilities include: assisting in the day-to-day tasks of outreach planning and implementation; responding to community speaking or presentation requests; supporting to reach out to the diverse communities that comprise the LGBTQ community, including young people, older people and racial, ethnic and sexual minority persons; and supporting initiatives to improve patient retention in care.

Requirements

  • BA degree in related field, related college coursework e.g. in health marketing, health education and one year of related experience or 3 years of direct experience in community organizing and/or outreach experience
  • Experience with service delivery
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to diverse communities, particularly communities of color and LGBTQ communities
  • Knowledge and/or experience working within LGBTQ communities in Boston and the surrounding areas is required
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines within a team environment
  • Bilingual language skills in English/Spanish a plus
  • Experience with MS Office software (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Note: Applications or resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.  When applying for this position, please reference the job title and job ID #623.

Send your application to employment@fenwayhealth.org.

 

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Rallying the LGBTQ Community

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The SF LGBT Center Convenes Economic Justice Week Town Hall

A weeklong series of events will focus on rallying the LGBTQ community to help those most in need, address pressing issues and map out solutions with key stakeholders 

SAN FRANCISCO, October 07, 2014 – The challenging economic landscape in the San Francisco Bay Area continues to impact the LGBTQ community, creating a set of unique obstacles when it comes to issues like employment and housing. It’s a problem that requires the right programs, education and public policy, but it also requires that we talk about it as a community.

Themed “Beyond Survival,” the LGBTQ Economic Justice Week will foster the dialogue needed to map the road ahead, while providing comprehensive workshops, services and key resources.

Rallying the LGBTQ Community

Rallying the LGBTQ Community

“The stereotype of LGBT affluence is quickly dispelled when we observe that 29% of the homeless in SF identify as LGBTQ, one of many sobering statistics. Despite great need, there’s a gap in access to resources,” said Clair Farley, Associate Director of Economic Development. “Asset building services with linkage to city partners are the base of the solution; dialogue and community engagement is what will help get us there.”

Running from October 19-25, the week of events will include a Town Hall to voice the community’s most pressing needs and collectively strategize on how we move forward. Conversations will include voices from every facet of the community, with focus on both local and national issues.

Other event highlights include a kickoff award reception (10/21 from 6-8pm) and a LGBT Career Fair (10/22 from 12-3pm). For a full list of the week’s events, visit here.

Established in 2004, the SF LGBT Center’s Economic Development Department was the first initiative nationally to comprehensively address the barriers faced by low- and moderate-income LGBT individuals and families. Services range from employment to financial and business development programs. Economic Justice Week will not only help inform what we do, but will also rally the community around a common cause.

The SF LGBT Center is a welcoming place for our diverse LGBT community and its supporters to find innovative services and fabulous cultural programs that lead to a stronger and healthier community.  The Center serves over 9,000 visitors and hosts more than 200 events per month. The Center is located at 1800 Market St. in San Francisco. Learn more about the Center at www.sfcenter.org, or (415) 865-5555.

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Sr. Government Affairs & Policy Manager

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The Trevor Project Washington, DC

The Trevor Project is looking to hire a full-time Sr. Government Affairs Manager into our Washington, D.C. office.

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Sr. Government Affairs & Policy Manager

The Sr. Government Affairs & Policy Manager is primarily responsible for managing and leading The Trevor Project’s Government Affairs department. The Sr. Manager is the The Trevor Project’s point person in our nation’s capital with policy leaders in the LGBT movement, the mental health and suicide prevention field, Members of Congress, the White House, and in federal agencies such as the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice to advance The Trevor Project’s policy goals.

This Sr. Manager will coordinate and lead The Trevor Project’s advocacy and public policy priorities, focusing on federal legislation, administration policy, and regulatory changes that support LGBTQ youth and mental health in this country. The Sr. Government Affairs & Policy Manager will forge partnerships with key government agencies, providing leadership around government funding opportunities. The Sr. manager will also participate, as appropriate, in partnerships to advance relevant state legislation and policies.

Sr. Government Affairs & Policy Manager

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Supervisor)

  • Establish and strengthen working relationships with relevant elected officials, legislative staff and agency staff at the federal level and, in some cases, at the state level.
  • Develop and maintain relations with government agencies to ensure early identification of funding opportunities.
  • Hire, supervise and manage all Government Affairs department staff, if any, fellows, and interns.
  • Lead the Public Policy & Advocacy committee of The Trevor Project Board of Directors.
  • Craft and drive federal, and selected state, legislative and regulatory strategies and plans related to The Trevor Project’s growing and evolving policy priorities.
  • Develop a leadership role in key national coalitions and other policy-making bodies in Washington, D.C. relevant to the LGBT community, youth, and mental health.
  • Coordinate with partner organizations at the federal and state level to advocate for legislative and policy change to advance the health and well-being of LGBTQ youth.
  • Monitor activities among the Executive Branch and in Congress that could impact LGBTQ youth.
  • Prepare and submit presentations, testimony, and other official materials to relevant decision-makers that advance The Trevor Project’s policy priorities.
  • Direct Trevor’s Advocacy Alert program.
  • Work with The Trevor Project’s Communications and Marketing teams to effectively articulate Trevor’s advocacy and policy work through print and online materials as well as advocacy communications to constituents.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job.

  • Law Degree desirable, but not required
  • Min. 3-5 years professional experience in advocacy related to health, LGBT issues, and/or youth;
  • Experience in federal public policy and federal funding stream analysis, lobbying and/or government affairs work;
  • Track record of success in creating and managing policy initiatives;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Must have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple high-priority projects simultaneously;
  • Demonstrated experience working in a multicultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical ability is an important institutional value.

Preferred Technical Experience:

– Blackbaud/Sphere Action Alert System

– Westlaw

Supervisory Responsibilities : This position has primary supervisory responsibility for any future Government Affairs staff, fellows, and interns. This employee will conduct appropriate candidate searches and interviews for open positions within the department.

Compensation:

• Salary commensurate with experience including full benefits – health, dental, and vision insurance; paid time off, and 403(b) plan.

• Send cover letter, resume and salary history to human resources at jobs@thetrevorproject.org

• Please include “Sr. Government Affairs Manager” as the subject line of the email.

• No telephone calls or faxes, please.

• We regret that due to the volume of resumes received, we are unable to respond to all inquiries.

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Sr. Government Affairs & Policy Manager

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The Trevor Project Washington, DC

The Trevor Project is looking to hire a full-time Sr. Government Affairs Manager into our Washington, D.C. office.

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Sr. Government Affairs & Policy Manager

The Sr. Government Affairs & Policy Manager is primarily responsible for managing and leading The Trevor Project’s Government Affairs department. The Sr. Manager is the The Trevor Project’s point person in our nation’s capital with policy leaders in the LGBT movement, the mental health and suicide prevention field, Members of Congress, the White House, and in federal agencies such as the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice to advance The Trevor Project’s policy goals.

This Sr. Manager will coordinate and lead The Trevor Project’s advocacy and public policy priorities, focusing on federal legislation, administration policy, and regulatory changes that support LGBTQ youth and mental health in this country. The Sr. Government Affairs & Policy Manager will forge partnerships with key government agencies, providing leadership around government funding opportunities. The Sr. manager will also participate, as appropriate, in partnerships to advance relevant state legislation and policies.

Sr. Government Affairs & Policy Manager

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Supervisor)

  • Establish and strengthen working relationships with relevant elected officials, legislative staff and agency staff at the federal level and, in some cases, at the state level.
  • Develop and maintain relations with government agencies to ensure early identification of funding opportunities.
  • Hire, supervise and manage all Government Affairs department staff, if any, fellows, and interns.
  • Lead the Public Policy & Advocacy committee of The Trevor Project Board of Directors.
  • Craft and drive federal, and selected state, legislative and regulatory strategies and plans related to The Trevor Project’s growing and evolving policy priorities.
  • Develop a leadership role in key national coalitions and other policy-making bodies in Washington, D.C. relevant to the LGBT community, youth, and mental health.
  • Coordinate with partner organizations at the federal and state level to advocate for legislative and policy change to advance the health and well-being of LGBTQ youth.
  • Monitor activities among the Executive Branch and in Congress that could impact LGBTQ youth.
  • Prepare and submit presentations, testimony, and other official materials to relevant decision-makers that advance The Trevor Project’s policy priorities.
  • Direct Trevor’s Advocacy Alert program.
  • Work with The Trevor Project’s Communications and Marketing teams to effectively articulate Trevor’s advocacy and policy work through print and online materials as well as advocacy communications to constituents.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job.

  • Law Degree desirable, but not required
  • Min. 3-5 years professional experience in advocacy related to health, LGBT issues, and/or youth;
  • Experience in federal public policy and federal funding stream analysis, lobbying and/or government affairs work;
  • Track record of success in creating and managing policy initiatives;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Must have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple high-priority projects simultaneously;
  • Demonstrated experience working in a multicultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical ability is an important institutional value.

Preferred Technical Experience:

– Blackbaud/Sphere Action Alert System

– Westlaw

Supervisory Responsibilities : This position has primary supervisory responsibility for any future Government Affairs staff, fellows, and interns. This employee will conduct appropriate candidate searches and interviews for open positions within the department.

Compensation:

• Salary commensurate with experience including full benefits – health, dental, and vision insurance; paid time off, and 403(b) plan.

• Send cover letter, resume and salary history to human resources at jobs@thetrevorproject.org

• Please include “Sr. Government Affairs Manager” as the subject line of the email.

• No telephone calls or faxes, please.

• We regret that due to the volume of resumes received, we are unable to respond to all inquiries.

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LGBTQ Youth Job Fair

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October 22, 2014

Work! Chicago, an LGBTQ youth job fair, will be hosted Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, noon-4 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, sponsored by Windy City Times, Chicago House TransWorks, TransTech and the Center on Halsted.

All members of the community can attend, with a special focus on LGBTQ youth and the transgender community.
This job fair is a followup event to the Windy City Times LGBTQ Homeless Youth Summit held in May. Many of the youth said they had difficulty in finding jobs that are open to the full expression of their selves. Especially vulnerable are transgender people searching for work.

LGBTQ Youth Job Fair

LGBTQ Youth Job Fair” We are really seeking the help of Chicago’s vibrant corporate and small business community in stepping up to provide opportunities for youth,” said Gretchen Blickensderfer, one of the job fair’s coordinators. “The first step is for businesses and nonprofits to signup for the job fair. We request that companies and nonprofits come with opportunities at all levels for applicants, from entry-level work to mid-career jobs.”

Booths are just $75 for businesses and $50 for non-profits. For an application, email editor@windycitymediagroup.com. Deadline for booth signup is Oct. 5.
In advance of the job fair, both Chicago House TransWorks and TransTech will be providing job training and support.
Chicago House Training
Chicago House will offer a free LGBTQ Job-readiness training. Topics discussed include self-awareness, self-esteem, communication, career planning, conflict resolution, anger management, self-care, goal setting, interview skills, resume, and cover letter writing. Other topics will include coming out or transitioning and best practices.
Participants that take part in the job readiness workshop are assigned a Career Specialist to help with setting career goals and objectives.  A Career Specialist is a career-focused counselor, who provides one-on-one guidance both before and after a participant gets a job.
The job readiness workshop will take place on Oct. 9, 10, 13 and 14.
In order to take part in the LGBTQ job readiness workshop please call Chicago House Employment program at 773-248-5200 ext. 109 and mention how you heard about this training.
TransTech Training
TransTech Social Enterprises (TTSE), is a non-profit organization that offers an apprenticeship and training academy that teaches job skills, as well as graphic design and web coding.  In the apprenticeship program, similar to a beauty school model, TransTech offers creative technology services including but not limited to, web development and graphic design, that are worked on by students and educators at affordable prices for consumers.  100% of the profits go back into the program.  TransTech is a social enterprise structure that is meant to maximize economic improvement and well-being within the LGBTQ community, rather than focusing on maximizing profits for external shareholders.
If looking to engage with TransTech as an apprentice, supporter, or volunteer please contact JGrant@transtechsocial.org or at 773-372-3363.

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