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Rockland County Pride 2015

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June 12, 2015toJune 14, 2015

Gay Pride Rockland – Equality & Justice For All – With No Exceptions.

Rockland County Pride is a project of VCS Inc. which has been serving Rockland County, NY and surrounding communities since 1970. VCS is a 501(c)3 counseling and family service agency with an anti-racist, social justice mission.

To learn more about VCS Inc., please visit www.vcs-inc.org.

Rockland County Pride 2015

Rockland County Pride 2015

 

In early 1999, VCS tested the idea of developing a gay pride event with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community members, local shop keepers, religious leaders, non-profit agencies and elected officials. From the onset, we shared that our mission would be to affirm the dignity of all LGBT people, their families, friends, and allies who live in every hamlet, village and town in Rockland County. And at the same time, we wanted to transform the stereotypes that adversely impact the LGBT community.

To achieve this, we promised that VCS Gay Pride Rockland Sunday would be organized and maintained as a fun-filled, family event – free, open to the public and welcoming to all. We knew that Rockland County was a wonderful place to live, work and visit; our mission would be to assure that these qualities extend to all – with no exceptions.

The community approved and showed their support. More than two dozen non-profit agencies and interested individuals joined the planning committee as Rockland became the first county in the lower Hudson Valley of New York State to organize and launch a Gay Pride event. More than 1,000 people attended the first event titled, “Gay Pride Rockland, It’s Not a Parade – It’s an Event for Everyone,” making it an unqualified success.

That was the beginning. Today, over 150 non-profit agencies, community organizations, faith communities, municipalities and elected officials, from across the county and beyond, co-sponsor Rockland County Pride. This number continues to grow and is matched only by the scores of businesses and individuals who advertise in our Directory of LGBT Friendly Businesses, Services and Community Organizations.

VCS Pride has become a major part of Rockland’s summer calendar. Additional LGBT programs are presented several times a month, throughout the year. See the Rockland County Pride calendar of events to find out what’s happening.

Most of all, please join us!


VCS SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS:

Gay Pride Rockland is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti-oppression programming throughout Rockland County. VCS provides a critical analysis of the social and political conditions relating to racism, sexism, heterosexism, homophobia, bias-related incidents and other issues of oppression. Key programs include VCS Gay Pride Rockland, the NY Model for Batterer Programs and racial justice organizing with special commitment to the analysis presented by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. VCS social justice programs, events and initiatives are intended to promote social change on systemic, institutional and community levels.

VCS INC.:
Since 1970, VCS Inc., a non-profit, family service organization located in Rockland County, New York, has provided continuous service and programs throughout the Hudson Valley and in other areas as determined by the needs of the community.

The VCS mission is to provide cost-effective, accessible counseling, education, and social justice programs that enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. This is accomplished through the pioneering use of professionally trained volunteers, by working collaboratively with governmental and other community-based institutions and by responding to determined gaps in service delivery systems throughout the communities we serve.

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Brooklyn Pride 2015

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June 8, 2015toJune 13, 2015

Brooklyn Pride – Over the years, Brooklyn Pride has grown to become the largest and most prominent organization serving Brooklyn’s LGBT community. Although Brooklyn Pride’s primary mission is to produce the borough’s annual pride events, the organization actively works to bring pride year round to every Brooklyn neighborhood. Brooklyn, NY.

Brooklyn Pride 2015

Brooklyn Pride 2015

 

Brooklyn Pride is a 501(c)(3) wholly volunteer-managed, tax-exempt, non-profit organization working for and on behalf of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Brooklynites and all others who support the struggle for equality of this community. In the spirit of Stonewall, Brooklyn Pride welcomes the participation of all the residents of Brooklyn and the outer boroughs, regardless of age, creed, gender, gender identification, HIV status, national origin, physical, mental or development disability, race religion or sexual orientation.

Brooklyn Pride is a proud member of the International Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Coordinators (InterPride), a not-for-profit organization that provides support to over 200 groups that plan Pride events around the globe. Brooklyn Pride is also a member of Northeast Regional Pride (NERP), an association of Pride committees in the Northeast.

 

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SAGEVets Program Coordinator LGBT Seniors

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Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)New York, NY

The primary purpose of the SAGEVets Program is to help LGBT vets, age 50 and over, access VA benefits. Particular barriers or areas of concern include discharge updates, service-connected disability benefits and spousal benefits, especially around same-sex spouses. To this end, SAGEVets works closely with its legal partner, the Veterans’ Justice and LGBT Projects of Legal Services NYC (LSNYC). This position is responsible for maintaining close communication and collaboration with LSNYC, and for making referrals to them. This position is additionally responsible for all activities of the SAGEVets Program, including outreach, presentation, networking, program production, intake, case management and referral, and is an integral part of the Care Management team. This position requires a self-starter with significant people skills as well as organizational skills, to create and build relationships, create systems and meet the program’s deliverables. Case management and program production experience are required as well. Someone with a knowledge of aging, LGBT communities and VA systems strongly desired. Strong preference for a veteran of US military service for filling this position. This position must take responsibility for learning about the history and experiences of older LGBT people in the military and for incorporating that information into programs and presentations. This position requires much local travel and some travel around the state.

SAGEVets Program Coordinator LGBT Seniors

SAGEVets Program Coordinator LGBT Seniors

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating and implementing an outreach plan in NYC and NYS to reach as many LGBT vets over age 50 as possible
  • Creating systems for tracking contacts and outreach efforts
  • Presenting about SAGEVets to various audiences, including seniors, vets, service providers and LGBT communities
  • Meeting with providers, electeds and other potential community partners to educate them about SAGEVets and find ways to collaborate to get the word out and produce programs
  • Performing intakes and case management duties for vets and making referrals to LSNYC
  • Promoting and celebrating the military service experience of LGBT older vets
  • Working in partnership with internal and external partners to create programs for older LGBT vets or opportunities where educating about the SAGEVets Program can take place, and the military contributions of older LGBT vets can be acknowledged
  • Creating fliers and other materials for SAGEVets programs
  • Other duties as requested

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with older adults
  • Knowledge and/or experience working in LGBT communities
  • Knowledge of US military service, history and/or VA systems
  • Case management experience
  • Computer skills (Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, etc)
  • Networking & presentation skills

Special Requirements:

  • Lots of local travel via public transportation
  • Travel to locations around New York State, with overnight stays often required
  • Irregular hours, with some evening and weekend required with advance notice, particularly during Gay Pride season but other times as well.
  • Ability to create and keep own schedule, and record and track work accurately

Education:

  • BA or BSW required or comparable work experience
  • LGBT veteran of active US military service strongly desired

Application:

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by May 15, 2015, but applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Send cover letter and resume by e-mail only to: datherley@sageusa.org and tweber@sageusa.org.

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Associate Director of Communications GLAAD

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GLAADNew York, NY

The Associate Director of Communications is a member of GLAAD’s communications team who works alongside the organization’s Director of Communications to develop and execute GLAAD’s communications strategy; conducts proactive and reactive public relations about GLAAD’s work; fields media requests; drafts communications, talking points, and event marketing materials; and produces and manages GLAAD’s publications. The ideal candidate is an outstanding writer and copy editor with project management experience and excellent knowledge of public relations strategy and execution.

Associate Director of Communications GLAAD

Associate Director of Communications GLAAD

Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with Director of Communications to develop and execute communications strategy that builds profile of GLAAD’s campaigns and leadership
  • Assist the Director of Communications with development of press releases, public statements, talking points, and other communications materials
  • Work with the Director of Communications to proactively pitch stories about GLAAD’s work and events to top-tier news and entertainment outlets
  • Write and place op-ed pieces
  • Market and promote GLAAD’s events via development of media partnerships and securing coverage among local media outlets
  • Assist with media on-site at GLAAD events
  • Ensure that internal description and messaging about GLAAD’s work is consistent and in line with brand guidelines
  • Write content for GLAAD publications, including GLAAD’s annual report
  • Manage all aspects of editorial and production processes for GLAAD publications
  • Craft copy for marketing and social media assets

Qualifications

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field.
  • Required: Minimum of four (4) years professional experience in public relations, communications, or marketing
  • Required : Demonstrated ability to research, write and convey complex and fact-checked information in a variety of formats to a variety of audiences (e.g., media professionals, donors, and other stakeholders).
  • Required: Demonstrated copy-editing ability, including working knowledge of Associated Press style.
  • Required: Deep understanding of key issues facing the LGBT community
  • Successful and experienced in drafting media pitches, press releases, news articles and other communications materials.
  • Exemplary project management skills.
  • Ability to work well with diverse teams and individuals (including internal staff and external vendors)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Self-starter, able to juggle projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Genuinely concerned and conversant about LGBT issues and have a passion and desire to make a difference.
  • Inclusiveness is a vital part of GLAAD’s work. Candidates must have skills necessary to collaborate within a diverse and inclusive environment.

Supervision

The Associate Director of Communications reports to the Director of Communications and supervises the Communications intern(s).

Compensation Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include: 403(b) retirement plan; escalating vacation beginning with three weeks+; paid sick, personal days and holidays; and organization paid health benefits for employees including medical, dental, vision, flex spending accounts, employee assistance program and life and long-term disability insurance.

Notes

  • GLAAD does not have the ability to provide relocation benefits to candidates.
  • Candidates MUST be able to pass both financial and criminal background check.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified. Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time.
  • The work of GLAAD resembles a campaign-style work environment; there is always a high level of energy, excitement and activity for everyone in the organization; preparing for the next events/activities to accomplish our important media advocacy work, fighting the defamation against the LGBT community and changing hearts and minds about the need for LGBT equality. Staff members are expected to consciously and continuously promote the mission, values, programs, and impact of the organization when presented with opportunities for participating in membership development and reaching out to personal connections on behalf of GLAAD.
  • This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

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

Contact Name: Human Resources – no phone calls please. Email: adc@glaad.org

GLAAD is an equal opportunity employer.

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Executive Administrative Assistant NYC

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Empire State Pride Agenda FoundationNew York, NY

The Executive Administrative Assistant will report to and work closely with the Executive Director, providing a variety of support functions that contribute to the Pride Agenda’s political, programmatic and fundraising success. Responsibilities include management of the Executive Director’s schedule, travel, and other administrative needs. The Assistant will also serve as a liaison to the Boards of Directors, which will include scheduling meetings and conference calls, taking minutes at Board meetings and on conference calls, compiling and distributing quarterly reports for the Boards, and any other identified activities related to Board’ functions. The position will also provide general support to the organization’s management team.

The Empire State Pride Agenda is New York’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization. Our mission is to win equality and justice for LGBT New Yorkers and our families. Through our education, organizing and advocacy programs, we work toward creating a broadly diverse alliance of LGBT people and our allies in government, communities of faith, labor, all sectors of the workforce and other social justice movements to achieve equality for LGBT New Yorkers and the broader goals of social, racial and economic justice.

Executive Administrative Assistant NYC – Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation

Executive Administrative Assistant NYC - Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation

Specific Responsibilities

  • Manage the Executive Director’s calendar and allocation of time, including any travel requirements
  • Create and distribute reports, meeting announcements, RSVPs and Board reports
  • Administer various email distribution lists for staff and Board
  • Take minutes at all Board meetings and conference calls
  • Compile Board reports from various Department heads and distribute to Boards on deadline
  • Order and maintain office supplies
  • Oversee general office management of the New York City office (e.g. coordinating cleaning services, maintenance, landlord relations)
  • Oversee general equipment purchasing, leasing and inventory, insuring that necessary documentation is provided for all purchasing of goods and services, and collecting bids for all major purchases
  • Oversee general IT functions and work with consultant to ensure health of the organization’s informational technology
  • Assist Finance, Government Affairs, and Development departments with contracts
  • Support the organization’s many special events throughout the calendar year, some of which take place outside of regular business hours

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and one to three years’ experience required, preferably in nonprofit setting
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-starter, well-organized, and ability to manage multiple projects to completion on deadlines
  • Superior attention to detail with strong follow-through
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to represent the organization on phone, in writing and in person
  • Excellent time management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of basic IT infrastructures
  • Preferred experience in non-profit office administration
  • Preferred experience with contracts
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing the Pride Agenda’s mission
  • A demonstrated commitment and competency with issues impacting transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers.

The Pride Agenda is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, people of color and transgender people are encouraged to apply.

Email cover letter and resume to jobs@prideagenda.org or mail to Empire State Pride Agenda, 80 Maiden Lane, Suite 905, New York, NY 10038. No phone calls please.

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Executive Administrative Assistant NYC

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Empire State Pride Agenda FoundationNew York, NY

The Executive Administrative Assistant will report to and work closely with the Executive Director, providing a variety of support functions that contribute to the Pride Agenda’s political, programmatic and fundraising success. Responsibilities include management of the Executive Director’s schedule, travel, and other administrative needs. The Assistant will also serve as a liaison to the Boards of Directors, which will include scheduling meetings and conference calls, taking minutes at Board meetings and on conference calls, compiling and distributing quarterly reports for the Boards, and any other identified activities related to Board’ functions. The position will also provide general support to the organization’s management team.

The Empire State Pride Agenda is New York’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization. Our mission is to win equality and justice for LGBT New Yorkers and our families. Through our education, organizing and advocacy programs, we work toward creating a broadly diverse alliance of LGBT people and our allies in government, communities of faith, labor, all sectors of the workforce and other social justice movements to achieve equality for LGBT New Yorkers and the broader goals of social, racial and economic justice.

Executive Administrative Assistant NYC – Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation

Executive Administrative Assistant NYC - Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation

Specific Responsibilities

  • Manage the Executive Director’s calendar and allocation of time, including any travel requirements
  • Create and distribute reports, meeting announcements, RSVPs and Board reports
  • Administer various email distribution lists for staff and Board
  • Take minutes at all Board meetings and conference calls
  • Compile Board reports from various Department heads and distribute to Boards on deadline
  • Order and maintain office supplies
  • Oversee general office management of the New York City office (e.g. coordinating cleaning services, maintenance, landlord relations)
  • Oversee general equipment purchasing, leasing and inventory, insuring that necessary documentation is provided for all purchasing of goods and services, and collecting bids for all major purchases
  • Oversee general IT functions and work with consultant to ensure health of the organization’s informational technology
  • Assist Finance, Government Affairs, and Development departments with contracts
  • Support the organization’s many special events throughout the calendar year, some of which take place outside of regular business hours

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and one to three years’ experience required, preferably in nonprofit setting
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-starter, well-organized, and ability to manage multiple projects to completion on deadlines
  • Superior attention to detail with strong follow-through
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to represent the organization on phone, in writing and in person
  • Excellent time management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of basic IT infrastructures
  • Preferred experience in non-profit office administration
  • Preferred experience with contracts
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing the Pride Agenda’s mission
  • A demonstrated commitment and competency with issues impacting transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers.

The Pride Agenda is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, people of color and transgender people are encouraged to apply.

Email cover letter and resume to jobs@prideagenda.org or mail to Empire State Pride Agenda, 80 Maiden Lane, Suite 905, New York, NY 10038. No phone calls please.

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Communications Director Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation

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The Communications Director oversees the external communications strategies for the Empire State Pride Agenda, Inc. and the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation (both referred to hereafter as the “Pride Agenda”). Responsible for the development and implementation of marketing and communications strategies consistent with Pride Agenda goals, the Communications Director should also have a strong understanding of government, New York State politics, LGBT issues nationally and locally, and public policy.

The Communications Director is responsible for a comprehensive strategy to build momentum and widespread support for, and increase understanding of, the Pride Agenda’s priorities. Our current priorities include ending discrimination against transgender New Yorkers statewide, passing legislation to ban conversion therapy for LGBT minors, funding for adequate health and human services for LGBT New Yorkers and increasing the options through which LGBT couples can create their families.

The Communications Director is also responsible for creating effective messaging to communicate the organization’s strategic priorities to our base of supporters, both current and prospective. In addition to formal communications strategy and implementation, the Pride Agenda needs someone who can update the website, format and deploy emails to the organization’s base and craft social media content regularly. Finally, as part of the implementation of the strategic plan, the Communications Director will ensure that our message reaches wider, diverse audiences using new vehicles for communications.

The Communications Director is a member of the Pride Agenda’s senior management team, which is responsible for shaping the overall programs, policies and goals of the organization. The Communications Director reports to the Executive Director.

Communications Director Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation

Communications Director Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation

Principal Duties:

  • Designs communications plans and programs that leverage the Pride Agenda’s image, brand, message, mission, priorities and accomplishments to achieve the organization’s goals, using the latest new media and traditional media formats.
  • Provides input and guidance and is directly involved, where necessary, in areas and activities (i.e., publications, the website, collateral, program and fundraising events) that communicate the organization’s image, message, mission, priorities and accomplishments.
  • Directly responsible for planning and executing the Pride Agenda’s advertising, media and messaging activities, which includes:
    • Writing and promoting press releases, letters, editorials, opinion pieces and articles;
    • Maintaining and building new relationships with key political and LGBT reporters across New York State (and the country, where applicable) with the objective of maximizing visibility for the Pride Agenda in key media environments and with target audiences in order to influence and move opinion on the organization’s key priorities. This includes building reporter interest in Pride Agenda issues and serving as a source of information, interpretation and analysis, as well as proactively identifying national developments that can be leveraged for press coverage for the Pride Agenda;
    • Maintaining and building new relationships with newspaper editorial boards across New York State to advocate in support of Pride Agenda issues;
    • Using traditional media formats (i.e., print, television, radio, outdoor, direct mail) and social media to communicate the Pride Agenda’s positions and initiatives in an efficient and effective manner;
    • Utilize the digital communications system (Sphere) to send Action Alerts, email messages and advocacy modules to our database of supporters. Develop new strategies for utilizing the system including targeted emails, e-cards, dynamic content, etc.
    • Overseeing and guiding strategic use of all web-based communications tools, including: organizational website (prideagenda.org), email blast/action alert and other e-advocacy systems, and new and social media platforms with which to communicate with our supporters in real time;
    • Managing and negotiating the Pride Agenda’s relationship with media sponsors;
    • Managing and negotiating advertising initiatives;
    • Supplementing the Executive Director as public spokesperson, when needed, for the Pride Agenda and providing media training and advice to other staff and Board members;
    • Promoting and marketing Pride Agenda events, including fundraising events which occur throughout the year and in many parts of New York State;
    • Preparing talking points, speeches and statements on an as-needed basis to senior staff and Board members;
    • Overseeing concept development and production of all Pride Agenda videos;
    • Monitoring media on a consistent basis for issues of importance and identifying trends in coverage.
  • Assesses and evaluates overall communications program as well as specific initiatives to determine effectiveness; implements changes when required.
  • Works with Communications Directors of ally/partner organizations to inform the Pride Agenda’s messaging and fulfill strategic objectives and campaign goals as needed.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the executive director.

Qualifications:

  • B.A. degree or higher, preferably in a communications, political science or related field.
  • Three to five years of demonstrated success in the communications or marketing field or in a comparable environment that draws upon skills related to the Pride Agenda’s work and objectives.
  • Strong commitment to and competency in LGBT issues and transgender equality and justice.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment and competency with issues impacting transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers.
  • Strong strategic thinker.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and execute actionable plans that accomplish organizational objectives.
  • Knowledge of legislative advocacy, the electoral process and public policy issues.
  • Knowledge of and cultural competency in LGBT issues.
  • Commitment to the LGBT community and broader social change movements.
  • Ability to sustain multiple projects and work under pressure.
  • Graphic and web design, video production skills A+

The Pride Agenda is an Equal Opportunity employer. Women, people of color and transgender people are encouraged to apply.

Email cover letter and resume to jobs@prideagenda.org or mail to Communications Director Search, Empire State Pride Agenda, 80 Maiden Lane, Suite 905, New York, NY 10038. No phone calls please.


The Empire State Pride Agenda is New York’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy group. Our mission is to win equality and justice for LGBT New Yorkers and our families. Through our education, organizing and advocacy programs, we work toward creating a broadly diverse alliance of LGBT people and our allies in government, communities of faith, labor, all sectors of the workforce and other social justice movements to achieve equality for LGBT New Yorkers and the broader goals of social, racial and economic justice.

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS MANAGER

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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community CenterNew York, NY

The Government Relations Manager represents The Center with elected officials, their staff and key agency personnel. This individual will perform the research, planning, cultivation, relationship management, and reporting functions necessary to create, sustain and grow a comprehensive and integrated program of government partnership and support for The Center.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS MANAGER

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS MANAGER

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison with city and state elected officials and their staff, including the City Council and Speaker’s office, Mayor’s office, New York State Senate and Assembly, the Governor’s office and appropriate state agencies, as well as federal elected officials, where appropriate.
  • Develop, propose and execute strategies for government partnerships, including coordination of The Center’s participation in events, collaborations and partnerships.
  • Work with the Deputy Director of Development and Chief Development Officer to secure new government funding and maintain existing funding at the City, State and Federal levels.
  • Work within the organization and across departmental lines as well as with outside partners, board members and volunteers to coordinate communication with elected officials.
  • Act as The Center’s point person for elected officials and their staff.
  • Track all government relations and lobbying activity, including time allotment and related expenses, and submit monthly reports, as directed.
  • Maintain requisite files and records.

Position Requirements:

  • Possess a minimum of three years direct experience working in a government setting or in the governmental relationship management function of a nonprofit or for profit organization.
  • Prior experience discussing both legislative policy and programmatic priorities.
  • Working knowledge of government funding, government contracting and general nonprofit accounting and financial principles.
  • Previous government relations experience within New York City and New York State required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide range of personalities including government officials, public figures, staff, volunteers and members of the public.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; comfort with public speaking.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at one time and to set and stick to priorities.
  • Computer proficiency with Word and Excel, including merges, and formulas.
  • Excellent knowledge of relational database management systems (Raiser’s Edge/Kintera Sphere knowledge is a plus).
  • Desktop publishing and design skills (Photoshop, InDesign) are a strong plus though not required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • A strong commitment to the mission of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

Please carefully review the position description and requirements as outlined in the position announcements above. Applicants must demonstrate the appropriate experience and background as described within the position announcement.

All submissions must include a cover letter stating the position of interest and salary requirements, with an accompanying resume. Incomplete submissions or those not stating a salary requirement may not be considered. Duplicate submissions are not necessary.

Materials may be submitted by email to jobs@gaycenter.org. For mail or fax, send to:

The Center Human Resources
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Fax 212-924-2657

The Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Director of Cultural Engagement

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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community CenterNew York, NY

The Center is seeking a Director of Cultural Engagement responsible for cultivating and managing relationships with arts, cultural and entertainment partners to showcase and sometimes produce unique experiences at The Center, engaging a broad and diverse audience.

Director of Cultural Engagement

Director of Cultural Engagement

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, develop and manage relationships with independent artists and arts, culture and entertainment partners, bringing a diverse LGBT & allied audience to The Center.
  • In collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer, develop a strategic engagement evaluation rubric; serve as the point person to screen and evaluate requests for cultural engagement, determining whether to produce, sponsor, host or pass on opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain an annual calendar of arts, cultural and entertainment opportunities, including measurable goals which prioritize partnerships that draw key, strategic audiences to The Center.
  • Working in collaboration with The Center’s MCS department and Events and Production Manager, as well as partnered organizations, produce and curate related arts, cultural and entertainment programs and exhibitions. Ideally, exhibitions will occur on a consecutive, rolling basis, with at least one (1) monthly arts, culture or entertainment opportunity presented for the community.
  • Ensure programming done in partnership reflects positively on The Center, amplifies our mission and brand, and represents the broad diversity of the LGBT and allied community.
  • Provide leadership and oversight of the Pat Parker/Vito Russo Library and National LGBT Community Center Archive volunteer base, programming (e.g. Second Tuesdays) and operations; identify opportunities to capitalize on existing infrastructure and expand/broaden their reach.
  • Serve as the primary liaison to the Bureau of General Services Queer Division (BGSQD); execute collaborative programming with BGSQD where identified.
  • In collaboration with the communications and marketing team, develop outreach and marketing for all arts, culture and entertainment related events.
  • In collaboration with Center programming staff, identify and implement opportunities to broaden the reach and impact of social service programming through arts, cultural and entertainment programs.
  • Identify and develop opportunities that maximize earned income potential and facilitate/support fundraising.
  • In collaboration with the finance team, develop and manage the arts, culture and entertainment programming budget; manage expenses to budget.
  • Other duties as needed.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum five (5) years professional experience in arts or cultural administration and management, with a minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in program development, project management, event production, volunteer/staff supervision, community organizing and outreach.
  • Experience with marketing, ticketing and managing audiences for arts, cultural and/or entertainment events.
  • Excellent leadership, administrative, organization, and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and ability to handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of personalities.
  • Strong commitment to inclusive, multi-cultural programming; prior experience working with diverse communities.
  • A flexible, creative, assertive, self-starter a must.
  • Knowledge and understanding of LGBT communities and their issues/interests.
  • A strong commitment to the mission of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

Please carefully review the position description and requirements as outlined in the position announcements above. Applicants must demonstrate the appropriate experience and background as described within the position announcement.

All submissions must include a cover letter stating the position of interest and salary requirements, with an accompanying resume. Incomplete submissions or those not stating a salary requirement may not be considered. Duplicate submissions are not necessary.

Materials may be submitted by email to jobs@gaycenter.org. For mail or fax, send to:

The Center Human Resources
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Fax 212-924-2657

The Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Student Office Assistants LGBT Resource Center

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Syracuse UniversitySyracuse, NY

The LGBT Resource Center has two openings for the position of Student Office Assistant beginning in September 2015.

Student Office Assistants LGBT Resource Center

Student Office Assistants LGBT Resource Center

Student Office Assistants at the LGBT Resource Center will conduct routine office duties as directed. Responsibilities include: answering the phone, receiving visitors, filing, sorting, maintaining records, providing information, running errands, doing word processing, entering data, operating basic office machines, and providing referrals. Staff will be expected to engage in ongoing projects central to the mission of the LGBTResource Center, including but not limited to planning and implementing programming for the LGBTQA campus community. Student Office Assistants will work as part of a team of student and senior staff, and will be expected to attend bi-weekly staff meetings (1-2 hours) as well as an Orientation & Training session (3 hours) during the first week of classes.

Sensitivity to the needs of students, faculty, staff, and community members with marginalized genders and sexualities is a must. Skills in Microsoft Office are also essential; skills in Adobe Suite are preferred. Applicants must have federal work study.

For more information about the LGBT Resource Center, please visit our website at: http://lgbt.syr.edu

All questions may be directed to Abby Fite, Administrative Specialist, at alfite@syr.edu or 315-443-3983.

Please apply on this job site, and include a cover letter and resume.


Welcome to the Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center!

Vision

The vision of the Syracuse University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center is to serve with integrity people with marginalized genders and sexualities. By being in relationship with other people, we examine, learn, and understand our collective responsibility to create more inclusive communities. We encourage thoughtful explorations of gender and sexuality as they are informed by the complexity of our identities.

We intentionally adopted, in our new mission, vision, and values, the language of “marginalized genders and sexualities,” rather than adding to the commonly known moniker of LGBT. We believe it is impossible to represent the diversity of sexual and gender identities and expressions encompassed in our communities through additional letters, which diminish their value and significance. We also believe it is problematic to use an additive method because of the limitations it puts on the possibilities of our identities and diminishes our goal of inclusivity. For us, marginalization (lacking societal recognition, agency, and visibility) is theoretically aligned with our social justice values and framework, and demonstrates a broader commitment to ending oppression and reaching liberation.

Mission

The mission of the Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center is to embody our values of awareness, community, integrity, and social justice. We offer services to those with marginalized genders and sexualities by offering intentional programs, developing relationships that lead to meaningful dialogues, providing education and resources, cultivating leadership, engaging in advocacy, and collaborating with others.

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