Reports to: Economic Initiatives Manager
Classification: Full-Time | Non-Exempt
Salary & Benefits: $45,000-$50,000. The Center offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer contribution, voluntary life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance, paid parental, family care, and gender affirming healthcare leave. We also offer a generous paid time off policy.
Schedule: Generally Monday through Friday. Work days and hours may shift depending on scheduling needs; typical schedule will be 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; flexibility required.
Summary: The Employment Support Specialist works with LGBTQ and allied adults in creating employment opportunities, establishing worker cooperatives, opportunities for entrepreneurship, and one-on-one career coaching as it relates to improving their economic stability. The services provided by the Specialist seek to improve personal economies and skillset attainment including access to education, skill set acquisition, and jobs for TGNC individuals, LGBTQ+ women, and LGBTQ+ immigrants.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
The Center is subject to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Commissioner’s Order requiring COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing for Staff in Residential and Congregate Settings announced August 10, 2021 from New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Center is required to comply with this order because we have a number of contracts with New York City.
All current and new staff must either provide a one-time verification that they are fully vaccinated with either a single-dose of an FDA- or WHO-approved one-dose COVID-19 vaccine or the second dose of an FDA- or WHO-approved two-dose vaccine. Those who do not provide documentation of their vaccination status must provide documentation of a negative PCR test every 7 days.
The Center’s Commitment to Equity & Inclusivity:
The Center was born of community activism in response to the AIDS epidemic, ensuring a place for LGBTQ people to access information, care, and support that they were not receiving elsewhere. We opened in 1983 to help people who had doors constantly closed in their faces, ostracized by family, friends, and shunned by the general society. Since that time, we have continually provided a wide array of services and programs to serve our community, with an intentional focus on providing support to those who are most vulnerable. We have always taken great care to be a space that responds to community need; engaging in diversity, equity and inclusion work is another outgrowth of those ongoing efforts. We recognize that in order to help LGBTQ individuals and our diverse community achieve parity in health, justice, opportunity and success outcomes, our organization must hold a strong foundation and competency in, as well as invest organizational focus on, equity and inclusion frameworks, practices and policies. This is also true in our hiring and retention of staff.
The Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.