Position Title: Group Facilitator (People living with HIV social support group)

Reports to: Community Program Coordinator

Classification: Part-time | Non-exempt

Schedule: Group is conducted weekly in person at The Center on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays in the morning or evening, depending on the facilitator’s availability This role will typically require 90 minutes of group facilitation plus 1-2 hours of preparation work per week.

Salary: $115 per facilitated group session. The Group Facilitator role pays $115 per each facilitated session and $15 per hour for any preparation work done prior to the group session.

Summary: The Thriving Together Group Facilitator will be responsible for conducting and delivering the Thriving Together social support group. The purpose of the group is to improve the quality of life of LGBTQIA+ people living with HIV by offering an opportunity to meet and connect with others who are going through similar experiences in New York City. This group will provide a safe and supportive environment promoting awareness and guidance on how to live a healthy life, reducing HIV stigma, and increasing knowledge of HIV transmission, treatment, and care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, manage and facilitate the Thriving Together social support group.
  • Ensure administrative components of facilitation are completed at the end of each session including group session notes, observations, and attendance records. Keep track of group attendance and MetroCards distributions, if applicable.
  • Actively and effectively communicate with community members and The Center’s staff. This includes schedule changes, building notices/news, and programmatic changes.
  • Provide agendas for each group session which include maintaining group guidelines and creating an inclusive group space that encourages participant engagement
  • Attend facilitator training sessions and engage in skill-building opportunities.
  • Attend the quarterly seasonal facilitator meetings and the one-on-one check-ins as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent transferable life/professional experience.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience in group facilitation preferred.
  • Prior experience in conflict resolution management, de-escalation techniques, and problem-solving strategies.
  • Bilingual or multilingual preferred. Language preferences: Spanish, Bengali, Russian, and/or French-Creole.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills and techniques and the ability to work with a wide range of work styles and cultural backgrounds.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and video-conference platforms.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience working with LGBTQ+, TGNC, POC, and immigrant populations, including knowledge of the spectrum of gender identity, transgender issues, immigration, and POC issues.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, undoing structural and institutional racism and bias and the spectrum of gender identity and bias. Thoughtful and articulate analysis of the above, and consideration of the impacts and outcomes in decision-making processes and on underserved and historically oppressed communities as it relates to The Center’s work.
  • A strong commitment to the mission of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

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 needs; 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.