Reports to: Youth Leadership and Education Manager
Classification: Full-time | Non-exempt
Salary and Benefits: $50,000 to $60,000. The Center offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer contribution, voluntary life, long-term disability, and short-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; the typical schedule will be 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; some weekend and/or evening hours for events and activities. Flexibility required.
Summary: The Youth Leadership Coordinator oversees programs for, and works directly with, LGBTQ and allied youth, ages 13-23, to develop the skills necessary to address the issues that impact their lives. A particular focus is placed on utilizing diverse approaches, including service learning, experiential professional development and other forms of youth leadership development to facilitate youth-driven community change.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate and co-lead all aspects of the youth leadership program, Responsibility Action Results (ROAR), focused on training youth interns and youth advisors on social justice and advocacy through service learning.
- Develop and implement for-credit social justice classes for partnering high schools.
- Provide supervision to youth interns and advisors.
- Adapt and create a curriculum that supports youth leadership development, incorporating multiple modalities for learning and engagement.
- Provide direct supervision to Youth Education and Workforce Developer.
- Co-facilitate career preparation workshops for READY internship.
- Support the Youth Education and Workforce Developer in building and maintaining partnering sites & relationships for READY.
- Collaborate with partner agencies, volunteers and/or guests involved in youth leadership programs.
- Maintain familiarity with current policy issues impacting LGBTQ youth, and provide skills to youth addressing areas of concern.
- Implement risk-reduction workshops and psycho-educational groups, activity groups, and community events for LGBTQ+ youth.
- Enroll youth in program services, groups, and training programs; and oversee individualized program plans.
- Provide individual clients with crisis intervention, assessment and referral services, and educational and employment support.
- Work with other staff, interns, and youth leaders on annual events and summer programming, including serving as staff advisor and mentor during Summer Leadership Institute and the culminating week-long residential Camp Program.
- Provide care management that facilitates, coordinates and documents participant-centered care for participants across Center teams and departments to better address multiple and co-occurring concerns.
- Maintain all client and programmatic files, including attendance records, staff logs, and progress reports, as required.
- Provide leadership with ongoing reports related to direct service work, service learning, and professional development programming for contract reporting.
- Work with other staff and consultants to plan and execute program evaluation components including process evaluation data collection, focus groups, and pre and post testing for outcome evaluations
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent transferable professional and educational experience; Master’s in Social Work or related field is a plus.
- Three (3) to five (5) years of experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
- Previous experience working with youth arts, mentoring, or camp programs, is a plus.
- Experience with group facilitation, training, and counseling skills is a plus.
- Previous experience working with youth professional development, advocacy engagement, and camp programs.
- Knowledge and understanding of the issues, needs and interests of LGBT youth, adults, families and community, including knowledge of the spectrum of gender identity and transgender issues.
- Spanish bilingual, a plus.
- Excellent leadership, administrative, organization, and written/verbal communication skills
- Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of personalities.
- Commitment to inclusive, multicultural programming; prior experience working in coalitions with diverse communities and an understanding of intersectional oppressions.
- 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. Consideration of the impacts and outcomes in decision-making processes and on underserved and historically oppressed communities.
- A strong commitment to social justice and the mission of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
The Center is subject to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Commissioner’s Order requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Staff in Residential and Congregate Settings 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.
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.