Member Engagement and Leadership Coordiantor

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,700



Start Date


Application Deadline



147 West 24th Street
3rd Floor
New York
United States


Using creativity and ALP’s mission and guiding principles this position will work collaboratively with members, staff and board to coordinate our leadership development, training, and base building program for all of ALP’s membership base.  Position includes program development; leadership development; membership outreach, recruitment, and retention; political education; training and facilitation; oversight of program budget and representing the organization as needed.


The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Two Spirit Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.


  • Develop, creatively implement, and evaluate a year round membership recruitment, retention and development strategy and structure in collaboration with relevant board, staff and volunteer leadership.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate outreach, base building, and recruitment strategies to increase membership and support organizing campaigns in collaboration with relevant staff and volunteer leadership.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate strategies to retain and deepen the engagement of membership including integration in decision making, as appropriate, in collaboration with relevant staff and volunteer leadership.
  • With community input, develop, implement and evaluate ongoing programming for membership including activities such as community building, wellness, movement building, coalitions, analysis development, skills trainings, and political education.
  • Manage and coordinate membership based committees including participation in relevant coalitions and networks.
  • Manage organizational membership database including data entry, regular and timely updates of member information, and generation of data reports as needed.
  • Promote organizational and organizing area goals.
  • Staff and coordinate logistics for all program related activities. 
  • With relevant volunteers and staff develop and monitor program area budget
  • Supervise and coordinate supervision of relevant volunteers, interns and staff, including: recruitment, screening and hiring (when applicable); training and development; and evaluation
  • Write reports and updates documenting progress of program area.
  • Represent the organization at meetings and events as requested by supervisor.
  • Participate in staff meetings and collective staff responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Must have demonstrated experience building good rapport with community members and experience engaging individuals one to one.
  • Must have demonstrated experience facilitating trainings and developing curriculum for LGBTSTGNC POC.
  • Understanding of and commitment to organizational mission, guiding principles of the Audre Lorde Project and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color (POC) issues.
  • Proven ability working with multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-gendered, and intergenerational communities.
  • Detail Oriented
  • Solution Oriented
  • Works well with as part of a collaborative team
  • 2 years demonstrated experience managing and coordinating the development, implementation and evaluation of membership outreach, recruitment, retention and development strategies in collaboration with relevant staff and volunteer leadership.
  • 2 years demonstrated experience in program development, implementation and evaluation – including the development of community building activities, popular education training's and political education strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and coordinating volunteer committees including experience cultivating leadership and decision-making among community members including community led program development.
  • Demonstrated experience with coalitions and networks.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. 
  • Experience using consensus and other participatory decision-making models.
  • Able to use PC-based word processing, database programs, internet/web software.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Multilingual in English and another language preferred.
  • Experience with base building, developing and leading grassroots community organizing campaigns preferred.


Generous fringe benefits

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please send

1) A cover letter stating your interest in the position and your qualifications.

2) A resume

3) A list of three professional references (including their names/telephone/and emails),


Please note that applicants who are being considered for second round interviews will also be asked to submit a sample workshop agenda and campaign work plan. Samples from past work encouraged.

 Please send applications to:


Via Mail to ALP, 147 W. 24th St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10011


No phone calls, please, only applicants advancing in the process will be contacted.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, all applications must be submitted by Tuesday, June 5th NO EXCEPTIONS.  Thank you for your interest.


ALP is an Equal Opportunity Employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, or marital status.