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Coordinator of Programming and Community Enagement

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El trabajo se debe realizar en o cerca de Portland, ME
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Publicado hace 29 días

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Tipo de contrato
Contract / Freelance
Fecha de inicio
8 de julio de 2024
Fecha límite de postulación
31 de mayo de 2024
Nivel de Experiencia
Intermedio
Salario
USD $50.000 - $55.000 / año

Descripción

Summary

The Equality Community Center (ECC) serves as a community hub and gathering place for folks within the LGBTQ+ and allied communities who are seeking support and connection. The Center, located at 15 Casco Street in downtown Portland, strives to provide a safe space that is purposefully multicultural, accessible, and welcoming. It is an exciting time in our growth as we will soon be breaking ground on an affordable housing building for LGBTQ+ older adults and their allies.

The Coordinator of Programming and Community Engagement is a new position that will be responsible for leading our social and educational programming efforts to best meet the needs of our diverse community in a holistic, wellness-centered approach. They will work in cooperation with Center staff, board and volunteers to ensure program effectiveness, cohesiveness and growth, while also developing collaborative relationships with ECC tenant organizations and other community partners to maximize the impact and reach of all Center programming. This staff member will also represent the ECC when invited to support programming initiatives led by other organizations.

Additionally, the Coordinator of Programming and Community Engagement will provide support for Center patrons who are experiencing crisis and/or encountering barriers to accessing community resources. By building and maintaining relationships with community service providers and agencies, the Coordinator will assess needs, provide referrals, and when possible facilitate warm transfers to appropriate services in the community. 

The Coordinator will also provide leadership for our outreach initiatives as we continue to create greater awareness of and engagement with the ECC within our community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develop, plan, implement and evaluate social and educational programming to meet the needs of our diverse community.

  • Assess community needs and develop programming initiatives that seek to meet these needs using a holistic, wellness-centered approach
  • Explore collaborative partnerships with ECC tenant organizations and other community agencies whenever possible
  • Establish program objectives and measures of success for new programs
  • Work with Executive Director to prepare, submit, and track grant requests, program budgets, and grant reports
  • Creation of marketing materials and utilization of organizational resources and relationships to ensure Center programming is reaching our intended audiences
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and make/implement recommendations for improvement
  • Work with Executive Director to create and implement policies and guidelines for programming as needed
  • Engage and support volunteers in any areas where involvement is possible
  • Coordinate community requests to partner with or use the Center for programming aligned with our mission and values
  • Develop and manage the reading room, art gallery and other programmatic spaces in the ECC

Foster a community of care within the Center that prioritizes the needs of the most marginalized within our community.

  • Develop and oversee a weekly drop-in program to help community members access the support services they need
  • Provide support for the health and wellness needs of at-risk Center patrons that may be in crisis by assessing a situation and making the most appropriate referral
  • Develop relationships with community partners and agencies that provide direct services and resources for the communities we serve
  • Develop a regular wellness program for ECC tenant and partner organizations
  • Recruit, train, manage, and support volunteers
  • Explore creation of an intern program

Help to ensure that the ECC maintains a strong presence in the communities we are working to serve, always seeking opportunities for engagement, both internally and externally.

  • Work with the staff, board and volunteers to explore new and innovative ways to create greater awareness of the Equality Community Center
  • Coordinate our participation in any community outreach opportunities, including Pride and other community events
  • Facilitate opportunities for community members, partner agencies, donors and businesses to meaningfully engage with the Center and support our work and mission
  • Represent the ECC when invited to participate in community initiatives that are connected to our mission and work on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community

Miscellaneous

  • Assist with staffing the building outside of normal business hours, as needed
  • Provide information and reports as needed to ECC board and committees
  • Attend weekly staff and supervision meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Attend professional development workshops, webinars and conferences to support your knowledge and growth

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required

  • Passion for the Center’s mission and work to create a welcoming, safe and inclusive work and gathering space for LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities, and a commitment to follow all policies and procedures of the organization
  • Experience:
  • 1-3 years’ work experience with a non-profit or similar organization
  • Experience working with LGBTQ+ communities including but not limited to youth, older adults, transgender, non-binary and gender expansive folks, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, neurodivergent people, people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Strong working knowledge of non-profit program development and implementation
  • Computer Skills:
  • Google Suite including Gmail, Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc.
  • Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Social media tools
  • Graphic design - ie. Canva
  • Project management - ie. Asana
  • Personal Skills:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Empathy and ability to support someone in crisis, including triage and de-escalation
  • Project and time management skills, including prioritization, self-direction and multi-tasking
  • Ability to collaborate with other organization and individuals
  • Desire and motivation to gain knowledge and develop skills to support our community
  • Physical Demands: 
  • The person in this position may be required to sit or stand for extended periods, maneuver tight storage space, move objects up to 50 pounds, set up tables and chairs and move furniture for events, ascend/descend stairs, operate office equipment, interact with visitors.

Preferred

  • A college degree (preferably in Sociology, Social Work, Public Health, Psychology, Education or related field)
  • Experience working to address issues that impact our diverse community, including but not limited to: discrimination and bullying, housing and food security, substance use disorder, sexual health, interpersonal violence, racism, immigration and asylum processes, neurodivergence 
  • Knowledge of resources and agencies supporting these communities within the greater Portland area
  • Knowledge of conducting a community needs assessment
  • Knowledge of grant writing, submission and reporting
  • Program budget creation and management
  • Experience managing volunteers

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience with a range of $50,000-$55,000/year
  • 12 Paid Holidays annually
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual system
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision coverage
  • Professional development resources

Job Location and Schedule

The Coordinator is expected to work on-site in the Center, located in Portland, ME. Parking is provided. A flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and weekdays will be required as needed according to our programming schedule. Ability to prioritize multiple projects and manage frequent interruptions is essential to succeeding in this environment.

About the Organization:

The Equality Community Center is a collaborative workplace for LGBTQ+ and allied social justice seeking non-profit organizations.

We strive to provide a safer and more inclusive gathering space with social and educational programming for all, while supporting the most marginalized in our communities.

Equal Opportunity

The Equality Community Center is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex are encouraged to apply.  The Center maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment.  No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical/mental condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by statute.

To Apply

Submit a letter of interest and a resume addressed to Christopher O’Connor, Executive Director, and emailed to chris@eccmaine.org (PDF’s preferred). Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2024 or until the position is filled. Applications without a letter of interest will not be considered.

Summary

The Equality Community Center (ECC) serves as a community hub and gathering place for folks within the LGBTQ+ and allied communities who are seeking support and connection. The Center, located at 15 Casco Street in downtown Portland…

Compensación

  • 12 Paid Holidays annually
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual system
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision coverage
  • Professional development resources


  • 12 Paid Holidays annually
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual system
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision coverage
  • Professional development resources


Ubicación

Presencial
Portland, ME, USA

Cómo aplicar

Submit a letter of interest and a resume addressed to Christopher O’Connor, Executive Director, and emailed to chris@eccmaine.org (PDF’s preferred). Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2024 or until the position is filled. Applications without a letter of interest will not be considered.

Submit a letter of interest and a resume addressed to Christopher O’Connor, Executive Director, and emailed to chris@eccmaine.org (PDF’s preferred). Applications will be accepted…

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