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Title: Health Justice Organizer

Location: Brattleboro, Vermont

Time: Full time, 40 hours per week | Grant-funded position ending September 2022. If funding allows, position may continue beyond then.

Starting: December 2021

Our Health Justice Organizer will be responsible for: creating, launching, staffing, and supporting volunteers and participants in our new Rural LGBTQ+ Health Buddy Program (HBP). They will work directly with the Organizing + Programs Director as well as with other Out in the Open (OITO) staff as part of a small collaborative team building a powerful movement of rural LGBTQ+ people.

The HBP is a new OITO program where trained volunteers and/or the HJO accompany rural LGBTQ+ individuals, who live in Windham County, in healthcare settings to offer support to the person receiving care and help push for their needs to be met by providers. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Design and pilot Health Buddy Program

  • Refine and implement workflow for piloting of HBP
  • Communicate with and learn from others who have implemented similar programs
  • Communicate with healthcare providers in the lead-up to launch & continue liaising with providers throughout the period
  • Gain on-going input from our Rural Trans & Queer Health Justice Work Group

Recruit, train, & support volunteers

  • Design materials for and conduct outreach to recruit, support, and maintain a volunteer group for the HBP
  • Design and implement/facilitate a training program for HBP volunteers
  • Create and maintain volunteer records
  • Provide on-going support to volunteers through one-on-one and group settings
  • Evaluate volunteers, provide feedback, and offer support through conflicts

Staff & support Health Buddy Program

  • Accompany rural LGBTQ+ individuals to healthcare appointments and provide support at their direction
  • Coordinate logistics for the HPB including but not limited to: transportation, stipends, feedback, etc. 
  • Design and send outreach materials in order to recruit participants for HBP
  • Support reporting on the HBP to funders (this will not include demographic information on either volunteers or participants) and fundraising efforts (for year 2 and beyond)
  • Create materials detailing the creation of the HBP and offer opportunities, in collaboration with other staff members, for broader community education/dialogue about the program

Support whole-organization functions

  • In collaboration with other Staff and Board members, support fundraising efforts to financially sustain our work
  • Continue learning alongside other Staff and Board members to best align your work with the values of OITO
  • Participate in, support, and give input on other OITO work as needed
  • Other related duties as assigned


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS


This is a fabulous, full-time, opportunity to co-design and pilot a new program, directly supporting rural LGBTQ+ people in healthcare settings and to help shape the present and future of a growing, creative, rural, LGBTQ organization, community, and movement. 


People who are a good fit for us will have: experience developing, implementing, and leading a volunteer training program; deep experience working with LGBTQ people, preferably in a rural setting; a willingness to learn; the ability to collaboratively and positively represent our organization in the community with individuals and in collaborations with other organizations; experience navigating and/or working in healthcare settings; an understanding of and commitment to harm reduction; and an understanding of and commitment to the movement building work, values, and mission of Out in the Open.


We are looking for someone who can excel in varied areas like: program design; volunteer management; individual/peer support; collaboration with groups of people who are in different locations; and meeting multiple co-occurring deadlines; all while holding our organizational values central. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working both independently as well as collaboratively with our existing staff team.


COMPENSATION


Salary for this grant-funded position is $34,528 (which is $41,600 annualized). The Health Justice Organizer will also receive a benefits package including paid time off, paid sick time, work from home reimbursement (while still working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic), and a wellness stipend OR an HSA contribution (if eligible). Additional benefits may become available during the term of employment. 


WORK ENVIRONMENT

Frequent sitting or use of a standing desk. Extensive use of computer (provided by OITO) required, including use of Zoom, Slack, Google Suite, and other similar programs. This position will require working in-person with members of the public in healthcare settings, as well as virtually. Locations will likely include stimulating environments in terms of sounds, smells, and quantity of interaction with people. Fluorescent lighting and fragrances may be used in some settings. Some evenings and weekends will be required. Will require occasional in-state and possible out-of-state travel. Must have access to reliable transportation. We are currently working primarily remotely from our homes and anticipate a return to an in-person office environment as the COVID-19 pandemic allows. The person in this role must be, and remain throughout their employment, fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be willing to share confirmation of current COVID-19 vaccination.

The above duties, qualifications, and working conditions describe the primary functions of this position. This job description is intended to be dynamic, subject to addition or deletion as required by programmatic and organizational changes and needs. 


TO APPLY


Email a cover letter, sharing why you are a fit for this role and for OITO, as well as your resume to us at info@weareoutintheopen.org by 9 AM Eastern November 29, 2021. We will respond to applications as they are received.


People who are LGBTQ+; people who are BIPOC; those with experience living in a rural community; and people who have personal experience with substance use, harm reduction, recovery, and/or substance use disorder are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Out in the Open connects rural LGBTQ people to build community, visibility, knowledge, and power. We believe that rural queer & trans people have a critical role to play in the collective liberation of all people. More about us at WeAreOutintheOpen.org.

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This position is made possible through support from the Consortium on Substance Use (COSU) as part of their larger Federal grant. This position is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,000,000 with 0% percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.



Title: Health Justice Organizer

Location: Brattleboro, Vermont

Time: Full time, 40 hours per week | Grant-funded position ending September 2022. If funding allows, position may continue beyond then.

Starting: December 2021

Our Health Justice…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    13 de dezembro de 2021
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    29 de novembro de 2021
Salário
USD $34.528 - USD $41.600
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Salary for this grant-funded position is $34,528 (which is $41,600 annualized).

Benefícios

The Health Justice Organizer will also receive a benefits package including paid time off, paid sick time, work from home reimbursement (while still working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic), and a wellness stipend OR an HSA contribution (if eligible). Additional benefits may become available during the term of employment. 

The Health Justice Organizer will also receive a benefits package including paid time off, paid sick time, work from home reimbursement (while still working from home during the…

Localização

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Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

Como se inscrever

Email a cover letter, sharing why you are a fit for this role and for OITO, as well as your resume to us at info@weareoutintheopen.org by 9 AM Eastern November 29, 2021. We will respond to applications as they are received.


People who are LGBTQ+; people who are BIPOC; those with experience living in a rural community; and people who have personal experience with substance use, harm reduction, recovery, and/or substance use disorder are strongly encouraged to apply.

Email a cover letter, sharing why you are a fit for this role and for OITO, as well as your resume to us at info@weareoutintheopen.org by 9 AM Eastern November 29, 2021. We will respond to…

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