Safe Schools Outreach Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Youth Leadership and Engagement

Classification: Full-time | Non-exempt

Schedule: Generally Monday through Friday. Typical schedule will be 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; some evenings may be required on an ongoing basis.

Summary: The Safe Schools Outreach Coordinator works to broaden The Center’s outreach to and enrollment of disconnected LGBTQ youth in Center Youth programming; develop and deepen partnerships with New York City schools to promote safe and caring academic environments for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities; and strengthen the role of The Center as a resource for students and school staff and leaders.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop partnerships and outreach with New York City public schools and LGBTQ+ student organizations at such schools. 
  • Establish a pipeline back to The Center for students to access needed services and continue to explore ways to build community and coalitions. 
  • Coordinate with school partners on the planning and implementation of school-wide events, workshops, and education programming throughout the academic year. 
  • Identify the needs of youth to meet the challenges posed by anti-LGBTQ and gender-based violence in the schools. 
  • Provide on-site technical assistance and trainings at schools to ensure that teachers and administrators are affirming of all sexual orientations and gender identities (e.g., LGBTQ ED 101/workshops). 
  • Create content for organizational social media channels that support The Center’s Safe Schools mission. 
  • Partnering with local organizations that provide a city-wide voice for promoting diversity, community, and friendship within the schools. 
  • Maintain ongoing records, programmatic files and progress reports for all direct service work, including all relevant data entry.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:
  • Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Two (2) to three (3) years of experience working with a diverse population of youth – LGBTQ youth experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of LGBTQ issues, intersectionality, systems of oppression, identity, community building, and other topics related to social justice and leadership development.
  • Strong organizational skills including task and time management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Commitment to inclusive, multicultural programming; prior experience working with in coalitions with diverse communities and an understanding of intersectional oppressions.
  • A strong commitment to the mission of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

The Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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