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.
- 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.