Program Specialist-Full Time
Summary of Tasks
The Program Specialist—Full Time non-exempt (35 hours/week) in collaboration with the Director of Programs and Services—supports the creation, implementation and evaluation of programs, activities and special events at the Center; this position schedules and publicizes programs, activities and special events. The position provides information about the Center and regional programs and services to LGBTQ persons and families, and provides referrals to appropriate agencies. The Program Specialist recruits, trains and supervises the Center’s diverse and committed volunteer corps. This person is responsible for the management, maintenance, and growth of the Center’s various social media platforms and digital presence. The Program Specialist oversees space usage and scheduling and collaborates with the various groups affiliated with the Center. They are responsible for data collection, entry, and monthly reporting on programs and services provided by the Center.
The specific tasks for the position include:
- Assists in coordination and implementation of all Center events;
- Oversees online and printed Center calendars;
- Supports events that take place at the Center (O+, Pride month activities, dances, QueerCon, panel discussions, etc.), and represents the Center at community events and meetings;
- Manages social media platforms and website with the goal of increasing reach and engagement;
- Recruits, interviews, trains, places, and supports Center volunteers in activities including but not limited to library management, front desk reception, tabling, data entry, group leadership, etc.;
- Responds to phone calls, emails, walk-ins and other communications from individuals seeking information and/or referrals to service providers;
- Develops copy, content, and design for print and other e-communications;
- Develops and maintains a list of resource and services that meet the needs of the LGBTQ community, including listings in the Center’s health care and business directories;
- Supports high school LGBTQ clubs in the Hudson Valley by communicating with advisors, visiting club meetings, presenting on relevant topics, connecting members with resources and opportunities, and responding to other needs;
- Collects and maintains data from the Center’s group facilitators, social media platforms, and additional databases for grant reporting;
- Coordinates Center space usage;
- Represents Center at outreach events throughout the Hudson Valley and actively seeks out new opportunities for the Center to engage in outreach;
- Supports the J. Tracy Hermann Youth Scholarship program by coordinating the scholarship committee and engaging youth and youth-serving organizations;
- Completes other tasks as assigned by the Director of Programs and Services.
- A strong commitment to the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center’s mission, values, and goals;
- Familiarity with LGBTQ culture;
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and telephone communication skills;
- Experience in community organizing, networking, and/or outreach activities;
- Excellent time management and organizational skills;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), Google Suite (Forms, Sheets, etc.), WordPress, and/or a willingness to learn new software;
- Graphic design experience (i.e. InDesign, Photoshop, Canva, etc.), and/or a willingness to learn new software;
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a collegial work environment;
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail;
- Ability to lift 25 lbs;
- Associate’s degree or equivalent work experience;
- Proficiency in languages other than English, especially Spanish, is a plus but not required.
- Access to reliable transportation
To apply, please email cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Director of Programs and Services, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, P.O. Box 3994, Kingston, New York 12402.
The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to working with a diverse staff—people of color, transgender and non-binary people, disabled people, women, and all LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Licensed Counselor, Well-Being Institute
The Licensed Counselor (LCSW, LMSW, LMHC) of the newly createdLGBTQ+ Well-Being Institute (WBI) is responsible for providing directindividual short-term and group counseling with a focus on youth, older adults,people of color and those of transgender/GNC experience. The Counselor reports to the Director of the Well-BeingInstitute and is responsible for supporting them in the day-to-dayadministrative work of the WBI. TheCounselor will work with the Center’s LGBTQ+ youthprogram and LGBTQ+ older adult activities and services as they relate tomental health and wellness programing and collaborate with the Director in theplanning and implementation of Wellness and Education programming for the WBI. The Counselor will provide outreach andeducation to community organizations and agencies.
· Provide confidential short-term, solution-focusedcounseling for LGBTQ+ individuals, couples and families with a focus on youth,older adults, people of color and those of transgender/GNC experience as thetarget populations
· Plan and facilitate group counseling in cyclesof 8-12 sessions
· In collaboration with the Director, developand implement the WBI’s education, health, and wellness programming with afocus on youth, older adults and those of transgender/GNC experience
· Provide training and support to volunteergroup leaders at the Center
· Conduct outreach and training to variouscommunity agencies and organizations
· Collaborate with the Director on creating an LGBTQ+informed/affirming mental health practitioner directory
· Assist the Director in research and conductingfocus groups to inform WBI programming
· Initiate, maintain, and update accurate clientreferral reports, case notes, files, assessment forms, statistics and otherinformation, as required, utilizing WBI’s EHR system
· Track, maintain and report internalstatistics on programs, events and activities related to the WBI
· Attend training courses,workshops, etc. as related to job requirements
· Build working relationshipswith community organizations and resources
· Represent the WBI and Center in variouscommunity settings including committees, boards and meetings, as needed
· Attend and participate in various Centerrelated activities and events including LGBTQ+ Pride, and other large-scaleevents
· Periodically host the Center’s weekly radioprogram, Out Radio
· Other job duties as assignedby the Director
· Advanced clinical degree with professional NewYork State License required (eg. LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, Psychologist)
· Ability to use various theoretical frameworks inrelation to individual/group needs
· Ability to work flexibly with LGBTQ+ individualswho are navigating complex social, economic, and healthcare issues
· Minimum of two years’ experience in providing supervised individualand group counselling
· Strong understanding of uniquesocietal factors and barriers to care faced by LGBTQ+ communities
· Knowledge and awareness of communityresources
· Experience working with LGBTQ+ youth, olderadults, people of color and those of transgender experience preferred
· Strong interpersonal skills
· Strong assessment skills andproven ability to assess risk
· Training, knowledge anddemonstrated ability/competence in crisis theory and crisis intervention
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively withpeople of color, diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, those who identifyas a part of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities
· Experience working withvolunteers, preferably volunteer management or supervision
· Written and verbal fluency in Spanish,preferred
· Strong written and communication skills
Send a résumé and cover letter to Signy Furiya at email@example.com. We are looking for an immediate hire so applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
The Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ CommunityCenter is an equal opportunity employer; we encourage applications from peopleof color, diverse cultural backgrounds, those who identify as a part of theLGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities.