Director of Programs & Outreach: LGBT Elder Initiative

Posted April 22nd, 2015 at 9:19 am.

Position Summary

The Director of programs and outreach directs the development, planning, organizing and implementation of all programs and outreach efforts for the organization. The Director of programs and outreach is responsible for effectively managing the financial and human resources of all programs and will be responsible for recruiting and managing EI volunteers as well as developing and expanding the volunteer program.

Reporting to Chair of the Board of Directors

Mission: The LGBT Elder Initiative (LGBTEI) is a grass roots, volunteer-driven, community organization dedicated to ensuring that LGBT older adults have every opportunity to age successfully. Our mission is to foster and advocate for resources, services and institutions that are competent, culturally sensitive, safe, welcoming, and understanding of the unique needs and issues facing LGBT people as we age – at every point along the lifespan.

The LGBTEI advances its mission through advocacy, education, information dissemination, and referral.

Job Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Director of Programs and Outreach include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement annual program plans, including goals and strategies, long and short-term work plans, performance measures and evaluations.
  • Work with board and finance committee to develop, monitor and report on organizational and programmatic budgets.
  • Collaborate with Development committee to develop annual and long-term grant-seeking strategies and assist with grant writing as needed.
  • Work with Policy and Advocacy Committee to formulate and implement strategies around coalition building and advocacy efforts.
  • Oversee collection and analysis of programs including participant/consumer evaluations.
  • Monitor and ensure administrative and programmatic compliance with funding requirements.
  • Coordinate LGBTEI education and community outreach programs.
  • Expand outreach efforts to all members of LGBTQ communities, service organizations and community groups, aging service network providers and advocacy organizations.
  • Focus on at-risk, harder-to-reach populations within the LGBTQ communities (e.g. transgender individuals, people of color, people living with HIV).
  • Attend community events to build and maintain positive relationships.
  • Attend Board and committee meetings.
  • Serve as media spokespersonsfor the EI and its programs; speak publicly on behalf of the EI; present program area knowledge in a variety of settings.
  • Testify before legislative groups/committees and public policy hearings.
  • Work with Communications committee to develop and implement marketing and outreach to LGBT older adult communities.
  • Work with Communications committee (marketing, public relations and community outreach) to develop and implement community information dissemination and marketing campaigns, materials and documents as needed.
  • Responsible for recruiting, management of qualified EI volunteers as well as developing and expanding the volunteer program.
  • Establish strategies to enhance volunteers’ engagement, cultural competency and deep knowledge of LGBTQ community resources.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field (i.e. human services, health, education) strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in project management, communications, grant administration and reporting, program evaluation.
  • Knowledge of aging services and LGBT communities.
  • Excellent analytical, project management, communication (oral and written and public speaking) and relationship-building skills.
  • Highly skilled in communication, community organizing and collaboration.
  • Excellent writing and reporting capacity.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural context.
  • Ability to design and manage culturally inclusive programs and services.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and responsibilities with consistent follow-through.
  • Independent and self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills
  • Available for routine and occasional evening and/or weekend hours.
  • Ability to use technology to maintain meticulous documentation
  • Must have fluency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of graphic and contact management software is preferred.
  • Highly skilled in using CRM software to manage volunteer and non-profit fundraising activities.

How to apply

Send cover letter and resume to JOBS@LGBTEI.ORG

Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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