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Employment Opportunities

  • Transgender Program Coordinator

    The Transgender Program Coordinator position is dedicated to supporting, educating and empowering Vermont’s transgender community in a safe and diverse space. The position requires a keen awareness of, and a strong desire to meet, the needs of our transgender community. The Transgender Program Coordinator is responsible for providing programming and services that will promote increased social engagement, connectedness, and overall stability. This part-time contract position will require a time commitment of 20 hours a week.

    Essential Functions:
    • Provide Staff Support to Pride Center Groups for Transgender and Non-Binary Community Members
    • Attend group meetings and events when possible
    • Integrate programming into greater Pride Center arenas: social media promotion, sharing information with partner organizations
    • Take on staff-related tasks to support groups: i.e. creating posters, printing, copying materials
    • Bring concerns from transgender and non-binary communities to Pride Center staff and Executive Director
    • Enhance access to Trans-Affirming Medical Providers by developing online resources (5 hours weekly) as part of our Health and Wellness team

    Support TransForm Program:
    • Conduct outreach to recruit mentors and mentees throughout the state (this includes collaborations with partner organizations)
    • Provide orientation and training for mentors, including ongoing training as needed
    • Coordinate matches between mentors and mentees
    • Check in regularly with mentors and mentees to help navigate challenges and identify resources
    •  Maintain social media presence for TransForm
    • Build the program’s use of surveys and stories regarding common barriers to transition
    • Build and maintain connection with ally organizations throughout Vermont

    Provide Transgender Advocacy and Information:
    • Act as point person for community members seeking trans-related information and referrals
    • Collaborate with SafeSpace Anti-Violence team on trans-related advocacy
    • Keep track of transgender advocacy efforts outside of the Pride Center and contribute as appropriate

    Support Pride Center of Vermont Community Center Initiatives:  
    • Attend and participate in PCVT staff meetings
    • Provide guidance and support to PCVT groups facilitators including recruitment and retention
    • With other staff, manage PCVT and related calendar/blog/social media posting

    Please send a résumé and cover letter by May 31st to skylar@pridecentervt.org with "Transgender Program Coordinator Search" in the subject line.

    Pride Center of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff. Applications are encouraged from all persons, including those with diverse backgrounds in regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, marital status, religious creed, medical/physical/mental condition, sexual orientation, Veteran Status, or age.
  • Executive Director

    Burlington, Vermont


    Contact Information
    Email: careers@lgbtcenters.org

    Job Description

    Pride Center of Vermont
    Executive Director


    Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Pride Center of Vermont’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.  The Executive Director will be a strong and collaborative leader with a proven track record in fundraising, financial management, programming and operational supervision. The Executive Director will be the face of the organization, responsible for giving the proper strategic direction, implementing a high- quality vision, and ensuring the long-term sustainability of Pride Center of Vermont.

    Responsibilities

    Leadership & Management:

    • Lead, coach, develop, and retain Pride Center of Vermont’s staff and management team
    • Build an effective team of leaders by providing guidance and coaching to subordinate managers
    • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
    • Actively engage and energize Pride Center of Vermont’s staff, volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
    • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components and measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents
    Fundraising & Communications:

    • Fully understand the complex funding streams (e.g., foundations, corporate, individual, government, etc.) and rapidly changing trends in the not-for-profit, health and human service, and LGBT sectors
    • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and future expansion
    • Work in partnership with the Board of Directors to identify, solicit and acquire new sources of funding
    • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
    • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities
    • Act as the organization’s primary spokesperson with elected officials with government agency leaders and with the non-governmental funding communities


    Strategy and Vision:

    • Engage the Board, staff, and community stakeholders in a process to help define strategic goals for the organization’s short and longer-term strategic plans
    • Oversee the plan’s implementation, ensuring necessary funds, staff, and infrastructure are available to realize the plan’s goals
    • Communicate the strategy, its goals, its ongoing progress, and outcomes to the organization’s Board, staff, funders, partners and community stakeholders
    Diversity and Inclusion:

    • Serve as a Center spokesperson for an intersectional LGBT community and the necessity of an aggressive diversity and inclusion strategy
    • Bring a robust understanding of diversity including minimally: race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, disability status, medical status; but also considering factors that include: marital status, parental status, veteran status, etc.
    • Oversee Center staff, volunteer and board recruitment, hiring, and retention ensuring appropriate demographic representation
    • Ensure Center collaborations and partnerships reflect the above

    Qualifications

    The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to Pride Center of Vermont’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.

    Specific requirements include:

    • Visionary thinker with the ability to establish and enforce the vision of the organization
    • Influential manager with ability to lead and motivate with passion, idealism, integrity, and positive attitude
    • A strategic approach to leadership with an ability to move easily between the environments of donors and foundations and those of grassroots community supporters and partners;
    • Bachelor’s Degree in business management, social sciences, or related fields - Master’s Degree preferred
    • Prior experience as an Executive Director or similar leadership role, with ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
    • A minimum of 3-5 years of professional leadership experience in not-for-profit management or similar work experience
    • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning - mission-driven and self-directed
    • A record of success as a dynamic fundraiser, with the ability to secure financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations and government sources, particularly in a climate of increasing constraints and fewer resources; the ability to harness financial resources by building effective relationships with potential donors
    • Solid financial skills and GAAP understanding
    • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
    • Experience working with a diverse community and building strong cultures within organizations
    • Extensive knowledge of LGBTQ programs and issues impacting the community - a passionate and articulate advocate on behalf of the LGBTQ community, with the capacity to serve as a leader and visible spokesperson for LGBTQ issues on a local, state and national level
    • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
    • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
    • An analytical mind capable for “out-of-the-box” thinking to solve problems
    • Strong marketing and public relations experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills - a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
    • A politically savvy collaborator and consensus builder with good judgment, excellent listening skills, the ability to reconcile divergent points of view, resolve conflicts, and develop and maintain, on all fronts, a sense of team spirit and common purpose

    Compensation

    Pride Center of Vermont offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.

    Opportunity

    This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced professional to lead a growing and highly-respected organization. For nearly twenty years, Pride Center of Vermont has provided essential services and a safe meeting place for Vermont’s LGBTQ community. The successful candidate will play a significant role in enhancing Pride Center of Vermont’s work and increasing its impact. As part of a dynamic team, serving an organization with the highest standards of excellence, the Executive Director will enrich and improve the lives of LGBTQ Vermonters across the state.

    About Pride Center of Vermont

    Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) is New England’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Vermonters. PCVT serves as the hub for the diverse LGBTQ community of Vermont and surrounding areas. Our work is designed to help people to live rich, healthy lives and to discover the strength found in community, through a wide variety of programs, services and activities.

    To Apply

    Please send a résumé and cover letter via e-mail to careers@lgbtcenters.org with Executive Director Search in the subject line.

    Pride Center of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff. Applications are encouraged from all persons, including those with diverse backgrounds in regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, marital status, religious creed, medical/physical/mental condition, sexual orientation, Veteran Status, or age.

Internship Opportunities

 

The Pride Center of VT has internship opportunies available for students in Chittenden County:

  • The GLAM Interns will assist in the coordination of PCVT's fun, social HIV prevention program, GLAM. Two openings exist for this internship.
  • The Marketing and Outreach Intern will participate in various stages of print and online marketing and outreach projects.

All internships will be able to provide opportunities for skill development, gaining experience in their respective fields, and fulfilling internship or college credit requirements. Interns receive training, tailored assignments based on interests and skills, and supportive supervision from our staff. See below for details!

 

GLAM Intern:

Description

PCVT is looking for two interns to help plan events for gay, bi, and trans guys who like gay, bi, and trans guys for GLAM, PCVT's Mpowerment program. GLAM is a group of young gay, bi, queer and/or trans guys who are coming together, getting out, and enjoying the connections we make. Through building a stronger queer community in Chittenden County, we empower one another, support each other, and fight the HIV epidemic.

This fun and meaningful project is run by and for GBQT guys. Interns of all identities are encouraged to apply.

This intern should be prepared to work in a deadline oriented team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of event planning, marketing and community organizing.

Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly core group meetings every Wednesday at 6:30pm
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of weekly social events for GBQ folks on the masculine spectrum.
  • Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials via social media networks, through the organizations website and through direct contact with collaborating agencies and members of the LGBTQ community.
  • Help recruit core volunteers and program participants at LGBTQ events in the area.

Requirements

PCVT is looking for an undergraduate student in the Chittenden County area who is majoring in Art/Design, Gender Studies, Human Service / Non-Profit Mgmt, Journalism, Social Work, Community Development, Marketing Public Relations or any other related field.  This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially with web and social media. This internship would require a minimum of 4 hour per week.

If you are interested in this position please fill out our internship questionnaire

 

 

Marketing and Outreach Intern:

Description

PCVT is looking for a tech savvy intern with an eye for design to join our fabulous team. Our organization provides services that celebrate and support LGBTQ Vermonters, and seeks an intern who can participate in various stages of print and online marketing campaigns.

This intern should be prepared to work in a deadline oriented team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing and community organizing.

Experience in HTML or design is helpful but not necessary. We’re willing to train the right candidate.

Responsibilities 

  • Assist in the creation of e-mail & print campaigns, weekly e-newsletters and blog postings
  • Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials via social media networks, through the organizations website and through direct contact with collaborating agencies.
  • Perform analysis of communications and outreach data.

Requirements

PCVT is looking for an undergraduate student in the Chittenden County area who is majoring in Art/Design, Gender Studies, Human Service / Non-Profit Mgmt, Journalism, Social Work, Community Development, Marketing Public Relations or any other related field.  This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with web and social media. Experience with design programs, PowerPoint, Word and Excel experience is a bonus. This internship would require a minimum of 4 hours per week.

If you are interested in this position please fill out the internship questionnaire