Title: Transgender Program Health and Wellness Advocate
Status: Part-time Position (20 hours/week)
Reports To: Health and Wellness Director, in collaboration with Transgender Program Coordinator
Work Environment: Hybrid -Mix of in-person and remote work
The Transgender Program Health and Wellness Advocate is responsible for supporting transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming Vermonters in meeting their healthcare and wellness needs. PCVT is looking for an energetic, tech-savvy, anti-oppression-minded individual with an attention to detail, a knowledge of systemic barriers to accessing gender-affirming healthcare, a willingness to speak truth to power, and a background in navigating organizational systems. This is a hybrid in-person/remote position, depending on proximity to Pride Center’s physical location in Burlington. Must be available to work a flexible schedule as needed, including occasional nights and weekends.
Primary Functions of the Transgender Program Health and Wellness Advocate:
- Facilitate access to resources specific to transgender and non-binary people (e.g.: connecting to medical resources, safe and affirming employment, etc.).
- Provide trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming Vermonters with advocacy, information, and referrals for trans- and gender-affirming care.
- Network and collaborate with appropriate organizations to build support, participation and partnerships among trans, gender nonconforming, and non-binary Vermonters.
- Stay up-to-date on medical best practices for supporting transgender and nonbinary communities.
- Collaborate on planning and amplifying trans initiatives and events, including the LGBTQ+ Health Equity Summit in spring 2023, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Transgender Day of Visibility, and a social media presence.
Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Qualities and Skills:
- Experience and/or interest in working with and for the Vermont transgender and LGBQ+ communities.
- An understanding of medical insurance systems, gender-affirming healthcare, patient advocacy, and harm reduction.
- Exceptional time management skills and follow-through, in addition to emotional self-awareness, compassion, and a healthy sense of humor.
- Previous experience with systems advocacy, program management, restorative and/or transformative justice, conflict mediation, and group facilitation.
- Working knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Word.
- Ability to balance multiple projects at once, problem-solve, prioritize, and effectively maintain boundaries.
- Commitment to equity, inclusion, and anti-oppression work.
- Reliable internet access.
- Valid driver’s license for statewide travel.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: November 18, 2022. This position is funded through May 31, 2023, with possibility of extension.
Systemic Inequalities in hiring cause people who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, and others with non-dominant identities to apply for jobs only when they meet 100% of the qualifications. We encourage you to break that statistic and apply, as applicants rarely meet 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.
Pride Center of Vermont values the leadership of People of Color and LGBTQ+ individuals and strongly encourages people of all traditionally underrepresented identities to apply. No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.