Affirmations
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 Position Available:    Program Coordinator

 

Affirmations, the community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ) people and their allies seeks a Program Coordinator.

 

General Description:

Reporting to and in partnership with the Community Resource Manager, the Program Coordinator will assist with the volunteer program design and implementation, carry out foundation and grant contract obligations, implement Affirmations’ education programs and represent Affirmations at the Center and in the community.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with at least two years relevant work experience

  • Presentation skills and experience

  • Demonstrable success in organizing and managing projects, which are multi-faceted and mission-driven.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

  • Thorough understanding of issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity

  • Specialized training in relevant area(s) preferred. Knowledge of transformative organizing practices, youth empowerment, health promotion, adult learning styles, and event production

  • Experience in conflict resolution and ability to maintain clear expectations and boundaries.

  • Possess leadership skills, effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Available to work evenings and weekends

  • Proficient in Microsoft office programs

  • Competence in working non-judgmentally with diverse populations; strong commitment to diversity and inclusion

  • A pro-active self-starter who works well in a team environment

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Affirmations’ Volunteer Program: coordinate and conduct volunteer training, develop volunteer schedules and build Affirmations’ volunteer base. This position monitors volunteers’ daily schedules and assignments for programs and services (Welcome & Resource Desk, media center, gallery committee etc.) as well as for special events (Fall Fling, Spring Bash, outreach events etc.).

  • Coordinate community outreach efforts: plan, schedule, conduct and evaluate Affirmations’ education programs in various community settings; Plan and coordinate the distribution of Affirmations materials throughout southeastern Michigan to raise awareness of Affirmations’ programs and services and events.

  • Coordinate and fulfill Affirmations’ grant obligations as outlined in grant and foundation contracts

  • Coordinate community engagement activities: develop, implement and evaluate regular center activities in partnership with programs staff and center partners. Assist with event production at the center.

  • Monitor and support Affirmations’ support and discussion groups

  • Support other program areas and special events as needed.

  • Conduct tours for visitors/members of Affirmations.

  • Staff the Welcome and Resource desk as necessary

  • Participate in all mandatory trainings that support center operations.

  • Attend all program and staff meetings

  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by Management

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provide direct supervision support to Affirmation’s volunteers. Responsibilities include being part of the selection and training of new volunteers; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts to build and maintain effective teams and community relationships

  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.

  • Valid Drivers License  

  • Possess high level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative

  • Exhibit commitment to professional conduct and ethics

  • Ability to lift, carry and transport materials

  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve

  • Ability to operate designated equipment

 

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Program Manager

Classification Status: Full-Time, 40 Hours per week, Non-exempt position

This job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder. The holder of this position will be required to follow any other instructions or perform other duties as requested by his/her supervisor. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties. Essential elements may change if and when necessary.

It is the policy of Affirmations to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliation, veteran status, familial status, handicap or disability status, or a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or other legally protected status in accordance with state or federal law. The policy applies to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits and all other aspects of employment.

This job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder. The holder of this position will be required to follow any other instructions or perform other duties as requested by his/her supervisor. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties.   Essential elements may change if and when necessary.

 

It is the policy of Affirmations to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliation, veteran status, familial status, handicap or disability status, or a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or other legally protected status in accordance with state or federal law.  The policy applies to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits and all other aspects of employment.



Please submit cover letter and resume to employment@goaffirmations.org by email.   No phone calls please.

 

 

Position Available:    Program Coordinator - Health and Wellness

 

Affirmations, the community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ) people and their allies seeks a Program Coordinator.

 

General Description:

Reporting to the Program Services Director, the Program Coordinator oversees the coordination of all health and wellness programs. In this role, the Program Coordinator will coordinate all health and wellness program activities, prepare and maintain program materials and education curriculums, conduct outreach, facilitate education programs and maintain accurate program records and files.

Qualifications:

 

  • A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent relevant experience).

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Strong communication and group facilitation skills

  • Demonstrated competence in coordinating program calendars, timelines and activities;

  • Demonstrated competence in special events planning;

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team.

  • Available to work evenings and some weekends

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Google; ability to quickly learn other computer programs.  

  • Competence in working non-judgmentally with diverse populations; strong commitment to diversity and inclusion (see Statement of Inclusiveness Principles).

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

  • Implement and oversee all tobacco related prevention work.

  • Coordinate, promote, and schedule HIV/STI prevention and testing programs, including PREP work.

  • Create and implement data/demographic tracking/referral systems for all health and wellness events.

  • Assist in support and discussion groups.

  • Coordinate and promote monthly community holistic health sessions.

  • Develop, schedule and facilitate education programs

  • Coordinate and promote weekly physical fitness activities.

  • Coordinate and facilitate quarterly health providers professional meetings.

  • Communicate regularly with and provide timely updates to Program Services Director and various program partners.

  • Monitor and support progress towards program outcomes and record data on attendance, completion of program activities, and evaluation data.

  • Provide assistance in program-wide efforts such as outreach & recruitment, budgeting and building community partnerships.

  • Support Program staff, events, and meetings



Reporting Relationship:

Reports to the Program Services Director

 

Classification Status:

Full-Time, 40 hours per week, Non-Exempt position

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts to build and maintain effective teams and community relationships

  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.

  • Valid Drivers License  

  • Possess high level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative

  • Exhibit commitment to professional conduct and ethics

  • Ability to lift, carry and transport materials

  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve

  • Ability to operate designated equipment

 

This job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder. The holder of this position will be required to follow any other instructions or perform other duties as requested by his/her supervisor. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties. Essential elements may change if and when necessary.

It is the policy of Affirmations to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliation, veteran status, familial status, handicap or disability status, or a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or other legally protected status in accordance with state or federal law. The policy applies to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits and all other aspects of employment.

This job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder. The holder of this position will be required to follow any other instructions or perform other duties as requested by his/her supervisor. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties.   Essential elements may change if and when necessary.

 

It is the policy of Affirmations to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliation, veteran status, familial status, handicap or disability status, or a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or other legally protected status in accordance with state or federal law.  The policy applies to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits and all other aspects of employment.



Please submit cover letter and resume to employment@goaffirmations.org by email.   No phone calls please.

 

 

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