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Title: Programs & Volunteer Coordinator
Location: Brattleboro, Vermont
Our Programs & Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for: staffing and supporting our current programs including; Trans Femme Chill Club, Cross Class Queers, Brattleboro Area Non-Monogamy Group, Earth Gay Vermont, Pride Family Picnic, Out in the Open Summit, and the Out in the Open Radio Hour among others; expanding new programs and community support in accordance with our strategic plan; and expanding, training, and supporting our growing volunteer base. They will work in collaboration with the Executive Director (ED) and the Director of Development & Outreach (DDO) as part of a collaborative team building a powerful movement of rural LGBTQ folks.
- Recruit, train, & support volunteers
- Conduct outreach (both online and in-person) to grow our volunteer base
- Design and implement a new volunteer training program
- Provide on-going support to volunteers through one-on-one and group conversations
- Evaluate volunteers and provide feedback
- Staff & support existing programs
- Produce new episodes of Out in the Open Radio Hour
- Manage OITO physical space for programming purposes (open/close space; welcome groups and participants; etc.) for groups meeting in our space and one-time events
- Facilitate/lead monthly groups and annual programming
- Support creation of and facilitate new programming
- In collaboration with the ED, create, pilot, and evaluate new programming
- Support volunteers to staff new programming and/or staff the program as needed
- Support fundraising efforts
- In collaboration with the ED, DDO and Board of Directors, support whole-organization efforts to financially sustain our work
- Provide occasional one-on-one support to community members and make referrals to other organizations and providers
This is a fabulous, full-time opportunity to help shape the present and future of a growing, creative, rural, LGBTQ organization and community. People who are a good fit for us will have: experience developing, implementing, and leading a volunteer training program; experience working with LGBTQ people, preferably in a rural setting; a willingness to learn; the ability to professionally represent our organization in the community with individuals and in collaborations with other organizations; experience facilitating groups; and an understanding of and commitment to the movement building work and mission of Out in the Open.
We are looking for someone who can excel in varied areas like: writing; public speaking; collaborating with groups of people who are in different locations; and successfully supporting volunteers while holding our organizational values central. We are looking for someone who can meet multiple co-occurring deadlines, and is comfortable working with a close-knit team. We prefer someone who has 2-3 years of relevant experience.
Starting salary is $30,000-$32,500, depending on experience. The Programs & Volunteer Coordinator will also receive a benefits package.
This position will include: bending, reaching, lifting, and occasionally moving up to 25 pounds. Extensive use of computer and keyboard required. Must tolerate moderate noise levels and interruptions in the office environment. Some evenings and weekends will be required. Will require some outdoor work. Will require occasional in-state and out-of-state travel. Must have the ability to drive a motor vehicle and have access to reliable transportation.
Email a cover letter and your resume to HB Lozito, Out in the Open Executive Director, at HB@weareoutintheopen.org by 5 PM Eastern October 14, 2019. We will respond to applications as they are received.
OITO is an equal opportunity employer. LGBTQ+ people, those with experience living in a rural community, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Out in the Open is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, based in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Out in the Open (formerly known as Green Mountain Crossroads) connects rural LGBTQ people to build community, visibility, knowledge, and power. We envision a resilient community of communities that works toward the transformation of our economic, social, and political relationships. We believe that rural queer & trans people have a critical role to play in the collective liberation of all people.
Creation of this position is supported by the CenterLink Capacity Building Initiative.