Equality Virginia seeking a Transgender Program Coordinator
Last week we told you about Equality Virginia’s job posting for a Communications Director. That position has been filled, but we thought you guys would be interested in their latest posting, seeking a Transgender Program Coordinator. Details on the open position are below, and you can apply for it here. The deadline to apply is Aug. 10.
Equality Virginia (EV) is the leading advocacy organization in Virginia seeking equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. EV believes in a truly inclusive Commonwealth where all can live, work, and play, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Through policy change and implementation, EV endeavors to create a safe, welcoming, and equal Virginia for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their families.
Equality Virginia seeks a full-time staff person to coordinate the organization’s transgender programming. The Transgender Program Coordinator will serve as a resource for Virginia’s transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) communities and work collaboratively with community partners to support the mission and function of Equality Virginia. The program coordinator provides extensive programming, outreach, support, and education to further the organization’s goals to (1) increase transgender visibility, (2) strengthen local transgender resource and support groups, and (3) empower transgender Virginians.
Overview of Duties:
- Develop and maintain communication and in-person or online meetings to facilitate continuing collaboration among community and coalition partners.
- Work with community partners to support local leadership to develop and assess goals and practices on behalf of the communities that they serve.
- Execute and administrate all components of the Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit (TIES).
- Convene three leadership summits for the transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) groups in Virginia to network, share information, and collaborate on mutual goals.
- Develop an organizational capacity growth program with an emphasis on rural groups and groups run by and dedicated to transgender communities of color.
- Develop a second cohort of Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau (TASB) members and coordinate 75 community conversations across the state.
- Assist with major events including Prides, EV Day of Action, and the Commonwealth Dinner.
- Minimum of two years of experience in a paid or volunteer position advocating for the rights of transgender people or other underserved communities with community-located, coalition-building practice.
- Demonstrated capability to work with a diverse range of groups, professionals, agencies, educational staff, community members, and parents/children.
- Knowledge of gender identity and barriers experienced by transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people.
- Demonstrable cultural competency in working with transgender communities.
- Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write clearly, speak in public, and facilitate large and small meetings, including via conference calls and webinars. Demonstrated experience tailoring messages to different types of audiences is also necessary.
- Ability to self-motivate, self-direct, and manage multiple projects simultaneously as well as a commitment to teamwork and a sense of flexibility.
- High attention to detail and ability to travel as necessary.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Word Press, and social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook.
- Candidate will need their own reliable transportation and the work hours may involve nights and weekends as needed.
All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or gender non-conforming are urged to apply.
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