Employment

The San Francisco LGBT Community Center has the following opening(s) at this time:

 

JOB TITLE: Director of Economic Development Programs
REPORT TO:  Executive Director
STATUS:  Exempt/Full-Time
COMPENSATION: $90,000, full health insurance, paid leave

GENERAL SUMMARY: The SF LGBT Center seeks to hire a Director of Economic Development Programs. This position has overall responsibility for the department, including: team management, program development, budget management, outreach, external stakeholder relationship management, processes and systems for the department, and management of funding contracts and subcontractors.  The Director of Economic Development will oversee and supervise the following programs: Workforce and Trans Employment Programs, Small Business Program, and Financial Programs. The candidate should exemplify our team leadership values that include:

  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and inclusion
  • Commitment to serve the most vulnerable (transgender/gender non-conforming people, people of color, people with disabilities, people who are marginally housed or homeless, unemployed and underemployed people, low-income people, etc.)
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Compassion and humility

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Team Management:  Model and cultivate a strong and healthy workplace culture with a whole-person approach to management and supervision. Directly supervise Employment Services Manager and Financial Services Manager as well as program staff during vacancies in program manager positions. Support program managers to:  

  • Provide direct supervision that ensures each staff member has ongoing support for direct service provision (including work with vulnerable clients) and community engagement
  • Create an individual work plan for each staff member that supports sustainable capacity for program deliverables and includes professional development strategies
  • Incorporate team leadership values in team functions and management

Program Development & Implementation:  Overall responsibility for developing all aspects of long and short-term program plans, strategies, program evaluation and department budget.  Department includes Employment Services, Trans Employment Program, Financial Services and Small Business Program. 

  • Lead program team(s) in developing, tracking and assessing annual program plans  
  • Lead program teams in creating outreach strategies and coordination of marketing, communication, and outreach with Director of Communications
  • Ensure alignment of programming with grant deliverables and program priorities
  • Ensure data collection and program evaluation that measure program impact and supports reporting requirements for grants and contracts
  • Maintain relationships with funders, collaborative partners, professional networks, and other community groups supporting collaborative programs and activities, referrals, and initiatives 

Fiscal Management & Fundraising:  Overall responsibility for developing annual program budgets and grant/contract budgets; responsibility for maintaining relationships with government, corporate and foundation funders; grant writing (with the support of consultant grant writers) and grant administration for the program. 

  • Develop annual program budget that aligns program needs with funding sources including restrictions and/or funding limitations
  • Serve as the lead for government contracts, including negotiation of contract deliverables and contract budgets, tracking and reporting of program performance metrics, and compliance with reporting
  • Serve as the liaison for corporate and foundation funders, including negotiation of contract deliverables and budgets, grant writing, and reporting
  • Track and monitor program and grant budgets, revise budgets as necessary to meet program deliverables

Other Related Duties:

  • Coordinate economic development program activities with other agency departments including resource development, grant writing, communications, data management, volunteer program, and other program teams
  • Serve as a member of the Center’s leadership team, including engaging the team in agency initiatives and projects
  • Other related duties as assigned

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Understanding of the needs of vulnerable LGBT communities, strategies to meet their needs, and ability work with a broad range of constituents, program participants, and stakeholders representing the full diversity of the LGBTQ and allied communities
  • Minimum of 3-5 years management experience
  • Commitment to the mission of the SF LGBT Center and a strong commitment to racial, social and economic justice
  • Preferred experienced in economic development program design and implementation, staff supervision, and program evaluation
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and within a team-oriented organizational structure
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial approach, including solution-oriented approaches to complex issues. Commitment to alternative organizational structures and leadership models that share power and decision making with team members effectively
  • Experience in managing teams and supervising staff with a wide range of work styles and a racial equity lens
  • Ability to work in a culturally-diverse and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook); experience with project management tools

THE SF LGBT CENTER 
The mission of the Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies. The Center’s strategies inspire and strengthen our community by:

     • Fostering greater opportunities for people to thrive
     • Organizing for our future
     • Celebrating our history and culture
     • Building resources to create a legacy for future generations

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The SF LGBT Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or inter-sex are encouraged to apply. The SF LGBT Center maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by statute.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Submit both resume and cover letter expressing your interest, experience, and qualifications to: 
The SF LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco CA 94102
www.sfcenter.org
Email: jobs@sfcenter.org Or fax to: (415) 865-5501
 
Please include: Director of Economic Development Programs in subject line. 
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
DEADLINE: Open until filled 
 
 
 
JOB TITLE: Employment Services Specialist
REPORTS TO: Director of Economic Development 
STATUS: Full-Time/ Non-Exempt/ Permanent 
COMPENSATION: $23.00 Per Hour (Annual Salary is $47,840). Competitive Salary includes paid medical insurance, paid vacation time, personal days, health days, and holidays 
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday; flexibility and occasional evenings will be required 
 
GENERAL SUMMARY:  Under the direction of the and Director of Economic Development, the Employment Services Specialist provides job search, case management, and placement assistance to the Center’s Trans Employment Program and LGBTQ Employment Services clients with multiple barriers to employment.The Center’s Employment Services programs offer vocational case management, placement, and referrals services,  as well as retention support to participants and community partners. 
 
Learn more about the SF LGBT Center and all of our programs at www.sfcenter.org.
 
The candidate should exemplify our team values that include: 
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and inclusion
  • Commitment to serve the most vulnerable (transgender/gender non-conforming people, people of color, people with disabilities, people who are marginally housed or homeless, unemployed and underemployed people, low-income people, etc.)
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Compassion and humility 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the general direction of the Director of Economic Development, this position:
  • Supports all aspects of the Center's Employment Services, including delivering on grant outcomes, implementing day-to-day workforce development activities, outreach, implementation of program activities, evaluation and program administration.
  • Provides individual services to program participants, including intakes and assessment, client services eligibility, identify immediate needs in order to provide employment services to LGBTQ participants, and link them to the appropriate services.
  • Assists clients in identifying appropriate short and long-term employment objectives, map out strategies for reaching employment objectives, provides corresponding job development, and support the client throughout the job search.
  • Provides vocational counseling, including case management, coaching on job search and career development. Assists in the development of an Employment Action Plan by determining clients' educational and professional qualifications and transferable skills and makes appropriate job referrals and assists with job matching and placement.
  • Helps clients navigate The Center and collaborative services to pursue their employment goals through job search workshops, life skill classes, and resource referrals. Provides referrals for participant support services as necessary, including: counseling, legal, crisis intervention, housing, transportation, and medical.
  • Coordinates and facilitate job search workshops and life skills classes tailored specifically for Trans/GNC/LGBTQ community members with multiple barriers to employment on a variety of topics including: resume and cover letter writing, completing employment applications, interviewing techniques, networking, effective workplace communication, pre-job fair tips, and more.
  • Coordinates and conducts individual and group instruction through demonstration, lecture, guest speakers, cooperative learning activities, and other modalities of teaching, which address learning style differences and potential learning disabilities.
  • Maintains client files, ensures confidentiality for program participants and follows-up on a consistent and recurring basis.
  • Supports career fairs and other employment services events, including all employer engagement, event planning and development.
  • Builds partnerships with other Center staff and collaborative agencies.
  • Represents the agency in various workforce and economic development meetings and events.
  • Supports all administrative functions of the Employment Services Program, including monthly, quarterly and annual reports with program statistics and written narratives.
  • Actively participate as a member of the Economic Development team. Support Economic Development program activities, and general Center functions as appropriate.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
  • Cultural humility and demonstrated commitment to the transgender community and familiarity with the diversity of transgender, lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities and experiences are required.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in workforce development or employment services, community development, case management, volunteer management or job development to adults from various professional backgrounds with barriers to employment, is required. Spanish bilingual skills highly desired. Fluency in English is required. 
  • Detail-oriented, hardworking, and able to complete paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Excellent presentation skills, including networking and public speaking or group facilitation.
  • Understanding of local resources, local and state employment laws, and employment resources for the transgender communities.
  • Strong communication and conflict resolution skills, ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills and ability to work both independently and within a team-oriented organizational structure. Experience working collaboratively with multiple agencies desired.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Computer proficient in MS Office or similar programs, understanding of concept of relational database, competent in using Internet and excellent research abilities.
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial approach, including solution oriented approaches to complex issues. Ability to adapt to changing environment and priorities.
  • Commitment to the mission of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center.  Experience and commitment to working in a multicultural environment.
  • Must be able to work in a culturally diverse and fast paced environment.
  • Requires flexibility in working some evenings and/or weekend hours.
 
THE SF LGBT CENTER 
The mission of the Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies.  The Center’s strategies inspire and strengthen our community by:
  • Fostering greater opportunities for people to thrive.
  • Organizing for our future.
  • Celebrating our history and culture.
  • Building resources to create a legacy for future generations.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The SF LGBT Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or inter-sex are encouraged to apply. The SF LGBT Center maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by statute.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
Submit both resume and cover letter expressing your interest, experience, and qualifications to: 
The SF LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco CA 94102
www.sfcenter.org
Email: jobs@sfcenter.org Or fax to: (415) 865-5501
 
Please include: Economic Development Associate in subject line. 
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
DEADLINE: Open until filled 
 
 

 

THE SF LGBT CENTER