Ingersoll Gender Center: Program Manager

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Ingersoll Gender Center: Program Manager

Ingersoll Gender Center is one of our nation’s oldest organizations by and for transgender and gender non-conforming communities. As we celebrate our fortieth year in 2017 we are excited to continue building our work and expand our impact. We are excited to announce that we are hiring a Program Manager to take on important pieces of our current work and expand our impact in new areas. 

 

We strive to be intentional in our hiring processes; each time we’re able to expand our staff we see it as an opportunity to interrupt the cycles of economic injustice that bar our communities from accessing employment, building skills and investing in the leadership development of our own communities. This is a particularly important position for us as we hope to bring on someone who can grow in this role and potentially take on future senior leadership roles at Ingersoll. 

 

Think you may be the amazing human we’re looking for? Take a look down below at what you can expect from our workspace and team, the experiences we’re looking for, the responsibilities of the role, compensation and benefits and how to apply. Any questions can be directed to info@ingersollgendercenter.org - no phone calls please.  

 

What you can expect from our work space and team

  • Our current space is in the Gay City building at 517 E Pike. You must use stairs to access our space but there is a lift available should you need assistance. You will have your own desk and computer but will work in an open office setting.
  • We are an unapologetically trans led organization. There is no one way to be trans and we work with and support trans folks of all different genders, sexual orientations, races, ages, abilities, etc. We are looking for folks who will add to our rich understanding of trans identities and challenge privileged perspectives on gender and trans identity. 
  • While we have ambitious goals and a serious focus on implementing our mission to achieve our vision we encourage proactive self care - sometimes that looks like office dance parties or lunch time neighborhood food adventures. We expect folks to actively work to get their needs met and communicate when they need support.  

 

Desired Experiences and Skills

  • A demonstrated commitment to our mission, vision and values
  • Experience in and/or working with transgender and gender nonconforming communities.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English; strong candidates will have additional languages skills that correspond to communities we wish to work with in the future. 
  • Experience in and/or working with queer and trans communities of color. 
  • Experience in and/or working with folks of different abilities and neurodiversities. 
  • Experience supporting and working with people with trauma and/or in crisis. 
  • General knowledge of barriers our communities face in accessing gender affirming care and equitable employment. 
  • Experience in navigating resources and systems to overcome barriers and/or advocating for community members to overcome systemic barriers and challenges. 
  • Experience in navigating first hand or supporting community members in navigating accessing gender-affirming healthcare. 
  • Experience in navigating first hand or supporting community members in navigating employment discrimination and harassment. 
  • Experience in participating in coalitions and community collaborations.
  • First hand experience in managing volunteers and promoting leadership development. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with peer support group models. 
  • Experience in facilitating trainings focused on anti-oppression and social justice topics. 
  • Experience with contributing to and/or running a community resource and referral program.
  • Experience in communicating with collaborators with varying perspectives and interests. 
  • Experience managing larger projects that span multiple months. 
  • Experience using Google Suite, iWork and Microsoft Office products and basic data entry tools.

 

Responsibilities

  • Staff our weekly trans led support group
  • Lead the recruitment, training and on-going support of peer support group facilitators. 
  • Ensure adequate resources are provided to successfully run the support group.
  • Create and maintain a structure to provide resources and referrals to support group attendees. 
  • Build and staff our resource and referral program; Create a system and build resources to respond to general requests for support and service referrals. 
  • Train and schedule other staff to support in this work. 
  • Manage our general correspondence and communications 
  • Lead our community outreach efforts; tabling at community events, and attend community events and celebrations as an Ingersoll representative.
  • Collaborate with other staff to facilitate cultural competency trainings and provide technical assistance to organizations committed to building just organizations. 
  • Support the Executive Director with policy advocacy efforts.
  • Collaborate with other staff to ensure organizational goals are met. 
  • Support in building and maintaining positive relationships with key community and organizational partners. 

 

 

BENEFITS

  • We provide excellent, 100% employer paid, healthcare. At this time we don’t cover any additional dependent healthcare premiums but employees are able to add dependents to our healthcare plans via payroll deductions. 
  • A serious investment in your professional development which may include identifying mentors, attending national conferences and an organizational commitment to supporting you in identifying professional development goals and achieving them. 
  • Additional language skills will be considered when negotiating compensation. 
  • Generous vacation time package in addition to paid sick and safe leave.
  • Employer paid annual ORCA Transit passes are available upon request. 
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