The Center is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, HIV/AIDS status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, gender, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship or any other protected classification in accordance with state, federal and municipal laws.
Current Job Openings
The Center currently has two positions open:
- LGBTQ Justice Fellowship
- Volunteer and Event Manager
LGBTQ Justice Fellowship
The mission of the annual LGBTQ Justice Fellowship is to fund a third-year law student to work in The GLBT Community Center of Colorado on an innovative, public interest law project that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (“LGBTQ”) community. This Fellowship is designed to ensure that unmet legal needs in the LGBTQ community are addressed and prioritized on an ongoing basis, and that the next generation of legal advocates for the LGBTQ community develops the critical skills necessary to secure civil rights into the future.
The LGBTQ Justice Fellowship is a community-focused fellowship designed to create entry points into the LGBTQ rights and justice fields and to enhance legal and advocacy capacity at The GLBT Community Center of Colorado.
Fellows gain hands-on advocacy experience by operating the day-to-day functions of The Center’s Legal Program, including making legal referrals and organizing legal clinics, conducting training and education on LGBTQ civil rights issues, representing The Center at monthly LGBT Bar Association meeting and supporting The Center and its programs with legal research. In addition, Fellows will work on cutting edge LGBTQ rights and justice projects of their choosing, particularly on projects affecting people of color and other marginalized communities.
Fellows will engage in a year-long program that includes mentoring, professional development, skills-based training, and networking opportunities. The Center will provide legal mentors to oversee the project and the Fellow, provide facilities, support and adequate resources as necessary to carry out the project.
Fellow Criteria & Selection Process
Successful applicants must demonstrate:
- Exceptional academic performance
- Outstanding leadership abilities and involvement in diversity organizations
- A commitment to community service
- Strong interpersonal skills and team oriented
- Other special achievements and honors
- Demonstrated commitment to inspiring law students to pursue careers in sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy and identifying the next generation of leaders committed to promoting the rights and equity of the LGBTQ community
- Demonstrated interest and ability to work with the LGBT community
- Self-starter with the ability to work independently
- Must be detail oriented, able to keep commitments to other team members and be able to meet deadlines
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and applications and basic overall skills and comfort in working with all types of IT
- In addition to the LGBTQ Justice Fellowship Application, applicants should submit a fellowship proposal outlining their proposed project and how it fits within The Center’s mission and our current organizational priorities.
- The personal statement that is part of the application should address the applicant's qualifications and should include examples of the applicant's leadership qualities, exceptional contributions to diversity and community service, and commitment to the practice of law in a public interest setting.
- Manage The Center’s Legal Helpline and online attorney directory
- Conduct phone and in-person consultations with legal helpline clients & provide attorney referrals
- Update and maintain online attorney directory
- Coordinate and host monthly legal clinics
- Recruit attorney participants
- Direct clients and attorneys to meeting areas
- Create necessary marketing materials
- Coordinate and host semi-annually quarterly CLEs for attorneys
- Submit applications for CLE credit with Colorado Board of Continuing Legal Education
- Recruit and manage attorneys to participate in referral programs and directory
- Attend LGBT Bar Association monthly meetings
- Create and facilitate educational workshops that align with community needs
- Submit bimonthly Board of Directors reports
- Create copy for monthly e-newsletter
- Other duties as assigned
A part-time grant of up to $15,000.00 will be awarded to fund the Fellows year-long work in The Center’s Legal Program and the legal project designed by the Fellow. The terms and size of the grant may vary year-to-year depending on project need and availability of funds.
The applicant may supplement the Fellowship grant with grants from other organizations. The Fellowship requires that the Fellow complete part-time work of at least 10 hours per week for 12 months.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado (The Center) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Brief History of The Center’s Legal Program
The Center has operated a legal program since 1992 wherein it provided direct legal representation and legal advice to LGBTQ Coloradoans on a variety of issues. In that time, The Center’s Legal Program has become a well-known expert in LGBTQ legal and compliance issues and is a recognized leader in providing training on LGBTQ issues such as transitioning gender in the workplace, LGBTQ workplace readiness, and inclusive LGBTQ workplace policies.
In addition to maintaining the Legal Helpline that provides LGBTQ friendly attorney referrals to over 400 community members per year, the program offers monthly legal clinics and quarterly continuing legal education opportunities to attorneys.
Evening and weekend work occasionally required. May work in outside areas. Occasional lifting up to 30 lbs with reasonable accommodations. Frequent walking, standing, bending and stooping. Expected to work extended hours as needed. Must be available to work PrideFest weekend every June.
E-mail cover letter (summarizing your skill sets and desire to work at the Center), resume and proposed project outline to Kelly Nichols, Chief Operating Officer at email@example.com.
No phone calls please.
Volunteer & Event Manager
Responsible for the recruitment, training and placement of volunteer staff; assists in the planning and execution of The Center’s signature events and other fundraising events. Acts as a volunteer production lead for Denver PrideFest and assists with operations management for all Center events.
This is a full-time, salaried position that reports to the Vice President of Communications & Corporate Giving.
Duties and Responsibilities
Year-Round Volunteer Program Manager Duties
- Work with Center program managers to develop job descriptions for volunteer positions as needed.
- Recruit and assist with scheduling of front desk volunteers.
- Work with Volunteer Program Coordinator to make sure that front desk shifts are covered. Support front desk volunteers by answering questions, providing direction or problem solving as needed. Lead by example with a friendly customer service and welcoming attitude for the public. Volunteer Program Coordinator is first back-up for front desk; Volunteer Program Manager is second back-up.
- Work with events team to plan required volunteers and volunteer schedules for special events as needed, including fundraisers, happy hours, development events and other special projects.
- Recruit and screen volunteers to fill positions as needed. Match volunteer skills and needs with appropriate positions.
- Provide volunteer orientations for all in-coming volunteers; provide volunteer training as needed.
- Track volunteer contact information and maintain volunteer database. (Working knowledge of Salesforce is preferred.)
- Manage volunteer scheduling for recurring jobs as necessary. Track volunteer work hours. Create tracking reports as necessary.
- Be well versed in all Center safety procedures; train and monitor volunteers to make sure safety procedures are followed. In the event of an emergency, act to ensure volunteer safety.
- Manage communications with volunteers. Make certain volunteers receive schedule information and other necessary details in order to be successful at their task. Work with Center content manager to produce regular volunteer newsletter.
- Ensure that volunteers receive recognition for their work; must have great interpersonal skills to maintain volunteer morale. Address morale issues or conflicts as they arise and resolve issues.
- Maintain volunteer policies in cooperation with Center leadership. Communicate volunteer policies to volunteers; ensure that volunteers are always representing the Center in the best possible light and that they adhere to volunteer policies. Monitor volunteer actions and correct as necessary. In the event of volunteer personnel problems or policy violations, the Volunteer Program Manager will work with volunteer to correct behavior or take other disciplinary action. Arbitrate disputes as necessary.
- Create and manage monthly volunteer community service projects, providing additional volunteer opportunities outside the Center. The goal of community service projects is to enhance the reputation of the Center with other community organizations serving the LGBT community and the Capitol Hill Neighborhood.
Denver PrideFest Volunteer Program Manager Duties
- Work with Center events team to recruit volunteers to serve on the PrideFest production committee. Assist in maintaining relationships and morale with PrideFest committee; ensure that all positions are filled with personnel that best match volunteer skills and temperament.
- Work with PrideFest production committee, events team and production management to develop job descriptions for general festival volunteers; update as necessary.
- Recruit, screen and schedule PrideFest volunteers; maintain online recruitment system and database. Maintain online PrideFest volunteer training program to ensure that general volunteers understand PrideFest policies, rules and procedures. Cultivate relationships with new general volunteers to facilitate future involvement with other Center events and projects. Manage community service volunteers as appropriate.
- Coordinate volunteer food deliveries and distribution throughout the weekend.
- Maintain certification as TiPS trainer for Non-Profit Beverage Partners and other volunteer groups throughout the year.
- Work closely with Beverage Manager to recruit and train Non-Profit Beverage Partners to sell beverages at PrideFest beverage outlets. Coordinate NPBP agreements; ensure NPBP receive payments in a timely manner.
- Work with PrideFest event management and parade management to create group volunteer opportunities (e.g. 5K race volunteers, parade line-up volunteers, and parade marshal volunteers); recruit volunteers and coordinate training with production committee members as necessary.
- Manage PrideFest volunteer functions on setup days and festival days. This includes managing set of volunteer headquarters, volunteer check-in, job assignments, T shirt distribution and thank you gift distribution on festival days.
Event Operations Manager Duties
- Serve as logistical liaison for Center fundraising events. In cooperation with Vice President of Communications and Corporate Giving, ensure that logistical details of fundraising events are properly managed and implemented as well as making sure that all volunteer needs are adequately planned and recruited for.
- Manage Center rooftop happy hour series; manage product inventory and requests from distributors, cocktail recipes, volunteer recruitment, bartender training, front desk, bouncers and clean-up. Report on sales to Center management and make sure that money is securely deposited.
- Manage volunteer needs for in-house fundraising events and facility rentals.
- Manage Center community outreach tabling.
- Manage third-party fundraising events as needed: recruit volunteers to work at or staff events .
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Successful applicants must demonstrate:
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Experience recruiting, training and managing volunteers.
- Desire to work with a diverse population of volunteers.
- Ability to motivate and train to new volunteers.
- Self-directed, organized and flexible.
- Proven ability to manage multiple complex tasks.
- Must be an effective communicator.
- Must be patient, flexible and able to adapt and overcome in the face of adversity.
- Proven team leader and must be able to work well in a team environment.
- Proven excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrate ability to successfully manage in and respond to stressful situations.
- Demonstrate ability to develop budgets, forecast and successfully execute events within budget.
- Computer proficient in Microsoft Office environment.
- Working knowledge of Salesforce is preferred.
Credentials and Experience:
- Bachelors Degree preferred.
- Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in volunteer recruitment, training and event planning production.
- Extensive logistics management experience.
Work in an office environment. Will also work in outside areas. Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs with reasonable accommodations. Frequent walking, standing, bending and stooping. Expected to work extended hours as needed. May be required to maintain availability when away from the office as directed by the VP of Communications and Corporate Giving.
E-mail cover letter (summarizing your skill sets and desire to work at the Center) and resume and to Tim Murphy, Development Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls please.