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 the following open position(s):
- Director of Youth Services
- LGBTQ Justice Fellowship
Director of Youth Services
The Director of Youth Services is a full-time salaried position responsible for all programs and operations of Rainbow Alley. The Director supervises the program employees, including social work interns and volunteers. This position requires skills and knowledge in managing staff and volunteers, grant management, program evaluation, research, conflict resolution and de-escalation, advocacy, and training. This position requires clinical experience with youth, age 21 and younger, experiencing issues related to suicidal ideation, safe sex, homelessness, juvenile justice, drug/alcohol use, and family conflict among others. This position requires effective communication skills and works closely with all Center staff including Senior Management. This is not a clinical counseling position.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Supervision of Staff:
- Program Employees (currently an Outreach Coordinator, 3 Youth Program Assistants)
- Aocial Work Interns (BSW or MSW, Foundation year or Concentration year)
- Volunteers (both adult and youth)
Grant Administration, Program Evaluation, & Data Collection:
- Responsible for management of grants which includes implementation and evaluation of programs and services, data collection including fulfilling reporting and tracking requirements, and generating grant invoices for programs.
- Evaluate programs and conduct annual youth risk behavior survey
- Complete various monthly reports and annual program plans
Fundraising & Budget Management:
- Work with Grant Writer and Development Director to help identify new funding sources
- Work with Rainbow Alley staff and youth to identify funding needs and priorities
- Organize and facilitate all program events including Queer Prom, Youth Alley at PrideFest and Holigay to ensure events meet revenue, attendance and other relevant targets
- Manage Rainbow Alley annual budget
- Oversee all program support groups and remain informed of any clinical interventions required
- Interview, select and provide appropriate supervision and evaluation of MSW internship students including Task Supervision and On-Site Field Instruction
- Responsible for all youth programming during regular open hours for Rainbow Alley and sponsored events
- Develop and sustain ongoing relationships with schools and other youth serving organizations to maintain youth engagement, program referrals, outreach and educational opportunities
- Oversee and/or participate in all relevant outreach events
- Provide LGBTQ youth trainings to youth centric audiences such as student assemblies and GSAs organizations, as requested
- Participate on various coalitions and committees relevant to LGBTQ
Communications & Marketing:
- Provide Rainbow Alley content for program newsletters, website, board reports and other collateral material
- Create monthly calendar of program events for parent/guardian, school and community distribution
- Represent Rainbow Alley and The Center at resource fairs, community and other outreach events in a professional manner
- Participate in regular meetings with the Rainbow Alley team, Center staff, and senior leadership.
Education & Experience
- Master’s degree in Social Work
- Minimum three years professional experience supervising staff
- Minimum three years professional experience working with youth
- Deep familiarity with Positive Youth Development and Social Justice Youth Development
- Experience working with youth in a community setting
- Professional, non-profit experience and willingness to work as part of a collaborative team
- Professional experience with the LGBTQ community preferred
- CPR and Mental Health First Aid certified preferred, or willingness to become certified within 3 months of hire.
Responsible for the safety and security of the physical plant. Evening and weekend work required. Work in a youth drop-in center. Work in a loud, fast-paced and continually evolving youth environment. May work in outside areas. Occasional lifting up to 35 lbs. with reasonable accommodations. Frequent giving, receiving and analyzing of information. Frequent talking, writing, walking, standing, bending and stooping. Frequent use of computers, standard office equipment and software. May involve some travel in and around the Denver Metro Area. Expected to work extended hours as needed. Must be available to work PrideFest weekend every June.
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, leadership reserves the right to revise the job or to require additional or different tasks be performed as assigned.
The GLBT Community Center of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer that believes in developing and supporting a diverse workforce.
Email cover letter (detailing your professional experience with the LGBTQ community and desire to work at The Center) and resume, to Kelly Nichols, Chief Operation Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position open until filled. No phone calls please.
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.
Email cover letter (detailing your professional experience with the LGBTQ community and desire to work at The Center), resume and proposed project outline, to Kelly Nichols, Chief Operation Officer, at email@example.com.
No phone calls please.