Careers

Careers
Non-Discrimination Policy

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 positions:

  • SAGE of the Rockies Program Coordinator
  • LGBTQ Justice Fellowship

SAGE of the Rockies Program Coordinator

Overview

The GLBT Community Center of Colorado and the SAGE of the Rockies Program will work to enrich the lives of LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ elders, age 50 years and better in and around the Denver area, by identifying and assisting isolated and at-risk elders, providing care management services, training local professionals and entities on the health disparities associated with LGBTQ aging, and providing appropriate educational, social and volunteer opportunities to the target audience to name a few.

This is a full-time, benefitted position that will report to the SAGE of the Rockies Program Manager.

Responsibilities
  • Connect community members with appropriate services and resources.
  • Follow-up with clients every 6 months.
  • Ensure timely and accurate record keeping and documentation.
  • Offer professional suggestions for appropriate care.
  • Work closely with Center stakeholders for information exchange including the Chief Operating Officer, SAGE of the Rockies Manager, Volunteer Manager, Friendly Visitor participants, Phone-a-Friend participants, community volunteers and SAGE of the Rockies program participants.
  • Represent The Center in the community (i.e. senior fairs, outreach events, coalition meetings.)
  • Attend appropriate agency and department meetings.
  • Assist with the development of flyers, newsletters and other collateral material to market program.
  • Facilitate community programming as needed (i.e. Still Cooking classes).
  • Deliver professional LGBTQ aging educational presentations.
  • Facilitate the Friendly Visitor and Phone-a- Friend programs, in conjunction with the SAGE of the Rockies Program Manager.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with collaborating agencies and organizations.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with local apartment managers, business managers, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field.
  • Experience with and/or specialized education on aging populations.
  • Have acquired 1-2 years professional work experience with older adults, in both direct and indirect practice.
  • Experience with community organizing, including forming and facilitating committees.
  • Experience with data collection, matrix keeping and survey administration.
  • Knowledgeable of Medicare/Medicaid systems.
  • Knowledgeable of LGBTQ culture.
  • Possess knowledge of local, senior serving community resources in the Denver Metro Area.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation and report writing.
  • Experience facilitating discussion and activity groups.
  • Ability to manage deadlines and diverse workload.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and Salesforce.
  • Commitment to addressing social inclusion for the LGBTQ community.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of The Center and its constituents.
  • Must possess a proactive and innovative approach to problem-solving.
  • Must possess an energetic and enthusiastic attitude to work with the LGBTQ population while exercising patience and understanding.
  • Must possess a willingness to be part of a team and work cooperatively with all Center staff.
Working Conditions
  • Day, with some evening and weekend hours required.
  • Work in a professional office environment, with frequent interruptions and above average noise levels.
  • May work in outside areas.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs. with reasonable accommodation.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending and stooping.
  • Expected to work extended hours as needed.
  • Frequent use of telephones and computers.
  • Must be available to work PrideFest weekend in June.
Application Process

Email your cover letter, summarizing your skill sets, professional experience with the LGBTQ community, and desire to work at The Center and resume to Kelly Nichols, Chief Operating Officer at knichols@glbtcolorado.org.

No phone calls please. Position open until filled.

LGBTQ Justice Fellowship

Overview

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.

Fellow Responsibilities

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

Additional Qualifications:

  • 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.
Day-to-Day Responsibilities
  • 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
Fellowship Award

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.

Working Conditions

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.

Application Process

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 knichols@glbtcolorado.org.

No phone calls please.