Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence
Position: LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Job Status: Full-time, non-exempt
Reports To: LGBTQ+ Program & Resource Manager
Effective Date: January 24th 2023
Salary Range: $36K - $40K
JOIN A FORWARD-THINKING AGENCY THAT SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT ALL YOUTH ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence (BBBSI) is the largest BBBS agency in the state and fourth largest in the nation. Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth, while working collaboratively to strengthen the quality of the mentoring field and close the mentoring gap.
We know that LGBTQ+ youth face additional and unique challenges in their development. In 2018, BBBSI started a program to support these queer and questioning youth specifically. Our LGBTQ+ Program works with school communities to provide accessible, safe, and caring LGBTQ+ volunteers to support our youth in achieving their full potential. BBBSI seeks a full-time LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator to support this endeavor. Some evening/weekend work is required, as is travel throughout the local BBBS service area, with the majority of time spent during 9-5 work hours.
Academic Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (OR an Associate’s Degree and a minimum 2 years relevant experience OR a High School Diploma/GED equivalent a minimum of 4 years relevant experience) required per national Agency requirements.
Professional Requirements: Knowledge of and/or experience in human services field a plus. This position will require reimbursable travel to assigned schools in part of our 7-county region. Must have daily, dependable access to a car, valid driver's license, and meet state-required automobile insurance minimums.
Must demonstrate leadership, dedication, and an interpersonal savvy that helps establish effective relationships and an appropriate rapport with people; have attentive and active listening skills; take a sales/marketing approach to interaction with youth clients and volunteers; are results/outcome oriented; are approachable, organized; and demonstrate sound judgment in a leadership capacity. Our best employees 1) set the bar high 2) are intentional and thoughtful about their choices 3) collaborate as a means to community solutions 4) are positive, can-do, and solution-oriented 5) embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 6) are accountable and get it done.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing work in an office environment and include the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The ability to work independently; remain sedentary for extended periods of time (6+ hours per day); lift 10-15lbs; push, pull, bend kneel, as needed for normal operations.
If interested please apply with resume and cover letter.
Note: only those applicants believed to be viable candidates for this opportunity will be contacted. No phone calls please.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
At BBBSI, we serve more than 3,100 children annually in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania, and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey. Our aspiration is to develop an organization that reflects our constituent base. BBBSI promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. BBBSI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, first and second-generation immigrants, and people from low-income families, or any legally protected factor.
** The agency has transitioned into a hybrid model for most positions in the agency. Ability to commute to the office 2-3 days a week is required. Vaccinations or medical/religious exemptions are required. ***