LGBT Immigrant Community Organizer

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LGBT Network – Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth; The Long Island LGBT Center; Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE-LI); Queens LGBT Community Center (Q-Center) – Bayshore, NY

The LGBT Network has an immediate opening for an LGBT Immigrant Community Organizer.  This position will report to the Director of Community Services.

LGBT Immigrant Community Organizer

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The LGBT Immigrant Community Organizer is responsible for:

  • Identify and engage LGBT people of color and immigrants of all ages across Long Island, with targeted efforts to engage youth and empower leaders
  • Raise awareness of the issues and rights of LGBT people of color and immigrants through community education, group and family events, and individual empowerment
  • Conduct base-building by researching and fostering relationships with key gatekeepers, including community members and institutions
  • Build and mobilize a cohesive, active, and supportive community of LGBT people of color and immigrants
  • Develop a cadre of leaders within and on behalf of these communities
  • Provide educational and supportive direct services to groups and individuals, including community education; social support groups; social and recreational events; and linkage to immigration administrative relief and health insurance enrollment when appropriate
  • Serve as a trained Community Navigator to educate individuals and groups on immigration rights, reform, administrative relief, and options for undocumented and unaccompanied youth
  • Adopt a linguistically and culturally appropriate approach to work with people of color and Spanish-speaking Latino/a and immigrant families
  • Participate in various community events and committees
  • Document, track, and monitor participant utilization for grants, funders, and organizational reporting
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, community organizing or other related field preferred, or equivalent work experience
  • Bilingual/fluent (written and verbal) in English and Spanish required
  • Commitment to and knowledge of LGBT and immigrant issues
  • Experience in community organizing and/or engagement of hard-to-reach populations
  • Certified Community Navigator or willingness to be trained as a Community Navigator
Other Requirements:

  • Flexible work schedule a must, as this position may require working nights and weekends
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver license as this position will require travel throughout Queens and Long Island
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of people and flexibility
  • Strong organizational skills for handling multiple tasks at once in a fast-paced environment
Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience

Applications Procedure:

All applicants must email a cover letter and resume to jobs@lgbtnetwork.org. Please indicate in the subject line the position for which you would like to apply.  In your cover letter, please indicate any involvement in the LGBT community, whether it is as a professional, volunteer or activist. Applications that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.  No phone calls, please.

The LGBT Network is an association of nonprofit organizations that serve the LGBT communities of Long Island and Queens including Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY), The Long Island LGBT Community Center (The Center), Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders – Long Island (SAGE-LI), and the Queens LGBT Community Center (Q Center). All of the Network’s organizations are proud to be Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. People of color, women, trans and gender non-conforming people and individuals of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

LGBT Immigrant Community Organizer

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