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Half-time Position Open: LGBTQ+ Transgender Advocate

Position: LGBTQ+ Transgender Advocate

Supervised by: OutReach Program Director

Full-time Equivalent: .75 LTE, 30+ hours per week, flexible work days, must be available during OutReach operating hours in the week


Job Description


Advocacy

* Provide care with compassion to Transgender, Non-Binary, Genderqueer, and Gender Expansive persons who are seeking assistance in access to services. Advocate on clients’ behalf whenever necessary while practicing professional boundaries.

* Be knowledgeable on pronouns usage and laws/legislation that impact transgender/non-binary folks.

Promote causes that impact the LGBTQ+ community members in Dane County and Wisconsin. Refer clients that are seeking legal consultation and/or political association to the proper agencies that offer those services (i.e. via our directory).

* Collaborate and work with other agencies in order to create a better environment for people seeking assistance and peer support. One must not provide on-going therapy or case management.


Responsibilities

* Provide LGBTQ+ and Trans/Non-Binary specific trainings to the public individually and with other LGBTQ+ Program Advocates.

* Facilitate support group meetings as needed.

* Work in the community with clients, non-profit agencies, community leaders, and others to promote equality and quality of life for transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive folks.

*Work with OutReach’s Madison Area Transgender Association (MATA) program as a team member on the MATA Leadership Team. Promote new ideas for training with MATA and coordinate the facilitation of MATA Social/Support Groups.

* Assist in the planning of social gatherings, events, and other programs hosted by OutReach/MATA.

* Provide knowledge and data involving Trans Health and well-being (i.e. Safe sex resources, HIV prevention, doctor referrals, etc.) for volunteers, staff, funders, health-care institutions, and community organizations.

*Facilitate trainings on Transgender topics in the community.


Information and Referral

* Provide support and information for transgender individuals and refer them to appropriate and necessary services that OutReach and other social service agencies provide.

* Focus on cooperating with MATA and referring clients to other OutReach programs as necessary.

* Work with IT Manager on managing Transgenderservices.org and promoting it to the public.


Qualifications

* All candidates must support OutReach’s mission of a commitment to equity and quality of life for all LGBTQ+ people through community building, health and human services, and economic, social, and racial justice advocacy.

* LGBTQ+ Transgender Advocate must comply with funding requirements.

* Must have excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills and fulfill other responsibilities as assigned.

* Must have access to own transportation, reimbursements for travel will be provided.

* Knowledge of issues facing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-Binary, Genderqueer, Gender Expansive communities is required.

* A college degree and/or experience working in non-profit advocacy is required. Preferably in Human Services or Social Services.

* Experience working with LGBTQ+ persons is required.

*We provide flexible work hours, but must be available during OutReach business hours weekdays noon to 7pm.

*Bilingual candidates are preferred but not required.


Please send resume to Program Director, Mark Long via

markl@lgbtoutreach.org or mail to OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center,

2701 International Ln, Suite 101, Madison, WI, 53704.


Please, no phone calls regarding this job.

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