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Job Opening at OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center: LGBTQ+ Senior Advocate

OutReach is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. LGBTQ people, people of color, women, seniors, and individuals with disability are encouraged to apply.

Position: LGBTQ+ Senior Advocate

Company: OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center

Supervisor: OutReach Program Director

Location: Madison and Dane County, Wisconsin

Start date: Immediate upon hire

Employment term: Regular Part-time, Hourly

Type: 20 hours/ week, half-time

Hours: Mostly week day hours, must be available for occasional weekend hours. OutReach’s main office hours are Monday – Friday Noon-7pm

Salary: $16.00 hour to start

Benefits: Holiday and vacation pay, Quartz health insurance premiums covered at 50%, travel reimbursements, other elective benefits available.

Required education: College degree in Human Services field and/or 2 years equivalent


Position Overview:

The LGBT Senior Advocate position is funded through grants from the City of Madison and Dane County. The position works within the senior-service field and is responsible for:

• Representing OutReach and advocating for LGBTQ+ seniors on relevant committees and meetings pertaining to the broader senior community

• Reaching out to and advocating for LGBTQ+ seniors in the Madison and Dane County area to referring them to appropriate and necessary services

• Creating and conducting trainings and presentations to senior service providers on

LGBTQ+ affirming practices

• Meeting and collaborating with other senior service providers on LGBTQ-affirming


• Regularly meet with Program Director and attend staff meetings as scheduled

• Grant reporting and program statistic/demographic tracking

• Attending any trainings, with Program Director approval, that pertain to position

• Keeping up to date on relevant legal and legislative changes pertaining to LGBTQ+ seniors while also referring out for other services as needed


• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

• Ability to maintain positive relationships with a variety of people

• Experience, knowledge, and demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the LGBTQ+ community, especially LGBTQ+ seniors

• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Microsoft programs, usage of email

programs, and basic technology skills to use for reporting program statistics

• Experience and knowledge of senior service and non-profit providers in Dane County

and Madison

• Commitment to diversity and inclusion of marginalized, BIPOC, and underrepresented groups with an anti-racism and anti-white supremacy lens

• Strong work ethic, ability to work independently with cooperation and oversight of the

Program Director

• Ability to stay organized while multi-tasking work load in 20-hours a week

• Superior ethics and boundaries when engaging with clients, the community, and

OutReach staff and volunteers

• Possession of valid driver’s license and ability to use own vehicle for travelling for work

• Some experience in training/presenting to large groups of people


• Training, meeting, and connecting with the community on issues pertaining to the senior LGBTQ+


• Meet with individual clients connecting them to services, attending LGBTQ+ Senior Alliance Steering

Committee meetings, program grant reporting

• Attend OutReach events, staff meetings, and LGBTQ+ Senior Alliance events and meetings, meet with Program Director for program updates

• General office maintenance

• This position must comply with City of Madison and Dane County funding requirements which will be discussed during interview

• Collaborate and work well with OutReach staff and the community-at-large

Please send resume and cover letter no later than: April 23rd, 2021

Steve Starkey, Executive Director, at

Please no phone calls about this position.

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2701 International Lane Ste 101

Madison WI  53704

Phone: 608-255-8582

Fax: 608-255-0018


OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center is open Monday - Friday, 12pm to 7pm; Closed Sat & Sun except for group meetings.

We are closed most major holidays.


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