Gay Jobs Watch: OutFront, Lavender, Trans Health Coalition, Gay 90s

by March 5, 2011

Minnesota businesses and nonprofits are a part of the better employment picture in Minnesota as a variety of jobs are open at some of the state’s most well known institutions. OutFront is hiring for two positions, the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition has an opening for an HIV educator, Lavender Magazine is looking for a salesperson, and the Gay 90s is searching for a weekend bartender.

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition is Hiring!

HIV Health Educator

ORGANIZATION: Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY:
The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition is committed to improving health care access and the
quality of health care received by trans and gender non-conforming people through education, resources,
and advocacy.

TYPE: Part Time / 10 hours

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Work with PWID/IDU community including: athletes using steroids, Injection drug users using street
drugs and the transgender community using hormones
• Provide Individual Case Management, 1 on 1 support, Group support, education and referrals.
• Attend shot clinic and monthly staff meetings.
• Understand Chemical Dependency, Overdose, Hepatitis C, HIV, Syringe Exchange, and Harm
Reduction
• Will work 10 to 12 hours at MTHC, provide open hours for drop in
• Work with the HIV/Hepatitis C communities- Provide Hepatitis C testing, prevention, & education
• Work directly with other collaborating agencies and staff
• Run weekly support groups (Transgender specific support group-2 hours/week and Harm Reduction
Group)
• Collect data
• Do outreach and education at agency events, during open hours and one on one
• keyboarding and computer applications

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT:
• Experience working in a multi-cultural environment with issues that include HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, active
substance use, poverty, homelessness, commercial sex work and mental health
• CPR/ first aid
• Human anatomy, physiology, and pathology knowledge
• Experience in pre-hospital emergency care, nursing, medical assistance, phlebotomy or the delivery of
Intramuscular Injections.
• Commitment to harm reduction philosophy and experience delivering low-threshold, easily accessible
services to injection drug users
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
• Strong public speaking skills and experience facilitating groups
• Experience providing motivational interviewing and harm reduction counseling

HOW TO APPLY:
send cover letter and resume to
Roxanne Anderson, Director
Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
mntransdirector@gmail.com

BARTENDER (Gay 90s/Brass Rail)

Hiring bartender for weekend nights an maybe some days at the Gay 90s, Must have experience in fast pace environment. Please apply in person anytime at the Gay 90s 405 Hennepin ave no. downtown Minneapolis. or send resume

You can view the Craigslist ad here.

Sales Associate (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

Lavender Magazine (Mpls/St. Paul’s top GLBT magazine) is perfect for the person
who enjoys challenging work. We are looking for a sales associate who will
put energy and commitment into their work each day.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
You generate your own leads and do cold calling to potential clients. As you expand your client base your compensation will grow. Sales experience preferred. Lavender wants to find the right person to work with the current team. You will need to be goal driven, have a great attitude, a proven ability and a desire to be the best.

The right candidate will be responsible for selling multi-platform advertising solutions including digital, print, e-newsletters, and event sponsorships through relationship building and on-going account management.

We provide Medical, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance

Compensation based on performance.
After probation period, pay will be 100% commission

You can view the Craigslist ad here.

Development Associate

LOCATION: Twin Cities Metro

TYPE: Full Time DEADLINE: 3/23/2011

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work with Executive Director and Development Committee to develop creative and comprehensive quarterly/annual fundraising plans
• Manage team implementation of fundraising strategies for three individual entities of OutFront MN (OutFront Minnesota, OutFront Minnesota Community Services, and OutFront Minnesota Action PAC)
• Prepare monthly reports and tracking for online and offline donations
• Work with Operations Director to plan and staff statewide fund-raising events, including building state-wide relationships, coordinating event logistics, and targeting donors and solicitations
• Create online fund-raising solicitations and campaigns utilizing multiple online platforms including social media and EmailNow/Network for Good
• Manage grant program including drafting proposals, identifying new grant opportunities, and coordinating roles of other staff in developing proposals
• Work parallel with Executive Director to manage call time and major donor cultivation

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Passionate commitment to LGBTQ equality
• Strong written and interpersonal skills with capacity to represent the organization to diverse audience
• 2-5 years development experience, including political, non-profit and/or campaign fundraising
• Ability and willingness to work occasional extended/varied hours, including selected evenings/weekends
• Enjoys working both independently and collaboratively
• Comfort and proficiency working with computers and databases; experience with Sage Fundraising 50 (donor tracking) and EmailNow/Network for Good (email management) preferred but not required
• Enjoys and is comfortable working with persons from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds
• Experience in a political environment preferred
• Some occasional travel required

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
• Health and Dental Care package available. Two weeks paid vacation after six month probationary period. Participation in a retirement plan available.
• OutFront Minnesota offers a flexible and inclusive work environment.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and one (1) development-related writing sample to the attention of Bettina Stuecher at employment@outfront.org

Here’s the job posting on the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

Organizing Director

The Organizing Director reports to the Executive Director is responsible for OutFront Minnesota’s program of organizing, educating and moving people to create change for stronger LGBT families and rights. Working within OutFront Minnesota’s strategic plan, the Organizing Director identifies opportunities to work for LGBT equality and racial justice and builds community by maintaining contacts and facilitating communication within diverse groups including communities of faith, communities of color, nonprofit organizations, workplaces, and youth.

dEADLINE: mARCH 30, 2011

Responsibilities

* Work with Executive and other staff to develop organizing strategy based on OutFront Minnesota’s legislative objectives and identified community needs
* Develop workshops and educational trainings to provide a call to action to community members
* Plan and produce community events such as rallies and protests when conditions warrant. Participate in the planning and production of OutFront Minnesota’s major organizing events, Lobby Day and Twin Cities Pride
* Supervise, train, and work dynamically with organizing staff, volunteers and interns, identifying potential, and moving supporters toward greater leadership responsibilities within the work
* Develop collaborative relationships with the leadership of other progressive organizations
* Attend and participate in community meetings and events to cultivate relationships, gain greater understanding of community needs, and provide channel of community feedback
* Provide a monthly report of activities and issues, and make timely recommendations for activities on the basis of opportunities and OutFront Minnesota priorities
* Maintain a high level of awareness of OutFront Minnesota plans, programs and events, by maintaining close working relationships with program and other staff
* Work collaboratively as a member of the OutFront Minnesota staff team. Maintain flexibility in job duties to accommodate changes within the climate

Qualifications

* Experience in nonprofit community organizing in a LGBT and/or social change context
* Strong written and oral communication skills, including dynamism and proficiency in giving presentations and trainings
* Demonstrated commitment and ability to work well within and outside LGBT communities as an advocate for social change
* Highly inter-personally skillful; strong ability to cultivate relationships, be attune to community needs and channel social networking abilities to enhance mobilization and organizing efforts
* Comfort and ability in using measurement and reporting methods, particularly numerical methods
* Willingness and ability to travel throughout Minnesota, including some overnight and weekend travel, and to attend evening and weekend meetings, trainings and events
* Comfort and sensitivity in working with persons from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds
* Knowledge of LGBT issues and Minnesota’s current political landscape
* Ability to work collaboratively as well as develop individual processes and goals, strong sense of self-motivation and flexibility
* A commitment to OutFront Minnesota’s mission and a passion for advancing our efforts
* Compliance with our policies and procedures
* Self-motivation and flexibility

Salary and Benefits

* Salary commensurate with experience
* Health and dental care package available. Two weeks paid vacation after six month probationary period. Participation in a retirement plan available
* OutFront Minnesota offers a flexible and inclusive work environment
* Persons of color are encouraged to apply

Visit OutFront Minnesota to complete the application process.

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