There are two new job announcements in the LGBT community this week. A media internship and a position as a program officer.

Intern Position – Twin Cities Media Company (Minneapolis)

Equilibrium Media, LLC is offering an intern position to a motivated, talented, self-starter who wants to learn all aspects of media, event planning and management, public relations, and other responsibilities and learning opportunities as assigned.

We are Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgendered, Queer run/friendly. Our company manages a major Twin Cities film festival, produces independent documentary work, performs social network marketing and outreach for a variety of events and causes, and engages in other business and community activities on a regular basis.

We look forward to hearing from you!

* Location: Minneapolis
* Compensation: To be discussed.
* This is a part-time job.

The full at can be viewed on Craigslist.

PFund Foundation: Program officer

Supervisor: Executive Director FTE: 1.0 (40 hours/week) Status: Salaried, exempt Flexible hours, competitive wage
Purpose: The Program Officer serves as the primary contact for grant and scholarship applicants and review, organizes and facilitates community convenings and QNet, and supports fundraising. The Program Officer creates learning opportunities for LGBT non-profit organizations and programs (particularly new, emerging and communities of color), develops trainings and workshops to enhance the leadership skills of individuals and organizations in order to strengthen LGBT communities with a particular emphasis on under-resourced communities and provides technical assistance to grantee organizations on a per request basis.

Over the next three years, PFund wants to continue to build its grantmaking and outreach across the Upper Midwest, with a particular commitment to supporting rural communities and deepening our commitment to racial justice. This includes building relationships with other LGBT organizations and communities, as well as allied communities. The Program Officer will play a pivotal role in this work,
including traveling outside of the Twin Cities and across the region on a regular basis.

Responsibilities:
Grant and Scholarship Awards
1. Serve as the primary contact for grant and scholarship applicants, assisting with application completion as needed.
2. Annually review grant and scholarship application forms, requirements and procedures with the Program Committee.
3. Contact prospective recipients, distribute and solicit applications from the full diversity of LGBT communities in the Upper Midwest.
4. Arrange review dates, locations, etc., and lead reviewer recruitment with staff and board input.
5. Review applications for completeness and eligibility as they are received.
6. Prepare and distribute applications and instructions to review panelists.
7. Prepare follow-up correspondence with grant and scholarship applicants.
8. Maintain grantee and scholarship files.
9. Facilitate community review panels including trainings and decision-making about grants and
scholarship awards.
10. Conduct follow Technical Assistance
11. Build ongoing relationships with scholars and grantees.
12. Plan and conduct meetings and research to determine what skills and education are needed by PFund prospective grant recipients, particularly those in under-resourced communities.
13. Develop and implement formal program of leadership development to include training and technical assistance for current and prospective grantee organizations (Training may be delivered by external consultant).
14. Attend events and meetings as necessary and possible.
15. And such other duties as may be assigned by Executive Director from time to time.
16. Respond to identified needs and requests by community members and grantees to organize one or two convenings a year.
17. Working with staff and community members, to facilitate an ongoing Twin Cities based skills- and relationship-building gathering QNet – for staff and leadership from LGBT and allied organizations.
18. Working with the Executive Director, organize regular visits to other communities across the Upper Midwest. Support in identifying local contacts in those communities and setting up meetings or community convenings in addition to providing infrastructure support such as accommodations.

Full application materials can be found at PFund.

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Andy Birkey
Andy Birkey has written for a number of Minnesota and national publications. He founded Eleventh Avenue South which ran from 2002-2011, wrote for the Minnesota Independent from 2006-2011, the American Independent from 2010-2013. His writing has appeared in The Advocate, The Star Tribune, The Huffington Post, Salon, Cagle News Service, Twin Cities Daily Planet, TheUptake, Vita.mn and much more. His writing on LGBT issues, the religious right and social justice has won awards including Best Beat Reporting by the Online News Association, Best Series by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and an honorable mention by the Sex-Positive Journalism awards.

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