GLSEN Arizona Community Outreach and Organizing Coordinator
Reports to: National Director of Community Mobilization
Location: Arizona with some travel within the State and limited National travel, regular travel to the Phoenix office required.
Position: Full-time (partially remote)
Starting: $58,500 to $70,000 (plus benefits)
GLSEN and its 40 local chapters work at the local, district, state, and federal level to create systems change in K-12 education in the U.S. Our work has produced measurable improvements in the lives of LGBTQ+ students in the United States, and helped establish new norms of support for LGBTQ+ students in the education world.
Since 2002, GLSEN Arizona has worked to create safe and affirming K-12 schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We train educators and school administrators, support and strengthen student-led Gender/Sexuality Alliance (GSA) clubs, and work with school communities, lawmakers, and local stakeholders to reform and implement evidence-based LGBTQ-inclusive and affirming education law as well as school policies, practices and curriculum.
As part of the GLSEN National Chapter Network, we are in the midst of a major institutional transformation process which is striving to advance racial, gender, and disability justice. We are committed to building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment and believe that every member of our team enriches our diversity by contributing in a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.
The Community Outreach and Organizing Coordinator responsible for understanding the climate and key stakeholders in targeted K-12 school communities and working to organize and empower them to work together to create a safer and more affirming learning environment for LGBTQ+ and ALL students in their community. The Community Outreach and Organizing Coordinator works in tandem with the GLSEN Arizona Community Training Coordinator to ensure all stakeholders, including student leaders, parents, educators, teachers and allied community members are trained and have the tools and support they need to rise up and advocate for the safer schools movement.
- Establish an annual plan and organize all activities required to successfully prepare and organize the Arizona community around the safer schools movement.
- Identify and connect with community members including students, parents, GSA Advisors, school social workers/counselors, principals, district leadership/board members, resource providers to gain insight into the community.
- Work to build and maintain a base of engaged supporters.
- Identify collaboration opportunities with local partner organizations.
- Plan and execute outreach events and identify other opportunities for engagement.
- Recruit and funnel willing/able volunteers down the training pipeline.
- Prepare and mobilize volunteers for identified advocacy opportunities (e.g. attend and advocate at school board meetings, testify during legislative session, etc.)
- Coordinate regular meetings and visits with community participants.
- Maintain records GLSEN Arizona’s database, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
Qualifications and Requirement:
- 3 to 5 years experience working in grass-roots community organizing.
- Interpersonal and relationship-building skills with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Knowledge of the school system/infrastructure in Arizona.
- Knowledge of issues affecting LGBTQ+ youth and of the Arizona education political landscape is a plus.
- Strong oral and written communications skills required.
- Strong ability to collaborate and work as a team is essential.
- Good understanding of the functions of support team members.
- Ability to improve or create new tools and systems for documenting and reporting.
- Commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
- Presentation, facilitation, and public speaking skills.
- Commitment to the values, principles, mission, and goals of GLSEN.
- Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
- Proficiency (or willingness to learn) in Google Drive (including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms) and other technologies.
This position primarily works in an office-setting. Travel may be required.
- Ability to sit for eight (8) or more hours with breaks.
- This is a sedentary position, with standing desks available.
- Must be able to comply with the physical demands of travel.
- This position demands extensive keyboarding, visual acuity required Occasionally asked to lift 25+ pounds.
Please submit your resume and a letter of interest at www.glsen.org/apply-work-glsen. Please do not email, fax, or mail applications.
GLSEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, people of diverse gender identities, people with disabilities, women, and non-LGBTQ people to apply.