Program Coordinator

GRIOT Circle
Brooklyn
Mission Statement: 

About GRIOTGRIOT Circle is an inter-generational, culturally diverse community based organization serving the needs of lesbians, gay men, and bisexual and transgender elders of color over the age of fifty. We provide emotional support and quality programs that affirm the lives of this often invisible marginalized population. GRIOT is committed to honoring and preserving our histories and traditions and reuniting those parts of ourselves that have been fragmented by racism and homophobia. We maintain a space, free of discrimination based on age, gender, race, sexuality, spirituality and ethnic origin. Everyone is welcome.MissionGRIOT Circle’s mission is to provide programs and services to assist our members in removing the isolation and fear around aging in the LGBTQ people of color community as well as the larger community and to eliminate discrimination wherever it exists. It is our hope to empower these individuals to be self-sufficient and free to enjoy aging in a safe and supportive environment.

Position Description: 

GRIOT Circle recently entered into a formal partnership with SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders). SAGEis the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources for LGBT older adults.SAGE was recently awarded funding by the New York City Council to bring its Innovative Senior Center (ISC) model for LGBT older adults to Brooklyn and the other boroughs. The ISC theory of change is founded on a whole-person model of wellness and seeks to provide specific interventions to enhance outcomes based on the needs of the specific communities and/or individuals involved. SAGE -GRIOT Circle is now recruiting a Program Coordinator who will assist  with implementing the ISC model. The position is full time and reports to the Site Manager for the SAGE-GRIOT ISC Partnership.Essential Functions:The Program Coordinator will enhance the wellness of LGBT older adults by providing innovative interventions with measurable outcomes.  S/he will coordinate programs,secure instructors and volunteer teachers.  The Program Coordinator will engage in outreach to the older adult LGBT community to cultivate attendance at all programs and activities.Working under the direction of the Site Manager, the Program Coordinator will ensure SAGE – GRIOT Circle meets specific contract deliverables as defined by New York City’s Department for the Aging (DFTA) per the SAGE-GRIOT Circle Partnership.S/he will be accountable for data collection on service delivery and will collaborate with other SAGE-GRIOT personnel to facilitate DFTA reporting. Key Responsibilities:

  • Help create and provide innovative and culturally sensitive programming for LGBT older adults
  • Coordinating space usage at GRIOT Circle and Brooklyn Community Pride Center
  • Coordinate with Site Manager to implement daily curriculum and activities
  • Assist  with outreach, particularly in Brooklyn
  • Work with Site Manager and Administrative Assistant to ensure collection of client and service unit statistics and entry into data-base
  • Complete all administrative paperwork and assist in DFTA reporting process
  • Attend conferences and in-services training sessions that contribute to professional enrichment of staff and innovative programming
  • Represent programs with volunteer members at community events (e.g. health fairs, pride festivals)

 Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • BA in social work, public administration or related field with at least two years of professional experience; substantial relevant work experience (5+ years) may be substituted for degree
  • Computer proficient
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced atmosphere
  • Flexible and dependable – This position requires some flexibility around scheduling. Some evening and weekend hours required.

 Strongly Desired Qualifications

  • Substantive work experience in the field of aging and/or service provision to people of color and/or LGBT constituencies
  • Knowledge of history and issues facing LGBTQ people of color elders
  • Cultural competency with  diverse groups of LGBTQ elders

 Job Location:  Brooklyn Compensation: Salary DOE.Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Aundaray Guess Aundaray [at] griotcircle.org. No phone calls please.

Area: 
Program
Qualifications: 

Strongly Desired Qualifications

  • Substantive work experience in the field of aging and/or service provision to people of color and/or LGBT constituencies
  • Knowledge of history and issues facing LGBTQ people of color elders
  • Cultural competency with  diverse groups of LGBTQ elders
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Application Instructions: 

 Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Aundaray Guess Aundaray [at] griotcircle.org. No phone calls please.

Name: 
Aundaray Guess
Phone: 
718-246-2775
State: 
NY
Country/US Territory: 
United States