Current Employment Opportunities
We are currently hiring for three positions:
- a full-time Programs Manager,
- a full-time Youth Outreach Specialist/ Anti-Violence Program Advocate, and
- a full-time Development Associate.
All three job descriptions can be found below along with instructions for submitting your application.
Duties and Responsibilities
Programs Development and Management
- Ensure grants are in compliance with contracts, grant reporting and deliverables are complied with, and grant funding is properly tracked and expensed
- Fulfill the contracts’ reporting requirements and expectations and submit a monthly report to the Executive Director
- Document program statistics, keep records of activities, and conduct program evaluation
- Effectively represent Wingspan’s AVP, YP, and SAGA programs in the community, through media, meetings, networking, and presentations
- Provide consulting services to interested groups related to issues of LGBT victims of violence and youth and family matters
- Provide limited direct service and/or direct service back up for Program activities, including the youth center, support groups, crisis counseling and emergency shelter program
- Develop a range of strategies to address the issues of violence in all forms and those impacting LGBT youth and families, including education sessions, educational materials, direct services, and advocacy initiatives
- Work with the Executive Director to identify new funding opportunities; and in preparing grant and contract proposals
- Network within LGBT communities and general community to create collaborations with individuals, groups and agencies in order to meet Wingspan program goals
- Supervise the writing of program curriculum
- Supervise the training and delivery of program curriculum to staff, community partners and volunteers.
Staff Supervision and Development
- Manages the Anti-Violence Programs (AVP), The Eon Youth Program (YP) and Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) staff and interns through performance evaluations, assigning and delegating of duties, and monitoring day-to-day and long-term results
- Provide regular coaching and guidance for AVP, YP and SAGA staff in:
- Material and curricula development
- Delivery of client services
- Delivery of presentations
- Record-keeping and reporting
- Works with and coordinates program staff in recruiting, training, supervising and/or retaining volunteers
- Assists the Executive Director in his/her absence with day-to-day staff and volunteer management
- A bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field and two years experience working with victims of crime or youth in a social service or youth-serving agency.
- Experience in crisis intervention, advocacy and/or facilitating support groups.
- Activism, work or volunteer experience and/or exposure to issues affecting the LGBT communities
- Two or more years of staff supervision experience.
- Experience 1mobilizing community response to issues through rallies, vigils, protests, letters to the editor campaigns, and other community-based strategies.
- Experience providing culturally competent services to people of color.
Requisite Knowledge and Skills
- Detailed knowledge of issues related to domestic violence, hate crimes, sexual violence, and the criminal justice system
- Working knowledge of principles of non-profit management and administration.
- Working knowledge of, skills and experience in writing grants and grant reports.
- Ability to work independently, manages time, prioritize, and complete tasks with minimal direction.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Ability to motivate and facilitate groups of people
- Proficiency in doing community education and training
- Ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and respectfully with all staff and volunteers
- Commitment to Social Justice, including an understanding of the root causes of oppression (racism, sexism, homophobia, able-ism, ageism, classism, etc), and dedication to working to dismantle all forms of oppression
- Working knowledge of basic computer software including web browsers, email, and word processing.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
- Ability to write and speak fluently in English and Spanish.
- Availability on some evenings and weekends.
- Some travel required
Reports to: Executive Director
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Carol E. Grimsby
Youth Outreach Specialist/ Anti-Violence Program Advocate
The Youth Outreach Specialist/Advocate position serves as the primary link between Wingspan’s Eon Youth Program and Anti-Violence Program (AVP). The position staffs the Eon “Lounge” Youth Center, assists with community outreach and serves as the Anti-Violence Programs Advocate with a specialization in youth. This position requires evening hours and occasional weekend hours. This position is full-time (40 hours per week) non-exempt.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Staff drop-in center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, ages 13 to 23, and oversee drop-in functions
- Organize activities that will engage the broad participation of youth
- Maintain youth database
- Develop, update, and distribute outreach materials for youth program
- Conduct outreach to various youth populations
- Act as an advocate for youth in crisis, including survivors of violence, those with suicidal ideation, and homeless/near-homeless youth
- Conduct trainings with social service agencies and schools
- Assist in recruitment and coordination of Youth Programs volunteers
- Attend Eon staff meetings, AVP Staff Meetings, Wingspan staff meetings, and in-service trainings
- Interface with other agencies and programs to encourage appropriate referrals to Wingspan
- Document program statistics and keep records of activities
- Other tasks as assigned by supervisor
- Knowledge about LGBTQ communities and relevant issues
- Must be 24 or older
- Ability to pass background check to receive clearance from AZ Dept of Public Safety
- Availability on evenings and weekends
- Experience working with youth
- Experience working with individuals in crisis or survivors of violence preferred
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to relate to youth
- Knowledge and experience working with diverse communities
- Ability to provide culturally competent services to People of Color
- Strong organizational skills
- Competency with Windows and Microsoft Office applications
- Bilingual Spanish/English is desirable.
- Prior experience as a group facilitator or group leader is preferred.
Reports to: Programs Manager
Compensation: $12.98/Hour and access to a comprehensive benefits package
Please send your resume and cover letter to Carol Grimsby at firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: The Development Associate is responsible for coordinating and implementing aspects of Wingspan’s development plan in conjunction with the Executive Director, Board Members and other volunteers.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop and maintain prospect list; track major gifts
- Work with the Executive Director, Board and volunteers to ensure that major donor asks are undertaken. Assist with asks as needed.
- Help design and implement donor cultivation, appreciation, and recognition program, including periodic meetings with major donors.
- Assist with researching foundation and grant opportunities.
- Maintain a database or spreadsheet to track grant prospects and proposals (i.e. prospects, submission deadlines, dates of submission, report deadlines, etc.)
- Assist with grant proposals in response to requests for proposals (RFPs) and foundation grant cycles.
- Assist with grant reporting process (i.e., informing program areas when reports are coming due, collecting all necessary information, submitting reports in a timely manner, etc.).
Direct Mail and On-Line Solicitations
- Coordinate and oversee the direct mail process (including letter writing, printing, mailing, tracking responses, etc.).
- Coordinate and run phone solicitation campaigns
- Develop and Implement, Constant Contacts, event face-book pages, web-site and e-newsletter
- Research local, state and national businesses to identify prospective sponsors.
- Create and maintain corporate sponsorship level descriptions.
- Coordinate meetings with the appropriate representative in the selected businesses.
- Track corporate sponsorship progress (i.e., prospects, meetings held, outcomes, levels, etc.).
- Assist in all phases of implementation of Wingspan special events.
- Attend meetings with the Development Committee and Special Events Committees.
- Develop sponsorship goals, tracking system and implement plan to achieve committee goals.
- Recruit, train and coordinate volunteers of Development Operations team, including scheduling, oversight, training and accountability.
- Maintain donor/prospect database and provide monthly reports.
- Ensure incoming mail, donations (both cash and in-kind in electronic and snail mail) are processed in accordance with Wingspan protocols and policies. Preparing the daily receipts log (cash and non-cash) and enter all cash and in-kind gifts into donor database in a timely fashion. Prepare bank deposits.
- Send acknowledgements and thank-you notes no less than weekly to accrued donors. Coordinate with Board for hand-written notes and signatures in a timely manner as needed and prepare weekly emails for Board Ambassadors for recognition of gifts given by their major donors.
- Coordinate End-of-Year donor letter preparation for calendar year gifts acknowledgements.
- Produce analysis reports of donation trends and data, including those periodically requested by the Program Director or Development Chair.
- Assist Development Chair in composing monthly report of income revenue, event trends and results, and record of committee meetings.
- Assist with creating the annual development plan and evaluate progress on a quarterly basis.
- Help organize and run the Development Committee (and sub-committee) meetings.
- Write a story encouraging donations for each issue of the newsletter.
- Organize 1-2 community forums each year.
- Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Knowledge, skills and experience in development including, grant writing and management, direct mail letters, on-line fund-raising, phone-a-thons, major donor work, corporate solicitation, and events.
- Outstanding writing abilities
- Experience and knowledge of issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
- Experience and knowledge of non-profit organizations.
- Ability to be organized, manages time, juggle numerous tasks and prioritize.
- Ability to work independently but also to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others.
- Excellent knowledge and skills in basic computer applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and Access
- Prior experience working with donor database software, particularly Donor Perfect.
Salary range is $30,000 – $32,000, DOE
Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and disability insurance
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume along with the names and contact information for three references, to Carol Grimsby at email@example.com
Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement:
Wingspan is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating in compliance with applicable Equal Opportunity and non-discrimination laws. Wingspan will employ the best qualified person without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, familial status, marital status, disability or veteran status.