Current Employment Opportunities
Three are currently two employment opportunities at Wingspan
- Wingspan Program Director, and
- Anti-Violence Program Bilingual Advocate/Educator.
Wingspan Program Director
Wingspan is Southern Arizona’s LGBT community center with a mission to promote the freedom, equality, safety, and well-being of LGBT people. The Program Director is responsible for successfully administering programs and managing the staff, and works in conjunction with the Wingspan Board to effectively manage finances, fundraising, and community relations. The Program Director is a full time, exempt position, which requires a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
Duties and Responsibilities
Program Development and Management
- Provide oversight of programs to ensure they are of high quality, in compliance with grant contracts, and meeting community needs
- Provide oversight of required reports to funders to ensure they are submitted on-time and that reports accurately convey the work completed and fulfill the requirements of the grant/contract
- Ensure appropriate fiscal management of grant monies to include realistic budgeting, timely authorization, execution and tracking of spending, and monthly reconciliation of, and making appropriate adjustments to, plans as required to properly execute the funds by the end of the grant period
- Write grant proposals to governmental, corporate, and private foundations to support current programs and agency infrastructure. Ensure program grants are in-line with Wingspan’s mission, vision, values, and strategic plan.
- Work closely with community partners to ensure effective service delivery and continued inter-agency coordination.
- Develop new programs and services that help Wingspan achieve its vision and mission in accordance with its strategic plan.
- Regularly update the Finance Committee and Board on how well program deliverables and financial goals are being met.
Communications and Public Relations
- Serve as an effective spokesperson for Wingspan and coordinate with the Wingspan Executive Director to respond to media requests
- Work with staff and Wingspan Board to plan and implement Wingspan’s communications strategies
- Provide oversight of Wingspan’s media communications to include the Wingspan website, electronic newsletter, social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and coverage by print, television, and radio sources
Human Resource Management
- Foster an environment that attracts, retains, and motivates highly skilled staff and volunteers
- Develop and implement personnel and volunteer policies that encourage teamwork, reward initiative, and individual contributions and promote achievement of the center’s goals
- Directly supervise the Anti-Violence Programs and Youth and Family Programs Managers and the Development Operations Coordinator. Responsible for developing job descriptions, monitoring performance, conducting annual evaluations, and providing corrective action when required.
- Coordinate with the Executive Director to develop quarterly staff in-service trainings, annual staff retreats and continuing education opportunities for staff.
- Ensure new staff and volunteers comply with any background checks required and are provided orientation and program-specific training to accomplish their jobs
- Serve as key communication link between the Wingspan Board and staff
Requisite Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, nonprofit management, human services or a related field
Five years of progressive work experience in the areas of non-profit program management and development, staff supervision and training, and successful grant writing
- Knowledge of LGBT issues and community base organizations
- Strong leadership skills and experience
- Excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity to cultural diversity
- Knowledge of grant writing, reporting, and compliance
- Knowledge of anti-violence, youth, seniors, and social justice issues
- Detailed knowledge and skills in use of basic computer applications such as Word, Excel, and Access
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Administration, Public Health, or related field
- Six or more years of relevant work experience in the areas of non-profit program management and development, staff supervision and training, and successful grant writing
- Experience in communication, media relations, human resource management, fiscal management, community relations, and fundraising
- Experience in public policy advocacy
- Experience working with a board of directors
- Five or more year’s senior management experience.
- Ability to write and speak fluently in English and Spanish
- Preference will be given to LGBTQ competent candidate
Submit resume, cover letter and three references to:
Anti-Violence Program Bilingual Advocate/Educator
Wingspan’s Anti-Violence Program Bilingual Advocate/Educator works closely with survivor-serving organizations across Southern Arizona to provide crisis intervention, advocacy, education and cultural empowerment services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, including victims/survivors of violence as well training to community groups, businesses and service providers to broaden the supports available to LGBT people across Southern Arizona. Additionally, this position conducts advocacy, education and outreach activities in Tucson and throughout Southern Arizona, including in rural areas. This is a full-time exempt position, which requires some evening and weekend hours.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Direct Service and Advocacy
- Answer crisis line and work with walk-in clients
- Serve as the on-call bilingual back-up for the 24-hour Crisis Line
- Provide personal and systems-level advocacy and support to LGBT victim/survivors of violence including court accompaniment, letter-writing, safety planning, and crisis de-escalation
- Maintain procedures for using shelter, cab, and food voucher services for clients
- Maintain and update referrals
- Follow-up with clients who need further support
- Collaborate with other community organizations that serve LGBT people including victims of violence
- Provide cultural competency trainings to agencies working with LGBT people including victims of violence.
- Assist with Violence Prevention, Intervention, and Cultural Empowerment Curriculum development and implementation.
- Actively recruit, utilize, and support volunteers who carry out Puertas Abiertas activities as described below:
- Assist in conducting trainings for community members and potential crisis line volunteers.
- Schedule and maintain contact with AVP volunteers, as needed.
- Monthly Social/Discussion events
- PFLAG en Español meetings
- Latino LGBTQ-specific community events, including Tucson Latin@ LGBTQ Pride (a collaborative, community-wide series of events)
- Help develop outreach materials and staff information tables
- Help plan, organize, advertise, and facilitate community forums and events
- Maintain all paperwork and databases related to client services and presentations
- Submit monthly report
- Some evenings and weekends and travel required
- Some general office/administrative support for Program Manager required
- Attend meetings and trainings as assigned
- Other duties as assigned
- English/Spanish Bilingual required.
- Knowledge of violence issues within and against the LGBTQ community.
- Knowledge of and/or experience in LGBT community.
- Knowledge of and/or experience working in rural communities.
- Understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and oppression.
- Ability to design and implement trainings/workshops.
- Experience with crisis intervention, advocacy, and active listening skills
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Basic word processing and email knowledge.
- Good organizational skills, time management and ability to juggle numerous tasks and prioritize needs.
- Work effectively and respectfully with all staff and volunteers.
- Previous non-profit experience helpful.
- Have access to reliable transportation.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse communities, including youth, seniors, communities of color, those living in rural areas, donors and funders/prospective funders
Wingspan Program Manager
Submit resume, cover letter and three references to:
Wingspan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.