ALP organizes LGBTSTGNC POC in NYC to change the conditions that negatively impact our communities, however we also recognize that while working to build our community’s power we must address the immediate economic and wellness concerns that we individually and collectively face. The 3rd Space Support Program works to ensure that communities facing the greatest barriers to survival stay central to ALP’s membership, leadership and organizing by connecting people with wellness, grief and crisis resources and integrate a culture of sustainability and holistic care at ALP and in our movements. The 3rd Space Support Coordinator works closely with the Membership, SOS and TJ Coordinators to ensure that members of ALP have access to cultural and community wellness practices, healing justice strategies and are connected to resources and services that include but are not limited to housing, health care, public assistance and job training support. In addition the 3rd Space Support Coordinator connects ALP’s membership to the abundance of ancestral traditions of LGBTSTGNC POC healing practices and methodologies in our NYC community, including reiki, acupuncture, and massage, and supports mutual aid and community care practices. This includes creating a team of on-call practitioners, cultural workers, and other ALP community members who will provide resources, referrals and community care strategies for our base.
The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color (POC) center for community organizing, focusing on the NYC area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social & economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.
HOURS: Full Time, 40 hrs per week including 2-3 evenings per week
REPORTS TO: Director of Programs
- Informed by the political campaigns and the leadership of members, this position will design and creatively implement programming to engage and support LGBTSTGNC POC member’s access to dignified and quality healthcare, housing, employment, and culturally competent providers/resources for sustainability.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with relevant service providers across NYC; and develop new models with ALP staff, members and practitioners/cultural workers and healers that seeks to design community care services for, by and about LGBTSTGNC POC
- Develop a digital resource that lists relevant and culturally competent services & providers.
- Design and implement curricula that centers the needs of our membership base including TransJustice and Safe Outside the System Collective including info and referrals; resource sharing; crisis and violence related resources and referrals; etc.
- Develop and maintain relationships with LGBTSTGNC POC healers, cultural workers and health practitioners providing wellness strategies across NYC; coordinate Health & Wellness Collective Meetings that develop programming to further deepening community care and wellness strategies for our communities and movements as integral to organizing at ALP
- Work with program coordinators, board and staff to ensure the integration of language as a political practice
- Work with the program coordinators to build access across all levels of the organization. All programs should be accessible in regards to language access, ability, childcare, and other various needs of members. Coordinate wellness offerings at ALP events, meetings and other relevant programming.
- Train LGBTSTGNC POC interpreters to provide multilingual programming and on call advocacy to center language justice strategies that sustain the cultural and political traditions of language.
- Build political education and organizing strategies on the role of healing and wellness for our movements
- Be able to speak, document and define new wellness and care model strategies inside of our work planning and strategic directions for the emotional, physical, spiritual, psychic, and mental well being of our communities
- Staff and coordinate logistics for program area meetings and events
- Maintain collective structure and consensus decision-making within program area with relevant volunteers and staff
- Develop program related communication materials including print, and electronic/web based (website, facebook, etc.).
- Monitor program budget
- Maintain all administrative documentation (including expense tracking, quarterly/monthly reporting & evaluation)
- Track and record relevant curriculum, training materials, agendas, contact and reference information
- Supervise and coordinate supervision of relevant volunteers/members including: recruitment, screening and hiring, training, development and evaluation
- Represent ALP and organizing area(s) to funders as requested by supervisor
- Write reports and updates documenting progress of organizing area(s)
- Represent the organization at meetings and events as requested by supervisor
- Participate in staff meetings and collective staff responsibilities including organizational events
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor
- Regular Program Evaluation and Reflection
- Understanding of and commitment to organizational mission, guiding principles and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit Transgender & Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color (POC) issues and conditions.
- Strong understanding of social services and public assistance programs in NYC for LGBTSTGNC People of Color and experience working with service providers.
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
- Strong peer-counseling, conflict-management and crisis management skills.
- Proven ability working with multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-gendered, and intergenerational communities.
- Proven ability working with communities facing the greatest barriers to survival including LGBTSTGNC Immigrants of Color and TGNC communities of color.
- Experience and knowledge of immigrant rights issues and organizing.
- Strong working knowledge of LGBTSTGNC POC, LGBTSTGNC & POC communities, resources and services in the NYC area.
- Demonstrated experience maintaining systems of info and referrals including: resource files; organizational materials and bulletin boards; and providing info, referrals, support and crisis intervention to callers and walk-ins, as needed.
- Strong experience in program development, implementation and evaluation with communities facing the greatest barriers to survival including activities such as: info and referrals, resource sharing, crisis and violence related resources and referrals, community building, holistic health/wellness, and skills training.
- Experience managing volunteer committees including experience cultivating leadership and decision-making among community members including community led program development.
- Demonstrated experience developing communication materials including print materials, and electronic and web based.
- Solid interest/experience in movement-building strategies.
- Able to use PC-based word processing and database programs.
- Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, usually 2 evenings a week.
- Experience developing and leading grassroots community organizing campaigns preferred.
- Multilingual in English and another language preferred.
Salary $50K (FTE) with fringe benefits
Please consider, interviews will take place the first and second weeks of July. Please email a PDF of your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to To submit an application by mail, please send to : Hiring Committee - 3rd Space Support Coordinator, 147 West 24th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011 Applications sent by mail must be POSTMARKED BY MAY 5th, 2017 to be considered.
Please note that applicants who are being considered for second round interviews will also be asked to submit a sample workshop agenda and work plan. Samples from past work encouraged.
No phone calls or additional emails, please