Subject: strictly fyi: Jobs in MA, NY, OR, WA, WI
From: "Ethan Bluestein" <>
Date: 1:31 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition members and friends:

(1) Racial Justice Fellow, Basic Rights Oregon (Portland, OR) - apply by July 25
(2) Project Manager, Fenway Health (Boston, MA) - open until filled
(3) Case Manager, Safe Horizon (New York, NY) - open until filled

(4) Youth Services Community Advocate, Northwest Network (Seattle, WA) -  open until filled
(5) Director, Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools (Madison, WI) -  open until filled


(1)   Racial Justice Fellow, Basic Rights Oregon (Portland, OR) - apply by July 25

Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) seeks one part-time Racial Justice Fellow beginning in August 2011 and continuing through the end of the year. The fellowship is an entry level, organizer-in-training position at 20 hours a week. The fellow is responsible for supporting Basic Rights Oregon’s Racial Justice and Alliance Building program, including general support for the Standing Together leadership program, development and recruitment to Basic Rights’ ongoing political education series, mobilizing LGBT and allied activists to take action for racial justice campaigns, and more. The position will involve some in-state travel (though a driver’s license and/or car are not required) and will receive significant support in developing and carrying out their work from program staff. The Racial Justice Fellow reports to the Racial Justice and Alliance Building Program Manager and is a member of BRO’s program staff. This position is based in Portland, Oregon.

Responsibilities: The Racial Justice Fellow will work with staff to carry out the programs and educational activities of the Racial Justice and Alliance Building program and will be responsible for the following:
• Support the planning and execution of Standing Together convenings and meetings- including coordinating logistics and recruitment for program events
• Provide general support to Standing Together’s Our Families education campaign, especially in areas of volunteer recruitment and program communications (such as writing blogs, utilizing social media, creating written materials, etc.)
• Assist with facilitation and recruitment to BRO’s ongoing political education series on racial justice
• Mobilize LGBT and allied activists to take action for racial justice campaigns
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Basic Rights Oregon seeks candidates who excel in relationship-building, have strong attention to detail and work well as part of a fast-paced team. The ideal candidate will have:
• Previous community, student, campaign or other organizing experience – as a volunteer or paid position
• Demonstrated experience working with communities of color, trans/gender variant and LGBT youth communities and a commitment to the mission of the organization
• Demonstrated ability to handle a variety of projects and problem-solve
• Excellent planning skills and follow-up
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, including comfort with public speaking
• Ability to travel, and have a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends
• Have a strong sense of humor and levity

Compensation: Hourly wage commensurate with experience

How to Apply:
Applications are due at 5pm Monday July 25th and should include a resume and cover letter detailing experience and interest in the position, and the names and contact information for two references. Please submit applications electronically to the Racial Justice and Alliance Building Program Manager at:

(2)   Project Manager, Fenway Health (Boston, MA) - open until filled

Project Manager – Epidemiology Team [Job ID#XXX]

The following position is available in The Fenway Institute, the research, prevention and education arm of Fenway Health:

Under the supervision of assigned Principal Investigator, the Epidemiology Project Manager will aid in the implementation of an epidemiology/behavioral science HIV prevention intervention study with transgender young people under age 30.

Typical duties include: coordination and oversight of day-to-day study operations including recruitment/retention, enrollment, data collection and management, and data analysis and reporting.

Additional duties include: assisting with the supervision of Research Associates and other study staff to ensure that all required study procedures are complete and accurate; assessing needs for study start-up; preparing site for study operations and procedures according to protocol and sponsor guidelines; and assisting in dissemination of study findings including data analysis, manuscript writing and preparation of conference presentations.

In addition, the Project Manager will oversee and assist in the maintenance of complete, accurate and current study records and other administrative documents, actively participate in Quality Assurance activities, and generate regular descriptive statistics and future projections regarding follow-up, retention and compliance.

Benefits - Fenway has competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package, which includes health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan and generous vacation, sick and holiday time. People of all sexual orientations and gender identity, people of color and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Bachelor’s degree and MA/MS or MPH in social science or closely related field required. 

Experience/Other Preferred Requirements

·       Direct experience working with transgender persons required

·       Familiarity and comfort with HIV prevention issues facing transgendered persons, youth, men who have sex with men (MSM) and other groups at high-risk for HIV infection

·       Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for assignments and deadlines, work independently, and to effectively work as part of a team

·       Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and computer (Microsoft Word, Power-Point, Email) skills

·       Experience working in an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environment preferred

·       Undergraduate/graduate coursework in statistics and research methods highly desirable

·       Transgender persons are highly encouraged to apply


When applying for this position, please reference the job title and job ID #X

Applicants are encouraged to download and complete our application form from our website, and send it to Shoshanna Holzer via Fax or US Mail:

Fax: 617-927-6251

US Mail:
Fenway Health
1340 Boylston Street
9th Floor, Ansin Building
Boston, MA 02215
Attention: Human Resources

Send a cover letter and resume by electronic mail to Human Resources at Be sure to indicate the appropriate position and Job ID number in the subject line of all your correspondence. If you are applying for more than one position, please send a separate email for each job. If you are sending files as attachments to your e-mail, please be sure the attached files are written in Microsoft Word (.doc) or are in PDF format (.pdf). We do not accept compressed files of any type (e.g., Zip, Stuff It).

Note: In order to be considered, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of a position.


(3)  Case Manager, Safe Horizon (New York, NY) - open until filled

Essential Job Functions:

• Intake and assessment for individuals seeking assistance
• Triage counseling
• Engagement of adolescents into program structure (harm reduction philosophy, rules, mutual respect)
• Crisis intervention and individual counseling
• Milieu counseling
• Perform reparative interventions as part of a harm reduction approach
• Facilitate access to daily living needs (food, clothes, hygiene supplies, space to rest)
• Providing information and counseling to homeless adolescents regarding shelter options
• Advocacy on behalf of clients for public assistance and entitlements with city agencies
• Advocacy on behalf of under 18-year-old clients for Administration for Children’s Services support
• Case management, preparation of case records, prepare monthly and quarterly statistical reports
• Mediation for internal conflicts
• Group facilitation and conducting of educational presentations on HIV/AIDS, risk reduction and topics related to sub-populations of homeless youth
• Street outreach to homeless and street involved young people, as assigned
• Escort homeless youth to appropriate services and provide transportation as part of case plan
• Serve as an advocate and liaison for clients negotiating the shelter system and other social service programs
• Case conferencing
• Maintain routine administrative responsibilities to include the preparation of correspondence, maintaining files, mail, email, and telephone.
• Participate at staff trainings, staff meetings and staff group process workshops
• Participate in weekly supervision.

Secondary Job Functions:

• Identification of new resources appropriate for population
• Provide wellness and recreational (engagement) activities
• Coordinate services with other Streetwork staff and on-site legal, medical, and psychiatric service providers
• Manage events in the Drop-In Center, Monitor entrance to the program, oversee concrete support to clients, provide
• transportation to NYC Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs and/or oversee meal preparation
Knowledge and Skills:


• Compassionate approach to others and openness to new ideas
• Dynamic energy, able to multi-task and negotiate multiple demands on attention
• Non-judgmental approach and ability to empathize with others
• Clear and concise verbal and written communication skill, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
• Genuine interest in working with disenfranchised youth and young adults


• Bi-lingual Spanish
• Understanding of harm reduction perspective
• Demonstrate the ability to work independently



• Bachelor’s Degree in social services, creative arts, liberal studies or any field related to working with youth/ or High School Diploma and a minimum of five (5) years experience working with at-risk youth.



• Experience working in a social services setting, OR
• Personal experience with street survival activities (homelessness, gangs, drug economy, sex industry) with three years separation from involvement in these activities. Deep understanding of the relationship between personal experience and professional standards.


• At least 1 year working with the homeless population, youth, or harm reduction


• Basic understanding of computer and systems for managing case records

Please email resume and letter of interest to: Please include “Case Manager” in the subject title. The letter of interest should address your interest in working with homeless and runaway youth and how you meet the job functions and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. Resumes without a letter of interest, which is reflective of the primary job functions will not be considered.

(4) Youth Services Community Advocate, Northwest Network (Seattle, WA) -  open until filled

Reports to: Youth Services Program Manager

This is a full-time, temporary position (12 month, with possible extensions) with a competitive salary in an exciting, progressive changemaking service organization. We offer excellent benefits, including: health and dental insurance, long & short term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, and a caring and innovative work environment!

Position open until filled.

A Youth Services Community Advocate:

  • Advocates for bisexual, trans, lesbian and gay survivors of domestic & dating violence and LGBT youth crime victims;

  • Organizes young LGBT people to create just, safe communities; and

  • Works on individual, grassroots and systems levels to create the conditions necessary to support loving and equitable relationships.

For a job description contact:

(206) 568-7777 or

Please send resume and cover letter to:

The Northwest Network

Attn: Community Advocate—Youth Programs

P.O. Box 18436

Seattle, WA 98118


Please note: We are very interested in getting a feel for your take on anti-violence work, LBTG youth issues and progressive social change in your cover letter.

If emailing your application, attach cover letter and resume as one combined file.

Please do not include your cover letter in the body of the email.

(Emailed applications that include the cover letter in the body of the email text may not be considered.)


Position Open until Filled. Resumes may be considered immediately upon receipt. Resumes preferred by July 22nd. We plan to fill this position as soon as possible. 

The NW Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The NW Network does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender presentation or identity, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, and the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in employment, volunteer opportunities or services rendered.


(5) Director, Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools (Madison, WI) -  open until filled

Reports To: Board of Directors
Employment Type: Full-time Employee
Job Location: Madison, WI
Fringe Benefits: Excellent benefits including fully paid health
insurance, dental benefits, retirement, paid vacation, sick days and
Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000
Start Date: August 29, 2011
General Description: Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools (GSAFE) is seeking a Director of Administration and Development who will work with the GSAFE board and staff to advance our organization to the next level.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced and successful fundraiser with a proven track record in attracting and sustaining public and private funding from individuals, foundations/corporations, and events — and a highly organized administrator who is able to manage simultaneous priorities under pressure.
GSAFE is looking for a team player who enjoys working in a collaborative environment —someone with leadership skills who recognizes and values shared leadership. We are seeking an individual who understands the day-to-day operations of a small not-for-profit organization and possesses strong financial acumen. Familiarity with on-line fundraising databases (eTapestry or similar program), social networking, and website development, management and maintenance is desirable. We are looking for a strong communicator (oral and written) with a focus on marketing skills.
In addition to having some understanding of how school systems work, the ideal candidate would have familiarity and cultural competency with the LGBT community — recognizing that LGBT individuals exist within ALL our communities. We are looking for someone with strong social justice values and who has experience with and/or values youth leadership and the potential for young people to be change agents.
Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools is a not-for-profit education organization committed to creating safe middle schools and high schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender youths — and all students. We offer a flexible, casual environment, an extremely generous benefit package and are an equal opportunity employer.
Please send an electronic copy of your cover letter, resume and references by Friday July 22, 2011 to
or send a hard copy
to GSAFE Search Committee, 301 S. Bedford Street, Suite #1, Madison, WI
53703. Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience required. Letters of


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