LGBTQ+ Youth Countywide Event Coordinator – WCPP

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LGBTQ+ Youth Countywide Event Coordinator
Part-time (100 hrs/year -hybrid) $18 to $22 an hour

Windham County Prevention Partnership (WCPP) is in search of a dynamic, compassionate, creative and communicative person to be our countywide LGBTQ+ Youth Event Coordinator.
WCPP is a collaboration of three coalitions in Windham County -West River Valley Thrives, Deerfield Valley Community Partnership, and Building a Positive Community (Brattleboro area) – working together to support a comprehensive effort to promote wellness and prevent the use/misuse of substances, primarily by youth and young adults throughout Windham County.

Position Summary:
The LGBTQ+ Youth Event Coordinator position is intended to increase our LGBTQ+ youths’ social network and to provide them positive opportunities to connect and have fun. National and local data indicates that LGBTQ+ youth have higher risk factors and lower protective factors than their peers.
In addition, this position will assist in creating new partnerships and keeping WCPP staff informed of current data, events, and resources to better serve the LGBTQ+ youth in our communities. LGBTQ+ individuals are especially encouraged to apply.

The responsibilities of this position include:
– Staying current on relevant data, resources, events to share with WCPP staff
– Building relationships with current and potential partners in the county and state.
– Attend regional events and trainings related to the work.
– Planning and facilitating monthly meetings with up to 9 youth (who represent three regional QSA groups) to plan and host three events for Windham County LGBTQ+ youth.
– Working with QSA leaders to promote the events and coordinating transportation and parental/guardian releases.
– Holding three events (Brattleboro area, Deerfield Valley area, and West River Valley area) over the course of the school year and summer.

Required:
– A minimum of two years of experience directly working with adolescents and young adults in small and large groups.
– Deep understanding of the LGBTQ+ community and the issues they face.
– Committed to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, and religion.
– Proven ability to work as a team leader and member.
– Creativity, organization, initiative, and flexibility.
– Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
– Experience collaborating and coordinating events and services with other agencies and professionals.
– Valid driver’s license and insurance. Reliable transportation.
– Criminal background check is required for any staff working with youth

Other Desired Qualifications:
– Understanding of adolescent and young adult development.
– Ability to build trust and rapport with adolescents and families.
– Experience with trauma-informed and equity-focused approaches.

Windham County Prevention Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Provider

To apply, email [email protected] the following:
– Resume
– Cover letter
Note: Minimum of two references will be requested if interview is scheduled

To apply for this job email your details to wrvtworks@gmail.com