We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

We Are Family is growing, and we’re looking for a full time Program Director to join the family! Please send your resume and cover letter to info@wearefamilycharleston.org no later than December 29th.

Program Director

We Are Family, Charleston, SC

40 hrs/week ($15-18/hr)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Program Director will facilitate support groups for gender and sexual minority youth and lead community outreach efforts to provide collaborative programming with partnering groups and agencies. Programming goals focus on providing safe spaces for sexual and gender minority youth to receive information, support and education about intersectionality, self care, body positivity, sex/ace positivity, racial justice, social justice, and personal empowerment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop age-appropriate, evidence-based curricula for each support group
  • Advertise and promote the support groups through social media, text messaging, community outreach, and other touch points
  • Supervise and/or facilitate support groups and other programming activities
  • Coordinate volunteer co-facilitators for each meeting
  • Supervise volunteer coordinator position
  • Co-facilitate quarterly SafeSpace volunteer trainings
  • Provide community trainings for service providers, educators, and youth through the LGBTeach program
  • Communicate with Executive Director on a daily basis and maintain accurate documentation
  • Conduct intake, reporting, and program evaluation processes
  • Assist clients to deal effectively with personal and interpersonal issues as they arise
  • Follow-up with youth in crisis, if necessary
  • Provide referral services as needed
  • Participate in staff meetings, planning meetings and other meetings as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Preferred education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Community Psychology, Public Health or Counseling
  • Preferred work experience: 2 years experience in a social service or related setting working with youth
  • Experience working with LGBTQ youth and familiarity with issues of particular relevance to LGBTQ youth
    • Knowledge and understanding of the social issues affecting gender and sexual minority youth, including experience working with at-risk youth and youth experiencing homelessness (specific work with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or runaway youth a plus)
    • Knowledge and/or education in mental health for gender and sexual minority youth, including a specific knowledge and understanding of suicide, self-harm, and gender variance preferred
    • Experience working with queer/trans people of color and familiarity with issues of particular relevance to queer/trans people of color
  • A passion for We Are Family’s work and its mission to make the world a better place for LGBTQ youth
  • Experience facilitating groups & trainings
  • Knowledge and experience in case management and/or referral services
  • Bilingual a plus (Spanish/English preferred)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge including word processing database operations, spreadsheets, and other software systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse racial and ethnic identities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, ages, English-speaking abilities, immigration statuses, and physical/mental abilities in a multicultural environment

Position: Program Director

Organization: We Are Family

Program(s): Support Groups (SafeSpace, QTPOC, QueerSpace) & LGBTeach

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation: $15-18/Hr

Status: Full-Time, 40 hours per week

Please email a cover letter and resume as an attachment to info@wearefamilycharleston.org.

We Are Family is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff. Applications are encouraged from all persons regardless of their race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, HIV status, medical/physical/mental condition, pregnancy/childbirth and related medical condition, age, marital status, or veteran status.

Job Type: Full time

Salary/Wages: $15-18 /hour

Required language: English

We Are Family Finds a New Home!

This has been a year of tremendous growth for We Are Family (WAF). We welcomed new staff members and volunteers, allowing us to serve more youth than ever. Also, with the cultivation of strategic partnerships with an even wider range of local agencies, organizations and affirming businesses, we are able to ensure that our programs are truly meeting the needs of young people in our community who turn to us for referrals, critical services to keep them safe, and peer to peer groups for the support they need to not just get by, but thrive. We also opened Closet Case Thrift store, which provides essential funding for our core programs.
We can’t wait to build on this recent progress as we open our own stand-alone location in North Charleston at 1801 Reynolds Ave. in the new year. This will allow us to keep providing services to vulnerable youth, to grow the thrift store and to continue to look for creative and effective ways to make sure LGBTQ+ youth don’t slip through the cracks due to gaps in services.
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