Economic Program Coordinator - LGBTQ Allyship

Posted by NPL Connects on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 1:46 PM PST

Job Title: Economic Program Coordinator

Job Location: Seattle, Washington

Position Type: Full-time, salary

Contact: Debbie Carlsen



LGBTQ Allyship is a nonprofit located in Columbia City serving over 3000 constituents by advocating for LGBTQ economic equity, housing, reducing youth homelessness and access to democracy justice in Seattle and South King County. We build community power through leadership development, advocacy and community organizing. Allyship leads the LGBTQ Housing Justice Leadership Institute to build LGBTQ grassroots leaders in south Seattle and South King County.


Our mission: LGBTQ Allyship builds power among LGBTQ communities and allies in Washington State to work towards economic, racial, and gender justice. We do this through community organizing, education, advocacy, and developing grassroots leadership in solidarity with other marginalized communities.


LGBTQ Allyship Economic Program Coordinator

Job Description: The Economic Program Coordinator will accomplish goals set forth within our Justice Works program as well as broader organizational goals. The Coordinator will work with restaurant, retail and childcare staff around economic justice education, leadership development, storytelling, and policy change. The Coordinator must be comfortable working with restaurant, retail and childcare management, owners and HR staff. The Coordinator will advance our social media and online economic justice and workers’ rights education. They must have excellent public speaking, facilitation and training skills as they will be conducting workers’ rights and Talk Gender to Me (gender considerate best practices) trainings.  The Coordinator will be out in the field/community building relationships with workers, listening, capturing worker narratives, inspiring workers to engage in economic policy and practice changes in their industry and workplace. The Coordinator will ensure Allyship is a hub for worker resources and support. Other duties as needed around Allyship’s Justice Works program and fundraising. This position will be very goal-orientated with clear direction and expectations. The Coordinator will be competent in tracking their progress and engaging in program evaluation of their program. The Economic Program Coordinator will have experience working in grassroots nonprofits with a flexible, value-driven, problem-solving, radical welcoming, team-building, open and direct communication style and inclusive mode of operation.


Primary Responsibilities:


Communications: Must have excellent writing and public speaking skills. Must have experience with social media campaigns and fluent in advancing visibility on social media mediums. 15%


Policy Assistant: Must be familiar with policy development and advocacy. Must have a working knowledge on how to advance the passage of public policy. Experience in increasing the civic engagement of LGBTQ marginalized communities.10%


Volunteer Management: Must have volunteer recruitment and coordination experience. Must have a proven track record around successful volunteer recruitment, development and retention. 5%


Facilitator/Trainer: Must have experience in public speaking, training and facilitation. The Coordinator will conduct and co-facilitate with Allyship staff around workers’ rights, gender considerate practices and broader LGBTQ welcoming practices. 10%


Event planning: Must know the basics of event planning which includes outreach and follow-up, volunteer recruitment, planning, media outreach, event promotion, logistics coordination etc. 10%


Community Organizing: Must be a people person, a great listener and have a willingness to provide and facilitate space for LGBTQ workers to advance justice. Excellent at building authentic relationships, persistent in follow-up, and an unbreakable spirit in centering the voices of LGBTQ marginalized workers around community-influenced solutions. Ability to engage managers, owners and HR staff in advancing best social justice business practices around worker’s rights. 15%


Leadership Development: Ability to build relationships and inspire LGBTQ workers to get involved in civic engagement, advocacy and workers’ rights campaigns. 15%


Data collection/Gathering worker narratives: Believe whole-heartedly that LGBTQ people must led their own solutions around economic justice. Manifest that belief in excellent data collection with an attention to detail around tracking and utilizing data/LGBTQ voices in creating change. Inspire workers/staff to tell their stories and feel that their story is essential in bettering their lives and the lives of others. Building caring and authentic relationships is a must. 15%


Tracking and Program Evaluation: Tracking activities and deliverables is required. Attention to detail. Ability to work with Executive Director in analyzing data and completing program evaluations. 5%


Other administrative and program tasks/duties



This position reports directly to the Executive Director.


Job Qualifications:

  • Familiar with organizing in LGBTQ communities
  • Commitment to anti-oppression principles
  • At least 2 year’s experience working for an advocacy or community-based non-profit
  • Experience with leadership development in marginalized communities
  • Community outreach experience
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communicator to community and among staff
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to track multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent writing and oral skills
  • Experience using social media as an organizing tool
  • Strong interpersonal skills, sound judgement, self-motivated and ability to motivate others
  • Excellent facilitating skills
  • Self-starter
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Responsible, accountable and able to demonstrate attention to detail



  • Experience as a Community Organizer
  • At least 2 years experience working for an advocacy or community-based non-profit
  • Familiarity with queer, trans, gender non-binary, low-income, people of color, homeless youth and immigrant communities, cultures and organizations.
  • Believes in gender, racial and economic justice.
  • Has own car
  • Able to start immediately
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends


Compensation and start date: Starts at $34,00 with health stipend ($350 a month for full-time employees), retirement benefits matching 3% monthly, 10 day accrued paid vacation, accrued Sick/Safe Time, 12 paid holidays, 2 paid floating holidays, 2 personal paid days, a week of paid Jury Duty, 3 days paid for Bereavement, flex-time opportunities and In-Service/Continuing Education opportunities for professional development.


Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to Debbie Carlsen, Executive Director, at by February 28th. This position will be filled immediately.