SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older people. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources for LGBT older people and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, and provides cultural competency training to institutions that serve the aging and LGBT organizations, largely through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and its growing social entrepreneurship project. SAGE coordinates a growing network of affiliates in 21 states and Puerto Rico.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief Program Officer, the Programs and Services Department consist of the SAGE Centers (SCs) and Care Management Services (CMS), including our Friendly Visitor Program in NYC and in South Florida, SAGEVets and SAGEPositive, SAGEConnect and SAGECents, in addition to two housing developments in NYC. The Interim Director of Programs and Services is a crucial role, as the position directly supervises SAGE Centers. These divisions work closely together, and share centralized staffing and resources – specifically our Program Development Team and Support Staff.
The Interim Director of Programs and Services is responsible for the oversight of all of SAGE’s SAGE Center sites, and will lead the teams responsible for virtual and onsite program implementation at SAGE’s flagship Edie Windsor SAGE Center in Midtown Manhattan as well as for SAGE Center sites in Harlem, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island. The Interim Director will work with their team to ensure innovative programs with measurable outcomes are designed and delivered to LGBT elders nationally and throughout New York City.
- Management of government contracts, including with New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA), New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and oversight and management of private funding sources, including program narratives, performance monitoring, site visits/virtual meetings, budgeting and financial reporting;
- Oversee and coordinate programs and operations at all SAGE Centers;
- Oversee the collection of deliverables and performance data on key indicators;
- Assist in the development, implementation and coordination of programs and partnerships to meet the needs of LGBT older people particularly Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and transgender older adults;
- Assist in developing and monitoring program budgets;
- In collaboration with Chief Program Officer, assist in the preparation of the agency’s response to government and private philanthropy applications for funding/support.
- Develop mindful and strategic programs and collaborations within the department and agency;
- Attend community meetings and representing the SAGE Center/s externally;
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with community providers;
- Create an environment that is welcoming and supportive of BIPOC and transgender participants and staff;
- Involvement in recruiting, interviewing and hiring SAGE Center staff; and
- Other duties, as assigned, by the Chief Program Officer
- A master’s degree in social work, public administration or equivalent Substantial work experience (7+) in nonprofit program management, especially in the aging or LGBT fields, may be substituted for master’s degree; related field.
- Minimum five (5) years supervisory and managerial
- Deep experience developing and supporting programs and services to BIPOC and transgender communities;
- Entrepreneurial thinker, who is self-directed, creative and able to exercise independent judgment;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public
- Computer proficient, including Outlook, Word, Excel and
- Excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to identify and integrate the perspectives and needs of diverse communities, and an ability to work in partnership with various types and sizes of organizations a must; and
- A commitment to the issues, constituency and values of SAGE
Strongly Desired Qualifications
- Substantive knowledge of and/or prior work experience in the aging or LGBT fields, including working knowledge of history and issues facing marginalized older people, including BIPOC and transgender elders;
- Fluency (verbal and written) in Spanish;
- Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize activities and meet deliverables under deadlines;
- Knowledge and database management experience with PeerPlace/STARS and AIRS is strongly preferred.
- Capacity and a desire to gain new skills and knowledge to drive innovative programming to BIPOC and transgender communities;
- Cultural and linguistic competency in regards to age, ability, sexuality, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, class and other characteristics that affect the lives of diverse older adults and shape the nature of the SAGE’s endeavors; and
- Understanding of performance measurement and management, and a strong desire to implement metrics to evaluate the impact and the effectiveness of SAGE.
Job Location: NYC
Compensation: Salary DOE. SAGE offers a competitive benefits package as well as an exciting and unique work environment.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
How to Apply: please email your cover letter and resume to: email@example.com with “Interim Director of Programs and Services” in the subject line. Resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed. No phone calls please.
People of color, women, transgender and gender non-conforming people, older adults, poor and low- income people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Equal Employment Opportunity
SAGE is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, alienage or national origin, ancestry, age, citizenship status, marital or family status, family medical history or genetic information, veteran status, HIV serostatus, military or military discharge status, height, weight, disability or handicap, domestic violence victim status, employment status, socioeconomic status, criminal history or arrest record, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, natural hair or hairstyle, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. SAGE is dedicated to this policy, with respect to all matters concerning employment.