Background:
SAGE is the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the liv, focusing on gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ+) elders. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization as well as a local readministered in New York City that offers supportive services and consumer resources for LGBTQ+ elders and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBTQ+ older people and provides cultural competency training for aging providers and LGBTQ+ organizations.

Overview:
Create, plan, and implement programming for LGBTQ+ older people at Edie Windsor SAGE Center with a focus on arts & culture programming. Collaborate with the Program Coordinator, Health & Wellness, to create, plan and implement programs for women, men, and the trans communities and administer special events and programs. Supports all art forms such as music, dance, visual arts, literature, theater, film/video, traditional crafts & folk arts, and new media.  Must have considerable experience working with aging and/or LGBTQ+ communities and should ideally have experience in programmatic design and implementation. They must be able to interact with, relate to, and work with LGBTQ+ older people, community partners, and other departments at SAGE.

Reports to: Site Director
Location: Edie Windsor SAGE Center, Midtown Manhattan
Status: Full-time / Nonexempt
Salary Range: $39,528 – $49,410

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, and promote Women’s Programming, in addition to Arts, Culture, Education, Recreation, and Technology programming, at The Edie Windsor SAGE Center
  • Work with the Program Coordinator, Health & Wellness, to plan, coordinate, and promote innovative and sophisticated programming for older LGBTQ+ women, men, and the trans/GNC communities at the Edie Windsor SAGE Center
  • Develop rapport with LGBTQ+ elder participants, by engaging with them regularly in the development and evaluation of programming
  • Nurture a thriving environment for participation in center programming and activities
  • Develop relationships with community partners for the purpose of creating collaborative programming opportunities
  • Build relationships with program volunteers/consultants and provide program support, which may include moving audio/visual equipment and furniture, making copies, developing flyers, and other tasks
  • Work independently and with the team to meet programming goals and deadlines, including the calendar
  • Become knowledgeable about all of SAGE’s services and programs, and make appropriate referrals
  • Assist with food service distribution as needed and act as dining room host on a weekly basis
  • Represent SAGE at community events and conferences (e.g., health fairs, pride festivals) as needed
  • May be assigned other tasks and duties related to their job responsibilities

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in Arts & Culture or aging is preferred; Substantial work experience in a relevant field may be substituted for a degree
  • Two (2) years of experience in the aging field, LGBTQ+ service, or in program development, in addition to above
  • Flexible and dependable – this position requires occasional special event hours, but the regular daily hours are Monday – Friday, 12 to 8 pm (and occasionally 11 am to 7 pm or 10 am to 6 pm)
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work with SAGE’s diverse constituency
  • Ability to work under own initiative and as a member of a team
  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to follow through on tasks without supervision
  • Computer proficient, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
  • A commitment to the mission and values of SAGE

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and manage programs for women as well as art & culture programming
  • Familiarity with the history and issues facing marginalized older people
  • Working knowledge of NYC DFTA regulations and guidelines
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is strongly preferred

 

How to Apply:  Please click here to begin the application process. Contact careers@sageusa.org if you have any questions.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

SAGE is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on 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 group or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. SAGE is dedicated to this policy concerning all matters concerning employment.

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