Job Description:
Position: Coordinator (OutSpoken, Youth Program Coordinator)
Reports to: Program Manager
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Resumes may be considered immediately upon receipt.
Job Classification: 1.0 FTE, Non-exempt.
Salary Start: $49k+ DOE and multi-lingual skills.


The Northwest Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination & safety of bisexual, trans, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through advocacy, organizing and education. We work within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social & economic justice, equality & respect for all people and the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities.

The Northwest Network has provided services by and for the LGBTQ community for over 25 years. This is an important and exciting time to be a part of a progressive and changemaking organization. We offer excellent benefits, including: health and dental insurance, long & short-term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401k plan, and a caring and innovative work environment!

We highly recommend people of all educational background and life experiences apply. We prioritize candidates who demonstrate their ability to center the experiences of LGBTQ domestic and sexual violence survivors and people of color in their work, have experience navigating social services and support the self-determination of communities of color. This position has an emphasis on communications, community organizing and youth development. Evening and weekend hours are required.

A NW Network Staff Member:
o Advocates for diverse bisexual, trans, gender non-conforming, lesbian & gay survivors of violence and abuse, including domestic & dating violence, sexual violence, hate violence and stalking among youth and adults;
o Works on individual, grassroots and systems levels to create the conditions necessary to support loving and equitable relationships; and
o Collaborates and works well as part of a team towards the shared goal of ongoing learning and strengthening our support to survivors of abuse.
Core Competencies of a Successful Community Programs Coordinator:
o Skillfully uses advocacy as a model to support the self-determination of diverse bisexual, trans, lesbian and gay survivors of violence.
o Adept at: safety & support planning; navigating systems (criminal/legal/housing/medical); building meaningful referrals/collaboration; problem solving; understanding the impacts of trauma on LGBTQ survivors; upholding confidentiality; & supporting survivors to heal from impacts of abuse.
o Utilizes NW Network assessment tools, advocacy approaches, analysis, and best practices to assist survivors and community members in a respectful, transparent, and authentic manner.
o Manages crisis or high stress situations with discernment, empathy, and communication.
o Demonstrates creativity, solid analysis and cultural competence in the development of outreach strategies, presentations and community engagement/education projects as needed.
o Commitment & skill in maintaining confidentiality within small communities, especially when participating in community events, cultural celebrations, and/or outreach.
o Completes and documents tasks on-time and within budget, submits reports thoroughly and on-time.
o Seeks out support from co-workers & supervisor and proactively takes responsibility for self and work.

Key Tasks Include:
o Implement the OutSpoken LGBTQ Youth Leadership Program regionally; coordinating and leading trainings, panels, as well as 1:1 development meetings with facilitators and youth in the program.
o Organize and track program participation and coordinate monthly payroll for program leaders.
o Coordinate the on-going program evaluation and continued development of the OutSpoken.
o Manage external and internal communications for the program.
o Facilitate the growth and on-going development of the NWN’s Youth Leadership Board.
o Advance the NWN’s outreach and engagement strategies to LGBTQ youth.
o Network, klatch, chat, engage, etc. and otherwise be of and for diverse LGBTQ communities;
o Support leadership to respond to emergent community incidents and equity issues, such as: intimate partner violence, sexual assault, bias crimes, state violence, and organizing for broad community-based liberation.
o Organize volunteers to amplify impact of NW Network community efforts and programs.
o Complete in-office tasks associated with community engagement activities (registration, logistics, venue, etc.).
o Coordinate supply & distribution of NWN outreach & educational materials.
o Provide training and technical assistance in areas of expertise as needed.
o Other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
o Knowledge of teen dating violence, domestic violence, sexual violence, hate violence, stalking, and abuse.
o Demonstrates a deep commitment to the empowerment of LGBTQ youth and survivors of violence.
o Strong critical thinking, active listening, and problem-solving skills to address complex situations.
o Experience working in diverse LGBTQ community contexts- especially with LGBTQ youth.
o Strong writing and verbal communication skills, including facilitating & creating materials for panel presentations.
o Ability to work in both office and ‘field’ settings.
o Competence with basic office systems (computers, copiers, Office programs, etc.) and database maintenance.
o Working car, current drivers' license, insurance and/or skill using public transportation.

Preferred Qualifications
o Multi-language skills (ASL included).
o Demonstrated knowledge and skill with social media and other communication platforms .
o Familiarity with local and regional youth serving resources and organizations.
o Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, basic website maintenance, graphic design programs, and email communication systems.

How to Apply:
We are interested in getting a feel for your take on anti-violence work, racial and economic justice, LGBTQ community issues and community change work in your cover letter. Please email or mail your cover letter and resume to:

The NW Network
Attn: OutSpoken Coordinator
PO Box 18436
Seattle, WA 98118

Email: info@nwnetwork.org
Subject: OutSpoken Coordinator
[no faxed resumes accepted]
If emailing your application, attach cover letter and resume as one combined file.
Please do not include your cover letter in the body of the email.

Position Posted: 7.23.18

Position Open until Filled.
Resumes may be considered immediately upon receipt. We plan to fill the position as soon as possible.


The NW Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  nwnetwork.org

The NW Network does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender presentation, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, and the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in employment, volunteer opportunities or services rendered.