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HIV Testing

Task: HIV Testing Counselor

Description: The HIV Testing Counselor is a Pride Center volunteer who will provide rapid HIV testing, pre and post counseling, and appropriate referrals for youth 24 years of age and younger. Volunteers must be able to commit to a once per week, 2-3 hour volunteer slot.

Primary Responsibilities:

– Administer HIV quick-tests to interested individuals during programming, being able to adhere to HIV/AID Confidentiality Laws, complete pre-test counseling, deliver results, and complete required Albany Medical forms.

– Provide affirming referrals to outside agencies, organizations, and to Pride Center programs where appropriate.

– Use Harm-Reduction, Positive Youth Development (PYD) and Trauma-Informed Care as the philosophical foundation of interventions and strategies.

– Attend and successfully train on HIV testing administration, prevention strategies, harm-reduction, and other relevant education when needed.

Requirements:

– Must be at least 21 years old.

– Commitment for at least six months for a 1 day/week, 2-3 hours volunteer slot

– Experience working with at-risk and/or runaway/homeless youth.

– Comfortable interacting with youth in informal/non-traditional settings.

– Knowledge about HIV, STIs, sexual health, trauma, abuse, and healthy relationships.

– Understand and support the mission, goals, and objectives of the Pride Center.

– Demonstrate an active commitment to issues of diversity, inclusion and advocacy including but not limited to, race, class, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

– Uphold a firm understanding of LGBTQ experiences and identities across the life span.

To apply: Please send your resume or relevant experience to alupinski@capitalpridecenter.org AND jmasercola@capitalpridecenter.org. Deadline for applications is December 5th, 2016. Brief interviews will be scheduled as applications are received.

Family Pride

Task: Family Pride Advisory Council Members

Description: The Family Pride program supports LGBTQ headed families in the Capital Region in achieving their goals of building and sustaining happy and healthy families by providing ongoing social and community building opportunities! Family Pride Advisory Council Members assist with developing Family Pride events, establishing dates/times for events, helping publicize events, and assisting with their setup. The Family Prides assistant should be able to help create events for a wide variety of ages.

Requirements: 
– Be an LGBTQ identified parent/guardian
– Have an interest in creating fun, age appropriate activities and events for families
– Reliable
– Attend monthly Center Families activities and planning meetings
– Training will be provided

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

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Women’s Pride

Task: Women’s Pride Facilitator

Description: Women’s Pride is a support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, same-gender-loving, asexual, queer and questioning women to talk about coming out, dating, relationships, sex, healing, religion, and other issues affecting women’s communities. Facilitators are responsible for creating a welcoming and respectful environment for all group members, as well as for facilitating an effective dialogue to foster community connection, healing, and healthy communication. Other activities for group facilitators include providing referral information to group members as needed, creating and scheduling diverse discussion topics, assisting with group promotion and participating in mandatory quarterly meetings.

Requirements:
– A commitment minimum of one year, co-facilitating at least one session per month
– Group facilitation skills a must.
– Must also be self-identify as LGBTQ and have knowledge of issues affecting LGBTQ communities.
– Stipend available based on experience.
– Ongoing training and support provided.

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

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Men’s Pride

Task: Men’s Pride Co Facilitator

Description:

Men’s Pride is a group for gay, bisexual, transgender, same-gender-loving, asexual, queer and questioning men to talk about coming out, dating, relationships, sex, healing, religion, and other issues affecting men’s communities. Facilitators are responsible for creating a welcoming and respectful environment for all group members, as well as for facilitating an effective dialogue to foster community connection, healing, and healthy communication. Other activities for group facilitators include providing referral information to group members as needed, creating and scheduling diverse discussion topics, assisting with group promotion and participating in mandatory quarterly meetings. To provide a diverse facilitation team that reflects our group members, we are currently most interested in applicants who are men of color and/or men of trans* experience.

Men’s Pride currently operates two different program nights. The 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of each month is a Discussion Group, and the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month is a Social Group. We are currently looking for a facilitator to co-host the Social Group and provide backup facilitation for Discussion Group as needed.

Requirements: 

– A commitment minimum of one year, co-facilitating two meetings every month

– Provide backup for Discussion Group as needed.

– Group facilitation skills a must.

– Must self-identify as GBTQ+ and have knowledge of issues affecting GBTQ communities.

– Stipend available based on experience.

– Ongoing training and support provided.

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

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Trans* Pride

Task: Trans* Pride Co-Facilitator

Description:
Trans* Pride is dedicated to empowering trans and gender-nonconforming people and their allies through social opportunities, community building, resource sharing, and advocacy. Facilitators are responsible for creating a welcoming and respectful environment for all group members, as well as for facilitating an effective dialogue to foster community connection, healing, and healthy communication. Other activities for group facilitators include providing referral information to group members as needed, creating and scheduling diverse discussion topics, assisting with group promotion and participating in mandatory quarterly meetings.

Trans* Pride currently operates two different program nights. The 1st Tuesday of each month is a Discussion Group (Trans/GNC only), and the 3rd Tuesday of each month is a Meet and Greet (Open to allies).

Requirements:

– A commitment minimum of one year, co-facilitating at least 1-2 meetings per month.
– Group facilitation skills a must.
– Must self-identify as trans* or gender-nonconforming and have knowledge of issues affecting trans* and gender-nonconforming communities.
– Stipend available based on experience.
– Ongoing training and support provided.

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

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Center Youth 

Task: Center Youth Program Chaperones

Description: Attend several youth events planned for the year including Alternative Prom, the Frostbite Ball, and the Back to School Barbecue. Center Youth Program Chaperones will assist in maintaining a safe environment for all participants at events. This includes ensuring participants are adhering to Pride Center community agreements; respecting policies of the event space (if at an outside venue); are familiar with emergency protocol; can maintain healthy boundaries between youth; and if needed, be a support to youth who are in crisis.

Requirements:
– Must be 21 years of age
– Background check required
– Follow guidelines provided by Youth Program Manager
– Experience working with youth preferred
– Training will be provided quarterly

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

Task: Trans* Gender Non-Conforming Youth Group Facilitators for T-Talk

Description: T-Talk is our new Trans* & Gender Non-Conforming youth group at the Pride Center. Facilitators will co-facilitate this new youth group while at the same time provide a safe and respectable space for youth, ages 18 & under who identify as Trans*, Genderqueer, Intersex, Agender, Bigender, Gender Non-Conforming, or questioning. The facilitators for this group will be participating in the activities that the group is putting on throughout the year.

Important Information: These positions MAY include a paid stipend

Requirements:
– Must be 21 and older
– Previous experience with youth is necessary.
– Experience facilitating groups is required
– Experience working with youth of color, young people of different genders and/or queer of Trans* youth is ideal.
– Be familiar with issues of power, oppression and social justice.
– Experience in peer mediation, nonviolent communication and conflict resolution is preferred.
– Training will be provided quarterly

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

Task: LGBTQA+ Youth Group Facilitators

Description: LGBTQA+ Youth Group Facilitators will provide leadership and support to the Pride Center’s LGBTQA+ Youth Groups. Facilitators will be responsible for several duties including ensuring orderly and engaging sessions, creating a respectful and confidential atmosphere for all youth, follow all Group rules and enforce the Rights and Responsibilities with Youth Group members, maintaining appropriate paperwork on Youth members (i.e. Intake Forms and Sign-in/Sign Outs), and Reporting any incidents in Youth Group, or outside of Group, to Pride Center staff. The facilitators for this group will be participating in the activities that the group is putting on throughout the year.

Important Information: These positions MAY include a paid stipend

Requirements:
– Must be 21 and older
– Strong leadership skills
– Group facilitation and management skills
– Patience and decisiveness
– Ability to maintain and convey a high degree of confidentiality while representing the organization in managing risks.
– Previous experience with youth is necessary.
– Experience in peer mediation, nonviolent communication and conflict resolution is preferred.
– Commit to serving as a Youth Facilitator for 12 consecutive months (1 year), staffing Youth Group at least once a month (at the Pride Center and/or Proctors). At the 6-month mark, your involvement will be evaluated and together we will determine whether you will continue serving as a Facilitator.

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

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Vintage Pride 

There are currently no volunteer openings under this program.
We appreciate your interest in serving our community.

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Training and Education 

Job Title: Training and Education Contractor

Description: Demand for the Pride Center’s Training & Education Services is steadily growing. We are searching for high quality and experienced Training and Education Contractor(s) to support the work of the Training and Education Manager in delivering occasional trainings and presentations. Clients are located throughout our 10-county service area and may include healthcare and mental health providers, college groups, K-12 schools, businesses, faith groups, etc. Contractors will be matched to training topics and audiences based on their specific skills and areas of expertise.

Training and Education Contractors must have experience in training/education and be skilled public speakers. Ideal candidates are savvy and engaging facilitators, can think on their feet, and respond well to different audience skillsets, readiness for change, and knowledge base. An intersectional understanding of LGBTQ experiences with other issues like poverty, racism, ability, misogyny, etc. is necessary.

Contractors will be representing the Pride Center’s Training & Education Services and will be thoroughly trained in how to do so effectively. Most training content will be provided; however, we seek Contractors who are skilled at bringing their own stories and personal flare to the work. Experience with Prezi is a plus. Stipend and mileage reimbursement provided.

Requirements
– Deep understanding of LGBTQ identities and experiences
– At least 2 years of experience with education / public speaking
– Reliable transportation and/or access to public transportation

How to Apply:
Send letter of interest, as well as resume and/or CV to education@capitalpridecenter.org or Training & Education Services, Pride Center of the Capital Region, 332 Hudson Ave, Albany, NY 12210.


 Volunteer Task: LGBTQ Speakers

Description: Our Training & Education Services program is seeking a diverse group of LGBTQ Speakers to support the Training and Education Manager by sharing their perspectives and personal experiences in the LGBTQ community. Speakers will be called on to attend occasional trainings and panels in our 10-county region and must feel comfortable sharing their identities and experiences with providers and/or community members.

Requirements:
– Must feel comfortable answering personal questions
– Must have firsthand experience in the LGBTQ community
– Reliable and Professional
– Training will be provided

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

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Special Events

There are currently no volunteer openings under this program.
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 Administrative Assistance 

Task: Outreach Team Members

Description: The Outreach Team helps spread the word on Pride Center happenings and resources. Roles include picking up informational materials (i.e. flyers for upcoming events or group meetings) and delivering the materials to locations in different target areas. Outreach Team member efforts help advertise the important services and events the Pride Center and its allies provide to LGBTQA community members.

Requirements:
– Valid driver’s license
– Reliable and flexible
– Reliable transportation means
– Training will be provided

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

Task: Receptionist

Description: The duties of the receptionist at the Pride Center include answering and forwarding phone calls, writing referrals, greeting people as they come into the Pride Center, maintaining the reception area, and light office work.

Requirements:
– Be at the Pride Center at least three times a week
– Possess a friendly, positive and professional demeanor
– Be patient, flexible, and reliable and have strong interpersonal skills
– Ability to operate a multi-line phone system
– Ability to work with multi-cultural individuals

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

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CommUNITY Magazine 

Task: CommUNITY Distributors

Description: CommUNITY magazine is a monthly publication produced by the Pride Center. It is distributed throughout the entire Capital Region, as well as in areas where there is no other connection to the LGBTQ community. We are currently looking to make all CommUNITY deliveries led by volunteers. We currently distribute the CommUNITY in Albany, Saratoga, and Schenectady. We are planning to expand our deliveries throughout the city of Troy and the City of Hudson and surrounding areas.

Requirements:
– Valid driver’s license
– Safe and reliable vehicle
– Availability for 1-3 days a month
– Needs to be able to meet deadlines
– Good interpersonal skills
– Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
– Ability to be able to walk for varies amount of time without discomfort
– Ability to be able to stand up and bend down without discomfort

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

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Team Volunteer Activities 

There are currently no volunteer openings under this program.
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Pride Center Business Alliance

There are currently no volunteer openings under this program.
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Board Committees

Task: Advancement Council Member

Description:
The purpose of the Advancement Council (the “Council” from henceforth) is to assist with the creation and implementation of a dynamic resource development program in order to market the mission of the Pride Center and raise the necessary operating funds.

Goals:
Goals of the Committee include, but are not necessarily limited to…
Broaden the visibility of the Center’s mission.
Increase and enhance engagement with exiting constituencies while expanding the organizational donor base.
Mobilize leaders within the community to spread knowledge of the Center’s ongoing goals and ways in which to support them.
Illustrate the value the Center brings to the community as a whole.
Provide names and addresses for individuals for the Center to utilize for communication materials.

Membership Responsibilities and Expectations: 
Attendance at Council meetings (Meetings occur once every month)
Provide relevant insight into topics discussed at regular meetings
Identify ways in which the Center can increase its visibility in the community
Assist the Center in securing and stewarding meaningful relationships within the community
Follow up with personal contacts who have been added to the Center’s mailing list
Assist with the promotion of, and sale of tickets for all (6) Special Events.
Serve on the sub-committee for the Special Event of your choice, and for the Gala.
Share personal connections and business contacts.

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

Task: Finance Committee Member

Description:
The Finance Committee is responsible for coordinating the Pride Center’s budgeting, auditing, investments, and related financial activities. The Committee also provides oversite of the Pride Center’s financial operations. Some examples of Finance Committee activities and duties include: work with senior staff to create upcoming fiscal year budget, prepare an annual budget for the organization, and monitor the implementation of the approved budget and the preparation of the Pride Center’s tax returns.

Requirements:
– Attend monthly committee meetings
– Be prepared for meetings
– Dedicate 3-5 hours each month to the committee work
– Serve as Pride Center Ambassador
– Preferred experience includes: accounting, budgeting and/or investment management with audits and the audit – processes, nonprofit corporations and finance, insurance, and understanding of risk management processes.
– General Meeting Date: Third Tuesday of the Month

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

Task: Governance Committee Member

Description:
The Governance Committee assists with recruiting, nominating, orientating, training and evaluating members of the board. This committee also helps to ensure that the Pride Center is adhering to bylaws and policies and procedures. Examples of Governance Committee activities and duties include: create a short and long term recruitment strategy, develop and annually review Board recruitment procedures, develop and revise Board member handbook, and conduct sessions for new board members and organize training sessions for the entire board.

Requirements:
– Attend monthly committee meetings
– Be prepared for meetings
– Dedicate 5 hours each month to committee work
– Serve as Pride Center Ambassador
– Serve as Governance adviser to Pride Center staff and board
– General Meeting Date: 3rd Wednesday of the month

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

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Capital Pride  

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Board of Directors

Task: Board of Directors Member

Description:
The board of directors is elected for a two-year term. They are responsible for administrative and operational oversight. This board monitors the finances of the corporation, the governance of the organization, and the advancement of the Center’s mission, development, marketing & communications throughout the Capital Region. The Board of Directors provides counsel, guidance and support to the organization’s Executive Director & CEO.

Requirements:
– Each board member is expected to be active in one or more of the
Pride Center’s board committees.
– Attend monthly meetings
– General Meeting Date: First Wednesday of the month
– Be prepared for meetings
– Must submit a personal bio and statement of interest
(no longer then 400 words maximum each)
– Must submit CV or resume if available

Link to online application: Online Application

To get a paper application, email us at programs@capitalpridecenter.org

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