Community Programs Coordinator



Community Programs Coordinator

Employment Type:

Part time


Tacoma, WA


$17 - $19 per hour DOE

Application Contact:

Jennafer Price Cargill

Job Description:


Community Programs Coordinator

Rainbow Center
2215 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA
The Rainbow Center (RC) was established in 1997 with the goal of providing a safe resource referral and gathering space for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied community. That mission is just as pertinent now as it was then. In the community we provide education resources, act as advocates and work to celebrate our unique histories.  
As a community center, the RC provides outreach and education on LGBTQ cultural competency, advocacy services for victims of crimes, and volunteer opportunities. We also provide meeting space for more than 11 community partners and host the annual Tacoma Pride Festival.
Over 100 people from all different backgrounds make use of the RC on a weekly basis, with visitors predominantly from Pierce, King, Kitsap, and Thurston counties. Please look online for more information
The Rainbow Center is a proudly queer, anti-racist, affirmative action employer. Our commitment is to provide and sustain an inclusive and diverse work environment that reflects the community we serve. All employment decisions at the Rainbow Center are based on community needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. People of color and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.
The part-time Community Programs Coordinator, under the supervision of the Rainbow Center Executive Director, is responsible for the following:
·         Be a resource for community members
·         In collaboration with the Executive Director, maintain and administer community programs budget
·         Coordinate and support established community programs including social groups, arts programming, legal clinics, and support the health and wellness programming
·         Identify and be a resource to volunteers program leaders, encouraging them to develop leadership skills
·         Foster community growth amongst program participants
·         Document activities in accordance with standards set by the RC and funding sources.
·         Collect and input required data for grant submissions.
·         Promote program opportunities through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, MeetUp, website, and others
The Community Programs Coordinator, under the supervision of the Executive Director, is responsible for the following activities directed related to the general operation of the RC:
  • Responds to inquiries, phone calls, and e-mail in a timely and responsive manner.
  • Participate in various meetings, including weekly staff meetings.
·         As part of the RC staff team, model and maintain a safe and respectful environment during center drop-in hours and ensure that RC visitors and volunteers follow established rules and boundaries.  
·         Provide staff support and attend Tacoma Pride Festival and the Black & White Gayla.
·         Other duties as assigned.
·         Outgoing personality with high level of comfort meeting new people, engaging in social situations, working in collaboration with others, and empowering community leaders.
·         Experience, ability, desire, and commitment to work and identify with LGBTQ community of varying socioeconomic classes, identities, and racial/ethnic backgrounds.
·         Two or more years of demonstrated experience coordinating programs.  
·         Understanding of the LGBTQ community needs in Pierce County and surrounding areas.
·         Understanding of and commitment to working with older LGBTQ, transgender people of color, intersectional communities, and LGBTQ veterans.
·         Working knowledge and experience with the transgender community
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
·         Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
·         Ability to work as a team member.
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive (including gmail, google docs, etc).
·         Current Driver’s License, driver’s insurance and access to a reliable vehicle.
·         Ability to pass Washington State Patrol background check.
This is a one year, non-exempt, part-time position, working an average of 25 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours. Attendance at evening events and programs, and outreach work are key components of this position.
$17 - $19 hourly. Eleven paid holidays, paid vacation & sick leave, and flexible schedule. No other benefits.
Jennafer Price Cargill
Finance and Operations Manager
Rainbow Center
2215 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Or email to:  Write ‘Community Programs Coordinator position’ in the subject line and provide a Cover Letter and Resume in order to be considered.
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and only applicants with the required qualifications will be contacted for follow up. Position will remain open until filled. LGBTQ people, people of color, people with disabilities, people with alternative immigration status, women, and other underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.
Candidates for employment at Rainbow Center (RC) should be aware that this is a unique work environment in which topics of sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity are an integral part of our day to day community interactions. Individuals who are uncomfortable with such topics, discussions, and the occasional related graphic representations may choose not to work at RC.
Rainbow Center
2215 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA, United States
Phone: 253-383-2318

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