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  • Title:      Executive Director
    Reports to:    Board of Directors
    Supervises
    :    Five-full time staff: Two Health and Wellness Coordinators and three SafeSpace Coordinators as well; all contracted positions

    Pride Center of Vermont is looking for a seasoned professional to lead the organization to rise to its next level. 

    Pride Center of Vermont (The Center) serves as the hub for the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community of Vermont and surrounding areas. Our work is designed to help people to live rich, healthy lives and to discover the strength found in community, through a wide variety of programs, services and activities.

    Located in Burlington, The Center has a staff of 6, a 14-member governance and fundraising Board of Directors and an annual operating budget of approximately $537,000.


    Key Priorities

    The Executive Director will:

    Thoroughly understand the Center, its history and culture, purpose and programs, staff and Board structure, stakeholders, finances, and sources of support;

    Establish a solid working partnership with Board members, gaining their confidence and forging relationships that will engage, encourage, and direct their best ideas and efforts for fundraising, strategy and planning;

    Know the financial status of the organization including the budgetary process, operating statements, cash flow and working capital; supervise the development of the Center’s operating and capital budgets; work closely with the Board Treasurer to ensure that appropriate systems, processes and financial controls are in place and that funds are spent appropriately; closely monitor the flow of government funding and reporting and its relationship to the Center’s cash flow; ensure that the Center’s funding base of government, foundation and private support is sufficient to support activities and sustain growth over the long-term; prepare and lead the audit process in collaboration with the bookkeeper, Board Chairs, and Board Treasurer;

    Review and assess the Center’s organizational structure, ensuring that reporting relationships are thoughtful and clearly defined, and that appropriate staffing is in place to make certain that the organization’s programs and operations are professionally and efficiently administered now and in the coming years.

    Thoroughly understand and evaluate the Center’s programs; work with the staff to evaluate and recommend strategies to expand the base of Center users; strengthen support services for underserved communities; understand the landscape of existing organizations in our community to ensure that the Center’s programming is relevant, necessary, and builds on its strengths and mission;

    Serve as an active and persuasive fundraiser on behalf of the Center working with the Development Director; and with the Development Committee Chair, staff and key Board members to evaluate the effectiveness of current fundraising strategies and oversee the development of new initiatives, as needed; solicit major gifts; identify, write, and manage government and foundation grants; lead the Major Donor Campaign development and implementation;

    Assume a visible external role as an advocate for LGBT issues through the Center’s initiatives; ensure that the Center remains a proactive leader and catalyst for policy and funding changes at the local, state and national levels.


    Qualifications                       

    The Executive Director should have the following experience and qualifications:

    The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of professional leadership experience in not-for-profit management or similar work experience;

    A record of success leading and shaping complex organizations, combined with a demonstrated commitment to the enhancement of a vital, inclusive LGBT community as defined in the broadest terms;

    Proven leadership, managerial, problem solving and strategic planning capability, as well as commensurate fiscal responsibilities, preferably as an executive with a nonprofit organization or in the private or public sector, provided the individual has experience in the social service or social justice field;

    The ability to interact professionally with dedicated board and staff members of varied professions, backgrounds and perspectives; an understanding of setting and implementing organizational strategy, and managing through growth and change;

    A record of success as a dynamic fundraiser, with the ability to secure financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations and government sources, particularly in a climate of increasing constraints and fewer resources; the ability to harness financial resources by building effective relationships with potential donors;

    The ability to interact with ease with a wide range of community-based organizations representing the entire range of the LGBT community; a comfort level with a broad and diverse range of beliefs, experiences and personalities; the ability to listen carefully, as well as to cogently and respectfully articulate the mission of the Center in a variety of different milieus;

    Experience in an organization that values and promotes diversity;

    An understanding of balancing effective programming with prudent budgeting and fiscal management;

    Awareness of current and ongoing changes in the political landscape and the impact of change on the Center’s funding and policy work; an understanding of government grants and contracts;

    The ability to serve as an effective public advocate for all segments of the LGBTQ community, particularly with elected and other government officials;

    Excellent communication skills, including proven public speaking ability for formal and extemporaneous presentations to a broad public.


    Personal Characteristics

    The successful candidate will be:

    A passionate and articulate advocate on behalf of the LGBTQ community, with the capacity to serve as a leader and visible spokesperson for LGBTQ issues on a local, state and national level;

    A supportive individual who is able to bring out the best in staff; able to provide a safe environment for all personnel to explore new ideas, programs and business practices; able to delegate responsibility and authority but also hold staff accountable, while understanding that ultimate accountability rests with the Executive Director;

    An ethical individual with outstanding leadership abilities and interpersonal skills; through transparency, must impart trust, integrity, respect, genuine understanding, diplomacy, and sensitivity; must motivate others in a similar vein;

    A politically savvy collaborator and consensus builder with good judgment, excellent listening skills, the ability to reconcile divergent points of view, resolve conflicts, and develop and maintain, on all fronts, a sense of team spirit and common purpose;

    Flexible and well-organized, with appropriate attention to detail and follow through;


    Compensation and Benefits

    Pride Center of Vermont offers a competitive salary and benefit package.


    Opportunity

    This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced professional to lead a growing and highly-respected organization. For nearly twenty years, Pride Center of Vermont has provided essential services and a safe meeting place for Vermont’s LGBTQ community. The successful candidate will play a significant role in enhancing Pride Center of Vermont’s work and increasing its impact. As part of a dynamic team, serving an organization with the highest standards of excellence, the Executive Director will enrich and improve the lives of LGBTQ Vermonters across the state.


    Contact

    To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter via e-mail or mail to PCVT Search Committee by Febuary 15, 2017. Send materials to DirectorSearch@pridecentervt.org with Executive Director Search in the subject line.

    Pride Center of Vermont
    255 South Champlain Street, Suite 12
    Burlington, VT 05401


    All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

    Pride Center of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff. People of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people, survivors of violence, people with disabilities, people living with HIV and individuals of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Internship Opportunities

 

The Pride Center of VT has internship opportunies available for students in Chittenden County:

  • The GLAM Interns will assist in the coordination of PCVT's fun, social HIV prevention program, GLAM. Two openings exist for this internship.
  • The Marketing and Outreach Intern will participate in various stages of print and online marketing and outreach projects.

All internships will be able to provide opportunities for skill development, gaining experience in their respective fields, and fulfilling internship or college credit requirements. Interns receive training, tailored assignments based on interests and skills, and supportive supervision from our staff. See below for details!

 

GLAM Intern:

Description

PCVT is looking for two interns to help plan events for gay, bi, and trans guys who like gay, bi, and trans guys for GLAM, PCVT's Mpowerment program. GLAM is a group of young gay, bi, queer and/or trans guys who are coming together, getting out, and enjoying the connections we make. Through building a stronger queer community in Chittenden County, we empower one another, support each other, and fight the HIV epidemic.

This fun and meaningful project is run by and for GBQT guys. Interns of all identities are encouraged to apply.

This intern should be prepared to work in a deadline oriented team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of event planning, marketing and community organizing.

Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly core group meetings every Wednesday at 6:30pm
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of weekly social events for GBQ folks on the masculine spectrum.
  • Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials via social media networks, through the organizations website and through direct contact with collaborating agencies and members of the LGBTQ community.
  • Help recruit core volunteers and program participants at LGBTQ events in the area.

Requirements

PCVT is looking for an undergraduate student in the Chittenden County area who is majoring in Art/Design, Gender Studies, Human Service / Non-Profit Mgmt, Journalism, Social Work, Community Development, Marketing Public Relations or any other related field.  This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially with web and social media. This internship would require a minimum of 4 hour per week.

If you are interested in this position please fill out our internship questionnaire

 

 

Marketing and Outreach Intern:

Description

PCVT is looking for a tech savvy intern with an eye for design to join our fabulous team. Our organization provides services that celebrate and support LGBTQ Vermonters, and seeks an intern who can participate in various stages of print and online marketing campaigns.

This intern should be prepared to work in a deadline oriented team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing and community organizing.

Experience in HTML or design is helpful but not necessary. We’re willing to train the right candidate.

Responsibilities 

  • Assist in the creation of e-mail & print campaigns, weekly e-newsletters and blog postings
  • Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials via social media networks, through the organizations website and through direct contact with collaborating agencies.
  • Perform analysis of communications and outreach data.

Requirements

PCVT is looking for an undergraduate student in the Chittenden County area who is majoring in Art/Design, Gender Studies, Human Service / Non-Profit Mgmt, Journalism, Social Work, Community Development, Marketing Public Relations or any other related field.  This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with web and social media. Experience with design programs, PowerPoint, Word and Excel experience is a bonus. This internship would require a minimum of 4 hours per week.

If you are interested in this position please fill out the internship questionnaire