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COLAGE seeks National Program Coordinator

Title: National Program Coordinator
Organization: COLAGE

Full time, exempt position.

Position Overview
The COLAGE Program Coordinator supports and oversees programs with and for diverse populations of children, youth, and adults who have one or more LGBTQ parents nationally. Primary responsibilities are planning and executing local and regional events often in partnership with other organizations, coordination of pen pal, scholarship and online community programs for constituents, and overall support of the Program Director and COLAGE national programs. The Coordinator is also responsible for related outreach, organizing, volunteer recruitment and management, program evaluation, administration, reporting, media relations and fundraising.

The range of tasks is varied and must be completed in a fast-paced, supportive and fun environment. This is a position for an energetic, motivated and highly organized candidate and is an outstanding opportunity to help grow a leading youth, LGBT, family organization working for social justice.


COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth and adults who have one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer parents. We build community and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education and advocacy. Based in San Francisco, COLAGE offers an integrated array of local, regional and national programs. To learn more, visit

Responsibilities Include

Ø Coordinate COLAGE’s programming during one-day and weekend events across the country including recruitment, training and support of volunteers, program planning, outreach, curricula development, and collaborative efforts with host and co-sponsoring organizations;

Ø Coordination of national pen pal program and maintenance of online communities for children, youth and adults with LGBTQ parents;

Ø Coordinate the outreach and administration of the COLAGE undergraduate scholarship program;

Ø Provide support to all of COLAGE’s national programs, conferences, community forums and outreach functions in coordination with the Program Director through training of trainers, volunteer development, relationship building, information and referral, new program development, research and evaluation;

Ø Help grow COLAGE’s membership, particularly in communities of color and among other historically oppressed groups and underrepresented constituents;

Ø Engage COLAGErs of color and COLAGErs in communities of color to develop programs and ensure COLAGE’s work and plans are informed by, reflective of, and responsive to their needs and aspirations;

Ø Maintain and build close collaborations with local and regional LGBT family groups, vendors and other organizations in mutual community building, education, and advocacy efforts;

Ø Develop and conduct educational presentations for diverse audiences within the LGBT community as well as for professional development workshops;

Ø Strategically track and manage program data, fulfill evaluation activities and provide reports for staff, board, and funding sources;

Ø Assist with development and production of on-line programs and educational materials/publications;

Ø Provide general administrative and office support.

Skills & Qualifications

q Experience facilitating groups and leading trainings;

q Confidence working with and presenting to youth as well as adults;

q Significant knowledge and/or experience with youth who have LGBTQ parents and/or other populations of youth -- 2-3 years previous experience in areas of grassroots organizing, program development, and/or youth leadership preferred;

q Outstanding interpersonal skills, ability to cultivate relationships with a variety of people; must have demonstrated cultural competence in working with diverse populations, including communities of color, immigrants, boys/men, girls/women, and transgender persons, lesbians, gays, and bisexuals, persons of varying ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, health status and abilities, as well as commitment to diversifying organizations and building anti-racist and multicultural alliances;

q Excellent oral, writing, research, listening, and organizational skills, including demonstrated ability to plan events, juggle numerous details and multiple tasks;

q Experience in developing and presenting workshops, educational seminars or other public speaking;

q Experience with recruitment and support of volunteers and leading a team;

q Excellent computer literacy in word processing, data entry & manipulation, mail merges and desktop publishing;

q Dependable, self-motivated with ability to work independently and as part of a team; maintains punctual project management and meets deadlines;

q Willing and able to travel;

q Willing to work a schedule that includes weekend and week-long events;

q Bi-lingual (Espanol/Ingles) a plus (please note in cover letter or resume);

q Internet savvy.

Compensation: Annual Salary $35,000+ (commensurate with experience), plus excellent benefits (including three weeks paid vacation and full range of health care insurance)

To Apply


Include a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references (contact info only) to:

Program Coordinator Hiring Committee


1550 Bryant Street, Suite 830

San Francisco, CA 94103

Interviews will begin in early February, 2008. This position will remain open until filled.

COLAGE is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer who strives to reflect our diverse constituents. People of color and people with LGBT parents are strongly encouraged to apply.

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