Please prepare a resume and cover letter outlining your interest, readiness, and qualifications for the position. Position open until filled, for priority consideration please apply before March 12, 2023. Unfortunately, incomplete applications will not be considered.
Job Description Overview
The IOYS Outreach Coordinator assists in all administrative duties related to the outreach department, including scheduling and contracting trainings, scheduling, and staffing tabling events, and conducting regular outreach to community partners. The Outreach Coordinator works closely with other members of the outreach team, including the Communications and Advocacy Director, School Advocate, and Digital and Community Educator. This position may sometimes be responsible for delivering trainings.
- Reports to: Communications and Advocacy Director
- Employment Type: Full-Time Exempt
- Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (some weekends and evenings may be required)
- Salary: $50,000-51,000 annually
- IOYS offers employees a competitive benefits package.
- Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Additional Duties as assigned.
Trainings and Presentations
- Schedule and implement IOYS-branded trainings for interested community members and organizations.
- Initiate the contracting process for training and ensure all terms are accurate and contracts executed, to include invoicing and ensuring payment.
- Track and record presentation attendance and impact through pre-approved post-training surveys.
- Serve as the follow up point of contact for any post-training requests and to share materials and resources.
- Collect email addresses from trainings and upload them into email system.
- Maintain calendar of trainings for Outreach Department and all IOYS staff.
- Attend trainings to support with setup, greeting, and followup.
- Work with Volunteer Manager on training for volunteers who are interested in tabling for IOYS.
- Respond to tabling requests and organize staff and volunteer coverage of events.
- Support tabling needs for various projects and events, including the Gay-la, IOYS youth events, Lobby Day, and Pride.
- Maintain stock of flyers, brochures, swag, and other tabling supplies.
- Center intersectionality, anti-racism, and LGBTQIA2+ empowerment intentionally in all communication with the community.
- Collect and report qualitative and quantitative data on attendees and participants in all community events at which Inside Out has a presence, to include emails from actions and events.
- Fill out all necessary vendor applications for community festivals and events in which Inside Out wishes to take part.
- Position self as point of contact for community events and trainings.
- Maintain calendar of community events for Outreach Department and all IOYS staff.
- Maintain list of community partners to activate before planned advocacy actions.
- Assist in the creation and distribution of advocacy-related materials, including but not limited to flyers, buttons, stickers and more.
- Assist Digital and Community Educator in interfacing with community partners to ensure IOYS events, trainings, and presentations are on newsletters and Facebook pages throughout the region.
- Assist in collection of qualitative and quantitative data related to grant reports.
- Attend monthly Policy Advocacy Committee meetings.
- Support Outreach team on policy initiatives
Required Education and Experience
- Associate degree in communications or commensurate experience required. Additional paid work experience in lieu of degree acceptable.
- 2 years’ full-time paid work experience working in communications or advocacy in a community-based non-profit
- Competency around LGBTQIA2+ issues, health equity, and rights.
- Competency in the language of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and intersectionality.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of LGBTQIA2+ youth/young adult issues.
- Passionate learner who is motivated to take on new challenges.
- Ability to facilitate presentation and conversation, ability to build collaborative relationships.
- Strong research and analytical skills.
- Prior experience in working with historically underrepresented and marginalized communities.
- Proficient knowledge of the Microsoft suite, as well as a capacity to quickly learn new software.
- Ability to handle and maintain confidential data.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail, and interpersonal skills.
- Creative and adept at planning, prioritizing, organizing and following through; able to balance multiple competing priorities.
- Ability to work as a member of a team, but also be a self-starter; able to work under pressure and complete multiple tasks simultaneously to achieve goals.
- Demonstrates flexibility to actively support change in order to meet strategic goals and objectives.
- High sense of responsibility and commitment to the mission and policies/procedures of IOYS.
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with personal motor vehicle insurance.
- Spanish: verbal and written proficiency is preferred.
- Computer skills: Microsoft Office, WordPress, Canva.
- Experience with the Pikes Peak Region; familiarity with partner organizations and established relationships within the nonprofit and human/social services community.
Typical Work Environment
Office setting with occasional work outside the community center, both at external venues and outdoors with some work at a computer station and some work that requires movement around the community center. Position requires the ability to occasionally stand for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds. Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting rooms, e.g. use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls and observance of safety.
Inside Out Youth Services (IOYS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, established in 1990 to build access, equity, and power with LGBTQIA2+ youth of the Pikes Peak region. We are the primary LGBTQIA2+ nonprofit community serving LGBTQIA2+ youth (ages 13-24) in El Paso County. We provide a safe space for gender and sexuality diverse youth and young adults to grow their identities, learn leadership skills and develop the tools needed to both thrive personally and to act as agents of change in their communities. We also provide outreach education throughout the region to create a supportive climate for LGBTQIA2+ youth. IOYS accomplishes these goals through our weekly programming, targeted leadership development opportunities, community partnerships, and through educational outreach to local school systems, healthcare agencies, and other groups providing education and care to LGBTQ+ youth and young adults.
Our Team and What We Value
At IOYS, all staff members are expected to exemplify established team values that include but are not limited to collegiality, respect, accountability, collaboration, and adaptability. In doing so, we model the behaviors and attitudes we ask of our young people, essential to creating a welcoming, radically inclusive, safe and brave space where all people can learn and grow. We are representatives of Inside Out in all we do and say—wherever we are—and it is therefore of utmost importance that all team members exhibit maturity and good judgement through their words and actions. A community center environment is fast paced where priorities and needs rapidly shift and evolve based on the needs of the agency and the young people we serve. Therefore, all staff are expected to own their mindset, adapt to change swiftly, and contribute to a positive and powerful team environment.