Allyship is Hiring!

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Allyship is Hiring!

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Job Title: Community Facilitator

Job Location: Seattle, Washington

Position Type: part-time, 20 hours a week + goal to increase hours to full-time

Contact: Debbie Carlsen


LGBTQ Allyship is a nonprofit located in the Central Area serving over 2600 constituents by advocating for LGBTQ economic equity, housing, reducing youth homelessness and access to affordable health care in Seattle and south King County. We build community power through leadership development, advocacy and community organizing. Allyship leads the LGBTQ Social Justice Leadership Institute to build LGBTQ grassroots leaders in south Seattle and South King County.

Our mission: We are LGBTQ and Allies who believe that all oppressions are interconnected and in the possibility of a world free of oppression. We seek to work in solidarity with marginalized communities to understand the interconnectedness of oppression and to support the systematic liberation of all people.

Job Description: The Community Facilitator will facilitate trainings on Seattle’s four labor ordinances to low-wage LGBTQ workers. The Facilitator will manage the logistical and outreach efforts concerning Know Your Rights workshops. The Facilitator will be familiar with outreach methods utilizing social media, community events, networking and word-of-mouth techniques to mobilize community members. The Facilitator will also coordinate volunteer transgender and gender non-binary advocates to assist transgender and gender non-binary workers through the employer complaint process. She/he/they will coordinate volunteer presenters to conduct the Know Your Rights workshops, help guide a Know Your Rights video project, and conduct Know Your Rights presentations at events and for community partners. The Community Facilitator will help coordinate advocacy meetings with volunteers and Allyship staff around LGBTQ economic justice policies at the city, county and statewide level.

The Community Facilitator will coordinate logistics for Allyship’s LGBTQ Social Justice Leadership Institute on housing equity – including speaker, food, venue, outreach, materials and agenda coordination. The Facilitator will help prepare, research and advocate at the city, county and statewide level around housing policies ie. Housing Levy and HALA recommendations. This will include GOTV and voter registration for the Primary and general elections. She/he/they will build community storytellers around LGBTQ housing equity. Lastly, the Community Facilitator will lead the logistics and outreach for Allyship’s Fall LGBTQ Intergenerational Conference on housing equity.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Execute a community outreach plan through focus groups, social media, website, email, tabling at community events, utilizing community connectors, word-of-mouth, other LGBTQ organizations, and presentations.
  • Coordinate recorded data to be submitted to the Fair Works Center.
  • Attend quarterly Fair Works Center collaborative meetings.
  • Coordinate with video editor.
  • Coordinate and recruit volunteer presenters and transgender/gender non-binary advocates.
  • Identify community members to share their story in Allyship’s Storysharing Project and recruit participants for Allyship’s 2017 LGBTQ Social Justice Leadership Institute.
  • Become an expert in Seattle’s Labor Ordinances.
  • Represent Allyship in community, with leaders, agencies and organizations.
  • Perform various administrative duties.
  • Edit and sometimes write communications.
  • Research housing policies at city level
  • Attend and coordinate with partners around the Housing Community Focus group
  • Coordinate and conduct Advocacy around Housing at City Level
  • Organize logistics of Leadership Institute
  • Attend trainings
  • Register voters and lead GOTV activities
  • Recruit organizing committee for Intergenerational Conference
  • Coordinate logistics of speakers, presenters, artists for conference
  • Coordinate outreach for conference
  • Attend coalition meetings around housing and economic justice
  • Reports to Executive Director.
  • Other organizing duties may be needed.

Job Qualifications:

  • Experience in event planning.
  • Community outreach experience.
  • Ability to track and report data to Fair Works Center.
  • Experience with leading a project and achieving deliverables.
  • Able to lead and accomplish tasks with little supervision.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent facilitating skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Self-starter
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience coordinating with government agencies, community organizations and staff.
  • Responsible, accountable and able to demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Experience with WordPress and social media – including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr Youtube, Pinterest and email.


  • Has own laptop
  • Experience as a Community Organizer
  • Familiarity with queer, trans*, gender non-binary, low-income, people of color, homeless youth and immigrant communities, cultures and organizations.
  • Believes in gender, racial and economic justice.
  • Willingness to work from home.
  • Has own car or able to travel easily
  • Able to start immediately
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends.

Salary: Starts at $18/hour with raise after 6 months, health stipend, retirement benefits, generous paid vacation and Personal Time Off benefits.

Please send resume and cover letter to Debbie Carlsen, Executive Director, at, by July 20th, 2016.

*This position starts at 20 hours a week and we plan for this position to grow. Therefore, Allyship is looking for candidates who have the flexibility to increase their hours.


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