Category Archives: Annoucement

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Allyship is Hiring!

Category : Annoucement

Job Title: Administrative Coordinator

Job Location: Seattle, Washington

Position Type: part-time, 11 hours a week + goal to increase hours

Contact: Debbie Carlsen


LGBTQ Allyship is a nonprofit located in the Central Area serving over 2700 constituents by advocating for LGBTQ economic equity, housing, reducing youth homelessness and access to democracy justice 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: LGBTQ Allyship builds power among LGBTQ communities and allies in Washington State to work towards economic, racial, and gender justice. We do this through community organizing, education, advocacy, and developing grassroots leadership in solidarity with other marginalized communities.

LGBTQ Allyship Administrative Coordinator

Job Description: The Administrative Coordinator will provide office support, fundraising duties, grant research and volunteer coordination support.

Administrative Work:

  • Enter names and contact info from postcards and sign-in sheets into Little Green Light and Constant Contact
  • Track and turn in reimbursement forms on a weekly basis to our fiscal sponsor
  • Research for grants
  • Order, track and purchase office supplies
  • Print needed flyers for program and fundraising outreach
  • Maintain and update an organized database
  • Generate donor and volunteer lists and become familiar with Little Green Light
  • Lead large fundraising mailings
  • Assist where needed around board and committee meetings
  • Thank donors on a weekly basis if needed (create and mail letters)
  • Organize and keep office clean
  • Track and update donor information for all fundraising events
  • Communicate and follow-up around fundraising events to Board
  • Assist in coordination event logistics
  • Coordinate and communicate with volunteers around 3 program areas Economic, Housing and Democracy Justice
  • Edit grants
  • Assist program staff in posting on social media
  • Other administrative duties

Job Qualifications:

  • Ability to track and report data in Allyship’s database.
  • Able to lead and accomplish tasks
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Familiarity with fundraising and development work
  • Self-starter
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with Google Drive and Google Docs


  • Has own laptop
  • Experience as an administrator
  • 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 $16/hour with 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 February 6th, 2017.

LGBTQ people of color, working class, gender non-conforming and transgender individuals encouraged to apply.

*This position starts at 11 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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15 Emerging Queer & Trans Housing Justice Leaders Join 2016 LGBTQ Social Justice Leadership Institute

Category : Annoucement , Blog

15 Emerging Queer & Trans Housing Justice Leaders Join 2016 LGBTQ Social Justice Leadership Institute

Grassroots LGBTQ nonprofit creates space for housing equity leadership development within Seattle LGBTQ community

What: LGBTQ Social Justice Leadership Institute at LGBTQ Allyship

When: May to October 2016

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Seattle, WA – LGBTQ Allyship launched its second LGBTQ Social Justice Leadership Institute on Saturday, May 21, 2016. After a competitive application process during April and early May, Allyship selected 15 participants representing historically oppressed LGBTQ communities whose leadership development is often neglected by mainstream LGBTQ organizations. During this six-month leadership development training, participants will learn about housing equity through a gender justice and racial justice lens and receive opportunities to gain hands-on experience in housing advocacy and community organizing.

Here are some perspectives from Leadership Institute participants:

“LGBTQ housing justice means that queer people have a spot and a voice at the table when laws and initiatives are being formed and implemented. It means looking at the intersections of sexuality, race, gender, class and ability when examining housing issues that affect the queer community.” – Krystal Correa

“Through the LGBTQ Social Justice Leadership Institute, I want to learn more about social justice issues and become a better community organizer. I want to support the local LGBTQ community while I am here, and I want to apply what I learn to LGBTQ social justice issues when I go back to Japan.” – Kento Hoshi

“Whether we want to admit it or not, the entire country is looking at how we as a city handle the growth that is occurring right before our eyes. We have the opportunity to create the mold or a blueprint that can change the course of city planning and development for future generations.” – Rocky/Roxie Lester

Allyship’s first Leadership Institute cohort in 2015 conducted an LGBTQ Safety Survey with 1100 respondents – 64 percent of respondents identified affordable housing as a solution to LGBTQ safety concerns. After this finding, Allyship held a series of intergenerational discussions on LGBTQ housing issues called “Conversations Across Generations”; organized LGBTQ delegations to testify at city council hearings on affordable housing legislation; and advocated for the passage of the Commercial Linkage Fee in Seattle and statewide affordable housing bills in Olympia. As Allyship engaged in this work, staff members observed the lack of leadership development resources for LGBTQ housing justice activists in Seattle and decided to focus Allyship’s 2016 LGBTQ Social Justice Leadership Institute on LGBTQ housing equity.

This year’s Leadership Institute participants are attending workshops one Saturday each month from May until October. They will grow their skills around storytelling, earned media, community-based research and more while learning about Seattle’s housing crisis and its roots in racism from seasoned housing activists and professionals. The Leadership Institute is made possible by funding from Communities of Opportunities and Pride Foundation.

Please click here to learn more about our Leadership Institute participants!



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LGBTQ Affordable Housing

Category : Annoucement , Blog , Programs

LGBTQ Allyship completed a LGBTQ Safety survey in August of 2015 of over 1100 participants. Sixty-four percent of participants identifiedCityHalladvocacy as fighting for affordable housing as a solution in increasing LGBTQ safety in Seattle. Seventy-four percent of survey participants represented bisexual, transgender and gender non-binary people in Seattle.

Allyship has been testifying in favor of multiple tools to support affordable housing, recognizing that not one policy will be the golden ticket to increasing affordable housing in Seattle. For the last month, LGBTQ Allyship advocates have been at hearings supporting the Commercial Linkage fee, residential inclusionary housing policies, rent control, the multi-family tax exemption and the HALA recommendations.

Get involved now! We are connecting with activists who are willing to share their safety or housing story with Allyship. To share your story please click here!

Together we will make Seattle a more affordable city to live in!

In solidarity,

Debbie Carlsen

Executive Director


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